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SECTION 6 - CLEARANCE EVALUATION

SECTION BRIEF - This section describes the importance of clearance evaluations and the method of accessing an evaluation.

6.1 CEM FUNCTION AND LAYOUT

The Clearance Evaluation Module (CEM) is used t o evaluate the performance of your cybertank in a simulated battle against one of OSIís cybertanks. If your design is successful in the battle, you are promoted to the next Clearance level (see Diagram 6.1). Promotions result in a larger budget which can be used to select better components for your next cybertank design. The CEM is very similar to the Combat Simulation Module (CSM) in layout and function.

Diagram 6.1 - Promotion Approval

To access the CEM, select CLEARANCE EVALUATION from the EMPLOYEE menu. The File Retrieval Panel (FRP) is displayed. Highlight the cybertank you wish to use in the evaluation and select the LOAD button. You are then transferred to the CEM. lifter the OSI/CACD loads your cybertank, OSIís cybertank, and the battlefield chosen by OSI, the evaluation will begin.

6.2 GENERAL COMMANDS

Your cybertank is automatically centered in the Battlefield Display Area. To view OSlís cybertank, use the Cybertank Selection Keys to center the OSI cybertank. The name of the currently displayed cybertank is shown below the display area. Action cannot be paused in the CEM.

6.3 THE INSTRUMENT PANELS

The instrument panel is exactly identical to that of the Combat Simulation Module (CSM), described in Section 4.3.

6.4 OTHER OPTIONS

The following options are available from the Evaluation menu in the CEM:
  • SATELLITE VIEW provides an overhead view of the battlefield as seen from the OSICOM I satellite. The entire battlefield is shown with the cybertanks appearing as flashing blips. When viewing the Satellite transmission, you can observe all the cybertanksí actions. To exit this view, press any key or click the mouse or joystick button.
     
  • DISPLAY GRAPHICS is used to toggle the Battlefield Display Area on and off. When the display area is off, the speed of the evaluation is increased and battle time is decreased.
     
  • SOUND ON toggles your terminalís speaker on and off. When the speaker is off, the speed of the evaluation is increased.
     
  • SAVE EVALUATION lets you save an evaluation in-progress. A saved evaluation can be continued at another time.
     
  • EXIT EVALUATION exits the CEM and then transfers you to the ECM.

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