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Galaxy Ranger Information
Current released version: 1.0 (April 2001)
Current release expires: never
Feedback to: Howard Tomlinson (
Game Info:
Recent update headlines: First Major Release

Copyright (c) 2001 Astraware Ltd.
All rights reserved.

Introduction - Be a Galaxy Ranger, Save the Universe!

Play the role of Dirk Nebula, the heroic Galaxy Ranger, always on the look-out to smite evil and right wrongs! This game recreates the feel of those great black and white Saturday morning sci-fi shows!

Your mission:

1) Blast off into outer space,
2) Save the girl,
3) Save the human race,
4) Look heroic!

Astraware Galaxy Ranger Features:

How to install

Choose whether you want to install the greyscale game or the color game, and install either Galaxy-colour.prc or Galaxy-greyscale.prc by double-clicking that file.

Use the HotSync button as usual to install the game onto your handheld.

Now run Galaxy and tap the screen to play the game!

If you've got any queries about Galaxy Ranger or the registration process, first check out our frequently asked questions page on our website (you must be connected to the internet to access this). If this doesn't help, get in touch with us at If you've got any questions (or suggestions, we love those) about the game itself, please get in touch with us at the email address at the top of this page.

Playing Galaxy Ranger

Install and run the game on your Palm.
Tap the screen to start a game!

Galaxy Ranger is in three scenes, each starting with a scene-setting introduction. Click on Next to work through the pages in the introduction, or Skip straight into the action. If you're bored of the cut-scenes, you can turn them off in the Game Settings page (you can get to this by opening the Options menu).

Once you're in the action, just tap an alien to give it a blast from Dirk's raygun, or hold the style down to give the alien a stronger dose of justice! All the aliens take a different amount of energy to destroy, and you'll need to watch your energy meter at the bottom right of your display, because once this is out Dirk is defenseless until it starts to recharge! When you shoot an alien, it will be stunned for a moment, but some of the aliens also don't take kindly to your laserfire, and if you don't get rid of them in one go they'll shoot you right back...

Though he's a hero, Dirk Nebula can only take a certain amount of damage or he'll fail to save the world! Keep your eye on his health meter, and make sure you get those aliens before they get you so that you don't get hit too often. As a hint, watch how often each type of alien shoots you, and how much damage it does so that you can target the most dangerous foes first!

The shareware version of the game contains only the first scene. Register to continue and save the earth!


You can play 10 games of Galaxy Ranger level 1 for free, as you decide whether you like it or not. After these games are up, the program will display a short message asking you to register. 

When you register for Galaxy Ranger, you'll get a key which will unlock the full 3-level game and remain valid for future 1.x upgrades. Go to the Galaxy Ranger web page at for more details.

You'll need to know your HotSync ID which you can find by running Galaxy Ranger, and going into the menu, and selecting the 'register' option. Your HotSync ID will be filled in for you below. Also see our support pages for more information

When you register, we will generate a key based on your ID, which will normally be sent out by email within 48 hours of you registering. When you receive your key, go to the same register option, and enter the key into the space provided.

Astraware Products

You can find out about Astraware and the product range we have for the Palm-powered platform by visiting our website at
Here are our top products at time of writing:

Also available
Palm Games Pack 2001 - Zap!2000, Zap!2016 and Biplane Ace as well as Bzzz! and Fire! for your Palm at more than 20% off the price if you bought them separately.
It's A Blast! Shooting Games Pack - Galaxy Ranger, Bang! Bang! and Police Range at a great low price.

Release Revision History

Release 1.0 : April 2001

  • First Public Release
  • Beta Timeout removed

If you've got suggestions about how to improve Astraware Galaxy Ranger - or with reports of any problems you've had, then please contact us!

Game enquiries/feedback:
Registration problems:
General Astraware enquiries:


Design and Programming : Howard Tomlinson, Larry Dyde, David Oakley

Graphics : Stephen Thorley

Thanks also to the many beta testers for their helpful suggestions throughout March and April.


Astraware Ltd takes no responsibility for any adverse effect that this software could cause to your machine or the data on it: backup important data before using Galaxy Ranger. Galaxy Ranger is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. Galaxy Ranger is licensed, not sold.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble this software.

Astraware’s and its suppliers’ entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be, at Astraware’s option, either (a) return of the price paid, if any, or (b) replacement of the product that does not meet the warranty and which is returned to Astraware with a copy of your receipt. This warranty is void if failure of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement software product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer. These remedies are not available without proof of purchase from an authorized source.

Written permission must be obtained before distribution of this game, either in demo form or full form, through any online or offline methods. 

Astraware and the planet logo are trademarks of Astraware Limited. All rights reserved.