Always make backup copies before editing game files.
Don't attempt it if you don't understand.
Follow the steps below..
1. Open a 00000#.CPG file within a text editor, where # is the
campaign number you wish to edit. (The files are within the 'AOS'
2. Open the MAIN.OOB file within a text editor.
3. Select a ship from the list in the MAIN.OOB file, placing it in
the first column of the 00000#.CPG file.
The second to last column in the 00000#.CPG file contains the
hard-coded crew rating, from 0 (worst) to 4 (best). This column may be
4. Close MAIN.OOB file.
5. Save the 00000#.CPG file and close text editor.
6. Run game.
Submitted by: Nightlore