No pausing allowed. The player must achieve a victory.
The time entered will be manually timed to a resolution of whole seconds only. This will be timed from the moment the Aquila vehicle appears on screen (immediately after the FMV sequence on first play or immediately after the Loading screen on restarts) to the moment the Victory screen appears. Any Aquila and/or commander combination may be used made available by the mission selection.
Players may use a saved profile. Note that the name of the saved profile must not included any known cheat. Attempts achieved through the use of a profile including a cheat will be disqualified. Known cheats include "B4K42", "!EVAH!" and "105770Y2" (each not including the quotes)