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Star Trek: Starfleet Command (Windows)

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Description

Star Fleet Command is the tactical, ship-to-ship combat simulator set in the world of Star Trek. It is based on the 20+ year old bookshelf game "Star Fleet Battles," and it follows its rules almost to the letter.

The player can choose to play a career that will span 30 years as the captain of a Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Gorn, Hydran, or Lyran ship. They begin with a small frigate class ship, and as they complete missions they gain prestige that is then spent on acquiring larger ships, and better crew.

The campaigns are randomly generated by the "Dynaverse" generator, with certain key missions that will come up as the player go through their 30 year career. Missions range from escorting and patrols, to space monster investigation and starbase assault.

There are over 300 different ships and ship mods to choose from and a wide array of weaponry. Phasers, Photons, Disruptors, Missiles(Drones), Expanding Sphere Generators, Plasmas, Hellbores, Fusion Beams, Mines, Marines, and Fighters. Effective management of the ships energy resources on the fly is critical, especially with all the weapons, shields, ECM, ECCM, tractor beams, shield reinforcements, and other options available for the player to use.

The game is played on a 2D plane, like the original boardgame's "hexmap."

The developers also released the .dll files to the public, so anyone adept at C++ programming can use these files to construct ships, missions, even entire campaigns. These can be downloaded at their website.

Screenshots

Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows After selecting a race from the main screen the player is presented with this screen which defines the kind of game to be played. It's the same screen with different styling for each race
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows Skirmish selection
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows Action keys can be redefined. Not all keys are applicable to all races, not everyone has a cloaking device for example. This just shows the Helm keys. There are eight other tabs to view
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows Sulu's war

Alternate Titles

  • "星际迷航:星舰指挥官" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "SFC" -- Common Abbreviation

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User Reviews

"Where's that damn torpedo?" Terrence Bosky (5234) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Great mission editor but poor campaign mode. William Shawn McDonie (1092) unrated
The First good Star Trek game i've played Krystman (8) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

GamesFirst! Oct 08, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Revolution Oct 25, 1999 A- 91
Electric Games 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Aug 11, 1999 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Watcher Oct 15, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1999 81 out of 100 81
GameSpot Aug 27, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
WomenGamers.com Sep 21, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
GameStar (Germany) Aug, 1999 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Mar 02, 2000 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

While Starfleet Command (there's no space between Star and Fleet) claims to be THE "Star Fleet Battles" computer game, there was actually an unofficial adaptation made almost 20 years ago, on the Apple II! That game is called The Warp Factor. That game was ported to the PC in 1982, a year after its initial release.

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Bastion (15) added Star Trek: Starfleet Command (Windows) on Jul 13, 2000