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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 Death to the feds
Star Trek: Starfleet Command Windows Romulans
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 Their goes another one

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 (5235) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Great mission editor but poor campaign mode. William Shawn McDonie (1152) 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

Gamer's Pulse Sep 07, 1999 9.3 out of 10 93
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Sep 27, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Strategy Informer Oct 15, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1999 81 out of 100 81
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1999 78 out of 100 78
WomenGamers.com Sep 21, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Over Online Aug 28, 1999 73 out of 100 73
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Sep 22, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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

The game mentions Kzintis, which is one of the races in the boardgame (Star Fleet Battles), but apparently Paramount have not received permission from Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle to use the Kzintis in any place OTHER than that old Animated Star Trek episode. Therefore, the Kzintis were dropped from the original game.

The Kzintis DID make their appearance in Star Fleet Command Volume II: Empires at War as the Mirak Star League. The description is identical, as are the ships. The only thing changed is the name.

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