Star Control

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Star Control
Star Control cover
Toys for Bob
Mêlée engine
Release dates
DOS July 1990
Windows (DOSBox) April 19, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) (DOSBox) November 29, 2012[2]
Star Control on MobyGames
Star Control on Wikipedia
Star Control
Star Control 1990
Star Control II 1992
Star Control 3 1996
The Ur-Quan Masters 2002
Star Control: Origins 2018

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
Also includes Star Control II. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
macOS (OS X)
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Also includes Star Control II.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358920/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
macOS (OS X) <path-to-game> (mounted in DOSBox)[Note 1]
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358920/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
This game supports the Roland MT-32 for music.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

Command line arguments[edit]

Several commands are available. Use only one of each type.[4]
Command Description
/S:mt32 Roland MT-32 or LAPC sound and music
/S:adlib Adlib sound and music
/S:cms CMS sound and music
/S:tandy Tandy 3-voice sound and music
/S:internal Internal speaker sound and music
/S:silent No sound and music
/G:mcga 256 color VGA or MCGA Graphics
/G:ega 16 color Enhanced Graphics
/G:tandy 16 color Tandy Graphics
/G:cga 4 color Color Graphics
/G:bios Loads default color palette from BIOS
/spartan A "no frills" mode to allow faster play on slower machines


Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 File/folder structure within the installation folder reflects the path(s) listed for DOS and/or PC booter game data.
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/358920/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358920) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.