Star Trek: Starfleet Academy

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Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy cover
Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
Windows September 12, 1997
Mac OS (Classic) October 31, 1997
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy on MobyGames
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy on Wikipedia
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General information

Memory Alpha - A massive wiki for Star Trek game hub Community Discussions Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Available on 5 CDs as well as a later DVD-ROM release in 1998.
The Mac OS release did not have the latter option.
Mac OS
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Essential improvements[edit]


Latest patches are available here

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\options.cfg[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/364810/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\savegame\*.sav[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/364810/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
640x480 only.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Control settings.
Control settings.
Keybinding settings.
Keybinding settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Speech (On/Off toggle), Music, and General SFX.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0.[1] Requires the correct patch


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Unable to encode MPEG-2 video on DVD version[edit]

This problem is due to the game being coded specifically for MPEG-2 decoder cards of the era, which are no longer necessary for most post-1999 hardware.
Only works with the Direct3D renderer.
Install DXMCI
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Extract the zip and put dxmci.dll in the folder.

Controller not recognized/working as intended in-game[edit]

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy can have issues recognizing gamepads and similar peripherals on modern operating systems.

Set a preferred device[2]
  1. Navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Navigate to Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers.
  3. Find your controller in the list and right-click the device, then select "Game Controller Settings."
  4. Under Advanced, set the device to be your "Preferred device" for older games.

Other information[edit]


Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 150 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 185 MB
Video card (GPU) VESA compliant SVGA card
1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 3.0a compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without Administrator elevation, activity in %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%, and %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore\ (more details).
  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>/364810/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (364810) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.