Star Trek: Starfleet Command III

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Star Trek: Starfleet Command III
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III cover
Developers
Taldren
Publishers
Activision
Release dates
Windows November 7, 2002
Reception
Metacritic 78
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person, Top-down view
Controls Direct control
Genres Vehicle combat
Vehicles Space flight
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Trek: Starfleet Command
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III on IGDB
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III on MobyGames
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III on Wikipedia
Star Trek: Starfleet Command
Subseries of Star Trek
Star Trek: Starfleet Command 1999
Star Trek: Starfleet Command II - Empires at War 2000
Star Trek: Starfleet Command - Orion Pirates 2001
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III 2002

Warnings

Key points

Limited customization and options.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Uses GOG's custom DirectX wrapper. Includes the Nemesis mission.
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Official patches[edit]

Unofficial patches[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete logo and intro files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Assets\Cinema\
  2. Delete or rename the following files: Activision.bik, Intro.bik, Paramount.bik, Taldren.bik.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\sfc.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Saves[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video[edit]

General settings menu
General settings menu

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Unofficial patches for workaround.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
In the GOG.com version, the dxcfg.exe application can achieve this.
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)
In the GOG.com version, the dxcfg.exe application can achieve this.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, music, speech.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
Retail only; download for GOG.com version.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
Used the GameSpy server.

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Incorrect mouse input when moving ship (GOG.com release)[edit]

  1. Open the DirectX configuration app at <path-to-game>\dxcfg.exe
  2. Set the Display mode option to "Set by application".
  3. Press Save and close the configuration app.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8, 9 Native Direct3D 9 support requires a separate official patch.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 450 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 950 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References