Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation

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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation cover
Developers
MicroProse
Publishers
MicroProse
Release dates
Windows May 25, 1999
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Turn-based
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres 4X, TBS
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation on IGDB
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation on MobyGames
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation on Wikipedia
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Star Trek: Klingon 1996
Star Trek: Borg 1996
Star Trek: Generations 1997
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy 1997
Star Trek Pinball 1998
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Star Trek: Armada (series)
Star Trek: ConQuest Online 2000
Star Trek: Klingon Academy 2000
Star Trek: New Worlds 2000
Star Trek: Elite Force (series)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen 2000
Star Trek: Away Team 2001
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Dominion Wars 2001
Star Trek: Bridge Commander 2002
Star Trek: Legacy 2006
Star Trek DAC 2009
Star Trek Online 2010
Star Trek (2013) 2013
Star Trek Timelines 2016
Star Trek: Bridge Crew 2017
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Star Trek Fleet Command 2021

Warnings

Key points

Using DxWnd has been known to improve performance on newer operating systems.
Armada Fleet Command - fansite for Star Trek Armada and Birth of the Federation games

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc v1 DRM[Note 1]
Windows
SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
This game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Official patches[edit]

  • Patch 1.02 is the latest official version.
  • A hotfix for v1.00 and v1.02 exists to fix crashes in tactical combat mode, but it is incompatible with the unofficial Joker patch.

Unofficial patches[edit]

  • The Joker patch is the most commonly used unofficial patch, aimed at fixing bugs and compatibility with the Windows NT family of operating systems.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video[edit]

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
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
5
Online play

Connection types

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

No middleware information; you can edit this page to add it.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98
Processor (CPU) Pentium 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 160 MB
Video card (GPU) 16-bit color
2 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[1] or Windows 11 and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[2]

References