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Star Wars: Starfighter

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Star Wars: Starfighter
Star Wars: Starfighter cover
Developers
LucasArts
Windows Secret Level
Publishers
LucasArts
Disney Interactive Studios
Engines
Europa
Release dates
Windows January 20, 2002
Reception
Metacritic 71
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Space flight
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Wars
Star Wars: Starfighter on HowLongToBeat
Star Wars: Starfighter on IGDB
Star Wars: Starfighter guide on StrategyWiki
Star Wars: Starfighter on MobyGames
Star Wars: Starfighter on Wikipedia
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Key points

Does not include the Xbox version's multiplayer.
Based on the PlayStation 2 version rather than the Special Edition Xbox version

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Updated with compatibility for modern systems.
Windows
Origin (unavailable)
Origin
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Instructions[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\Streams\Video.
  2. Rename, move or delete these files: slintro.bik, lecintro.bik.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SOFTWARE\lucasarts entertainment company llc\star wars starfighter\1.0\*[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32350/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Game\Save Games[Note 3]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/32350/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video

Launcher video settings.
Launcher video settings.

Input

Launcher keyboard settings.
Launcher keyboard settings.
Launcher mouse settings.
Launcher mouse settings.
Launcher general joystick settings.
Launcher general joystick settings.
Launcher joystick button/axis map settings.
Launcher joystick button/axis map settings.

Mouse Y-axis inversion

Edit AutoExec.con[2]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\
  2. Edit AutoExec.con.
  3. Add the following lines:
RunScript User.con, NoExistOK
FlipMouseYAxis true, 1

Audio

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
[citation needed]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Not in GOG.com version.
German
Not in GOG.com version.
Italian
Spanish

Issues fixed

High FPS causes visual glitches

Running the game above 30 FPS will lead to issues such as rapid option selection in menus and excessive screen shake when taking damage or using boost/brake.
Cap FPS[3]
  1. Use a software that can cap FPS and limit to 30 FPS. See Frame rate capping.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
Shader Model support 1.4
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio Miles Sound System
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 350 MHz
AMD K6-2 350 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB (95/98)
128 MB (ME, 2000, XP)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 620 MB
Video card (GPU) 16 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible

Notes

  1. Applications writing to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE will be redirected to other locations based on various criterias, see the glossary page for 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>/32350/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (32350) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  3. 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

  1. Verified by User:Nessy on 2021-02-20
  2. Mouse Inversion - Page 2 - Steam Users' Forums - last accessed on May 2023
  3. Screen shaking when hit - last accessed on May 2023