Ronald Held wrote:
I am looking to play one that does not involve combat, I have STO for that. I would prefer just exploring systems, meeting aliens, etc. Anything like that available for current Windows systems. Of course the more trek like the better.
It's not quite what you're looking for, but Kerbal Space Program is a purely peaceful space exploration game. It doesn't have FTL or multiple star systems yet, although the devs have indicated a desire to include those features eventually. Right now it's about exploring a single solar system using mostly realistic physics, and the next update is due to include mining and basic colonisation features.