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Old June 29 2011, 04:10 AM   #1
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Did anyone ever play Starfleet Academy on the P.C?

I had this game when I was a Kid, it was pretty cool I thought, you played as the captain of a crew of cadets doing Holodeck missions, it was also kind of a "choose your own story" game where FMV videos played and your decisions affected the story. The best part was the appearances from Shatner and company it was great to see them again and they actually put some effort into their performances.

The game came on 6 discs and included a novelisation of the game which was a fun read.

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Old June 29 2011, 07:49 AM   #2
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I had this game when I was a Kid, it was pretty cool I thought, you played as the captain of a crew of cadets doing Holodeck missions, it was also kind of a "choose your own story" game where FMV videos played and your decisions affected the story. The best part was the appearances from Shatner and company it was great to see them again and they actually put some effort into their performances.

The game came on 6 discs and included a novelisation of the game which was a fun read.
In fact, it's 5 discs, plus 1 expansion "Chekov's Lost Missions" which must be purchased separately.

The movie clips and music are really nice, but poor control makes it difficult to play on PC.
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Old June 29 2011, 09:57 AM   #3
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I had this game when I was a Kid, it was pretty cool I thought, you played as the captain of a crew of cadets doing Holodeck missions, it was also kind of a "choose your own story" game where FMV videos played and your decisions affected the story. The best part was the appearances from Shatner and company it was great to see them again and they actually put some effort into their performances.

The game came on 6 discs and included a novelisation of the game which was a fun read.
In fact, it's 5 discs, plus 1 expansion "Chekov's Lost Missions" which must be purchased separately.

The movie clips and music are really nice, but poor control makes it difficult to play on PC.
I remember seeing Chekovs Lost Missions on vacation and pleading with my parents to get it for me (i was like 9 or 10 at the time) but they wouldnt, i never saw it again, might ebay it just to see what it was all about
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Old June 29 2011, 08:40 PM   #4
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Re: Did anyone ever play Starfleet Academy on the P.C?

Yep, owned it, and played it quite a bit (along with "Chekov's Lost Missions" when that add-on was released.)
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Old June 29 2011, 11:30 PM   #5
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Re: Did anyone ever play Starfleet Academy on the P.C?

At one point I had Klingon Academy (which I believe was the last game in that series) and it had something ridiculous like 6-8 disks.
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Old June 30 2011, 05:00 AM   #6
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At one point I had Klingon Academy (which I believe was the last game in that series) and it had something ridiculous like 6-8 disks.
Klingon academy has 6 discs, the first is used for install game and others for the video clips.

I never played any game that has more than 6 discs, though.
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Old July 1 2011, 10:32 AM   #7
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Re: Did anyone ever play Starfleet Academy on the P.C?

Still have them both......I even have the USA DVD version of SF academy.....and the original sound track cd.

Oh and you can take your six original Klingon Academy discs and put them onto one DVD.

http://www.klingonacademy.com/view.php?pg=kadvd
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Old July 1 2011, 01:47 PM   #8
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Re: Did anyone ever play Starfleet Academy on the P.C?

Was there a version of this game on console? I vaguely recall playing a Starfleet Academy game on a Super Nintendo many years ago.
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Old July 1 2011, 02:33 PM   #9
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Yeah there was a Snes version and sega 32x version, with no movie cut scenes or the graphical detail of the PC, although they were still very playable.
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Old July 1 2011, 03:41 PM   #10
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I really enjoyed Starfleet Academy. The FMV sequences were well produced; everyone should see them just because of the production quality. It felt like a real film.

SA, however, paled in comparison to Klingon Academy with its advanced technology. The "ginsu" method of damage was very effective and well implemented. I remember following the forums for quite a while into the development of Bridge Commander. There was a guy from Paramount (Harry?) who would join in the discussion frequently.
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Old July 1 2011, 07:07 PM   #11
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Re: Did anyone ever play Starfleet Academy on the P.C?

This was my very first Star Trek pc game. The cutscenes and music were really nice, and I liked the stories behind the missions. I later got the Lost Missions add-on at a discount sale, but I don't think I ever managed to beat all of its missions. (I remember one with a bunch of old ships stuck in orbit somewhere, where I always ran out of time.)
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Old August 11 2011, 06:12 AM   #12
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Still have them both......I even have the USA DVD version of SF academy

Hey I'm curious, was the DVD version playing higher quality videos of the cut scenes?

years ago I met the guy that played the vulcan cadet, he was in town for an acting job.
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Old August 11 2011, 10:19 AM   #13
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Yeah the DVD version clips were of a higher quailty which is no doubt why the disc uses 7 gig of space, the problem is that the movies are in some DVD decoding Interplay proprietary video format, and even though it states on the box is MPEG2 i have never been able to run the game totally, all i have managed to do is get the game running but no movie clips would play.
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Old August 11 2011, 10:23 PM   #14
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I had this game when I was a Kid, it was pretty cool I thought, you played as the captain of a crew of cadets doing Holodeck missions, it was also kind of a "choose your own story" game where FMV videos played and your decisions affected the story. The best part was the appearances from Shatner and company it was great to see them again and they actually put some effort into their performances.

The game came on 6 discs and included a novelisation of the game which was a fun read.

YES and I still have the original CD
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Old September 8 2012, 10:38 PM   #15
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Is this playable on windows 7 ? I cant find any info on that
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