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GOG and Classic Star Trek Games

There have been rumours that classic Star Trek games might be getting a refresh on GOG

By Three of Seven Sat 28 Aug, 2021 3:53 PM
Recently, a rumour has been floating around regarding a number of classic Star Trek titles, and the website GOG, who give old games a new lease of life, allowing them to run on newer computers. This came about after a user on GameFront, who wrote about this, discovered that a number of Star Trek titles had their artwork, and information updated on the GOG Galaxy store pages.

attachment.php?attachmentid=15693 Not only has the artwork on the pages been updated, but if you click on the image to the right with box art, and look at the bottom right corner, you will see that the copyright has also been updated. As pointed out by Game Front, where this image is sourced from, "the (Star Trek) franchise was still wholly owned under Paramount back when these games were originally released", the year has also been updated to 2021.

However, it is worth taking rumours like this with a heavy pinch of salt, and not getting your hopes up too much, as it could just have been a cosmetic update to the game pages, since GOG Galaxy can put a number of your installed games all in one place.

With no official news from GOG at the time of writing, we can only cross our fingers, and hope to see classic titles like Bridge Commander, Elite Force, and Armarda return to being easily accessible, perhaps even with some updated internet connectivity, allowing for simple multiplayer to get going. We will no doubt update you all if this news does turn out to be true, so stay tuned, and as I often do, we shall finish with a simple question.

What classic games would you look forward to playing?

WRITTEN & EDITED BY Three of Seven - rena.hobden@ufplanets.com
IMAGES SOURCED FROM ModDB - Game Front
22 Comments
Sat 28 Aug, 2021 3:58 PM
Whoooooo boy! If this actually going to happen I will grab all of those games. Give me some Bridge Commander and Armada 2 any day of the week!
Sat 28 Aug, 2021 4:51 PM
I have to admit, I'd be hoping for this to come to more than just some updated art. They are some of the best Trek games about and I'd love the chance to purchase them digitally
Sat 28 Aug, 2021 4:57 PM
Bridge Commander for sure, but still would love to see Birth of the Federation and Final Unity to be given same treatment
Sat 28 Aug, 2021 5:44 PM
I'd love to play Star Trek Fleet Command series again. Though I imagine it wouldn't feel as high quality as it did to me back then.
Mon 30 Aug, 2021 6:21 AM
I would drop an unreasonable amount of money to have drm free copies of all of these games.
Mon 30 Aug, 2021 8:25 AM
I would throw all the money at them for updated versions to work on newer systems
Mon 30 Aug, 2021 6:35 PM
To be fair alot of these games can be aquired and made to work through various legel and non-legal means. I 'downloaded' a copy of 'A Final Unity' and once o got it working with dosbox bought a copy of the game disc online (i still had my original box from years ago).

Until these people sort out licences for these games so we can rebuy them properly abandonware sites are the way to go
Mon 30 Aug, 2021 11:55 PM
To be fair alot of these games can be aquired and made to work through various legel and non-legal means. I 'downloaded' a copy of 'A Final Unity' and once o got it working with dosbox bought a copy of the game disc online (i still had my original box from years ago).

Until these people sort out licences for these games so we can rebuy them properly abandonware sites are the way to go
Well, with the updated copyright that is on the images, it is looking like the licences have been sorted out. The thing is, some people don't have the knowladge to get the old games working, this is why GOG is so useful, and usually the cost isn't too high, so it'll open up these old games to new people, or returning players.
Wed 01 Sep, 2021 11:28 AM
I would love, love some Birth of the Federation.
Wed 01 Sep, 2021 1:54 PM
If this happens, my monthly gaming budget is going to GoG.

BOTF, Elite Force I, Armada I, Bridge Commander... YES PLEASE.

*shut up and take my money*.png
Wed 01 Sep, 2021 6:53 PM
It was be a blessing to see such classic favs have yet again a fresh breathe of life once more!
Wed 01 Sep, 2021 6:59 PM
I would love, love some Birth of the Federation.
I never quite got into BOTF when I was younger, but I would definitely pick it up if it got a re-release. There's nothing more nostalgic than the classic Star Trek games.
Wed 01 Sep, 2021 7:18 PM
The main problem with BOTF is the memory leak in the game. At some point it takes ages for it to process a turn
Wed 01 Sep, 2021 7:41 PM
Stellaris does something similar, when you reach a certain year it starts to give up the ghost a bit.

I'd like to take another crack at Judgement Rites. I remember playing it way back in the day but the version I had, which I think was the White Label budget release and is still here somewhere didn't have the cast voices.
Wed 01 Sep, 2021 9:11 PM
Oh my.... oh my.... yes please!
Wed 01 Sep, 2021 11:08 PM
Some of the games certainly need to have the gog treatment and become available. But some games need a bit more. A Remaster of the somewhat older games and some even a complete rebuild is needed for them to re-appeal to me.
Birth of the Federation is a no brainer in any case. I'd pick that up in pre-order, even though i am principally against pre-ordering. Big Grin
Thu 02 Sep, 2021 11:07 AM
I know there used to be a fan project for a BOTF2, I believe it's called Supremacy and may still be in beta
Thu 02 Sep, 2021 3:06 PM
I know there used to be a fan project for a BOTF2, I believe it's called Supremacy and may still be in beta
I forgot about that project. It looks like the dev is still maintaining it so I'll have to give it a go.
Thu 02 Sep, 2021 3:11 PM
My favorite trek classic game is Star Trek: Judgement Rites.

https://www.gog.com/game/star_trek_judgment_rites
Thu 02 Sep, 2021 5:03 PM
I forgot about that project. It looks like the dev is still maintaining it so I'll have to give it a go.
Yeah its looking pretty good although I've not tried it for a prolonged period yet
Wed 08 Sep, 2021 1:07 PM
Yay!
Sat 11 Sep, 2021 7:15 AM
Yeah its looking pretty good although I've not tried it for a prolonged period yet
I ended up sinking several hours on Supremacy last night and it was pretty fun. I built a fleet of Daedalus and NX class ships to ward off the Romulans!