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Hey all —


I was wondering if anyone has tried/played Star Trek: Legacy, Starfleet Command III, or Bridge Commander. They're old games (Legacy is 2006; BC is 2002), but they have a huge, active, modding community. The improved graphics look amazing. Of course, trying to run an older game on an x64 machine and Windows 7 64-bit is always a difficult/risky prospect.

Does any know? They look cool to me, and they all have big, active, fan communities. (I do know Legacy was derided when it first came out for being buggy and having terrible controls, but they're have been many fixes/updates.)

Just curious. Wink

-- Officer Kailath
Star Trek: Legacy (I have played it)
Starfleet Command III (I have not played it)
Bridge Commander (I have played it)
I think I've played legacy. I can't remember, but I've definitely heard about it. I've never played Starfleet Command III.

I have played Bridge Commander and I loved it. It was a great game for its time because you are able to take command of the bridge of your ship. It was very realistic.
Attilio Wrote:I think I've played legacy. I can't remember, but I've definitely heard about it. I've never played Starfleet Command III.

I have played Bridge Commander and I loved it. It was a great game for its time because you are able to take command of the bridge of your ship. It was very realistic.


You think I should try getting them? I'd imagined used copies wouldn't be expensive, and the storylines/gameplay look terrific. I like old games anyways — graphics don't interest me much (otherwise I'd not have gotten a Radeon 5770 when replacing my dead laptop with a super-powerful computer that can do my work from home. :? ) I'd have to ensure they'd run on 64-bit Windows 7, though. You always never know: some games work just fine, while others (even recent ones) won't install. :x

I was looking forward to running Neverwinter Nights on my new machine (before I had to run it with the graphics turned all the way low, and it still displayed a very low FPS). My favorite games are NWN, Icewind Dale I/II, and Baldur's Gate I/II. Icewind Dale is just the best ever. I love the totally transparent game system, and as a statistics buff, relish the notion of everything being based on random number generators. It even will tell you what you rolled, how your armor/skills affected it, what the enemy rolled, etc. The graphics are great, too — if you like 2-D isomorphic :lol:. And I love it. I would have gotten 2006's NWN2 instead of STO if I knew it would work with my new machine. But from all reports I've heard, it doesn't, unless you have Windows Ultimate and a copy of XP. :crySmile

My bro got me 2006's Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II (among MANY other games during my long-standing illness, including buying me a used GameCube with tons of games and letting me borrow his PS2, but they've just collected dust.). Thankfully, however, BfME:II *does* work, and I'd like to be able to play it when STO isn't available (I'm not going to be able to afford it forever! Besides, once I'm well enough, I'll be back into at least working from home and won't be able to devote adequate time. It's a FAR more casual game, though I've only played it for about 15 minutes!)

But I should be grateful: now that my income has dried up, my retired mother's actually paying to subscribe me to STO to help me relax. It's a drop in the bucket compared to the many 10,000s of USD required for my medical care.

-- Officer Kailath
You'd be surprised how expensive old Trek games can be. A used Bridge Commander on Amazon.com is roughly $40. I really liked that game and would recommend it to anyone
Attilio Wrote:You'd be surprised how expensive old Trek games can be. A used Bridge Commander on Amazon.com is roughly $40. I really liked that game and would recommend it to anyone

Do you know if it works on an x64 CPU running a 64-bit (Windows 7) OS? If so, I'd try to get all three. The modding community has really improved the graphics; they look like STO's!
I have no idea. It might work because I think Windows 7 has a compatibility mode, but I'm not 100% sure.
I just installed and run both games Star Trek Bridge Commander and Star Trek Legacy on my win7 64x system and both ran fine.
Now I want to play Bridge Commander again lol
I have an offer if you want one or both you can have both game's Kailath. I don't have the original book to bridge commander but I am sure there copy on internet for it. if you want it let me know.
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