Star Control II

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Star Control II
Star Control II cover
Toys for Bob
Release dates
DOS November 30, 1992
Windows April 19, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) November 29, 2012[2]
Star Control II at Wikipedia
Star Control
Star Control 1990
Star Control II 1992
Star Control 3 1996
The Ur-Quan Masters 2002
Star Control: Origins 2018

Key points

Available for free as The Ur-Quan Masters, which includes various enhancements and runs natively on multiple platforms.

General information Community Discussions for game series Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
DRM details are not known
This game is no longer available digitally.[3][4]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/358920/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation, download


Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

Command line arguments[edit]

Several commands are available. Use only one of each type.[5]
Command Description
/S:adlib Adlib sound and music
/S:internal Internal speaker sound and music
/S:silent No sound and music
/S:disney1 Disney Sound Source on Parallel Port #1
/S:disney2 Disney Sound Source on Parallel Port #2
/S:lpt1 Covox Speech Thing or other sound peripheral on parallel port #1
/S:lpt2 Covox Speech Thing or other sound peripheral on parallel port #2
/S:sblaster A Soundblaster
/S:pas A Pro Audio Spectrum
/S:sm2 A Sound Master II
/S:asc An ASC Media Master
/S:micro Microsoft Windows
/S:gravis Gravis Ultrasound
/G:bios Loads default color palette from BIOS
/spartan A "no frills" mode to allow faster play on slower machines


Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP, Vista, 7, 8
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 7 compatible DirectX 9 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.6.8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core Duo 2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM


  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/358920/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (358920) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.