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Star Control II

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Star Control II
Star Control II cover
Developers
Toys for Bob
Publishers
Accolade
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

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
DOS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Also includes Star Control. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[3]
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
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
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Fan translation, download

Network[edit]

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.[4]
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

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
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)
Minimum
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

Notes

  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.

References