Starflight

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Starflight
Starflight cover
Developers
Binary Systems
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Release dates
DOS August 15, 1986
Mac OS (Classic) 1990
Windows November 24, 2011[1]
macOS (OS X) October 18, 2012
Starflight at Wikipedia
Starflight
Starflight 1986
Starflight 2 1989

General information

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

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Prompts for answers from manual, code wheel, etc.
Use DOSBox.
DOS
Mac OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Includes Starflight 2. Pre-packaged with DOSBox.[2]
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Origin
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Windows
Requires the code wheel to pass in-game copy protection (use the Starflight Code Generator for the GOG.com version)

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox, set cycles=1500 and machine=cga. Use Composite display type (option 3) in-game when using CGA mode.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS
Windows
Mac OS (Classic)
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 (720x348 in Hercules mode).
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter (when using DOSBox).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

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

Other information[edit]

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

References