This is the official demo of Mad Doc Software's Star Trek: Armada II.
Star Trek(R): Armada II Demo Readme
This Readme file contains last minute information regarding Star Trek: Armada II Demo.
Updated: November 20th, 2001
NOTE: This demo requires DirectX 8.0a or higher to be installed. DirectX is not included with this demo, but can be downloaded from Microsoft at the following address:
This demo includes the first single player mission for the Federation campaign. It also include 1 map that can be played in either Instant Action (skirmish) or Multiplayer via GameSpy. You will be able to play as either the Federation or the Borg in both Instant Action and Multiplayer games. Several in-game features are not available in the demo including:
* Free Tech (removed from IA/MP games)
* Save/Load (not available in Single Player/Instant Action/Multiplayer)
Due to size limitations also there is no ability to display the game intro movie or credits.
**Please note that the Armada II demo is not supported on Activision's customer service line. Calls regarding this demo will not be accepted. Support options include newsgroups, and online forums on Armada II's fan sites including gaming.startrek.com.
Full Product Summary:
At the heart of Star Trek Armada II are the most exciting elements from the Star Trek episodes and movies: leading fleets of starships into combat, exploring new planetary systems throughout the Alpha and Delta Quadrants, and carefully treading the delicate balance between peace and war among six different races.
In 30 missions divided into three campaigns, the player experiences the excitement of the story unfolding from the perspective of the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, and the Borg Collective. Commanding the ships and infrastructure of these very different races, the player is able to feel the excitement of exploring new sectors of space with the Federation as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the thrill of conquering worlds and crushing enemies as the Klingon Chancellor Martok, and the cold efficiency of assimilating worlds and vessels as the Borg Queen. As the commander of an armada, the player must make choices that will affect thousands of lives and the future of the galaxy.
As in Star Trek Armada, the player has the ability to command large numbers of ships in a top down interactive environment. Star Trek Armada II takes the concept to it's logical conclusion by allowing the player to also experience the game in a full 3D mode, so the battles and elements of space conquest and exploration take on the vividness of the best of Star Trek. With over 45 new ship classes, 22 new special weapons, over 30 new stations, building a devastating armada has been taken to a new level.
The universe has been further brought to life with the addition of planets to be colonized, additional types of resources to be utilized, and a detailed trading and economics model. A powerful armada must have the infrastructure to support it, so the player is given the resources and knowledge to make full use of this rich new universe.
With over 30 Multiplayer maps to choose from, players can test their skills against up to seven other players. In addition to the Single Player races (Federation, Klingon, Borg), the Multiplayer side of Star Trek Armada II allows players to match wits and armadas as the Romulan Star Empire, the Cardassian Union, and as Species 8472, each with their own unique compliments of ships, stations, and special weapons.
Like in the Star Trek universe itself, success in Star Trek Armada II depends on careful strategy, deft decision making, and quick reactions. The scope of the game brings all this and more into the hands of the player. At the heart of Star Trek Armada II are the most exciting elements from the Star Trek episodes and movies: leading fleets of starships into combat, exploring new planetary systems throughout the Alpha and Delta Quadrants, and carefully treading the delicate balance between peace and war among six different races.
* 30 Single Player Missions and 30 Multiplayer maps
* More ship classes
* New facing based damage system
* Variety of weapons with varying ranges
* 3-D ship formations with up to 16 ships
* More in-depth strategic combat
* Cinematic control that allows you to become fully immersed in explosive battles
* Intense Multiplayer competition over Lan and the Internet using GameSpy