I will be buying SFC3 soon and on sfc3files.com the specs are different than in the star trek magasine. What are the actual specs on the game case. BC worked on my computer and they basically have the same specs so will sfc3 work aswell.
p.s. what mods are a good download :D .
I bought SFC3 around December 2002 in North America for roughly $70Canadian (tax excluded). I haven't played any of the previous SFC series so this style of play was new to me.
Activision released this game full of bugs, which cheated out customers with the outrageous high price (at least for me). This game certainly should have gone through more testing before "rushing" it in time for Christmas. I feel like I bought a game that's still in developement since there actual patches, NOT BETA patches (that fix a fraction of these bugs and adds few new features) waiting to released. Only my love of Star Trek keeps this game out of my garbage can.
Overall, this game doesn't currently meet my expectations but in time, this game should improve. Despite the fact that my system is below the minimum requirements (which is the result of not being able to see some textures and laggy gameplay), the storyline and missions/skirmishes are fun. Don't take my opinion too seriously without getting other feedback... particularly from people who have high-end systems.
Actual system specs on the box:
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
-100% DirectX 8.1-compatible 3-D Hardware Accelerator 16MB video card and latest drivers* -English version of Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP operating system -Pentium 3 450Mhz processor or Athlon processor or faster -128MB RAM -650MB of uncompressed hard disk space for game files, plus an additional 300MB for Windows swap file -100% Windows 98/ME/2000/XP-compatible computer system (including compatible 32-bit drivers for CD-ROM drive, video card, sound card and input devices) -DirectX 8.1 or higher compatible sound card and latest drivers -Quad Speed CD-ROM driver (600K/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers -100% DirectX 8.1 or higher compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
-Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported -Internet play requires a 100% Windows 98/ME/2000/XP-compatible 28.8 Kbps modem or network card
*A DirectX-compliant 3-D video card is required. Star Trek Strfleet Command 3 uses DirectX 8.1 to support 3-D hardware acceleration. Star Trek Starfleet Command 3 has been tested on many, but not all of the major cards incorporating the chipsets listed below:
-nVidia Riva TNT and TNT2 -All nVidia GeForce chipsets -ATI Rage 128 -All ATI Radeon chipsets -Matrox G400 & G550 -Kyro 1 and 2 -Intel i810e
cheers for the info.
My computer has all the requirements but I am worried about that 3d accelerator card.
SFC III works well on my computer, and I have a medium-end system.
Honestly, i think this is a great game... at first i didnt think it woz anyfin special but once u figure evryfin out and get the hang of it... its the best game!:D
The loading times can actually be longer than my playing times. I like action games rather than strategy. Whenever an AI or human deploy mines, there's an annoying 2-3 second delay. Don't even get me started when ships are loaded!
Nevertheless, blame my harsh criticism on my seriously outdated system.
To load a game with six ships on the largest maps takes me about 5 seconds-better than most of my games.
I envy you!