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Star Trek: Elite Force II

Game Information

Multiplayer Information

  • Internet play: yes
  • LAN play: yes
  • Lobby search: yes
  • Direct IP: yes
  • Play via GameRanger: untested
  • Coop: yes
  • Singleplayer campaign: yes
  • Hotseat: no

The game was released by Activision. On 9th of September 2021, so roughly 19 years later, to honor the occasion of 55 years of Star Trek, the game got re-released on GOG. In principle, EF 2 is the story line successor of EF 1, also based on the Quake 3 engine. The place is no longer called Voyager but Enterprise and the Tricorder is used much more often. A few more weapons, the graphics a bit better, that's EF 2. The gameplay of the singleplayer is much better compared to the first part, especially regarding the puzzles, while the multiplayer has lost some pace.

Buying

After a law suit Star Trek games from Activision were no longer distributed. In the meantime however, it is available via GOG once again.

Installation

Required Media

GOG Release

The GOG release comes with its own installer, which works just find. Just run it and you will end up with EF 2 version 1.1 installed.

CD Release

You install from CD 1 and 2, but you only need CD 1 to play.

Steps for the CD Version

The installation from CD may cause problems if your destination partition size exceeds 2 TB. In such a case it is necessary to install manually by copying the required files from the CD. Otherwise you will be fine just installing it with the auto play installer. Continue with Patching, if needed.

Manual Installation

Simply copy the required files from the CD into a new folder and place it where you want the game to be saved to. The required files for EF 2 are the following ones:

Star Trek Elite Force II
├── base
│   ├── cgamex86.dll
│   ├── ctf_tartirus.pk3
│   ├── ctf_vor2.pk3
│   ├── dm_ctf_voy1.pk3
│   ├── gamex86.dll
│   ├── global
│   │   ├── default.cfg
│   │   ├── defaultcontrols.cfg
│   │   └── defaultoptions.cfg
│   ├── hm_ctf_exigent.pk3
│   ├── locpak1.pk3
│   ├── locpak50.pk3
│   ├── pak0.pk3
│   ├── pak10.pk3
│   ├── pak15.pk3
│   ├── pak16.pk3
│   ├── pak20.pk3
│   ├── pak30.pk3
│   ├── pak31.pk3
│   ├── pak32.pk3
│   └── pak50.pk3
├── EF2.exe
├── EF2.ico
├── snddrivers
│   ├── Mss32.dll
│   ├── Mssa3d.m3d
│   ├── Msseax.m3d
│   ├── mssmp3.asi
│   ├── msssoft.m3d
│   └── vssver.scc
├── support.ico
├── unins000.dat
├── unins000.exe
├── unins000.ini
├── unins000.msg
└── version.inf

For tools like the official EF 2 patch installer to recognize the manually installed game, you have to add your game to the Windows registry. In order to do so adjust the paths and CD-key in the following example .reg file to match your own and import it into the registry by double clicking it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Activision\Elite Force II]
"InstallDrive"=".\\"
"InstallPath"="Z:\\Games\\Star Trek\\Star Trek Elite Force II"
"Language"="US"
"StartMenuFolder"="C:\\Users\\<username>\\AppData\\Roaming\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Star Trek Elite Force II"
"Version"="1.0"
"ef2key"="<The 16 characters of your CD key, all in upper case, no spaces>"
"PATH"=".\\"

Patching

Depending on the version the game has after installation (can be seen in the main menu in the lower left corner), you might have to install the latest patch. Version 1.10 is the newest patch level. If you use the GOG version, this patch is already part of the installation. You might consider installing the coop mod, too. You can get the patch from here:

As always, the crack is optional for the CD version, but saves you having a CD image or the CD inserted. The GOG version does not need it, as the CD check has been removed from it. The game also runs fine under Windows 10. Higher versions have not been tried yet.

Manual Deinstallation

It might occur, that you deleted the game without doing a proper uninstall. After that, the EF 2 installer still thinks, the game is installed while it is long gone. Therefore you cannot reinstall it anymore. This problem can be solved by deleting the EF 2 registry data. In order to do so, delete the reg-folder \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Activision\Elite Force II. After that, the installer will work just fine once again.

Coop

EF 2's campaign can also be played in Coop mode with the corresponding mod. There is also an amateur interview with the creator of this mod on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDlX5Eguw3w

Masterserver

Just like EF 1, EF 2 also depends on master servers to find game servers online. Currently available master servers are:

  • master.stef2.daggolin.de (185.7.199.7, 2019-06-20)
  • ef2master.sfu-server.de (88.198.203.25, 2019-06-20)

Cheats

As for EF 1 there are single player cheats in the second part as well. The console must be usable (in the config or on the Windows console start with the switches +set ui_console 1 +set cheats 1, can also be specified in a shortcut) and then enter one of the following cheats on the EF2 console:

Cheatcode Effect
god invulnerable, unlimited ammunition
noclip No clipping mode
notarget Invisible
modellist Spawn List
health 100 100 % health
give <weapon> Give weapon weapon
kill Suicide
maplist List of maps
quit Quit game
shaderlist show shaders
kick Kicks user from server
tiki ?
rcon use remote console
flushlips ?
inventory show inventory
taunt does what it sounds like
vstr <name> runs the vstr named name
meminfo Show memory usage
echo <text> print <text>
toggle ?
reset Reset game
altbind alternative binding
altbindlist List of alternative bindings
freeze Pause game
systeminfo System information
devmap ?
centerview Center crosshairs
record <replayname> Start replay recording
stoprecord <replayname> Stop replay recording
demo <replayname> Play replay
alisdump ?
skinlist Show skin list
gfxinfo Show graphics card info
playsong Playing a piece of music
widgetcommand ?
notepad ?

See also

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en/games/star_trek_-_elite_force_2.1634452412.txt.gz · Last modified: 2021-10-17-08-33 by 7saturn