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EGA Trek  1988

A PC adaptation of one of the first computer games ever written. I first played a game like this on a Kaypro 4 running CP/M. The concept is simple, but enjoyable. You command a starship in a galaxy divided into 8×8 quadrants which are divided into 8×8 sectors. Use warp drive to move between quadrants and impulse engines to move within them. EGA Trek takes advantage of EGA graphics to display most of the important statistics and maps without having to request them a command at a time. The enemies are called Mongols and you command the U.S.S. Lexington, a Union starship. Attack with lasers and torpedoes, defend with shields, map the galaxy with scanners, and repair and reload at starbases. An unusual feature is that there are also planets, some of which have energium which you can use to power the ship in an emergency, as long as shuttle craft or transporters are working. 5 difficulty levels ensure a good challenge for newcomers and veterans.

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Graphics modes

EGA Mode 10h
640×350×16c

EGA Trek

Downloads

Complete version history:

EGA Trek v3.1 Shareware (131,299 bytes) 1 September 1994 DOS Play online
EGA Trek v3.0 Shareware (111,703 bytes) 22 January 1992 DOS
EGA Trek v2.31 Shareware (115,430 bytes) 18 February 1991 DOS
EGA Trek v2.3 Shareware (112,740 bytes) 29 August 1990 DOS
EGA Trek v2.2 Shareware (113,013 bytes) 11 August 1990 DOS
EGA Trek v2.1 Shareware (108,631 bytes) 1 November 1989 DOS
EGA Trek v2.0 Shareware (105,437 bytes) 9 May 1989 DOS
EGA Trek v1.0 Shareware (82,785 bytes) 9 May 1988 DOS

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Availability

Arcanum Computing still sells the registered version of this game for $15 on floppy disk.