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Background

Darkstar One is a space-based action adventure title that delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe. As Kayron Jarvis, the youthful commander of the Darkstar One, players explore the immenseness of space, encountering a variety of aliens, both friend and foe as Kayron aims to bring peace back to the galaxy. Game play adapts dynamically to the player's preferences and allow both tactical and strategic decision-making to overcome the myriad of challenges presented.

Gameplay

"Darkstar One" is a game that is primarily story-based and therefore pre-defined; however, "Darkstar One" also offers a fantastic amount of freedom of choice for the players.

The story-based missions gradually lead the player deeper into the galaxy to new races, new technologies and ever stronger opponents. More and more solar systems will become available and may be visited. The artifacts of an ancient race, which are hidden in these solar systems, are essential to upgrade the player ship - the Darkstar One.

Additionally, our hero urgently requires credits in order to purchase better equipment such as weapons and shields. This is where the freedom of choice is applied as the player will be able to earn credits in many different ways: assignments, bounty hunting, piracy, smuggling, trading, escorting, transport, rewards.

Features

  • Elaborate story, related by more than fifty minutes of video sequences
  • Upgradeable space ship "Darkstar One": The player decides which type of spacecraft he prefers - a fast attack ship with many light weapons or a near-invincible cruiser with heavy weaponry
  • Over two hundred different weapons, shields and equipment items
  • Rockets, torpedoes and mines feature special tactical uses: mines can tactically fire at opponents or distract approaching missiles
  • The "Spell Weapon": the player will have a special weapon at his disposal that will have an area of effect similar to certain spells in role-playing games. This weapon will become increasingly versatile throughout the game and it will increase the tactical potential considerably.
  • A vast, simulated universe with numerous, completely different races, space ships and battle tactics.
  • Each race features distinctive weapon types with different functions that require different battle tactics. The player will be able to acquire these weapons in order to mount them on the "Darkstar One".
  • Special missions, for example in canyons, on the surface of planets or inside of planets
  • Freedom of choice: the player may earn his credits in many ways, i.e. fighting, piracy, assignments, smuggling, trading, escorting, transporting, rewards ...
  • The player may act as the "good" or the "bad" guy and he will be able to take advantage of political disputes.

Hardware Requirements

CPU 1.6 GHz
512 MB RAM
Graphics card with 128 MB RAM, DirectX®-9 compatible, with Pixel/Vertex Shader
1.1 support:
(nVidia® GeForceTM 3 or ATI® Radeon® 8500)

Note:
Cards of the GeForce 4 MX series - with the exception of GeForce 4 MX 4000 -
are not supported!
(Reason: lack of Pixel/Vertex Shader 1.1 support)

DirectX compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive
6.5 GB free Hard Drive (HDD) space
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP with Service Pack 2

DirectX 9 (included with game)

Recommended:

CPU 2.6 GHz
Graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DirectX-9 compatible, with Pixel/Vertex Shader
3.0 support:
(nVidia GeForce FX 6600 or higher or ATI Radeon X800 or higher)
DirectX compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive
5.1 surround sound card with surround speakers or headphones
Mouse with mouse wheel
6.5 GB free Hard Drive (HDD) space
Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2
DirectX 9 (included with game)
Optional: 4-axis joystick (preferably with throttle and rudder)

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