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Windows - 2000

Alt name 星际枪骑兵
Year 2000
Platform Windows
Released in Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Genre Simulation
Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Space Combat, Space Flight
Publisher Microsoft Corporation
Developer Warthog Plc
Perspective 1st-Person
4.79 / 5 - 29 votes

Description of Starlancer

If you haven't played Starlancer or want to try this simulation video game, download it now for free! Published in 2000 by Microsoft Corporation, Starlancer (aka 星际枪骑兵) is still a popular space flight title amongst retrogamers, with a whopping 4.8/5 rating.

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Comments and reviews

Dan 2022-11-06 0 point

I got it working on Windows 11 by folowing this guide:

Hope I didn't make a mistake coping the link.
For the moment works, I hope won't crush later.

Gabriel 2022-10-20 1 point

This is far THE BEST GAME I ever played!The best scenary,the best action,vary emotional,really deserve to be remastered or make a new one!I'm waiting a new one,VARRY MUCH!!

Gervy 2022-09-27 -1 point

For those complaining about joysticks, this game used mouse controls, not stick. (Much like Freelancer). Unlike Wing Commander by the same studio, this did not natively support joystick.

SamboNZ 2022-07-18 2 points

Same as ARTHURION's comment below - I got this to work in Win10 just fine by installing, then just copying over the 'No-CD' patch.

starpilot1 2022-07-03 2 points

I absolutely loved this game as a kid. One of my favorite games I've ever played

Sabrewolf 2022-05-01 -1 point

This doesn't work

Tepacana 2022-03-21 0 point

Never mind, I've solved it. The problem was a side-effect of using the .exe files you get from downloading the "Fix" option below. Bare in mind this might be an issue unique to my PC, others have used those .exe files and have had no issues, but for me, using the "NoCD" file is superior.

Tepacana 2022-03-21 0 point

I've gotten the game working, but the Joystick's axis controls are jumbled up, the throttle control alters joystick roll (if enabled) and twisting the joystick controls throttle. I remember seeing that there should be a file called "starlancer.ini" somewhere that controls configs for things like that, but I can't find it.

If anyone can help me remap the axis controls for this game you'd be a lifesaver. Also, just to note, I'm using the same kind of Joystick exactly as when I used to play it on an actual XP computer, so I know that the throttle control should work for this particular stick.

Hawky 2021-12-04 0 point

I still have the original disks and manual for Starlancer, just no joystick. I can't justify buying one to play just one game.
I also have Tachyon: The Fringe (original game and manual) from the same era that I need to play again sometime, so I may need to get a joystick again soon! :)

Bambang Arief Rahmanto 2021-05-27 -1 point

I have no idea how to instal this
My dad instal this before on windows 7 and im using windows 10 with no guide from the wed itself
But i have to say that this game is the hardest game i ever seen

Arthurion 2020-12-02 -1 point

Installed and playing just with the nocd-fix on a Windows 10 (1909), no problems so far.

Popplars 2020-09-14 3 points

Getting this to work was fairly simple and for me at least didnt even require any compatibility mode. I am running windows 10

I downloaded the ISO files, and i used Virtual Clone Drive (which is suggested by this website under their how to:

to save you time navigating to there here is the link to the virtual clone drive

once there scroll down until you see "Freeware" and download virtual clone drive and install it

once the virtual clone drive is installed you will want to open up the ISO download foulder, the icons for the game will be replaced by sheep thanks to virtual clone drive, right click CD1 and click mount. When windows 10 asks what you want to do with this device, click on that grey box asking you and select the install/setup option and follow the prompts.

when it asks you to install disk two, simply right click on CD1 and choose "unmount" then right click on CD2 and click "mount" and simply click to resume the setup once it is mounted.

once install is fully complete download the FIX file on *this page* down below the ISO download. once that is downloaded, open the folder (i highly suggest renaming the lancer file to something other than lancer that you will be able to easily find as the application to run the game without the fix is also called Lancer. Mine for example is named "CLICK HERE TO PLAY") and drag and drop the copy of the fixes folder into the install location of starlancer. This will be something like This PCOS (typically drive C) Program files (x86) Microsoft Games Starlancer

once those files (both lancer and rancer, or in my case "CLICK HERE TO PLAY" and rancer) are in the starlancer folder you can start the game from the new file, which again for me is "CLICK HERE TO PLAY"

i am so far experiencing no crashes and no janky gameplay/mouse movement. audio crackles ever so slightly but i can deal with that. I have yet to attempt plugging in a joystick and seeing if that will work. If you do not see me posting a fix for a joy stick just assume its working fine.

Kodii 2020-05-25 1 point

OK last part, i followed quickguide.html and copied required files.
Game works but joystick emulator dont.
If you have/know any working please send link.

Kodii 2020-05-25 0 point

this website add some solution:
but I downloaded voodoo from here (as link from gamepedia was stopped by antivir)
yet i cant still figure it out how to make all work...

Kodii 2020-05-25 1 point

Im using Total Commander 9.12 on win10.
Download iso file, unzip to new folder.
Run TC, double click on cd1 (disc will mount itself)
Run CD1, when asked for cd2, alt-tab to TC, eject drive with disc1, double click on cd2.
ALT-tab to installation - press ok.
Rut compatibility - select win xp ( this was for me)
at this point i replaced file with win fix, added virtual joy BUT...
game crashes when im trying to run missions.
Please post solutions to it.

saxman 2020-05-24 1 point

Tan, did you get an answer to your question about what to do when the game asks you to insert cd #2. I saw the answer about using Daemon Tools but don't understand how to use it.

aurrekine 2020-05-16 0 point

i went and downloaded the RIP version of this game and went to play, then realized it wasnt the full experience. went to download the full game, and it didnt work. cant reinstall the game b/c the RIP version says its still active and also theres a file missing.

Bhushan 2020-04-14 1 point

I have installed the ISO version using virtual clone drive, but if i try to open the game through the icon, it says 'please insert the disc'. Please help

fomo 2020-04-09 0 point

@Mauduke If you've downloaded the ISO, you'll need a virtual disk to mount the iso file then you can run the etup as normal from there. Something like daemon tools will do the job.

Mauduke 2019-02-28 -5 points

Let's pretend that I don't know anything about computers. I am running windows 10. What do I need to do to get this game running. I downloaded it and then extracted the files. Now what is next since clicking on it asks me what program to open it with. Thanks for the help.

JonJonz 2018-10-04 -4 points

Follow up, I have 3 gamepade set up programs I use, Xpadder, Pinnacle, and Logitech (that came with the controller.) Xpadder and Pinnacle usually work with most games and I prefer thier interfaces. Since they failed with this game, I tried the Logitech program and it worked like a charm.

JonJonz 2018-10-04 0 point

I have the game running fine in Win10 and fullscreen, however there are issues with trying to use a game controller. The joystick part works fine, but the buttons don't work, or give different results from what the on screen input configuration menu show. I did find a reference in the included doc file that says there might be problems with multiple USB devices connected. I use a lap top so I have USB mouse, gamepad, external drive and external sound card. Anyone else seen this issue or found a solution.

tan 2018-09-27 -3 points

how to continue install when they ask for disc 2

Ra7eN 2018-06-09 0 point

For those bothered by the missing cut scenes and other misc issues, do not download the "ripped" version. It is as the name implies (thats why the file is so small). Non essential parts of the game have been removed. Get the ISO version

Juggernaut_215 2018-05-21 0 point

also no other sound effects (just coms and systems) and virtual disk version doesn't work much period (load Microsoft games and digital anvil cut scenes don't work (skip them) and then freezes up having to go ctrl+alt+delete and log off, nothing else works.
Any solutions I have already tried using compatibility mode.

legito 2018-05-18 1 point

Not working on the latest Windows version :'(

Juggernaut_215 2018-05-17 -1 point

The cut scenes in between actions are cut out in the rip version.

Komandant Krompyr 2018-01-30 1 point

The greatest space-sim game ever made!

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Windows Version

DownloadRIP Version English version 231 MB DownloadISO Version English version 1.1 GB ManualEnglish version 6 MB

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NocdEnglish version 530 KB FixWin Vista / 7 / 8 /10 Fix English version 1 MB

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