Star Control 2 Port

June 25th, 2002 by Alkini

Toys for Bob has announced that they will be releasing a new port of Star Control 2. Here’s the official announcement:

Toys for Bob is pleased to announce that we will be re-releasing “The Ur-Quan Masters”, for modern operating systems. We will be using the 3DO version as our starting point, and although we don’t have all the details worked out, just yet, we can share with you some of our goals (many of which were suggested by fans of the game. Thanks!):
  • We plan to support Mac (both classic and OSX), Linux, and Windows.
  • The game will be available free of charge.
  • Players will be able to choose between text and voices.
  • We’re looking into the possibility of allowing for independant creation of language plug-ins.
  • Data, such as graphics, fonts, music, voices, sound effects, and the script will be loaded from standard filetypes. This will allow fans to choose between classic music and 3DO music, or even import their own modifications into the game.
  • Improved support for modern gamepads.
  • We’re looking into 2-player supermelee over the internet… Cross your fingers!

This list is by no means complete, and we’ll continue to release more information as it becomes available. If you have any comments, we’d love to hear from you, and we’ll be checking the comments at on a regular basis.

Looking through the past news at, it looks like the port will be using SDL, but just over a week ago TFB was asking for feedback on how well SDL worked. If any of you SDL coders have some advice for the TFB team, head on over to the forum regarding SDL and SC2.

Thanks, Judecca, for pointing this out.

7 Responses to “Star Control 2 Port”

  1. NeoTron Says:

    Rock and roll!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I absolutely loved this game. I’ve kept around an old dos machine just to play this, archon Ultra, and Xcom.W00t!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Frungy, anyone? :)

  4. Anonymous Says:

    THIS IS AWESOME!!! and then internet play? Holy #@$# i’m gonna die

  5. Anonymous Says:

    This is the best news I’ve read all year! Used to play that game heaps as a kid, and I always wanted to give it another crack under linux!
    And to think something could make me so happy the night before I fail my Electronics II exam… This is just great, won’t be doing anymore study tonight :)


  6. Anonymous Says:

    Made by fans, for the fans. I recommend you try it out. -MSW

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Star Control 2 was one of my favorite 3do games ever, i’m absolutely elated to hear it’s going to be revived. I’d even PAY for something like this.

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