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Rules of Engagement - Classic Starship simulator updated for Windows.

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Originally a DOS game from 1991, Rules of Engagement is a surprisingly deep starship simulation in the flavor of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Originally the game sported a 200 page operations manual chocked full of lore, tactics, and general starship procedures worthy of any interstellar glovebox. I have given an opportunity to port this game to Windows by the original developer for re-release and I’m very pleased to say that it’s now in Beta. One of the improvements include a theme system that supports graphics up to 1280x720 (4x the original resolution) with 24 bit color. As the game is still in development, it’s still using the old classic theme as the default, but the demo does have the theme system unlocked for those who wish to make some mods.


The demo comes with a single mission that you can try. You can either follow the manual (Page 9, Paragraph 2) or watch my playthough of the game below. After install the manual will typically be located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Omnitrend\Rules\manual.pdf

Just as a reminder, this game is still under development and the graphics and sound effects do not reflect what will be in the final game. As of right now, I am also looking for beta testers for the full game and artists to assist with updating the GUI. I may be pasting a theme tutorial later if anyone is interested.

The Demo is available here: Link!

To follow along with my development of the game, I have a public dev blog starting here.

Also I have a public Trello board so you can see my my workflow here.

The following is a walkthough of the demo mission.

You can contact me at [email protected] with questions or post below.

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    I had to fix up a google drive thing. Download link should work now.

  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    New Demo uploaded. The graphics are a touch prettier now, also fixed a crash with the demo mission. Feedback is very much requested.
    You can download the new demo here
    (Demo is back)

    The UI is still a work in progress, but is getting there.


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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    All foreseeable bugs are squished and to celebrate, I'm releasing the full beta version for feedback. (Not the limited demo)
    You can find the full release here
    I guess this is "early access" - We will see.

    As this is a port of an old school DOS game, The manual is located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Omnitrend\rules\manual.pdf
    If you want to play with and change the theme, the folder is located at %appdata%\rules\themes
    If you want to trade missions with friends, you will find the mission files under %appdata%\rules\data\*.mis

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  • halkunhalkun Registered User regular
    edited February 2019
    I moved the game to - but the full version is still available above. If you have any feedback you can post it either here or there. :)

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