Starflight Classic PC game

StarFlight was the best classic PC game ever. Back in grade school, my brother and I would huddle around the old IBM 8088 PC-XT and play the game for hours on end, landing on planets to mine precious metals, collect lifeforms, and refuel our ship with Endurium, then warping out into space to interact with strange alien races. To this day I’m still amazed that they were able to fit a whole galaxy of stars, planets, nebulae, and spaceships into two 360KB 5.25″ floppies.


  1. Mark says:

    Pau! I have a copy of the game on zip. I tried playing it on the newer machines and it’s still the same experience. Of course I had to name all my crew after ST:TOS. (Bones was an Elowan…get it? Plantman? herbal medicine? hehe). As soon as I find a copy of the wheel code (the early version of copy protection), I’m planning to go through those galaxies again and bring home some more artifacts and lifeforms. (Did you encounter the USS Enterprise in your outing? That was cool!)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I loved that game :)

  3. Kscruise says:

    Does anyone out there know if you can still buy was the best. Is it avaliable on cds now? If you do find it on floppys do they play on todays computers?