New Release: Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force Holomatch

Started by Serris, January 08, 2018, 10:07:28 PM

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Seventeen years ago, Raven Software released one of the most lovingly crafted, authentic Star Trek experiences ever made, and it just so happened to be a very good arena shooter. Even after players finished playing through the game's expertly designed single-player campaign, its frantic, Quake-like "Holomatch" multiplayer kept them hooked for hours. Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force was a magnificent product, but as the years have passed, and the game's gone out of print, it's become increasingly hard to find.

With permission from Raven Software and CBS, The Last Outpost is proud to present the complete Holomatch experience, available for free. Based on Thilo's icculus Quake III engine conversion, this installer provides players with unrestricted access to the game's online multiplayer, no CD key required. We've also taken the liberty of including several user-created maps and player models to give players even more content, providing the best balance of variety and quality. As Commander Data once said,

"Saddle up, lock and load."

Known Issues:

•   No official support for Linux or macOS operating systems.
            •   A Linux client is currently being researched. No macOS client is planned at this time.
                   •    In the meantime, the game has been tested and confirmed to work on WINE.

•   Resolution defaults to full screen 640x480.
•   No in-game options for display 4:3 resolutions above 2048x1536 and 16:9 resolutions above 856x480.
•   No in-game options for 3:2 and 21:9 aspect ratios.
            •   All of these problems can be fixed by setting /r_customwidth and /r_customheight to your desired window size.
                   •    For example, you would type /r_customwidth "1920";r_customheight "1080" in console for 1080p displays.
                   •    /r_fullscreen "0" can be used to force windowed mode.
                   •    If none of your changes are taking effect, try /r_mode "-1" and /vid_restart.

•   No in-game options for anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering.
            •   These must be set manually via your graphics card's control panel.

•   The in-game server browser list doesn't populate.
            •   The last master servers shut down as of 2019. Fixes are being researched.
                   •  For now, the only option is to direct connect via IP or host a virtual LAN VPN server.

•   Users may encounter problems joining servers due to a "bad CD key" error.
            •   This occurs because some servers still use the original game client, instead of ioEF, which has the CD key check disabled.
                   •    This cannot be fixed without a valid CD key. A list of compatible ioEF-based servers is available here.

•   The in-game model list doesn't include all of the player models and skins present in BaseEF.
            •   This is the result of an engine limitation with how many models the menu can display. We are researching possible fixes.

Perhaps the most comprehensive interactive Star Trek roleplaying experience ever released, RPG-X is a total conversion of Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force that first released in 2004. RPG-X transforms Holomatch from a frantic arena shooter into a sandbox tool set that enables players to share original stories inspired by a franchise spanning over fifty years and countless tales of starship crews exploring the galaxy on television.


The Teriyaki RPG-X server will be re-purposed for Holomatch full time from today onward, so TLO members will always have a place to play!


Awesome, Serris! Thanks for putting this together. Glad I was able to help by noticing how separate installations of RPG-X/Holomatch don't interfere with eachother, at least in certain circumstances. Downloading it now :)

Martin Thompson

Nice work guys. This is a bit of gaming history perserved, great job!


I am ECSTATIC to hear about this.  I was in ADC clan back in 2001, the Anomalous Danger Consortium.  Unfortunately, the curse of time has led me to lose track of my commanders and friends on there; noone logs into ICQ anymore and their emails do not work.


December. Cheer for everyone!