Old Mac Star Trek game (System 7)

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by yogi477, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. yogi477 macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2002
    I'm trying to find an old mac (by old I mean System 7) Star Trek game, I think it may have had the word "Ahoy" in the title. It wasn't officially licensed but the gist was that you travelled around rescuing settler from planets being attacked by the Romulans (I think).

    The view was top down.

    You controlled the direction by clicking on the screen and setting down a cross which you then selected the engines to move to.

    It was a really fun game and the new movie brought it al back. If anyone knows what this game was called I would be grateful. Also, if you know of an OSX port, could make one or know of a similar game please let me know.

  2. jpetrie macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    Are you thinking of Rescue! by Tom Spreen? If so you're in luck, as there appears to be a more-modern remake in Java. Tom Spreen's also got a website, which includes some interesting Rescue! history.

    Only other Trek-like games I can recall offhand were NetTrek, which was ancient and didn't really involve any rescuing (it was more like a multiplayer combat game, via AppleTalk; I think it has a remake floating around as well), and "Missions of the Starship Reliant," which appears to have, along with its sequel, almost completely vanished from the face of the internet.
  3. ChiltonWebb macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2004

    It was called Net Trek, and was written by Randy Carr (sp?). He never made a dime off of it, as I recall, because the concept of shareware was just too new at the time. And the company who later bought it from him never got around to paying him for it.

    Awesome game. Not around anymore though. And not an officially sanctioned game by whoever owned Star Trek.

  4. yogi477 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2002
    Rescue! Is the one I was thinking of thanks guys!
  5. BertyBoy macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2009
    I think Net Trek originated on the Unix platform under X windows (X10R3 rings a bell) many years before Macintosh existed. I remember it being a mature Unix program, source available in 1985-6. I modified it to work on SunOS - upsetting my university network boffins.

    Otherwise have a look for Rescue at the new Macintosh Garden

  6. DocNo macrumors member


    Feb 20, 2011
    Zombie thread revival - but for a good cause. The NetTrek he's referring to has nothing to do with the Unix version - it's cooler :)

    I just came across the authors web site and he has an elusive screen shot:


    And supposedly a Mac OSX version - woot! I won't have to break out my Mac Plus, a few SE's I rescued and my old AppleTalk connectors to get a LAN party going any more!

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