Star Trail (1994) is the second part of the glorious Realms of Arkania Trilogy... Can you join together the elves and dwarves in common war against the orc invaders? Star Trail features over 70 spells, 50 skills, over 350 types of items and weapons.
User reviews: Mixed (15 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 10, 2014
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"The best entry in the great German RPG trilogy, perfectly playable in isolation. Any serious RPG fan ought to play Star Trail at least once."
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About This Game

Star Trail (1994) is the second part of the glorious Realms of Arkania Trilogy...

Can you join together the elves and dwarves in common war against the orc invaders? Star Trail features over 70 spells, 50 skills, over 350 types of items and weapons. A convenient autodiary records your adventure while a sophisticated automap allows for fast travel.

Star Trail was acclaimed best RPG of 1994 by:
  • PC Gamer
  • CD Rom Today
  • Strategy Plus

The Realms of Arkania Trilogy

The Realms of Arkania games (Blade of Destiny, Star Trail and Shadows of Riva) deliver a prime example of the classical European fantasy universe. Based on Germany's most popular pen & paper role playing game, it was also the first German computer RPG series to get widely recognized outside of its home country. To this day it holds a stable hardcore fanbase that loves the games for their comprehensive adaption of the pen & paper ruleset and the believable medieval fantasy setting.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 90 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.5+
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 90 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 90 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Sequence of legend. I don't see why you shouldn't give it a try.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Killed by bartnder after getting kick out for stealing, having lost all my money to keep from custody. 8/10 would die from bartender agian.
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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
This is one amazing game!

If you were born in 1985 or before you will love this game!

BEFORE YOU START YOUR EPIC ADVENTURE PRINT OUT THE GAME MANUAL!!!

I just realized steam has it scanned in. In order to save you will have to refer to the Manual!
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Star Trail is unique and one of the best RPG adventures i have ever played. World of Arkania is very alive and dynamic, beautiful artwork and fairy music, a lot of secrets to uncover and mysterys to reveal. I am very happy to see this game on steam........install now and become a part of the epic adventure.

A bit late , but i reccomend to edit - dosboxrealms2.conf - this file can be found in the game directory, few lines have to be changed: scaler=advmame2x ; cycles=18000 . scaler makes picture a bit softer and 18000 cycles looks like the optimal speed.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
I played this game years ago when it was rereleased on CD so this is really for new gamers who want to consider trying their hand at some classic RPG gaming. This is the core of what hardcore old school RPGs used to be and why they were glorious but also frustrating at times.

No single superhuman adventurer battling through hordes of enemies - no man could be that powerful. Instead, you have a band of adventurers with real needs like hunger, thirst, illnesses, and broken equipment. Magical items? They are extremely rare and not the absolute destructive force they are in current fantasy games. Skills? Ha! Every skill you can think of you can upgrade, even ones you'll never use.

And there in lies the beauty and the flaw. You, the grand guide, have to decide how you want to handle your adventurers. In current RPGs, such details have been reduced or even eliminated to improve the gaming experience. If the concept of handling the challenges of weather, terrain, illnesses, wear and tear of equipment, and your adventurers' needs immerses you into the game, then by all mean you should purchase this game and maybe even the whole trilogy. If such details sound tedious and aggravating, then pass by this game.

But I shall also provide a warning; it still contains the bugs that the originals contained. They are minor, but they can still be irritating. The biggest of which I always had to deal with is the step wise error when trying to complete a quest in the swamplands. You must turn it off to access the quest-required sunken chest. Lastely, when in doubt, do an internet search!
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11 of 31 people (35%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
This game suffers from the same problems as the first game (the window becomes unbearably small when alt-tabbing), but this one has a feature which makes the game tedious. Instead of letting you save whenever you like, you have to go into the manual and find a certain word they point out. Such as "Go to page 34, on row 7, the 5th word." And the manual linked from Steam has been scanned, which makes it so that the pages don't appear on the page you expect it to. And going to the manual forces the game into the tiny playwindow. It does leave the game unbearable to continue.

I guess this was an old method to prevent piracy, but it just punishes the customer. If the window wouldn't resize anytime you alt-tabbed, I might have given this game a chance. The manual is needed not only for saving, but to learn what all the icons in the game mean, as there is no tooltip.
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2 of 19 people (11%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
If this had been the first RPG that I had ever played, I would have hated the genre. Its like a glorified point and click with horrible graphics, NES was better than this. I got this in a bundle, played for the trading cards and will uninstall it now to make room for a good game. 2/10
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4 of 56 people (7%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Way too oldschool. Feels boring and lacks action.
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2 of 57 people (4%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Waste of money
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