Star Wraith 2 is an outstanding 3d space combat simulator by StarWraith3D Games. There are different missions and campaigns.
Just some of the missions include:
Training: You are given both audio and visual instuction.
Instant Action, Freeflight: This is for flying practice and weapons testing and there are no enemies.
Instant Action, Random: You just do not know the mission objectives untill you go to the briefing.
Instant Action, Create: You determine the number of enemies, the environnment and many other aspects of the mission.
Mercenary: If you like to kill for money then this one is for you. As you earn more money you can buy other spaceships.
You can customize the weapons at your disposal. You can choose one of three different types of cannons from a choice of Standard laser Cannon, Sun Rage Plasma Cannon or Elispse Ion-Pulse Cannon. You can also pick your choice of type of missile from a selection of Echelon MKII LRM, Viper LRM, Striker LRM, Warhawk MKV MRM, Rockeye MRM, Starfire MKI SRM and Exodus V SRM. You can even choose how many wingmen you have (up to 3) and even give them orders during combat!
Just some of the available game options:
Resolution of 640x480 to 1600x1200
16 or 32 bit color
Control by joystick, mouse or keyboard
The Heads-Up-Display (HUD)consts of:
1- Main gun sight, includes MDTS indicator when active
2- Enemy target indicator, displays enemy range and position, also displays any incoming enemy missiles
3- Weapon/Squadron damage level indicator, shows damage level of squadron and missile loadout
4- Main power level/weapon and afterburner power level indicator, also shows remaining chaff
5- 3D radar display, a 360-degree birds-eye perspective radar
6- Energy bias/speed indicator
7- Enemy target damage level indicator, also identifies target class and friendly missile range.
Main Flight Controls (Pictch, Roll and Yah) = ARROW keys and , and .
Throttle (Percent) = number keys 1 through 9
Trim Throttle Setting keys - and =
Afterburner = TAB
Jump Jets = J
Toggle View = V
View Left = INSERT
View Above = HOME
View Right = PAGEUP
View Behind = END
Zoom In = ;
Zoom Out = The key to the right of the ;
Lock MDTS = L
Target Nearest Enemy = R
Target Select = T
HUD = H
Fire Main Gun (Cannon) = CTRL
Fire Missle = LEFT SHIFT
Counter-Measures = C
Power Management (Energy/Shields) = [ and ]
Give Orders to Wingmen:
Attack My Target = A
Scanner Attack = S
Defend Me = D
Form On My Wing = F
Pause = ESC
Quit = Q
The author has included a very nice picture of the keyboard layout called "keyboard.bmp" He strongly recommends that you view this or maybe even print it out.
Win 98 or higher
128 MB RAM or higher
-700 MHz CPU or higher or one of the 3D video cards listed below
3 axis joystick or higher
64 MB or higher 3D video accelerator, including 3DFX VooDoo5 5500, ATI Radeon/2 64 DDR, GeForce2/3 64 DDR or better
Support for 2KX2K textures and 32-bit color or at least 3DFX dual pass 16-bit color recommended
The game looks great in 800X600 with 4X FSAA turned on (and even 640X480 for higher frame rates if needed)