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What is Stage 9?
This aim of the Stage 9 project is to recreate the entirety (inside and out) of the Enterprise-D from Star Trek The Next Generation in Unreal Engine 4 with a focus on attention to detail.
The eventual goal is to allow you to explore every part of the ship that you’ve seen on the show (and all the areas you haven’t) and interact with everything you see.
Imagine walking to Worf’s tactical station on the Bridge, pressing buttons on his control panel and firing torpedoes or sitting in Data’s chair at the helm console and taking the ship into warp! You can do all and more as we develop this walk-through to be as identical and immersive as possible to the show and the ship!
What rooms can I explore?
We currently have the following rooms in the latest version of the project (V0.0.10)
- Main Bridge
- Ready Room
- Observation Lounge
- Nine and Ten Forward
- Battle Bridge
- Dr Crusher’s Office
- Picard’s, Worf’s, and Data’s Quarters
- Transporter Room
- Shuttlebays Main (1) and 2
- Stellar Cartography
- Corridors on many decks
- and more!
What do I need to run this?
Stage 9 runs on the latest version of Unreal Engine 4 and as one of our goals is to try and get things as realistic as possible, it does require a fairly beefy PC in order to get the best frame rates. We recommend:
- Core i5 or similar processor
- 6+GB RAM
- GTX 600+ GPU
There are also quality settings in-game so you can configure to suit you best. Lower computers such as a Core I3 or Celeron 2 Dual core are able to play Stage 9 as well but on the lowest graphics settings. Your GPU must be able to support Metal due to UE4 requirements.
- Nvidia – GeForce gtx 4xx and newer
- Intel – HD4000 and newer (ivy bridge and newer)
- AMD – HD7000 and newer
What about Virtual Reality?
Most of us are pretty strong VR nuts and having the chance to explore this ship in Virtual Reality is why this project was started in the first place!
Stage 9 supports the SteamVR framework, which will allow the game to run with the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. We currently only have those two for development, so we can only test current releases with them. However, the Windows Mixed Reality headsets do play Stage 9 though with some resolution issues. We love our community feedback and work to address issues even if we don’t have the headset for testing directly!