Frontier First Encounters was released in April 1995. It improved and expanded many of the elements of Frontier Elite 2 with classified military missions and better graphics. It also introduced the third military power, the Alliance, who though offering no missions of their own offered the ultimate mission, to explore the Thargoid regions of space and investigate the disappearance of the previous commander who went ahead with these missions
The CD version of FFE also included Full Motion Video (FMV) at the starports, where various individuals addressed you on matters such as the stockmarket, the bulletin board, the shipyards and your legal status. In Federation and Imperial systems they adopt a particular stance according to whether they view you as an ally or an enemy. The acting quality is variable but on the whole they are good fun
Click on the image to the left to view the complete Frontier First Encounters package
Budget FFE release
In the mid-1990s Denmark-based Euro Power Pack A/S re-released budget games around Europe under the "Platin" label. One such re-release was Frontier First Encounters, as shown in the pictures here. This consisted of the CD version of the game - thus incorporating the FMV - a floppy disk containing patch v1.05 and a spartan typed sheet detailing the keyboard controls. This is the version which was released in Germany, distributed by the TFV Group and it is worth noting that the patch version is not the latest.
For a complete guide to downloading and running First Encounters, click here
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