Re: Patch availability concerns
The official Elite Force II site is no longer updated for legal reasons. Same goes for gaming.startrek.com, which I think was maintained by Activision.
The game's patch function (available from the start menu) *should* work, but I'm presently unable to verify this.
I'll see about putting a permanent patch notice on the Ritual website on Monday (it's already mentioned in the news section), as I don't have access to the server from here.