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Star Trek Online Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 11, 2013.

  • by booman, Aug 11, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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    Star Trek Online is set in the year 2409, thirty years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.
    Each character is captain of their own ship and can choose between three factions:
    • Federation
    • Klingon
    • Romulan
    Immerse yourself in sci-fi third person action, tactical space combat and exploring the galaxy in a beautifully rendered world of Star Trek.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Trek Online in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Downloaded version of Star Trek Online. Steam and Arc versions may require additional steps.

    Note: March 2017 Perfect World Entertainment ended support for Windows XP and Direct X 9. This guide no longer applies until we can pursue more testing in Wine.


    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.8
    Wine: 1.7.43

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.43
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.7.43 is installed and you can close this window

    Download Star Trek Online Client

    Go To: http://download.perfectworld.com/sto/star_trek_setup.exe
    Save the star_trek_setup.exe in a folder on your desktop
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: startrekonline
    Click Next
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    Check all three:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.7.43
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1920x1080 (or enter the resolution of your Linux desktop)
    Click OK
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    Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Star Trek Online

    Click Browse
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    Select the star_trek_setup.exe from your desktop folder
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click OK

    Click Next

    Click "I Agree"

    Click Next

    Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
    Click Install
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    Uncheck "Launch Star Trek Online"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "Star Trek Online.exe
    Click Next
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    Click Next again

    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select "Star Trek Online"
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.7.43
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine, click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Star Trek Online

    Select Star Trek Online
    Click Run
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    Launcher Update
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    Log in with your account credentials (or register)
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    Star Trek Online Launcher will download and patch the entire game: 9 Gigabytes
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    Click Engage
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    Cryptic Loading Screen
    When you launch Star Trek Online the first time, you will have to wait about 15-20 minutes
    After that it launches fairly quick

    Login Again
    Sometimes the login will fail and you have to login again
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    Optimization

    Click Options

    Display Tab
    Adjust windowed or fullscreen
    Adjust refresh rate and antialiasing
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    Graphics Tab
    Use Render Quality and Graphics Detail sliders to adjust graphics
    Or manually set:
    • Screen
    • Detail
    • Effects
    • Lights
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    Advanced Tab
    More settings to increase/decrease performance
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    Rule of Thumb
    High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    Star Trek Online ran really well on my Geforce 550 Ti. I rarely had any issues with loading, controls or diplay settings. The game actually pre-set everything to High and the game is beautiful.
    Every once in a while the mouse would not turn your character/ship completely around, but a quick right-click fixes it.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017
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Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Fryndr
    Hey Dem and Boo!
    Yes it still works. In fact, you can also install Neverwinter in the same place and it runs fine as well. I will tell you one thing. Star Trek can have some popping sounds when you play because of pulseaudio but it is not so bad as to be unplayable. Have fun.

    PS It runs without any sound issues if you are just running ALSA.
  2. booman
    Awesome! Thanks for confirming!
    Have you tried them with a newer version of Wine like: 1.7.26
  3. dem
    thanks,

    I'll install it tommorow, I hope it will work on my brother's pc.
  4. booman
    Feel free to try newer versions of wine! I'm sure they will work and have better performance.
  5. Fryndr
    Confirmed. I have installed STO with 1.7.26.
  6. booman
    Awesome! Thank You
  7. steve723
    I just reinstalled STO. All I did was launch POL > install wine 1.7.31 using POL tools. I then told POL to install a manual program using a 32 bit prefix and wine 1.7.31. I downloaded ARC and told POL to run the installer then I quit ARC so POL would finish and let me set a short cut. I selected ARC executable. I told POL no more short cuts and ended the install. I ran ARC logged in and downloaded STO then pressed play. It took a couple of hours to patch then I clicked engage. It took about 3 minutes to get past the CRYPTIC splash screen then about 2 minutes at the Delta Rising splash screen then I was at the character selection screen. It plays great so that means its Platinum for wine! Basically you just use wine 1.7.31 and select a 32 bit prefix and install ARC and that’s it!
  8. booman
    Exactly! I love it when Wine does a great job and Arc installs your games.
    I'm going to try Swordsman again one day. its a HUGE download, but I really want it to work.
    Have you tried any of the other games like champions?
  9. steve723
    Champions but not recently. It seems that all PWE and Cryptic games are similar. That means they are probably all platinum via wine now. Arc should run them all. Its probably safe to use the same wine prefix for all their games.
  10. steve723
    I think I'll go see if the Delta quadrant needs any more help. (STO) :)
  11. booman
    i hope so. They obviously use the same engine for each game. Or at least a similar version of the same engine.

    I'm going to try Swordsman one more time when I have a few hours to download it.
    I really want it to work in Linux
  12. steve723
    Downloading Swordman now. If I have enough memory (HD) I will see if it works. I notice you have to add Flashplayer to the wine prefix so Arc can find it.
  13. steve723
    Swordsman dosn't seem to work. I supect its a wine issue.
  14. booman
    I've never used flash with Arc or any client.
    Yeah, I'm sure its having the same issues as before.
    Can you post a debug?
  15. steve723
    I just discovered that I had several instances of POL running. I closed the group and relaunced POL>Arc. Now the game shows that it is still downloading the last 15%. I now think that I made a mistake and thought it was ready but I see now that it needs to down load some more. I will wait and post if it runs later.
  16. booman
    Yes, please post. Feel free to create a whole new thread. I would love to know if Swordsman works because it would make a great guide
  17. booman
    The Star Trek Online guide has been reformatted and revised. You no longer need the Arc or Steam clients to download and install
  18. steve723
    their is a spelling error in the paragraph right above the second picture. It says "Immerse yourself in sci-fi third person action, tactical space combat and exploring the galaxies in a beautifully rendered world of Star Trek." It should not say exploring the galaxies as there are trillions of those it should just say exploring the galaxie since its just one galaxy that you are exploring. Remember they are starships not inter glactic ships so you are exploring the solar systems in this galaxy not all the others.
  19. booman
    Thanks Steve, updated now...
    Thanks, I can see you are true follower of the Trek world!
  20. steve723
    Well we are talking about the best Statrek game ever! Being nit-picky would definitely be in character for this game. :D BTW one of my many characters in the game is Vice Admiral Randolph an un joined trill male.

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