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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. steve723
    Not anymore!:) It is less than a minute after the STO splash screen appears until the toon selection/creation screen appears. The cryptic splash screen takes a moment before it finishes and shows the STO splash screen. Of course I'm am using an SSD, so that probably helps. I Am running Kubuntu 17.10. got a used desktop that is around 3 - 4 y/o. That old notebook turns 10 this month. Time to donate it to church or an elementary school. Forget gaming on it, unless the games are from 2010 or earlier. Even then, Direct x 9.0 c or earlier or OpenGL 2.0. Now I have OpenGL 4.5.0 and NVIDIA 384.90, running or a GTX 580 and STO runs almost flawlessly. WoW runs good, but has troubles launching, probably the battle.net launcher being buggy. EVE On line runs well. Transport Fever (Steam for Linux) runs great with about 60 FPS according to Steam for Linux FPS tracker.
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  2. steve723
    I tried to install the steam version, but I can't get steamwebhelper to work so am stuck. Probably remembering the command wrong. I will bring up TES:Skyrim guide. That should remind me.
    I did it right. It just dosn't work! I used -no-dwrite and Win 7.
  3. booman
    The only way I can get SteamWebHelper.exe to work is by setting the OS to Windows XP and adding the sandbox switch
  4. steve723
    I still can't get it to work.
  5. booman
    So WebHelper isn't working and now you can't find a free-to-play game in the store, correct?

    Did you add this argument when launching Steam?
    Code:
    -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox
  6. steve723
    I didn't get the -no-cef part?
  7. steve723
    still not working. I willn try downgrading wine. Maybe they broke wine when they made the new version.
  8. booman
    -no-cef-sandbox is the most important part, but your OS has to be Windows XP. Then you can use the Store
  9. steve723
    I had to use wine 2.21-staging. wine 3.0-rc6 from PLO, will not work with
    -no-dwrite -no-cef-sandbox. I don't know why. The store never comes up. Wine 2.21-staging works. I downloaded the STO installer. I will run the install later today.
  10. steve723
    Trying STO now. The patcher is running.
  11. booman
    How did it go?

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