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Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force Guide

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  • by booman, Mar 1, 2014 at 2:17 PM
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    Star Trek Voyager is a first person sci-fi shooter based after the TV show. All of the main cast is there including their real voices as well.

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    The plot takes place in several amazing alien ships including the Borg. Your character will have access to all the standard Trekkie weapons and the famous Holodeck.

    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the retail version of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

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

    Mint 16 32-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Installing Wine

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    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 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window


    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: startrekvoyager
    No spaces
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine: 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Note: If you are running a 64-bit system, PlayOnLinux will prompt if you want to use a 64-bit or 32-bit virtual drive.
    Always select 32-bit virtual drive

    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: 1024x768

    Click OK
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    Installing Libraries (Windows Components/Packages)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Installing Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force

    If you have the CD-ROM inserted, always select "Select another file"
    For some reason Autorun seems to have problems with most games.

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your CD-ROM
    Select: Setup.exe
    Click Open
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    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Yes

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Installing
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    Desktop Shortcut?
    Click No

    Register?
    Click No

    Click Finish

    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select stvoy.exe
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.6.2

    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine

    Click the arrow to select other versions of Wine
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    Display Tab
    GLSL: disabled
    Direct Draw Renderer: opengl
    Video memory size: Select the amount of Memory your video card has
    Offscreen rendering mode: fbo
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    Close Configure

    Launching Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select Star Trek Voyager
    Click Run
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    Initial Configure
    Click Accept
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    Click Configure
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    Click Video
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    Use presets to configure video
    Adjust textures and detail

    Note: Most laptops should handle all settings on high. Resolution of Linux Desktop need to match in-game resolution to see fullscreen.

    Click "Apply Changes"
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    Patching Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force

    Download the 1.2 patch from: http://www.gamefront.com/files/files/606344/eliteforcepatch1_2.exe
    Save to your desktop

    Access denied error
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    To a avoid this error follow these steps

    Navigate to /home/username/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/startrekvoyager/drive_c/Program Files/Raven/Star Trek Voyager Elite Force

    Note: Use your login in place of "username"

    Right-click stvoyHM.exe & stvoy.exe
    Select "Read and write" for all
    Click Close
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    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    Miscellaneous Tab
    Click "Run a .exe file in this virtual drive"
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Select "eliteforcepatch1_2.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Copying...

    Click Finish

    Conclusion:
    I tested with many Wine versions and newer versions but continued to get random frame lags. I recommend using Wine 1.6.2, but you may get better results with Wine 1.3.8 or expieriementing with other ones. Also, I found that Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force does not support modern widescreen resolutions. So you will have to select the recommended resolutions and make sure to set your Linux desktop resolution before launching.
    Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force is extremely fun and engaging! Its amazing how fun it is even though its 14 years old.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

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