For the last 4 months or so, STO has been consistently crashing on me during ground combat battles. I have no problems in Space battles or anywhere else. All of my other games work without issue. I've tried multiple versions of video drivers for my ATI Radeon HD 8500, and various other system updates (I'm running Windows 7 64-bit), but nothing has worked.
I've been a STO subscriber since launch, but the game is virtually unplayable for me now. I was hoping that the Season 3 update would fix this, but it's still happening. If I can't get this to work, I'm going to have to cancel my account.
I have the same issue as the first poster. I am on a Win 7 64 bit PC with an ATI 5700HD card - all software has been updated to current versions. The issue only happens during ground combat, not walking around a starbsae or my ship.
I have not tried disabling direct lighting but will do so and see if it keeps me from crashing.