When i click on the STO execute icon its opens up a window and for about a second says:
Loading. Please Wait.
Then it immediately the window changes to saying This program cannot display the webpage
most likely causes:
- you are not connected to the internet (im here aren't i?)
- the website is encountering problems. (maybe so but wouldnt it be a more talked about problem here?)
- There might be a typing error in the address (im to stupid to figure out how to change that if that is the problem
I am on Vista and this was downloaded from Fileplanet. Ive done the download 3 times and i get the same error every time. I have tried opening as administrator and changing the compatibility in properties. Not sure what else to try that's about the extent of my knowledge =(.
Any and all idea's suggestions and fixes are mucho appreciated
the launcher uses elements of IE (MSHTML) so even though you may use another browser if IE does not work then the launcher will not work.
Some of the things set in IE can affect the launcher working
1. IE is set to work offline
2. IE internet options are set to use a proxy
3. IE is set to not display pictures
4. Autofill form is turned on (prevents you from entering your username and password)
5. IE has a corrupted cache.
all the above will prevent the launcher from working correctly.
Ok, It's late and I am tired so forgive the me if I go off track, BUT, I have solved the problem and hopefully it will aid others who have to problem. just a brake down of my system.
Machine and OS:
AMD Athlon 64 x2
2 Gb Dual Channel RAM
Nvidia G-Force 8800GTS
Windows XP Pro. SP3
Avast (latest ver.)
I was been playing since game release no problems but for some reason today I was not able to connect to the server. I would launch the game and get the Star Trek Launch window and it would say in short...
"The program cannot display the webpage" and give some
"Most likely causes" bla, bla, bla, and...
"What you can do" bla, bla, blaa.
Well this really got me going especially after all day of spring cleaning and just wanting to relax. Well lucky I am a computer tech and had still 1/4 brain power left and was able to see that I could:
1. Still browse the web with IE 8.0 any web site I went to.
2. Able to play other games with no issues
3. Disabled all my security (just to troubleshoot)
4. Reinstalled game (maybe some corruption but still no fix)
Even after all this still nothing just the same junk and not able to load game. Now I am really trying to hold my self back from just saying #&$% it. So I did a little process of elimination. Noticing that STO uses IE as a base for connection I went in an reset my IE to defaults under the Advanced Tab in Internet Options. What do you know, I can connect. Well I started change my settings one by one to my preferred choices like disable that pesky remembering of my passwords and user name and stuff. Changed my cookie settings to block 3rd party cookies and so on, and tested it each time and found that under the Advanced Tab in Internet Options is a setting called "TLS 1.0" (for those that want to know what that means, https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...Layer_Security) apparently this is the little bugger that was keeping me from pulling up the game. Once I checked the item it was fine to launch and load again, uncheck it and game would not work. Not sure if this item was checked or unchecked as IE will sometimes install with this option checked and sometimes it will without this item checked anyhow this got unchecked. Checking It seems to have fixed the problem, even after I re-established my security settings so... GAME ON TREK FANS!!! Hope this helps.
Other than that you may be infected or something else.