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# 491 Epic fail
10-03-2012, 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Archived Post View Post
Want to tweak your post a little to assist all the other people with install problems since your post covers all the tweaks which were great..
First the system I am running:
NVIDIA 9600GT with latest driver supported
Ubuntu 10.04
Wine 1.2 (Latest supported)


Do these steps in this order from here on in. These steps worked flawlessly every time.

STO will work straight up under Linux for just about any Distro provided you can do the following:
- Install latest Wine (above or better later)
- Install Winetricks

From here I will walk you through the setup that is error free install and run:

Before intalling STO:
- install corefonts via winetricks
- install d3dx9 via winetricks (Do NOT install DirectX itself)
- install ie7 via winetricks

- Now put your CD or copy to HD then run under wine.
- Follow the prompts and install as normal.

On completion do the following:
- Open wine configuration
- On the graphic card screen, do NOT select virtual desktop.
- select the first checkbox for the mouse and leave the rest as default.

On the Audio tab:
- Select Alsa (default unless your audio either works with another or works better with another)
- click apply/ok to close.

Now run the game, a white popup window will appear which is the ie7. Close it. login, run your updates which will take for freakin ever, and then play. Adjust sound and video in-game to what you like.

NOTE: When you alt-tab or anything that removes focus from the game, it will make the game appear as though it froze or locked up. This should not be the case. Look at the top left of your gamescreen and you should see a little 1" x 1" square. If you click that, it refocuses onto the game.

This was tested on Gentoo, Ubuntu and Fedora. Please respond to let me know if this does or does not work on any other systems.
I just installed Kubuntu 12.04 and wine and this did not work! IE never showed but Konq web broswer did. I was told to enable cookies but their was no menue to do that. I guess I will have to boot into winblow$ to play STO.
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# 492
10-03-2012, 04:05 AM
FYI I am a Vice Admiral and a STO veteran from open beta.
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# 493
10-19-2012, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by randolf2 View Post
FYI I am a Vice Admiral and a STO veteran from open beta.
Too dark and no amount of udjusting monitor settings work. Calibration slider does nothing even when slide all the way to the right! using Kubuntu 12.04.1 64 bit updated last=yesterday. Also using wine 1.4 ubuntu 64 bit version. Yesterday's update seems to have fixed the WINEARCH command - I could never get that to work - now I can install and run STO but too dark to play. I have installed the following via wine tricks IE8, Direct x and corefronts. I set multisampling and GLSL on via winetricks. I am using a seperate WINEPREFIX for STO so the settings only effect STO. I still have to use windows vista to play STO since Linux wine is still too dark. I keep checking here and the wine data base for suggestions on what might get it to work. I am running on an HP Pavilion dv6 1030us Entertainment Notebook PC. STO dosn't recognize my graphics card but STO runs fine via Windows vista even with some of the graphics turned up, so why not under linux unless the ubuntu video drivers are to blame.
Ensign
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3
# 494
10-21-2012, 10:51 PM
Are you using a Intel based graphic card?

I have the same issue using the Intel HD (= HD 2000) of my Pentium G620. Hardened Gentoo with Mesa 8.0.4, Kernel 3.5 and DDX 2.20.9

I found the following workaround.

export MESA_EXTENSION_OVERRIDE="-GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode -GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex -GL_ARB_map_buffer_range"

My STO start script is looking like this.

#!/bin/bash
export vblank_mode=0
export MESA_EXTENSION_OVERRIDE="-GL_EXT_texture_sRGB_decode -GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex -GL_ARB_map_buffer_range"
export WINEDEBUG=-all
export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.STO
cd "$HOME/.STO/drive_c/Program Files/Cryptic Studios"
wine "Star Trek Online.exe"
Ensign
Join Date: Dec 2012
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# 495
12-05-2012, 05:56 PM
I can run and launch the game, with wine, but I see a very dark screen. Do you have the same problem? I have Intel built in like you. My graphics driver is Intel Ivybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2 . I see the player correctly for a second, and then they turn black and purple, and I can hardly see anything. I messed around with a lot of settings, and it still does not work. Do I need to update the driver? bBecause I get un recagnized driver when I start up. Or do I need an actual graphics card to play?

EDIT: I have tried the work around, but to no avail, it still is dark.

Last edited by trinidog; 12-05-2012 at 06:21 PM.
Ensign
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# 496
12-06-2012, 10:33 AM
Hello trinidog,

i don't use the workaround anymore because the current Intel driver package (Kernel 3.6.8 + Intel 2.20.14 + libdrm 2.4.40 + Mesa git) doesn't have this issue but some performance issues on my new Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770t (HD 4000).

The following issues still exists:

1.) Every time a planet/part of a planet is on the screen the framerate drops from around 30-50 to 5-10. This is bad for 3 of the 4 Space STF's. I'm using a 1280x1024 screen resolution and all video settings are set to minimal/off

2.) After 2-3 Fleet missions (e.g. SB24, Mirror Event, Fleet Defense, STF's, etc.) i have to restart the STO client because of some kind of heavy lags starts. I'm using still WINE 1.4.1 so maybe this could be the issue. I will check this in the future.

Which distribution do you use?
Which version of Kernel, Intel driver, Mesa, libdrm do you use?
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Dear hardcore Linux users:

Please make note of the following: For multiple reasons I needed to run Linux. I was ecstatic when I discovered the forums and etc. information.

It took me a little time, please allow me the opportunity to share what I have experienced thus far.

Ubuntu is so solid.

I found that Wine 1.4 is crucial. Follow the instructions for the fonts / other programs / IE7 etc. and so forth. IE works awesome for the loader. It does crash if you launch a window to the STO forums or whatever in the Wine window. Just use your normal linux setup.

I found that I needed to also install PLAYONLINUX and make sure playonlinux was the initiator of the STO .exe file which runs in Wine 1.4. As opposed to Wine as the initiator - it just did not work for me. Wine can be configured through PlayOnLinux and note: an .exe can be isolated from Wine but you may not want this.

I personally preferred a Window 1600x1000 but I am playing on a nice flatscreen. I also wanted access to the web while in game and consequently do not limit my mouse settings to the window only in the Wine Settings.

P.S. I tried to a failure to update the video for ubuntu and could only go so far without a complete loss of X. My video settings are minimal for aesthetics and maximum for performance.

It now takes approximately 120 seconds to initially get in game. Once the maps patch on demand, the game and the maps move nearly as quickly as if a winblows machine. I am a life member and started sometime after Beta. This last time I was off game for many months. Once I went to many of the maps, performance increased and nicely.

I notice lag occasionally: stf maps sometimes, New Romulus which is seemingly and notably popular right now. Less demanding maps have been stable. I have had SNR server not responding only three times for a short while, only once was I dropped.

One thing that frustrates me and I do not have a solution at this time nor have seen on the forums or elsewhere: I will lose access to # keys on both keyboard and keypad at random. It has happened 3 times in two weeks. Please note: for key bind powers 0-9, the number keylock must be OFF but to type numbers in the chat, the lock must be ON. Loss of keys has in no way affected the letter keys, ever. Mouse clicking on powers is the usual repetitive and annoying process I experienced on the other OS.

My game play is rusty but not bad. A few stfs with some professionals and I held my own ok according to some good remarks from team players.

My primary toon is Dot@aokdot ---- by all means if I can help you make this work I will. I was dang determined to make this happen without having to purchase a full copy of the other OS. Are there some trade offs? Yes but I believe them to be tolerable. Once in a while, maybe one in 4 times it closes a little rough and has to do a file check on the next restart. Not too big a deal I think.

Thank you, I hope I helped a little and I was grateful for those who communicated ideas also.

Dot@aokdot [sci-o/3stars] - mess 'em up with SCIENCE
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# 498
12-08-2012, 12:30 AM
I have a Dell Optiplex gx520 with an Intel Pentium D dual core processor, (I checked in the Bios and it does have a Dual Core Processor.) I loaded Linux Mint 13 MATE on it. I have tried several things to get STO installed on this machine, (Winetricks, Playonlinux) and it still wont load STO. Is there anyone that can help me?

When I try to run playonlinux, I try to install ie6, I get the message "Error: AMD64 is set, but ie6 is needed." when I try to install ie8, I get the message "Error: L'architecture de Wine est regle en 64bits. Internet Explorer 8 ne peut pas etre installe."

Last edited by lordtrepid; 12-08-2012 at 12:43 AM.
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# 499
12-08-2012, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by lordtrepid View Post
I have a Dell Optiplex gx520 with an Intel Pentium D dual core processor, (I checked in the Bios and it does have a Dual Core Processor.) I loaded Linux Mint 13 MATE on it. I have tried several things to get STO installed on this machine, (Winetricks, Playonlinux) and it still wont load STO. Is there anyone that can help me?

When I try to run playonlinux, I try to install ie6, I get the message "Error: AMD64 is set, but ie6 is needed." when I try to install ie8, I get the message "Error: L'architecture de Wine est regle en 64bits. Internet Explorer 8 ne peut pas etre installe."


Dear Lord Trepid,

I would try IE7 next.

But I would recommend Ubuntu as it is very solid, we know STO can work on it, and there is tons of regular support for it.

Good Luck,

Dot.
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# 500
12-08-2012, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by dotaok View Post
Dear Lord Trepid,

I would try IE7 next.

But I would recommend Ubuntu as it is very solid, we know STO can work on it, and there is tons of regular support for it.

Good Luck,

Dot.
I would try ie7 if POL had the option available.
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