I use the launcher that comes with the installation. Also i tried a supposedly updated launcher as specified in my original posting.
When reinstalling STO i already used the direct download in the link you provided. I began from scratch, downloaded the whole thing again and installed it cleanly. As said, the launcher still crashes after i press "login".
A required vertex shader failed to compile or load. This failure may be due to unsupported hardware on your system, in which case this failure may persist every time you attempt to start the client.
This is the error screen i get after patching I can not get any further whether on or off line. I have windows xp with 200gig hd and 2gig ram i have an nvidia mx420 graphics card. I have tried to update the drivers but there already up to date. Please help.
Yeah I've been haveing this problem for over a week now I keep trying and did same here new launcher etc... and I still crash with error when clicking Login. I think this started around the time I installed the NW beta Launcher?