so, i tried to start the game (in safe mode too) and it will always crash when selecting the tribble server. i also wasted my time today to reinstall the whole game (with really removing every file and select another game location). it didnt help, i cannot join tribble. the normal server however works (even though, i sometimes get loading screens that take like 2-3 minutes until i am in the menu, i think there is something wrong too. recently, the safe mode was the only good option to enter the game). i never had problems before.
i reinstalled it now twice again and tried different things (running as admin or not, deinstall firewall,...) and its still not working. i can connect to the normal server without a problem but when i click engage for tribble, it immediately crashes. there is some bug report collector running in the background. it would be nice to inform people about this with some ballon or something. sometimes i play via 3G and i only have 5gb. those bug reports are 200mb in size (or something) and i didnt even notice about it but when i suddenly run out of megabytes.
couple of days later, another patch, another complete clean reinstall from my side and still, the game is crashing when i want to enter tribble but no problem to start holodeck (else from loading a looong time and i have a 16gb ram pc, dont blame my hardware)
yes and yes. besides this, i dont even have an anti virus software installed. only the windows firewall and i deactivated that too. its not like something changed. it didnt work anyone after one of those patches and even though i reinstalled the whole game, it still does not work.
i thought about this graphic card thing that castsbugc mentioned and i thought "lets play around a bit". At this point, i want to mention, that my laptop is using Nvidia Optimus. That means, i have 2 graphic cards. One Intel HD 4000 and the Geforce GTX675M. Normally, when i start a game, the Nvidia starts too immediately (like it does on holodeck). Somehow, on tribble, it doesnt, so i forced the application to use my Nvidia and it worked.
If this can be fixed with some code, it would be good. If not, maybe add a note to some kinda F.A.Q because i guess there will be more and more people running around with Nvidia Optimus in the future.