Retail version in English or German language, shipped as 1.0.2 or updated from 1.0 with the official patch
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99% of the game works flawlessly;
Patching to 1.0.2
Starting game without requiring a no-cd patch
Music and sound effects
Battles are no more unstable then they are in windows (we've all had the crash against 200+ Ferengi ships...)
Joining a multiplayer game
What does not
Most noticeable; Videos. I haven't seen a way to get them to work... but saying that, they don't work on my win7 install either. Must be a case of a missing codec, will investigate.
The other issue is hosting a multiplayer game, not a huge problem if at least one player is on Windows (and they can do it). You can select host, the bit will load up properly where you can choose settings, other people can join you but after clicking start then your game crashes
What was not tested
Nothing much, game simply works.
Remember, unless you are hosting then the game is PERFECT (would get platinum rating almost; single player works perfect out the box)
Multiplayer requires "winetricks directplay" which solves the joining a game issue, but remember, you can't host.
Not being able to host and video's not working are why this game is getting a silver rating off me. Can't be saying a game is rated Gold when there is anything wrong with it.
"winetricks directplay" in your Birth of the Federation prefix
as this will enable you to join multiplayer games over TCP/IP.
The following ports must be reachable on the host machine,
and may need to be port forwarded if you are behind a router:
UDP 2350, 47624
The game seems to hang when trying to "cancel" out of
multiplayer configuration screens; if this happens, you may need to kill
the game ("killall trek.exe" from the command line). Be sure to also
kill any .exe processes which are still running (using a tool such as
ksysguard) to ensure you can still use multiplayer later. If you are
running fullscreen and killing the game leaves you with the wrong screen
resolution, try issuing the following command:
xrandr -s 1280x1024
replacing "1280x1024" with your desired resolution.
The game's sound can work perfectly with ALSA, in later versions even with the default dmix (i.e. mixing sound with other apps like music players).
First, check you Wine sound settings in the winecfg configuration tool. Test your sound with some other application (like WinAmp). Some ALSA errors may show up on your console and sound will still work, so test it before trying to hunt all the errors down.
If you still don't have sound in the game, check that the option SOUNDON=ON is set in stbof.ini.
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by Pavel on Saturday November 5th 2011, 14:29
I am unable apply any patches, is there some trick what I must now?