Star Trek Online

The current F2P (Holodeck) version of Star Trek Online.

Application Details:

Version: Current Version
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.9-staging

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works




Game Client

Game Play

What does not

Game Client in Wine-Devel

What was not tested

Ground Game Play


Additional Comments

Does not run in Wine-Devel or Wine Stable for me

Only runs in Wine-Staging

This is how I managed to get Star Trek Online running in Wine-Staging for Ubuntu

I can't guarantee it will work for you but if you are running Linux and having trouble getting STO to play ball then hopefully this brief article will help.

If your system is 64 bit, enable 32 bit architecture (if you haven't already):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 

Add the repository:

wget -nc
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository
sudo apt-get update

Now to install Wine-Staging - I tried it in Development and in Stable but it wouldn't run:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging

Now you can drop your installation from Arc or Steam into:


now you need to do a couple of technical things.

first of all do:

/opt/wine-staging/bin/wine64 regedit

then add the following key to the registry

				>MaxVersionGL 40005 (Reg_Dword)(hex)
The key Direct3D wont' exist so you will need to create it
and then add the MaxVersionGL value to it after.

Exit the registry editor and then run:


Click on the staging tab and select enable CSMT then exit winecfg

now do:

 cd ~/.wine/drive_c/"Star Trek Online"/ 
 Or whatever your STO directory happens to be
 then do 
 /opt/wine-staging/bin/wine64 "Star Trek Online.exe"
 Now you should be able to log into the launcher and watch the game patch.
 In the launcher options make sure "Full Screen" is NOT checked
 Now click launch
The game SHOULD now run all the way to character selection.
At this point you can go to options and change the game to run in maximised windowed mode

I do not recommend full screen as the display tends to lock up a lot

If you find the mouse is contstrained to the old window rather than full screen simply alt-tab to another application and back and it should update the rendering.

Click on your chosen character and select play and the game should run.

Increase the graphics options at your discretion

While using the mouse to look around I experience a lot of lag
however using keys to look around eliminates this lag

I recommend using mostly keyboard to play the game and be aware that mouse input can be laggy. But over an hour I have not experienced any crashes and the details are up full on my system. ( GTX 660 Ti, Core i5 3570, 16gb Ram )  So I am giving this a tentative Gold rating.

Hope this helps

When I tried to run in Wine-Devel the game would get to character creation / selection but when I tried to play a character the client would crash at 95% of loading resources.

This was tried with CSMT turned on in registry and MaxVersionGL set to 40001 and 40005 with no success.  Only  Wine-Staging has worked for me.
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 30 20172.9-stagingN/A Yes GoldRuth Moreton 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 17 20172.8N/A Yes BronzeJosh Billingsley 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20172.8Yes No GarbageRuth Moreton 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 02 20172.7Yes No GarbageRuth Moreton 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20172.7Yes No GarbageShadowsith 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30837 Star Trek Online doesn't detect joystick/gamepad UNCONFIRMED View
30984 Some keys do not work in different games (Trine, Skyrim, Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, Star Trek Online, Gothic 2) NEW View
33979 Still Life 2 demo crashes without native d3dcompiler_43 (or d3dx9_36) NEW View
39477 Wine crashes with alsa/pulseaudio in Star Trek Online REOPENED View
40699 Star Trek Online Crashes after short while of game playon Ubuntu 16.04 UNCONFIRMED View
41625 Star Trek Online NEEDINFO View
42696 Star Trek Online stopped working RESOLVED DUPLICATE View
42943 Neverwinter Online textures for hair, equipment, and mounts not being rendered. UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


­This game requires IE7+ to be installed for the Launcher to function.  

­­cd ~/.wine
chmod +x winetricks­
winetricks ie8 

If walking forward causes your character to roll you will need to enable a work around in the console before playing the game and once finished disable the work around.  This is a bug in X that has been fixed so newer distributions will not have this issue. 

Before playing: 

xset r off

After playing: 

xset r on

­In general you will want to play STO using the low graphics option in the profile selector that comes up when the game loads.  If you have very recent hardware you will be able to play using the higher graphics option. 

Any other bugs you find should be reported!

Which Server?
When reporting your test results, pleases post on which server (Holodeck, Tribble) you've played.


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