Star Trek Online

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

Application Details:

Version: Current Version
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Rating: Bronze
Wine Version: 1.9.23

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works



Logging in and character select

Moving around and going between ground and space 

What does not

Launching the game while it's not set to Safe Mode

What was not tested

Running a mission or instance.

Installing, as I already had it installed. 

Additional Comments

First, as of the 10/28 patch it is looking for a DLL it does not install.  Look for D3DCompiler_42.dll in /home/llewelyn/.wine32/drive_c/Program Files/Star Trek Online_en/Star Trek Online/Live/ and make a copy, then rename the copy to D3DCompiler_47.dll

Second, the new lighting system uses Direct3D 11, which seems to be the cause of the crashing on the Cryptic screen.  

Go to Options on the launcher, select Safe Mode, then start it.  It'll be windowed and at low resolution, but I was able to adjust the sliders to bring graphics settings back up.  I did see the message "Tesselation not supported, skipping domain shader creation" when doing this.

I then exited and edited the Gameprefs.Pref in /live/localdata to make the GfxSettings.DeviceType line read:
	PrefEntry GfxSettings.DeviceType Direct3D9
I'm not sure if this had any effect or not.

After this, I was able to start and login normally once, and extend the window back out to fill the monitor(as I usually play windowed anyways). Launching normally did recompile all shaders as the game typically does post-patch, so it took a while to get past the initial load screen - took around a half hour I think for me.

On the next restart it insta-crashed though, so it looks like the only way to guarantee launching it is in Safe Mode and re-adjusting settings afterwards.
selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 22 20161.9.23 N/A Yes BronzeLlewelyn Mistral 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 28 20161.9.20 Yes No GarbageJelle De Loecker 
ShowopenSUSE Leap 42.1 x86_64Jul 27 20161.9.15 Yes Yes GarbageSweettheSour 
ShowUbuntu 15.10 "Wily" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 13 20161.9.12 Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 28 20161.9.11 Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30837 Star Trek Online doesn't detect joystick/gamepad UNCONFIRMED View
33979 Still Life 2 demo crashes without native d3dcompiler_43 (or d3dx9_36) NEW View
40699 Star Trek Online Crashes after short while of game playon Ubuntu 16.04 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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