Star Trek Online

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

Application Details:

Version: Current Version
License: Retail
Votes: 11
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

In short: Everything


Launching game (via launcher or gameclient.exe directly) 

Character creation 



All 3 races

Have tested on nearly every planet and in nearly every class of ship 

What does not

Everything tested worked fine


What was not tested

Not every individual planet/ship was tested, but there was enough testing to say everything will work normally, and any crashes/issues with a specific planet/ship are isolated issues.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I would choose platinum, as the game itself is 100% playable without any DLL overrides, however you need to install IE8 for the launcher to work, which isn't required for gameplay (you can start the game using the GameClient.exe file directly) but the launcher is required for initial install and updating. During the first launch of the game in each Wine prefrix, the game will sit on the Iconian War "Loading" screen after the Cryptic loading screen for anywhere between 1 and 40 minutes. Please allow this process to complete, it will eventually load up your character selection screen. Subsequent loading times will be significantly lower, as expected. (loads within 1-2mins at most) Troubleshooting tips: If launcher doesn't work: Install IE8 via winetricks. (use winecfg to set wine ver to WinXP first) If game crashes: Try adding d3dx11_36, d3dx11_42 and d3dx11 to the winecfg library list manually and set them to "Disabled" (This shouldn't be required regardless of Wine version if you set the windows version to XP) *THIS SHOULD ONLY BE REQUIRED ON VERSIONS BELOW 1.7.51* If you are experiencing low FPS on an Nvidia GPU: 1. Ensure you have the most up-to-date PROPRIOTERY NVidia Driver (nouveau is not compatible with most games or Wine). 2. Create a launch script to launch the game, adding export GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 and export LD_PRELOAD="" to the script. Example below. If you are having overall poor performance, double-check that winecfg has the windows type set to XP or 7 (vista, 8, 8.1 and 10 all had lower performance in my tests) Example script: #!/bin/bash export GL_THREADED_OPTIMIZATIONS=1 export LD_PRELOAD="" WINEDEBUG=-all WINEPREFIX=~/.wine wine "/home/user/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Star Trek Online/Star Trek Online.exe"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Feb 15 20205.0-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumAndrew Schott 
ShowUbuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jun 19 20194.0.1Yes No NoGarbagePeter Crawley 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 31 20172.21-stagingYes Yes NoSilverSilvio Kozasa 
ShowFedora 26 x86_64Sep 22 20172.17-stagingYes Yes NoSilverJoseph Lyda 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20172.13-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes BronzeThomas W. 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
18296 Applications seeing key-up events when keys auto-repeat (not a Wine bug) CLOSED INVALID View
21248 No sound in multiple applications, needs mmdevapi implemented CLOSED FIXED View
24772 Star Trek Online demo downloader crashes CLOSED WORKSFORME View
28852 Star Trek Online, sound distorted/stutters CLOSED FIXED View
29815 Star Trek Online: Mouselook (hold right click) jumps all over CLOSED DUPLICATE View
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) STAGED View
32999 Star Trek Online hotkey problem CLOSED DUPLICATE View
33979 Still Life 2 demo crashes without native d3dcompiler_43 (or d3dx9_36) NEW View
34423 Star Trek Online won't display options menu CLOSED ABANDONED View
34424 Can't log into September 2013 version of Star Trek Online launcher CLOSED ABANDONED 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 crashes on loading screen NEEDINFO View
42696 Star Trek Online stopped working CLOSED DUPLICATE View
42923 Neverwinter Online new module crashes with wine-2.7-staging CLOSED FIXED View
42943 Neverwinter Online textures for hair, equipment, and mounts not being rendered. CLOSED DUPLICATE 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.