Everything as far as I can tell. I've completed a full-game lasting hours. 3D-combat, NO-CD patch used (setting up for a friend who has the original), had to patch to 1.0.2 and included another patch, backing up executables and then applying no-cd
Game works in full-screen (not tried windowed)
using winetricks in a wineprefix, I installed the quicktime 3,
directX, and adobe acrobat from the CD. I also had to shop around for
patches that would work (likely because I used an ISO of the original
game as I was setting up for someone else).
Using winetricks gave desktop size of 1024x768, installed all VB6 & MSVC6. Had to create a fake drive for the CD
What does not
What was not tested
I suppose I only played the romulans
Trying to transfer to Xenial and Bionic did not work for the intended audience. Very sad, but works for me was nice.
I don't know if the GPU was using Intel or Nvidia, because it did not report.
Found UI frustrating. Used cursor keys to scroll in-game. Couldn't remember how to zoom out (user problem most likely) haven't played the game in 15 years
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Jul 08 2019||4.0.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Lewis Cowles|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64||Feb 03 2013||1.5.23||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maquis196|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Mar 25 2012||1.5.0||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maquis196|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 09 2012||1.4-rc2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maquis196|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Aug 27 2011||1.3.26||Yes||Yes||Silver||Maquis196|
For multiplayer; simply run
"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 1280x1024replacing "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.