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Post by thunderchero »

First thing I would suggest would be redownload and reinstall.

In the past the error you are getting was due to something was preventing the silent command prompt from running (this adds mod file to the base files)

you can also read this post and try to run the bat file manually
viewtopic.php?p=48681#p48681

note; the command prompt could be blocked for many different reasons examples;

anti virus software
protected drive location
bat file blocked by OS
unable to read registry to find location of stbof.res
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Posting SOLUTION from other forum page
MAniX wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:11 pm
thunderchero wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:07 pm
MAniX wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:50 pm Example:
Currently running under the v2.0 Delta Quad mod, normal difficulty, turn 90 noticed issue with subjugated Qo'nos, then with other owned planets. Has been replicated under Vanilla and RIF mods, irrespective of race chosen. Usually happens around 80-90 turns in.
Delta Quad mod is released "as is" and from your crash log it is missing a file. (over 10 years and first report of issue)

to fix issue extract the fun.tga and rename funw.tga and re-add file to stbof.res with UE
SOLVED
Absolute legend, thunderchero, thank you!! - Yes, on reload of game, Praxis system queue now seems editable without crash. I will test further in this game (no issues at turn 137 so far) and others to ensure no additional system faults and will also keep an eye out on the other mods to see if this error repeats out on anything or does anything that is an issue on Linux.

Not at all suprised in this error not being seen in 10 years - just my kind of luck. I have owned a copy of BOTF since 1999 (about a month after launch), but spent the rest of 1999 trying to get it to run consistently on a shaky intel 486DX2 processer running 66MHz overclocked to 90MHz and some 12mb mismatched RAM. My woes have never really changed since then - every few years I return to the game and have to battle to get it to work in new environments!

Solution in full for reference (based on Linux but may also be relevant on other OS's):
- using UE (under Linux), for anyone in future, download the UE from the forum and extract to a folder outside the PlayOnLInux folder
- run using

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java -jar UE.jar
- my above code is a Linux specific command line execution to run UE (MS windows can run as executable or with bat file at command line), if you need Java on Debian based systems (should be as standard) try

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sudo apt install default-jre
- you can verify java install before and after with

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java --version
- click Open in UE, and nav to stbof.res
- click Edit > Other > Files. Search and Extract fun.tga,
- rename extracted fun.tga to funw.tga in file explorer of choice,
- in UE, click Add, and save (compiles), on Exit, updates file and made changes to trek.exe.

Also, for future users of PlayOnLInux and specifically using BOTF under Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.10, I have noted in a prev post about the OpenGL 32bit drivers needed to resolve or error will be a fatal crash with screen resizing to resolution but not loading game (system will need force reboot in that case FYI). Movie on start can cause crashes so I also removed from stbof.ini to improve loading.
MAniX wrote: Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:26 pm Resolve the known 32bit driver issue for OpenGL by installing libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 [reference: OpenGL 32bit error PlayOnLinux]
Hopefully some of the above will assist future resolutions and thanks to all for the welcome to the forum and assistance.
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EDIT: Solution: Use Lutris to run BOTF simply. It works on Steamdeck. viewtopic.php?p=56717#p56717 for more info

I received a steamdeck, and I love it so much! My primary PC is dead, so I will wait for a better computer this fall. I will use my steamdeck as a temporary PC replacement. I tried other games, and it turns out to be pretty good!

Now, I like to try getting my fav game, BOTF to run on my steamdeck. I used to a program calling "bottles" to install BOTF All in One installer 2.0.0, and it went so well. I started up and got the black screen, but I can see the mouse cursor. I tried a stbof.ini workaround: MOVIEON=OFF and SOUNDON=OFF. They don't work. Please advise? Any suggestion?

Thanks a lot!

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no idea how steamdeck works or what it uses to run games.

did you install dxwnd? if so did you try to run trek.exe directly?

I doubt if others here will be much help, you might want to contact steamdeck or a steamdeck forum.
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Sorry for a late response.

I am told to try using lutris to run BOTF, and it works! HOWEVER, I can't get the game to actual fullscreen. I am trying to find a workaround.

Steamdeck uses SteamOS, which is a Linux distribution developed by Valve and based on the Arch Linux distribution with a KDE Plasma 5 desktop.
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Steamdeck can run Windows games through Proton, which is based on wine. Someone in the Steamdeck forum on reddit was able to get BOTF working on Steamdeck. I'm planning to get one myself, but I posted this in case anyone else is looking for an answer to the Steamdeck question!
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