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Re: Windows 8 COMPLETE FIX - Vanilla Game

Post by Flocke » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:38 pm

downeaster59 wrote:When I added the three files from this thread to my botf folder, I get the little "Trek.exe has stopped working" window, with the icon on the taskbar. If I do alt-tab, or click my mouse, I get a black screen and then a white one, but no game. Am I missing something?
Depending on system this wine-dx-patch takes a long time to load, you just need to wait some longer ;)

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win8 64bit + UDMIII 3.01

Post by kingofgreens » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:53 pm

I recently got this new laptop. I came here & found the wine files which fixed the standard game (from multi installer) but after I installed UDM,The standard game still runs fine but the cursor lags when I run the mod. I'm sure it's a simple fix , but I'm by far no expert, so could someone please let me know how to make this work?

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Re: win8 64bit + UDMIII 3.01

Post by thunderchero » Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:08 pm

you must install the wine file to each install path.

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Re: Windows 8 COMPLETE FIX - Vanilla Game

Post by CmdrReed » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:49 pm

Ok, so I've been playing UDMIII with the mpr++ engine on my Surface pro 2 w/ win 8.1 without a hitch.

Here's what I do:

1) Install Vanilla Multi-Mod
2) Install UDMIIIdc
3) Install UDMIII 1024x768 patch*
4) Install MPR with UDM files
5) Right-click desktop shortcut to UDM --> Select Compatibility Tab --> Select run this program in compatibility mode and choose Win98/ME --> Check "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" and "Run this Program as Administrator" for good measure.

*This may or may not be needed, but why mess with something that's working?

It runs rock solid, no cursor lag or long loads.

edit: of course all the magic may be in mpr...

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Re: Windows 8 COMPLETE FIX - Vanilla Game

Post by Flocke » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:44 pm

am happy to hear so :)
3 should not be needed, 5 I'm not sure as I have no ms surface

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Re: Windows 8 COMPLETE FIX - Vanilla Game

Post by CmdrReed » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:30 pm

Thanks, again!

#3 Is more superstition, wouldn't want to upset the delicate balance.

#5 In my case was necessary to make it playable. Constant lockups without it (like before I could even get past turn 1). The Surface DPI scales to 150% default, so that may be it, but I haven't narrowed it down because trying all those settings was just a final "Hail Mary" maneuver -- shockingly, it worked. ;)

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Re: Windows 8 COMPLETE FIX - Vanilla Game

Post by BenMaxwell » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:47 pm

God do i love this peice of work, you did an AWESOME job on it, i got this before i even signed up on the forums xD

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Re: win8 64bit + UDMIII 3.01

Post by BenMaxwell » Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:05 pm

hey i got win8 with 64 bit all i needed was the multi installer patch and BOOM star trek botf was working :D

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Re: Windows 8 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by CaptainK » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:20 pm

I'm having problems after updating to Win 8.1. It had been running fine with the stock game and UDM prior to updating. I've used the other fixes in this thread to get it working correctly with Win 8. Now the game crashes within minutes of entering the game. (main menu works fine; My PC is trolling me)

It seems that installing 8.1 turned off directplay. So I tried turning it back on, but that did not help.

Then I tried installing an older version of DirectX, which also did not help.

Any other ideas?

Error log from Event Viewer:
Faulting application name: trek.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x37965563
Faulting module name: trek.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x37965563
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0013bd4f
Faulting process id: 0x18c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf0f08c7e4a5b7
Faulting application path: D:\Program Files (x86)\botf\UDML\trek.exe
Faulting module path: D:\Program Files (x86)\botf\UDML\trek.exe
Report Id: 26aabeb1-7afc-11e3-be92-0025223c7d01
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

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Re: Windows 8 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:07 pm

CaptainK wrote:Any other ideas?
what fixes are you using?

if you are using wine files you might try to re-download them and replace them they may have been updated.

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Re: Windows 8 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by CaptainK » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:07 pm

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CaptainK wrote:Any other ideas?
what fixes are you using?

if you are using wine files you might try to re-download them and replace them they may have been updated.

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Excellent idea! It was related to the wine files.

After some time playing around with other verision of them I can't get it stable.

It seems that fix may no longer be an option with 8.1 unless someone smarter than me takes a crack at it.

It's playable again, I just have to deal with the mouse lag.

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Re: Windows 8 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:12 pm

CaptainK wrote:It's playable again, I just have to deal with the mouse lag.
you can enlist in MPR++ alpha testing :grin:

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Re: Windows 8 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by zero gravity » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:43 pm

Hi

It is great to see that BOTF is still played after so many years :-)

Here's my complete installation guide that worked for me and hopefully helps people. It is based on what has been posted and adds a few things.

Installation on Windows 8.1 x64 from scratch


1) Download and run the installer BOTF_1.0.2_English_German_e.exe from https://www.armadafleetcommand.com/get-f ... le_id=1958 (MD5: 584e362fb828250082f57a96c485ae94)

Good places for the game files are:
C:\Program Files (x86)\botf (this is where programs should go)

C:\Users\zerzog\Documents\botf (This is an unusual location for an application but it will avoid a permission issue later on)

I chose Vanilla Install Recommended (SOFTWARE)

Installation options
Destination location:
C:\Users\zerzog\Documents\botf
Setup type:
Vanilla Install Recommended (SOFTWARE)
Selected components:
Vanilla Install (SOFTWARE)
Start Menu folder:
Microprose\Birth of the Federation
Additional tasks:
Additional icons:
Create a desktop icon
2) DirectPlay
At the first launch, a Windows pop-up will request DirectPlay to be installed. Install it even if you do not intend to play multiplayer. If you don't you will get an error:
trek.exe - Application Error
The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000022). Click OK to close the application.
3) Save game issue
If you have installed BOTF in your home folder you can skip this otherwise you will notice that you cannot save games due to missing write/modify permissions.

This is fixed in command prompt:
Navigate to the BOTF folder and use Icacls. Copy and paste this line

Icacls game*.sav /grant users:(M)

sample output
C:\Program Files (x86)\botf>Icacls game*.sav /grant users:(M)
processed file: game0.sav
processed file: game1.sav
processed file: game10.sav
processed file: game11.sav
processed file: game2.sav
processed file: game3.sav
processed file: Game4.sav
processed file: Game5.sav
processed file: Game6.sav
processed file: Game7.sav
processed file: Game8.sav
processed file: Game9.sav
Successfully processed 12 files; Failed processing 0 files
4) Sluggish gameplay, mouse behaviour

Solution

Download

ddraw.dll MD5: 54bb31d0eed33a487de145f118a75df3
libwine.dll MD5: 2b083c0af9c5ca9f7681bdeeb7eca8c4
wined3d.dll MD5: 500453184e14d73f9a00ac749d5a3c94

from
from
http://bitpatch.com/ie_ddrawfix.html
(http://bitpatch.com/downloads/ie-ddrawfix.zip)
or
http://tore.cnc-comm.com/TS_Win8fix.zip

Copy the three files into BOTF root folder. The game runs now smoothly.

5) Data Execution Prevention(DEP)
If DEP is enforced the trek.exe will crash:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: trek.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 37965563
Fault Module Name: StackHash_b4ec
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: PCH_F4_FROM_ntdll+0x0003C1AC
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 3079
Additional Information 1: b4ec
Additional Information 2: b4ecff3b9443b142f60bbc06eb6e396b
Additional Information 3: 585a
Additional Information 4: 585ad4415b3840448b5c1eee7bbb7672
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C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt
Solution: Set DEP mode to Opt-in (recommended) or Disable (not recommended)

6) Crash upon load game

I have noticed that the game sometimes crashes when I try to load a savegame.
Description:
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: trek.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 37965563
Hang Signature: 27e6
Hang Type: 134217728
OS Version: 6.3.9600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 3079
Additional Hang Signature 1: 27e635bff918958d8d051508bab81d54
Additional Hang Signature 2: 600e
Additional Hang Signature 3: 600ecf6bedd7538847722cbc0be0d389
Additional Hang Signature 4: 27e6
Additional Hang Signature 5: 27e635bff918958d8d051508bab81d54
Additional Hang Signature 6: 600e
Additional Hang Signature 7: 600ecf6bedd7538847722cbc0be0d389
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This occurs rarely and I haven't found a solution but it doesn't really affect gameplay.

7) It is not necessary to alter the trek.exe settings regarding compatibility modes or run as
Administrator
. None of these are needed. ICCVID.DLL comes with the installer and videos play fine. This had to be added manually with previous versions of the installer.

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Re: Windows 8 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by thunderchero » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:56 pm

Welcome to the forum zero gravity,

very nice post. :grin:

Note on location you suggest.
zero gravity wrote:Good places for the game files are:
C:\Program Files (x86)\botf (this is where programs should go)
this will work fine for single player games, but will not allow multiplayer games due to the space between "program" and "files"

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Re: Windows 8 problems/solutions please post them here

Post by zero gravity » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:28 am

I haven't tried multiplayer. The default c:\botf is best then.

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