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Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 20, 2014.

  • by booman, Jun 20, 2014 at 1:25 PM
  • booman

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    Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen is a hidden treasure among older video games. Developed with the Unreal engine you have a choice of playing 3 different characters in the same story, but the levels, missions and action is different for each character.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Trek Deep Space 9: The Fallen in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Note: This guide applies to the Retail version of Star Trek Deep Space 9: The Fallen. Other versions may require additional steps.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    int 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.2
    Wine: 1.6.2

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.6.2 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: thefallen
    Click Next
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    Select all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.6.2
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows Version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop Size: 1024x768

    Click OK
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    Installing Packages

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_tahoma

    Click Next
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    Installing The Fallen

    Click "Select another file"
    Click Next
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    Click Browse

    Navigate to your CD-ROM
    Select "Setup.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click "I ACCEPT"

    Click Next

    Check "Full install"
    Click Next

    Click Next

    Click No
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    Installing
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    Uncheck "Yes, I want to install DirectX now"
    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "DS9.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: The Fallen
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.6.2
    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine
    Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
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    Display Tab
    Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching The Fallen

    Select The Fallen
    Click Run

    Note: Clicking Debug will show you errors and bugs
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    First-Time Configuration
    Check "Show certified deviced (recommended)
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Run
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    Video Options

    Click Options
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    Click Video Tab
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    Adjust resolution, color depth, textures, decals, shadows and other details
    Click Close

    Conclusion:
    Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen ran almost perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti. There were some crackling audio problems, but graphically it ran just fine.
    Since it didn't support widescreen resolutions, I set it for the highest 3:4 resolution and then adjusted my Linux desktop to match. Now the game will appear fullscreen.

    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Good game, good guide for uncommon game (this guides its needed)

    :)
  2. booman
    Thanks, yeah I thought it would be cool to revive some interest in this Star Trek game because its so obscure! Its really nice that you can play this game 3 times with 3 different characters that have their own story. Its rare to see games like that these days.
  3. Daerandin
    I'm a huge Star Trek fan (own all series and movies on DVD sets, have watched everything at least twice), and this game looks pretty interesting. But if this game is only available on retail it might be difficult to get a hold of. Still, I'll keep my eyes open for it.
  4. booman
    I don't even remember how I got it, but I definitely remember liking it. I never realized there were 3 different paths depending on the character you select. So its definitely a replay value.
    Amazon has the retail for under $10.00 but I'm sure its somewhere for download.

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