Star Trek Online is set in the year 2409, thirty years after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.
Each character is captain of their own ship and can choose between three factions:
Immerse yourself in sci-fi third person action, tactical space combat and exploring the galaxy in a beautifully rendered world of Star Trek.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Trek Online in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the Downloaded version of Star Trek Online. Steam and Arc versions may require additional steps.
Note: March 2017 Perfect World Entertainment ended support for Windows XP and Direct X 9. This guide no longer applies until we can pursue more testing in Wine.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.43
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.43 is installed and you can close this window
Download Star Trek Online Client
Go To: http://download.perfectworld.com/sto/star_trek_setup.exe
Save the star_trek_setup.exe in a folder on your desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: startrekonline
Check all three:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.43
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows Version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1920x1080 (or enter the resolution of your Linux desktop)
Installing Packages (Components, Libraries, DLL's)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Installing Star Trek Online
Select the star_trek_setup.exe from your desktop folder
Click Next again
Click "I Agree"
Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
Uncheck "Launch Star Trek Online"
Select "Star Trek Online.exe
Click Next again
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Star Trek Online"
Wine Version: 1.7.43
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine, click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching Star Trek Online
Select Star Trek Online
Log in with your account credentials (or register)
Star Trek Online Launcher will download and patch the entire game: 9 Gigabytes
Cryptic Loading Screen
When you launch Star Trek Online the first time, you will have to wait about 15-20 minutes
After that it launches fairly quick
Sometimes the login will fail and you have to login again
Adjust windowed or fullscreen
Adjust refresh rate and antialiasing
Use Render Quality and Graphics Detail sliders to adjust graphics
Or manually set:
More settings to increase/decrease performance
Rule of Thumb
High settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Low settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
Star Trek Online ran really well on my Geforce 550 Ti. I rarely had any issues with loading, controls or diplay settings. The game actually pre-set everything to High and the game is beautiful.
Every once in a while the mouse would not turn your character/ship completely around, but a quick right-click fixes it.