Riccardo Apr 27 @ 2:52pm
Windows 8.1 compatibility
I used to play this game under Windows 7 and everything was fine.
Now I use Windows 8.1 and I'm suffering heavy graphical lags after 5-10 minutes of play.

I didn't change my hardware when I switched to Win8, so what it could be?

I tought maybe it could be some Direct X error or something wrong with my nVidia drivers, but other 3D games runs fine.

Microsoft compatibility center states that STO is not compatible with Windows 8.1

(see for yourself: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Name=Star%20Trek%20Online&vendor=Cryptic%20Studios&Type=Software&tempOsid=Windows+8.1)

I've tried to run the program in compatibility mode with no success.
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Synchronicity Apr 27 @ 3:12pm 
Strange, I'm running it on 8.1 with no problems. The only issue I've had lately was after S9 dropped it messed with my graphic settings but after a few tweaks I was able to correct it.
I'm running DirectX 11
Win 8.1 64 bit
AMD Radeon HD7540D
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Riccardo Apr 27 @ 3:53pm 
I'm running Win 8.1 pro 64 bit
Direct X 11, nVidia GeForce 220 GT
4Gb Ram
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ 3,00 Ghz

I had the very same configuration with Windows 7 (except for the Direct X, obviously)

The game starts just fine but, after a while, it slow down. I've noticed another glitch too: when I try to edit the uniforms of my crew, ther's flickering over the preview images of the uniforms (I see the current outfit and the next one in the list as they were selected fast one another)
wdpsr Apr 27 @ 6:02pm 
In my experience with STO and Win 8.1, I've found it doesn't work well with DirectX 11 when attempting to auto-configure the optimal graphics of your system. In fact, sometimes you can get lucky, and it works with no issue. I've spent considerable amounts of time adjusting in game graphics and screen resolutions just to get the game to work right.

It's left me with one conclusion; it's not necessarily your system specs that are the problem, but a mixture of DirectX configuration, and STO's poor management of in game graphic optimization.

My only personal solution has been to launch the game, attempt to optimize the graphics manually, and hope that some how the Game launcher doesn't wipe out my saved settings on relaunch. This tends to happen when the game runs big patches.

It may be different for others here, but I can only type about my own personal experience with matters such as this one. Thanks for reading.
Last edited by wdpsr; Apr 27 @ 6:04pm
Riccardo Apr 28 @ 1:43am 
Thanks, wdpsr

So, I'm not the only one with that problem... I tought it could possibly be something wrong with the DirectX but switching from DirectX11 to DirectX 9 didn't help.

At this point, I can only hope that Cryptic will release a patch for Win 8.1
Legend Apr 28 @ 2:53am 
Have you tried consulting your tribble ? or doing a scan with your tricorder , it might give you the solution
Riccardo May 5 @ 4:05pm 
The guy at the tech support was kind and all, but completley ignored my suggestions about a compatibility issue.

He made me runs some tests over my network, instead. I found some problems there too, but I solved that with some adjustments in my router/firewall settings (with no benefits regarding the cyclical lag issue, though).

I tried to run the game in compatibility mode and/or set different versions of DirectX, but nothing seems to work.
TIME_LORDS May 11 @ 3:00pm 
she runs fine for me with windows 8.1, only issue i and a few friends had at start of season 9 was the blurryness when entering certain missions, but we found out it came down to a simple graphics option ingame, (Cinematic Mode) but seems the devs have switched it off on us for now till they get the issue sorted out, apart from that everything is running smoother than ever even with direct x 11 set ingame..
Mattdogking Oct 5 @ 9:28am 
I have Windows 8.1 and I can't play STO. Whenever I open it from steam or anything else, it just crashes when it gets to the legacy of romulus loading screen, so I haven't been able to play STO for MONTHS!
Mattdogking Oct 5 @ 9:31am 
Originally posted by Riccardo:
I used to play this game under Windows 7 and everything was fine.
Now I use Windows 8.1 and I'm suffering heavy graphical lags after 5-10 minutes of play.

I didn't change my hardware when I switched to Win8, so what it could be?

I tought maybe it could be some Direct X error or something wrong with my nVidia drivers, but other 3D games runs fine.

Microsoft compatibility center states that STO is not compatible with Windows 8.1

(see for yourself: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/ProductDetailsViewer?Name=Star%20Trek%20Online&vendor=Cryptic%20Studios&Type=Software&tempOsid=Windows+8.1)

I've tried to run the program in compatibility mode with no success.
I went to that website. Whats so funny is that look, Windows 8 is compatible, while Windows 8.1 is not. Strange....
rmcgarvey81 Oct 11 @ 4:59am 
@Mattdogking Windows 8.1 introduced some changes to some of the older (legacy) DLL files, namely they were removed from the system entirely so programs that were set to run on them soley get affected, I have a few VN's that refuse to work properly if at all on my new Windows 8.1 system because of this change.
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