You are running Adblock...
We're really sorry for the inconvenience, but please would you disable your ad-blocker? Our adverts are relevant and non-intrusive, they appear only at the top and the sides, never in the content. They don't include auto-playing audio either, they really won't spoil your enjoyment of the site. Thank you in advance!
Want to see this appeal go away forever? Support us on Patreon and we'll make that happen! Click the button on the left to find out more.
"I'm not running an ad-blocker!" - Refresh/reload the page, if you still see the panda or have other problems then click here to contact us immediately, thanks.
"Why are you doing this?" - Frankly we're struggling to make ends meet here especially since the site got more popular. The only way we can think to cover our costs is to run ads, but if so many of you keep blocking them...
"But I never click ads!" - Doesn't matter, you should only click them if they interest you. We get paid based on the number of views AND the number of clicks.
"You ruined the site!!!1! I want to send you hate mail!!" - Sure, click here.
Another fact - We have the software and the power to completely block adblock users from our site, but we're not going to, at least for now. We figure most of you would like to support us and you only installed Adblock because of other sites that aren't so considerate with their ad placement. Please, don't punish us because of them, in the seven or so years I've been a blogger/webmaster I've ALWAYS considered the need to balance monetisation with reader experience. I want to build an audience not send them away.
So go on, whitelist us and any other site you love. If it wasn't for ads, the internet would lose a whole chunk of really great niche content like this, which would be a real shame in our opinion.
Now, go ahead and read the page if you want to, but wouldn't it be much more convenient if you just whitelisted us? :)
If the only question you ever thought was hard was “Do I like Kirk or do I like Picard?” then the 1994 film Star Trek – Generations would definitely have had you firing your photons. At least until you went to see it of course, as perhaps predictably the movie was quite mediocre. While you can still easily watch the movie on Netflix, playing the game of the movie is somewhat harder and despite our best efforts we haven’t been able to get trekking with this one.
The game would not install at all on our Windows 8 PC. The installer simply exited before it even started. Using our Windows XP virtual machine, we were able to install the game. If the installation appears to stall, make sure to close the readme file that may open at the start of installation. During installation you will be asked if you want to install Direct X version 3, you should decline this invitation. We also recommend doing the full/complete installation.
Running the game
Before attempting to run the game, you should set the compatibility mode options to run the game in compatibility mode for Windows 95. See this tutorial if you do not know how to set these options.
Even with compatibility mode set, the game did not run correctly. In the Stellar Cartography section of the game, the graphics for Captain Picard and Data flickered on and off, making this section of the game difficult to enjoy. When attempting to beam down to the space station to complete the first mission, the game simply crashed.
One slightly surreal workaround was suggested online. Some users claim to have the missions loading by clicking the screen frantically with the left and right mouse buttons as soon as you choose to beam down. We were not able to get this to work, however.
Can you submit a fix?
Know how to get this game working? Help the community and let us know in the comments below.