Star Trek: New Worlds

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Star Trek: New Worlds
Star Trek: New Worlds cover
Developers
14° East
Binary Asylum
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Release dates
Windows September 7, 2000
Reception
Metacritic 52
IGDB 50
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Multiple select, Point and select
Genres RTS
Themes Sci-fi
Series Star Trek
Star Trek: New Worlds on IGDB
Star Trek: New Worlds guide on StrategyWiki
Star Trek: New Worlds on MobyGames
Star Trek: New Worlds on Wikipedia
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary 1992
Star Trek: Judgment Rites 1993
Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity 1995
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Harbinger 1996
Star Trek: Klingon 1996
Star Trek: Borg 1996
Star Trek: Generations 1997
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy 1997
Star Trek Pinball 1998
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard 1998
Star Trek: Starship Creator (series)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Birth of the Federation 1999
Star Trek: Starfleet Command (series)
Star Trek: Hidden Evil 1999
Star Trek: Armada (series)
Star Trek: ConQuest Online 2000
Star Trek: Klingon Academy 2000
Star Trek: New Worlds 2000
Star Trek: Elite Force (series)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen 2000
Star Trek: Away Team 2001
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Dominion Wars 2001
Star Trek: Bridge Commander 2002
Star Trek: Legacy 2006
Star Trek DAC 2009
Star Trek Online 2010
Star Trek (2013) 2013
Star Trek Timelines 2016
Star Trek: Bridge Crew 2017
Star Trek: Legend‪s‬ 2021
Star Trek Fleet Command 2021

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Simple disc check
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Unofficial Patch and Bonus Missions[edit]

There is an unofficial patch that contains various bug fixes for the game, as well as an archive with a set of bonus missions.
The unofficial patch can be downloaded from this webpage or directly through this link.
The bonuses missions can be downloaded from this webpage or directly through this link.
The bonus missions include a modified game.ini file that unlocks all missions; set the resolution again by following the Widescreen resolution instructions.
Once in a mission, tapping F2 will zoom the camera out to the maximum view distance.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\game.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\game.ini[Note 1]
No real save games are present in the game; only the maximum unlocked missions are recorded.

Video[edit]

In-game settings.
In-game settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Widescreen resolution.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Game has a maximum hackable aspect ratio of the resolution 1366x768.
4K Ultra HD
Game has maximum hackable resolutions below 4k.
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30 FPS cap.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Widescreen resolution[edit]

Set resolution in game configuration file.[1]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>.
  2. Open Game.ini with a text editor.
  3. Change the values after GAMEXRES= and GAMEYRES= to the desired screen resolution.

Notes

This change must be repeated any time a change is made in the in-game options menu.
Only resolutions supported by your monitor are accepted; other resolutions will crash the game.
The maximum supported "standard" aspect ratio resolution is 1280x1024; higher resolutions will crash the game.
The maximum supported 16:10 aspect ratio resolution is 1440x900; higher resolutions will crash the game.
The supported resolution with the widest aspect ratio is 1366x768.

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effects, Music, and Voice.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Direct IP

Issues fixed[edit]

Running The Game On Modern Windows Operating Systems[edit]

Add a registry entry. (64-bit OS.)[2]
  1. Open the registry editor by pressing START in Windows and typing regedit in the search bar.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\
  3. Inside the Wow6432Node registry key, create a new registry key named Interplay
  4. Inside the Interplay registry key, create a new registry key named StarTrekNewWorlds
  5. Inside the StarTrekNewWorlds registry key, create a new registry key named 1.0.0
  6. Inside the 1.0.0 registry key, create a new String value named CDRom
  7. Edit the CDRom string value to the drive letter of your optical disc drive. (Example: D:\)
Add a registry entry. (32-bit OS.)[2]
  1. Open the registry editor by pressing START in Windows and typing regedit in the search bar.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\
  3. Inside the Software registry key, create a new registry key named Interplay
  4. Inside the Interplay registry key, create a new registry key named StarTrekNewWorlds
  5. Inside the StarTrekNewWorlds registry key, create a new registry key named 1.0.0
  6. Inside the 1.0.0 registry key, create a new String value named CDRom
  7. Edit the CDRom string value to the drive letter of your optical disc drive. (Example: D:\)

The Game Crashes When Starting a Scenario[edit]

Possible issue with file systems or other drive settings.[citation needed]
  1. For some system setups, the game may not run properly from drives formatted with a file system other than FAT32.
  2. This may be bypassed by copying the game files to another drive, such as a USB drive, which has been formatted with the FAT32 file system and running the game from there.

Runtime Error When Starting Game[edit]

Use a ddraw wrapper from an old version of WineD3D for Windows.[1]
  1. Go to the WineD3D archive page and download WineD3D version 1.7.52.
  2. Extract the files ddraw.dll, libwine.dll, and wined3d.dll from the archive.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>.
  4. Move ddraw.dll, libwine.dll, and wined3d.dll to the game folder.

Notes

The files from WineD3D version 3.9 may work with certain processor and GPU combinations.

Unable To Install Game On 64-bit Windows Due To 16-bit Installer Being Unsupported[edit]

Manually extract the game data.[3]
  1. Go to the Universal Extractor page and download the Universal Extractor.
  2. Using the Universal Extractor, extract the files from DATA1.CAB to a location of your choice.
    (The location you choose will become the <path-to-game>, though the folder can be moved anywhere you want at will.)
  3. Follow Running The Game On Modern Windows Operating Systems to create the registry keys required to run the game.
  4. Follow Runtime Error When Starting Game to wrap DirectDraw for use on modern Windows operating systems.

Notes

This does not bypass copy protection; the game will still check for a disc and will refuse to run if the disc is not found.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7.0a
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
Game installer is 16-bit.

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink & Smacker

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 400 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX compatible
16 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47322Verified by User:nccvoyager on 2019-10-12
    Thanks to Andytizer giving me the link for this forum thread, I was able to get this set of instructions working.
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=47322Verified by User:nccvoyager on 2019-10-12
    Thanks to Andytizer giving me the link for this forum thread, and mastan telling me that a different registry key is used specifically in 64-bit operating systems, I was able to get this set of instructions working.
  3. Verified by User:nccvoyager on 2019-10-12