Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard

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Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Klingon Honor Guard cover
Developers
MicroProse
Mac OS (Classic) Westlake Interactive
Engines
Unreal Engine 1
Release dates
Windows February 9, 1998
Mac OS (Classic) December 21, 1998
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Availability[edit]

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

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\System\khg.ini[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Essential improvements[edit]

Getting the game to work on modern systems[edit]

The game installation executable will fail to run on modern systems (Windows 10) and will give a "Error executing program! (31)" error.[citation needed]
Workaround for installation issues[citation needed]
  1. Boot into Linux and install the latest stable Wine (for Ubuntu see https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu ).
  2. Use Wine to install KHG off the CD using this guide - https://fdossena.com/?p=khg/index.frag - (do not try and install the Indeo codec yet). If you want to watch the intro movie (recommended) then play the movie file on the CD using your player.
  3. Copy the entire KHG directory across to one of your windows drives or make sure you can access the files from Windows.
  4. Reboot into Windows.
Prepare to run the game on modern system[1]
  1. Install game normally (in case of issues check fixbox above).
  2. Download and install Patch 1.1.
  3. To install the Indeo codec, download Indeo Codec installer and run it as administrator.
  4. Press Win and type in CMD and select to run it as administrator.
  5. In an admin command prompt, type in cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64 then regsvr32 ir50_32.dll.[2]
  6. Download DirectX 11 renderer and extract it.
  7. Move d3d11drv.dll from ST-Klingon_Honor_Guard folder in extracted directory to <path-to-game>\System.
  8. Go to common folder in extracted directory and move all files to <path-to-game>\System.
  9. Download modified Khg.ini, extract it and move it to <path-to-game>\System.

Graphical Tweaks[edit]

Unreal Engine DirectX 11 Renderer[edit]

A fork of Kentie's Direct3D 10 renderer that adds more graphical features.
Runs the game in widescreen resolutions.
Improved lighting.
Adds ambient occlusion, screen-space reflections, and higher quality HDR post-processing.
As of December 30, 2020, the latest Unreal DirectX11 Renderer has ended support for this game[3]. The last supported version is 1.6.1.
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Disable DirectX 11 renderer's PayPal watermark and disable the link from being copied into the clipboard.
  1. Go to Options.
  2. Select Advanced Options.
  3. In a new window open Rendering section.
  4. Open Direct3D 11 support section.
  5. Set SupportMETextEnabled to False.

Notes:

If the game crashes while attempting to access the Advanced Options, open <game>.ini (see configuration file(s) location) with text editor and modify SupportMETextEnabled in [D3D11Drv.D3D11RenderDevice] section, instead.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Save[Note 1]
Mac OS (Classic)

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use FOV X command.
Windowed
Only for D3D, OpenGL and Software renderers. 3dfx requires a wrapper capable of forcing windowed mode.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Enable by default for D3D, OpenGL and Software renderers. 3dfx requires force a wrapper.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Framerate higher than 120 affects the gameplay.[4] However, having FPS higher than 80 breaks cutscene in Mission 6b.[5]

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Up to 7.0 with Creative ALchemy
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Matchmaking
Peer-to-peer
Dedicated
Self-hosting
Direct IP
The only method of connecting to online games.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6, 11 D3D6 renderer added in patch 1.1. Fan made D3D11 is available here.
OpenGL 1.1
Glide 2
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium MMX 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) 2 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. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2020-09-16
    Indeo codec needs more testing. Original folder
  2. Indeo codec, Windows 10 - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  3. ReportDirectX11 Renderer for WOT,Rune, HP1&2, CBU and DS9TF version 1.6.2
  4. Verified by User:Suicide machine on August 13, 2016
    See test results
  5. Verified by User:Suicide machine on 2020-09-30