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Star Trek Voyager Elite Force on Windows 8?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Star Trek Voyager Elite Force on Windows 8?


    Hello, I have spent the last day trying to get an old favorite of mine, Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force to work on my Windows 8 laptop. Unlike some others on the web, I was able to install and run the game setup easily, and the program installed without a hitch. However, whenever I try to play the game, I simply get a black screen. I can hear the game's intro cinematics and then the main menu but can't see or click anything. When I back out to my task manager however, it will often display a still image of the game but trying to get back into the game will just freeze it. Sometimes using this same method during the opening cinematics I can watch and hear them to completion, but as soon as I try to click on the game to bring it back it freezes instantly.

    A couple of times I have managed to get the game to display right and play, but it seems to be at random. Once the game displays properly it runs perfectly on my machine from the menu screens through the actual gameplay, but once I exit the game and try to load it again the same problem happens and I'm unable to get back in.

    I've tried all sorts of compatibility options but the game seems to randomly work or not work when I do get it running properly, there is no consistent compatibility setting that gets it to run. I have tried running the game directly from the CD, from folders in Program Files(x86) and Program Files, from direct copies of the game files from the CD to my machine, copying the game from a flash drive on my XP and directly accessing it on the Windows 8, and multiple times of uninstalling and reinstalling using different configurations on the Setup file.

    Has anyone else gotten this game to work on Windows 8? I should note I have zero difficulties getting the game to work on Windows 7 and Windows XP SP3.

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    Posts : 34
    Windows 8


    I've got it to work perfectly on Windows 8.1. All I did was create a folder on the desktop and moved all the files on the disk to the folder. Then I simply installed it and it has worked fine.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    I tried that before and just tried again with no luck, I still just get a black screen as soon as I try to open the game. Could this be an issue with my graphics card? My card is an Intel HD Graphics 4000.

    edit: I tested out the "demo" that comes on the disk and had the same result upon booting it up as I did with starting the game, an instant black screen. That would mean that there is nothing wrong with the game and something going on with my computer, yes?
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  4. #4


    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Sad as it might be your GPU might be incompatible with the game in the current OS. Try to find and install the oldest possible driver for it or uninstall the current one and use the default driver, which comes with OS.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Hmm...

    I tried running Civilization 3, a game I have already installed and have run on my Windows 8 before without issue but it began suffering a similar error as Voyager. This time I can see the intro and main menu, but attempting to click on anything freezes the graphics of the game. I can still hear it and the mouse actually does interract with things but the graphics remain frozen on the main menu.

    I checked my GPU drivers and they are set at the earliest state but that had no effect. I have no idea what is going on right now, help would be appreciated
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Try changing the graphic settings for the game. Anti-aliasing off and such.

    Do you have the latest HD 4000 drivers installed?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    The Intel HD Graphics 4000 version release on my computer is from 9/26/2012, searching for updates just causes Windows to say it's currently up to date. A quick trip online obviously says that is not the case, but trying to download the appropriate drivers they all return with error reports. Intel says to get the graphics from the manufacturer (in this case Dell) but Dell's drivers don't even work.

    The error log says "Didn't find any INF's that match active hardware" and I get this error report

    Exit code = 0xA005
    ResultCode = 40965


    EDIT SOLVED:

    I managed to fix things by just wiping the old drivers completely and then trying to install the appropriate drivers. It installed perfectly and now both games work great! Thank you, all!
    Last edited by arest; 04 Apr 2015 at 18:12.
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  8. #8


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Newer than 2012 I hope.
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