Star Trek Voyager tweak guide
Posted by Thomas McGuire on December 2, 2000
Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force is the ultimate, sci-fi first person shooter using the Quake III: Arena engine. The first game based on the Star Trek: Voyager universe, Elite Force pits players against a multitude of Star Trek enemies, including the relentless Borg & never-before-seen aliens, in intense single-player & multiplayer combat missions.
Did I mention Seven-of-Nine is in it too? The demo can be downloaded at Fileplanet if you haven’t bought the full game yet. Thanks to James Monroe (Lead Programmer; Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force) of Raven for his help with a few settings in this guide.
Next download the latest drivers for your video card & soundcard. This may solve (some) display or audio problems you might encounter. There are links to various manufacturers on the Drivers page. If you own a 3dfx card you should consider downloading the WickedGL for better performance than the 3dfx OpenGL driver.
If you are using an Intellimouse you’ll also need to install the latest drivers. You can get them from Microsoft. This should fix any problems related to that mouse with the game (Or rather, issues with the Quake 3 engine itself).
You should download the latest patch, currently that is the 1.1 patch, available here. This fixes multiple issues with the retail version of the game. Also you should download the official Elite Force Bonus Holomatch Map Pack from Fileplanet, which contains some extra maps for the game.
If you experience any lockups & such they might be caused by overclocking, if so try reducing the clock speed of the overclocked device. Elite Force can be quite sensitive to overclocking at times.
If you happen to have a 17 character long CD-key (A few CD’s came with this amount incorrectly – they should have an 18 character long CD-key) you’ll need to do the following procedure to enter a correct CD-key. If you have yet to enter in your CD-key, then simply add a 0 to the end when entering it in. If already entered in go to C:\Star Trek Voyager Elite Force\ (Or wherever you installed Voyager: Elite Force), open the BaseEF folder. Open the efq3 file with Notepad, once more add a 0 to the end of the CD key. Save the changes & exit. NOTE - The 1.1 patch allows CD keys missing numbers to be used.
Should you find that the game crashes when I go to a new area or level you should try disabling GL Extensions as shown in the Graphics section, although updating your video card drivers should fix this unless your videocard is quite old. This guide is based on the current 1.1 version of the game, although will work fine with the unpatched retail version also.
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