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Star Trek: Borg The Interactive Movie

SacKid

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Report this Jan. 09 2005, 12:49 am

Hi there folks, I've had this game forever but I can't play it. It was made for Win 95, and now ten years later I have a computer running Windows XP, I've tried downloading the patch from Simon & Schuster, but that didn't work either.

So I was just wondering if there was anyone else here who has the game and wants to (or has) figure out a way to play it.

Thanks!

lDOSMANl

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Report this Jan. 09 2005, 7:42 pm

You tried the patch and it still didn't work? Did you make sure to use compatibility mode?

SacKid

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Report this Jan. 09 2005, 7:51 pm

Actually it did work, I just didn't realize it. When I attempted the installation, it would error out when it went to install direct x, plus whenever I inserted the CD it would still say it couldn't run. But while I was looking around my computer I found a folder titled "Borg." I looked inside and saw an executable, tried it and it ran fine!

I was able to play it through for the first time ever. Pretty neat game, better than I expected it would be.

Thank you very much for your reply, lDOSMANl :rookie:

lDOSMANl

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Report this Jan. 09 2005, 8:00 pm

^Actually just "DOSMAN", but some idiot reserved that username before I came here and then never used it.

Anyway, congrats on your success! I take it you've finished the entire game by now? This adventure's short length is its biggest drawback, but you can't really expect any more from a game that is made up entirely of live, filmed footage. I still enjoyed my experience with Borg, especially Q's often hilarious antics. :)

Dare7

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Report this Jan. 11 2005, 12:11 am

Oh wow, I completely forgot about this game.  I've got it, but also now have Windows XP.  Where do I get the patch; just google for it or is there a specific place?  Any help would be appreciated.  I never got through this game when I had W95 10 years ago.  Talk about a lost episode.  I can't wait to get back to it. :)

SacKid

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Report this Jan. 11 2005, 3:25 am

Well the support people just got back to me:

;)

Dare7

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Report this Jan. 11 2005, 10:20 am

Quote (sackid @ Jan. 11 2005, 12:25 am)
I unzipped it and used the autoplay, the install errored out, but it must have done the important stuff because I found the borg folder, launched the exe file and it ran fine!

If you need any help I'd be glad to give you a hand. It's a tricky little game.

Dosman is right, it's a pretty good game, you can even hit Q below the belt! ;)

IN-CREDIBLE!!! Thanks, sackid and everyone.  I did find the patch on the Simonsay.com page, installed it and, like everyone else, still got that "...will only run on Win95."  I simply found the exe. folder in My Computer and sent a copy of it to the desktop.  Yeah, baby.  Of course, everytime I put the disc in the drive, I still get the above error message, but who cares since all one has to do is click OK then launch the game from the new desktop icon. I can't seem to find the instruction manual.  How the heck do I "save" or "exit" the game without hitting Control-Alt-Delete to End Task?  I'm afraid this will damage my poor 'puter if that's the only way to exit the game.  There's got to be a better way.  Anybody know, or do I have to play the thing from start to finish?  Sheesh, I don't have that kind-0-time.  Would much prefer to save my progress as I go or are there point stamps in the game that one must reach that will save automatically or give a choice.  Remember, it's been literally 10 years since I last saw this puppy.  :O

SacKid

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Report this Jan. 11 2005, 10:27 am

No problem, press s to save, or q to quit ;)

Remember to click to pause it and look around for information with your tricorder. Also, there isn't an auto-save.

Dare7

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Report this Jan. 11 2005, 11:58 am

Quote (sackid @ Jan. 11 2005, 7:27 am)
No problem, press s to save, or q to quit ;)

Remember to click to pause it and look around for information with your tricorder. Also, there isn't an auto-save.

It's that simple, huh?  Figures.  Thanks again, sackid.  Sheesh, this just goes to show how old this game is (or maybe how old I am).  When Esc or F1 or F2 didn't work, I was like, "What the fudge?!!!  How the heck do I get outta here."  Talk about being assimilated into the game.  But now that you mention it, it does sound familiar.  And logical when you think about. :laugh:

lDOSMANl

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Report this Jan. 13 2005, 11:44 pm

Hey, are either of you interested in Star Trek Klingon? It was the first and only other Trek FMV game ever made. It came as a more-than-welcome surprise to me when I played it! It provides a fantastic, first-person exploration of Klingon culture like nothing you've seen before. That, along with the novel based on the game, make an incredible combination. It was directed by Jonathan Frakes and stars Robert O'Reilly as Gowron along with other recurring Trek actors (in unfamiliar roles). It even bundles a Language Lab for learning some words of Klingon (a great way to increase immersion). I have this game placed in the second-tier of my all time favorites list!

Dare7

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Report this Jan. 14 2005, 12:17 am

Quote (lDOSMANl @ Jan. 13 2005, 8:44 pm)
Hey, are either of you interested in Star Trek Klingon? It was the first and only other Trek FMV game ever made. It came as a more-than-welcome surprise to me when I played it! It provides a fantastic, first-person exploration of Klingon culture like nothing you've seen before. That, along with the novel based on the game, make an incredible combination. It was directed by Jonathan Frakes and stars Robert O'Reilly as Gowron along with other recurring Trek actors (in unfamiliar roles). It even bundles a Language Lab for learning some words of Klingon (a great way to increase immersion). I have this game placed in the second-tier of my all time favorites list!

Yes, I've got Klingon and have read the novel.  I only got to the beginning---of the game---somewhere and forgot about it.  My goodness, I know I can find it somewhere in my house.  (gotta big house, 4PCs and 2 laptops and software everywhere)  Will this game work on XP or will I need a patch like Borg?  I gotta search for this one. :)

SacKid

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Report this Jan. 14 2005, 7:17 am

No, I hadn't ever looked into it, but I'll have to now ;)

Thanks for the advice yet again, Dosman! :)

lDOSMANl

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Report this Jan. 19 2005, 11:26 pm

Well, I don't have XP so I can't tell you how it'll work, Dare7, but I know there is no patch, unlike Borg. Also unlike Borg you couldn't run it in DOS, so it was made from the start to be a Win 9x title. This could be considered good news for compatibility purposes.

...and how is it you never finish Trek games you start, LOL?

sackid: eBay is usually your best bet to find it, like always. I picked mine up at the Star Trek Experience (Promenade store) in Las Vegas when I was there in the summer of '03. I didn't really want to get it, LOL, but they had a TON of them in stock and all greatly reduced to just $3.99. At that price I thought it was worth buying and, boy, was it worth it!

Dare7

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Report this Jan. 20 2005, 4:40 pm

Quote (lDOSMANl @ Jan. 19 2005, 8:26 pm)
...and how is it you never finish Trek games you start, LOL?

Not just Trek games, buddy.  It's just that I play so many games, and since I discovered multiplayer internet games, I don't dedicate a lot of time to single player games.  I've been a gamer since---watch out, I'm about to give away my advanced age---since I first purchased and hooked up the (to a TV) Atari 2600 roughly 25 years ago.  (long before Xbox, Cubes, Sony PS and even the NES).  Still, it was quite limited.  But then the PC games Doom and DukeNukem came out in the mid to late nighties and I knew that gaming was going in the right direction.  In fact, that was one of the reasons I bought a PC in the first place.  Like I said, I now play so many games---and still have others I purchased months ago, still in the boxes---that if I get stuck or bored, I move to another game.  Currently, now that I finally finished Borg after 10 years, and Elite Force after 3 years, I got back to Doom 3D.  I like the game, but I've gotten desensitized from all of the gore and scare, now it's starting to bore me, so I alternate with Halo's multiplayer.  Lot's of variety in that game.  I already whupped the single player aspect of Halo a few months back but don't seem to be getting tired of the multi yet.  Now to bring this back to a Trek topic, I can't wait for Elite Force3, or at the very least an Xpansion pack for Elite Force 2.  I hope something's in the works. :eyesroll:

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