Trekkie At Large.....
26th April 2004
OK, this is the full patch download I'm talking about. I uninstalled & reinstalled the game, then I installed the patch. Now right before it goes to the main menu screen, after the loading screen, it crashes back to the desktop and a error message comes up. WHAT DO I DO TO FIX IT??!!:confused:
V531 full patch download? I'm not aware of it. The only version I'm aware of is an addon to V500. The download page on SFC3Files has full instructions.
ok well i had the same prob with mine what happing is patches have to be installed in ORDER ! first you get the 1.01 beta patch it has a nemesis add on on it and then you down load the 1.01 beta vs 531 build it worked for me. and i haven't the slightest idea where to find the vs 500 didn't know it existed any way try that see if it works
I'm sorry about the lack of clarity in my last post. What I tried to say was that you cannot patch straight to build 531; you need to patch to build 500 and then to 531, as Fleet_Cmdr_Vaebn_GF has just explained. Both the build 500 and build 531 patches are available on SFC3Files, usually in the top ten downloads list.
where excally is the top ten download list located on the site ??
I don't like to use cheats!
13th May 2004
Fleet_Cmdr_Vaebn_GFok well i had the same prob with mine what happing is patches have to be installed in ORDER ! first you get the 1.01 beta patch it has a nemesis add on on it and then you down load the 1.01 beta vs 531 build it worked for me. and i haven't the slightest idea where to find the vs 500 didn't know it existed any way try that see if it works
I'm planning on doing the patch downloads this weekend, and I have a couple of questions. 1. I read that th 531 patch is about 28 Meg in size. How big is the 500 patch? I only have dial-up access with a 70 Meg download limit per month, so would be handy to know before I go ahead and do it. 2. I also read that you should not install the Nemesis ad-on or generations at war if you are wanting to install the 531 patch. Can these 2 mods be installed after the 531 patch has been installed successfully? :confused:
well yes the 531 is 28.8 mb in size and as far as the other it not the nemesis add on it just has a extra mission on it that happens to be from nemsis
The Top Ten Downloads list is about two-thirds of the way down the SFC3Files home page; scroll down and you will find a section titled 'Weekly Top 10 Downloads'.
The 500 patch is 11.12MB (UK version 13.63MB). With the 531 patch at 28.87MB this comes to 39.99MB (42.50MB for the UK version).
All versions of the 500 patch include the DirectX 9 fix, the Nemesis addon and the Borg mini-campaign. It is my understanding that the latest version of the Generations at War mod includes the 531 patch so if you want to install that then install it instead of the 531 patch. The Dominion Wars mod also includes it, but the Unity mod doesn't (and is most likely incompatible).
Heavy Weapons Specialist
23rd May 2003
i have a big problem with build 531 too. i've followed the instructions providied (including installing everything in the right order) and when i play the game the graphics are all screwed up. the game still plays, but the ships do not appear. multicolored patches cover the screen. the phasers, shields, and torps show up fine. planets do not appear too.
i've done this twice with no luck. any suggestions?
It's Not Easy Being Green
10th November 2003
moved ot proper thred.
ok first uninstall sfc3 an deleat the folder.
two, install sfc3
three install the patch: http://sfc3.filefront.com/file.info?ID=25306 28BM
then install your mod.