I didn't make it!
I need system help with SCF3. I installed the game normally, with direct x8 but not game spy. When i go to play it the movies play through but the menu screen doesnt load up. Instead it blacks out and an error message comes up saying that direct x8 hasnt installed...Ive bought this game 2 times and spent around 120 pounds on this game and would greatly appreicated any help...thank you.
Direct X 8 hoses the game with Windows 98 or later versions. Uninstall everything including the direct X 8 directory. Reinstall your game; do not install direct X 8 or game spy. Go to Starfleet Command III web page and download version 534b patch (it will include direct X 9.0c fix and extra borg/romulan missions). If you just want to run the out of the box version, you can install direct X 9.0c by going to there web page and download the free software FIRST, then reinstall your game.