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Offline Revan

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Dominion Wars not working
« on: 30 August 2014 03:43 AM »
Hello, everyone, I am new here.

I am trying to get Star Trek dominion wars to work correctly. I have it installed on both a Windows 7 gaming desktop, and a Windows 8 laptop, and they both have an identical problem.

I have installed it and updated it to the unofficial 1.05 patch. (I have tried the 1.04 and decided to go with he 1.05). I also went and got the dll wrapper from here: http://www.jiri-dvorak.cz/dw/

The game boots and seems to run MOSTLY normal. However, the mouse is incredibly laggy and slow, making it unplayable.


Is there any fix, or known cause for this, or is it just too old to work on modern systems? (In which case, should I just go back to using the galaxy charts mod for Star Trek Bridge Commander?)

Offline Revan

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Re: Dominion Wars not working
« Reply #1 on: 01 September 2014 06:25 PM »
Never mind, I fixed it on my windows 7 desktop. All i had to do was disable SLI on my graphics cards and compatability mode!


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Re: Dominion Wars not working
« Reply #2 on: 13 September 2014 11:53 PM »
 That is good to hear Revan. Would you care to elaborate on the exact steps you've taken?

 Did you use the original game? Or with the 1.05 patch installed first?
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Offline Revan

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Re: Dominion Wars not working
« Reply #3 on: 15 September 2014 11:55 PM »
ok, I am still unable to get the game to work on my windows 8 laptop.

so, the steps I took to get the game to work.


Step 1: Install the game.
Step 2: Update to 1.05
Step 3: install the .dll wrapper.
Step 4: Shut down and disable and additional monitors
Step 5: Shut down/ disable SLI (if you have it)
Step 6: set compatability mode for windows xp sp2
Step 7: set it to run as administrator
Step 8: set the resolution to run at 640 X 480
Step 9: set the option "disable display scaling on high DPI settings" to on
Step 10: run the game


So far, i have only confirmed this to work on a windows 7 computer. Nothing else that I have will run it.

Offline Hitotsuki

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Re: Dominion Wars not working
« Reply #4 on: 10 March 2015 11:53 AM »
I think that it should not be a problem.