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Did anyone else ever have Star Trek Armada (V1.0) brick their OS?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 19th 2023 by PatTheLogicalLiar to r/retrogaming | Story Time! | 8 pointsMost people who know this game would have experience with V1.02 from GOG which is stable, but I briefly managed to do it twice! Both with Win98SE and XP on a dual boot system.
I had memories as a kid of this game being troublesome and often crashing at unusual times, but I’ve never had a CD-ROM game install on original hardware brick an OS on me before.
Luckily, I had a restore point with XP so that was easy to reverse, but Win98SE was a whole other story.
The SSD initially wouldn’t even booth up, it would get past the BIOS screen and then would have a black screen with the familiar flashing underscore. No flash screen, no response.
I was able to get it into Safe Mode on the second attempt, but the partition with my games couldn’t be accessed so for a moment I thought I would have to do a fresh install, which would have required redoing the awkward partition format.
Again luckily, the 120GB SSD with Win98SE is appears as in the hard drive list, so I was able to use the uninstaller and nuke the program from that SSD.
I’d love to know if anyone else has had similar experience with the first release of that game.
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I miss the days when Star Trek Armada II was worth a lot of money even loose. Not sure what happened.
Ironicially the most stable way of playing 1.0 back then was to install and play it on Windows ME.
The 1.1 patch fixed ALOT of the problems, along with the 1.2 patch. There's also an unofficial 1.3 patch as well that helps.
Now you can just buy the game on GoG for 10 bucks, which is the best way to play it.
Despite the early bugs, this is seriously my favorite PC game of all time. Wish it could still be played online.
the program would also uninstall critical operating system files[screenrant.com].
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