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[Guide] - Armada 2 Setup

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    #1
     –  Last edited by JCarrill0; Sat 03 Mar, 2018 9:22 PM.
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    Greetings,

    This thread has been created to compile the installation instructions for Armada 2, for any of the events we host -- this includes stock Armada 2 events, as well as Fleet Operations.

    While you can get Star Trek Armada 2 to run on Windows 7 with fairly minor adjustments, you might still have problems with your graphics and you won't be able to connect in multiplayer mode. By following these instructions you'll have 3 different options to play STA 2:

    1) Armada 2 'original' game play with multiplayer option using the 1.1 and 1.25 patch with multiplayer mode by connecting through Tunngle.
    2) In Fleet Ops mode, with multiplayer mode by connecting through Tunngle.
    3) In Classic mode using the Classic mod, with multiplayer mode by connecting through Tunngle.

    This setup has been installed by 3 different members on their systems and tested by playing single, instant action and multiplayer games.

    If these instructions don't work, or you have trouble understanding them, please contact myself or a member of the Tactical staff. Also, if you find something which enables your game to work after a problem, please report the fix for your problem.

    ARMADA 2 SETUP - BASIC STEPS
    Basically you'll be installing 2 mods onto the orginal STA2 game by following the following steps:
    (for detailed instructions and links continue down)
    1 - Clean install STA 2 from the origanal cd.
    2 - Update the game to 1.1 by using the origanal patch.
    3 - Update the game to 1.25 by using the unofficial patch.
    4 - If you want to play multiplayer games: download and install Tunngle.

    If all you want to play is the most original form of Armada 2, then you need not go any further than this.
    You can play the campagin, single player en multiplayer games (using Tunngle to connect) with this version.
    If you want to try out the mods that were made for Armada 2, then you also have to complete the following steps:


    5 - Download and install the STA 2 Fleet Operations mod v 3.2.7
    6 - Download and install the STA 2 Classic gameplay mod (if you want to use this).
    7 - When you start STA 2 choose "Options" from the main menu. You will see a choice of 2 different types of gameplay: Fleet Ops and Classic. Choose what you what to play and you will go to the main menu of that mod.
    8 - Once again: if you want to play multiplayer games: download and install Tunngle.

    Please Note: You MUST install all of the above in this order!

    ARMADA 2 SETUP
    Installing STA 2 is a simple matter of inserting the cd into your pc and hitting autorun. After you have installed the game, make sure to patch the game to 1.1. (official patch) and then further on to 1.25 (unofficial patch).

    Multiplayer access is a problem with just the 1.1 patch (it crashes), but with the 1.25 patch you can do multiplayer games using Tunngle. Sometimes the intro graphics are distorted, but the main menu shows up without any problems. This should enable you to play the game in single player mode, so long as you have your CD in.

    Known Issues.
    1) If a pop up appears after trying to launch the game, stating that you "don't have enough RAM", then make sure to check the options, within the properties of the shortcut you are using -- "Run as Administrator" as well as set the compatibility mode to "Windows XP Service Pack 3".
    2) Some graphic distortion can take place, especially if you're running 2 monitors simultaneously on your system.

    Downloads.

    You can download the Star Trek: Armada 2 Official 1.1 Patch by clicking HERE

    You can download the Star Trek: Armada 2 Unofficial 1.25 Patch by clicking HERE

    ARMADA 2 FLEET OPERATIONS SETUP
    Once Star Trek: Armada 2 is installed, it is very easy to install Fleet Operations -- once you have downloaded the Fleet Operations installer, follow the instructions to install the mod. This will install the mod into a seperate folder, so you don't need to create a seperate install for the mod.
    Most recent mod version: http://www.fleetops.net/download

    To learn more about the Fleet Ops mod and how it changes Armada 2 gameplay, click on the following link:
    http://http://www.fleetops.net/info/about

    To play in multiplayer mode you will need to download and install Tunngle. A basic free version is available from the Tunngle website: http://www.tunngle.net/en/.
    You will have to make a (free) account.

    Please note: It is possible that Fleet Ops will flag up your virus scanner, as long as you have downloaded from the FleetOps website, we can guarantee that it is clean. Head to HERE for more information.

    ARMADA 2 CLASSIC MOD SETUP
    This mod is from 2011 and updates STA 2 so you have near perfect classic gameplay and multiplayer functionality through Tunngle.
    Download the mod from the site: http://www.moddb.com/games/star-trek...ads/a2-classic
    Once you've downloaded it, unzip the files. Then go to the STA 2 Fleet Ops folder.
    Create in the Data folder a new folder called "mods".
    Copy the file STA 2 Classic mod files into the "mods" folder.
    Done!

    Run the STA 2 Fleep Ops .exe file, once in the menu go to "Options", choose the STA 2 mod you want to play, then you'll go to the main menu of the mod you chose.

    If you want to start or join a multiplayer game, you need to launch Tunngle before you start STA 2.

    I'm running STA2 patched up to v 1.25 with the Fleet Ops mod and the Classic mod installed over that on Windows 10 and haven't encountered any problems, apart from slightly flickering graphics at the start.

    Previously, within Starfleet Reserves there were multiple tests, to test the multipayer run using the STA 2 Fleet Ops mod and the Classic mod connecting via Tunngle and were able to enjoy a great game with any hitches.

    If you do have any further queries, or problems to do with Starfleet Tactical or Armada 2, please contact myself or one of the other SF Tactical Officers.

    With thanks to Marcus_NL for updating my original thread.

    Regards

    Adster94
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    #2
    I noticed your still Linking to MOD DB, which is an outdated version.
    Star Trek Armada II Import
    Originally Posted by TChapman500
    This mod imports all of the stock A2 stuff into Fleet Operations. This mod combines the stock Armada II gameplay with the Fleet Operations enhancements to the Armada II engine. I and Blade are both working on this mod.

    Current Version: 1.2d
    Download
    GitHub Repository

    Fleet Ops 4.0 Loader hosted by Blade
    To make it easier for people to see the changes that have been made, I have made a GitHub repository for this mod.

    Current Bugs (1.2d)
    Fixed in 1.2e?
    Certain UI elements are missing due to the FO enhancements.
    Unknown
    teamcolor.odf gives FO names to team colors due to FO enhancements.
    Cannot currently be fixed.
    Map Selection window is the wrong size due to FO enhancements.
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    Planet resource and research bars overlap each-other on a colonized planet.
    Fixed
    The trade button on the cargo ship is missing but can still be accessed by pushing the "V" key.
    Fixed if using the FO 4.0 Beta loader.
    In the FO 4.0 Beta loader, the map editor menu is located on the right side of the screen instead of the left.
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    Recycle rates are incorrect.
    Fixed if using the FO 4.0 Beta loader.
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