I managed to install "Star Trek: Birth of Federation" (BotF) on Window7x64 on the default path C:\botf.

I can start the game with compatible mode set to "Windows XP SP3".

Unfortunately, the intro video and galactic power intro video aren't rendered properly within the game.

How can I get BotF to play the videos under Window7?

My use case is Windows7 specifically, though I do not mind answers aiming at other recent Window versions.

  • Maybe it will help to install the last version of some codecks pack (ex.: codecguide.com/download_kl.htm) – Alex Chermenin Feb 15 '18 at 10:08
  • @AlexChermenin Will try that, though can you may expand on which specific codec I may be missing? I like to only make minimal changes to my system in order to get the game up and running instead of a shotgun approach. – k0pernikus Feb 15 '18 at 10:41

A couple of things I noticed when trying to play botf.

  • Always run as administrator
  • Always run Windows XP SP3 compatibility
  • Check your monitor settings. Disable Gsync or Freesync if you have an applicable monitor. Disabling Gsync and freesync seems to have fixed nearly every old game issue that I have. Good luck.
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    Does this solve the video problems that the OP was experiencing? – Thunderforge Apr 17 '18 at 17:49

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