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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Birth of the Federation is a 4X turn-based computer strategy game, based in the Star Trek fictional universe, that was released in 1999. It was published by Microprose, makers of Master of Orion and Civilization.

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How to get video playback in Birth of the Federation under recent Windows version?

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 ...
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What is Research 10+ doing?

Hello dear ST or strategy fans :) I play this game only occasionally and thus am not fully aware of everything. Recently I've read a guide. From the guide a few questions evolved, where one is ...
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In Star Trek: Birth of the Federation, why don't I gain science research from espionage?

I have been playing Star Trek: Birth of the Federation for years now (still hooked) but not once have I ever gained any science research points from science specific espionage. Is there a reason for ...
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Liberated Minor Races not available in the diplomatic screen?

As the Romulans asked it, I took the opportunity to declare war onto the Cardassians. For the most part to get a hold of the Bandi, which were right at my borders. As it's the nature of the ...
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Why do all empires gang up on the player in Birth of the Federation?

Why do all empires gang up on the player in Birth of the Federation? Is there any action I'm doing to garner their wrath? Is there any way this can be avoided?
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How many Troop Transports do I need to take a minor race planet in BOTF?

How many Troop Transports do I need to take a minor race planet in BOTF? Is their some ratio of troop transports to ground combat rating that I should follow? Note that I'm already taking out all ...
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What is a good starting build order for Star Trek: Birth of the Federation?

I picked up BotF, and keep getting massively outclassed by the computer - as in, my destroyer meets a fleet of nine ships (including some capitals), when I may have managed to build nine ships total ...
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Can I play Star Trek: Birth of the Federation any more?

I had a brief addiction to Star Trek: Birth of the Federation back in the day. I don’t have the CD any more. Is it available anywhere? If so, does it run on Windows XP?
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