So I want to play Star Trek Armada 2, which came out around 2001. I have a new desktop running 64-bit windows 7. I installed the game just fine, but when I attempt to play it, it gives me an error to make sure there's at least 50 MB free on the hard drive (there is) and that virtual memory is enabled (again, did some checking and i believe it is). Is there such a thing as a future compatibility issue? As in, is my new computer too new for my game? If the system requirements are met shouldn't it play no matter how awesome the computer is?
Have you tried to run the game through compatibility mode? Also, a great resource to verify compatibility is available at the Microsoft Windows 7 Compatibility Center located at the following link: http://bit.ly/1gW6Ns and can be used for both hardware and software concerns.
[Fiftly] Download the mod called 'A2 Classic' found here: http://www.moddb.com/games/star-trek-armada-ii/download... and unpack the rar into the directory of Fleet Operations in the file that says mods.
---This is done by right clicking the desktop icon, click 'Open file location' or finding it in programs, now once open, double click the 'Data' file and the mod file will be contained inside. Unpack the zip file inside.
[Lastly] Launch Fleet Operations and go to options in main menu, you will see mods as an option, click and you can launch Star trek Armada 2.
This now allows you to play the original game on the Fleet Operations tweaked engine and is compatible with all newer operating systems. I rally hope this was helpful. thanks.