Star Trek - Judgment Rites Game Free Download & Install Guide

Author: Glenn Scrima


(Please do not copy this guide. However anyone is free to link to this page.)


First Download & Install Dosbox:




Go To: http://www.dosbox.com > Downloads Tab > Click the Windows version (Under the Dosbox category)

Dosbox homepage
Next:
Run the downloaded installer file and install Dosbox on your hard drive in the directory C:\Games\StarTrek. Simply entering this will create these folders for you.

Installing Dosbox
Star Trek Judgement Rites game folder
Next: Open the Games folder then the StarTrek folder within it. Locate and then run Dosbox by double clicking on the Dosbox program icon.

Dosbox program
Next: At the the command prompt in Dosbox type "config -writeconf dosbox.conf" and then press the "Enter" key.

Creating the Star Trek game config
Next: Type "exit" to exit Dosbox.

Exit DOS
Now: Locate and right click on the Dosbox config file. Click "open with" & select notepad.

Game config
Finally:
With the dosbox config file open scroll to the bottom. We are going to place some text below [autoexec]:

mount c c:\games\startrek
c:
cd stjr

autoexec commands
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


Now Lets Download the Free Game Star Trek Judgment Rites:

Go To: http://abandonia.com

Next: Type "Star Trek" in the game search box in the upper right corner of the main page and press enter.

Abandonia game search
After That:
Click on "Star Trek - Judgment Rites" in the game search results column.

Game Search results
Next:
On the page that follows click on the "Get It!" button.

Download game
Finally:
Click on the "Get It" button on following page and wait for your browser to give you the option to download and save the Star Trek game file. Click the "Save" button and choose a directory on your hard drive where you would like to save the game. Saving to your desktop is usually the default option and is probably the easiest place to save the Star Trek file for extraction.

Saving the game

Now Lets Extract The Star Trek - Judgment Rites Free Game Download:

First: Right click on the "Star Trek - Judgment Rites" file you downloaded to your hard drive and click on "Extract All".

Extracting the game file
Then:
Click the "Next" button when the extractor launches. You will be asked where you would like to extract the Star Trek - Judgment Rites game, select "C:\Games\StarTrek". When your done click "Next" again and the game will begin to extract.

Zip program

Now Lets Install the Game Star Trek - Judgment Rites:

First: Double click on the Dosbox program file in the "C:\Games\StarTrek" directory and Dosbox will launch. After Dosbox launches type "setup" and press enter. You should now be launched into the Star Trek - Judgement Rites game installation program.

DOS setup command
Next: You will now see a setup screen and be asked a series of questions "...about how your system is configured", press enter to begin.

Setup screen
Now: You will be asked to "Select [an] Input Device". This comes down to personal preference.

Selecting input device
Next: You will be asked to choose your "Music" and "Sound Effects" settings, choose "Sound Blaster Pro" for both.

Game music settings
Next: When you are finished you see a "Setup Successful" message, press enter. This will return you to the C:\STJR> command prompt. At this point simply close Dosbox.

Now: We are going to head back to the dosbox config file to add another line of code. Again its in the [autoexec] section, this time below the commands we have already added. The command is "rites". It should look like this.

Editing the autoexec commands again
Save and exit the config file when you are finished.


"Enterprise, One Ready for Transport":

Star Trek Judgement Rites
Double click on the Dosbox program in the "C:\Games\StarTrek" folder and the game Star Trek - Judgement Rites will now launch, enjoy!

FAQ:
The config file is missing what do I do?
The game won't run on Windows Vista. What should I do?
The game runs sluggish. Is there a way to improve this?
How do I make the game launch in fullscreen mode?
How do I change the amount of RAM available?
How do I mount a hard drive or CD-ROM drive in Dosbox?
How do I change my machine type in Dosbox?
How do I capture a screenshot during gameplay?
I can't download from Abandonia. What should I do?
How do I close or exit Dosbox?

18 comments:

Kahloolie said...
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Kahloolie said...

VERY cool blog you've got here!

Thanks a lot for all your work so far! :- )

Is there a possibility to make a special request maybe?

Couple of years ago I bought a copy of Shadow of the comet

http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/237
/Shadow+of+the+Comet.html

(link is broken since it wouldn't be properly posted...at least it seemed like it).

But never managed to get it to work.

Can you help a Lovecraft fan out?

Thanks in advance. :- )


PS. I deleted my previous post since the webadress to the game was broken...at least it looked like it in Firefox.

Glenn said...

It seems there isn't a download available for the game. I checked out other abandonware sites as well and didn't come up with anything and unfortunately I don't have that one or I would. I am thinking of picking up some more titles on ebay though so I'll put it on the list and see if anything comes up. Thanks for the compliments on the site. I'll post here again if I get my hands on a copy.

-Glenn

Kahloolie said...

Sounds cool, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey man... I've been searching everywhere for a comprehensive explanation on how to mess with DOSBox to install JR. I really appreciate you posting this.

Glenn Scrima said...

No problem, have fun with the game!

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Hi Glen- I've used your method to get my 'White Label' Judgment Rites CD Rom up and running (which I've been trying to do for years, so great job!), however when I play there are no voices- could it be there are no voices on this release or do I need tweak it some more?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi, due to the time it was released it would be likely it would have no voices due to size constraints but if a CD-ROM version was released then it likely would as many times a floppy disk version of a game would have no voices and the CD-Rom version would. When you opened the setup menu did it have any extra sound setup options?

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenn

No the setup screen is just like you said- music and effects options- no further options

Sergio said...

Hi Glenn
I have an original STJR CD for PC, and my HP laptop has W.Vista.
Should I use the DOSBOX?
Regards,
Sergio.

Glenn Scrima said...

They may have no voice acting in the game. I didn't play the original since I wasn't into Star Trek until after the game came out so I can't say for sure. If the option isn't there though I'd guess there wasn't any voice acting as it wasn't totally uncommon for the time even with CD-ROM's getting more popular.

Best,
Glenn

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi Sergio, I would use Dosbox unless you have an old PC with DOS installed that you still held onto. The mount commands will differ from those in this guide since you need to mount the CD-ROM. I have a guide that will help you out with doing this though (link below).

http://www.glennsguides.com/2008/01/dosbox-emulator-faq-how-to-mount-drive.html

Best,
Glenn

MTbrg said...

hi, i downloded JR with the voices on DOSbox, but the voices and video skips, any help would be appretiated. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Running with floppy is quite easy. Problem may occur when running the enhanced CD-ROM version. Anyway the hint is to, in both cases, simply install. Go to the "Run Game" file and right click it. Go to Properties/Compatibilty, choose "Execute Program" under Windows 95 or 98/ME. No need for the DOSBox

Anonymous said...

Running from floppy is quite easy, problems (with sound card compatibility) might occur running the enhanced CD-ROM version (with actors original voices). Anyway a good hint to run the game in both cases, is to simply install at your HD. Look for the run program file, right click on it, choose Properties/Compatibilty, Mark Windows 95 or 98/ME. No need of the DOSBox program. I usually choose for sound effects a "mostly sound blaster compatible" card, port 220, irq 5. If it does not word try variations of port and irq and even card type, until you find one that works.

Anonymous said...

This is a reat site. I Have installed it from original disks but the voie keep jumping. It seems to only be when there is a background noise and it skips the voice dialog. any ideas?

Glenn Scrima said...

Hi I don't think the voice files are in the Abandonia copy. I don't have an original but this is something that might be alleviated by using either Sound Blaster or Adlib as your sound device. Those would be my first two choices as they have the greatest support in Dosbox.

Best,
Glenn

Anonymous said...

Glenn! Great tutorial for a novice user like myself. only thing is, the "setup" option in my dosbox won't work...suggestions??

-joey