The Star Trek Online Keybind application was birthed out of the Federation Emergency Services fleet. The fleet had a need to assist some players with physical disabilities to simplify their game play so that they might also participate in PvP. Creating complex keybinds require some knowledge of how to edit text files in the Star Trek Online game folder and was quite complex for some players. The keybind application simplifies this whole step and allows players to simplify their approach. Be-aware: Fully keybinding your gameplay is not a great solution for dynamic play style and because of activation timing it can easily be used against you. But if you are struggling to focus on your surroundings, it might be a good approach to add some keybinds.
The best approach at learning the Keybind Application is to watch the Help Videos:
The Software never interacts with the Star Trek Online Executable!!! It NEVER sends key strokes to the Star Trek Online Executable!!! The only information the application ever retrieves is the location of the Star Trek Online executable folder. This is done by requesting the information of Star Trek Online installation from the operating system. This is required to create short load bind file commands that you can then copy into your clipboard. This might be a protected folder, and if the Application detects that it is a protected folder, it will request to upgrade its privileges to be able to write to that folder. It will create a text file in the format that is acceptable to the Star Trek Online executable. This text file allows a defined feature to be used in the Star Trek Online executable to import keybinds. The Keybind application's own file format for saving and loading keybinds are independent of the game and does not interact with the game. The sole purpose of these files is to allow storage of created keybinds for later use by the STO Keybind Application.
WINDOWS 8: On Windows 8 you might receive a "Windows protected your PC" message when running this application. This application is not signed by a verified certificate. These certificates can cost upwards of $500 (USD) and for a free software this is not viable. To continue to run this software you can click on the "More Info" link on the "Windows protected your PC" message and then click on "Run anyway". The disclaimer below still applies!!! You might have to run the Setup as administrator if it doesn't work on the first try.
The following prerequisites are required:
- Windows Installer 3.1
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (x86 and x64)
- Star Trek Online
Once the software is installed you can locate the application under All Programs>>Federation Emergency Services>>STO Tools
Ad Block: Some Ad Block software might block the download. If you find that the I Agree button doesn't start the download, try disabling the ad block while you start the download.
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