How to get Star Trek Starfleet Academy working in Windows 8.1 x64

After installing disc one of Star Trek Starfleet Academy navigate to the install folder. On my system it was located here:

C:\Program Files\Interplay\Starfleet Academy\

Right click on the file:


Click Properties
Select the Compatibility tab
Select the following settings:
In “Compatibility mode” check “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and select “Windows XP (Service Pack 3)” from the drop down menu.
In “Settings” check “Reduce color mode” and select “8-bit (256) color” from the drop down menu.
Also check the boxes next to “Run in 640 x 480 screen resolution” and “Run this program as an administrator”.
Click OK

Enjoy the Star Trek goodness.

How to Delete Cached Profiles from Windows computer using Group Policy

I’ve been trying to find a way preferably with group policy to removed cached login profiles from Windows 7 & 8 machines to prevent large profiles from filling up workstations hard drives.

A great website called PeteNetLive yields the answer.  The group policy is located under the path:

Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > User Profiles

and is called:

“Delete cached copies of roaming profiles”

Once enabled you can set the number of days to keep cached profiles for before they are deleted.  The deletion occurs after a reboot.

Thanks PeteNetLive

Banana Cake


1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup of softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
3 very ripe bananas

Mash bananas and then add everything else into the mixing bowl.
Bake at 175 degrees C for 50 to 60 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Grease and flour the loaf tin first (5×9).

By Jess Weaver

Some useful things for me, maybe you'll find useful too.