How to disable automatically rotated log files

A standard setting of the STO server is to automatically rotated log files every hour. Which means that you have to select the rotated combatlog manually. You find your Combatlog in the “Cryptic Studios\Star Trek Online\Live\logs\GameClient” folder. A rotated combatlog is looking like this combatlog_date_time.log (e.g. “Combatlog_2016-02-25_18-00-00.Log”) and you have to select the latest one.

But there is a way to disable the log rotation in your client settings.

  1. Open your STO launcher options.


  2. Write “-NoAutoRotateLogs” (without quotation marks) into the command line and save your changes.

    After this setting is changed your logfiles are not rotating anymore. Your combatlog will now be called Combatlog.log .






7 comments to How to disable automatically rotated log files

  • Carcosa  says:

    How do you reverse this?

    • felisean  says:

      Remove the Command from the Command Line.
      But normaly there shouldnt be a reason to do so, you will just fill your sto folder with a bunch of different logfiles.

    • whicky1978  says:

      It only shows if you turn combat log on when you play.

  • MadCat  says:

    For me it did not work get an error log with this entry:

    180220 15:37:54 1 [1] ESC : ERROR: Unrecognized command: NoAutoRotateLogs\nUnknown command \qNoAutoRotateLogs\q.

    • felisean  says:

      added the correct line? Just asking bc it works for me.
      its: -NoAutoRotateLogs (including the -)

      • MadCat  says:

        Yes, after reinstall no error log but every startup creating new packet and pcl_*.log files, no change starting as admin. Don’t know why but seems must do it the old way delete the files every week.

        • felisean  says:

          yea not all the autorotate. its mainly for the combatlog file, that you dont get several there.

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