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Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.5-2.0 - Free to Play



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NameStar Wars: The Old Republic
Version1.5-2.0 - Free to Play
License Retail
URLhttp://www.swtor.com
Votes 48
RatingGold
Wine Version1.7.3
Maintainers of this version:
Description
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Version 2.4.2:

Loading and playing the game, cinematics, server selection, credits screen, even with an Optimus-configuration ( Nvidia card with primusrun, content displayed on Intel VGA).

Loading seems to be slightly faster than it was under Windows. (Not measured with a clock, may be placebo).


What does not


What was not tested

Installation (was done on Windows way before setting up current Linux installation, the game runs flawlessly from the same NTFS partition with Wine.)

Audio. (Should work, though)

Any other language than english.

Launching with Radeon or Catalyst drivers in use.

Multiple monitors.


Additional Comments

Installation was done under MS-Windows 8.
The game can be launched by placing my script at http://pastebin.com/nj5ZgbQx into the game folder.

This script automatically downloads swtor_fix.exe (from github) for recent wine versions, applies the needed tweaks via winetricks, and takes care of creating a 32-bit wineprefix. It can also be configured to launch the game with primusrun on Optimus-enabled laptops.

Hovering an area marker or anything that highlights and area marker results in an almost instant freeze of the game.

It's recommended that you change your graphics settings on the character selection screen, as it seems to cause a freeze while in-game.

If you have a window manager with compositing enabled, you may want to turn it off (windowed gameplay) or unredirect fullscreen windows (fullscreen gameplay) for improved performance.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 29 20131.7.5 N/A Yes Silver Anno Nymous 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Oct 08 20131.7.3 Yes Yes Gold N3oTraX 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 15 20131.7.1 Yes Yes Silver Robert Lockwood 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 19 20131.6-rc5 Yes Yes Bronze Leonardo 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20131.6-rc5 N/A Yes Silver Stewart Robinson 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29168 Star Wars: The Old Republic game client hangs at intro splash NEW View
32092 Star Wars: The Old Republic - Game Crashes when Using Map NEW View

 
32 bit Required
This game requires a 32-bit Wine prefix. To ensure this is so, prefix all commands with "env WINEARCH=win32".

 
Map Crash Bug
With current versions of Wine, the game will crash if icons are hovered over on the main map. Avoid this by keeping the mouse out of the way when viewing the map.

 

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Updated instructions?
by al on Tuesday April 15th 2014, 13:39
Has anyone got updated instructions or can help me out?

I'm using PoL with wine version 1.7.15. The launcher us loading and updating but I'm stuck at the splash after clicking play with the blue spinning gear.

swtor_fix.exe (from get_fix.sh) aborts with
wine: Bad EXE format for C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\swtor_fix.exe

Please help.

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Wired low quality repaint graphical glitch
by Dif on Thursday April 10th 2014, 14:46
Honestly I didn't found I way to describe this problem, so I made a video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6t0uV-TnPA

The problem is more noticeable in the first 8/9 seconds of the video because the frequency of the problem fluctuate during the session.

Does anyone have any suggestion?

Thank in advance.

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Sound??
by Josh Raymond on Friday March 28th 2014, 7:12
Finally got it running on my own, but I have no sound in-game. I only get sound on the cinematics, nothing else afterwards, not even background music. I'm using Fedora 20 with pulseaudio, beyond the cinematics wine doesn't even appear in the pulseaudio list of apps using sound, and I've tried making wine go directly through the ALSA and OSS drivers and the same exact problem persists.

Running Fedora 20 64bit with wine 1.7.14
Sound for all my other games and any other apps in wine works perfectly, it's JUST SWTOR that is having this issue, most of the common fixes for normal SWTOR sound issues don't apply and the ones that I can try failed, aswell as general sound issues through wine (hence the using alsa/oss drivers directly bypassing pulse-audio)

Anyone else have this problem?
Anyone actually HAVE sound?
How can I go about fixing this? It is very annoying to play a sound/voice-driven game with no sounds.

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  • RE: Sound?? by joseph ricktor on Sunday March 30th 2014, 23:57
    • RE: Sound?? by Josh Raymond on Friday April 4th 2014, 7:43
      • RE: Sound?? by joseph ricktor on Tuesday April 8th 2014, 23:45
can someone test this to see if it works POL
by skagrot on Wednesday March 26th 2014, 10:21
I was able to get SW:TOR to run pretty good only thing that caused a crash was changing resolution in game. was able to hover over mini map and map without any crashes.
I didn't test flashpoints, warzones, starfighter battles as I am only lvl 11 and don't play it that often (mostly when wow is under maintenance).
If any one can replicate this im using playonlinux with wine version 1.7.14 and these settings.
my video cards are old using Nvidia 8800gt.



playonlinux version 4.2.2


playonlinux configuration

Wine
windows version 7
desktop mode 1000x600
libraries (manually added) winhttp and msls31(dont know why i had to manually add this)

Installed Components
dxfullsetup
msls31
vcrun2008

Display
GLSL Support = enabled
Direct Draw Renderer = opengl
Video memory size = 512
Offscreen rendering mode = default
Render target mode lock = default
Multisampling = enabled
Strict Draw Ordering = enabled

Miscellaneous
Mouse wrap override = enabled

Command to exec before running the program

#!/bin/bash

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/raineday/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/YOUR SPECIFIC FOLDER/ wine /home/raineday/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/YOUR SPECIFIC FOLDER/swtor_fix.exe &

cd /home/raineday/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/YOUR SPECIFIC FOLDER/drive_c/Program\ Files/Electronic\ Arts/BioWare/Star\ Wars\ -\ The\ Old\ Republic/

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/raineday/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/YOUR SPECIFIC FOLDER/ wine launcher.exe

wait

killall swtor_fix.exe

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Black screen
by Josh Raymond on Sunday March 23rd 2014, 22:30
I got the game to start and play, can login, select characters/servers and load into the game. However, only the User Interface is visible, everything behind the UI is just a solid black screen. Character selection is just the options menus and character list, no background or anything, and in-game is just the UI the entire game world itself is solid black.

Anyone else have this problem? And how do I fix it?

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Installed in Windows?
by squiglybob13 on Wednesday March 12th 2014, 4:05
How did you go about getting it working when it's installed in Windows? Did you just copy the files over when you installed Linux?

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by TamusJRoyce on Sunday March 2nd 2014, 21:35
Modified the existing scripts I have found here and pushed it into one automated script. This automatically disables bit runner! It is also compatible with playonlinux (it will ask to use a prefix or not).

It also allows it to be placed in c_drive, Program Files, or in the same directory as the launcher. It will find and use the appropriate files.

Please reply with suggestiong. Or if you find an issue, please reply on the first link the correction.

github.com/aljen/swtor_fix/issues/3
pastebin.com/z9ttJ9Nv

Thanks!

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  • RE: by joseph ricktor on Friday March 7th 2014, 22:23
broken
by joseph ricktor on Monday February 24th 2014, 18:04
now the swtor launcher wont ever run

it will only run once then it wont ever

it will just stay white

does any one know how to fix this

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Swtor Mac ports installation
by joseph ricktor on Saturday February 22nd 2014, 18:16
I was surfing the web looking for a fix to the absurd loading time with alderaan and tatooine and stumbled across this

www.techboxed.com/news/how-to-get-star-wars-the-old-republic-working-on-os-x-lion-with-wine/

What's interesting is that it says that the game needs
Winetricks win7
And glsl enabled
(and over a gig of VRAM)
Mabye this will help bug fixes

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swtor_fix.exe (broken in wine 1.7.11)
by joseph ricktor on Monday February 17th 2014, 14:04
in 1.7.11 swtor_fix.exe which i needed to run swtor wont run unless its the only thing running
and swtor just hangs at the loading screen

any one know how to fix this?

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map fix idea
by joseph ricktor on Friday February 14th 2014, 17:11
i was looking for a fix to this map bug and i found a forum post www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=42238

where the user said the highlighter wasnt working (not highlighting)

is there a way we can reproduce this or disable it all together?

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Minimap/map crashing! Other errors.
by Anonymous on Saturday January 25th 2014, 18:16
Linux Mint 15
Wine 1.4.? possibly .1 Previously
Current 1.7.11

I have the intsallation method with the script put into the game folder that does everything. Though I stuck this on a manual install going up to the point of using swtor_fix.exe which I couldn't get to work for, probably, lack of knowlege.

When I first started the game, I was in 1.4.?, and it did not have the minimap/map crash when going over icons. It was on a lower graphics settings. Then putting it all to max, and possibly a small update, I eventaually began getting it. Still trying to identify the cause. I'm hoping it's a graphic setting.

Bloom also causes my clouds and other extremely distant objects to be in the forfront and is very annoying. Turning off bloom removes this!

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Hangs at Server Selection
by Jon on Friday January 10th 2014, 7:09
Hello, I have used the patch, and gotten past the dreaded loading screen. I now get to the server selection list and pick a server, however when I click on a server and try to enter it says "Logging into Server" forever without actually going anywhere. I am not sure how to make this game happy.

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Your script does not work /w linux mint.
by Espryon on Monday December 16th 2013, 2:39
2013-12-16 03:30:53 INFO -----------------------------(300)-----------------------------
2013-12-16 03:30:54 INFO SpecsHash=2612541047.1819332735
2013-12-16 03:30:55 INFO Starting patcher patch
2013-12-16 03:30:55 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: , current=-1/upcoming=0/required=0
2013-12-16 03:30:55 INFO Download: manifest.swtor.com/patch/patcher.patchmanifest (159.153.92.50 )
2013-12-16 03:30:56 ERROR Version file doesn't match any version in patch manifest: patcher (e212)
2013-12-16 03:30:56 ERROR Deleting C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\patcher.version, and trying again.
2013-12-16 03:30:56 INFO ManifestComplete. Ready to patch the patcher.
2013-12-16 03:30:56 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: , current=-1/upcoming=0/required=0
2013-12-16 03:30:56 INFO Manifest Loaded: patcher, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 03:30:56 INFO ManifestState=Download: patcher, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 03:30:56 INFO Download: 127.0.0.1:32985/app/download.solidconfig (127.0.0.1 )
2013-12-16 03:30:56 INFO Download: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79.solidpkg (192.221.102.253 8.26.202.126 8.26.207.126 )
2013-12-16 03:30:56 INFO Going Offline
2013-12-16 03:30:56 INFO Download Creating: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79.solidpkg
2013-12-16 03:30:58 INFO Download Downloading: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79.solidpkg
2013-12-16 03:30:58 INFO Patching group: patcher -1->79
2013-12-16 03:30:58 INFO Patching file: patcher -1->79
2013-12-16 03:30:58 INFO Recognized patcher version 0
2013-12-16 03:30:58 INFO Download: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79/patcher_-1to79.z01 (8.26.207.126 192.221.102.253 8.26.202.126 )
2013-12-16 03:31:23 INFO File info: launcher.exe size=2512760, created=7/27/2012 0:54:2, accessed=12/16/2013 8:30:48, written=7/27/2012 0:54:2
2013-12-16 03:31:23 INFO -----------------------------(300)-----------------------------
2013-12-16 03:31:23 INFO SpecsHash=2612541047.1819332735
2013-12-16 03:31:24 INFO Starting patcher patch
2013-12-16 03:31:24 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: , current=-1/upcoming=0/required=0
2013-12-16 03:31:24 INFO Manifest Loaded: patcher, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 03:31:24 INFO ManifestState=Download: patcher, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 03:31:24 INFO Download: 127.0.0.1:57156/app/download.solidconfig (127.0.0.1 )
2013-12-16 03:31:25 INFO Download: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79.solidpkg (8.26.202.126 8.27.232.254 8.254.57.254 )
2013-12-16 03:31:25 INFO Going Offline
2013-12-16 03:31:25 INFO Download Checking: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79.solidpkg
2013-12-16 03:31:25 INFO Patching group: patcher -1->79
2013-12-16 03:31:25 INFO Patching file: patcher -1->79
2013-12-16 03:31:25 INFO Recognized patcher version 0
2013-12-16 03:31:25 INFO Download Checking: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79.solidpkg
2013-12-16 03:31:26 INFO Download Downloading: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79.solidpkg
2013-12-16 03:31:26 INFO Download: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79/patcher_-1to79.z01 (8.254.57.254 8.26.202.126 8.27.232.254 )
2013-12-16 03:31:36 INFO Download: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79/patcher_-1to79.zip (8.254.57.254 8.26.202.126 8.27.232.254 )
2013-12-16 03:31:36 INFO Download Complete: Complete: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/patcher/patcher_-1to79.solidpkg
2013-12-16 03:31:36 INFO ManifestState=Patch: patcher, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 03:31:36 INFO Closed launcher
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO SWTOR Launcher [Core:P1.76.2 Lib:P1.5] initialized.
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO File info: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\launcher.exe size=3981744, created=11/19/2013 17:33:40, accessed=12/16/2013 8:31:42, written=11/19/2013 17:33:40
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO Initializing download manager
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO Loaded settings from C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\launcher-app.settings
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO Loaded agreements from C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\eula.settings
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO Loaded settings from C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\launcher.settings
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO Sending crash dumps to [patcher-crash.swtor.com/crashcatch]
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO completeLauncherInit()
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO -----------------------------(300)-----------------------------
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO Timezone: 300
2013-12-16 08:31:48 INFO SpecsHash=2612541047.1819332735
2013-12-16 08:31:49 INFO Checking for launcher update
2013-12-16 08:31:49 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: , current=-1/upcoming=0/required=0
2013-12-16 08:31:49 INFO Manifest Loaded: patcher, current=79/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 08:31:49 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: patcher, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 08:31:56 INFO Download: manifest.swtor.com/patch/patcher.patchmanifest (159.153.92.50 )
2013-12-16 08:31:58 ERROR Promos Error: Timeout
2013-12-16 08:32:57 ERROR Patch manifest state error in patcher: DownloadFail (8) (e208)
2013-12-16 08:32:57 INFO Going Offline
2013-12-16 08:32:57 INFO Patching end
2013-12-16 08:35:15 INFO User presses exit - E:(false,Error Text) NE:(true,Unable to retrieve patch data. Please check network connection. (208))
2013-12-16 08:35:15 INFO Closed launcher
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO SWTOR Launcher [Core:P1.76.2 Lib:P1.5] initialized.
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO File info: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\launcher.exe size=3981744, created=11/19/2013 17:33:40, accessed=12/16/2013 8:31:42, written=11/19/2013 17:33:40
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO Initializing download manager
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO Loaded settings from C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\launcher-app.settings
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO Loaded agreements from C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\eula.settings
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO Loaded settings from C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\launcher.settings
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO Sending crash dumps to [patcher-crash.swtor.com/crashcatch]
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO completeLauncherInit()
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO -----------------------------(300)-----------------------------
2013-12-16 08:35:28 INFO Timezone: 300
2013-12-16 08:35:29 INFO SpecsHash=2612541047.1819332735
2013-12-16 08:35:29 INFO Checking for launcher update
2013-12-16 08:35:30 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: , current=-1/upcoming=0/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:30 INFO Download: manifest.swtor.com/patch/patcher.patchmanifest (159.153.92.50 )
2013-12-16 08:35:30 INFO Manifest Loaded: patcher, current=79/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 08:35:30 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: patcher, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO Manifest Loaded: patcher, current=79/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO ManifestState=Complete: patcher, current=79/upcoming=-1/required=79
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO Patch completed normally (patcher)
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO Patching end
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: , current=-1/upcoming=0/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO Download: manifest.swtor.com/patch/eualas.patchmanifest (159.153.92.50 )
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO Manifest Loaded: eualas, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO ManifestState=Download: eualas, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO Download: 127.0.0.1:35710/app/download.solidconfig (127.0.0.1 )
2013-12-16 08:35:31 INFO Download: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/eualas/eualas_-1to0.solidpkg (204.186.34.136 204.186.34.153 )
2013-12-16 08:35:33 INFO Download Creating: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/eualas/eualas_-1to0.solidpkg
2013-12-16 08:35:33 INFO Download Creating: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/eualas/eualas_-1to0.solidpkg
2013-12-16 08:35:33 INFO Download Downloading: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/eualas/eualas_-1to0.solidpkg
2013-12-16 08:35:33 INFO Patching group: eualas -1->0
2013-12-16 08:35:33 INFO Patching file: eualas -1->0
2013-12-16 08:35:33 ERROR patching file to same version?
2013-12-16 08:35:33 INFO Recognized eualas version 0
2013-12-16 08:35:33 INFO Download: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/eualas/eualas_-1to0/eualas_-1to0.z01 (204.186.34.136 204.186.34.153 )
2013-12-16 08:35:34 INFO Download: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/eualas/eualas_-1to0/eualas_-1to0.zip (204.186.34.136 204.186.34.153 )
2013-12-16 08:35:35 INFO Download Complete: Complete: cdn-patch.swtor.com/patch/eualas/eualas_-1to0.solidpkg
2013-12-16 08:35:35 INFO ManifestState=Patch: eualas, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:35 INFO Patch Complete eualas, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:36 INFO ManifestState=GetManifest: eualas, current=-1/upcoming=-1/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:36 INFO Manifest Loaded: eualas, current=0/upcoming=-1/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:36 INFO ManifestState=Complete: eualas, current=0/upcoming=-1/required=0
2013-12-16 08:35:36 INFO Patch completed normally (eualas)
2013-12-16 08:35:36 INFO Patching end
2013-12-16 08:36:16 INFO User logs in.
2013-12-16 08:36:17 INFO User must check agreements.
2013-12-16 08:36:26 INFO Retrieving patch notes for environment [swtor]
2013-12-16 08:36:26 INFO Using environment.name [swtor], productName [retailclient]
2013-12-16 08:36:26 INFO BitRaider is available for [swtor]
2013-12-16 08:36:26 INFO Previous patching mode for [swtor] is [undefined]
2013-12-16 08:36:26 INFO Patch selection action: GoStraightToBR
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO currentPatchingMode, changing from undefined [undefined] to: BR
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Starting Bitraider Streaming
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO BitRaider Transitioning from Asleep to Launch
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO isBitraiderRunning: false
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Creating bitraider configuration files
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Using environment.name [swtor], productName [retailclient]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Formatted [manifest.swtor.com/patch/bitraider/{env}] to [manifest.swtor.com/patch/bitraider/swtor]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Using environment.name [swtor], productName [retailclient]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Formatted [cdn-patch.swtor.com/bitraider/{env}/{env}] to [cdn-patch.swtor.com/bitraider/swtor/swtor]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Using environment.name [swtor], productName [retailclient]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Using environment.name [swtor], productName [retailclient]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Formatted [cdn-patch.swtor.com/bitraider/support] to [cdn-patch.swtor.com/bitraider/support]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO BitRaider required version is [1.1.9.9].
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Using environment.name [swtor], productName [retailclient]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Using environment.name [swtor], productName [retailclient]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Formatted [brdestpath="{cwd}" brlocalebank={langid} id={packageid} -brnolaunch] to [brdestpath="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\BioWare\\Star Wars - The Old Republic" brlocalebank=0 id=swtor_swtor -brnolaunch]
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO Launching Bitraider with command line: brwc_swtor.exe brdestpath="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Electronic Arts\\BioWare\\Star Wars - The Old Republic" brlocalebank=0 id=swtor_swtor -brnolaunch -brnoui
2013-12-16 08:36:27 INFO BitRaider launched
2013-12-16 08:36:28 INFO BitRaider running
2013-12-16 08:36:28 INFO BitRaider Transitioning from Launch to Connect
2013-12-16 08:36:28 INFO BitRaider required version is [1.1.9.9].
2013-12-16 08:36:28 INFO Successfully agreed to 8 terms. Saving.
2013-12-16 08:36:31 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:36:31 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:36:31 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:36:31 ERROR BitRaider_GetVersion::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:36:31 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_GetVersion
2013-12-16 08:36:33 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:36:33 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:36:33 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:36:33 ERROR BitRaider_GetVersion::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:36:33 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_GetVersion
2013-12-16 08:36:39 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:36:39 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:36:39 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:36:39 ERROR BitRaider_GetVersion::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:36:39 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_GetVersion
2013-12-16 08:36:45 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:36:45 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:36:45 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:36:45 ERROR BitRaider_GetVersion::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:36:45 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_GetVersion
2013-12-16 08:36:51 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:36:51 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:36:51 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:36:51 ERROR BitRaider_GetVersion::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:36:51 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_GetVersion
2013-12-16 08:36:57 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:36:57 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:36:57 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:36:57 ERROR BitRaider_GetVersion::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:36:57 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_GetVersion
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR BitRaider_GetVersion::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_GetVersion
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Timeout connecting to BitRaider.
2013-12-16 08:37:03 INFO Requesting BitRaider quit..
2013-12-16 08:37:03 INFO BitRaider_QuitBRWC::DoInvoke: Requesting BitRaider quit.
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR BitRaider_QuitBRWC::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_Quit
2013-12-16 08:37:03 INFO BitRaider Transitioning from Connect to Error
2013-12-16 08:37:03 ERROR Entering bitraider State Error
2013-12-16 08:38:11 INFO User presses exit - E:(false,Error Text) NE:(true,This application has encountered an unspecified error. Please try this patch again.)
2013-12-16 08:38:11 INFO Requesting BitRaider quit..
2013-12-16 08:38:11 INFO BitRaider_QuitBRWC::DoInvoke: Requesting BitRaider quit.
2013-12-16 08:38:11 ERROR Error [1048677] encountered while retrieving BitRaider version
2013-12-16 08:38:11 ERROR Failed to retrieve BRWC Version.
2013-12-16 08:38:11 ERROR Failed to initialize BRExtPipe.dll
2013-12-16 08:38:11 ERROR BitRaider_QuitBRWC::DoInvoke: BitRaider client initialization failed.
2013-12-16 08:38:11 ERROR Invoke failed: BitRaider_Quit
2013-12-16 08:38:11 INFO Transmitting log before close
2013-12-16 08:38:21 INFO Closed launcher

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Had some problems. Install would run and then crash. Subsequently program failed to install. Heres the log. Can anyone help me o
by Espryon on Friday December 13th 2013, 23:17
Exec string:
env WINEPREFIX='/home/hoisttheblackflag/.wine' WINESERVER='/usr/bin/wineserver' WINELOADER='/usr/bin/wine' WINEDLLPATH='/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/wine/' WINEDEBUG='-all' /bin/sh -c "cd '/home/hoisttheblackflag/Downloads/' && '/usr/bin/wine' 'SWTOR_setup.exe' 2>&1 "
Exit code:
1280
App STDOUT and STDERR output:
wine: Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x00000034 at address 0x7bc4717b (thread 0009), starting debugger...

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Starfigher
by xaris on Friday December 6th 2013, 19:39
With 2.5 update, came the Starfighter space pvp, which unfortunately hangs the game when u enter the arena. Anybody else experiencing the same issue?

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Does WINEARCH=win32
by Timothy on Monday October 14th 2013, 12:59
Sorry, was this post for me?

I am running with WINEARCH=win32

Here's my run script:

#!/bin/bash
export WINEARCH=win32
export WINEPREFIX="/home/timothy/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/SWTOR"

wine "C:/swtor_fix.exe" &

echo -n 'Cx$A3bdP' | xsel -i -b &
wine "C:/Program Files/Electronic Arts/BioWare/Star Wars - The Old Republic/launcher.exe"

wait

killall swtor_fix.exe

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Game takes to long to launch!
by Timothy on Sunday October 13th 2013, 21:59
It takes over 1hr before I get to into the game. During that time the computer sits idol; no indication of cpu usage.

Once I got in I was able to play for ~15min before the game froze - not sure what I did (think I hovered or clicked on the quests).

Here my setup:
opensuse: 12.3
kernel: 3.7.10-1.16
wine: 1.7.4

So to summarize, I need to resolve the long launch delay.

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Game lunches, see everything but the game
by Rostyslav on Monday October 7th 2013, 19:18
I am running on Mac OS 7 with Wine 1.6, I followed the steps to finally making the game work by using the swtor_fix.exe and everything works good, but when I lunch the game, all I see is this:

i.imgur.com/kmVKXdj.png
i.imgur.com/bPzvJcx.png
i.imgur.com/2s8r6pU.png

I really have no idea what I am doing wrong, can someone help me?

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Summary of making it run
by g s on Wednesday September 25th 2013, 17:38
NOTE: Replace the values in brackets [] below with whatever is appropriate for your system.
The value for [your SWTOR wine prefix folder] must be a full path (paths using "~" may not work).


PREPARATION:
1. Get the latest wine and winetricks for your distro
2. Download SWTOR_setup.exe from swtor.com
3. Install prerequisites:
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=[your SWTOR wine prefix folder] winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2008 msls31 winhttp
4. Download swtor_fix.exe from github.com/aljen/swtor_fix
This fixes the KUSER_SHARED_DATA bug described in bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29168

INSTALL:
1. Run SWTOR_setup.exe
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=[your SWTOR wine prefix folder] wine SWTOR_setup.exe

PLAY:
1. Disable Bit Raider
Edit launcher.settings (found where you installed SWTOR) and change the line
, "PatchingMode": "{ \"swtor\": \"BR\"
to
, "PatchingMode": "{ \"swtor\": \"SSN\"


2. Put the following into an executable shell script:
#!/bin/bash

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=[your SWTOR wine prefix folder] wine [path to swtor_fix]/swtor_fix.exe &

cd [where you installed SWTOR]

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=[your SWTOR wine prefix folder] wine launcher.exe

wait

killall swtor_fix.exe


3. Run the script you created in step 2.
The first time you run the script, the game will start downloading. Since we disabled Bit Raider, you won't be able to start playing until the entire game is downloaded.

When the Play button is finally enabled, it takes about 1m30s on my system from pressing Play until the character selection screen is loaded. Your loading times will vary.


4. While playing, avoid hovering the mouse over anything that will highlight a map area. Described in bug 32092: bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32092


This is summarized from the instructions posted by Stewart Lockwood, Stewart Robinson, and others below. See their posts for further details.

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today's patch pooches swtor
by hoops on Wednesday September 25th 2013, 0:11
So after much hair ripping out I discovered that all patching is going to be done using some bit raider client. Well bit raider doesn't work so well with wine and caused many errors.

After trolling the forums I discovered that there is an option to disable bit raider updates in launcher.settings, change this value to true and all is well again.

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Other points to note:
by Robert Lockwood on Sunday September 22nd 2013, 9:17
Having further tested, everything is still really good, but:

Hovering the mouse over certain map icons can crash the game. Not a major issue because Ctrl+Esc and kill the swtor processes and relaunching solves it (previously noted by someone on this forum).

There have so far been 2 patches. In these instances instead of clicking "Play" immediately after the update, exit and reboot and everything is fine.

With these pointers in mind, still worthy of a Gold. It is a feat of software engineering to actually run such an advanced game such as SWTOR on on Linux.

Kudos to the developers on this one.

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It works
by Robert Lockwood on Wednesday September 18th 2013, 7:29
I have successfully run and launched and used SWTOR on Kubuntu 13.04 with the latest dist-upgrade (apt-get install dist upgrade) by following the instructions of multiple very brilliant contributors but mostly Stewart Robinson.

At first I used crossover and playforlinux and both failed.

For kubuntu I installed the debian packages in the winehq ppa version 1.7.1 @ www.winehq.org/download/ubuntu for wine and winetricks

env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/[your user name]/wine/swtor winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2008 msls31 winhttp

will install what's required to run SWTOR.

It would seem that launcher visibility is fine, never the less we'll still go by Stewart's instructions for now:

cd ~/[Setup.exe] folder
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/wine/swtor wine "Setup.exe" to install

Now the installation is complete, but the Launcher needs to install the game files (the big download)

cd /home/[Your user name]/wine/swtor/drive_c/Program\ Files/Electronic\ Arts/BioWare/Star\ Wars\ -\ The\ Old\ Republic/ && env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="/home/[Your user name]/wine/swtor" wine explorer /desktop=SW:TOR,1000x614 "launcher.exe"

After install you need to get swtor_fix.exe, I would copy it into ~/wine/swtor so that everything is altogether. @ github.com/aljen/swtor_fix

Now we need to create a shell script to launch launcher. You can also put the above into a different shell script but as I see the launcher there's no point.

Here is the my shell script [launch.sh] (fill in the blanks [])

#!/bin/bash
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/home/[your username here]/wine/swtor wine /home/[your username here]/wine/swtor/swtor_fix.exe &
cd /home/[your username here]/wine/swtor/drive_c/Program\ Files/Electronic\ Arts/BioWare/Star\ Wars\ -\ The\ Old\ Republic/ && env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="/home/robert/wine/swtor" wine "launcher.exe"
wait

killall swtor_fix.exe

To launch enter launcher script directory and sh launch.sh

Other points to note: Issue with radeon at first I have no GLX working. By apt-get install[ing] mesa-utils and running glxinfo to ensure your graphics card's drivers are working correctly. I would update to the latest kernel using dist-upgrade, that's what fixed my graphics card.

Ok so that's a slightly slimmed down version of Stewart's and a few tidbits of everyone elses.

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  • RE: It works by roy on Tuesday September 24th 2013, 11:12
    • RE: It works by Robert Lockwood on Thursday September 26th 2013, 12:52
How To (how I got it to work)
by Stewart Robinson on Wednesday July 10th 2013, 16:37
This is one of the games that NEEDS a 32-bit wineprefix, so first things first if you have a 64-bit system, add the environment variable: WINEARCH=win32 to your stuff :D

Make sure to have the latest wine and winetricks installed (I am using 1.6 RC4 at the moment for instance)

#1 Download/install xsel (optional, but it saves alot of time wtih passwords later :D)

#2 Open a Terminal:
Ctrl + Alt + T (on many distros)

--- the rest is done in the terminal ---
Normal Copy = Ctrl+c | Paste = Ctrl+v
Terminal Copy = Ctrl+Shift+c | Paste = Ctrl+Shift+v

#3 Create a new wine 32-bit wine prefix, and install the required native stuff for the game to work: (alter directory to your liking)
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/wines/swtor winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2008 msls31

#4 Navigate to where you saved the installer for the game:
cd ~/Downloads (or whatever you saved the file)

#5 Install the game :) Note the env settings to 32-bit and your prefix are ALWAYS used:
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/wines/swtor wine "Setup.exe" (or whatever the installer you got is called)

#6 To see the Launcher for when patching etc, use this bash script: (New empty file)
#!/bin/bash
echo -n 'YourPasswordHere' | xsel -i -b &
cd "Path to where you installed the game" && env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="~/wines/swtor" wine explorer /desktop=SW:TOR,1000x614 "launcher.exe"


Notice your password? kool huh - When the launcher kicks up, just press ctrl-v then return (enter) (assuming you have put in your username already)
#7 Save that file in somewhere (I've used ~/Launchers/swtorlauncher-windowed in this example)
Set the file as executable:
Right-Click on the file, select Properties.
Click on the Permissions tab, then check "Allow executing file as a program"

#8 Create your launcher to something like this: (new empty file again)
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=~/Launchers/swtorlauncher-windowed
Icon=~/Pictures/icons/StarWarsTheOldRepublic_byWar36.png
Name=SWTOR-Windowed
Categories=Game;RolePlaying;
Comment=SWTOR-Windowed (Includes my password!)


("Icon=~/Pictures/icons/StarWarsTheOldRepublic_byWar36.png" is completely up to you.... use whatever picture in whatever location you wish)
Save it in [your Home]/.local/share/applications (applications folder may need to be created)

---THIS WILL NOT RUN THE GAME!!! THIS WINDOWED VERSION IS JUST SO YOU CAN SEE THE LAUNCHER AND FOLLOW THE PATCHING PROCESS SHOULD YOU WISH TO. ---

When patching is done, Exit the launcher.

Now for playing the game :D

#9 get the latest version of swtorfix.exe :
github.com/aljen/swtor_fix
put it in with your wine stuff


#10 Create another bash script this time for the main game!
#!/bin/bash
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/wines/swtor wine '~/wines/swtor_fix.exe' &
echo -n 'YourPasswordHere' | xsel -i -b &
cd 'Path to where you installed the game' && env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/wines/swtor wine launcher.exe
wait

killall swtor_fix.exe


please take note of the single & - this runs the individual commands on a seperate thread (kinda), whereas && makes sure that the command before the && is executed BEFORE the next command, and both on the same thread. Also note the blank line before killall swtor_fix.exe: That makes the script wait until the game has exited and then closes the fixer :D

#11 Create the launcher for the game script:
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=~/Launchers/swtorlauncher
Icon=~/Pictures/icons/StarWarsTheOldRepublic_byWar36.png
Name=SWTOR
Categories=Game;RolePlaying;
Comment=Play SWTOR (Includes my password!)

Again, save it in [your Home]/.local/share/applications


When launching the game, the SWTOR game Launcherwill be black, or offset depending on your screen's resolution... no matter. wait a few seconds, then press ctrl+v then Return (Enter)

The next bit is a little tricky; you are waiting for the launcher to check for updates with the server after logging in. For me, I wait about 10 seconds. Once the launcher has checked for an update and finished, just press Return (Enter) again. The game should kick up :D

NOTE:
On my system, the game takes a good couple of minutes to kick up, and apart from some HDD activity, there is no indication it is loading at all. Give it time... and/or check running applications in your system monitor (All Applications)

Hope this helps guys! SWTOR is a fairly complicated game to set up and get running, so is perfect for demonstrating some advanced Wine stuff I've picked up over the years :D

My current system:
Intel Dual-Core 2.4ghz CPU, with 3GB RAM
ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5670 (Hopefully will move to nVidia next!)
Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit

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Has anyone been able to run the game with updated Arch linux ?
by xaris on Thursday June 20th 2013, 16:10
Did a fresh install of archlinux since my hard disk died, and i cant seem to be able to get past the loading screen. I compiled wine 1.5.24 with and without the patch (without by swtor_fix.exe) but after the game enters loading screen, the spinning wheel stops after a while with fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module.
If i remember correctly if the patch didnt work, the wheel would keep spinning for ever, but thats not the case.
Anyone experiencing same issue with an upgraded archlinux installation?

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Patch 2.1
by marcelo maceratini on Tuesday May 14th 2013, 11:07
As of this morning, SW:TOR doesnt seem to work anymore (new patch).
first it hanged up in the loading mission part (the progress thingy kept spinning), then, on the second attempt it hanged up on the loading screen.

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intro splash ubuntu 13.10
by Nuno Carapinha on Sunday May 5th 2013, 14:29
Can someone tell me if there is something equivalent to the downgrade of lib32-glibc to 2.16 that most arch users do to play SWTOR?

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weird problem
by xaris on Thursday January 31st 2013, 6:48
Im experiencing a rather weird issue. With lib32-glibc-2.17, in loading, after the thing on the bottom right spins a bit, it stops there, just before entering the character selection screen. Downgrading lib32-glibc to 2.16 works like a charm. Anyone else experiencing the same problem? Im using Arch linux 3.7.4-1 kernel

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official support
by Demon on Tuesday January 22nd 2013, 9:39
I started a request in the official forums, asking for a litte help from the sw:tor devs.

Maybe a few of you could support this thread by adding your voice.

www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=586313

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Swotor wine patch 1.5.21
by dlbonsai on Saturday January 5th 2013, 13:12
Since the patch for wine is not working with the last git sources
here is a modified patch that will work with the wine 1.5.21
pastebin.com/gHHvq1rz

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Workarounds to get the game running
by George Saint on Wednesday November 21st 2012, 15:14
I got this game working under the following settings:

Wine 1.4 was patched as per Bug 29168 (bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29168)

Install pre-requisites:
winetricks d3dx9
winetricks vcrun2008
winecfg


Graphics settings for winecfg:
[ ] Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows
[ ] Allow the window manager to decorate the windows
[ ] Allow the window manager to control the windows
[x] Emulate a virtual desktop: 1920x1080

Screen resolution: 96 dpi

Wine is configured to run as Windows XP

Wine was started using a re-sized desktop as per Bug 31186 (bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31186)
wine explorer /desktop=4,1000x615 launcher.exe


There were no performance issues during my tests but your mileage may vary.


Issues I found:
- Ubuntu's Unity desktop decorations interfere with the Wine's window sizing and could prevent game interface elements from being displayed, especially elements near the edge of the screen. I had to move them around using the Interface Editor to be visible.

- The game freezes when doing anything that causes the map or mini-map to highlight an area. It may be the same issue discussed in the thread here: appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=26284 under the heading "Game hangs after a while".

This consistently happens when

- you hover over an area objective marker in the main map or mini map (the icons that look like spinning triangles enclosed in parentheses)
- you hover over a quest in the main map's Mission Tracker area that corresponds to an area objective marker on the map
- you hover over a quest in the Mission Tracker of the main HUD that corresponds to an area objective marker on the map. (Workaround this by disabling the Mission Tracker from the Interface Editor.)

It seems to be safe to hover/select map elements except for the area objective markers.

- Sometimes the launcher will report that it cannot get patch data and refuses to proceed to server selection. Workaround is to Exit the Launcher and try again.


Note that I could not test Character Creation because of the new limits on the number of characters you can have on your account.

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