What does not
Everything after hitting "Play". A swtor.exe process is created, but the game never properly launches.
What was not tested
Anything past the launcher.
I've tried Wine 1.5.1 up to 1.5.4, both patches with the KUSER_DATA fix and without. The game no longer launches after a recent patch.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 18 2012||1.5.4||Yes||No||Garbage||Hideaki|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 04 2012||1.5.3||Yes||No||Garbage||Benjamin Lawrence|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||May 08 2012||1.5.1||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||hirschhornsalz|
|Show||Aptosid x86_64||Mar 22 2012||1.5.0||N/A||Yes||Gold||Hideaki|
|Show||Aptosid x86_64||Mar 18 2012||1.5.0||N/A||Yes||Gold||H. M. Kruse|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|29168||Multiple games and applications need realtime updates to KSYSTEM_TIME members in KUSER_SHARED_DATA (Star Wars: The Old Republic game client, Blizzard games, GO 1.4+ runtime)||STAGED||View|
|30148||Star Wars: The Old Republic - slow loading times||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
1) Ensure that git is installed:
sudo apt-get install git
sudo yum install git
2) Get a copy of the wine source:
git clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git wine-git cd wine-git
3) Get a copy of the patch:
wget -O KUSER_SHARED_DATA http://bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=40435
4) Make sure that you have the requirements to compile wine:
Check out this link for 64 bit systems. You may want to only build the 32bit version to simplify things:
5) Apply the patch:
cat KUSER_SHARED_DATA | patch -p1
6) Build wine:
See Bug 29168 for more details.
- Change to the Loading Screen directory.
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Electronic\ Arts/BioWare/Star\ Wars\ -\ The\ Old\ Republic/swtor/retailclient/LoadingScreens/
- Rename the loading screens
mv LoadingScreen.jpg LoadingScreen.jpg.bak
mv LoadingIconAnim.dds LoadingIconAnim.dds.bak
At this point you will have a blank screen loading the server list, and people have seen long pauses while try waiting for the server list to load.
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