Patching, login, intro movie, server selection, and initial game play.
What does not
Wine without patches. Movies are choppy, but watchable. It appears to hang for a minute or so before loading the server or character screen.
What was not tested
Major areas of game play, and installation. I'm using my existing install from beta so I've not tried to install from dvd.
I compiled from git with proof_of_concept.patch from bugs.winehq.org/attachment.cgi?id=39208 .
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||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, Denuvo Anti-Tamper x64 #2)||CLOSED||FIXED||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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