Star Wars: The Old Republic

Pre-release and retail versions of SW:TOR.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0.x
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.4

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Launcher
  • Patching
  • Character selection
  • Questing
  • PvP
  • Flashpoints

What does not

  • Cool-down text fails to count down properly and gets stuck sometimes, although it works most of the time.
  • An instance of swtor.exe is left running after quitting the game.


What was not tested

  • Ops (But I'm sure they work fine, will test later)
  • Installation (I copied my Windows install)
  • Character Creation

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I'm running the game at High settings at 2560x1440 resolution, with Anti-aliasing turned off. The frame-rate is smooth and playable, although there's some hick-ups after first loading in to the world. I found the frame-rate to the somewhat lower than on Windows on my hardware. Hardware: Intel Core i5 760 @ 2.8GHz / 8GB RAM / GeForce GTX460 1GB (nvidia-glx 295.20) I used the latest KUSHER_SHARED_DATA patch by Xolotl Loki. Patched and installed the latest wine from git following H. M. Kruse's instructions in his test data.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 18 20121.5.4Yes No NoGarbageHideaki 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 04 20121.5.3Yes No NoGarbageBenjamin Lawrence 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 08 20121.5.1No, but has workaround Yes NoBronzehirschhornsalz 
CurrentAptosid x86_64Mar 22 20121.5.0N/A Yes NoGoldHideaki 
ShowAptosid x86_64Mar 18 20121.5.0N/A Yes NoGoldH. M. Kruse 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

How to compile wine from git

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:// wine-git
cd wine-git

3) Get a copy of the patch:


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.

Getting around the hang at loading screen

- 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

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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