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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What works

  • Installation
  • Launcher
    • Log In
    • Patching
    • Repair

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.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 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 
ShowAptosid 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
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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