Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Star Wars: The Old Republic
The galaxy is in turmoil. War rages across countless worlds as Republic and Imperial forces struggle for control of critical resources. Amidst the chaos, threats emerge from all sides. The planet Denova, known for its extensive deposits of baradium ore, has been seized by a band of mercenaries and veteran Imperial defectors with mysterious motives. If they are not dislodged, the explosive arsenal they can create will give them the power to destroy any armed force – Republic or Imperial. On Corellia, a corrupt councilor attempts to maximize hypermatter profits by playing both sides of the conflict, and the crazed mastermind behind the Rakghoul outbreak, discovered on Ord Mantell, continues to threaten the lives of all sentient beings in the galaxy…

Application Details:

Version: 1.2.x - Legacy
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

So far everything. But it takes forever (17 - 25 min) to startup. The Patch from is necessary to start the client at all. winetricks vcrun2008 and d3dx9_36 are required to run from a clean prefix. Best performance is with win-version vista,win7.

What does not


What was not tested

Installing the game.

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentDebian GNU/kFreeBSD Unstable "Sid"Apr 25 20121.5.2N/A Yes GoldMarco D. 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 13 20121.5.1N/A Yes GoldCory 

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, GO 1.4+ runtime) STAGED View
30148 Star Wars: The Old Republic - slow loading times RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
30410 Many apps crash on Ubuntu 12.04 (ptrace broken again) RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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HowTo / Notes


This is an appdb entry for an old version of SW: TOR.  It is being archived to retain old comments.

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

can't get after area loading screen
by Björn Bidar on Friday July 13th 2012, 13:44
I can't get after the loading screen that is after the character creation. The loading bar goes to ca. 35% and stops.
Black login frame in launcher
by Lars Eriksen on Wednesday July 11th 2012, 13:46
Since yesterdays launcher update the launcher window has gone all black, and I can't click anything.

I can't seem to figure out what is causing this, any ideas?

I tried compiling wine 1.5.8 with the latest patch, it does the same. It happens in desktop mode, normal mode and unmanaged mode.
Sound and High-Res Texture problems
by Demon on Tuesday May 15th 2012, 5:09
I managed to run swtor 1.2.3a on Ubuntu 12.04 with an nvidia optimus video card.

After these steps i was able to start the client and log in.
- patching and compiling wine 1.5.4
- using winetricks vcrun2008 and d3dx9_36
- creating a wine desktop
- setting the correct VideoMemorySize for wine in regedit (probably due to the optimus card)
- setting the windows version to win7

The game runs quite stable, with some drawbacks
- sometimes the sound output seems to be "too fast", creating a terrible noise for a few minutes then returning to normal
- most of the time the High-Res Textures are not loaded

Any hints on how to solve these two problems?
Hanging at the Login Screen
by Camokng on Tuesday May 1st 2012, 21:01
How do you apply the bug so that you can play plz
Hanging at the launcher
by STEEF on Saturday April 28th 2012, 11:12
Anyone having luck logging in at the launcher? After I type in my password and try to log in it's hanging..

Not sure where the long load time is supposed to be so this is why I'm asking.

Maybe I missed an installation step...