Loading and playing the game, cinematics, server selection, credits screen, even with an Optimus-configuration ( Nvidia card with primusrun, content displayed on Intel VGA).
Loading seems to be slightly faster than it was under Windows. (Not measured with a clock, may be placebo).
What does not
What was not tested
Installation (was done on Windows way before setting up current Linux installation, the game runs flawlessly from the same NTFS partition with Wine.)
Audio. (Should work, though)
Any other language than english.
Launching with Radeon or Catalyst drivers in use.
Installation was done under MS-Windows 8. The game can be launched by placing my script at http://pastebin.com/nj5ZgbQx into the game folder. This script automatically downloads swtor_fix.exe (from github) for recent wine versions, applies the needed tweaks via winetricks, and takes care of creating a 32-bit wineprefix. It can also be configured to launch the game with primusrun on Optimus-enabled laptops. Hovering an area marker or anything that highlights and area marker results in an almost instant freeze of the game. It's recommended that you change your graphics settings on the character selection screen, as it seems to cause a freeze while in-game. If you have a window manager with compositing enabled, you may want to turn it off (windowed gameplay) or unredirect fullscreen windows (fullscreen gameplay) for improved performance.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 03 2016||1.9.18||Yes||Yes||Gold||Buck Shockley|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Sep 02 2016||1.9.17||Yes||No||Garbage||Pyramid|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Aug 27 2016||1.9.17||Yes||No||Garbage||aililoh|
|Show||Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64||Aug 25 2016||1.9.17||Yes||No||Garbage||jeremyofmany|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||Jul 18 2016||1.9.14||Yes||Yes||Gold||Bert Zangle|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|30148||Star Wars: The Old Republic - slow loading times||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|32093||ESSENCE SECURITIES:scrollbar didn't display normally and work well||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41251||SWTOR client does not start up (import_dll Library not found)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41260||Black artifacts on character models during cutscenes in SW:TOR||UNCONFIRMED||View|
With some versions of Wine, the game will crash if icons are hovered
over on the main map. Avoid this by keeping the mouse out of the way
when viewing the map.
This bug occurs for some players, but not all. I (Scott Weldon) have tested with Wine 1.7.50, and the game did not crash when hovering over icons on the map. However, other users have reported that they are still experiencing the bug. Any help in narrowing down the cause is appreciated.