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Star Wars: The Old Republic

Application Details:

Version: 1.5-2.0 - Free to Play
License: Retail
URL: http://www.swtor.com
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.18

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Test Results

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What works

SWTOR (as of patch 4.6a) runs flawlessly with Wine on a 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro (2015 model) under OSX 10.11.5.

No bugs discovered so far. Note also: Minimap works as well (contrary to some reports saying that using the minimap crashes the game)

Still requires swtor_fix.exe. For additional installation/runtime details, see comment section below.

What does not

None encountered so far.

Workarounds

What was not tested

My total playing time is still low, so maybe bugs will show up later into the game.

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

I thought it might be a good idea to add another report for SWTOR on a Mac/OSX, since the last OSX report is from 2015, and gave a 'garbage' rating. Current state: SWTOR runs flawlessly on my 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro (2015, 2.9 GHz model), with graphics settings set to 'low' or 'medium' (or a combination between the two). I followed the instructions from here: www.techboxed.com/news/how-to-get-star-wars-the-old-republic-swtor-working-on-os-x-10-9-mavericks-with-wine/ This guide contains a step-by-step guide how to install homebrew, and how to use it to install Wine and its dependencies. It also refers to a script that handles the potentially tricky bits to get the game running, e.g. employing swtor_fix.exe, setting 'PatchingMode' to the right value, and so on. Two additional remarks that are NOT mentioned in the guide above: (1) Game works well under Wine 1.9.14, but it FAILED to run for me with Wine 1.8.3. Note that homebrew by default installs 1.8.3 (latest stable version), so make sure to install Wine with the developer version option: brew install wine --devel If you already have the stable version of wine installed, first uninstall: brew uninstall wine then re-install with the command above. (2) If the game still doesn't run, try disabling bitraider. To do so, change the value in launcher.settings, for example by: nano launcher.settings (in the main game directory) and change: , "bitraider_disable": false to: , "bitraider_disable": true

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 03 20161.9.18Yes Yes NoGoldBuck Shockley 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Sep 02 20161.9.17Yes No NoGarbagePyramid 
ShowGentoo LinuxAug 27 20161.9.17Yes No NoGarbageaililoh 
ShowLinux Mint 18 "Sarah" x86_64Aug 25 20161.9.17Yes No NoGarbagejeremyofmany 
CurrentMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"Jul 18 20161.9.14Yes Yes NoGoldBert Zangle 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
30148 Star Wars: The Old Republic - slow loading times RESOLVED NOTOURBUG 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

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HowTo / Notes

32 bit Required
This game requires a 32-bit Wine prefix. To ensure this is so, prefix all commands with "env WINEARCH=win32", or do "export env WINEARCH=win32" once before running any commands.
Possible Map Crash Bug

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.

Running SWTOR
Before running the game, launch swtor_fix.exe (found here) in the background.

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