Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Lead some Jedi (or Sith) in a battle between these two orders of the dominant religion in a galaxy far, far away.

Application Details:

Version: 1.0
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.47

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What works

Installs pretty good. I used the 4 discs. I had to use gmountiso ('apt-get install gmountiso') to mount the ISOs. Ran the install just fine. No problems installing. Installed using both Wine and PlayOnLinux, both installed simply, no errors.

What does not

Nothing that I've seen yet. Still going though the game though. (Played it multiple times, but only in Windows, now working it over in Linux).


What was not tested

Haven't finished the full game yet. Worked up through Endar Spire (first mission) and Tatooine. Am still going and will post any bugs & fixes as I go along.

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Additional Comments

One thing I ran into constantly is a flickering screen so bad I couldn't play the game (I'm using an ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics Card on my Laptop). It booted up nicely, nice screen, just fine, but after you make your character and are ready to star the mission, it flickers and you can't play. I found a fix on the net which is to go to System -> Preferences -> Appearance -> Visual Effects and turn this option Off. This stopped the flickering and it works well now.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Aug 07 20151.7.47Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4Jan 07 20131.5.21Yes No GarbageKonstanty Åšcianecki 
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 28 20111.2.2Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2Oct 05 20101.3.0Yes Yes GoldJoe 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 15 20101.3.0Yes Yes GoldJack Sexton 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3817 InstallShield very slow when copying many small files NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


by ­NSLW on (April 6th 2010)

Method #1

   1. Create empty file and name it SWKOTOR
   2. Fill it with following content

      X :3 -ac &
      sleep 2
      export WINEPREFIX=${HOME}/.wine
      export WINEDEBUG=-all
      export DISPLAY=:3
      cd "${HOME}/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/LucasArts/SWKotOR"
      wine swkotor.exe

   3. Allow executing that file as program by e.g. typing in terminal

chmod +x SWKOTOR

  4. Add yourself to audio group by e.g. setting it in system-config-users
  5. Start the game by SWKOTOR file
  6. After you quit the game press Ctrl+Alt+Backspace

Method #2 (NVIDIA only)

   1. Type in terminal

sudo nvidia-xconfig --no-dynamic-twinview

   2. Start the game as usual


by ­NSLW on (April 6th 2010)

It's possible to run this game in widescreen resolutions. For more informations visit


by ­NSLW on (April 6th 2010)

Option Enable Hardware mouse, in configurator, works only in fullscreen (Method #1), in other cases you should disable it.


by ­NSLW on (April 6th 2010)

To disable anoying system tray do following:
   1. Start Registry Editor by e.g. regedit
   2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Wine
   3. Create X11 Driver if it isn't created already
   4. Create new String Value in X11 Driver key and name it ShowSystray
   5. Set false in Value data for ShowSystray


Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic can be easily installed and patched by PlayOnLinux. You can download PlayOnLinux from here.­

Enabling Widescreen
You need to use Universal Widescreen Patcher For more information consult the widescreen gaming forum (same link).
Enabling mouse-look
Since 1.3.21 you just need to check the "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows" in winecfg and you're set. For older versions look here: Bug #6971


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