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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

Like its predecessor, The Sith Lords takes place thousands of years before any of the Star Wars movies and is focused on some of the formative struggles between the Jedi and their power-hungry counterparts, the Sith. In the first game, you eventually discovered your Jedi powers, as well as your mysterious past. This time, you play as a different character that begins the adventure as a Jedi--but your knowledge of the character's past, the character's Force powers, and even the character's lightsaber are all missing. A journey of self-discovery awaits, and as you pick up the pieces of your character's past and discover the reasons for his or her exile from the Jedi order, your path will lead you to the few Jedi who survived the catastrophic events that took place at the conclusion of the original game.

Application Details:

Version: 2.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.lucasarts.com/games...
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.5

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Test Results

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What works

Installs with workaround.

Plays, but only after you disable DynamicTwinView in xorg.conf.

Fullscreen with workaround.

Videos play but are the wrong size.


What does not

An error with the mouse? or screen resolution? When you move the mouse to click on anything, the 'clickable' area doesn't line up with what you see onscreen; the mouse seems to think that the items on screen are farther apart than they appear. Example: if you want to click on one of the menu buttons in the upper right hand corner, you can't hover over the actual button, you have to move your mouse all the way to the screen edge. Then the button lights up.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Anything past Peragus.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I needed PlayOnLinux to install this, however, once it is installed you can use basic Wine to run it. Fullscreen will only work if you configure wine to use a virtual desktop. Make sure that the resolution for your natural desktop, wine's virtual desktop, and the ingame resolution are all the same. If you have a small window in the upper left hand corner when you start the game, wait until you are on the main menu, then click the window. The game will minimize to Wine's virtual desktop. Now right click on the Kotor2 icon near the bottom left hand corner and say 'Restore'. The game should be back in fullscreen mode without the annoying window.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 04 20183.5Yes Yes NoPlatinumErol 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 20 20161.9.21Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 06 20151.7.50Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 18 20141.6.1Yes Yes GoldtheAntiBob 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 12 20131.7.1Yes Yes Bronzemorin 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
24495 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Steam) can't keep a video mode. UNCONFIRMED View
30148 Star Wars: The Old Republic - slow loading times RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View

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HowTo / Notes

Fullscreen

by ­NSLW on (April 6th 2010)

Method #1

   1. Create empty file and name it SWKOTOR2
   2. Fill it with following content

      #!/bin/sh
      X :3 -ac &
      sleep 2
      export WINEPREFIX=${HOME}/.wine
      export WINEDEBUG=-all
      export DISPLAY=:3
      cd "${HOME}/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/LucasArts/SWKotOR2"
      wine swkotor2.exe

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

chmod +x SWKOTOR2

  4. Add yourself to audio group by e.g. setting it in system-config-users
  5. Start the game by SWKOTOR2 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

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Widescreen

by ­NSLW on (April 6th 2010)

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

 

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WARNING

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.­

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Systray

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

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PlayOnLinux

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

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