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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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Selected Test Results

What works

Installer (4CD version)

Gameplay

Widescreen hack from WSGF

What does not

Fullscreen mode without a virtual desktop

Cutscene video scaling

Workarounds

What was not tested

Finish game

Notoriously buggy locations

winealsa

wineoss

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
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Additional Comments

you MUST be in the LucasArts/SWKotOR2 folder when executing swkotor2.exe or a fatal error will occur! WINEARCH=win32 was used, but may not be necessary Virtual Desktop enabled in winecfg Hardware mouse enabled via swconfig or swkotor2.ini is necessary for widescreen looks and plays great at 1920x1080! i'm using winepulse... because it works better than the other two and should be standard heard of issues with winealsa

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 
CurrentUbuntu 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
29168 Multiple games and applications need realtime updates to KSYSTEM_TIME members in KUSER_SHARED_DATA (Star Wars: The Old Republic game client, Blizzard games, GO 1.4+ runtime) STAGED 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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