Star Wars: The Old Republic

Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion first week release.

Application Details:

Version: 5.0a
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.0-rc4

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What works

Using my AMD R7 265 with AMDGPU and Wine-Staging Gallium Nine in a win64 prefix. It is running almost as good in Wine as Windows, averaging 60fps at 2k resolution and all settings maxed other than Visible Character Limit, I left that at High, and Shadow Map Resolution at 2048.

So far, everything works, I didn't test PVP (but I see no reason why it wouldn't work), including cut scene videos, and loading screens (though the odd time it will corrupt for a second until it loads a bit farther). The 10ish second lag when you first load in still is there, but loading the game doesn't take much longer than it does on Windows, definitely not 1-2 minutes.

You still need to use swtor_fix.exe, from (run it from a console prior to starting the SWTOR launcher and then minimize the console). Use 'winetricks msvcp90=native d3dx9 vcrun2008 msls31 winhttp'.

I also gave a Gold rating since you still need swtor_fix.exe to get it to work.


What does not

Had trouble with BitRaider so changed the line in launcher.settings:

, "PatchingMode": "{ \"swtor\": \"BR\" }"


, "PatchingMode": "{ \"swtor\": \"SSN\" }"

since I didn't want to fight with getting it to work.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I run Linux kernel 4.9 (In the Arch Linux testing repo at the time I wrote this) as it ships with AMD SI and CI enabled by default, Mesa-git, and AMDGPU with Options "DRI" "3" set in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-amdgpu.conf: Section "Device" Identifier "AMD" Driver "amdgpu" Option "DRI" "3" EndSection

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Jan 10 20172.0-rc4Yes Yes GoldSean McNamara 
ShowUbuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 14 20172.0-rc3Yes Yes Goldbckmschng 
CurrentAntergos x86_64Dec 28 20162.0-rc2Yes Yes GoldDarren Lachambre 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 04 20161.9.23Yes Yes GoldSean McNamara 

Known Bugs

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If your characters look stretched and "hobbit-like"
by Irvin McWhorter on Saturday January 21st 2017, 18:56
If the aspect ratio is messed up making all your characters look fat and stubby but your UI is normal, you can fix it by turning on virtual desktop to match with your screen resolution you have set.

To set the screen resolution, you edit the "client_settings.ini" file by editing the "Width" and "Height" settings. For example: "Width=1024" "Height=768". You can find the file located at: /home/*YOUR USERNAME*/PlayOnLinux's virtual drives/SWTOR/drive_c/users/*YOUR USERNAME*/Local Settings/Application Data/SWTOR/swtor/settings.

Oh yeah, it's a lot easier if you use PlayOnLinux.

by bckmschng on Saturday January 7th 2017, 8:04
Has anyone get this to work?
I'm new to Wine and could need some help to get this to run :(
by Sean McNamara on Tuesday January 10th 2017, 1:48

Can you be a little more specific? Several of us are running it successfully, yes. On the proper hardware, and assuming you have correctly functioning graphics drivers, it runs with performance similar to Windows. You might have to tweak the config file "client_settings.ini" to reduce graphics settings to get it to run, though.

What OS are you running? What version of wine (wine --version)? How far do you get before it doesn't work as you expected?
by bckmschng on Friday January 13th 2017, 10:20
Sorry, forgot to post my specs.

OS: Kubuntu 16.10 64bit
2x SSDs with 258 gb
RAM: 16gb
GPU: Radeon R9 390 with latest Mesa drivers
Wine versions: 2.0.0 RC 3 - staging and tried others like 1.9.24

I'm basically at the point where swtorfix.exe works as intended, press the "play" button but than it doesn't load up and sometimes in 30 minutes at least.
by bckmschng on Thursday January 12th 2017, 10:41
I'm stuck at the part but even with swtor.fix it does not load up.
the last time it needed about 30 minutes to load up.

swtor-fix console shows:
Waiting for swtor... Found, PID: 164 Waiting for threads to end..
Found, PID: 164 Waiting for threads to end..
Waiting for threads to end..
waiting for threads to end swtor fix

The ssd is working all the time and nothing happens. What could be the problem? :(
by bckmschng on Friday January 13th 2017, 17:30
EDIT: I have fixed the issue. The trick is to change the PlayOnLinux working drive to your secondary diskdrive.
Follow this guide:
Than install the game with the normal POL installer
The game will launch exactly as it should

My guess is that there are problems with permissions on the primary drive.
minimap bug?
by Jen on Saturday December 10th 2016, 20:15
Did they fix the bug, where it crashes if you click on the minimap?
RE: minimap bug?
by Darren Lachambre on Wednesday December 28th 2016, 20:52
I can click on the minimap, no problem.
RE: minimap bug?
by Geriain on Saturday December 31st 2016, 2:58
I can confirm that at least with wine 2.0-rc3 the minimap bug is gone. And I have to admit that the performance is very good compared to former versions.