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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Very little differs from the released version of KOTOR v1.00 and it's patch 1.03 as it's patch consists of fixes to the game itself.

Application Details:

Version: 1.03
License:
URL: http://www.lucasarts.com/produ...
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.4

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Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Installed smoothly and plays well- until it doesn't, see below.

What does not

1. [minor] It will randomly stop when loading the
intro movies, but I can alt-tab out and back in to make it load
properly (exact details may vary). (I did the same thing on my
Windows laptop when the game would start but only having a black
screen.)

2. [moderate] It will randomly crash when almost done loading a new area, forcing me to manually kill the game by hitting
control-escape and pulling up task manager equivalent. Alt-tab fails
to work in this case. It’s happened about 5 times so far.

2B. This also leaves the screen at 720
pixels wide, which requires going into settings and resetting the
monitor resolution. Though I did get it to auto-fix by restarting
immediately and closing the game properly.

3. [minor] Once, in the underground on Taris there
were big “spider webs” all over, some graphics glitch. Then in
the sewers the walls all vanished- I could still walk around, but
they were invisible and I could see all the other things just
floating in space (hah). I fixed this each time by fiddling with the
settings, apparently changing them forces it to reload the
assets(???). I removed shadows and grass, and since I have had the
missing walls happen 2 or 3 times, but no other graphical errors.

Workarounds

What was not tested

I'm still on Taris, about 4 to 5 hours in, so most of the game hasn't been tested. 

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Please note that I'm basing my rating on what I feel to be technically correct: the risk of crashing on average once an hour counts as "issues for normal use" to me despite how much I enjoy the game itself.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20172.4Yes Yes BronzeBen 
ShowManjaro LinuxFeb 04 20172.0Yes Yes GoldFilip 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Oct 12 20161.9.20Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64Jan 10 20161.8Yes Yes PlatinumAndreas 
ShowNetrunner 14.04Oct 19 20141.7.28Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3817 InstallShield very slow when copying many small files NEW View
22278 swkotor crashes on videos UNCONFIRMED View
24495 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Steam) can't keep a video mode. UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Fullscreen
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by ­NSLW on (April 6th 2010)

Method #1

   1. Create empty file and name it SWKOTOR
   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/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

Widescreen

by ­NSLW on (April 6th 2010)

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

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.

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

PlayOnLinux

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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