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
Votes: 5
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.4

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Test Results

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What works

Really everything =)

The game was fully tested for 90 hours 'till the end.


What does not

Frame buffer and soft shadows. Sometimes the mouse can't select an option in a chat.


What was not tested

The Sith way (played entirely as a Jedi).

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Everything runs perfect (1280x1024 resolution, V-Sync, textures high, 4 sample AA and 16x anisotropic filtering; full hardware sound acceleration). BUT DISABLE frame buffer and soft shadows. The game runs, but with tons of flicker. Maybe with other GPU's or O.S.'s it works. Sometimes the movies doesn't blank the screen, showing your desktop in the upper and lower parts. Sometimes in a chat the mouse won't be able to select a option, use the keyboard in these cases. Three times, in the Star Forge, in the second part of the final battle with Darth Malak, he doesn't attacked. He simply stood still and nothing could be done except reload the last save state until he "decided" to attack. Probably a game's fault, not Wine's. Crashed only once: in the Leviathan, when taking the elevator from the Prison Block to the Bridge. Needed a system hard reset, but worked fine in the second try. "Am I evil..." May the Force be with Wine!!! Phenom II X4 3.0 GHz - 4GB Video & sound: ATI Radeon HD 4200 (onboard) w/ 128 MB (using DDR3 sideboard memory) fglrx ver 2:8.723.1 Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" 64 bits (kernel 2.6.32-33-generic #72)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 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
1410 Mouse always Recentered CLOSED FIXED View
3817 InstallShield very slow when copying many small files NEW View
3997 New modal dialogs are behind main window CLOSED FIXED View
6971 Mouse "escapes" window or is confined to an area in the full screen program CLOSED FIXED View
8378 Knights of the Old Republic fails to launch with newer wine versions CLOSED FIXED View
8722 Unhandled Exception in InstallShield Wizard for 'Star Wars: The Best of PC' Games CLOSED FIXED View
9268 Knights of the old republic fails to install CLOSED DUPLICATE View
9456 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: Game crashes CLOSED ABANDONED View
9462 Mouse cursor appears only when clickling left mouse button (Star Wars: KOTOR) CLOSED FIXED View
13398 Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic Will Shows Splash Screen and Quits CLOSED ABANDONED View
13842 SW: Knights of the Old Republic PL and fonts CLOSED FIXED View
13891 start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup) CLOSED FIXED View
14770 No textures on some video card/computer combinations [Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic] CLOSED INVALID View
15559 winealsa sound regression: scratchiness/stutter in multiple games CLOSED FIXED View
22162 Knights of the Old Republic: Cursor Doesn't Show CLOSED FIXED View
22268 SWKOTOR: Fails to detect installed graphic drivers CLOSED ABANDONED View
22278 swkotor crashes on videos CLOSED FIXED View
22455 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic does not start CLOSED FIXED View
24495 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Steam) can't keep a video mode. UNCONFIRMED View
43402 Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic: hardware mouse pointer invisible CLOSED FIXED 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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