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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

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What works

Movies.
FSAA and Anisotropic Filtering.
Moving around and fighting.
Dialogue.
Swoop racing.
Pazaak.

What does not

EAX (have Audigy, don't have EAX option)
Alt-tabbing out of windowed mode often causes the game to ignore later keyboard and mouse button presses.  There's a way to work around, but I can't get it to work reliably.
Loading screen flickers every second or so
Frame Buffer Effects and Soft Shadows settings.  Turn one or both of these on, and 3D starts flickering badly.
Fullscreen mode: movies are not scaled, and game window is not aligned correctly
Star map sound in Tatooine?
"Best of the PC" launcher program won't work for some reason.  Maybe installing IE would fix this?  It didn't work with IE 5 on Windows 2000.
After a while playing, textures start getting corrupted.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Not a lot.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

When alt-tabbing out, KOTOR will think the 'alt' key is stuck. Press 'alt' when alt-tabbing back in so the game will start accepting commands. Audio drops out sometimes, particularly if you click past the Shadowlands ascent movie. The game will keep playing the music, but not game sounds. It does this in native Windows, so not a problem with Wine. Test machine: Phenom 8750 4GB RAM Radeon HD 4670 + Catalyst

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
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
3817 InstallShield very slow when copying many small files NEW 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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