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

All. Completed full game on both sides.

What does not

Nothing. Except video RAM detection, it looks like game was developed in times when 1GB or RAM was just not existed. Other testings good.


What was not tested

Patch for widescreen.

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Why I gave it Platinum status? So, as a description of Gold status "Works flawlessly with DLL overrides, third party software or other settings" I didn't used 3rd party or overriding DLL's except NoDVD patch. Game has default settings and running perfect with them. I had only about 8-10 crashes, during complete game or dialogs what never repeated in same time (I believe it can be related with KOTOR itself as in Windows) and had screen problem during space travels (game was minimized in bar and repeated this action after restoring, but I just repeated restoring and minimizing 5-8 times and it's continued to work as before). So, this bug repeated randomly, I didn't remebered it everytime. This thing repeated 10-15 times during full game and every time when I clicked mouse too many during videos. I believe it could be window manager problem, not Wine or KOTOR itself, need to test it on another window manager. Other things you may want to know... My distribution is: - Netrunner 14.04 (Ubuntu/Kubuntu 14.04 LTS derrivative) My desktop is: - KDE My sound system is: pulseaudio4.0 My kernel is: - Linux 3.13.0-37-generic x86_64 My wine version is: - 1.7.28 My wine prefix is: - default, 64 bit arch What packages do I additionaly installed to run this game?: - d3dx9 What videocard do I used?: - NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 630M] How do I run this game?: - I played on my laptop with 1366x768 screen resolution. I used Nvidia optimus technology to run this game and primus backend. Command is: $ env WINEPREFIX="/home/user/.wine" primusrun wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/user/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Games/KOTOR/swkotor.exe

selected in Test Results table below
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 
CurrentNetrunner 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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