Game Update: 15, Hotfix: 15.3
The installation media is available as a retail DVD, a down-loadable trial or it may also be purchased on-line through Steam and the SOE (Sony On-line Entertainment) store as a digital download.
After installation and subscription, the SWG client is patched and updated automatically to the latest chapter by the SOE Station Launcher.
Processor: Intel Pentium III or AMD Athlon 1 Ghz.
Memory: 512 MB Ram
Graphics: 32 MB 3D Graphics Card with Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) Capability
Sound: PCI, USB or onboard audio device
* Installing the Game
(use the 14 day trial installer from http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/ once the site loads, it will advertise the trial ability)
* Running the game
The shortcut works with no extras, I like to run my games in a window though
* Configuring the game (mostly)
The game, oddly enough, did not get my maximum resolution correct, it's 1680x1050 whereas the game gave me 1360x765. It didn't get pixel shaders 2.0 either (this is something you manually "unlock" in Wine via a registry key, though)
I logged in, travelled a bit, messed with some in-game settings. Tried accessing various parts of the ingame menus (datapad, command list, mail, travel interface) and it all worked fine.
What does not
The performance is bearable, but not quite on par with Windows
What was not tested
PvP combat (I didn't have time to set my bindings up etc)
No tweaks were required for the game to install or run, therefore it's a gold rating at the least. I won't give platinum as the performance is not quite as good as on Windows, it's definitely playable though!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 10 "Julia"||Nov 13 2010||1.2.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 25 2010||1.3.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||Austin English|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 10 2010||1.1.42||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 07 2010||1.1.38||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||openSUSE 11.2 x86_64||Nov 30 2009||1.1.33||Yes||Yes||Gold||Pradie|