Star Wars Republic Commando is a single-player squad based action game where you play as one of the Republic clones. Lead your 4 soldier squad through alien territories covering each others backs and maneuvering in attack formations to achieve the best strategy of survival.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Star Wars Republic Commando in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Star Wars Republic Commando. Other versions may require additional steps.
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Mint 17.3 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8.2
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8.2 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: republiccommando
Check All three options:
- Use anothe version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8.2
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emualte a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (Components, DLL's, Libraries)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Installing Star Wars Republic Commando
Click Next again
Check "Yes, I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Click OK on all errors
Name the shortcut: Republic Commando
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Select "Republic Commando"
Wine version: 1.8.2
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
GLSL Support: disabled
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Running Star Wars Republic Commando
Select "Republic Commando"
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Click Done to apply
- Graphics Quality
- Vdieo Resolution
- Texture Quality
- Character Detail
- Bumpmapping Quality
- Blur Quality
- Bloom Effects
Even with GLSL disabled some of the characters will flicker black.
disabling the Tactical Mode helps remove it.
Star Wars Republic Commando ran perfectly on my Geforce 550 Ti and my GeForce 9800. I only had a crash once because of missing video codecs. You can either pres ESC quickly to skip the video's or install WMP9 & WMP10 packages.
I also noticed a few missing textures where structures were just plain black. Disabling GLSL fixed this problem.
There is a texture/bumpmapping bug in Windows that can be fixed by installing this mod:
Just install it by extracting the zip file, then cut-n-paste the folders in the data files in the games folder. Make sure to merge and replace all the files.