Ok, lets start over from the beginning since I have not tested Star Wars: The Old Republic, we'll have to do the trial-n-error together. Most of the WineHQ test submissions show silver or garbage... thats not good! I'm reading a few sources that have some good tips: SWTOR forum WineHQ Since its Free-to-Play, I can also download and test myself, then make a guide for it Here are some Quick steps for preparing: Linux 32-bit libraries (if you have a 64-bit Operating System): Install Multiarch 32-bit libraries (needed for most games) Copy CD data or download full client: Copy data from CD's to Folder on Desktop Wine Versions: Launch PlayOnLinux Click Tools menu Click Wine Version Manager Select: Wine 1.5.1-old_republic Click Left arrow to install Select: Wine 1.6-rc4 Click Left arrow to install Select: Wine 1.5.25 Click Left arrow to install Select: Wine 1.4.1 Click Left arrow to install Close Wine Manager PlayOnLinux Manual Installation: Click Install Click "Install a non-listed program" Select "Install in a new virtual drive" Virtual Drive name: swtor Select all three options: Use another Version of Wine Configure Wine Install some Libraries Select Wine 1.5.1-Old-Republic Wine Configuration Windows Version: Windows 7 Display Tab Check all, set virtual desktop to 1024x768 Click OK Install libraries: vcrun2008 d3dx9 msls31 internet explorer 8 (also installs service pack 3) Installing SWTOR: Click Browse Search for a setup.exe from the Disk you copied or an install.exe from the downloaded version. Note: This is tricky because sometimes the download is a client that download the game. Using the copied CD files might be better in the long run, but we won't know until we try both. Click Open SWTOR Installer: Some kind of installer will launch in the virtual desktop (blue background) Follow the installation steps Keep most default settings Allow it to install any .NET or DirectX libraries its-self Don't launch or create shortcuts at the end Finish installer POL shortcut: PlayOnLinux will search for exe files in the virtual drive Note: This is tricky too, because sometimes there are multiple exe's like launcher.exe, swtor.exe, etc. You may have to select each one and try them all until you find the one that works. Name your shortcuts Select "No I don't want to make another shortcut" PlayOnLinux Configure: in PlayOnLinux, click Configure Display Tab Direct Draw Renderer: opengl Video memory size: the size of memory on your video card Offscreen Rendering Mode: fbo Note: Sometimes these don't do anything, other times it makes all the difference in launching a game and its performance. Many times I'll have to turn these off or on to get a game to work. Reboot Windows: Wine Tab Click "Windows Reboot" Close Configure Select one of your shortcuts and click Run. If it doesn't launch or start to update properly, try the other shortcuts and click Run. If SWTOR still refuses to launch, select the shortcut and click Debug on the right. This will print out the launching/terminal information so we can see what is going on in the backend. It can give us a clue of what might be wrong.