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anyone ever have any luck with SWTOR?

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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I don't own it so I was writing down the steps for manually installing it. This is the process I use for testing all games.
    If you feel let to test and trial-n-error SWTOR, please go ahead.
    Post on that forum any problems or debug output that is causing errors.
    I'm more than happy to add it to my Linux test list!
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    Alright. I think I'll give it a try tomorrow. I have Drakensang, Path of Exile, Diablo 3 and Warcraft 3 all working in POL. I'll post how SWTOR goes.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Sounds like you know what you are doing.
    Yes please post your results.
    I am more than happy to help.
    I have Knights of the Old Republic, but I know that is a different game....
    Not sure if its the same engine?
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    I'm relatively new to POL, but not new to computers. So I'm used to working through problems.
    SWTOR is a completely different engine, one I haven't heard of before.
    KOTOR was built using the same engine as Neverwinter Nights, which I also love.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    OH really? I just posted a Neverwinter Nights 2 Guide in PlayOnLinux.
    So far I've had a lot of success with PlayOnLinux and Wine.
    Check out my list of games in Linux: Linux Tests
    If you are willing to take time troubleshooting, chances are the game will work.

    One place I always go to check if a game works is WineHQ. They have a huge community and someone almost always posts a test on every game made.
    I noticed SWTOR has a "gold" for the free-to-play version.
    Thats not great, but means it might run. The instructions on WineHQ's do not always apply to PlayOnLinux, but since we technically are using Wine some of the tips can be of use.
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    When I say Knights of the Old Republic was built using the same engine as Neverwinter Nights I mean the first Neverwinter Nights. Not the 2nd one that you made the guide for.
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    Oh, I didn't realize they were different engines. The games look and play so similar I just assumed both 1 & 2 were using the same engine.
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    A little correction on my part: Neverwinter Nights used Aurora engine. Neverwinter Nights 2 used modified Aurora engine. And Knights of the Old Republic used Odyssey engine, a heavily modified version of Aurora.

    I don't like giving out wrong info. Had to go look it all up and correct myself, lol.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Cool thanks!
    I was being lazy and never looked it up.
    So they are similar it sounds...

    What is the free-to-play Knights of the Old Republic like?
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    The newer one, Star Wars: The Old Republic (which uses a different engine than all of them, Hero Engine) looks nice. I like the game play. The story lines are really good. Even with it being a MMO I still usually play it like a single player game. Every now and then I will party up with one of my daughters.
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    You are my kind of gamer!
    I do the exact same thing. I'll still play MMO's by myself or my 5 yr old daughter will play with me.
    I don't mind joining up with a group from time to time, because I have a hard time progressing by myself.
    Like in Drakensang... there is no way I would ever beat those bosses by myself.
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    Yep, that is exactly what I do, lol. Play solo most of the time so I don't feel rushed and can enjoy the story and explore. Then if I find a hard area or boss I'll group up. That's usually when my daughters come save me, lol. We all game in my family, the wife really only likes Neverwinter Nights though (the first one). We have a NWN server running that we are still trying to finish. I guess you could call it beta.
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Ooo, server huh?
    Have you tried running dedicated server in Linux?
    I have been doing it for years. You just reminded me that I need to do a Guide on setting up dedicated server in Linux.
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    Not yet. That is one of my next projects. Getting my NWN server moved over to Linux. Should be fun, I'm looking forward to it. And I know the player client is native for Linux. Any idea if the toolset works in Linux?
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    Here is some info on the Linux version: Neverwinter Nights Dedicated Sever

    Apparently the Linux binaries are included with the Windows zip download

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