Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic cover
Developers
BioWare
Publishers
Electronic Arts
LucasArts
Engines
HeroEngine
Release dates
Windows December 20, 2011
Reception
Metacritic 85
IGDB 85
Taxonomy
Monetization Free-to-play, Subscription[1]
Microtransactions Currency, Loot box[1]
Modes Multiplayer
Pacing Persistent
Genres MMORPG
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic on HowLongToBeat
Star Wars: The Old Republic on IGDB
Star Wars: The Old Republic guide on StrategyWiki
Star Wars: The Old Republic on MobyGames
Star Wars: The Old Republic on Wikipedia
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Subseries of Star Wars
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords 2005
Star Wars: The Old Republic 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a multiplayer MMORPG game in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series.

General information

Community Website
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Official website
Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Free to play
Windows
Origin
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Deluxe Pack also available.
Windows
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Windows
Owning any retail or digital version gives a one-month subscription and permanent Preferred status, including permanent access to all expansions; see Features for details.

Monetization[edit]

Type Notes
Free-to-play Originally requiring a subscription, the game went free to play on November 15 2012 with numerous gameplay restrictions.[2][3]
Subscription Premium plans are available in a 30, 60 or 90 day recurring subscription, or for a 60 day a one time purchase that provide numerous benefits such as access to all released expansions, reduced gameplay restrictions and a monthly allowance of Cartel Coins.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Rise of the Hutt Cartel Free to all players
Windows
Galactic Starfighter Free to all players
Windows
Galactic Strongholds Free to all players
Windows
Shadow of Revan Free to all players
Windows
Knights of the Fallen Empire Only available to subscribers, stays available after the subscription ends.
Windows
Knights of the Eternal Throne Only available to subscribers, stays available after the subscription ends.
Windows
Onslaught Only available to subscribers, stays available after the subscription ends.
Windows

Microtransactions[edit]

Type Notes
Boost Level boosts
Cosmetic Cosmetics such as armor, pets, weapons and mounts can be purchsined using Cartel Coins in the in-game Cartel Market.
Currency Cartel Coins were added with the free to play update, and is a real money purchaser that can be spent in the in-game Cartel Market to purchase cosmetics, boosts, loot boxes and unlocks.
Free-to-grind The game can be played for free up until level 60, before requiring a purchase or subscribe to access the expansions.
Infinite spend Cartel Coins can be purchased without limit
Loot box Cartel Packs can be purchased from the in-game Cartel Market which contain a chance to drop various types of cosmetics.
Player trading Some items purchased off the Cartel Market can be bought and sold in the in-game player marketplace.
Time-limited Packs made available in the in-game Cartel Market will get retired and may come back at a later date.
Unlock The in-game Cartel Market contains numerous unlocks for services such as name changes, races, character slots and perks, and removing certain gameplay restrictions.

Essential improvements[edit]

Disable Bitraider[edit]

Bitraider can cause major network and performance issues, including having to redownload the game every time you play.[citation needed]
Follow this guide

Notes

The entire game will have to be redownloaded upon uninstalling Bitraider (>40GB), but after that only future updates will need to be downloaded

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\SWTOR\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1286830/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics settings.
Graphics settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Use Widescreen Fixer to fix HUD placement.
Ultra-widescreen
[4]
4K Ultra HD
Edit configuration files to increase global UI scaler beyond 1.25.[5]
Field of view (FOV)
Calculated by desktop resolution, not render resolution. See WSGF.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Medium uses FXAA, High uses x2 MSAA, and Very High uses both. There is no Low option. TrSSAA has issues and TrMSAA doesn’t work.[6]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Framerate is capped at 111 fps.[7]

Input[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Uses operating system settings.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

General settings.
General settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
The game uses 5.1 or 7.1 if available. No in-game settings.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Can be changed in Settings.

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
American and Canadian.
French
French and Canadian.
German

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 8995, 12000-12999, 20000-30000[8]
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

Improving performance[edit]

Turn down shadows[citation needed]
Turning off shadows drastically increases the performance of the game, and can normally change the frame rate from unplayable to acceptable.

Character gets stuck (unable to move)[edit]

Use command[citation needed]
  • Type /stuck in the chat window if your character gets stuck in the environment.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

RAM Disk[edit]

This thread specifies how to implement a RAM Disk with Star Wars: The Old Republic.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+
System memory (RAM) 3 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 610
AMD Radeon HD 7450
Intel HD 3000

Notes

  1. File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1286830/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1286830) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References