Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

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The game lacks an FPS limiter and causes problems when playing at frame rates higher than 40 FPS. See Gameplay issues to fix this issue.
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game cover
Traveller's Tales
macOS (OS X) i5works[1][2]
Eidos Interactive
OS X Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows April 2, 2005
macOS (OS X) August 23, 2005
Metacritic 77
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Cinematic camera
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Adventure
Vehicles Space flight, Hovercraft
Themes Space, Sci-fi
Series Lego Star Wars
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Lego Star Wars
Subseries of Lego
Subseries of Star Wars
Lego Star Wars: The Video Game 2005
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy 2006
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga 2009
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 2011
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2016
Lego Star Wars Battles 2021
Lego Star Wars: Castaways 2021
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 2022


The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.

Lego Star Wars: The Video Game is a singleplayer and multiplayer cinematic camera action and adventure game in the Lego Star Wars series.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SecuROM 7 DRM disc check
macOS (OS X)
CD-ROM; used only for installation.
Not sold digitally due to the release of The Complete Saga containing this and the next game's content together.
A demo is available.

Essential improvements[edit]


The latest patch is Version This fixes the bug of the CD-ROM copy of the game not being able to run.
The latest patch for the OS X version is Version 1.0 Rev A.[3]

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\SWLEGO.BIN[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\lsw_*[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
* is the save slot number starting at zero.


Video settings
Video settings
Advanced video settings; only available after booting into a save game at least once[Note 2]
Advanced video settings; only available after booting into a save game at least once[Note 2]

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Delete <path-to-game>\swlego.bin and set desktop resolution to desired resolution for custom resolutions. Setting a custom 4:3 resolution such as 1440x1080, 1920x1440, or 2880x2160 is highly recommend.
Special K can be used to force a resolution without needing to change desktop resolution every time the game launches.[Note 3]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Uses fixed camera angles.
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Nvidia users can force antialiasing in Nvidia Profile Inspector using the 0x000000C0 antialiasing compatibly flag.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


Input setup, with default keybinds
Input setup, with default keybinds


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music on/off
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Music may randomly play. Prone to freezing on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Spoken dialogue is infrequent and inconsequential.
Japanese release only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
2 Co-op
LAN play
Online play

Issues fixed[edit]

Running in Windows 7+[edit]

Take ownership of <path-to-game>[4]
Install the game patch to potentially fix the bug of the game not running. This works on the CD-ROM version.

Gameplay issues[edit]

Problems may happen in-game. The problems are, but aren't limited to: reduced jump height, not being able to travel to the next area, and AI not being able to jump. If these problems happen, you're likely playing the game at a frame rate higher than 40 FPS.

Lock the max frame rate of the game to 40 FPS within your graphics card's control panel.

Other information[edit]


ExecutablePPC 32-bit 64-bit Notes
macOS (OS X)
Install the version 1.0 Rev A patch for Intel CPU support. Still limited to 32-bit only.[citation needed]


TCS Episode III Music[edit]

Replaces the gameplay background music for Episode III levels with the versions used in The Complete Saga taken from the Revenge of the Sith soundtrack.[Note 4]
Does not affect cutscene music.

Bug fixes and restored content[edit]

  • Obi-Wan (Padawan) braid fix - By default, the texture for Obi-Wan's Episode I torso is missing the braid found on his texture on the console versions of LSWI, as well as in LSWII and TCS. This texture edit restores the braid. Place in <path-to-game>\lego_data\Chars\ObiWanKenobi.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP equivalent
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9 compatible
Shader model 1.1 support
macOS (OS X)
Operating system (OS) 10.5
Processor (CPU) PowerPC G4/G5 1.2 GHz
Intel 1.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) ATI Radeon 9000
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
32 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce 9400M and GeForce 4 MX cards are not supported.
Intel integrated video chipsets (including GMA 950) are not supported.


  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. Bumpmapping setting does not work properly on modern hardware, resulting in characters being shaded with improper lighting.
  3. It may still be necessary to delete swlego.bin.
  4. This game was developed alongside Episode III and released over a month before the movie, so Tt Games did not have access to the soundtrack in time for release. They were able to fix this for the compilation game, but only did so for the gameplay background music and not the cutscenes.


  1. Aspyr to publish LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game - Macworld - last accessed on 2016-7-23
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game In Stores Now For Mac - last accessed on 2016-7-23
  3. Aspyr - Support - last accessed on 2007-08-12
  4. Verified by User:SirYodaJedi on 2019-11-30
    Confirmed working with demo on Win10 1903 with my laptop.