Star Wars: Republic Commando

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Star Wars: Republic Commando
Star Wars: Republic Commando cover
Developers
LucasArts
Publishers
LucasArts
Disney Interactive Studios
Engines
Unreal Engine 2
Release dates
Windows March 4, 2005
Reception
Metacritic 78
IGDB 81
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter, Tactical shooter
Themes Sci-fi
Series Star Wars
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Warnings

GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

Multiplayer is still playable with GameRanger[citation needed] or by modifying the Windows hosts file in System32.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
CD key
SecuROM 5 DRM.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet logo.svg
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Origin
Origin
Included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Windows
A demo is available.
A preconfigured Wine wrapper for Linux is available.
The soundtrack was available on the official website until the site was taken down.[1] Mirrors are available on the unofficial fan site and Archive.org.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

1.0 update adds an additional Multiplayer map, Hangar.

Republic Commando Fix[edit]

A community mod patch that provides extra graphical fixes and other features for modern systems.

Fixes some graphical issues, particularly bump mapping issues with modern graphics cards that previously caused a crash.
Adds widescreen/4K support, with an customizable FOV slider.
Adds an optional FPS limit to deal with issues like the high mouse sensitivity in menus or the helmet shake.
Defaults game to English for workaround see Game is in the wrong language.
Additionally the mod comes with:
  • Restored multiplayer features by providing an alternative master server address.
  • A custom game executable (CT.exe).
  • The Unreal Code Compiler executable (UCC.exe), due to not having one within the game.
Installation[2]
  1. Download and extract all files.
  2. Copy all files to <path-to-game>\GameData\System.

Set game framerate in game options to 30 or 60 in frames setting.

Notes

Starting via CT.exe will automatically enable the fixes (if the Mod.dll is present).

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete or rename files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\Movies\
  2. Delete or rename LECIntro.avi and NVIDIAIntro.avi

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameData\System\system.ini[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6000/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameData\Save\[Note 1]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/6000/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Republic Commando Fix
Multi-monitor
Non-standard resolutions can be set with an .ini edit. Image is Vert- and FOV will need to be increased to compensate. See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
Non-standard resolutions can be set with an .ini edit. Image is Vert- and FOV will need to be increased to compensate. See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Use Republic Commando Fix
Field of view (FOV)
85° horizontal with Vert- behavior.
Use the Use Republic Commando Fix to add an FOV option to the menu, or see the WSGF entry to modify manually.
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or use the -windowed command line argument.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x FSAA with Vsync enabled. Up to 8x SGSSAA can be forced with Nvidia Inspector.[3][4]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Abnormal gameplay issues have been reported at extremely high fps. See High FPS Issues.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Anisotropic filtering (AF)[edit]

Edit configuration file[citation needed]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\GameData\Save\System.ini.
  2. Go to [D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice] section.
  3. Change ; LevelOfAnisotropy=1 to LevelOfAnisotropy=16.
  4. Save the file.

Input[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
The arrow keys and enhanced keys (Insert/Home/PageUp/Delete/End/PageDown) are considered numpad keys.
Mouse acceleration
See Mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Use Republic Commando Fix to prevent high sensitivity in menus.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See Controller support.
Full controller support
Controller doesn't allow to navigate menus.
Controller remapping
Possible by editing <path-to-game>\GameData\Save\Profile_<user-id>\User.ini. Requires knowledge of Unreal config structure.
Controller sensitivity
See Controller sensitivity and axis inversion.
Controller Y-axis inversion
See Controller sensitivity and axis inversion.
Additional information
Button prompts
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Edit config file[citation needed]
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\GameData\Save\Profile_<user-id>\User.ini.
  2. Go to [Engine.PlayerInput] section.
  3. To disable mouse smoothing set MouseSmoothingMode to 0.
  4. To change the strength of mouse smoothing, change MouseSmoothingStrength using a value between 0.0 (weakest smoothing) and 1.0 (strongest).
  5. To change mouse acceleration, change MouseAccelThreshold using a value between 0 (no acceleration) and 100 (full acceleration).

Controller support[edit]

Enabling Gamepad[citation needed]
This fix requires a profile to already be created by the game.
  1. Download this file and extract it.
  2. Open User (joystick).ini and copy all of its content.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\GameData\Save\Profile_<user-id>\User.ini remove its content and paste the content copied from User (joystick).ini in there.
  4. Save the changes.
  5. Open <path-to-game>\GameData\System\System.ini.
  6. Change UseJoystick=False to UseJoystick=True.
  7. Save the changes.
  8. Copy the Dinput.dll, Dinput8.dll, XInput1_3.dll and XInputPlus.ini from XInput Plus Files folder (that you have extracted) and paste them in <path-to-game>\GameData\System.

Controller sensitivity and axis inversion[edit]

Edit User.ini[citation needed]
This guide is written for the Controller support fix and it may not work with custom bindings.
  1. Edit <path-to-game>\GameData\Save\Profile_<user-id>\User.ini.
  2. Find a line JoyR=Axis aBaseX. Adjust the Speed value for your X-axis sensitivity. To invert the axis add type in a negative value (e.g. Speed=-690).
  3. Find a line JoyU=Axis aLookUp. Adjust the Speed value for your Y-axis sensitivity. To invert the axis add type in a negative value.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
May require setting UseDefaultDriver=False in <path-to-game>\System\System.ini. Assigns music to surround channels, which may cause issues with virtual surround setups.
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3.[5] Set UseDefaultDriver=False in <path-to-game>\System\System.ini.
For OpenAL Soft HRTF, follow this guide (requires UseDefaultDriver=False) or use DSOAL.[6]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Fan translation, download
Russian
Fan translation by «ENPY Studio»
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16 GameSpy services have been shut down;[7] see GameSpy for workarounds.
The max player limit for a dedicated server is 16. For non-dedicated, the limit is 8

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 3658, 3659, 6500, 27900
UDP 3658, 3659, 6500, 27900
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native Notes
vorpX
G3D
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes or displays odd artifacts [8][edit]

This is a common problem, especially on ATI/AMD cards.
Intel HD Graphics are unaffected by this bug and can display the bumpmapped graphics natively.
Use Republic Commando Fix
Set Bump mapping to Low
Use d3d8to9

Error with Steam[edit]

If you get an error message saying, "Failed to detect Steam", "Problem starting up Steam", or something similar, try restarting Steam. If that does not work, try one of the following solutions

Enable Windows Compatibility Mode[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\System\.
  2. Right-click SWRepublicCommando.exe and go to the Compatibility tab of Properties.
  3. Tick the Run this program as an Administrator box, as well as Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP at the top, and apply the changes.
Copy Steam.dll to Game Installation Directory[citation needed]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>.
  2. Copy steam.dll.
  3. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\System and paste the steam.dll file in the game's System folder containing SWRepublicCommando.exe.
Delete Steam ClientRegistry.blob File[citation needed]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\steam.
  2. Delete ClientRegistry.blob file.

Stretched HUD on widescreen resolutions[edit]

Use Widescreen HUD Fix v1.3
Made to work with 16:9 aspect ratio.
  1. Download the fix linked above.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\Textures\
  3. Replace the original HUDTextures.utx with the fixed one.

Notes

Can only be used if Bump mapping is set to Low.

3D & EAX never sets and/or saves with Creative/X-fi sound card[edit]

Use PAX custom Creative drivers
In Windows Vista and later, if the game refuses to set 3D Audio and EAX even with UseDefaultDriver=False and a checked OpenAL setup then custom "PAX" drivers for X-fi and other Creative audio cards are needed.
  1. Download this (alternatively this) file and install it.
  2. Make sure UseDefaultDriver=False is set in System.ini and the latest OpenAL is installed.

Game is in the wrong language[edit]

Modify System.ini to change the language
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\System.
  2. Open System.ini with any text editor.
  3. Find the line Language=xyz and change xyz to det for German, est for Spanish, frt for French, int for English, ita for Italian, pol for Polish and rus for Russian.

High FPS Issues[edit]

Use Republic Commando Fix
Limit the Framerate to 60FPS[citation needed]
Enable Vsync
  1. Download d3d8to9.
  2. Copy d3d8.dll to the <path-to-game>.
  3. Enable Vsync in Graphics options and set monitor on 60hz.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Shader Model support 1.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Karma
Audio OpenAL Wraps to DirectSound3D
Multiplayer GameSpy

Mods[edit]

Arc Trooper Mod[edit]

Modified textures and animations to represent the experience of an elite Arc Trooper, as well as 6 new maps interweaved into the main campaign.

B1 Droid Movies Textures Addon[edit]

Modifies the B1 Battle Droid textures from their default grey to a tan that better represents their appearances in the movies and other media.

BOTS Republic Commando DM Ren[edit]

Adds bots to multiplayer.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE, ME
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 3
ATI Radeon 8500
Intel 915G
64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Shader model 1.1 support

Notes

  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. 2.0 2.1 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>/6000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (6000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References