Solution Guide for Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic

Compendium of Bugs/Errors/Glitches and their solutions on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Should an error be missing and you have a solution, please feel free to post it below.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Kotor for short), is a excellent game developed by BioWare, for Lucas Arts. Telling a Star Wars story of the Republic in it’s olden days, the game is a well developed RPG strategy game, and there are few faults with it’s game play. However the game was developed for the computer systems of the year 2003, a far cry from the gaming computers and game requirements of today. Due to this, the game has a remarkable amount of glitches that don’t exactly disrupt game play and mostly disrupt story progression. This guide contains a list of common bugs and information on how to resolve them.

Note However that the best protection against these glitches is to simply get used to the art of saving. The auto-save system is simply a fall-back system, since it saves on the loading on a map, and shouldn’t be relied on. Computer storage sizes have evolved since the game has developed, so you should have plenty of space for your saves. Simply save often, save when you start a map, save whenever you kill somebody, save before and after boss fights, save when you get an important item, save save save. You do not want to have done something which required a large amount of time and then watch your progress vanish into cyberspace, as your game comes crashing down because of a bug. Get into the habit of saving, and don’t use the same save file. As a side benefit, if you decide to play the game while making a different decision, or play the game again from a certain part, you will still have the save file.

  • Windows 7 64-bit issues: A large majority of users with Windows 7 64-bit systems have reported several issues with Kotor, number one of which is that the game minimizes to the taskbar during cut-scenes or the loading screen. A solution is to adjust the compatibility settings for the program it’s self. Simply go to C:ProgramFilesSteamsteamappscommonswkotorswkotor.exe – right click the exe, select Properties, then select Compatibility. Then select “Disable Visual themes, Disable Desktop Composition, Disable display scaling on High DPI settings”. This can solve a majority of problems while running the game.

  • Game quits during loading of title screen: Some players have reported the game crashing during the loading screen. One simple reported solution is to not touch your keyboard or mouse during the loading sequence until you reach the menu screen.

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  1. Cru
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Awesome guide dude. I recently bought KOTOR from Steam (after playing it illegaly 2-3 years) and it doesnt work on my W7, i3 cpu based laptop. Hope some of your ideas are going to work.

  2. Lumirel
    Posted April 25, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Thanks for this guide, got the game finaly working.

  3. Chris
    Posted May 2, 2010 at 8:23 am

    Three hours. Threeeeeee hours I spent trying to get my original retail version of this game installed on my Vista laptop… tried every fix I could find, but with no luck. Was literally just about to give up when I thought I’d give it one last go, and try the last two fixes suggested on this page.

    I’d like to sincerely thank you for allowing me to play one of my favourite games again!

  4. DinoThrasher
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I posted this in your thread on the Steam forums, but that thread is old so I’ll post it here:

    You mention setting the affinity to single core, however what you are suggesting is a temporary fix only and must be done each time you play the game.

    If you want a permanent fix, you’ll want to download imagecfg. This will allow you to modify the .exe file to automatically run on a single core of your choosing whenever the game starts.

    Once you download the file, you’ll want to place it in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Once there, just follow the instructions on the site where you download it to set the affinity.

    Note: If you keep getting errors in the command prompt, search for “run” under the start menu and type the line of code (imagecfg -a c:\path\to\file.exe) into the run prompt.

  5. bob
    Posted August 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

    While I\’m loading a MANUAL save (it works fine for autosaves), it suddenly stops loading about a quarter of the way. Any solutions?

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