Entering the Old Republic

Entering the Old Republic


To Install (Disc Users)
  1. Insert Disc 1 into your disc drive.
  2. When the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Installer appears, follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. If the Installer does not appear automatically, launch the setup program manually in Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows® XP by opening Start > Run, typing D:\Setup.exe in the text box (substitute the correct letter for your DVD-ROM drive if other than D: ).
  4. Once the game has installed, you can launch it from the Start menu (or the desktop icon, if you chose to create one during installation).
To Install (Digital Download)
  1. Once the installer has downloaded, click the install icon that appears and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Once the game has installed, you can launch it from the Start menu (or the desktop icon, if you chose to create one during installation).

Starting the Game

To start the game from the Start menu:

Navigate to Start > All Programs > EA > BioWare > Star Wars – The Old Republic and locate the Star Wars ™: The Old Republic ™ shortcut. Click this shortcut to start the game.

To start the game from the Games menu:

Users who have enabled the Windows Games Menu can locate the game at Start > Games. There you'll find the Star Wars ™: The Old Republic ™ shortcut in the root folder.

NOTE: In Windows Vista Classic start menu style, games are located in the start menu under Start > Programs > Games > Games Explorer menu.

Minimum Specs

Operating System

Star Wars ™: The Old Republic™ can be played on Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.


Your computer should have an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better, and an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better.


Your computer's RAM should be as follows: for Windows XP: 1.5GB, and for Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB. For PCs using a built-in graphical chipset, 2GB RAM recommended.


Your computer's graphics card should be ATI X1800 or better, nVidia 7800 or better, or Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better.

NOTE: Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.

Ensure that your DVD-ROM is 8X or better.

Account Creation

You must create an account on the official Star Wars ™: The Old Republic™ website in order to play the game. The email address or display name that you use when you create your account will also be the email or display name that is used when you log-in to either www.swtor.com or the game.


To log-in to Star Wars ™: The Old Republic ™ enter your account email or display name and password in the game launcher, and then click LOGIN. After any updates to the game are downloaded, click NEXT to continue. A welcome screen appears, providing links to news about the game, server information, and other new topics. To begin playing, click PLAY.

Setting Options

Click the gear icon in the lower left corner on any of the game launcher windows to access the game's Settings menu. Here, you can select your preferred language, enable access to the Public Test Server, and attempt to self-repair a bad installation. After making changes, click SAVE to save and exit, or click CANCEL to undo any changes and exit.

Customer Service

If you need to contact Customer Service or if you would like the latest information in our knowledgebase, head to www.swtor.com/support.

Players who have purchased a subscription have priority access to Customer Service, which will help you with any issues you may encounter while connecting to the game servers or patching the game. They can also assist with any other technical issues you experience while running the game. If you experience problems while playing Star Wars ™: The Old Republic™, or with other players, contact our in-game Customer Support for help. Customer Support can assist with your characters, items, skills, and other aspects of the game, 24 hours a day, every day. Subscription players can click the question mark icon located on the right end of the toolbar at the top of the game screen to contact Customer Service.

Free-to-Play players may only contact Customer Service regarding billing and technical issues. However, both Free-to-Play players and subscribers have full access to the Knowledge Base, which is available in-game and on the website at http://www.swtor.com/support/helpcenter.