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
Star Wars: Republic Commando guide at StrategyWiki
Star Wars: Republic Commando at Wikipedia
Star Wars
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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 1999
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Star Wars: Starfighter 2001
Star Wars Galaxies 2003
Series: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2003
Series: Star Wars: Battlefront 2004
Series: Lego Star Wars 2005
Star Wars: Republic Commando 2005
Star Wars: Empire at War 2006
Series: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2007
Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Republic Heroes 2009

Key points

Multiplayer is still playable using Game Ranger.

General information

Wookieepedia - A huge wiki dedicated to the Star Wars universe
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
CD key
SecuROM DRM.
Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official[edit]

  • 1.0 update adds an additional Multiplayer map, Hangar.

Unofficial[edit]

  • Republic Commando Graphics Fix - Fixes some graphical issues, particularly bump mapping issues with modern graphics cards, and adds widescreen/4K support. Also adds in some optional graphical updates such as FSAA and FOV settings.

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

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\GameData\Save

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.
Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
Multi-monitor
See the WSGF entry.
Ultra-widescreen
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
See the WSGF entry.
Field of view (FOV)
See the WSGF entry.
Windowed
Toggle with Alt+ Enter or use the -windowed command line argument.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Start the game with the -windowed parameter and use Borderless Gaming.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Force in the graphics card control panel.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 8x FSAA with Vsync enabled. Up to 8x SGSSAA can be forced with NVIDIA Inspector.[1][2]
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
Mouse sensitivity in menus is bound with sensitivity in game. Because of that, navigating menus may become difficult, if a player sets high mouse sensitivity or has a high DPI mouse.

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 a profile to be already created already 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 settings[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
EAX 3.[3] Set UseDefaultDriver=False in <path-to-game>\System\System.ini.

Localizations

Language UI Audio CC Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
16
Online play
16
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 (outbound) 3658, 3659, 6500, 27900
UDP (outbound) 3658, 3659, 6500, 27900

Issues fixed[edit]

Game crashes or odd artifacts appear[edit]

Bump Mapping Crash[4]

This is a common problem, especially on ATI/AMD cards. Setting Bump mapping to Low should solve the problem. You can also start the game with a DirectX-8-to-9 emulator or install a fan made graphics fix to resolve the crashes.

Error with Steam[edit]

Steam error[citation needed]

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 deleting ClientRegistry.blob in the \Steam folder.

If it continues to not function correctly - it may work the first time after running Steam, then fail - then do the following:

  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 the box for XP compatibility at the top, and apply the changes.

Stretched HUD fix[edit]

Use a fixed HUDTextures.utx[citation needed]

This will correct the HUD for 16:9 resolutions.

  1. Download the Widescreen HUD Fix v1.3.
  2. Go to <path-to-game>\GameData\Textures\
  3. Replace the original HUDTextures.utx with the fixed one.

3D & EAX Never Sets with Creative/X-fi[edit]

Use PAX custom Creative drivers[citation needed]

In Vista and Win7 (possibly later OS's as well) if the game refuses to set 3D Audio and EAX even with "UseDefaultDriver=False" and a checked OpenAL setup then install the custom "PAX" drivers for X-fi and other Creative audio cards.

  1. Download [1] and/or [2].
  2. Install.
  3. Make sure "UseDefaultDriver=False" is set in system.ini and latest OpenAL is installed.
  4. Now 3D Audio as well as EAX 3 and 32 channels should stay set in the options menu after game restart.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8
Shader Model support 1.1
64-bit executable

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics Karma
Audio OpenAL
Multiplayer GameSpy

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 98 SE ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 1.0 GHz
AMD Athlon 1.0 GHz
Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2400 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 256 MB 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2 GB
Video card (GPU) 64 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Nvidia GeForce FX 5700

References

  1. NVidia AA Flags
  2. Original SGSSAA Post at 3DCenter Forum (German Language)
  3. Wikipedia:List of games with EAX support
  4. Game crashes on level load - Steam Users' Forums (retrieved)