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I'm gonna be the ultimate noob here. I just recently got something around 30 Star Wars games as part of their sale through their saber and blaster bundles. Long story short, I was a huge fan of both of the games in question on original Xbox. I recently decided to amke the jump to become a member of the PC master race, but they both literally don't work. Needless to say, this is why I stayed as a console casula for so long, games on console just work.

How would I go about getting a refund for these games? I'm going to be downloading and attempting to play the others to see what else I would need to request a refund for.
What are you serious? did you get the unofficial patches!

Solution 1 – Try running the game in the compatibility mode
Since the compatibility could be an issue, the first thing we’re going to try is running the game in the compatibility mode. And here’s how to do that:

Find Knights of the Old Republic shortcut and right click it.
Choose Properties from the menu and go to the Compatibility tab.
Check the Run this software in compatibility mode for and choose older version of Windows such as Windows 8 or Windows XP.
Click Apply and then OK.
Solution 2 – Disable Frame Buffer Effects and Soft Shadows
These are some old options that don’t work on newer platforms, so it’s best to disable them. To do this you need to do the following:

Start the game.
Go to the Options menu.
Select Graphics. Next go to Advanced Graphics Options.
Find and uncheck Frame Buffer Effects and Soft Shadows options.
Solution 3 – Set the CPU priority and affinity
The next thing we’re going to try, if you’re still unable to play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on your Windows 10 computer is to change the CPU priority and affinity. To do that, just follow these steps:

Locate swkotor.exe (it should be in your installation directory, or if you have Steam version of the game, it will be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\swkotor), right click the .exe file and choose Properties.
In the Target box add the following lines to the Target location:
/high /affinity 1
For example, if you have Steam version of Knights of the Old Republic your target field should look like this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\swkotor\swkotor.exe /high /affinity 1
Click Apply then OK to save the changes.
Solution 4 – Uncheck the Read-only property of the game directory
Locate the installation directory of your game and right click it.
Choose Properties from the list.
Make sure that Read-only property is unchecked.
Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
Solution 5 – Edit the game configuration file to run the game in Window mode

Locate the swkotor.ini file and open it with Notepad. This is configuration file for the game and it should be located in the game directory.
Locate the following line:
Fullscreen=1
and change it to:
Fullscreen=0.
In the [Graphic Options] section add the following line:
AllowWindowedMode=1
Save the file.
Run the game using the swkotor.exe file from game directory. Bear in mind that running the game from Steam Library will undo these changes, so remember to run it from the installation directory.
That’s it, some of these solutions should solve your problem with playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on Windows 10.

Other then that TELL ME what your graphics card is?
Post edited October 03, 2017 by fr33kSh0w2012
Why don't you ask Gog support? Maybe there's a way to get them working.
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fr33kSh0w2012: What are you serious? did you get the unofficial patches!

Solution 1 – Try running the game in the compatibility mode
Since the compatibility could be an issue, the first thing we’re going to try is running the game in the compatibility mode. And here’s how to do that:

Find Knights of the Old Republic shortcut and right click it.
Choose Properties from the menu and go to the Compatibility tab.
Check the Run this software in compatibility mode for and choose older version of Windows such as Windows 8 or Windows XP.
Click Apply and then OK.
Solution 2 – Disable Frame Buffer Effects and Soft Shadows
These are some old options that don’t work on newer platforms, so it’s best to disable them. To do this you need to do the following:

Start the game.
Go to the Options menu.
Select Graphics. Next go to Advanced Graphics Options.
Find and uncheck Frame Buffer Effects and Soft Shadows options.
Solution 3 – Set the CPU priority and affinity
The next thing we’re going to try, if you’re still unable to play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on your Windows 10 computer is to change the CPU priority and affinity. To do that, just follow these steps:

Locate swkotor.exe (it should be in your installation directory, or if you have Steam version of the game, it will be located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\swkotor), right click the .exe file and choose Properties.
In the Target box add the following lines to the Target location:
/high /affinity 1
For example, if you have Steam version of Knights of the Old Republic your target field should look like this:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\swkotor\swkotor.exe /high /affinity 1
Click Apply then OK to save the changes.
Solution 4 – Uncheck the Read-only property of the game directory
Locate the installation directory of your game and right click it.
Choose Properties from the list.
Make sure that Read-only property is unchecked.
Click Apply and OK to save the changes.
Solution 5 – Edit the game configuration file to run the game in Window mode

Locate the swkotor.ini file and open it with Notepad. This is configuration file for the game and it should be located in the game directory.
Locate the following line:
Fullscreen=1
and change it to:
Fullscreen=0.
In the [Graphic Options] section add the following line:
AllowWindowedMode=1
Save the file.
Run the game using the swkotor.exe file from game directory. Bear in mind that running the game from Steam Library will undo these changes, so remember to run it from the installation directory.
That’s it, some of these solutions should solve your problem with playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on Windows 10.

Other then that TELL ME what your graphics card is?
Look man, I'm pretty ignorant in what I'm doing. I don't know how to figure out the graphics card on my laptop. theres a sticker on it indicating that its an ATi Raedon "Premium Graphics" on it, but that doesn't mean shit because I bought this laptop in 2009. I'm running pretty ancient hardware here. I just figured I'd get the hang of PC gaming on this old dionsaur before dropping a couple grand on something more modern. It seemed like on my laptop from 2009, running a game from 2003 would be a cinch. But it literally doesn't work.

How do I download "unofficial" patches?

On a side note, Star Wars Battlefront 2 works great. I'm not as used to the controls on PC though, so I got my XBone controller so I get can back into the swing of it against the AI. It doesn't work, obviously. If you have any advice, I'd appreciate that too.

Yes, I'm totally serious. I've been on console my entire life (other than playing Diablo and Warcraft 2 when I was a kid back in the 90's). SORRY if I'm somehow offensive, but I'd really like to play games on better systems and between the ease of upgrading hardware, modding, and backwards compatibility, PC stomps consoles out.

I'm attaching a screenshot of what I could find of my system.
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morolf: Why don't you ask Gog support? Maybe there's a way to get them working.
How do I get in contact with GOG support? I apologize for any pain caused by your rolling eyes.
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Post edited October 03, 2017 by FOSyay
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FOSyay: How do I get in contact with GOG support? I apologize for any pain caused by your rolling eyes.
In your Library, select one of the games you're having trouble with. Then click the More tab. From there, click the Support link. It appears that the link is game-specific, so you'll want to do the same thing with any other games for which you're having troubles.

Before that, I would poke around the relevant subforum for those games, to see if someone else has had a similar problem. Usually a good place to find solutions, links to the aforementioned patches and mods, etc.. For KoToR 1 and 2, that forum is here:

https://www.gog.com/forum/star_wars_knights_of_the_old_republic_series#1506883065

Be sure to check the "This is my favorite forum" box near the top right of the page, and then the forum will show up under the "Game specific forums" area on the main Community page.
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FOSyay: Needless to say, this is why I stayed as a console casula for so long, games on console just work.
Only partially true... Yes, PC gaming can be more complicated sometimes, but that's largely caused by the vast freedom and options offered by the platform. If you have a PC you can literally play just about any game ever created, even most old console games. On a console you're stuck with the very limited library that's available for it ( plus possibly some older games via digital downloads ), anything else will simply not run at all. Often they don't even offer backwards compatibility for the previous console generation any more. Also, on PC you can often run "next gen" games on older hardware, by turning down some of the quality settings or resolution. Again, an option consoles simply don't provide. On top of that, even on consoles you can no longer count on games reliably starting up as soon as you put them in. They'll often require patches, system updates etc. or need to be installed to the HDD, just like PC games. Overall, PC gaming really does provide a superior experience, once you learn how to overcome the occasional hard- or software related issue.

Anyhow, about your KOTOR related problems -- Just contact GOG support and they'll probably be able to help you make the games work on your PC.
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FOSyay: Needless to say, this is why I stayed as a console casula for so long, games on console just work.
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CharlesGrey: Only partially true... Yes, PC gaming can be more complicated sometimes, but that's largely caused by the vast freedom and options offered by the platform. If you have a PC you can literally play just about any game ever created, even most old console games. On a console you're stuck with the very limited library that's available for it ( plus possibly some older games via digital downloads ), anything else will simply not run at all. Often they don't even offer backwards compatibility for the previous console generation any more. Also, on PC you can often run "next gen" games on older hardware, by turning down some of the quality settings or resolution. Again, an option consoles simply don't provide. On top of that, even on consoles you can no longer count on games reliably starting up as soon as you put them in. They'll often require patches, system updates etc. or need to be installed to the HDD, just like PC games. Overall, PC gaming really does provide a superior experience, once you learn how to overcome the occasional hard- or software related issue.

Anyhow, about your KOTOR related problems -- Just contact GOG support and they'll probably be able to help you make the games work on your PC.
I get your point, and I do want to become profecient at gaming on PCs because they are better in terms of the hardware you have avaliable. It's just incredicly frustrating for me to be able to play KOTOR on either my original Xbox or 360 with no issues but it literally won't start on a system that's (for all intents and purposes) superior to both of them by miles.

After browsingthe forums a little bit, other people have had the same issues as me. I don't know if it's because I'm on Windows 10, or if I made the mistake of buying it on GOG vs. Steam.
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FOSyay: After browsingthe forums a little bit, other people have had the same issues as me. I don't know if it's because I'm on Windows 10, or if I made the mistake of buying it on GOG vs. Steam.
Windows 10 is known to cause compatibility issues with some ( older ) games, so that might be it. As for GOG vs Steam, GOG isn't perfect, but I'd say they generally deliver better products and support if you want to play PC Classics. For modern games, I guess you might as well get them on Steam. ( Not like there's much of a choice, since most big modern games aren't available elsewhere. )
I'm damn near at my wits end. I can't even submit a report to GOG support right. It's indicating to me that a system report is required to submit the support request, and that the detailed instructions will appear under the message once I select my operating system. I selected my operating system (Windows 10 64 bit) as one of the first things.



Edit: I figured out this DXDiag thing. My bad.
Post edited October 03, 2017 by FOSyay
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FOSyay: I'm damn near at my wits end. I can't even submit a report to GOG support right. It's indicating to me that a system report is required to submit the support request, and that the detailed instructions will appear under the message once I select my operating system. I selected my operating system (Windows 10 64 bit) as one of the first things.

Edit: I figured out this DXDiag thing. My bad.
Here download and Run THIS -(CLICK HERE) agree to everything and it should start installing new graphics drivers over windows ones that DO NOT RUN ANYTHING then THIS - (CLICK HERE)

Then install THIS - (CLICK HERE)

RUN SPECCY64 it will tell you what your PC is

Make a screenshot like you did before and post it here and I might be able to HELP you!
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FOSyay: I'm damn near at my wits end. I can't even submit a report to GOG support right. It's indicating to me that a system report is required to submit the support request, and that the detailed instructions will appear under the message once I select my operating system. I selected my operating system (Windows 10 64 bit) as one of the first things.

Edit: I figured out this DXDiag thing. My bad.
Just a shot in the dark, but try this:
Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off, opening Legacy Components> clicking Directplay > Hit ok

Fresh installs of Windows 10 default to DirectPlay being off but this is necessary for many old games to work.

There are other things it can be, but for many "Won't start at all" problems for people new to GoG, this is the #1 issue.
I only like DRM-free consoles, that games could be played without any updates.
Recent consoles are just unified PCs, and many games ontop are too buggy to play without the day one patch.
I think the problem is probably the radeon card, KOTOR 1 & 2 use opengl and if its like what the problem was with my old radeon card when I tried replaying KOTOR 1 & 2 about 5 years ago its the drivers (something about atioglxx.dll? causing the problem)