STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic – Running the Game at 1080p with HUD

Quick Guide on how to run the game on 1080p with HUD

I’ve spend probably my last 24 hours looking for some sort of fix to play kotor with at least 1920×1080 in every forum you can come up with. but finally I was able to get it working perfectly fine for me.

STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic – Running the Game at 1080p with HUD

Here is my step by step on how to get it done right:
[Disclaimer : The process involves working with Third-party application and utilities. This guide is not a property of FPS Index. Do it at you own risk.]

If you haven’t started kotor as of now since you installed it, do it right away. Otherwise the config file will be missing.

1) Download universal widescreen patcher here:

Note: There is another widescreen patcher out there called flaweless widescreen patcher but from my experience (and other forums kinda confirmed it) it does more harm than good.

2) Get a no CD-Crack exe
Due to Steam and stuff I cant post it here but all you have to do is google for: v1.03 fixed EXE by FairLight.

3) Copy the exe to your kotor folder (typically C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\swkotor\)

Note: Before you copy the crack exe to your kotor folder rename the already existing swkotor.exe in your folder (just add a 1 or something). This is a backup if things go to hell.

Some background to why you need this no CD crack is because the steam exe version of kotor is encrypted and universal widescreen can’t patch the steam exe.

4) Patching the exe
Run universal widescreen patcher, in the game section select KOTOR (1024×768 interface), locate your game folder in the game installation folder (or simply press “find it for me”).

Note: If everything goes smoothly you can enter your desired resolution, however I would stick to full HD for now because you need the matching HUD files for said resolution.

5) HUD files
This is where things get a little tricky. As I already said, each resolution requires the matching HUD files. As of now I only found these full HD HUD files.

Download at least the HUD files and copy them into your (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\swkotor\Override) Folder.
You need to copy the content, NOT THE WHOLE FOLDER! into Override.

6) Start the game
When I first started the game after patching the resolution I had to go into > Options > Resolution and there you have your 1920×1080.
If it won’t change to full HD try another reolution first and then HD again.

Should you still having trouble getting to full HD, go into (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\swkotor) and open your swkotor.ini. Look for [Graphics Options], there you’ll find Height=x and Width=x. There you can fill in your resolution.

Have fun playing kotor in 1080p.

Credits : KaffeeMitMil

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