tips and tricks

Here’s how you Could Improve the Display Quality of your Windows Computer

It doesn’t matter whether you like to play games, watch movies or even whether you like to edit graphics because there are so many ways that you can improve your display quality without having to worry about a thing. Collaborate your Monitor It doesn’t matter whether you want to buy a new monitor or whether you want to stick with the one that you have now because the first thing that you need to do is tweak your screen. You can do this by tweaking the built-in colour settings as well as the display settings. Most of the time you shouldn’t have to worry because the default settings are reasonable. If you want to help yourself get a better result however then you need to search for your monitor model on Google and then type in “optimal display settings”. When you have done this, you can then get a step-by-step…

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How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

How to Optimize Graphics on SWTOR

If you’re still playing SWTOR, or if you have returned after some time away, you may be wondering how to fully optimize your graphics in SWTOR. One of the biggest downsides to having a favorite game get old is that the graphics just don’t hold up to the newer Here is a video to show you how to do it. Tutorial Reshade + LOD Bias from r/swtor Here are some other tips to help those who are looking to get a bit more life out of SWTOR. (from KickstartComputing). I run Nvidia and I tried this myself and it helps a ton. ***This only pertains to Nvidia GPUs*** So I’ve just been following through this very useful tutorial which details how to get an RTX level of reflections present in the game, as well as better visual clarity. The guide of course is here, but I’m going to layout the basic…

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Advice To Those Thinking Of Raid Leading in SWTOR [Video]

I had my fair share of raid leading in World of Warcraft so by the time SWTOR came out, I was looking for an alternative MMORPG and of course, I loved the Star Wars theme but I wasn’t really looking to raid lead anymore. I know many of my friends were, even friends who had led raids in hardcore guilds in WoW but for me, I wanted a game where I could sit back and relax, soak in the new story and content, and not feel rushed for progression. There’s nothing wrong with raiding or leading, or progression. I was just at a point in my gaming life where I wanted something different. That said, there were and still are, people who love raid leading in SWTOR. If you’re thinking about becoming one of those people, mirta000 has some advice for you. It’s all compiled here in this video of about 11…

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Putting a Freeze on Your SWTOR Account

What if you had an emergency and you knew you would not be able to play your SWTOR account for an extended period of time but you’d already paid for your subscription? That is exactly what happened to one player and Bioware stepped up to offer a solution. A user who goes by the name Dragoon- on Reddit tells the story of how his father passed away in October and knowing he needed time to deal with his grief and also help his mother and family, he called Bioware to see what they could do for it. He shared his tip-of-the-hat story for all to see: My dad died in the evening of the 20th Oct.. I played less than 2 hours KoftFE before I got the call. Since then I haven’t played Swtor anymore, mainly because I have to take care of my mom, do tons of paperwork and file it…

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Things I learned while leveling my alts

This might not be rocket science, but here is a few tips and tricks I learned while leveling my alts. When you make an alt, you will probably look for ways to level without doing entire planets that you already did on your main. One of the biggest complaints about this game that I see is travel time. Companion quests, space missions, warzone daily quests, and flashpoint daily quests are attractive since you can get tons of EXP for basically doing little to anything at all and with 0 travel time. In fact, you can do all 4 of those things while being docked at the fleet. Mail to an alt on the same faction is instant, even if you’re sending items. Edit: you can send mail with items/credits to your cross faction alts [ Thanks snakedoctor and Thorden ] In normal mode flashpoints, the game seems to have a bias to drop items for the…

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Tips for Getting the Most of Game Update 2.3

SWTOR Game Update 2.3 is now live. Titans of Industry is here and it’s time to say hello to the Czerka. If you spent any time on the test servers, you might already be somewhat familiar with this game update. But if you’re just jumping right into that new content, then you might want a few tips to help you get started with a bang. Get your group on- First, if you’re going to dive in and enjoy the new content, don’t be shy. Just like with other game updates, this new content will be easier, faster and more enjoyable in a group. The quests are not hard but just as always happens when new content releases, the areas are going to be super crowded with all the players trying to get things done. Grouping up will help you complete the quests, rather than fight over the zone space. Don’t…

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Pro Tips for SWTOR Double XP Weekends

Do you want to make the most of the SWTOR double XP weekends? Just in time for the next weekend on the way, we have some tips and ideas for getting the most from your Double XP weekend. Double XP weekends will be held at the following times: March 15, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET to March 18, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. ET (passed already) March 22, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET to March 25, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. ET March 29, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET to April 1, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. ET April 5, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET to April 8, 2013 at 3:00 a.m. ET There was an exploit that allowed you to go to Ilum and get powerleveled up especially quick. One guy claimed he hit a record of 1-50 in under 16 hours. As one poster explained: “you get…

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Best SWTOR Tools for Raiding/Flashpoints

In a game like Star Wars: The Old Republic, gearscore and pure DPS numbers are very important. You should not use them to select or reject certain players but they can help you see who in your group needs help. This makes it possible for your team to work together to become stronger and there are several great character building SWTOR’s tools available to help. Here are three of your best options along with a little information explaining how they can help your group improve. Memories of Xendor Memories of Xendor or MOX is one of the best Imperial progression guild available today for real-time parsing. It’s great for players that only use one monitor because this parser allows you to see pop outs of your personal meters and of the raid group. Even if you run on full screen, you can still see them because these pop-outs are set…

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Tips for Stat Tracking in SWTOR

While we know that gaming is supposed to be all about having fun and accomplishing objectives, the reality is that in games like SWTOR, you are going to need to do a bit of legwork in regards to stat tracking. Whether you are tracking loot, affection, or gear, you are going to need to track stats. This is doubly important for raiders.  Here are a few stat tracking tricks and tips. Excel Offers More Functionality Over Notepad The two most popular forms of stat tracking are notepad and excel. Notepad is great for those of you that are not in guilds or those that don’t want to the headache of managing raids. However, for the rest of you, Excel offers much more functionality for stat tracking as you can format your sheets and workbooks for your entire guild in an easy-to-read and manage format. Set Rules for Raids If you want to avoid drama that naturally ensues in…

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SWTOR Tip: Gain Credits by Converting Unwanted Tionese Comms and Crystals

Once you have your 4-piece bonus, there’s not a lot of point to the Tionese commendations and crystals. Or is there? You may not have known that you can actually trade these into credits and earn a lot of cash quickly (especially if you have a lot of them on hand). So how do you do it when you can’t sell the comms and crystals? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. All you have to do is use the comms and crystals to buy gear pieces (that you don’t need) and then sell them back for credits. And if you want to earn the most from this trick, you need to buy the cheapest items from commendations because they actually sell for most credits. You could easily get 120k-150k credits if you have commendations and crystals saved up. Do you have any SWTOR quick tips or tricks like this you want…

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Raising Affection Tip: How to Get Rid of 30 Sec Timer

Are you looking to max out affection with your companions? Have a companion or two that is not full on affection yet? If you’re looking for a way to gain that affection more quickly, here’s how you can get rid of the 30 second timer when giving gifts. Zdlite posts: “Dunno if this is common knowledge yet, but i thought i’d drop this gem. When giving companions gifts espec when you first start (cause you can buy a gang of rank 5 greens from vendor, across form GTN). You can negate the 30 sec wait time, with a loading screen. I use the first instance zone, stand outside hand gift, run in hand gift, lather, rinse, repeat. My load time is usually under 10 secs, plus it’ll also cycle crewskill missions for ya =)” Is it an exploit? Here’s the big question that people have before using this trick. Will…

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SWTOR Flashpoints: New Player’s Guide

As a new SWTOR player, you need the basics of flashpoints so you can get started in the game and learn the ropes. This guide is designed to help you do just that. Here you can find all the information you need to get started and to advance in the game to become an intermediate player. It includes the basics to get you started. What this guide is not: This guide is not a specific breakdown or walk-through of any specific flashpoint. Rather, it is an overview of what you need to know to succeed in flashpoints, especially if you are new to the game. Let’s begin… First, you should know that flashpoints are the same thing as dungeons in other MMO games. This is where you’ll find the best loot drops and it’s where the hardest fights take place. Normally, you’ll get a quest for the flashpoint before entering…

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Reddit User Says: “I’ve silenced C2-N2 and You Can Too”

Who else is tired of hearing C2-N2? If this droid is driving you nuts like so many others players, then there might be a solution short of decommissioning him. Remember this video we brought you the other day, “SWTOR Horror”? Well, you don’t have to end like the player in the video. There is another option and it’s a pretty simple fix. This Reddit user explains: All you have to do is replace this file with an empty file by the same name. ·        swtor_en-us_cnv_comp_chars_rep_1.tor ·        (swtor_en-us_cnv_comp_chars_imp_1.tor if you’re an imp) It appears the above file contains all the voice acting done by your companions based on your location. Like when you leave the base on hoth your companion says, “Hoth, it’s so damn cold blah blah blah blah blah” It was cool while leveling, it’s annoying now. It also has the chatter from c2-n2 every time you run past…

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SWTOR trick: you can browse who is LFG on the whole server just by typing “LFG level or class

Just need to type “LFG” in the Search Terms. Instead of showing people in the zone. It shows the whole server. Its usefull if you are looking for a healer. You just need to type : LFG Sorc or LFG Merc and then check the comments. Try mouse over on the left hand side over the pink icon if the right side doesn’t work You can also type a level range like LFG 30-35 and it shows all players in that level range. I also learned that when you do /who is doesn’t search for whatever you type after. So “/who vegetto” wouldn’t search for my name, you need to type in the top search box 🙁 One of the few small annoyances I have with the game, I’ve just resigned to pressing ‘o’ instead to keep me from expecting it to work You can combine them as well so…

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SWTOR Trick to Improve Graphic Performance

If you want to correct the high resolution texture issue that a lot of people are complaining about with SWTOR, then there is a little trick you can do to improve your graphic performance in the game. For some people, it might be too much trouble just to correct some shiny floors but for those who are comfortable with tweaking their settings, it’s a fairly simple process. *Keep in mind that adjusting your settings is done at your own risk. * You can change the settings for your SWTOR profile GPU profile. The idea is to is to force your ‘LOD Bias’ to -3. Nvidia Inspector is freeware that will help NVIDIA users. ATI Tray Tools is freeware that will help if you have an ATI GPU. Once you have these tools installed, go to the 3D settings and choose “additional” (should be a tab for it) and then set…

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Custom Loading Screens Must Repair after Patch

Remember we told you about how you could customize your SWTOR loading screen? As much fun as it is to do so, you will have to pay the price for having done so. Associate Online Community Manager Joveth Gonzalez explains on the official SWTOR forums: Hey everyone, We’ve noticed that many of you have been going into your SWTOR game files and overwriting the default loading screen. While this has resulted in some very impressive custom loading screens, we need to remind you all that changing game files will corrupt your installation and force you to repair with the subsequent patch. Overwrite your SWTOR loading screen at your own peril. Thank you Oh, file corruption… you ruin all the fun! So anyway, knowing this now, will you continue to customize your loading screen or will you go back to default and just stick with that to save the trouble of…

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Correct Frame Rate Issues in SWTOR for Smoother Play

Are you struggling with frame rate issues trying to play SWTOR? I have a pretty decent gaming system and I experienced some troubles myself when I had the game at max graphics. The good news is there is an option. You don’t have to struggle through the game with slow frame rates and choppy play. If these problems get worse when you enter interior locations, then you are not alone. Players complained about these issues and BioWare has an official answer in the Star Wars: The Old Republic forum. Community representative “Arrthen” explains: “”Our development team and our production team have been investigating this issue and we want to thank everyone who has posted constructively on this thread. You’ve provided the development team with a basis for investigation into the low FPS issues, and with your help they have identified and are in the process of resolving the indoor framerate…

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How to enable Anti-Aliasing in SWTOR

SWTOR looks great, that is a fact that all of us playing it know. However, did you know you can make it look even better by just tweaking a few things here and there? You don’t have to be a computer pro to learn how to enable anti-aliasing in SWTOR and get a better look in the game. This write-up from PC Gamer tells you exactly how to do it- easy peasy! For Nvidia cards, the live version of TOR doesn’t allow forced AA via the Nvidia control panel, so here’s what you need to do. Locate the following file path: (C) > Users > (user name) > AppData > Local > Swtor > swtor > Settings > client_settings Make a copy of the “client_settings.ini” file, just in case, then open it up for editing. Find the line that says [Renderer] and add this line beneath it: AntiAliasingLevel = x…

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SWTOR Introductory E-mail Upon Reaching Level 10 and Other Increments

Have you gotten an email from BioWare when you reached level 10 in the game? Have you gotten one at any other increments such as 20, 30, etc? While I personally did not get one at level 10 nor at level 20 and so on, some players are reporting introductory emails like this one. The email titled “Helpful tips and advice for level 10 and beyond” comes with a congratulations from BioWare about your new accomplishment and then reminds you of some things in the game that your character can now achieve or acquire at this level. It’s a nice little addition for a player and it’s a sign that BioWare wants to go the extra mile to help players and also to make them feel more welcome to the game. While some players (like myself) are not getting the emails, it is believed that they only go out to…

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SWTOR List of Slash Commands and Emotes for In-Game

With prelaunch coming, what better time than now to come across this list of slash commands and emotes for in-game SWTOR? Slash Commands: Assuming they are still accurate when the servers go live (which we cannot guarantee at this time), here are some slash commands you can use in-game: Numbers like /0 /1 /2 /3 will represent chat channels /coverbar /date /dismiss /dnd /duel /e /emote /flag /follow /friend /gabdicate /gdisband /general /ginvite /gkick /gquit /gremove /group /grp /guild /hideui /inspect /invite /lag /logout /me /nameplates See the complete list for more slash commands. If you are a veteran MMORPGer, you will probably be familiar with many of these already so a good policy is just to test slash commands you know to have worked in other games in the system of SWTOR and see if they work for you. Chances are, they probably will (if nothing changes on launch)….

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