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I could like to do some analysis on damage as well as keep a record of some of the chats that go on in SWTOR.

You can scroll back when you are in a gaming session, but I would like to look at that log outside of the game itself.

Is that log stored as text somewhere on your machine? I've not been able to locate so far.

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This question should be revisited, because as of patch 1.2, a combat log can be enabled, which writes combat data to text files on your computer.

First, the logging must be enabled from Preferences > Combat Logging > Enable Combat Logging to File. You do not get to choose a location for the file, instead, the logs are sent to your "My Documents" folder in the "Star Wars - The Old Republic\CombatLogs" subfolder (same place as the Screenshots folder). combat logging

Word of warning: the logs are full of much more information than you might be used to seeing in a combat log. For example, here is a single heal on myself:

[12:41:45.387] [@Nathrakh] [@Nathrakh] [Benevolence {812710891618304}] [Event {836045448945472}: AbilityActivate {836045448945479}] ()
[12:41:47.009] [@Nathrakh] [@Nathrakh] [] [Spend {836045448945473}: Force {836045448938502}] (45)
[12:41:47.016] [@Nathrakh] [@Nathrakh] [Benevolence {812710891618304}] [ApplyEffect {836045448945477}: Heal {836045448945500}] (1252)

Not only can you see the final result (a heal for 1252 HP) but the "AbilityActivate" event and the even a "Spend Force" (45) event.
Because of all this extra information, a log parser is recommended. There are several online log parser options, such as: http://swtor.wildking.net/ and http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/combatlog (I am not affiliated with either of these sites).

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There is no combat log, but there is a conversation log. In the chat window, there is an 'other' tab that has your conversation history (at least with NPC's).

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Is that log available outside of the game? I can't find it in any of the obvious locations under my Windows profile or programdata, etc? –  GAThrawn Jan 19 '12 at 16:32
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