I purchased SWTOR from the Apple AppStore and don't have an option to play online. Is there an online version? Will it work with the Mac?

What are my options to make my Mac version work online? I have Bootcamp installed, and accidentally purchased the wrong version

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    What? The Old Republic is an MMO – Massively Multiplayer Online game. There is no version that is not online.
    – svick
    Oct 11, 2012 at 20:14
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    Also, I can't find The Old Republic in the AppStore. Do you mean Knights of the Old Republic? That's a completely different game.
    – svick
    Oct 11, 2012 at 20:16
  • @svick Yes I suppose there are two versions, I have the app store one called Knights of the Old Republic. Hmm this is confusing to have two similar games with similar names, and completely different features. Oct 11, 2012 at 20:53
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    TOR can be viewed as a sort of sequel to KOTOR, but they are very separate games! Voted to close since this was just confusion :P Oct 11, 2012 at 21:19
  • If it makes you feel any better, KOTOR is an absolutely fantastic game. TOR is...somewhat less so, from what I hear. You bought the better game :)
    – Alex
    Jun 4, 2013 at 11:38

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The game you purchased for the Mac was Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a single player RPG based on the D20 system, developed by Bioware and released in 2003. (2004 for Mac OS X). It's a great game. What it isn't however, is Star Wars: The Old Republic, a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG developed by Bioware, and released in 2011.

The Old Republic is something of a 'sequel' to the two Knights of the Old Republic games, taking place in roughly the same setting several years later, and using many of the same settings. However, unlike the two previous games, it is not based on the D&D D20 ruleset, and it is an MMO, not a single player game. Furthermore, unlike KOTOR, The Old Republic is only available for Windows. There is no Mac version, and thus, you won't see it on the app store.

Luckily for you, this mistake won't cost you any more money than you've already spent. The Old Republic is now free-to-play, and can be downloaded directly from the games website.

  • The Old Republic is not free to play, at least not yet (that's supposed to come “this fall”). Although there is a time-unlimited trial for up to level 15 (out of 50).
    – svick
    Oct 11, 2012 at 22:47

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