Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: June 26, 2003
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Join with Star Wars fans across the world and jump into exciting adventures 24 hours a day, seven days a week! You and your friends will travel to legendary Star Wars locations with famous faces from the films. Along the way, you can meet up with others on missions that take you across the galaxy, fighting against many familiar foes from the Star Wars universe. If combat isn't your thing, you can choose to support those fighters through crafting necessary items or providing entertainment that inspires combatants to fight harder.
You've enjoyed watching the Star Wars universe for years. Now's your chance to live in it! In Star Wars Galaxies you can fight alongside Han Solo and Chewbacca, smuggle goods for Jabba the Hutt, defend Imperial stations from the ravages of the Rebels, create your own player city, put yourself in the pilot seat of your favorite Star Wars ship, and more.
Are you partial to the Empire or the Rebellion? Take part in the Galactic Civil War! The Galactic Civil War rages on throughout space, as well as on the ground below. Rebel commanders fight for control against Imperial garrisons, trying desperately to sway allegiances and control the planet. Hard-fought battles rage on, with ownership of cities, in fact of whole worlds, held in the balance. There is a constant ebb and flow in every war, and worlds change hands from day to day between Imperial and Rebel control.
100% DirectX 9.0 compatible computer
Windows 98 SE, Millennium, 2000, and XP
Required: Intel PIII 933 MHz or AMD Athlon 900 MHz
Recommended: Intel P4 1.5 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Required: 256 MB RAM
Recommended: 512 MB RAM
Required: 32 MB 3D Graphics card with Hardware Transform and Lighting (T&L) Capability
Recommended: 64 MB 3D Graphics card with Vertex Shader and Pixel Shader (VS/PS) Capability
1024x768 capable monitor required
Required: PCI, USB or Onboard Audio Device
Required: Quad Speed CD-ROM drive
Required: Keyboard and mouse
Required: 56K modem or faster Internet connection
Microsoft DirectX 9.0 is included on this CD. NOTE: DirectX may require the "latest" updates for your operating system. This may also include the latest drivers for your particular motherboard, sound and video hardware.
Installation requires 2.0 GB of free hard drive space. It is recommended that you have at least an additional 500 MB of free space available after installing the game for the Windows swap/page file and additional patch downloads.
Supported Chipsets at the time of release:
ATI Radeon 7200/7500
ATI Radeon 8500/9000
ATI Radeon 9500/9700
NVIDIA GeForce 256
NVIDIA GeForce 2 family
NVIDIA GeForce 3 family
NVIDIA GeForce 4 family
NVIDIA GeForceFX family
Additional Chipsets supported.
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Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan (November 2005)
Sony Online Entertainment reports that over 3 million quests for Star Wars Galaxies were created by players themselves, using the new Chronicle Master system.
Star Wars Galaxies shuts down 12 servers - September 16, 2009
In an open letter to Star Wars Galaxies Account Holders, Sony Online Entertainment revealed they will be shutting down 12 servers.