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    #1
    I'll get this started but feel free to add your own helpful tips and information for new players to the game.

    I know some of this stuff may have being posted in the main thread, but its stuck under a cluster**** of other posts and is hard to find, so let's do this:




    HELPFUL TIPS

    1) Turning on AA

    Until the client is updated with AA, this is how you can turn it on: You may have to turn on "show hidden files/folders"

    Go To: (C):users/name/appdata/local/swtor/swtor/settings and find the file client_settings

    Open it and under the Renderer tab add the line "AntiAliasingLevel = 2" (without the quotes). 2 can be changed to 4/8 etc depending on the level of AA that you desire.

    Note: Forcing AA on in this manner may cause some transparency issues, but it will smooth out jagged edges. If you're having issues opening the file try using Notepad ++



    2) Resetting the UI

    If you run into issues with the UI like elements dissapearing, things just breaking or getting stuck in general:

    You can reset the UI by simply pressing: CTRL + U twice



    3) Hiding/Showing the UI

    To turn off all UI elements (useful when taking screenshots of your chracter or the landscape):

    Just press ALT + Z, press it again to turn on the UI.



    4) Displaying your FPS in-game

    Ctrl + Shift + F will display the FPS in the bottom left of the screen

    -- Cheers Trikki






    UI COMMANDS


    /t or /tell – Sends a /tell to another player
    /whisper – Sends a whisper to another player
    /reply or /r – Reply to a whisper
    /who – Opens the Who window
    /group – Invites target player to group
    /invite – Invites player to group
    /stuck – Helps dislodge a player from environment
    /bug – Allows player to lodge a bug complaint/report
    /logout – Logs player out of game and back to Character Select screen
    /quit – Quits the game completely
    /dismiss – Dismisses your companion
    /nameplates – Shows player/npc nameplates
    /say – Switches outgoing chat to Say, only players in local vicinity can hear you
    /yell – Yells in chat, displayed in red text. This can be heard in a large area. Cross-faction /yell is possible
    /general – Speak in General chat, this can be heard throughout the entire planet/flashpoint/instance
    /trade – Speak in Trade chat
    /pvp – Speak in PvP chat
    /1 – General Chat shortcut
    /2 – PvP Chat shortcut
    /3 – Trade Chat shortcut
    /4 – User chat channel
    /5 – User Chat channel
    /6 – User Chat channel
    /7 – User Chat channel
    /8 – User Chat channel
    /9 – User Chat channel
    /0 – User Chat channel
    /quickbars – Toggle additional quickbars in UI
    /coverbar – Toggle the cover bar in UI
    /emote – Allows the player to write his own custom emote (ie. “/emote punts the Ewok” would read “PlayerName punts the Ewok”)
    /subtitles – Displays subtitles during mission cutscenes and other scenes.
    /dnd – Flags you as Do Not Disturb. Useful when you want to be left alone in the galaxy
    /inspect – Inspects another player
    /selljunk – Commands your companion to go sell all your gray items
    /guild – Chat only to your guild
    /gsetrank – Sets player rank in guild
    /gquit – Leave your current guild
    /gdisband – Disband your guild if you are leader
    /promote – Promotes player in guild
    /officer – Speak in officer only chat
    /ginvite – Invites target player to guild
    /gremove – Removes target player from guild
    /duel – Request a duel from target player
    /friend – Add a player to your friends list
    /follow – Follow target player
    /date – Displays Date information
    /roc – Raid Officer chat
    /flag – Flag yourself for PvP




    LIST OF EMOTES


    The full list of emotes can also be found at the top left corner of your chat box.

    -- Cheers Gambit


    /accuse - - - - You accuse everyone around you.
    /angry - - - - You tremble with anger.
    /apologize - - - - You apologize to everyone.
    /applaud - - - - You applaud.
    /applause - - - - You applaud.
    /attacktarget - - - - You tell everyone to attack.
    /backflip - - - - You do a flip.
    /beckon - - - - You beckon everyone over to you.
    /beg - - - - You beg to everyone.
    /belch - - - - You belch.
    /blink - - - - You blink.
    /blow - - - - You blow a kiss.
    /blush - - - - You blush.
    /boggle - - - - You boggle at the situation.
    /bonk - - - - You bonk yourself on the head.
    /bored - - - - You sigh with boredom.
    /bow - - - - You take a bow.
    /bowformal - - - - You bow with great formality.
    /bowrespect - - - - You bow respectfully.
    /brandish - - - - You brandish your weapon.
    /bravo - - - - You applaud.
    /brb - - - - You let everyone know you'll be right back.
    /burp - - - - You burp.
    /bye - - - - You bid everyone farewell.
    /cackle - - - - You cackle uncontrollably.
    /calm - - - - You calm yourself.
    /catchup - - - - You tell everyone to catch up!
    /cheer - - - - You cheer.
    /chew - - - - You eat a hearty meal.
    /chuckle - - - - You let out a boisterous chuckle.
    /clap - - - - You clap.
    /clubdance - - - - You show everyone your moves.
    /cold - - - - You shiver with cold.
    /comfort - - - - You need to be comforted.
    /commend - - - - You commend everyone, "Well done!"
    /confused - - - - You look confused.
    /cong - - - - You congratulate everyone.
    /congrats - - - - You congratulate everyone.
    /congratulate - - - - You congratulate everyone.
    /console - - - - You need to be consoled.
    /contemplate - - - - You contemplate the situation at hand.
    /cough - - - - You cough.
    /cower - - - - You cower in fear.
    /cringe - - - - You cringe.
    /crossarms - - - - You stand impatiently.
    /cry - - - - You cry.
    /curious - - - - You gaze curiously around you.
    /dance - - - - You dance excitedly.
    /dissappoint - - - - You frown with disappointment.
    /doh - - - - You can't believe you just did that!
    /done - - - - You're done here.
    /doubleguns - - - - You let everyone know you'll keep your eyes on them.
    /drink - - - - You raise a drink and propose a toast.
    /duck - - - - You duck.
    /eat - - - - You eat a hearty meal.
    /excited - - - - You are excited.
    /facepalm - - - - You can't believe that just happened.
    /farewell - - - - You bid everyone farewell.
    /fear - - - - You're afraid.
    /feast - - - - You eat a hearty meal.
    /fidget - - - - You fidget impatiently.
    /fistbump - - - - You are too skilled for everyone here.
    /flagdown - - - - You try and get everyone's attention.
    /flap - - - - You flap your arms wildly.
    /flee - - - - You yell, "Run Away! Run Away!"
    /flex - - - - You flex for the audience.
    /flinch - - - - You flinch.
    /flip - - - - You do a flip.
    /flirt - - - - You flirt with everyone.
    /flourish - - - - You flourish your weapon in front of everyone.
    /followme - - - - You tell everyone to follow you.
    /food - - - - You let everyone know that you are hungry.
    /frown - - - - You frown.
    /getdown - - - - You show everyone how to move.
    /giggle - - - - You giggle.
    /glad - - - - You express happiness.
    /glare - - - - You glare with contempt.
    /gloat - - - - You gloat to anyone that would listen.
    /golfclap - - - - You clap politely.
    /goodbye - - - - You bid everyone farewell.
    /goodjob - - - - You commend everyone, "Good job!"
    /grats - - - - You congratulate everyone.
    /greet - - - - You greet everyone.
    /greetings - - - - You greet everyone.
    /grin - - - - You grin.
    /groan - - - - You groan.
    /grovel - - - - You grovel before everyone.
    /handstand - - - - You do a handstand.
    /happy - - - - You express happiness.
    /healme - - - - You call out for healing.
    /hello - - - - You greet everyone.
    /helpme - - - - You cry out for help!
    /hey - - - - You call out, "Hey!"
    /hi - - - - You greet everyone.
    /hug - - - - You could use a hug.
    /hungry - - - - You let everyone know that you are hungry.
    /impatient - - - - You fidget impatiently.
    /incoming - - - - You call out, "Incoming!"
    /insult - - - - You make a rude gesture.
    /introduce - - - - You introduce yourself to all.
    /joke - - - - You tell a joke.
    /kiss - - - - You blow a kiss.
    /kneel - - - - You kneel down.
    /laugh - - - - You laugh.
    /lay - - - - You lie down.
    /laydown - - - - You lie down.
    /lie - - - - You lie down.
    /liedown - - - - You lie down.
    /listen - - - - You listen intently.
    /lol - - - - You laugh.
    /look - - - - You look around.
    /love - - - - You love everyone.
    /mad - - - - You tremble with anger.
    /meditate - - - - You meditate.
    /mock - - - - You mock everyone.
    /mourn - - - - You mourn.
    /nerfherder - - - - You call everyone a nerfherder!
    /no - - - - You tell everyone, "No".
    /nod - - - - You nod.
    /notdroids - - - - You assure everyone that these are certainly not the droids being sought.
    /observe - - - - You gaze off into the distance.
    /oor - - - - You announce that you have low resources!
    /openfire - - - - You give the order to open fire.
    /overthere - - - - You tell everyone it's over there.
    /panic - - - - You panic.
    /paper - - - - You throw "Paper."
    /paranoid - - - - You see something.
    /peer - - - - You peer out.
    /pest - - - - You shoo everyone away.
    /pity - - - - You pity those around you.
    /plead - - - - You plead in desperation.
    /point - - - - You point out something.
    /poke - - - - You poke everyone.
    /ponder - - - - You ponder what will happen next.
    /praise - - - - You offer praise to everyone.
    /puzzled - - - - You look puzzled.
    /question - - - - You question everyone.
    /raise - - - - You raise your hand.
    /raving - - - - You are fume at everyone.
    /rdy - - - - You let everyone know that you are ready!
    /ready - - - - You let everyone know that you are ready!
    /rock - - - - You throw "Rock."
    /rofl - - - - You roll on the floor laughing.
    /rude - - - - You make a rude gesture.
    /salute - - - - You salute everyone.
    /scared - - - - You appear afraid.
    /scissors - - - - You throw "Scissors."
    /scratch - - - - You scratch.
    /sexy - - - - You strut seductively in front of everyone.
    /shakefist - - - - You tremble with anger.
    /shiver - - - - You shiver.
    /shock - - - - You're shocked!
    /shoo - - - - You shoo everyone away.
    /shrug - - - - You shrug.
    /shy - - - - You smile shyly.
    /sigh - - - - You let out a heavy sigh.
    /silly - - - - You tell a joke.
    /sit - - - - You sit down.
    /slap - - - - You slap empty space.
    /sleep - - - - You fall in a deep slumber.
    /smile - - - - You smile.
    /smirk - - - - You smirk.
    /snicker - - - - You snicker.
    /sob - - - - You sob.
    /sorry - - - - You apologize to everyone.
    /spit - - - - You spit.
    /stare - - - - You stare off into the distance.
    /stretch - - - - You stretch your muscles.
    /strong - - - - You flex for the audience.
    /surprised - - - - You are surprised!
    /surrender - - - - You surrender to everyone.
    /talk - - - - You talk to everyone.
    /tap - - - - You tap your foot impatiently.
    /taunt - - - - You taunt everyone.
    /tease - - - - You tease everyone.
    /thank - - - - You thank everyone.
    /thanks - - - - You thank everyone.
    /thirsty - - - - You let everyone know that you are thirsty.
    /threat - - - - You threaten everyone around you.
    /threaten - - - - You threaten everyone around you.
    /thumbsdown - - - - You give everyone a thumbs down.
    /thumbsup - - - - You give everyone a thumbs up.
    /tickle - - - - You are tickled.
    /tired - - - - You sigh with exhaustion.
    /ty - - - - You thank everyone.
    /victory - - - - You cheer in victory.
    /wait - - - - You tell everyone to wait.
    /warmup - - - - You get ready for anything.
    /wave - - - - You wave at everyone.
    /weep - - - - You cry.
    /welcome - - - - You welcome everyone.
    /whine - - - - You whine at the situation.
    /whistle - - - - You whistle merrily.
    /wicked - - - - You grin with a wolfish smile.
    /wickedly - - - - You grin with a wolfish smile.
    /wink - - - - You wink coyly.
    /woot - - - - You cheer.
    /yawn - - - - You yawn.
    /yay - - - - You are filled with happiness!
    /yes - - - - You nod in agreement.

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    #2
    The full list of emotes can be found at the top left corner of your chat box, there are alot of fun social ones in there such as /facepalm

    i can delete this post if you want grim so you can reserve a another post, just let me know before others reply lol

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    #3
    Sent a request to the developers to have /ifthathelps added. No response yet.

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    #4
    Gambit wrote:
    The full list of emotes can be found at the top left corner of your chat box.
    noted, have edited the first post.

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    #5
    oh i just put that there so you could add it to the list you had ah well


    edited: dont want to promote bugs/exploits!

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    #6
    Gambit wrote:
    edited: dont want to promote bugs/expoits!
    Isn't that more of a bug/exploit that will possibly get fixed?

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    #7
    Recommend skipping crew skills to save credits for mounts while leveling. You will find yourself short of 100k come mount 2.0 time.

    Personal preference however, some may prefer having skills leveled up to fast travel.

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    #8
    Use a datacron guide right from level 1 - helps you grab them along the way and not have to go back for them.

    Been using this one, it's great: http://www.swtor-spy.com/datacrons/

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    #9
    You can hit 'esc' in cutscenes/conversations and go back to the beginning to change your options

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    #10
    Ctrl + Shift + F dispalys FPS in the bottom left of the screen (sometimes hard to see over the companion box)

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    #11

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    #12
    SirGrim wrote:
    Isn't that more of a bug/exploit that will possibly get fixed?
    bug possibly.

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    #13
    there is no lick such a sad day for human kind.

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    #14
    It's definitely an exploit. There is another one that you can use to get your companion to full affection, I won't post the details here .

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    #15

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    #16
    Grouping bugs I've had are:
    - Galaxy Map (in starship) bugs out while grouped.
    - Group chat bugs out, noone can read your text and you cant read anyone elses.

    Simple solution is to break group then join it again, seems to fix it.

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    #17
    did anyone get that aa config edit to work?

    swtor.exe craps out after i launch that bad boi

    rig is defs able to run it at themans quality

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    #18
    ive had mine running at 4x with no problems, bumped it up to 8x last night, while in game so i will need to see if it loads tonight.

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    #19
    Im running at 8x with out an issue, prob want to back up the file first and then make your changes

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    #20
    The official forum users say that some effects like lightsabers or holograms don't display properly with the ini AA option but I worked around this by forcing AA in my GPU driver control panel or if you are using AMD use RadeonPro and make a profile for SWTOR. Even an AA of 2x makes the game look MUCH MUCH nicer then 0x.

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    #21
    If you are running of a low spec computer, changing the grpahics settings to High, applying, changing it back to Low and applying again will give you a huge boost to FPS.

    Was running on my wifes crappy laptop while on holiday (with like intel terribad gfx card) at around 2-10 fps. Did this and now it runs about 20-40 FPS average.

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    #22
    Improving your game look (do this at your own risk, be warned, you may get graphic glitches):

    go to your game settings ini file (same place as turning on AA) or put this %LOCALAPPDATA%\SWTOR\swtor\settings into a folder bar.

    back up your game_settings.ini file.

    goto

    http://donotargue.com/cfg-makers/sta...-old-republic/

    change your settings and generate the info.

    paste this into your game_settings.ini, save and your done.

    i have removed pretty much all the Jaggies using 16x AS, 12x AA and it looks awesome but i have graphic glitches, so you will need to tweak it to find what you like.

    heres what mine looks like http://iforce.co.nz/i/10pvp2au.ra4.jpg


    NOTE: this may stop your game loading, if it does you change back to the old settings, OR go hunting for the line of code thats causing it to not load (usually this is the Anti Aliasing)

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    #23
    If I try enabling AA with the config file, the game won't boot up. After a login into the client, I get a 2 seconds black screen, then then its back to desktop with no swtor.exe running.

    Seems to work for some, not for me.

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    #24
    AA in the ini file works sweet for me, but sometimes in groups, i cant see holograms in cut scenes, thats all. But that's actually really irritating, so I'll just wait till they fix it.

    Also, the last boss in Foundry; Revan - to prevent him going immune and bugging out, you need to stop DPS when he casts Force Storm and Rock Fall (last ~15% of his health).

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    #25
    ^^ Learnt that the hard way. On my first kill, we just decided to not use any dots during the last part of the fight, it worked.

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