Fixed: Star Wars KOTOR 2 Not Moving After Combat

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Do you ever find yourself stuck after combat on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2? If so, you’re not alone. Many gamers have found themselves in this predicament, but there are some solutions to get around. 

In this guide, our resident gamers will explore several of these fixes to help you find one that works for you!

Not Moving After Combat: 6 Best Solutions

The Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords was released to much fanfare in December 2004, but players soon discovered that some parts of the game did not advance when combat was over, leaving the player stuck on Coruscant or Telos with no way to continue their adventure.

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While this does not occur in all versions of the game, most notably Xbox versions and others, it can be extremely frustrating when encountered, especially when you think you’re almost done with the game and then get stuck and can’t go any further.

To help you out, follow these fixes in order:

Fix #1: Run the Game as an Admin

Right-click on your Knights of the Old Republic II shortcut and select “Run as administrator.” 

If doing this still fails to fix the issue, try running the game in compatibility mode. Right-click your KOTOR2.exe file and select Properties. 

Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box and select Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the drop-down menu on the Compatibility tab. Finally, click Apply and Ok to make these changes permanent.

Fix #2: Delete user.cfg File

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Next, you can also delete the user.cfg file to solve this issue. This file is located in your Documents\My Games\Knights of the Old Republic II folder. After you’ve deleted this file, restart the game to see if the problem has been resolved. If not, there are a few other options you can consider.

Fix #3: Turn Off Autosave

One possible explanation for Knights of the Old Republic 2’s inability to move after combat is that the autosave feature is enabled. This can cause lag on your computer as it attempts to save your progress after each battle. 

To disable autosave, go to the main menu and select Options. Select Game Options and then uncheck the Autosave box. For this setting to take effect, you must restart the game.

Fix #4: Check RAM

Another reason you might be freezing after combat is that your computer is running low on memory during playtime. You can resolve this by opening Task Manager and checking the amount of RAM [1] available (usually listed under Performance). 

If you run out of memory while playing, close all other programs that are running in the background, such as downloads or web browsers, or uninstall some applications to free up more RAM for Knights of the Old Republic 2.

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Fix #5: Disable Force Fade

Go to your Game Options menu and select the System tab to disable Force Fade. Then, uncheck the Enable Force Fade box. This should resolve the issue. 

If it doesn’t, try one of the other solutions listed below. Check that you’re loading a saved game file before the force fade screen appears.

Fix #6: Disable Force Fade

If you’re having this issue, the last thing you should try is to disable streaming audio. This is possible through the game’s settings menu. 

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Matthew Paxton
Matthew Paxton
Mathew has nursed a love of video games since childhood. Now, as an adult, he enjoys playing challenging games as much as he enjoys relating with other gamers. Matthew created Hypernia to give gamers like himself accurate and reliable information about games, servers, communication protocols, and much more.

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