The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.
by Randy on Saturday October 23rd 2010, 21:03
I found the reg settings on appdb for Starcraft II to be a little helpful, but the framerate is still not where it should be. I tried various DirectX9 override settings but nothing worked better for me. From what I've heard, the game was made for DirectX9 so it probably doesn't have much improvement with DX10, if any.
by Chiitoo on Friday December 16th 2011, 11:16
It's been a while since I did my testing with this, and can't remember any specifics really, but I was having just no performance at all even at the character selection menu, and the most peculiar thing was, that the graphics settings would not seem to affect it at all.
What's even more curious is that setting them lower would usually seem to actually decrease performance.
Highest settings (can't remember exactly which) would make the game not render properly for some reason, but either way, after fiddling with the options (not dlls) part of winetricks, there was something that made a huge difference, boosting my FPS from 0-5 to 20-30 with standard/high settings.
I was even running two of them at one time but that was starting to get quite excessive on the CPU (6-cores, each client using about 200-300% when obviously not divided by 6). Not really playable like that.
More experienced with this kind of things will probably know what it was, as I can't remember myself for the time being, and can't really do extensive tests now (and soon the game will not be free anymore and I am unsure if I can pay for it). I suspect when 2.0 version comes out, the game-engine will be better optimised and hopefully will run better under any OS.
For comparison, under Windows 7 I would have 50-60 FPS most of the time, with slightly higher than standard settings (excluding the heavy additional settings).
3.0.6 Gentoo Linux x86_64
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T