Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void, including Starter Editions
Please try the Stater Edition before buying the game to make sure it works on your system (link below). It includes the first campaign (Wings of Liberty) and the Arcade (Mods)
Consider including the following in your test results:
Everything allowed in starter edition - but with a simple workaround.
What does not
64 bit version of SCII
What was not tested
Anything related to non-starter edition.
Tested on a quite old Athlon II x2 2.8GHz with iGPU Radeon HD4200, Arch 64bit, up to date as of 2017-06-19 wine-staging 2.10.x 8GB RAM. To get the game to work all I have to do is go restart the campaign first, skip movies, get to the first set of 2 enemy marines then quit campaign. Do this before attempting to play anything else and this works 100% for me - Campaign, Multiplayer, Arcade, Co-Op, etc. If I do not go into the campaign first it usually crashes / hangs (95+% of the time) with no error. This little workaround is a bit annoying but it only takes about a minute extra or less each time I start SC2. I did NOT have to enter anything in the libraries tab of winecfg - even when I did have several things listed from older wine versions I still had to do the above workaround each time I started SC2. This is for either of the 32bit or 64bit SC2 clients - both work fine w/ workaround, neither needed library exceptions. The prior few days, through 2017-06-18, I could not get 64bit SC2 client to work in wine-staging 2.9.x and don't know why, the 32bit continued to work fine during that time.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Rating||Submitter|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 19 2017||2.10-staging||Yes||Yes||Platinum||kraftyelder|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 15 2017||2.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Horațiu Mlendea|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 09 2017||2.7||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ziad|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 10 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Tharbad|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.1||Dec 30 2016||2.0-rc3||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alex|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11674||Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2||STAGED||View|
|30853||Wine doesn’t always handle "right alt" properly||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|32342||Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit' or 'Blink' web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation)||STAGED||View|
|33247||StarCraft II: HotS crash random after a while||NEW||View|
|33759||Some applications reset the X color profile||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40979||Starcraft 2 crashes in online game.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41320||Starcraft 2 crashes with "Unexpected Fatal Error" immediately after opening.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41583||Starcraft 2 hangs with "setup_exception stack overflow"||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41656||Starcraft 2 won't run on linux mint 18 KDE||UNCONFIRMED||View|
It looks like the 64-bit LotV client is not working in wine so far. To try the 32-bit client
If using custom gamma settings or using an application that automatically changes gamma (e.g. redshift) then at specific times, your gamma setting may reset for a short time.
To fix this, open the registry editor and navigate to:
Inside the newly created "X11 Driver" add the chain value "UseXVidMode" and set it to "N".
After a Battle.net update or a crash, there are sometimes old processes left running that may interfere with your next launch. These processes can be killed before trying again:
killall -i -r '.exe'
Or you can do this manually (and more safely):
ps x #and then....kill as necessary after you got the process ID in the first column
#of course it doesn't hurt to take a look at the manual for these commands:
You can download the StarCraft II Starter Edition for free via the Battle.net Launcher, which includes the first campaign (Wings Of Liberty) and the Arcade (Mods).
Please test how / if the game works before buying it.