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:
This is a report for the 4.0 version of Starcraft 2 which came out yesterday (free-to-play). I have played quite a few hours between practice matches against computer opponents and also on multiplayer and everything works as intended, from installation to launcher, to menus, in-game match, movies, music, authentication, etc.
Some things to note:
My system information:
What does not
What was not tested
This game is massive and I haven't tested it throughout - like finishing the entire campaign or playing all game modes or custom games. That's unfeasible for any one person to do but I have determined that all basic functionality works, from installation to single-player to multiplayer games. I have had zero problems with anything I tried to run so far, everything works flawlessly.
The process may hang after trying to leave the game, in which case you may need to kill it manually (CTRL+ALT+Esc does it for me). This is also a known issue.
This is a brand-new install of Wine staging, for which I let it download the missing dependencies when it was prompted to me during first launch (wine-mono and wine-gecko, I believe).
Unlike previous reports, changing virtual desktops does not freeze the game. You can safely navigate through another virtual desktop to check a webpage or whatever while the game is running. Alt+Tab does not work though as the borderless game window is set to be always on-top - so even if you can ALT+Tab, the game window will still be over your other windows.
As of the launch date, there have been consistent crashes happening but all evidence points out to this being an issue with the game and not with Wine. Blizzard has already apologized for it and should be releasing a fix soon.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Oct 15 2018||3.18-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||TPLG|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 14 2018||3.12||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Maciej Stanczew|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 06 2018||3.7-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Raoul Salan|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 05 2018||3.5||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Raoul Salan|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Dec 17 2017||3.0-rc2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Brigham Andersen|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11674||Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2||STAGED||View|
|29168||Multiple games and applications need realtime updates to KSYSTEM_TIME members in KUSER_SHARED_DATA (Star Wars: The Old Republic game client, Blizzard games: 32-bit Diablo III, 32-bit WoW, Overwatch, GO 1.4+ runtime)||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|
|33759||Some applications reset the X color profile||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40979||Starcraft 2 crashes in online game.||NEEDINFO||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.
As of October Windows XP is no longer supported