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:
The game and the editor.
What does not
It won't close - at all. Recommend running in a window so that it will be easier to kill.
1) Get Battle.net working. It works with WINE as XP, but it won't install StarCraft II since it doesn't support XP (anymore).
2) Copy the fully-installed game from another computer or VM.
3) Create an application in WineCfg to use Windows 7 for Program Files (x86)/StarCraft II/Versions/Base59587/SC2.exe
- The "Base" number will change with Updates
4) You may need to "Locate" and let it update.
5) Hit play and just ignore any warnings about your OS.
I played a couple of campaign missions and even launched one via the editor.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 15 2022||7.17||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Didi Kohen|
|Show||Arch Linux||Jan 29 2022||7.0-rc5-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Dmitry|
|Show||Garuda||Jul 15 2021||6.12||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gr Armpit|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||May 30 2021||6.9-staging||N/A||No||No||Garbage||Joshua|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||May 13 2021||6.8-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||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||NEW||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|
|44920||StarCraft II crashes on some maps (requires HLSL compiler)||REOPENED||View|
|49476||Overwatch doesn't start with Wine version set to Windows 7||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49994||Starcraft2 shows blank screen: DVI-D out of range 89.5Khz, 60Hz||UNCONFIRMED||View|
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