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:
(including 'Quit game' , it also freeze windows system , but in my case it works everytime)
What does not
everything work after some workarounds
1.Add some value to regedit, in my case wine cant recongnize VRAM size so that i cant set extra texture quality by default.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Direct3D (just click on the Direct3D folder. If there is none, create one)
VideoMemorySize: (enter your graphic card memory here, for example: 2048 for 2GB)
2. Run 'winetricks d3dcompiler_43'
due to DX9 and D3D are not installed by default , install d3d compiler can fix the crash while loading some arcade map.
3. Enable VAAPI patch from winecfg (staging version)
4. Some error windows might show up when you open Battle.net App
Go to the installation location and deleting the error binary files will fix this (Battle.Net.Helper.exe).
It might show up again after a Battle.net update , my solution is writing a script to delete those files when i start up Batlle.net App .
What was not tested
1. with my AMD vega 64 / Ryzen 7 1700 . game can run at 4K/40fps ,medium setting for GPU , ultra setting for CPU)
use AMDGPU the open sorce driver will give you better experience instead of the AMDGPU-PRO
2. my previous review has done with no workarounds and closed souce driver , that was horrible .
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 11 2018||3.20-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Christian Santibáñez|
|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|
|Current||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|
|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