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:
I tested 4v4, works well. I have been playing to StarCraft 2 4v4 for about two months quite frequently. Sometimes there is some mouse lag, but overall it works OK and I have finally get rid of Windows :)
I'm using padoka PPA for updated AMD MESA drivers (18.3.3) - amdgpu (2.4.96), but I don't think this is necessary (I updated because of some desktop hangs, unrelated to wine, that seem fixed now in std 18.04)
What does not
Sometimes there is some mouse lag that can affect gameplay. It doesn't happen very often (maybe none, one or two times in a match), and it lasts some seconds; I have played 4v4 matches without this issue.
Sometimes there is some mouse lag, but overall it works OK.
Battle.net sometimes shows an error related to news items (videos), but it doesn't crash and StartCraft II can be launched.
You will need MS TrueType core fonts battle.net to see texts correctly (otherwise some items overflow and/or can't be seen fully);
using the package from Ubuntu 18.04 didn't work, so I had to use winetricks:
What was not tested
I haven't played the campaigns, and cooperative, neither any versus that is not 4v4.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 11 2020||5.10-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||James Lovejoy|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 02 2020||5.6||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Jaster Laf|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 27 2020||5.5-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Jaster Laf|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Apr 22 2020||5.0||Yes||No||No||Garbage||tfe|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 22 2019||4.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||nva|
|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|
|33759||Some applications reset the X color profile||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44920||StarCraft II crashes on some maps (requires HLSL compiler)||REOPENED||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