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 with wine since the beginning of 2019 quite frequently.
I haven't noticed mouse lags reported with wine 4.1 lately. I have finally get rid of Windows :)
I'm using AMD Ryzen 2200G with integrated graphics, so I have installed:
- padoka PPA for updated AMD MESA drivers (19.0.1) - amdgpu (2.4.97)
- linux kernel 2.4.18 (from hwe kernels of Ubuntu)
I don't think these are necessary for Starcraft II to work, if you have another GPU. (I updated because of some desktop hangs, unrelated to wine; Starcraft never crashed)
What does not
Some text didn't render correctly.
I have CSMT enabled in winecfg->staging
I have installed msttfcorefonts and some runtimes with:
"winetricks corefonts vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2015"
What was not tested
I haven't played the campaigns, and cooperative, neither any versus that is not 4v4.
Since at least WINE 4.4 CSMT is enabled by default (the above comments are reversed, if you check the box under winecfg->staging, that will disable CSMT, not enable it). It is not recommended to turn it off CSMT as in most cases it gives a large performance improvement.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 33 x86_64||Nov 21 2020||5.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve|
|Show||Artix Linux||Nov 01 2020||5.20-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||Samuel Vincent|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 04 2020||5.18-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||nva|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 26 2020||5.18||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Talos|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 28 2020||5.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Thomas Lucero|
|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|
|49798||StarCraft 2 hangs on startup since 5.12||RESOLVED||DUPLICATE||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