StarCraft II

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:

  • OS / Distribution (Including Kernel version)
  • GPU
  • Video Driver (including Mesa or NVIDIA Version)
  • FPS (press Control+Alt+F to display FPS in-game)
  • In-game graphics settings (low, medium, high, ultra, custom, etc)
  • WINE prefix (32 or 64 bit)

Application Details:

Version: Current
License: Retail
Votes: 151
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.17

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Tested single player Wings of Liberty, including research and mercenary hire

What does not

Minor display issues in cutscene


What was not tested

Multiplayer, skirmish

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 15 20227.17Yes Yes NoSilverDidi Kohen 
ShowArch LinuxJan 29 20227.0-rc5-stagingYes Yes NoSilverDmitry 
ShowGarudaJul 15 20216.12Yes Yes YesGoldGr Armpit 
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"May 30 20216.9-stagingN/A No NoGarbageJoshua 
ShowGentoo LinuxMay 13 20216.8-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumAlex 

Known Bugs

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, GO 1.4+ runtime, Denuvo Anti-Tamper x64 #2) CLOSED FIXED 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
40905 Multiple applications need api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll._get_narrow_winmain_command_line (PCSX2 1.4.0, Battle.Net Launcher) CLOSED FIXED View
40979 Starcraft 2 crashes in online game. CLOSED ABANDONED View
41071 Multiple applications needs api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll._wsopen_dispatch (PCSX2 1.4.0, StarCraft II 3.6.0) CLOSED FIXED View
41090 Multiple games (Starcraft 2, UE4 games) require vcruntime140.dll.__intrinsic_setjmp CLOSED FIXED View
41320 Starcraft 2 crashes with "Unexpected Fatal Error" immediately after opening. CLOSED FIXED View
41583 Starcraft 2 hangs with "setup_exception stack overflow" CLOSED FIXED View
41725 Unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll._except1 (Starcraft 2 main menu, Firefox) CLOSED FIXED View
42001 SC2 unimplemented function ucrtbase.dll._except1 CLOSED FIXED View
42741 Multiple Blizzard games fail to launch (StarCraft I & II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm) CLOSED FIXED View
44920 StarCraft II crashes on some maps (requires HLSL compiler) REOPENED View
45349 Multiple applications and games crash due to missing support for 64-bit syscall thunks (StreetFighter V, World of Warcraft) CLOSED FIXED View
45502 No sound in Starcraft II CLOSED FIXED View
45589 Starcraft 2: Sound stops working after a while CLOSED FIXED View
47265 Multiple Blizzard games (Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Starcraft, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft) crash immediately on launch CLOSED FIXED View
47266 StarCraft 2 (x64) does not start since patch 4.8.x CLOSED DUPLICATE View
49476 Overwatch doesn't start with Wine version set to Windows 7 CLOSED WONTFIX View
49798 StarCraft 2 hangs on startup since 5.12 CLOSED DUPLICATE View
49994 Starcraft2 shows blank screen: DVI-D out of range 89.5Khz, 60Hz UNCONFIRMED View
53970 Purchases in StarCraft II do not work UNCONFIRMED View
54339 Wine doesn't recognize RTX 3xxx and 4xxx UNCONFIRMED View
55062 Starcraft II Graphics Only Work When Window is Out of Focus CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

WINE overrides X gamma settings

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:


Then add the "X11 Driver" key.

Inside the newly created "X11 Driver" add the chain value "UseXVidMode" and set it to "N".

Leftover processes after updates

After a 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:
man kill
man killall
man ps

Test if the game works before buying

You can download the StarCraft II Starter Edition for free via the Launcher, which includes the first campaign (Wings Of Liberty) and the Arcade (Mods).

Please test how / if the game works before buying it.

End of Windows XP Support

As of October Windows XP is no longer supported

See the follow post on the Battle.NET forums


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