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:
Video recording of the test.
I could successfully load replays, see statistics and fast forward them.
The graphics dialog works at the login screen and in game. Options are saved.
Not all settings work, and some settings have issues.
Works fine with Ultra.
I get blurry unit 3D avatars when this is high. So i go with medium.
I could not see any difference when turned off. They run on the cpu, so this should work in theory.
Do not change anything, so I turn them off.
Low - Work perfectly and fast
High - Normal Mapping works, but there a black spots which look like depth fighting.
Ultra - The crystals make some blue shadows, performance is decreased.
Extreme - I did not notice anything but slowness, and my GTX275 went 80Â°C
Does not change anything, so I turn it off.
This low shadows work with every unit. They draw a round texture under every unit.
Higher shadow settings have bugs, the only the overlord shadows are drawn, they are at the wrong place on the ground and don't look too good.
High settings seem only to add more foliage, so no special effects. But Ultra performs ok.
Since it is CPU based, I set it to Ultra, and had no performance decrease.
All options work, so I went with 3D.
There is no campaign in the beta, so no movies to test.
Sound works when the mmdevapi library is disabled in winecfgÂ.Â
What does not
The installer crashes. IÂ had to iÂnstall it in a virtual machine. The installation in portable, like WC3 and WoW.
Application quits when typing anything in the login field and confirming. The login dialog is written in Flash.
What was not tested
Since the login just quits, I can not login into Battle.netÂÂ
I had to set my Windows to Win7, due to performance issues during loading maps and gameplay. I get safe graphics warnings with xp. The login screen runs fine in XP, and utilizes the shader settings. If the installer had worked, I would give this Silver.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||snowberry linux||Mar 10 2021||6.3||Yes||No||No||Garbage||sesfly|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 28 2021||6.0||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||wut|
|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