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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
URL: http://www.starcraft2.com/
Votes: 151
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.0

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything works flawlessly.

What does not

Sound did not work at all until I disabled mmdevapi in winecfg. After that sound worked flawlessly.

Workarounds

What was not tested

I played most of the single-player campaign. I completed my 5 placement matches and played a few 1v1 and 2v2 games.

I also played against the AI in a couple games. I completed 6/9 of the single-player challenges and the tutorial missions.

The map editor starts up, and I played around a little with the terrain tools, but have not tested anything else with the editor.

I have only tested the game on the lowest graphics settings. I do not know if things work or not on higher settings.

Basically, I have tested most of the "primary" features, but I don't know if a few niche features work or not.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

If sound doesn't work, try disabling mmdevapi in winecfg. This game runs very smoothly (for me) on the lowest settings, even in DirectX mode. Card: NVidia GeForce GT 220 Driver: 256.25 wine-1.2-495-g20f51c2 (compiled, no patches)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 12.x BookwormFeb 14 20249.0No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverChris 
ShowUbuntu 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 GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster"May 30 20216.9-stagingN/A No NoGarbageJoshua 

Known Bugs

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
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

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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:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine

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 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:
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 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.

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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