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:
What does not
What was not tested
My opinion: It is very disturbing that Blizzard removed the LAN mode and even single player is not allowed offline. To use the stripped down guest accounts I have to activate my internet connection, log-in to my bnet-account, log-out and than activate a guest account. So you need to supply Blizzard with your real-name, postal address and be online even if you only play in single-player mode. The new BNet tries to copy Steam but it is even worse than that. Only buy this game if you really loved SC1, have a flatrate and give a shit about privacy! How I got it working: Rebuild unmodified kernel source from Debian/experimental on a amd64 Sid. linux-image-2.6.35-rc6-amd64 (2.6.35~rc6-1~experimental.1) Created the missing linux-kbuild-2.6.35 out of linux-kbuild-2.6.34. Installed built kernel, headers and kbuild. Booted the kernel and installed the proprietary driver (195.36.24-4) with "sgfxi -d". Reinstalled nvidia-glx-ia32 (195.36.24-4). DLL override: "mmdevapi" -> "disabled" I failed to install directly from dvd. So I mounted the dvd with nohide, copied the content to disk and installed from there. The files from the Blizzard-downloader are identical to the files on the dvd. At time of writing the current SC2 patch-level was 126.96.36.19923. Tested the EU-GB and EU-DE versions.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 23 2017||2.17-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Hugo Osvaldo Barrera|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Aug 20 2017||2.14-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Chris W|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 07 2017||2.0.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||tagelicht|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 19 2017||2.10-staging||Yes||Yes||Platinum||kraftyelder|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 15 2017||2.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Horațiu Mlendea|
|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|
|33247||StarCraft II: HotS crash random after a while||NEW||View|
|33759||Some applications reset the X color profile||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40979||Starcraft 2 crashes in online game.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41320||Starcraft 2 crashes with "Unexpected Fatal Error" immediately after opening.||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41583||Starcraft 2 hangs with "setup_exception stack overflow"||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41656||Starcraft 2 won't run on linux mint 18 KDE||UNCONFIRMED||View|
It looks like the 64-bit LotV client is not working in wine so far. To try the 32-bit client
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.