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:
The installer works, the game can be started after updating the kernel to 22.214.171.124. See my blog for step-by-step instructions. I tested the installer with Wine 1.2.0, 1.3.0, PlayOnLinux (Wine 1.2) and Crossover Games (Wine 1.2). Depending on the audio driver, I had slight hickups of the narrative voice.
What does not
Couldn't get the game to start at all or past the login screen with the default kernel (2.6.34.x). I had to install an unreleased kernel from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/HEAD/openSUSE_Factory/ I have an iCore 7 (4 cores) and an nVidia Geforce 8600 with 512MB RAM. Despite that, I have to run the game with the graphics options set to "minimal". On the positive side, my CPU usage rarely goes above 20% :-)
What was not tested
I just played the first two levels. They work well. The videos play even though they look a bit crude.
|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