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:
Everything. Multiplayer, Campaign, etc.
Flawless experience. Can play for hours on end.
What does not
There are periodic minor audio glitches (chirps/beeps) during the loading screens or by clicking anything in the system settings menus. Gameplay is unaffected.
What was not tested
System: Intel i7 920 @ 4.0 GHz NVIDIA GTX 480 SLI (SLI disabled due to poor driver performance) Creative X-Fi Titanium (ca20k2/PCIe) Kernel 220.127.116.11 2560x1600 resolution NVIDIA drivers 256.44 Fluxbox window manager Up-to-date Gentoo ~amd64 Make sure Wine has OpenAL support for an effortless experience. Disabling mmdevapi can cause issues with sound but having OpenAL support compiled into Wine makes this unneccessary. For best performance without compromising quality, especially at high resolutions, turn Shaders down to "high" instead of "ultra" and turn off reflections. This triples my framerates at least. I'm also using the following Direct3D registry entries: UseGLSL: disabled VideoMemorySize: 1536 OffscreenRenderingMode: fbo DirectDrawRenderer: opengl
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 22 2019||4.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||nva|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Nov 17 2019||4.20-staging||N/A||Yes||No||Platinum||MichaÅ‚ MirosÅ‚aw|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 31 2019||4.18-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||nva|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.2 Tina||Oct 04 2019||4.17-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Rubem Pacelli|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 15 2019||4.13||N/A||No||No||Garbage||Thomas Lucero|
|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)||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|
|33759||Some applications reset the X color profile||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40979||Starcraft 2 crashes in online game.||NEEDINFO||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