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:
Have tested campaign. Completed one mission successfully with low graphics. All text displays correctly. Thanks, Wine Team! I now have no reason to boot Windows Vista, the OS of Ultimate Repression.
What does not
The installer didn't display text, so I had to guess where all the buttons were. Sound quit working a few minutes in. I'll keep tweaking the wine config until it works. When I move my mouse all the way to the left it moves off the fullscreen sc2 onto ubuntu, so for moving my view I have to be extra careful, or use the minimap or arrow keys. (left edge doesn't work for scrolling screen) I should see if switching wm to metacity helps this. Large parts of cutscenes [sometimes the entire screen] are missing on medium detail.
What was not tested
Multiplayer - quick match and custom games Using downloaded maps, e.g. 'the unit tester', 'multitasking trainer' High and ultra detail graphics Using this and Skype simultaneously for 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 voice chat
nopat boot option fglrx-10.8 used playonlinux install script used no winetricks, to my knowledge used mmdevapi=disabled ati radeon hd 4350 [a modest graphics card, i'm amazed it works on low detail at all] Loading takes a while, but this is to be expected, as I'm running Ubuntu *and* sc2 off the same USB hard drive.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Fedora 33 x86_64||Nov 21 2020||5.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve|
|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