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:
Single player - campaign (about six missions in) and "vs AI";
Multi player - 2v2Â noob league matches (I know, I know);
Battle.net - Profile page;
Editor - Loading a map; playing around with terrain elevation.
What does not
Mouse scrolling doesn't work because the application (or wine) doesn't capture the mouse properly - apparently it's an X problem.
Â Editor Data Editor.
Segfaults on exit - but that doesn't really matter, as the game runs fine.
What was not tested
Advanced Editor functions.
PlayOnLinux was used to get wine 1.3.3 because I was too lazy to compile it myself. The automated install script didn't work, so I did a manual install. The sound needs the library override. Debian testing/experimental with kernel version 2.6.35-trunk-amd64 (17th Aug). NVIDIA GeForce 8500 with NVIDIA drivers v256.53. 4 GB RAM. Not entirely sure if it still qualifies for a gold rating?
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 15 2022||7.17||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Didi Kohen|
|Show||Arch Linux||Jan 29 2022||7.0-rc5-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Dmitry|
|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|
|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