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:
Installation with some help and play the game.
What does not
Installation work only with the following steps:
1. Mount the CDROM correctly with
sudo mount -o remount,uid=1000,gid=1000,unhide,umask=0000 /dev/sr0
2. Copy the entire DVD (about 7GB) onto the harddrive
3. Install winetricks with
sudo apt-get install winetricks
4. Execute winetricks with
winetricks fontfix fontsmooth-rgb allfonts gecko gdiplus d3dx9 win7
5. Start the installer from the hardrive
6. Wait until it is installed, patch and game works flawlessly.7. After quit the game it crashes, but it is ok and you have simply to abort the window.
What was not tested
I haven't complete the whole campain until now.
You have to reduce the detail level of the graphics settings if the game is too slow. My computer is a PhenomII X4 955 with a nvidia GTX260 and the game runs smooth if the gaphic detail level is set to "normal". Perhaps you have to set your processor to the "Performance" level with the "cpufreq-applet" (simply add it to the gnomepanel, but you have to enable it for each cpu-core !).
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 33 x86_64||Nov 21 2020||5.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Steve|
|Show||Artix Linux||Nov 01 2020||5.20-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||Samuel Vincent|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 04 2020||5.18-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||nva|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 26 2020||5.18||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Talos|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 28 2020||5.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Thomas Lucero|
|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|
|49798||StarCraft 2 hangs on startup since 5.12||RESOLVED||DUPLICATE||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