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:
Honestly, this is probably the best game I've play under Wine with perhaps the exception of two minor issues.
Firstly, the over all FPS is low. So, I reduced all the visuals to "low" and it ran very smoothly - and it actually still looked pretty decent. I mean, better than most open-source titles!
The second issue was the mouse scrolling. It's a little weird. When I attempted to pan right, the map wouldn't scroll - unless I went to the upper right, or bottom right corner. Additionally, it's a bit jerky.
There's a few hiss and pops in the audio, here and there as data is loading but in all honesty... This game, for me, needs a higher rank than Gold. It's pretty solid.
What does not
Everything worked for me. No issues except performance, and mouse scrolling.
What was not tested
Not sure. I installed it with no problem, updated to the lastest patches without any issues. Played Mutliplayer with no issues (even won!).
Have yet to try the single player mode in Linux yet.
The game ran as expected, functionality wise. Performance needed to be compensated for by lowering all that graphics setting to low. Mouse didn't pan the game to the right properly. I would have rated it Platinum, but a few miner adjustments are needed. I'm going to install the latest Nvidia drivers, enable SLI and give it another go. Will change around some setting on my card too.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|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|
|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