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:
- Playing multiplayer on Battle.net, both ladder and custom games. No crashes yet in a couple of ~4hrs sessions of gameplay.
- Watching replays.
What does not
What was not tested
- Hardware Pentium4 (3.20GHz) Nvidia 9800 GT, 512Mb, 260.19.36 Nvidia drivers. on FreeBSD 8.1. - Doing first run (patching/updating) the updater crashes a few times, but with "wineserver -k" in console and restarting it continues as if nothing happened, it finishes updating and everything works from there. - Sound works with DLL override of mmdevapi. For FreeBSD users: You need oss installed and loaded for sound to work with the override. I created a forum post regarding Desktop workload optimization on FreeBSD (namely running StarCraft 2 in wine), check it out if you please. http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=21853
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 11 2020||5.10-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||James Lovejoy|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 02 2020||5.6||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Jaster Laf|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 27 2020||5.5-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Jaster Laf|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Apr 22 2020||5.0||Yes||No||No||Garbage||tfe|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 22 2019||4.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||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||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|
|44920||StarCraft II crashes on some maps (requires HLSL compiler)||REOPENED||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