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 via online installer downloaded from battle.net
+ Menu interface
What does not
- Exiting without crash reporter kicking in
What was not tested
? Multiplayer game (Battle.net UI works fine)
Registry changes used; DirectDrawRenderer opengl Multisampling disabled OffscreenRenderingMode pbuffer PixelShaderMode enabled RenderTargetLockMode readtex StrictDrawOrdering disabled UseGLSL disabled VertexShaderMode hardware VideoMemorySize 1536 Graphical settings in game were set to highest possible (Extreme and Ultra), except Shader level. Performance really goes down the drain if I set that to anything above Medium. Medium Shaders yield something like 40fps+ in game, while with High and Ultra I get ~17-20fps. The difference between those two are very small, which is a bit suspicious. It feels like the level of detail of textures should be much much higher, despite having texture quality set to Ultra in the game and OpenGL Image Setting set to High Quality in nvidia-settings. For instance, the level of detail of Raynor's face in the cutscenes is very low and he ends up blocky. Minor light/shadow oddities on some 3D face portraits, especially humans' since their faces are smoother than those of Protoss and Zerg characters. Sometimes the game takes up to two minutes to even try to start. Very inconsistent behavior, but you can just wait it out. Not worth a Platinum rating but definitely playable if you're not picky about the visuals. Graphics performance and quality should honestly be much better for the hardware I'm using. Kernel 2.6.38-020638 from Ubuntu mainline ppa CPU Intel i7-2600k (Sandy Bridge) at 4.6ghz RAM 8gb DDR3, clocked at a conservative 1600mhz for now Videocard Nvidia GeForce 580, running Nvidia's 260.19.29 driver from xorg-edgers ppa
|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