StarCraft II

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:

  • OS / Distribution (Including Kernel version)
  • GPU
  • Video Driver (including Mesa or NVIDIA Version)
  • FPS (press Control+Alt+F to display FPS in-game)
  • In-game graphics settings (low, medium, high, ultra, custom, etc)
  • WINE prefix (32 or 64 bit)

Application Details:

Version: Current
License: Retail
Votes: 151
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.0

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Test Results

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What works

I was using wine 32 bit on a 64 bit OS. (Linux Mint 12)

Switched to 64 bit, All my attempts at 64 bits wine have been

unsuccessful. Until 1.3.37..

1.3.37 is working flawlessly.. Still testing but it looks promising..

So far Campaign, Versus AI are working well..

I had this game working fine on 1.3.32 (32 bit)

Seems like this version runs better than that one...

What does not

Only one thing that was a little glitchy was the sound 

in campaign mode..During the cut scenes, the video

would hic cup.. I turned my sound quality to low, with stereo..

sound 16 Channels and the frame rate and sound improved.

Could be an issue with my integrated sound.. But Its really

not a issue..


Intell 6320 Overclocked to 2.2

GT 240 4 gigs of RAM

Game runs at 70 frames, on low settings..

I am content with this resolution game looks good..


What was not tested

Multiplayer.. Which I am sure works.. I had the 32 bit running
with online multiplayer..

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I could not get the CD to install.. I went to my account online and installed from Blizzard.. During this download (Which takes a long time) There is a folder and EXE file created to your desktop.. After you install the game do not delete those two items. Save the EXE and save the folder called installer.. Save them on a spare drive or Memory stick.... If you need to install the game again.. Drag them to your desktop and Install the EXE again... The game will install really fast, since you do not have to re-download 7.5 Gigs...There are 2o Something patches, they do not take nearly as long to get as re-downloading 7.5 gigs..

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 12.x BookwormFeb 14 20249.0No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverChris 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 15 20227.17Yes Yes NoSilverDidi Kohen 
ShowArch LinuxJan 29 20227.0-rc5-stagingYes Yes NoSilverDmitry 
ShowGarudaJul 15 20216.12Yes Yes YesGoldGr Armpit 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster"May 30 20216.9-stagingN/A No NoGarbageJoshua 

Known Bugs

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
49994 Starcraft2 shows blank screen: DVI-D out of range 89.5Khz, 60Hz UNCONFIRMED View
53970 Purchases in StarCraft II do not work UNCONFIRMED View
54339 Wine doesn't recognize RTX 3xxx and 4xxx UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

WINE overrides X gamma settings

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:


Then add the "X11 Driver" key.

Inside the newly created "X11 Driver" add the chain value "UseXVidMode" and set it to "N".

Leftover processes after updates

After a 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:
man kill
man killall
man ps

Test if the game works before buying

You can download the StarCraft II Starter Edition for free via the Launcher, which includes the first campaign (Wings Of Liberty) and the Arcade (Mods).

Please test how / if the game works before buying it.

End of Windows XP Support

As of October Windows XP is no longer supported

See the follow post on the Battle.NET forums


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