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:
Installed from a local copy of the CD. Patch 1.5 update and optimization routine.
The launcher. The UI. Multi-player. Custom mods like mono battles. Replays.
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Graphics card
Intel i5 2500k (Sandybridge) Processor with Intel logic PCB & 4GB RAM.
Kernel : 3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64
AMD drivers from rpm fusion : kmod-catalyst-3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64
wine version 1.5.8 (Latest in Fedora 17 repos.)
Made sure to install the 32 bit catalyst libs :
su -c 'yum install xorg-x11-drv-catalyst-libs.i686'
Using wine tricks installed corefonts, vcrun2003, vcrun2005, vcrun2010.
Had to move .wine folder to a larger drive because the installer said I did not have enough space, just symlinked it (Needs around 10GB.)
Had to open system settings in KDE to disable HDMI sound and select sound card output as default to get sound.
Had to select all the low graphics options before logging into the game once the login screen appears in order to avoid an all black UI when first logging in.
Had to install http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?familyId=200b2fd9-ae1a-4a14-984d-389c36f85647&displayLang=en
(Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86))
To get rid of a random crash where a box containing :
An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.
(Thanks to http://www.wowhead.com/forums&topic=134058/wine-runtime-error-c-runtime-library-r6034 for the fix)
What does not
Some animations are not 100%, like the hellion flame and banshee missiles.
Graphics above low settings.
Both likely an AMD Linux driver issue.
What was not tested
I can ladder using Fedora with low settings without having to reboot into Windows 7 now, so it's pretty good.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 15 2022||7.17||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Didi Kohen|
|Show||Arch Linux||Jan 29 2022||7.0-rc5-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Dmitry|
|Show||Garuda||Jul 15 2021||6.12||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Gr Armpit|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||May 30 2021||6.9-staging||N/A||No||No||Garbage||Joshua|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||May 13 2021||6.8-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Alex|
|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|
|53970||Purchases in StarCraft II do not work||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|54339||Wine doesn't recognize RTX 3xxx and 4xxx||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