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:
I have tested multiplayer 1v1, team games, and "Arcade" custom maps and haven't had any sound or graphics issues.
The recent patch 1.5 complicated things a little bit. Here are Some things that helped me run starcraft 2 on a an Asus A53SV laptop with a hybrid graphics card(Nvidia Geforce GT 540m) setup(bumblebee), 8gbs of Ram, intel Core i5:
Running 32-bit linux
You can install vanilla sc2 on 1.3.27, but for the Starcraft 1.5 Arcade patch, change your wine to 1.5.10
Also, depending on your system, you may have to run this from the terminal every time you launch sc2:
echo 0|sudo tee /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope
More info here: http://www.playonlinux.com/en/topic-9229.html
What does not
1.5 Patcher is prone to crashing. If your patch installer crashes, go to your starcraft 2 installation folder and manually run the patch downloader that is in the same folder as SC 2.exe
What was not tested
Single Player campaign.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|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|
|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