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:
Downloaded installer from Blizzard, used "wine blahblah.exe", it ran and downloaded the full game perfectly. No winetricks or tweaks required.
Gameplay vs AI, multiplayer vs human, and campaign worked perfectly. Graphics in multiplayer and vs AI were great. 10-20 FPS.
System: MacBook Pro, IntelÂ® Coreâ„¢ i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz Ã— 8
Wine: 1.5.29 via apt-get
Graphics: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Whistler [AMD Radeon HD 6600M Series] (using Catalyst beta-version driver from AMD, not the default Ubuntu one, which worked but was very laggy)
What does not
Campaign graphics sometimes work and sometimes do not
What was not tested
Campaign graphics are sub-optimal. Multiplayer and AI games graphics are fine.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|11674||Dual-core unsupported in WoW and SC2||STAGED||View|
|29168||Multiple games and applications need realtime updates to KSYSTEM_TIME members in KUSER_SHARED_DATA (Star Wars: The Old Republic game client, Blizzard games, GO 1.4+ runtime, Denuvo Anti-Tamper x64 #2)||CLOSED||FIXED||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|
|40905||Multiple applications need api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll._get_narrow_winmain_command_line (PCSX2 1.4.0, Battle.Net Launcher)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|40979||Starcraft 2 crashes in online game.||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|41071||Multiple applications needs api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll._wsopen_dispatch (PCSX2 1.4.0, StarCraft II 3.6.0)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|41090||Multiple games (Starcraft 2, UE4 games) require vcruntime140.dll.__intrinsic_setjmp||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|41320||Starcraft 2 crashes with "Unexpected Fatal Error" immediately after opening.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|41583||Starcraft 2 hangs with "setup_exception stack overflow"||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|41725||Unimplemented function api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll._except1 (Starcraft 2 main menu, Firefox)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|42001||SC2 unimplemented function ucrtbase.dll._except1||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|42741||Multiple Blizzard games fail to launch (StarCraft I & II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|44920||StarCraft II crashes on some maps (requires HLSL compiler)||REOPENED||View|
|45349||Multiple applications and games crash due to missing support for 64-bit syscall thunks (StreetFighter V, World of Warcraft)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45502||No sound in Starcraft II||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45589||Starcraft 2: Sound stops working after a while||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47265||Multiple Blizzard games (Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Starcraft, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft) crash immediately on launch||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47266||StarCraft 2 (x64) does not start since patch 4.8.x||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|49476||Overwatch doesn't start with Wine version set to Windows 7||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49798||StarCraft 2 hangs on startup since 5.12||CLOSED||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