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:
Playing the game (Ranked, Not Ranked), Collections, War Chest.
What does not
There are some stuttering problems that do not happen on Windows, and these stutterings may negatively affect gameplay. There is an input mouse delay that affected a little bit of my gameplay.
What was not tested
Archon, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, Co-op, Campaign, Tournaments
I am giving it a Silver rating because of this random stuttering that happens once in a while (it is not very frequent). I am not sure why it happens, I tested Wine 4.0-rc7 vanilla, Wine with esync-pba, and wine-staging, and all of them have this same problem. I tried messing up with game options and wine options, lowering quality of video, but it didn't help much. This might impact the game very hard, because it might freeze in the middle of a battle that you have to micro. Also the mouse click delay also bugs me a bit. Installing Battle.Net was a little bit difficult with vanilla Wine, had to use version 3.18 to install it, and could then change the prefix to 4.0 when it was running. But the game works fine! I'm able to play ranked games and unranked as well.
Hardware tested: Lenovo Legion Y720
16 GB RAM DDR4
NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa"||Jan 30 2019||4.0-rc7||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Pedrenrique Guimarães|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 25 2019||4.0-rc7-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Bryan Bode|
|Show||Void Linux||Jan 11 2019||4.0-rc5-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ian|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 11 2018||3.20-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Christian Santibáñez|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Oct 15 2018||3.18-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||TPLG|
|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: 32-bit Diablo III, 32-bit WoW, Overwatch, GO 1.4+ runtime)||STAGED||View|
|30853||Wine doesn’t always handle "right alt" properly||UNCONFIRMED||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.||NEEDINFO||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|
|45502||No sound in Starcraft II||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45589||Starcraft 2: Sound stops working after a while||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
It looks like the 64-bit LotV client is not working in wine so far. To try the 32-bit client
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