StarCraft II

Editor to create custom maps and mods

Application Details:

Version: Editor
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.9.24

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

The editor's splash screen shows up. It crashes when the status shows "Downloading region information", or very shortly after. The editor fails to launch.

What does not

Everything except the splash screen.


What was not tested

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

It used to launch completely and be usable. But I think with a Blizzard patch 3 months ago authentication was moved from when you publish a map, to when you launch the editor. It crashes during the authentication step. See Bug#41398.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Dec 16 20161.9.24Yes Yes GarbageAndrew Smart 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 05 20121.4-rc2N/A Yes PlatinumJosko 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 25 20111.3.33Yes Yes GarbageJosko 
ShowFedora 15 x86_64Aug 05 20111.3.25N/A Yes BronzeFlorian 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Dec 10 20101.3.8Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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SC2 editor
by Jarkko Korpi on Tuesday May 23rd 2017, 8:56
The editor should work now with wine-staging. Can someone confirm at the bug report?
RE: SC2 editor
by kolAflash on Wednesday May 24th 2017, 14:26
RE: SC2 editor
by Jarkko Korpi on Wednesday May 24th 2017, 14:59
Commenting here would make more sense.
Glad to see I'm not alone!
by Andrew Smart on Thursday December 15th 2016, 1:12
The editor used to work perfect on my system, 2 patches ago. I think the authentication step in the editor startup is new with a recent patch, and that is where the bug is.

For clues, look at the editor's logs at:
~/documents/StarCraft II/EditorLogs/2016-12-14 23.12.03 crunchbang B48645 Crash/2016-12-14 23.12.03 crunchbang B48645 Crash.txt

Contents of the log file:
SC2Editor (B48645)

Executable D:\StarCraft II\Support64\SC2Editor_x64.exe
B48645 (SC2.3.9)
Map Editor & Tools
Internal Pipe/Tools Dev
3 - Medium

I assume this is their code accessing memory that isn't theirs anymore. Looking on battlenet I don't see no new editor bugs. So I'm guessing this is a bug in their code that isn't reached on MS Windows systems, and happens to be reached using WINE?

I tried installing winhttp with winetricks, but that did not work. No crash prompt (as you mentioned) or editor crash logs, but the editor still fails to start up.

A .dmp file is provided. That may help! I have no idea how to analyze it in the context of WINE :-(

Thank you so much for the workaround!
RE: Glad to see I'm not alone!
by Andrew Smart on Thursday December 15th 2016, 14:34
Ok, my assumption that this is their code is probably wrong. I've have now seen the ACCESS_VIOLATION being an issue with wine.
"Downloading region information" crash
by Cory on Monday December 12th 2016, 17:31

If you start-up the editor via the App
If you start-up the editor via `cd ~ && cd '.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/StarCraft II/Support64' && wine64 SC2Editor_x64.exe`

A StarCraft II window will show up and it'll seem to be loading fine.
Then you're asked with a Yes/No Dialog:
"Warning: you must log in to to authenticate your StarCraft II account before using the editor.
Would you like to do so now?"

If you hit No the program exits.
If you hit Yes some information is shown at the bottom:

"Starting Up (14s)
Authenticating Account (7s)
Downloading region information (5s)"

And then one of two things will happen:
a) the whole thing will crash, along with a Blizzard response window that allows you to elaborate what happened.
b) your whole computer will freeze for 5 minutes. Along with the message "Killed." after the wait.

There is a way around this. First open StarCraft II (however), login, and then alt-tab out and start the editor. The editor loads well..the problem is, is if you go File->'ll get the message "Downloading region information (5s)" and the computer will freeze almost forever.

I tried this on wine-2.0r1.

The solution is unclear.

What I need to try:
1) I have a ~/.wine from wine1.7.23 and I used winetricks to install msvc2015, which did a whole bunch of DLL overrides as described in the StarCraft II (Current) App Database. So perhaps if I erase that and start fresh I may get a clearer picture as to what I need to do. However StarCraft II takes about a 24 GB download, so that's gonna suck.
2) I need to submit a formal bug report but I don't want to create (yet) another account.
3) I'm sure somebody will figure it out. Until then I'll submit my reports here.
RE: editor crash
by Andrew Smart on Thursday December 15th 2016, 1:13
Oops, I meant to reply to you with a comment. Look at the page to see my comment.
by poff on Thursday December 22nd 2016, 14:35
I am found a workaround:

- turn off internet connection
- start the editor
- "Warning: you must log in to to authenticate your StarCraft II account before using the editor. Would you like to do so now?" -> yes
- it shows a popup with a login form
- turn on internet connection
- fill the form with your credentials and press ok.
- enjoy :)

I hope I could help untill the fix arrives.
by Electric Prism on Tuesday January 3rd 2017, 16:03
Are you able to publish a map? I can't publish a update to RISK Action Edition because of this authentication bug :( We have over 1,000 4-5 Star ratings and were a Top 100 Daily but I really don't want to install Windows via VGA Passthrough or DualBoot just to workaround this bug.
Terrain Preview Issue
by Alzarath on Monday August 17th 2015, 13:55
The Terrain Editor's preview is usually white or black with some artifacting. I don't have issues with the data or trigger editor, but without terrain editing, the editor isn't much good for anything outside producing 'mods'.

I installed StarCraft 2 in a clean prefix using the ArchWiki's instructions ( ). Performed the regedit changes and installed vcrun2005/vcrun2008 through winetricks.

Terminal output:
RE: Terrain Preview Issue
by Alzarath on Wednesday August 19th 2015, 16:05
I can suddenly use it. It's been days of just trying random junk and nothing has worked. I started it up today, not even a system update, and now it's working. I have no bloody idea why.