Latest classic version before the Remastered Edition.

Feature Changes

- In-game Speed Options menu now has a "Enable CPU Throttling" check-box.

Enabling this option will allow StarCraft to consume fewer CPU cycles. By
default this option is off.

Bug Fixes:
- Fixed an issue with the reply feature where any character followed by a "r "
was being treated as a reply.

- Removed an unnecessary delay when processing palette cycling updates.
- Lessened the imposed delay in the CPU Throttling feature.

Application Details:

Version: 1.16.1 (Brood War)
License: Retail
Votes: 172
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.3

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

  • Singleplayer
  • LAN-Multiplayer via UDP
  • ­
  • gaming (if you can find the way to it)­
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    What does not

  • LAN-Multiplayer via IPX­
  • ­
  • Battle.­net interface­
  • Workarounds

    What was not tested

  • installer
  • ­
  • patches
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    Hardware tested


    • GPU:
    • Driver:

    Additional Comments

    Tested with StarCraft 1.15.2. The interface is still unusable!

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 06 20238.3Yes Yes YesGoldJzo4 
    ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 14 20238.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumEvren 
    ShowRosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)Feb 11 20172.1Yes Yes PlatinumGiovanni Mariani 
    ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Oct 16 20161.9.21Yes Yes PlatinumYura Melnikov 
    ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 13 20161.9.12Yes Yes PlatinumHamzan 

    Known Bugs

    Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
    2467 starcraft doesn't display menus correctly NEW View
    9154 Balls of Steel demo v1.3 fails to start a game (ddraw7_WaitForVerticalBlank stub too fast, needs real implementation) NEW View
    17660 Starcraft slow down when select any building or units NEW View
    20881 Starcraft crashes when selecting iCCup server UNCONFIRMED View
    23310 Mouse pointer prevented from leaving virtual desktop window when it shouldn't be UNCONFIRMED View
    28282 Sound constantly crackling in lot of games STAGED View
    33632 Wine changes video mode to one with "panning" (probably on Nvidia cards only) RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
    35032 starcraft unbearably slow in fullscreen mode RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
    39793 Starcraft freezes when starting a Direct Cable Connection game STAGED View
    51907 ddraw games don't work in xwayland UNCONFIRMED View

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    HowTo / Notes

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    To get ipx network support, IPX will have to be enabled in the kernel, and you need some userspace utilities, usually called ipx-utils; and IPX must be started (there should be an initscript).

     *ubuntu users can use the commands:

    sudo apt-get install ipx; sudo modprobe ipx; sudo ipx_interface add -p eth0 802.2 0x12345678

    (change eth0 for the name of your ethernet/wireless card)

    The frame type (802.2) needs to be equal for everyone. It is recommended to use ethernet II instead of 802.2. If playing with computers with Windows, make sure their frame type is set to what you have, and not 'automatic'. It may cause issues if you forget it.

    if you update the game to 1.15.2 then you can also play using UDP

    Play StarCraft without CD

    There is now an official Blizzard patch for StarCraft that allows you to play without the CD.

    After updating to the latest version, copy over the big "install.exe" from the CDs, and rename them "StarCraft.mpq" and "BroodWar.mpq" depending on which CD you get them from.

    Using older version of Starcraft and Broodwar does not cause any trouble with the copy protection. If you've installed it and still get the "Insert Starcraft CD" message, make sure your CD-ROM drive is listed in your config - and that it's marked as a CD-rom drive, not a local hard drive. If the drive letter changed since installation time, you might have to run regedit, and manually update this registry key: "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\StarCD" to reflect this.

    If that does not work, you can still try the old method:

    First, put the CD in! If you've already installed it, great. If not, go do that. Then, do this on the command line:

    dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/BroodWar.iso

    To mount this image of the CD:
    sudo mkdir /media/iso0
    sudo mount -o loop ~/BroodWar.iso /media/iso0

    Using winecfg, add a new drive that points to /media/iso0, and give it the type CD-ROM. Finally, run StarCraft.exe in your program files and you're done! Whenever you want to mount it again, just do:
    sudo mount -o loop ~/BroodWar.iso /media/iso0

    When you're done and don't feel like keeping it mounted, just do:
    sudo umount /media/iso0

    If you have any issues still with StarCraft complaining about no CD being inserted, make sure the iso mount point you made is configured as a CD-ROM device in winecfg, and make sure you have already mounted it first!

    Fix hang/slow-down on unit selection
    If you happen to suffer from major slow-downs when some particular type of unit is selected (e.g. an overlord), download cnc-ddraw, place it in the game folder and set a DLL override on it.

    Run the game once and it will generate ddraw.ini in the game folder. You can edit this configuration file to your preference. Example:

      ; restore mouse 
      ; smooth a graphics 
      ; run in fullscreen 
    Some Wine versions (e.g. 1.7.46 -- 1.7.47) hang completely with their native ddraw. CNC-ddraw will fix this issue as well.


    The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

    Set your resolution
    by gisinfomedia on Wednesday July 13th 2022, 4:23
    Set your resolution, render to "gdi," and "vhack" to false.
    If this doesn't work, try changing to another option. After some playing I discovered that this was effective :