Latest classic version before the Remastered Edition.
- 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.
- 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.
CPU: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 TL-62
VID: nVidia GeForce 7150M
Starcraft Installer and Launcher, Broodwar Installer and Launcher. Sound works, No skipping of audio/video or lag.
What does not
Adjusting the display.The first time I started the game (after installation) it was correctly proportioned to the screen. Now it's using a different resolution then my native 1280x800 Wide-screen resolution. So the bottom 2-3 inches are off-screen. I used gnome-display-properties to adjust the resolution to 1024x768 and 800x600, the game then would start incorrectly and I would have to kill wine from another computer and then that would leave the desktop still corupted and I've got to then remotely start gnome-display-properties and adjust the resolution from memory.
This appears from a non-programmers PoV to be an API issue in the video-drivers.
[ T ] app-emulation/wine-1.1.10 (amd64)
[ T ] app-emulation/wine-1.1.12 (~amd64)
[ T ] app-emulation/wine-1.1.13 (~amd64)
[ T ] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-177.82
[ T ] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-180.18 (~amd64)
[ T ] x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-180.20 (~amd64) (Recently added to the Sabayon Overlay Package for Layman)
All versions of Wine and my Video Drivers were tried w/ Starcraft and the same results were produced. I know the CD's are good because I was able to install and play both discs on my roommates vista home laptop.
What was not tested
HAL, DBUS and GNUTLS are profile-disabled in both versions. Not sure if this is relevant but these are flags one would normally enable on a stable system. ** These are disabled because of the 64-Bit Environment that I run, apparently even though they are installed, Wine wants them compiled as 32-bit. *IF* I can correct this video/resolution issue, I will happily change this rating to Gold. I'm still leaving this as Bronze because the visual isn't satisfactory yet. This is leading me to think that this is something in how wine is running the game and not the game itself.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Rosa Desktop Fresh R6 (2014.1)||Feb 11 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Giovanni Mariani|
|Show||macOS 10.12 "Sierra"||Oct 16 2016||1.9.21||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Yura Melnikov|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 13 2016||1.9.12||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Hamzan|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 03 2016||1.9.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Manuel|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 10 2016||1.9.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Isira Seneviratne|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|2467||starcraft doesn't display battle.net 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 battle.net 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|
|43434||StarCraft: Brood War doesn't run without setting the Windows version to 2003 or Vista||REOPENED||View|
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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).
Â *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
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:
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!
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 mhack=false ; smooth a graphics filter=linear renderer=opengl ; run in fullscreen windowed=falseSome Wine versions (e.g. 1.7.46 -- 1.7.47) hang completely with their native ddraw. CNC-ddraw will fix this issue as well.