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.
Starcraft Broodwar with patch 1.16.1 - single player works, multiplayer works on Battle.net (with messed up graphics due to Wine bug #421), after following various tips in the appdb.
What does not
Battlenet graphics are messed up due to bug #421, but other than that it works if you have the right fonts installed (there are tips for this in the appdb already). Local LAN games do not work over UDP.
The game map editor partially works, in that it lets you create a new map, edit it and save it, however for some reason if you open a map you've saved, you can not edit it and re-save it. This more or less makes the map editor non-useful unless you fully create all aspects of a map in one session and then save it with no chance of editing it again after that.
What was not tested
I have not tested IPX based LAN games or modem games.
Game audio contains some static and other noise ever since I switched from onboard audio to an addon Crystal Audio board. This problem only happens with software running in Wine however, but the rest of my Linux apps have proper working audio. I've discussed this in the #winehq IRC channel and a wine dev told me this is almost certainly due to poor quality audio code in Wine that could use an overhaul. This problem does NOT occur with all audio hardware however, so far just this one sound card. It's still quite usable though if you can deal with the static. Admin note: rating changed to conform to the rating definitions.
|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|
|51907||ddraw games don't work in xwayland||UNCONFIRMED||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.