Cash 6-max and Sit&Go heads-up.
animations, observing tables, chat, settings, hand history, instant replay
What does not
cashier, rewards & other similar windows.
The app does not exit properly. despite windows closing, the process stays running in the background. memory is not freed.
After closing the app window, use "wineboot -k" to kill wine app processes and free up used memory. Note this method kill all wine running processes, not just PokerStars.
What was not tested
Games other than Cash 6-max and Sit&Go heads-up
Needed to install this packages to avoid errors that appear in the wine logs:
|Arch Linux x86_64
|Oct 08 2023
|Fedora 38 x86_64
|Aug 12 2023
|Ubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute" (+ variants like Kubuntu)
|Jun 27 2021
|Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)
|May 22 2020
|Debian GNU/Linux Testing "Bullseye"
|Jan 29 2020
|Other apps affected
|Problem with resizable windows
|PokerStars windows disappear on alert
|PokerStars Hangs when you minimise and then maximise table window or switch virtual desktops
|Many multithreaded gui apps randomly deadlock in winex11 driver surface section (arial32.exe, Aquanox, Mahaa demo, Total Commander)
|Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit' or 'Blink' web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation)
|PokerStars - crash after opening 'challenges'
|Poker Stars crashes
They work just right and smooth, everything from razz, omaha and h.o.r.s.e. to nl sngs, tourneys and cashgames. There are no crashes from nowhere that will cause you to loose money, as regular player i mark this perfectly stable for real money play.
Admin Note: Wine does not guarantee the stability of your application IN ANY WAY. Use at your own risk.
Installing the PokerStars Client:
Installing the Microsoft Arial (if needed) and Tahoma fonts:
It has been reported several times that the lobby/table fonts for the table list/player names/chip amounts don't render well or don't show up at all. I would try the following first to correct the font problem:
Running the PokerStars Client without allowing the window manager to control the windows makes Manually resizing table windows work correctly. However, the cursor in the chat box still tabs and mouseover player information still doesn't work. You will have to sacrifice desktop integration though if you choose to run PokerStars this way. Run 'winecfg'/Graphics tab and uncheck 'Allow the window manager to control the windows' to set.
WARNING: I recommend not using other programs while playing PokerStars this way.