What does not
Major crash issue since the last pokerstars update (around the 24th of january 2011) :
If you move a window to another virtual desktop, it most of the time freezes all pokerstars windows and you have to kill the software then restart it...
Resizing windows doesn't work (known bug).
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"||Jan 29 2020||5.0-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||SUN Sophal|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Sep 18 2018||3.16-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||sh0gunai|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Jul 28 2018||3.12||Yes||No||No||Garbage||betaros|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 04 2017||2.0.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||Walt|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 25 2016||1.9.17||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|5941||Problem with resizable windows||NEW||View|
|18803||PokerStars windows disappear on alert||NEW||View|
|25875||PokerStars Hangs when you minimise and then maximise table window or switch virtual desktops||NEW||View|
|31882||Many multithreaded gui apps randomly deadlock in winex11 driver surface section (arial32.exe, Aquanox, Mahaa demo, Total Commander)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|32342||Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit' or 'Blink' web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation)||STAGED||View|
|40268||PokerStars - crash after opening 'challenges'||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44014||Poker Stars crashes||NEEDINFO||View|
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.