The original StarCraft with 1.18 patch onward including updates from StarCraft Remastered.

This version does not include the remastered graphics and audio.

Application Details:

Version: 1.18+
License: Free to use
Votes: 23
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.4

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Test Results

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What works

  • start from application
  • remastered/cartooned graphics, original graphics and switch between them (F5 toggle), pillarbox graphics
  • music and all sounds
  • singleplayer, including cinematics
  • watching replays (with seeking)
  • multiplayer over ladder, create, join, messaging, etc
  • showing FPS (Ctrl-Alt-f toggle) and TR (Ctrl-Alt-t toggle)

What does not

Maybe "Mouse Sensitivity" setting still affects performance (previous versions of wine struggled with it), but it wasn't tested properly on wine-7.8-staging.


Keep "Hardware Cursor" setting enabled and "Use Mouse Scaling" disabled in order to be sure that the game software doesn't add latency to the cursor movement in any way.

What was not tested

  • "Mouse Sensitivity" setting in conjunction with "Use Mouse Scaling"
  • "Real-Time Lightning" video toggle
  • LAN multiplayer

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

  • WINEARCH=win64
  • version:
  • StarCraft version:

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Mar 23 20238.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumJzo4 
CurrentNixOS 22.05 (Quokka)Feb 12 20237.8-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlexander 
ShowNixOS 21.11 (Porcupine)Apr 19 20226.22-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlexander 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 08 20216.8Yes Yes YesGarbageScott 
ShowNixOS 20.03Dec 29 20205.0.3-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlexander 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
421 Implement a DIB engine CLOSED FIXED View
27492 Starcraft locks up when attempting to use the mouse ingame CLOSED INVALID View
29168 Multiple games and applications need realtime updates to KSYSTEM_TIME members in KUSER_SHARED_DATA (Star Wars: The Old Republic game client, Blizzard games, GO 1.4+ runtime, Denuvo Anti-Tamper x64 #2) CLOSED FIXED View
37594 World of Warcraft in-game browser does not work (needs advapi32.BuildSecurityDescriptorW() implementation) CLOSED FIXED View
38960 Multiple applications need 'kernel32.SetFileCompletionNotificationModes' implementation (Steam 'steamwebhelper.exe' and Blizzard desktop app CEF v3.2+/Chromium v44+ crash in Win7 mode, Sony Xperia Companion 1.7.x) CLOSED FIXED View
42741 Multiple Blizzard games fail to launch (StarCraft I & II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm) CLOSED FIXED View
43011 StarCraft Brood War 1.18 significant delays in CEF Browser UNCONFIRMED View
43434 StarCraft: Brood War doesn't run without setting the Windows version to 2003 or Vista CLOSED FIXED View
44383 Starcraft Remastered 1.18+ no longer launching in Wine CLOSED ABANDONED View
44466 PrtSc button crashes StarCraft CLOSED FIXED View
46624 StarCraft: Remastered Edition - Real-Time Lighting option is greyed-out CLOSED FIXED View
47132 Starcraft Remastered not starting CLOSED DUPLICATE View
47265 Multiple Blizzard games (Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Starcraft, StarCraft II, World of Warcraft) crash immediately on launch CLOSED FIXED View
47317 Starcraft does not run CLOSED DUPLICATE View
50102 Starcraft fails to download cloud settings in fullscreen mode CLOSED FIXED View
50365 Starcraft Remastered black screen on launch or window only mode UNCONFIRMED View
50366 Starcraft Remastered fails to create a local LAN game (needs undocumented socket "recv" ioctl 0x12014) CLOSED FIXED View
50448 ntdll-NtAlertThreadByThreadId causes intermittent temporary hangs in multiple applications CLOSED FIXED View
50520 Multiple applications need WSAIoctl(SIO_BASE_HANDLE) (Rust applications using the Mio or Smol libraries, Starcraft Remastered) CLOSED FIXED View
51229 StarCraft Remastered locks up when navigating multiplayer menus CLOSED DUPLICATE View
53689 Starcraft remastered fails to start UNCONFIRMED View
54539 Starcraft Remastered Game Initialization Failed CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

Installing with the Blizzard Downloader

You will need mshtml.dll and wininet.dll from internet explorer 6SP1

I got mine using the latest version of ies4linux

Copy them to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32

Use the libraries tab in winecfg to set them both to native

Downloading and installing should now work


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