The remastered version. Since only the latest release will ever be supported, this version tracks latest (much like StarCraft II).
What does not
Game fails to launch. Setting windows version to 2003 as described in the how to does not work, nor does using a 32 bit wine prefix.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Oct 09 2020||5.18-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Fefu|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 26 2020||5.6-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Anton Johansson|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Apr 08 2020||5.5||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Teodoro Maximilian|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Feb 09 2020||5.1-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Jeremy Jackson|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Oct 31 2019||4.18-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||nva|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|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|
|42741||Multiple Blizzard games fail to launch (StarCraft I & II, Diablo III, Heroes of the Storm)||STAGED||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||UNCONFIRMED||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|
|50102||Starcraft fails to download cloud settings in fullscreen mode||UNCONFIRMED||View|
These instructions were tested on Ubuntu 17.04 with 64 bit WINE 2.14 Staging.
0. Follow the links to find how to get WINE Staging for your OS
1. Run winecfg and set the Windows version to Windows XP.
2. Use winetricks to install corefonts vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2015.
winetricks corefonts vcrun2005 vcrun2008 vcrun2015
3. Install the Blizzard App.
4. Once the Blizzard App has been installed, open the Blizzard App and login with your account.
5. From within the Blizzard App select Starcraft from along the left menu, then click the install button.
6. Once installed, Starcraft Remastered should launch and run just fine.
To avoid the game crashing immediately at start-up, just set the windows version to Windows 2003.