After the workaround from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fontconfig/+bug/783622, it runs fine. I have some issues getting it to use my serial. It takes it fine, but then every turn accuses me of being a usurper.
What does not
I haven't yet found a convenient workaround for the serial # problem. It appears that Stars! has a strange copy protection scheme and it thinks that the hardware is changing constantly when run with through Wine. More info at http://wiki.starsautohost.org/wiki/Copy_Protection_Features . Also, it doesn't work out of the box on Ubuntu Natty, but that's due to Ubuntu bugs.
What was not tested
A lot of the game. I'm trying to sort out the copy protection issues first.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||May 04 2019||4.1||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||David Nicholson|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 24 2011||1.3.26||Yes||Yes||Gold||David Nicholson|
|Current||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 17 2011||1.3.26||N/A||Yes||Silver||Sean|
|Show||Mandriva 2010.1 x86_64||Nov 19 2010||1.3.7||N/A||Yes||Platinum||Giovanni Mariani|
|Show||Mandriva 2008||Feb 21 2008||0.9.55.||N/A||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|