Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Star Citizen Alpha 3.5.0 LIVE.1464364

Application Details:

Version: 3.5 LIVE
License: Retail
URL: https://robertsspaceindustries...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.6-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Gameplay wise everything works as good as in Windows with about a 20-30% performance hit over Windows.
HOTAS setup works the same as well.

Tested system
i7-9800X @4.9ghz
32GB DDR4 @4000mhz 17-17-17-32

GTX 1080TI Seahawk EK

Optane 900p (Star Citizen Wine Prefix)

SSD 250gb (Linux + swap + Windows)

AX1200w Corsair

Running the game at max settings, disabled motion blur and V-sync and at 1440p
PO = 45-65fps (Can sit at 70fps for a while)

Grim = 40-60fps

Levski = 40-55fps

Moons = 70-100fps

ArcCorp = 40-60fps (Area 18 ~35fps)

Hurston = 38-55fps (Lorville ~35fps)

What does not

FOIP and webcam usage does not work under Wine.


What was not tested

Unable to test foip due to known issue with wine.
Unable to test voip because the service is almost always down for the game.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Install Wintricks for your prefix and add the following -

  • CoreFonts
  • Dotnet  4.7.2
  • dxvk latest

Wine Configuration -

  • Windows Version = Windows 10

Recommended Settings -

  • nvapi & nvapi64 = disabled
  • DXVK_HUD = 1
  • __GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE = true *
  • __GL_SHADER_DISK_CACHE_PATH = /path/to/shader/location **

* Building shaders for the first time will induce a lot of stuttering as they are compiled by the GPU, Its best to generally do everything and go everywhere to build as many shaders. Once they are built the stuttering will subside.

** Recommend setting a path to your home location for permissions and keep
it in a separate directory to other shaders as they will be overridden

Other Notes -

  • Playing in windowed mode or with multiple monitors active can reduce frames and causes movement stuttering (Recommend playing in windowed mode in case of GPU stall)
  • Ubuntu distro has an issue with the CIG launcher and will crash frequently when starting up. Keep retying until it launches
  • Other 3D accelerated programs like Firefox many reduce fps when playing an active video.
  • For Nvidia users it recommended to install driver 418 or above.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Apr 20 20194.6-stagingYes Yes NoSilverKarl 

Known Bugs

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Installation crash after pressing INSTALL button
by Dmitriy on Friday May 3rd 2019, 3:14
One little note:
Installer crashes if the star citizen installation placed outside of the drive_c from the wine prefix.
I've been struggling with this for a few days, so may be this comment will help to somebody with the same problem.
RE: Installation crash after pressing INSTALL button
by Markus on Saturday June 15th 2019, 6:25
Thanks for the heads-up!
If you want to have the installation somewhere else, a symlink in 'drive_c' seems to be working too (wine-staging-4.8)