Star Citizen / Squadron 42


Application Details:

Version: ALPHA 3.8 LIVE
License: Retail
URL: https://robertsspaceindustries...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.3-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Everything works, except FoIP and VoIP.

What does not

FoIP and VoIP do not work yet, #LUG at CIG is working on debugging that already.


The entry vm.max_map_count on Linux needs to be tweaked to get the game working stable.

sysctl vm.max_map_count => To check the value
sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=16777216 => To set it temporarily.

To make it permanent:

Manjaro / Antergos / Arch / everything Arch-based (probably) / Ubuntu (and probably all derivatives)

The changes go to /etc/sysctl.d/.


The changes go to /usr/lib/sysctl.d/.

Create a new file in the appropriate location, were the leading number is the priority of the file and the ending is .conf.
For example, "/etc/sysctl.d/20-max_map_count.conf".

The contents of the file should be:

vm.max_map_count = 16777216

sysctl will process it on startup, so the changes are considered permanent.

What was not tested

FoIP and VoIP

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

The game works equal to windows beside of the voicechat and face over ip ingame, but thats still in development on both sides, the game as well as in wine.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 31 x86_64Mar 03 20205.3-stagingYes Yes YesGoldRawfox 
ShowManjaro 18.1.0Feb 28 20205.2Yes Yes NoGarbageRoque 
ShowSlackware -currentDec 29 20195.0-rc3Yes Yes NoPlatinumDanielBudd 
ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Dec 29 20194.21-stagingYes Yes YesGoldSissikana 

Known Bugs

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Thanks for the help
by Alexandre Desharnais on Tuesday February 9th 2021, 9:44
I installed star citizen using the installation script of lutris and even with that it was not working for me but since I refer to this report to try to make it work I successfully was able to run the last version of star citizen.
Is this game still working?
by Jonathan Neufeld on Monday January 4th 2021, 12:16
Test results for this game are very old, I was unable to even get the installer to work correctly (let alone run the game) trying with a variety of different WINE versions both with and without Vulkan driver bindings.

by djtlumic on Thursday January 9th 2020, 12:53
Hi there, can you give more info on your system/hardware and wine install? i tried clear install of last stable 4.0.3. and staging wine 5rc4 (system) with lutris with result of black environment/shaders, menu works fine. Lutris install script disabled nvapi/64. but i dont know how to do it manually. menu works fine and i can see vulkan active

linux mint 19.3
nvidia 435
DXVK (lutris)
vulkan 1.1

thanks for ansfering
RE: configuration ...
by DanielBudd on Thursday January 9th 2020, 13:48
Hi, so, I'm not exactly sure what info to give you so I'm sending you a bunch. Feel free to ask for other specifics.

Hardware: Dell G7 17 7790 with RTX 2060 mobile GPU, 32g ram.

partial lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 8th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 07)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/v6 / E3-1500 v5 / 6th/7th/8th Gen Core Processor Gaussian Mixture Model

uname: Linux 5.4.6-zenghost #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Dec 22 11:59:52 PST 2019 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8750H CPU @ 2.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

[zenghost]~> wine64 --version
wine-5.0-rc4 (Staging)

I use the following build script:

After that script install's Wine, I use the following script to run:

I get decent performance. Usually around 20fps within Wine. Everything works fine. Sometimes I get a crash during the initial "Loading" screen of Lumberyard. But I suspect it's a allocation issue, because it only crashes once, and when I restart immediately after it doesn't crash.

This Dell has what they call "Hybrid Power" which means that it won't charge the batter while using "high performance." Window's driver seems to have some governor/regulator which reduces the CPU power sufficiently that the charger brick doesn't turn off, however I haven't figured out the Linux settings for acpid to make this happen. As a result I only have about 45 minutes of battery life when running SC via Wine. In Windows 10, the charger turns off, I can disconnect the brick and when it's reconnect the brick doesn't turn off ... eventually hopefully I'll figure out the setting to make this happen in Linux, but I haven't looked into it yet.