Star Citizen / Squadron 42

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My config and system :

CPU: 8-Core AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - 3600 MHz 
AMD Navi 10 [Radeon RX 5700 XT] 8go
driver: amdgpu v: (official from the amd site, not opensource version)
32 Go ram
ssd obviously
Linux Mint 20 - Kernel: 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64
(system , apps and runner under 64bits version)
Using lutris 0.5.7
Wine versions ok :
proton 5.0
lutris 5.5.2 x64
Wine runner 5.5
Wine runner staging 5.5
lutris 5.6.5
lutris 5.7.3
Wine runner staging 5.9 patched staging VOIP
Wine runner staging 5.9 patched VOIP
WineHQ 5.12
Using lutris script here :

Using different wine runner version provided by the Star Citizen community in the official forum (LUG corporation)

Application Details:

Version: 3.9.1 Alpha
License: Retail
URL: https://robertsspaceindustries...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.9-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Official web site of Star Citizen/Squadron42 project

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

Almost all is ok and very good (gpu performances are better than under windows if i believe the telemetry repport in the star citizen web site)

What does not

In all wine version tested, i have issues with my mouse and my keyboard.

The mouse (Kone Pure SE) was recognized as a joystick, need to blacklist it with a udev rule BEFORE installation.

(in a new file : /etc/udev/rules.d/51-these-are-not-joysticks-rm.rules)

SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1e7d", ATTRS{idProduct}=="2dca", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=="?*", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""
SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1e7d", ATTRS{idProduct}=="2dca", KERNEL=="js[0-9]*", RUN+="/bin/rm %E{DEVNAME}", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}=""

If else, it will be in conflict in wine control panel (see a joystick in game peripherals and can't remove it into wine, the joystick always re-appear after relaunch.

After remove /dev/input/js0, i have ghosting keys issues. No more than 2 keys can be typed at the same time.

I tryed with the function "use dumb xinput emulator" proposed in lutris game config but it don't change anything.

The keyboard is an ELITE K10 with anti-ghosting capacity.

Another issue are sometime i don't have any sound, or have some "cracking" noises, but not very bad, it's very smouthy...


- > When the game launch, it go in abckground of the desktop.

2 ways possible :

do alt-tab to switch with the launcher and come back,

Or lanch the game in a virtual desktop

-> at the first launch, all freeze fully

need to wait about 5 to 15 minutes before all fully loaded and after it's ok.

What was not tested

FOIP not tested yet.

Play with discord app in a background didn't tested too...

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I put my actual version of wine runner, but i I tested a lot of runners with lutris :

Using lutris 0.5.7
Wine versions ok with same issues for me :
proton 5.0
lutris 5.5.2 x64
Wine runner 5.5
Wine runner staging 5.5
lutris 5.6.5
lutris 5.7.3
Wine runner staging 5.9 patched staging VOIP
Wine runner staging 5.9 patched VOIP
WineHQ 5.12

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 20 "Ulyana"Jul 13 20205.9-stagingYes Yes YesSilverChandrasekhar 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
49990 Multiple applications display empty windows (Minecraft Dungeons Launcher; Riot Client; StarCitizen; QQ Games) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Crashing due to resource limit reached, workaround.

StarCitizen can crash from requesting more resources than many default operating system configurations typically permit. You can increase this with:

sysctl vm.max_map_count=2147483647

Runtime Error

People on CPUs released before 2016 report Runetime Errors with failure of in-game VoIP and FoIP after about 20 minutes of gameplay. You can ignore the MessageBox and continue using the program, but VoIP and FoIP will not function.

There are custom runners for StarCitizen which correct this issue that can be used with Lutris, and WINE 6.4 does not have this issue.