Star Citizen / Squadron 42

Currently at version 3.17.2

Application Details:

Version: Alpha LIVE
License: Subscription
URL: https://robertsspaceindustries...
Votes: 7
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.17

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Installer 1.4.11

Test Results

Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results

What works

Disclaimer: Game not tested in Windows for comparison, but watching many streams I have yet to see any issues I have encountered in PU (beyond those noted) that are not also present for those playing on Windows.

* Persistent Universe: Gameplay works as expected aside from some minor things detailed below.

* Hangars: Everything seems to work - walking around, interacting with hangars and spawning your ships.

* Arena Commander: Successfully tested dogfighting in a Hornet and a customized 315p and everything worked well.

* Star Marine: Successfully played some rounds.

What does not

1. FOIP: Calibration for webcam does not work. A window showing only grey appears, and when closed nothing appears to happen. With FOIP kept enabled and entering Character Customization (where it should show FOIP working) the game crashes.

2. VOIP: Unsuccessful in my attempts at using it, but I can not guarantee there's not something I've missed. After many hours of PU gameplay I have not heard it used by others.

3. Game requires a higher memory map count than most distros have configured by default, so it inevitably crashes after some time / in certain areas.

4. In graphics settings, sharpening appears to have no effect. Graphics detail level also appear to have no effect on visuals or performance, but I'm not sure what is expected there.

5. Game will often not launch when some peripherals are plugged in, such as a gamepad, joystick/HOTAS, etc.


(3) is temporarily fixed (until user logs out) by entering `sudo sh -c 'echo 655300 > /proc/sys/vm/max_map_count'` into the terminal (tested on Kubuntu 18.10).

(5) can be solved by either many reattempts (it will typically launch after some retries) or unplugging the peripheral(s) and replugging them as the game loading gets past the point it would otherwise fail.

What was not tested

* TrackIR.

* PTU.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Installed via Lutris (entry, script) and played with custom wine version (tkg-starcitizen-4.1-x86_64) based on recommendation.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo LinuxSep 16 20227.17Yes Yes YesGoldAlexander Helm 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 12 20227.14Yes Yes YesGoldAlexander Helm 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 27 20216.23Yes No NoGarbageMyau 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 25 20216.0.2Yes No 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 19 20216.11Yes Yes YesSilverDavid Koolhoven 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32342 Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit' or 'Blink' web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) STAGED View
44985 Many applications using CEFv3 Angle OpenGL ES 2.0 for H/W Accelerated Canvas and WebGL display blank/black windows (disabling or removing 'libglesv2.dll' is a workaround) NEW View
49990 Multiple applications display empty windows (Minecraft Dungeons Launcher; Riot Client; StarCitizen; QQ Games) NEW View
50982 Mouse clicks are sometimes offset higher (~20 px) than the mouse cursor in LTSpice, winecfg and explorer UNCONFIRMED View

Show all bugs


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

by NKN on Friday January 14th 2022, 11:45
I'm waiting for my test result with the workarounds (easy) to get accepted. I played for a full 6~ hours yesterday with no crashes.
by NKN on Saturday January 15th 2022, 14:05