The StarCraft demo includes one multiplayer map called byways (1 vs 1, terran only) and few single player campaigns.

Application Details:

Version: Demo
License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.8-staging

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What works

  • Installing
  • Loading a profile
  • Sound, music and speech (incl. briefings)
  • Playing and completing the second mission ("Strongarm")
  • Saving and loading games

What does not

  • login screen doesn't show any background and complains that UDP packets cannot be received.
  • During logins desktop bar of XFCE Desktop is shown. (see screenshot)
  • Local Area Network play - I do not know if this is related to the demo version. It says "Unable to initialize network provider" (a native Starcraft error message)


What was not tested

  • Direct Cable Connection
  • Modem

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

A classic "Silver" - works very well in Singleplayer but multiplayer can't be accessed and LAN-play gives an error message.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 30 x86_64May 23 20194.8-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumArtur Szymczak 
CurrentSlackware 14.1 32 bit versionAug 30 20151.7.50Yes Yes NoSilverMaik Wagner 
ShowSlackware 14.1 32 bit versionMay 02 20151.7.42Yes Yes NoSilverMaik Wagner 
ShowSlackware 14.1 32 bit versionApr 26 20151.7.41Yes Yes NoSilverMaik Wagner 
ShowSlackware 14.1 32 bit versionApr 10 20151.7.40Yes Yes NoSilverMaik Wagner 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
2467 starcraft doesn't display menus correctly NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

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Fix hang/slow-down on unit selection
If you happen to suffer from major slow-downs when some particular type of unit is selected (e.g. an overlord), download cnc-ddraw, place it in the game folder and set a DLL override on it.

Run the game once and it will generate ddraw.ini in the game folder. You can edit this configuration file to your preference. Example:

  ; restore mouse 
  ; smooth a graphics 
  ; run in fullscreen 
Some Wine versions (e.g. 1.7.46 -- 1.7.47) hang completely with their native ddraw. CNC-ddraw will fix this issue as well.


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