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  1. #1

    Starcraft 2 crashing at start


    I try to play SC2 on my comp, openSUSE 11.4, using wine. Download, install, patching etc didn't give any error messages. When I try to start up the game it crashes, 5 or 10 sec after I click on icon.

    I have:
    Kernel 2.6.37
    wine 1.3.12

    Anyone here tried to install StarCraft2 and played it using wine? What kernel or wine version did you use to get liftoff?


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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    Hello and Welcome!

    I don't actually play StarCraft, so I have no real details for you.
    If you could launch it from the terminal, it should give some output when it crashes.
    Post that info back.
    Perhaps a member that does play it will chime inn and have a few ideas for you.

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  3. #3
    I found a repository with later versions of wine. Now I have wine 1.3.25. Now the game starts and a SC2 load splash is shown.
    This is the print I get with current settings. SC2 in terminal.txt

    The print is somewhat Greece language to me. Any help is appreciated.

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    Mhmm, seems there's no SC2 junkies here.

    I'm now able to start the game, I login and I see main menu. However when I start a game vs AI I see load screen, load bar is full but game won't start. When I play multi player I get past the load screen but in the game I can't see any thing on the big screen, the little map screen seems to display everything properly though.

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    Linux Newbie mactruck's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
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    did you ever get this working?

  7. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by mactruck View Post
    did you ever get this working?
    Well sort of!

    I got it running with some issues. Finally I ended up installing Win7 because I needed to run some other windows friendly programs too. Lo and behold, Win7 is a KDE rip-off to the extent that fellas like me hardly see the difference.

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