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PoL + Starcraft

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Diablosblizz Wednesday 22 April 2009 at 4:30

Hey everybody! While I'm just getting used to Ubuntu, I miss my Starcraft. I do have a dual-boot with Windows, but that's no fun booting into Windows just for a game. I tried installing Starcraft on Play on Linux, and it installs fine. I was actually able to get into one of the missions error free.

Unfortunately though, I am unable to connect to Firstly, I get at least (minimum) one error that it can't detect the current OS or there is something wrong, and that's understandable. Once I get past that stage, I get sent to the login screen. The screen has no background to it, just a few multicolored lines. After about a second, the game crashes. There's no error message. I can reproduce this 100 times. Here's some information about my system:

Distro: Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)
Name of software: Starcraft - version 1.05 {Wine is version 1.0}
Desktop: GNOME
Error from software: No error message, although upon entering the login screen for the game crashes.
Computer Configuration:
AMD Turion X2 64 (2.0 GHz - dual)
3 GB of RAM
ATI Raedon X1250 (128 MB)

Not sure if this makes a difference, but the game can run on Windows fine, it's such an old game. :)

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you very much for your reply in advance!
NSLW Wednesday 22 April 2009 at 7:35

Name of software: Starcraft - version 1.05 {Wine is version 1.0}

Quote from Diablosblizz

Try with latest Wine version which is Wine-1.1.19.
You can do this by:
1) go to Tools->Manage Wine versions
2) choose 1.1.19 from the upper list
3) click add and wait until it's downloaded, if successful you should see 1.1.19 in lower list
4) switch to "My applications" tab in the same window
5) select Starcraft and set version to 1.1.19 on the bottom

ATI Raedon X1250 (128 MB)

Quote from Diablosblizz

ATI is bad graphic card for linux because the company doesn't release serious drivers. However you should update your fglrx drivers to the latest which is version 9.3

You could also read Starcraft entry in AppDb at www.
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