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    StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    Hi folks, yesterday I installed StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, I have some troubles:

    - Audio is out, also If I'm listening music from Rhythmbox.
    - I can't see videos, black screen, I can skip with ESC.
    - System crashes sometimes.

    My system:
    OS: Ubuntu 12.10 i386
    Kenel: 3.5.0-25
    Wine: 1.5.25
    CPU: Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07 GHz
    RAM: 3 x 2GB DDR3 @ 1066 MHz
    GPU: HIS Radeon HD 5850 1GB
    Driver: AMD Catalyst 13.1
    SPK: Logitech Z-5500 5.1
    SND: Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium

    With low settings I have 30fps, someone is playing SCII:HotS?

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    Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    Hi again, I upgraded system software and better now:

    - Audio works! it's crispy. Before I play I must open System Configuration > Sound (no tryed on last post).
    - Video works!
    - System crashes sometimes.

    My system:
    OS:Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit
    Kernel: 3.5.0-26-generic
    Wine: 1.5.26

    With low settings I have 30fps yet.

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    Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    I just finished installing Starcraft 2 Heart of the swarm
    Lubuntu 12.10 using PlayOnLinux 4.1.9 Wine 1.5.26

    It runs pretty smooth, graphics are great, Kerrigan looks hot as always
    Multiplayer works great, the compaign crashed on me a couple of times

    The installer kept crashing when I used the installation DVD.
    So step one is to download the windows installer from battle.net

    Then start POL
    Goto Tools > Manage Wine versions
    Install wine 1.5.26 for x86

    Select install
    Select install a non-listed program
    Create a new virtual drive (I didn't upgrade WOL because I didn't want to ruin my install.

    Select use another version of Wine
    Select 1.5.26
    Choose the 32 bits windows installation
    Select the installer

    Relax and sit back
    Installation took a while but it runs quite smooth.
    Play On Linux didn't create an Icon for me. (Just like WOL, just make one manually)


    Enjoy!

    Nimal13
    ps Zerg Rules

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    Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    Hi NimalNet, this is how I do:

    - Install Wine development release
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine1.5
    - Download game client from: https://us.battle.net/account/download/
    - Double click on .exe file and install


    System crashes sometimes.
    I have played 30 match VS I.A. and system crashed in 15 of them
    StarCraft II is rated Platinum in Wine Application Database (AppDB) http://appdb.winehq.org/
    I did some wrong? Can PlayOnLinux improve stability? Which video card you have?


    For the Swarm!!!
    http://eu.battle.net/sc2/es/profile/1511524/1/Ximaceo/

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    Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    I am having somewhat different problem:

    I am (trying) to install from ISO release (8.4GB file), and the problem is, that once I mount the ISO, I only see one directory, and one file (StarCraft II Setup.exe) - running that file, gives me an error about missing archive files (after which I discovered the missing files inside the mounted ISO under linux) - however, using the SAME ISO on Windows 8 machine with Daemon Tools, it shows 11 items (while I have only the directory and that .exe file in linux, using ls -a!).

    I've been mounting using mount -o loop /home/username/Downloads/StarCraft_II_Heart_of_the_Swarm-FLT/flt-hots.iso
    also tried -t udf

    This was like a week ago, currently I get a different installer error:
    Battle.net requires the Windows Secondary Logon service to be enabled.
    Please click the error code...

    ERror code leads to https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/BLZBNTBTS0000K


    Please, can anyone help?
    It would be great to have this run on Ubuntu as well!

    PS: I am running Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (13.04, if that is significant).



    Thanks!
    Last edited by Carmageddon; April 11th, 2013 at 12:53 AM.

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    Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    I realizez this was from a while ago, but in case anyone else has this problem you have to mount the CD with the "unhide" option. IE, "mount -o loop,unhide /path/to/Hots.iso" You may also have to add uid=<your user id> which you can find by running the command "id" IE, if you see "uid=1003(charles)" then the you would use "mount -o loop,unhide,uid=1003 /path/to/Hots.iso" If you get an error from Wine about not being able to read or find the Installer.exe file, then it's the uid issue.


    Quote Originally Posted by Carmageddon View Post
    I am having somewhat different problem:

    I am (trying) to install from ISO release (8.4GB file), and the problem is, that once I mount the ISO, I only see one directory, and one file (StarCraft II Setup.exe) - running that file, gives me an error about missing archive files (after which I discovered the missing files inside the mounted ISO under linux) - however, using the SAME ISO on Windows 8 machine with Daemon Tools, it shows 11 items (while I have only the directory and that .exe file in linux, using ls -a!).

    I've been mounting using mount -o loop /home/username/Downloads/StarCraft_II_Heart_of_the_Swarm-FLT/flt-hots.iso
    also tried -t udf

    This was like a week ago, currently I get a different installer error:
    Battle.net requires the Windows Secondary Logon service to be enabled.
    Please click the error code...

    ERror code leads to https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/BLZBNTBTS0000K


    Please, can anyone help?
    It would be great to have this run on Ubuntu as well!

    PS: I am running Ubuntu Raring Ringtail (13.04, if that is significant).



    Thanks!

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    Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    Thank you!! this solved my problem and allowed me to install!
    Now I am able to run the game, but having another issue ("...Starter Edition does not support offline mode" or something like that) so not quite there yet... anyone managed to run the RELOADED release under wine?

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    Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    So I have been playing Starcraft 2 for a while from Ubuntu, but starting yesterday I am receiving this error. Now it could be some ubuntu update, or SC2 update, not sure.
    I have used the web installer to install the game, so there is no ISO that I have to mount. Any idea anybody?


    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesT423 View Post
    I realizez this was from a while ago, but in case anyone else has this problem you have to mount the CD with the "unhide" option. IE, "mount -o loop,unhide /path/to/Hots.iso" You may also have to add uid=<your user id> which you can find by running the command "id" IE, if you see "uid=1003(charles)" then the you would use "mount -o loop,unhide,uid=1003 /path/to/Hots.iso" If you get an error from Wine about not being able to read or find the Installer.exe file, then it's the uid issue.

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