Install the StarCraft II game on Linux with the help of Winepak

StarCraft II

StarCraft II is a military sci-fi real-time strategy game, this is a video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment an American studio and it's the StarCraft sequence.

StarCraft II was designed to be released in trilogy form, the first chapters Wings of Liberty, who have been released, and Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void of which each of them is focusing on one race each.

Set in the XNUMXth century in the distant Koprulu Sector, the game revolves around three species: the Terran, humans exiled from Earth; the zerg, a species of life forms that assimilate others organized in swarms; and the Protoss, a technologically advanced race with psionic powers.

Starcraft II history

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty begins four years after the end of Brood War and tells the fate of the three races that inhabit the StarCraft universe. Now Jim Raynor is a rebel who fights against Arcturus Mengsk to end his tyranny and dominance.

The story begins when Jim Raynor is sitting in a bar and Tychus Findlay arrives. He tells you that he has come to do business about some Xel'Naga artifacts. Later, the Zerg attack Mar Sara, and other worlds after not being in war for a long time, Jim raynor escapes on his Hyperion ship along with a piece of the Xel'Naga Artifact.

He then continues to collect artifacts on Xel'Naga planets while fighting Mengsk and the Dominion, but a lot of unexpected things happen.

En Starcraft II there are only two resources: ore and vespene gas. There is also rich mineral and rich vespene gas, but there is also one more resource that only appears in the campaign, which is terracino.


In StarCraft II, the main resource is ore, which allows you to create structures and units. The basis of a good strategy lies in optimal mineral extraction. The new installment adds yellow mineral deposits (compared to the classic blue ones). The difference is that their extraction is faster, but they are in a more vulnerable position to enemy attacks.

Vespene gas

This gas is found in geysers near mineral fields (2 for each field). To catch it, a special structure capable of refining that gas must be established on it, which can be the Terran Refinery, the Zerg Extractor or the Protoss Assimilator. Vespene gas is used to make more advanced units and for upgrades.

How to install StarCraft II on Linux with the help of Winepak?

StarCraft II Linux

Si you want to install this game on linux, We can do it quite simply with the help of Flatpak technology.

With the support of this and the new Winepak file formats we will be able to enjoy this wonderful game without having to resort to a traditional method of installing and configuring Wine on our systems.

To perform the installation we must have the support for Flatpak technology in our systems.

Now We must open a terminal and execute the following command on our systems:

flatpak install winepak com.blizzard.StarCraft2

This process will take a while, since you have to download the package which, if it has a considerable weight, so you can take a few minutes to download and install this package.

At the end of the download and installation of the StarCraft II Winepak, we can proceed to launch the game looking for its shortcut in our application menu.

In case you can't find access, you can run the game from the terminal with the following command:

flatpak run com.blizzard.StarCraft2

The first time you run the game, some details of Wine will be configured, as well as the game, so if it requires your attention, you must follow the instructions indicated on the screen.

At the end of this process, you will be able to start enjoying this great game on your system and later be able to run it without running the setup wizard.


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  1.   Michael Mayol said

    Thanks for the article, but
    What a joy and what a disappointment gives ERROR of obsolete video drivers in wine with the pre-configuration that should be prepared to avoid these failures. has worked for me sometimes in wine but then an update comes and stops going.

    I thought that a flatpack would not only be well configured for the most common video drivers, free and proprietary Intel AMD and Nvidia - in my case Nvidia non free in Manjaro - but that it would update the tricks when was updated, but I experience that neither with those.

    A Pity.

    And it was this game that made me buy an MS WOS 10 pro license for € 10 after being a virgin of MS since XP, so double penalty,