2012 version (marketed as a new game) contains full deck editor, new Archenemy mode and new decks.
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Bought MtG 2012 with Expansion Set from Steam. Game works quite well without crashes (except one, see Possible Problems). Gameplay is a bit laggy even when graphics settings are at minimum possible (GT 8800 on AMD 64 x2 4200).
Playing multiplayer game
Hosting multiplayer game
Expansion set features
Changing game settings during game (screen resolution, fullscreen)
What does not
Game crashes when you are migrated as game host. This means joining to multiplayer game, then host of the multiplayer game quits in the middle of the game and when you are selected as new game host there will be crash. However, playing and hosting multiplayer game works well when all players are connected.
Gameplay is laggy with NVidia GT 8800 512MB on AMD dual core 4200. This is especially problem during multiplayer games. KDE desktop effects are off and game feels as fast on 1024x768 as on 1280x960 so this might be Wine related problem.
Mouse cursor shows desktop mouse pointer and when moving around it shows MtG mouse pointer. Mouse targetting also feels a bit laggy.
What was not tested
Microphone as it won't work at all on Steam applications so I didn't bother to waste time with it.
Game works enough well on Wine to warrant a purchase. Rating as Gold because game crashes when host of the game is migrated.
Game install might need winetricks but I installed this on same Wine installation which contains Steam and Left4Dead so look for these applications for winetrick tips.
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Constant scrolling to the left/right
by rkfg on Wednesday January 2nd 2013, 9:42
So I've solved this. Check if you have /dev/input/js0 file and if you do, unload the joystick module with "sudo rmmod joydev". This file should disappear and game should work flawlessly now. You can blacklist this module if you don't have any gamepad by adding the line "blacklist joydev" (without quotes) to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Problems with Gnome15
by sBlatt on Sunday June 24th 2012, 14:01
Just wanted to tell you: if you have the bug where it feels like something is holding your left arrow key down and you have gnome15 installed, try stopping the desktop service. this helped with versions 2012 and 2013.
Constant Scroll Bug in game
by Derrick Perrine on Monday February 27th 2012, 2:00
So everything loads perfectly from steam and in game, but when i get to the main menu(after the "press start" screen) the menu constantly scrolls to the left until it reaches the exit game tab. I googled for hours and found that the original(2011) had a similar bug. I tried the solution to that which was unplugging keyboard then loading game, then plugging in the keyboard while in-game. Does not work(though it did work for the demo). I even tried doing the same process for the mouse. I feel as though it has something to do with being hosted through the steam app. not sure though. any help would be much appreciated, cuz the game runs great, and i would love to make use of my 10$ :D.
here's some of my specs might help:
Ubuntu 10.04( Lucid )
stopping AI from locking up
by Leod Athas on Tuesday December 27th 2011, 6:49
Apparently the AI in single player mode can wait abnormally long times in random phases of the game. I saw that it was using all 4 of my processors to the max while doing this, so I suspected a race condition of some sort.
Therefore I worked around it by forcing this program to use a single processor by using taskset. By doing the following, the AI response time was back to normal:
taskset -c 0 wine explorer /desktop=steam,1680x1050 "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe"