Blizzard App

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Application Details:

Version: Client
License: Free to use
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.12-staging

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

  • Installation in a 64-Bit Prefix
  • Windows version has been to Windows X
  • Entering the shop
  • Reading news
  • Logging in with user name and password
  • Using additional Authentication codes using hardware authenticator.
  • Installing and launching World of Warcraft
  • Installing Hearthstone
  • Changing online status from Online to AFK.

What does not

  • Everything seems to work


What was not tested

  • Launching Hearthstone
  • Watching news videos inside the Blizzard Application

Additional Comments

00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini [Radeon HD 8330]
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)
selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Jun 20 20172.12-stagingYes Yes GoldMaik Wagner 
ShowFedora 25 x86_64Jun 27 20172.10-stagingYes Yes GoldJeremy 
ShowManjaro LinuxJun 11 20172.9-stagingYes Yes SilverAdamTheGrump 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 8.x "Jessie" x86_64May 06 20172.7Yes Yes GoldEmily Banc 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 25 20172.6Yes Yes GoldGutoAndreollo 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32342 Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit' or 'Blink' web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) STAGED View
33943 client dropdowns do not appear until you hover its options STAGED View
37885 launcher fails to set permissions on WoW files NEW View
38845 launcher shows white screen with WINEPREFIX Windows version > 'Windows XP' and builtin d3dcompiler_47.dll REOPENED View
39069 launcher requires multiple click to focus tabs in Openbox NEW View
40857 drop-down menus lack border NEW View
40930 App: Windows versions higher than XP draw GTK decorations UNCONFIRMED View
40931 Shop not working on Win7+ UNCONFIRMED View
41054 Multiple applications fail to start when MSVCP140 is set to native (Battle.Net, Photoshop CC 2015.5) RESOLVED FIXED View
41547 Can't open battlenet NEEDINFO View
42000 invisible window elements with Win7+ mode UNCONFIRMED View
42865 Crash on starting the application UNCONFIRMED View
42874 App is unable to update games UNCONFIRMED View
43349 Blizzard App Fails to Recognize Password Upon Switching Regions UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


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Leaving the instructions below these for those that it helps, but recent updates have caused major issues with regards to and support for Windows XP. However, the following allows to start and login. This combination of versions also seems to have support for the dropdown menus, no longer are they hidden.

  • Wine Staging 2.9-1 [Arch Linux repo version as of 6/11/17]
  • Clean Wine 32-bit prefix
  • Windows Version set to Windows 7
  • install corefonts with winetricks or otherwise
  • vcruntime140 set to (native) from winecfg

Note that the login buttons do not work properly, but there is an HTML-looking form below the normal form. It functions for both the actual login and the authenticator code, but it seems that you must manually enter the authentication code (Hitting approve on device does not properly trigger).

Tested with both Hearthstone and Starcraft 2 multiplayer. Had to add "-force-d3d9" for Hearthstone. Starcraft 2 settings all set to Medium, Portraits set to 2D to reduce lag.

Previous instructions before Blizzard discontinued support for Windows XP:

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For Wine Development release 2.3 and later

  • Change Windows Version to Windows XP

    • Open Wine configuration (winecfg) and change setting at the bottom

  • Install Core TTF Fonts from Microsoft (needed to see web elements)

  • Install Visual C++ 2015 libraries (needed to update games)

    • winetricks vcrun2015

For Wine Staging release 2.3 and later

  • Change Windows Version to Windows XP

    • Open Wine configuration (winecfg) and change setting at the bottom

  • Install Visual C++ 2015 libraries (needed to update games)

    • winetricks vcrun2015


Blizzard App icon keeps spinning forever, can't login

  • Click the little gear in top right, move mouse down to click "Settings"
  • Go to "Advanced" tab and check "Disable browser acceleration"

Installer does not work on Arch Linux x86_64

  • Install lib32-libldap and lib32-gnutls


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