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Blizzard App

Former Battle.net app


Application Details:

Version: Client
License: Free to use
URL: https://us.battle.net/account/...
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.18-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Blizzard App (US client) Free Download Blizzard App (EU client)

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Everything tested.

What does not

Workarounds

What was not tested

Streaming and Voice Chat features.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

Previous problems with display of HTML content in the client when wine is set to Win 7 or greater have been fixed in wine-staging 2.18.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Oct 04 20172.18-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumPeter Anderson 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 23 20172.17-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumHugo Osvaldo Barrera 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Sep 11 20172.16-stagingYes Yes YesGoldPeter Anderson 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Sep 06 20172.15-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAmosar 
ShowLinux Mint Debian x86_64Aug 17 20172.14Yes Yes YesGoldRichard 

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 Battle.net client dropdowns do not appear until you hover its options STAGED View
37885 Battle.net launcher fails to set permissions on WoW files NEW View
38845 Battle.net launcher shows white screen with WINEPREFIX Windows version > 'Windows XP' and builtin d3dcompiler_47.dll REOPENED View
39069 Battle.net launcher requires multiple click to focus tabs in Openbox NEW View
40857 Battle.net drop-down menus lack border NEW View
40930 Battle.net App: Windows versions higher than XP draw GTK decorations 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 Battle.net: invisible window elements with Win7+ mode UNCONFIRMED View
42865 Battle.net: Crash on starting the application NEW View
42874 Battle.net 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

Installation

Blizzard App 1.8.6

Wine Staging 2.16

Ensure that your system has 32-bit libraries for libldap and gnutls installed (lib32-libldap lib32-gnutls on Arch, but names may vary on other distros)

Clean Wine 32 or 64-bit prefix
Windows Version set to Windows 2008-rc2 using winecfg

Install ie8 (winetricks ie8)

Install corefonts with winetricks (winetricks corefonts) or:

Install Core TTF Fonts from Microsoft (prevents a crash dialogue from repeatedly appearing on some systems)
Arch: aur/ttf-ms-fonts

Debian/Ubuntu: contrib/ttf-mscorefonts-installer

openSUSE: fetchmsttfonts


Troubleshooting

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

Comments

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Games need Win 7 or newer - Chat doesn't work with Win 7 or newer
by Storm Engineer on Monday October 16th 2017, 12:39
So everything worked perfect with the 2008 preset until Blizz dropped 2008 support. Now for example SC2 refuses to start unless version is set to Win 7 or newer.

BUT... With Win 7 or newer, News and Chat doesn't work (Battle.net Helper.exe crashed). And I have Staging 2.18, corefonts installed and 32 bit packages installed.

Any workaround for this? Can I have wine run 2008 preset but report Win 7 towards programs to fool the system check maybe?
Blizzard app crashed while having unread messages
by mioc on Wednesday October 4th 2017, 8:33
I found the problem for my previous not working battle net app. Everytime I have unread messages the app starts and the notification for messages closes the launcher...

Any ideas how to solve this?
RE: Blizzard app crashed while having unread messages
by Dox on Thursday October 5th 2017, 9:59
Could you try the following, and report back:

1) Settings > Sound & Notifications: Disable "Enable Sound".

If that doesn't work, try this:

2) Settings > General: Disable "Use browser hardware acceleration when available"

And please, let me know if this works.
RE: Blizzard app crashed while having unread messages
by mioc on Thursday October 5th 2017, 10:59
1. The launcher closes immediately so no time for changing. I tried disabling all sounds (set to false) in the blizz config but it didn´t solve anything

2. HW acceleration was already disabled.

This started a few versions before.
Platinum and HTML content
by Tod Jackson on Tuesday October 3rd 2017, 15:26
Hey, is this really Platinum? I just installed on a fresh 64-bit prefix and the login is still not 100% (mentions cookies disabled), What's New is blank, and there are no embedded videos/news due to Gecko deficiency. (winetricks ie8 would fix it, but isn't available on 64-bit prefix). I wonder how the reviewer fixed this.

Is this still an issue for anyone else? I've been waiting for wine-staging 2.18 to try before I file a bug. ;-)
RE: Platinum and HTML content
by Tod Jackson on Tuesday October 3rd 2017, 15:34
Oh, winetricks ie8 does work on 64-bit prefix, despite what IE itself says. Nevermind, sorry!
RE: Platinum and HTML content
by mioc on Thursday October 5th 2017, 11:52
This is all somewhat strange... I reinstalled using a 32 bit prefix. Now the launcher works fine but I have to set Win XP for viewing news. This should be fixed with 2.18-staging but it isn´t.

by Alberto on Tuesday October 3rd 2017, 10:09
I hope anxiously wine-staging 2.18 in my repo if is how you say (feed and images loading).

By now, wine-staging 2.17 works at least to launch games (WoW) from the app without the use of wine-overwatch 2.14.

Thanks for your report.
RE:
by Alberto on Tuesday October 3rd 2017, 10:11
This is to reply @Peter Anderson at post: appdb.winehq.org/commentview.php?iAppId=15365&iVersionId=28855&iThreadId=101074

Sorry for New Coment instead of Reply.
no friends list
by diego on Thursday September 28th 2017, 15:57
hello, i do not know but the friends list does not work. Why?
Crash with newest blizz app v9397
by mioc on Sunday September 24th 2017, 4:41
Hi!

After updating to latest version the client starts but after a few seconds it crashes everytime. I have to be quick and click on play in order to run any game. Tried several wine versions, win xp, 10 ...

Before the update all worked flawlessly. Any else experiencing this?
RE: Crash with newest blizz app v9397
by Alberto on Monday September 25th 2017, 4:13
Yes, is the reason for use wine-2.14-overwatch to play WoW.
RE: Crash with newest blizz app v9397
by mioc on Sunday October 1st 2017, 10:36
Didn´t change anything, now it works again. The blizz app is really annoying...
The battlenet Client doesn't show the inbuilt browser images, movies etc...
by pk on Thursday September 14th 2017, 10:24
Hi!

Now after setting up a fresh wine bottle with the 2.16 staging (tried other verions) 32bit and exactly like the instructions above - I still get two annoying bugs which maybe related or not:

- everytime I launch the client the SystemSurvey.exe crashes but seems to have no effect on starting the Battlent App

The crash windows holds no information: "Waiting for detailed information, please wait..." never finishes.
Using playonlinux I can get a debug information:
p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib32/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib32/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so

- also the battlenet client window works for starting the games but doesn't show the inbuilt browser news anymore, just shows a spinning wheel forever.

Any ideas how to fix this? (Also I tried with all different windows version set in wine (XP up to W10).

thx, p.
RE: The battlenet Client doesn't show the inbuilt browser images, movies etc...
by Peter Anderson on Monday September 18th 2017, 8:29
Hi

The system survey crash happens when the MS corefonts aren't correctly installed. Make sure they are installed for the correct WINEPREFIX that the app is running in. e.g.

WINEPREFIX=/home/username/myblizzardapp winetricks corefonts

The policykit error can be caused by not having a policykit running, or sometimes two different policykits are installed and trying to run on the system. Are you using LXDE by any chance? Sometimes unticking the LXDE policykit in startup options under LXDE default applications on the start menu solves this.
RE: The battlenet Client doesn't show the inbuilt browser images, movies etc...
by pk on Monday September 18th 2017, 14:54
Thx a lot for your help.

Corefonts are installed on arch here...

Using the command to install them into the WINEPRFIX doesn't work - "no absolute path", well I will have to recreate the folder structure of my system for that - can't do it right now.

The polkit seems to be correctly installed, do I need the 32bit or the 64bit or both (on a 64bit system)?

Using playonlinux doesn't work anymore cause of all the python updates...

Meh,. :-(
p.
RE: The battlenet Client doesn't show the inbuilt browser images, movies etc...
by Peter Anderson on Monday September 18th 2017, 8:33
Sorry, forgot to answer one of the points in your post. To get the web content displaying correctly:

Exit the app
Set windows version to XP using winecfg
Run the app and log in.
Now exit again and set win version to any version >= win 7
Next time you run the app the web content should be displayed properly.
RE: The battlenet Client doesn't show the inbuilt browser images, movies etc...
by Alberto on Monday September 18th 2017, 13:17
Yes, this works.

But is a pain to do everyday.

In other hand, in October 1st (if I remember good) Blizzard delete XP version to run Blizzard (or Battle.net again in a nearly future) Launcher. The major problem is this.

If we can't change to XP to do the workaround to see web elements, we are dammned.

Regards and thank you to share the workaround.
RE: The battlenet Client doesn't show the inbuilt browser images, movies etc...
by pk on Monday September 18th 2017, 14:48
That's sad...
RE: The battlenet Client doesn't show the inbuilt browser images, movies etc...
by Peter Anderson on Tuesday October 3rd 2017, 10:02
Apparently, this will be fixed in wine-staging 2.18, due out shortly. Images ect. should load correctly in Win7 + mode.
RE: The battlenet Client doesn't show the inbuilt browser images, movies etc...
by Alberto on Friday October 6th 2017, 14:09
Amazing!!

With wine-staging 2.18 all feed works, images and videos in all tabs!
Battle.net Helper.exe crash
by Jen on Wednesday July 12th 2017, 11:03
So I'm using wine-staging 2.12, and Battle.net Helper.exe is crashing constantly. (I'm set to Windows 7.) I've got the overrides needed, and corefonts is installed. Any ideas? pastebin.com/1fsKmCAQ
RE: Battle.net Helper.exe crash
by Jen on Friday July 14th 2017, 14:47
So Battle.net works fine in a 32-bit prefix, but Battle.net Helper.exe crashes for me when in a 64-bit. Anyone have any ideas? (Same error as previous message.) Assuming something isn't installed in the 64-bit one that is in the 32-bit?
RE: Battle.net Helper.exe crash
by Jen on Friday July 14th 2017, 14:55
ETA: completely clean 64-bit prefix, and it works. Go figure. (Aside from the aforementioned oddities with html.)
I thought it would
by Siren Watcher on Saturday July 8th 2017, 3:39
But it hasnt for me. Under what you said, I deleted the application data seeming as it was working for you but not for me.

This didn't fix it. So, its still bugged for me.
Blizzard App Fails to Recognize Password Upon Switching Regions
by Siren Watcher on Friday June 30th 2017, 11:26
Specs: Wine 2.4 Staging [Win 7]
Issue: Blizzard App Fails to Recognize Password Upon Switching Regions. The default "password" area isn't recognised when typed into. There is an override in place for US logins but not for EU logins.
Images: [with override under US] imgur.com/zZHUtPN [failing to override for EU] imgur.com/h6z3IWQ

Tried fixes:
> Changing the Launcher.db codes for both WoW and Blizz App to enEU from enUS to see if the override is just for the defaulted region. Does load the launcher by default as "europe", though still does not give the override.
> Typing in the password like 100 times to see if the override was something that proc'd from failed attempts on US. Hasn't worked.

When occured:
The Blizzard App ran an update about a week or so ago, it bugged out around this time. It threw all users of the application "out" of being signed in. Both on US and EU after the update. Upon signing back in I received this error, I assume from a GUI override update. A new game has been introduced to the application, which is not directly linked to Blizzard Entertainment, so I assume the integration of the new Destiny PC players accounts, put an issue in the coding for Wine under EU?

Currently, using the Blizzard App on US works fine. Though after a week of trying, waiting to see if it just fixed itself, I still cannot use it to sign into the EU interface.

I can still sign onto my EU WoW account through the US interface. So there is no rush, its just a minor hindrance. Does not affect gameplay of any of Blizzard's games. Just stops me talking to my EU friends when I am signed onto US WoW.
RE: Blizzard App Fails to Recognize Password Upon Switching Regions
by jarao on Monday July 3rd 2017, 15:37
I experienced this problem a week or two ago, exactly as you described it but now I checked and it all works fine.
Even when the system is set to windows 10, even the blizzard news work.
RE: Blizzard App Fails to Recognize Password Upon Switching Regions
by Siren Watcher on Saturday July 8th 2017, 4:05
I thought it would fix in a bit, but it hasnt for me.

Under what you said, I deleted the application data seeming as it was working for you but not for me.

This didn't fix it. So, its still bugged for me.
Hearthstone crashes after launching
by Nikita on Monday June 19th 2017, 16:44
After Launching HS it crashes. BTW when I set win 7 in winecfg the battle net app doesnt launch.Only works with windows xp.
Pulling My Hair Out
by CiciBean on Thursday June 15th 2017, 21:13
I'm running ParrotSec OS (I have no choice right now) but I can run a lot of Debian based programs and I've installed the latest Wine but every time I click on the Blizzard App it will pull up the little blue box stating that it's "Starting the Blizzard App" but then it goes away and I got nothing. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong or how to fix it.
A fix for login form being non-graphical
by moxian on Wednesday June 14th 2017, 12:16
I managed to fix the login form being non-fancy by installing internet explorer (by running `winetricks ie8`).

I still, however, cannot see patch notes, update, "breaking news" and other type of "cards", once the app opens - I have two small white rectangles instead. That said, this problem can definitely be fixed, as it worked fine before I updated wine and purged my wine prefix, breaking my setup :P
RE: A fix for login form being non-graphical
by AdamTheGrump on Wednesday June 14th 2017, 12:22
Good call on ie8, I'll do some testing with that.

I have had luck with the News/Patch cards by using "winetricks dotnet40", then setting windows version back to 7. This appears to work from my testing yesterday but I haven't added it to the installation guide yet. Wanted to mess around a bit more. Maybe a different .NET version won't require a weird version hack?
RE: A fix for login form being non-graphical
by moxian on Wednesday June 14th 2017, 12:40
I've just found out that *reinstalling* ie8 with `winetricks --force ie8` after it is already present fixes the cards for me.

I can confirm that using `winetricks dotnet40` fixes the cards. For me it *also* fixes the login screen in the absence of ie8.

For reference: wine-2.9 (or 2.1 - both work), staging (doesn't work with vanilla for me), 64-bit prefix, gentoo.
RE: A fix for login form being non-graphical
by AdamTheGrump on Wednesday June 14th 2017, 12:43
Weird, dotnet40 definitely doesn't fix the login screen for me on wine-2.9 staging, 32 bit or 64 bit. Do either of these fix the Shop for you?
RE: A fix for login form being non-graphical
by moxian on Wednesday June 14th 2017, 13:39
> Do either of these fix the Shop for you?

dotnet40 does not fix. Force-installing ie8 fixes it. I haven't tried actually buying anything, but navigation certainly works just fine.

In case the issue lies within winetricks (ie8 installation being different or something):

$ winetricks --version
20170517 - sha256sum: 0461b25e833fd242b65addc72a5195c0047d3aaa91136b768d37102acb829a8e
RE: A fix for login form being non-graphical
by François Warnet on Tuesday June 27th 2017, 21:29
Thanks! This fix is needed to play Diablo III without Rise of the Necromancer, as you need to close a splash screen that does not show unless HTML is rendered properly.
Operating systems
by Nate Clark on Saturday May 27th 2017, 7:02
This only works when i use the windows xp setting witch is fine but blizzard is starting not to support win xp plz make it compatible wine win 10
setting plz. (I can't play "overwatch" of because of that)
RE: Operating systems
by kolAflash on Sunday June 4th 2017, 13:21
RE: Operating systems
by AdamTheGrump on Sunday June 11th 2017, 12:52
See my latest test results and installation information to see if this helps you get the Blizzard app with Windows 7 specified, although I can't promise good results with Overwatch, I haven't gotten to debugging a 64-bit prefix which Overwatch requires.
News/Updates/shop not showing up
by mioc on Saturday May 27th 2017, 2:46
With latest blizzard app patches I can´t see patch notes and news anymore. The shop doesn´t load properly. Tried with and without acceleration and so on. No dll overrides used, games just run fine
failing to run in other version than win xp
by asembus on Friday May 26th 2017, 21:01
using ubuntu 16.04 and wine 2.9 and 64 prefix (im sure it wont count as battle net is 32 bit app CMIIW)
get this error when running on every version except win xp

fixme:winhttp:get_system_proxy_autoconfig_url no support on this platform
fixme:winhttp:WinHttpDetectAutoProxyConfigUrl discovery via DHCP not supported
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 77 STUB
fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 77 STUB
err:wininet:open_http_connection create_netconn failed: 12029
RE: failing to run in other version than win xp
by Nate Clark on Saturday May 27th 2017, 10:12
Same here except my Operating system is Opensuse 42.2
Maybe not the same error code though.
RE: failing to run in other version than win xp
by kolAflash on Sunday June 4th 2017, 13:18
Blizzard App installs correctly, but login is broken
by pyr0man99 on Thursday May 25th 2017, 14:39
I was able to get the Blizzard App to install correctly following this guide, but I cannot get past the login prompt. The prompt asks for username and password, but does not have a login button. I've tried pressing ENTER after entering my information and nothing happens. I've also tried TAB+ENTER to find and press an invisible button but that hasn't worked either. Pressing the "Continue without logging in" button takes me to the game selection screen, but I am unable to login using the "Go online" button. Anyone else encounter this?

System Details:
Linux Mint 18
Wine 2.8
RE: Blizzard App installs correctly, but login is broken
by pyr0man99 on Tuesday May 30th 2017, 19:03
Issue resolved by forcing wine to run in 32 bit mode (set WINEARCH to win32 and reinstall)
impending release issues
by AdamTheGrump on Wednesday May 24th 2017, 1:08
The Blizzard app claims that windows XP will not be supported soon, which to me means they have intentions of breaking something. Does anyone have success running this in a more recent Windows version setting?
RE: impending release issues
by Zeke Sonxx on Wednesday May 24th 2017, 12:35
The Battle.net launcher works fine when setting Wine to a newer Windows version.
RE: impending release issues
by kolAflash on Wednesday May 24th 2017, 13:44
No success running the Blizzard App after setting Wine to "Windows 7".

What happened:
1. Loading bar shows up
2. Crash before login window opens
RE: impending release issues
by kolAflash on Wednesday May 24th 2017, 14:44
Successfully ran the Blizzard App on a 32-Bit and 64-Bit Wine, while version was set to "Windows 7". Used this Wine-Staging build on a openSUSE 42.2 (x86_64) system:
download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/x86_64/wine-staging-2.8-665.1.x86_64.rpm
download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/x86_64/wine-staging-32bit-2.8-665.1.x86_64.rpm

Only problem: There where two "E-Mail" and two "Password" fields in the login window and I had to enter my login data in the lower ones.
RE: impending release issues
by Pacane on Friday June 2nd 2017, 14:25
Have you successfully run any game though?
RE: impending release issues
by kolAflash on Sunday June 4th 2017, 13:18
Yes, everything works fine! (campaign, multiplayer)
RE: impending release issues
by Marc Grondin on Sunday June 4th 2017, 14:15
Confirmed working on funtoo with wine 2.3 after enabling the staging USE flag. Only tested 32-bit profile.
RE: impending release issues
by kolAflash on Monday June 5th 2017, 7:56
I guess it's running with Wine-Staging because of this patches.
(I wasn't able to do exact tests until now)

dev.wine-staging.com/patches/99/

dev.wine-staging.com/patches/103/

dev.wine-staging.com/patches/104/

dev.wine-staging.com/patches/107/
RE: impending release issues
by Alberto on Monday June 5th 2017, 4:35
With wine staging 2.9 (CSMT on, of course) and version set to "Windows 7" on openSUSE 42.2 (x86_64) runs OK.

Only 2 errors.

1 - Two e-mail and passwords fields. Only type in the lower ones and uncheking (every day) the "no close session" option.

2 - Don't feed anything in Games panels (other tabs as Shop and News works OK). I can't see players on games nor Frame of news or eventually frames of warnings of problems or semanal maintenances. In SC and OW not appear the buttons Try free.

The point what bothers me the most is the second Point. The first point is annoying but passable.
RE: impending release issues
by Alberto on Monday June 5th 2017, 5:01
This is for correct myself. In tabs Shop and News I only see text. 0 images.
Installer hangs on
by Thomas Woltjer on Monday May 8th 2017, 21:20
Running wine 2.6 on Manjaro, I've been following the directions on the page. After setting the prefix to Windows XP, and installing ttf-ms-corefonts and vcrun2015, I ran the installer. It seems to work well until the progress bar is half-full, and the text reads "Updating Blizzard Agent..." The console from which I launched the installer reads "fixme:wininet:InternetSetOptionW Option 77 STUB." Has anyone else had this problem?
Created account just to say thanks!
by Mike on Friday April 28th 2017, 7:54
Yep, this was an issue for me as well, and yep, have it solved.

Now it runs well, however it literally takes AGES to start up (almost 10 minutes from $wine Battle.net Launcher.exe to the logged-in & working program.)
RE: Created account just to say thanks!
by Mike on Friday April 28th 2017, 8:04
intended to be the comment in the "archlinux now works" thread.
RE: Created account just to say thanks!
by Mike on Friday April 28th 2017, 8:51
Also if somebody else would not be patient enough, update to the games themselves sure take a while to initialize on wine-2.6; it took the launcher about solid 20 minutes to switch from "waiting.." to "initializing" and installing the patches. Not sure what it does when its "waiting" though.
RE: Created account just to say thanks!
by Svitozar Cherepii on Friday April 28th 2017, 10:24
I think something is missing if that takes that long.

I remember that launching Battle.net took 2 minutes for me year ago, then they updated it with new Qt and that fixed it.

Also remember that updating was stuck for me on Waiting if I didn't install vcrun2015, doing so fixed it.

Try winetricks vcrun2015 or disabling browser acceleration in settings if you have not tried it already.

Also consider starting from fresh WINEPREFIX and installing it with new Blizzard App installer if that was not the case.
RE: Created account just to say thanks!
by Mike on Friday April 28th 2017, 18:42
Just tested this on the similiar computer with same wow/bnet version and same OS version etc etc.

Took much faster to start, yet at the moment its stuck at "Waiting" pre-update, which I hope would pass at some point and update would apply itself. :-S
RE: Created account just to say thanks!
by Svitozar Cherepii on Friday April 28th 2017, 10:26
Also if you have VPN, Tor or other network shenanigans setup that explains why it takes so long.
RE: Created account just to say thanks!
by Mike on Friday April 28th 2017, 18:41
Nope, not using any of those.
Hearthstone crashes on launch
by Jay Patel on Wednesday April 26th 2017, 21:42
Unhandled Exception:
System.BadImageFormatException: Could not resolve field token 0x04000032
File name: 'LocationAPI'
fixme:ntdll:EtwEventUnregister (deadbeef) stub.

I get this error when I launch Hearthstone, and it crashes as few seconds in to loading screen.
I am using wine 2.6 and ubuntu.
RE: Hearthstone crashes on launch
by Svitozar Cherepii on Thursday April 27th 2017, 3:35
RE: Hearthstone crashes on launch
by Ryan on Saturday April 29th 2017, 12:07
Having the same issue using 2.5 staging I have been playing HS mostly on my iPad the last week but I know I played on my PC sometime last week. Was there a patch in the interim?
RE: Hearthstone crashes on launch
by Jay Patel on Saturday April 29th 2017, 12:23
The link has solution
Correction: It does work under archlinux
by GutoAndreollo on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 11:00
Since editing is not possible:

I take that back, It does work correctly under archlinux with the provided instructions. Make sure you have your 32-bit drivers installer correctly, and in versions matching your standard 64-bit ones. (Thanks, Svitozar!)
RE: Correction: It does work under archlinux
by Svitozar Cherepii on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 11:05
Happy that you got it working, have a good time :)
Does not work on ArchLinux at this time
by GutoAndreollo on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 6:13
(submitting as a comment instead of a new review as suggested by the mod, even though the last arch review is 4+ months old, for a different version of wine and of the product itself)

Tested on ArchLinux 2017-04-25, with wine 2.6-1 (and 2.6-1-staging, as well, to the same effect).
Installer version is 1.13.0.2685, timestamped 2017-03-21 23:29:03 (US version). Tested the EU version, had the same results, too.

- Installer launches, but does not complete, complaining it's unable to launch the Blizzard Update Agent, stopping with error BLZBNTBTS0000005C.
- Copying the installed product from a working windows install (updated as of 2017-04-25) does bring up the login screen at first, and does seem to take a login (it shows denied if wrong password, hides itself for a correct one). It does bring up a tray icon in following invocations, but crashes short of showing any GUI. The "echo trick" also didn't produce any results.a

Tested:
- Tested with multiple brand new prefixes 32- and 64-bit, to no avail
- Tested in existing prefixes that already run Diablo III and World of Warcraft correctly, also to no avail
- Tested all the different winetricks and suggestions from all the previous wine 2.x GOLD and PLATINUM approvals, with no success either.
- Brought up a brand new arch VM, spinning up only the mininum required packages (working XFCE and wine), also to the same results.
RE: Does not work on ArchLinux at this time
by Svitozar Cherepii on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 7:13
I'm running Arch Linux too and using Blizzard App with success, but can retest if updated installer does not work (version I installed matches with new one from now but sha1sum does not).

Can you try doing exactly what "Troubleshooting" and "Installation" guides say (nothing extra) on fresh 32-bit WINEPREFIX before trying to install please?

I will write it down for you:

Install lib32-libldap and lib32-gnutls

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
RE: Does not work on ArchLinux at this time
by Svitozar Cherepii on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 7:14
Do above with Wine Staging installed.
RE: Does not work on ArchLinux at this time
by GutoAndreollo on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 7:50
I did the repro, the full output is in gist.github.com/gutoandreollo/2699cd45dc11b8b523b3e4a019771a63

Trying to run my copied bnet install with this bottle didn't really yield any different results.

I actually did it with 2.6 (not staging) before I saw this comment, but still to the same results. I wonder if I've got any specific package that you don't, or vice-versa, that's changing it? Also, I've got 2FA setup on my Blizzard account, but I never got to the point in the app where it asks me for the verification. Do you?
RE: Does not work on ArchLinux at this time
by GutoAndreollo on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 9:10
Edit: I re-ran the whole setup on a brand new (again) virtual machine with archlinux, and did get it to work. It took a hell of a long time from the moment the account/password fields appeared up until the signin buttons were actually available, though (5+ minutes).

For reference, from the base install plus the minimum required to run wine and xfce (+deps), you'll also need: lib32-mpg123 lib32-alsa-lib alsa-lib mpg123 pulseaudio

From pacstrap onwards, I've got:
grub
openssh rsync
xorg
xfce4
gdm
wine wine_gecko wine-mono winetricks
lib32-libldap lib32-gnutls
pulseaudio
lib32-alsa-lib alsa-lib
lib32-mpg123 mpg123

Now on to figure out what do I have extra that my VM doesn't, that's breaking mine.. :/
RE: Does not work on ArchLinux at this time
by Svitozar Cherepii on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:00
> X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)
> Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
> Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (X_GLXCreateContext)
> Value in failed request: 0x0
> Serial number of failed request: 155
> Current serial number in output stream: 156

Are you sure you have 32-bit versions of your video drivers installed?

wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Wine#Graphics_drivers
wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg#Driver_installation
RE: Does not work on ArchLinux at this time
by GutoAndreollo on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:41
That's the main difference between my VM and my actual machine (GTX 970). I'm rebuilding the whole host of lib32-nvidia* now to make sure they're all in working order.
RE: Does not work on ArchLinux at this time
by GutoAndreollo on Tuesday April 25th 2017, 10:58
Yup, that's the issue right there.

I'm using nvidia-beta (381) for the standard drivers, but the lib32 ones were still on mainline ones (378).
Can't login
by shawn on Monday April 24th 2017, 5:56
Since the last outage (battle.net authentication servers) I can't login to the battle.net app. When I start the launcher (Launcher.exe) I get the login box, but after entering my credentials, nothing happens. No authenticator prompt, no nothing. If I click on the gear icon, I can select "Continue without logging in" and get past it (though I have to click a bunch of times to get that to come up). From there I can run / update WoW without any issues.

I'm currently running in XP mode. Changing to Win7 / Win2008 had no effect (7 didn't show anything at all, no login, etc).
RE: Can't login
by Svitozar Cherepii on Wednesday April 26th 2017, 8:13
I remember having same problem with Wine 2.5 (regular one).
I haven't solved it, therefore went back to Wine Staging 2.4, then updated
straight to Wine Staging 2.6, both of which were working fine for me.
Yesterday GutoAndreollo confirmed that Wine 2.6 works too.

Can you try to reinstall Blizzard App with new installer and new version
(Wine 2.6 or Wine Staging 2.6) and report back?

I recommend starting with Wine Staging 2.6, then go back to Wine 2.6 if you
prefer regular Wine for your own reasons.

Here is Installation Guide before proceeding with install:
appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=28855#viewHowTo

I copied instructions for Wine Staging from there for you:
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
RE: Can't login
by shawn on Wednesday April 26th 2017, 17:23
With staging 2.6 the Battle.net application won't even run or display. Also winetricks vcrun2015 produced the following

Unknown arg vcrun2015
Usage: /usr/bin/winetricks [options] [command|verb|path-to-verb] ...
Executes given verbs. Each verb installs an application or changes a setting.
RE: Can't login
by Svitozar Cherepii on Wednesday April 26th 2017, 18:16
I suggest getting latest version of winetricks.
RE: Can't login
by shawn on Wednesday April 26th 2017, 19:44
I have the latest version -- unless apt-get install winetricks isn't the correct way to get it
RE: Can't login
by Svitozar Cherepii on Thursday April 27th 2017, 2:49
Unfortunately for you Debian 7 (Wheezy) and 8 (Jessie) (and other OS's based on these) do ship ancient Winetricks versions.
I didn't know this because I don't use Debian, so don't blame me not having instructions for everything yet.

You can get new version as described on Wiki here:

wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks#Getting_winetricks
RE: Can't login
by shawn on Thursday April 27th 2017, 5:11
Not a problem. I've downloaded and executed it

./winetricks vcrun2015
vcrun2015 already installed, skipping

the Battle.net app still does not load. when I watch the process list in another terminal the battle.net application goes to defunct almost immediately.
RE: Can't login
by Svitozar Cherepii on Thursday April 27th 2017, 5:27
Can you backup your current WINEPREFIX:

mv ~/.wine ~/.wine-bak

Create new 32-bit WINEPREFIX:

env WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

Set windows version to Windows XP there, then do (with new winetricks):

winetricks vcrun2015

Download new Blizzard App installer:

us.battle.net/account/download/index.xml?show=bnetapp#bnetapp

Then launch it from terminal:

wine Battle.net-Setup.exe

Should work fine, but if not you would have debug information logged in terminal window so you can copy it to

paste.fedoraproject.org/

And then give me resulting link so I can see what has gone wrong.
RE: Can't login
by shawn on Thursday April 27th 2017, 17:04
That worked for me! I am now able to run the battle.net application without any issues under 2.6 staging. However, since it's running 32 bit, it wants to run WoW as a 32bit application instead of 64 bit. Even If I run Battle.net with wine64, it still passes a 32bit flag to wow
RE: Can't login
by Svitozar Cherepii on Friday April 28th 2017, 4:47
Happy for you :)

If you want to try running 64-bit games you need to create 64-bit WINEPREFIX since you can't convert 32-bit one to 64-bit and vice versa.

To backup your WINEPREFIX again:

mv ~/.wine ~/.wine-32-bak

Create 64-bit WINEPREFIX (Wine creates it 64-bit by default if WINEARCH not set to win32):

winecfg

Set Windows version to XP, then:

./winetricks vcrun2015

Install Blizzard App again:

wine Battle.net-Setup.exe
Performance since version 1.7.1.8423
by Jose on Tuesday February 28th 2017, 11:38
A few days ago Blizzard rolled an update for the Battle.net launcher, version 1.7.1.8423.

I installed the required update and ever since then i have been experiencing performance issues. The client seems heavy now, and every game I run with it is even heavier to handle, making it impossible to play comfortably (even HS has minor lag issues, not to mention Heroes of the Storm or Diablo 3, which I can run but not play smoothly with a group of people) . Unfortunately we don't have the option to use an older version of the launcher,

Anyone has noted this issue now or in the past? Does someone have a workaround maybe in the form of some library override?

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 in a Intel i7 8x 2.5GHz with 8Gb RAM and 1Gb Graphic card running from a SSD Disk. It is a laptop but a decent one and i have not suffered performance issues in the past within this system.

Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Thanks :)
RE: Performance since version 1.7.1.8423
by AdamTheGrump on Tuesday April 18th 2017, 12:22
Experiencing a similar issue, although starting Hearthstone is not "minor lag" for me, it burns at 100% on all cores and is extremely sluggish. It was working fine a week ago but because I was trying to debug other games, I did a fresh WINEPREFIX, reinstalled the latest Blizzard app, and now it's completely awful. I have now cleared out the WINEPREFIX multiple times and followed the installation steps but no dice.

I wonder if this has something to do with us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20753178086
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