Steam Release

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.5-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation through Steam

What does not

Launching the game


What was not tested

Anything in-game (everything past launch, including menus)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Steam will try to run the installers for .NET framework 3.5, XNA Framework 3.1, and DirectX 9 every time, and eventually will reach the game launch, where it fails. I renamed 42910_install.vdf to 42910_install.vdf.bak to avoid having to wait for this every time, but it does not affect the game crashing on launch. This was run with the winetricks verbs xna31, d3dx9, dotnet35 (and all later versions to dotnet452), and xinput all installed previously. Note: In Magicka's folder, there will also be a crash log for each launch named "errorReport_YYYY.MM.DD-HH.MM.SS_(1).txt", which might have useful information for diagnosing problems.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 07 20194.5-stagingYes Yes YesSilverDheart 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 29 20172.10-stagingN/A Yes NoGoldJérôme 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 25 20161.9.21N/A Yes NoGoldPoi Poiu 
CurrentLinux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" x86_64Jun 16 20161.9.11Yes No NoGarbageReiny Nyt 
ShowMac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"May 17 20161.9.9Yes No NoGarbageKonstantin 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
29324 Magicka crashes occasionally when loading new areas UNCONFIRMED View
32301 Magicka plain attack rendered incorrectly NEEDINFO View
40808 Magicka crashes on launch UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes


Some components must be installed with winetricks in order to be able to launch Magicka.To proceed, run :
winetricks dotnet35

winetricks xna31

winetricks directx9

winetricks xinput

Sometimes, winetricks vcrun2008 is also needed.

For 64 bits Users

In order to install the required components for Magicka, you will have to create a 32 bits wineprefix and install everything there (Magicka included).

To create your 32 bits prefix : WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winecfg

To start winetricks in that prefix : WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winetricks

To run Magicka from this prefix : WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix wine /path/to/Magicka/Magicka.exe


Some problems can sometimes be solved by going in winecfg, in the graphic tab and activating these two options :

- Emulate a Virtual Desktop

- Automatically capture the mouse

 If your game crash with error related to "system memory" or "out of memory" (bug 29324), you can try this workaround :

- in the graphic menu in the game, set all details to "low" and effects to "off" (you don't need to change the game resolution)

- with winetricks or regedit, set your graphic card memory amount, disable GLSL and multisampling

Error message: File not found: LanguageFont.xnb (triggered when using the settings menu)
Solution: Create a symlink to debug.xnb in the same folder


If you experiment any bug listed above, or any non listed bugs, please report it to wine bugzilla, specifying your wine version :

This will help wine team to solve them.


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