Current version of the app
Install, login, accept terms, view the main app window after login, browse some games and view player profiles. I started the Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta install, and it is downloading that now.
What does not
The text for first 2 steps(the language selection and install location windows) of the install process was not visible. Was still able to hit enter to continue.
Clicking "Can't log in?" link on login window crashes the app.
During the install I couldn't see the button for first popup for language selection, so just hit Enter to accept English. Then on the next window none of the text is visible, the checkbox that is automatically checked is for "Automatically start battle.net when windows starts", so I unchecked it. The outline of the continue button is visible but with no text on it. You can click it to continue.
What was not tested
Finishing install and Launching games
Seems to hang for a second or 2 at time when I don't think it should, like opening some windows or menus. I have a core i7, 16gb of ram and NVME SSD, so I don't think it should be hanging like that. It is possible though that this app has to contact battle.net servers for everything little thing you do and with the release of the Diablo 2 Resurrected Open Beta the servers are just overloaded. I will try to update my review later. Sorry to jump the gone on this test entry, but the download will probably take a couple more hours and I have to leave.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 21 2021||6.15||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Dan|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 08 2021||6.8||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Scott|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 06 2020||5.22-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Jon Blackham|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 14 2020||5.12-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Sergej|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 05 2020||5.5||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Andrew Fischer|
|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|
|43349||Blizzard App Fails to Recognize Password Upon Switching Regions||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45565||Battle.net Helper.exe crashes when trying to play videos||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45837||Battle.net Launcher dropdown menu cant be opened, no icon to click||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|46836||Battle.Net UI freezes when downloading big games after a period of time||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49941||Battle.net gui pop-up on launch ubuntu 18.04||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|50064||A transparent Agent.exe window is shown when Battle.Net launches||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|51567||Battle.net app takes a long time to start||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|52029||Battle.net: A required DLL could not be found, on NTFS drive||UNCONFIRMED||View|
Please note that due to syscall thunks requirements described in bug #45349, 64-bit game clients for Blizzard games will work only in Wine built with PE support.
If possible, use Wine Staging (any reasonably new version will work).
Starting from version 3.12 vanilla Wine should also work, but it can have minor problems, so use it only if there is no option to install Staging.
Ensure that your system has 32-bit libraries for libldap and gnutls installed (lib32-libldap and lib32-gnutls on Arch, but names may vary on other distros).
64-bit prefix is recommended, since Blizzard is discontinuing 32-bit support for some of their games.
Windows version should be set to Windows 7 or above.
"corefonts" should be installed, otherwise some pages will have incorrectly rendered text. The easiest way to do this is through winetricks:
$ winetricks corefonts
You can also have the fonts installed through your package manager:
After everything described above is configured, run (from the terminal):
$ wine Battle.net-Setup.exe
and follow instructions in the installer.
Blizzard App icon keeps spinning forever, can't login
Installer does not work on Arch Linux x86_64
Battle.net window is all white
Lately there have been problems with Agent.exe, which result in users not being able to install and update games. The issue seems to appear randomly, but once it does, it will not go away without applying a workaround.
Currently known workarounds:
If anyone has new information on this topic, please let others know in the comments.