Current version of the app
- Starting the application
- Performing an update in the application
- Installing a game
- Starting a game
- Running a game
What does not
- After logging in everything within the window pane is white. See workarounds for resolving the issue.
- Needs corefonts installed, otherwise no characters are displayed (winetricks corefonts)
- Needs api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-0-0 set to "Native, then Builtin" in winecfg otherwise the content of the rendered window will be white
- Needs ucrtbase set to "Native, then Builtin" in winecfg otherwise the content of the rendered window will be white
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 19.0||Mar 26 2020||5.4-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Jus de Patate_|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 10.x "Buster" x86_64||Dec 29 2019||5.0-rc3-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Matthew|
|Current||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Nov 03 2019||4.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||nva|
|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|
Please note that due to bug #45349, 64-bit game clients for Blizzard games will work only in Wine Staging 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.