Current version of the app
What does not
What was not tested
Running emulating a windows version besides 7.
Tried this on wine 1.6 a while ago and it didn't work at all - but on wine 1.7 it's flawless. in winecfg my setup is set to windows 7, I'm unsure if there'd be problems with any other version.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 29 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Osip Fatkullin|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Jan 28 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Amosar|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 11 2018||2.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||asembus|
|Show||antiX-17 "Heather Heyer" Core||Dec 22 2017||2.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||spaceman|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Nov 05 2017||2.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Peter Anderson|
|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|
|38960||Multiple applications need 'kernel32.SetFileCompletionNotificationModes' implementation (Steam 'steamwebhelper.exe' and Blizzard Battle.net desktop app CEF v3.2+/Chromium v44+ crash in Win7 mode, Sony Xperia Companion 1.7.x)||STAGED||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|
|41573||Battle.net: SystemSurvey.exe crashes on startup (GUI process can't attach to parent process console, 'AttachConsole' is a stub)||NEW||View|
|42000||Battle.net: invisible window elements with Win7+ mode||RESOLVED||DUPLICATE||View|
|42874||Battle.net App is unable to update games||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43349||Blizzard App Fails to Recognize Password Upon Switching Regions||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43910||"Battle.net helper.exe" [NOT BLIZZARD APP!] crashes with Win 7 or higher||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44024||Battle.net application does not exit cleanly when version >= Win7||NEW||View|
|44479||Battle.net "Failed to create a graphics context. "||RESOLVED||INVALID||View|
Blizzard App 1.9.1
Wine Staging 2.18 or above. NOTE: Wine-devel is NOT wine-staging and will not currently work.
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 7 or above using winecfg
e.g. In a terminal, NOT as root:
Install corefonts with winetricks (winetricks corefonts) or:
Install Core TTF Fonts from Microsoft (prevents a crash dialogue from repeatedly appearing on some systems)
WINEPREFIX=/home/$USER/bnet winetricks corefonts fontsmooth=rgb
Install the app from a terminal into the new WINEPREFIX
WINEPREFIX=/home/$USER/bnet wine "/home/$USER/Downloads/Battle.net-Setup.exe"
Blizzard App icon keeps spinning forever, can't login
Installer does not work on Arch Linux x86_64
Please take note that at the time of writing, plain wine (including wine devel) will not install or run the Blizzard app.
You must use wine-staging, preferably version 2.18 or better. Check your installed wine in a terminal with:
The output should be:
$ wine --version
If the output looks like this:
$ wine --version
then the app will not install or run and you must install wine-staging.