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Magic: The Gathering Arena

Magic the Gathering: Arena current version

Application Details:

Version: Current
License: Free to use
URL: https://magic.wizards.com/en/m...
Votes: 11
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.12-staging

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Test Results

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What works

Everything works.

What does not

The launcher doesn't work and the updater fails often, which can be easily solved by using the .msi files directly. 

The game might crash often or always if not using wine-mono 7.4 as suggested in "workarounds".

Workarounds

1. Download the wine-mono 7.4 .msi from here: https://dl.winehq.org/wine/win...
2. Download the latest MTGA .msi installer from here: https://mtgarena.downloads.wiz...
3. Use a new clean wine prefix and run the wine uninstaller: 

export WINEARCH=win64
export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine64_new/

wine uninstaller

4. In the GUI, uninstall any existing wine-mono entries and install the two .msi files in that order (if not possible uninstall wine-mono in your package manager)

5. Execute the mouse bug fix:

wine reg ADD 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver' /v UseTakeFocus /d 'N' /f

6. Execute winecfg and turn on Graphics->"Emulate Virtual Desktop" with appropriate size

7. Install DXVK for greatly improved performance:

https://github.com/doitsujin/d...

tar xvzf dxvk-*.tar.gz; cd dxvk-*; setup_dxvk.sh install

Hint: For old nvidia 470xx cards, you have to use dxvk-1.10.

What was not tested

Nothing.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Aug 03 20238.12-stagingYes Yes YesGoldJohn 
ShowFedora 37 x86_64Apr 08 20238.4Yes Yes YesGoldm8ram 
ShowFedora 37 x86_64Mar 07 20238.2Yes No YesGarbagem8ram 
ShowFedora 36 x86_64Mar 04 20238.1Yes No NoGarbagem8ram 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Oct 24 20227.19-stagingNo, but has workaround No YesGarbageJanek 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
32342 Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit', 'Blink' or 'CEF' (libcef) web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) STAGED View
47753 Magic The Gathering: Arena (MTGA) issue crashing on start UNCONFIRMED View
48121 Unity games do not fire OnApplicationFocus/OnApplicationPause events on focus regain STAGED View
49627 Magic The Gathering: Arena Update manager needs Windows.Foundation.Diagnostics.AsyncCausalityTracer RESOLVED NOTOURBUG View
50537 Magic the gathering Arena Installer: shows a grey background instead of black NEW View
50588 Magic the gathering Arena: Game crashes after a game finished UNCONFIRMED View
50696 Magic: The Gathering Arena shows a white window when trying to add fund UNCONFIRMED View
50903 Magic the gathering Arena (MTGA) crashes when launching the game UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Wine Version

Make sure you use a wine version > 5.9. Prior versions suffer from a bug that causes the client to constantly crash when downloading the initial assets (https://bugs.winehq.org/show_b...). This has been fixed in wine versions > 5.9.

Other wine versions with known issues for MTGA:

Workaround: Mouse focus issue

After you moved your mouse outside the client or switched to a different virtual desktop, MTGA will not regain focus if you get back to the application.

To fix this focus issue you can  add a registry key by running:

wine reg ADD 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver' /v UseTakeFocus /d 'N' /f

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