Magic the Gathering: Arena current version
Downloading of files at first time start up successful.
Tutorial, multiplayer ladder play, deck building, buying booster packs with in-game currency were tested and work.
What does not
Game installer has graphical glitches.
Some cinematics do not play properly/at all and the background image of the loading screen is missing.
Game launcher (MtgaLauncher.exe) does not work.
Instead of launching MtgaLauncher.exe, start the game with MTGA.exe.
What was not tested
All game modes except normal ladder play.
Using in-game shop with real money.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 22 2020||5.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Denis Sheremet|
|Show||Fedora 32 x86_64||May 24 2020||5.5||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||Marco Devillers|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 19.0.2||Apr 17 2020||5.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||vries|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 10 2020||5.5||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||Nate Droppo|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Mar 23 2020||5.0||Yes||No||No||Garbage||thatCarpenter|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|24501||wine-mono does not support WPF||NEW||View|
|45546||Magic The Gathering Arena updater: Unity fork of Mono-runtime reports 'Fatal error in gc, GetThreadContext failed' (suspension of Mono-managed threads sometimes exceed 100ms)||NEW||View|
|45937||Magic The Gathering Arena stops accepting any input after losing and regaining focus||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47753||Magic The Gathering: Arena (MTGA) issue crashing on start||UNCONFIRMED||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||UNCONFIRMED||View|
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:
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