Magic the Gathering: Arena open beta 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||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 25 2019||4.11||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Arthur Peters|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Apr 26 2019||4.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Shane B|
|Show||Fedora 29 x86_64||Jan 30 2019||4.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Josh|
|Show||Arch Linux||Dec 15 2018||4.0-rc1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||inknos|
|Show||Void Linux||Dec 02 2018||3.21||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ian|
|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|
|45898||Magic The Gathering Arena has most hotkeys not working||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|45937||Magic The Gathering Arena stops accepting any input after losing and regaining focus||UNCONFIRMED||View|
This should allow you to run the updater.
Note that this does not fix the GetThreadContext failed bug.
The alt-tabbing is fixed by adding a registry key for "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver\UseTakeFocus" and set it to "N"
It is possible to overcome the "Fatal error in gc, GetThreadContext failed" crash when downloading game files by using a patched version of wine. (see the discussion here https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45546)