Magic the Gathering: Arena current version
The main gameplay all works, without any issues.
What does not
Updating the game. The MtgaLauncher doesn't work. Using:
winetricks --force dotnet472
makes it run, but still doesn't correctly update the game.
When downloading files the game sometimes crashes.
The intro video of Ravnica doesn't seem to play.
Make a clean install when there is an update.
The files are only partially downloaded. Rerunning the game each time, after it crashes, will eventually download all files completely.
After the intro-video doesn't play. Restart the game, it will not re-run the intro-video again.
What was not tested
Creating a new account
Buying gems in the store
When installing I had the issue mentioned here, were the game gets stuck at "preparing assets" or eventually fails with a "failed to update":
This was NOT a Wine bug, but a bug with the game itself, apparently for non-USA users. Using a VPN solved my problem.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro 20.2.1 Nibia||Apr 23 2021||6.6||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Merlin|
|Show||Fedora 32, 64-bit.||Jan 30 2021||6.1||N/A||Yes||No||Bronze||ZhenboLi|
|Show||Manjaro 20.2.1 Nibia||Apr 23 2021||6.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Merlin|
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|24501||wine-mono does not support WPF||NEW||View|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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