Magic the Gathering: Arena current version
What does not
MtgaLauncher is needed for updates, and has one major issue, and this is related to .Net ("PresentationFramework" has been shown in errors posted by others). My first route at installing did not work at all, and kept giving me an error when trying to use it. Here are the steps I took to fix it:
winetricks winxpOtherwise, mscore doesn't always get configured when all the versions of dotnet are being installed. This is mostly needed as installing 4.7.2 installs the others before hand, and mscore is played by dotnet40 (the first one to be installed for dotnet472). Other installs will change to Windows XP prior to this on their own. This may have already been fixed if you use winetricks from git
winetricks --force dotnet472I had issues even after XP change, but forcing it seemed to get it to complete.
After this, I was able to successfully update to the "War of the Spark" update as well as the mini post-release patch with zero issues.
What was not tested
Buying gems with $$ - As this requires a browser, I'm unsure how it would function.
Tested on Aspire 5 A515-51G laptop.
OS: Debian Buster netinst
DE: i3 (gaps)
Nvidia driver: 410.104-3
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Leap 15.2||Jun 02 2021||6.9||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ingo|
|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|
|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|
|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