Magic the Gathering: Arena open beta 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||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 25 2019||4.11||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Arthur Peters|
|Current||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)