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Magic: The Gathering Arena

Magic the Gathering: Arena current version

Application Details:

Version: Current
License: Free to use
URL: https://magic.wizards.com/en/m...
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.5

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Free Download Official free to play client, version for Windows

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

alternate (.msi) installer from here, installed to a fresh wine prefix running 32-bit arch on 64-bit host.

Game opens (in fullscreen mode), shows start screen, plays sound, and accepts user interaction for a few seconds before becoming unresponsive (screen freezes, sound continues)

What does not

A few seconds after opening, the game becomes unresponsive and displays this error:

Fatal Error in GC: GetThreadContext failed

When the error is dismissed the application closes.


Uninstalled the partially-functional application.
Uninstalled mono. 
Installed dotnet472 with winetricks.
Reinstalled application from same alternate (.msi) file.
Still same error.


Also, all Lutris automatic installers failed.

Workarounds

alternate (.msi) installer from here

What was not tested

Different host OS

Different Wine version

Different hardware

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 32 x86_64May 24 20205.5No, but has workaround No YesGarbageMarco Devillers 
ShowManjaro Linux 19.0.2Apr 17 20205.5Yes Yes YesSilvervries 
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Apr 10 20205.5No, but has workaround No YesGarbageNate Droppo 
ShowDebian 10.x "Buster"Mar 23 20205.0Yes No NoGarbagethatCarpenter 
ShowUbuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 05 20194.17No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldArthur Peters 

Known Bugs

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

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HowTo / Notes

Fixing the "Fatal error in gc, GetThreadContext failed" crash when downloading game files

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)

For those using lutris there is a build with the patch enabled available called: tkg-mtga-x.xx

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