Magic the Gathering: Arena current version
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.
Installed dotnet472 with winetricks.
Reinstalled application from same alternate (.msi) file.
Still same error.
Also, all Lutris automatic installers failed.
alternate (.msi) installer from here
What was not tested
Different host OS
Different Wine version
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 32, 64-bit.||Jan 30 2021||6.1||N/A||Yes||No||Bronze||ZhenboLi|
|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|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 19.0.2||Apr 17 2020||5.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||vries|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 10 2020||5.5||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||Nate Droppo|
|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|
|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)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|45897||Magic The Gathering Arena Launcher (.NET 4.5 app) crashes on start (broken WINEPREFIX)||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|45898||Magic The Gathering Arena has most hotkeys not working||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|45937||Magic The Gathering Arena stops accepting any input after losing and regaining focus||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47033||Magic the Gather Arena installer does not work with wine >= 4.3||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|47034||Star Wars The Old Republic - Certificate Authentication Failed with wine-dev 4.6 (regression)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47479||Many D3D11 games show black or white screen with Wine 4.12.1 (Darkula by Locomalito, Magic the Gathering Arena, Battle.net, EVE Online, World of Warships)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47753||Magic The Gathering: Arena (MTGA) issue crashing on start||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47820||Magic: The Gathering Arena installer needs powershell.exe (cannot find it)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47967||Wine fails to find application DLLs when the working directory is not the application directory||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|48239||MTGA Launcher fails to download the game (regression)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49627||Magic The Gathering: Arena Update manager needs Windows.Foundation.Diagnostics.AsyncCausalityTracer||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|49712||Magic: The Gathering Arena fails to connect to server||CLOSED||FIXED||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|
|50858||Regression: Wine doesn't run executables reside under home directory||CLOSED||FIXED||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