Magic the Gathering: Arena current version
Briefly tested. Seems to work.
What does not
Changing from full screen to windowed is flawed.
Still crashes when game tries to download things at startup, but (at least for me) it let it go until the end after few tries.
I’ve installed net 4.5.2 by winetricks.
Changed operating system to Windows 7 in winecfg to install game.
I’ve used official installer. Game installs itself.
It crashes when MTGA.exe starts and it’s starting getting updates.
I’ve changed back to Windwos 2003, but I don’t think that is necessary.
To mitigate it I’ve run game by executing GC_DONT_GC=1 wine MTGA.exe.
Game no longer seems to need that update anymore and instantly gets me to main screen.
It may be buggy due to it, but it runs.
What was not tested
Draft, Autoupdates, purchases, many more...
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 32 x86_64||May 24 2020||5.5||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||Marco Devillers|
|Current||Manjaro Linux 19.0.2||Apr 17 2020||5.5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||vries|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 10 2020||5.5||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||Nate Droppo|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Mar 23 2020||5.0||Yes||No||No||Garbage||thatCarpenter|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 05 2019||4.17||No, but has workaround||Yes||Yes||Gold||Arthur Peters|
|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|
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)