Magic the Gathering: Arena current version
Launching the game and downloading updates.
What does not
Installer gets stuck at "Configuring MTGA Launcher" and does nothing, so the game can't be installed with Wine.
I did copy installed game over from Windows partition and managed to launch it but logging into the server does not work and it's not possible to actually play.
Copying files from Windows allows to work around non-working installer.
What was not tested
Actual gameplay and anything that requires being connected to the server.
GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Super
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3900X
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 03 2023||8.12-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||John|
|Show||Fedora 37 x86_64||Apr 08 2023||8.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||m8ram|
|Show||Fedora 37 x86_64||Mar 07 2023||8.2||Yes||No||Yes||Garbage||m8ram|
|Show||Fedora 36 x86_64||Mar 04 2023||8.1||Yes||No||No||Garbage||m8ram|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64||Oct 24 2022||7.19-staging||No, but has workaround||No||Yes||Garbage||Janek|
|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|
|47753||Magic The Gathering: Arena (MTGA) issue crashing on start||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|48121||Unity games do not fire OnApplicationFocus/OnApplicationPause events on focus regain||STAGED||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