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Instructions on how to install Magic the Gathering Arena on macOS with Retina support.

Installing MTGA on macOS using Wine, and making it look pretty!

The following instructions are heavily inspired by /u/uhohohdear. I modified uhohohdear's instructions and then added support for Retina/HiDPI displays and instructions about how to update MTGA.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This will no longer work if you upgrade to macOS Catalina, as Wine and Wineskin are 32-bit. I'll update this Gist with 64-bit versions when they become available.

We're back in business!

It appears that the workarounds no longer work. A few people with Macs using Nvidia graphics cards are having success, but Macs with Intel and AMD GPUs crash regularly. At this time, the best way to play Arena on Mac is via Boot Camp or GeForce Now.

WOTC just released a new executable that should work with these original directions. I updated the download link below. I haven't tested this yet, so let me know how it goes!

As of July 25, 2019, this method no longer works. I have a workaround posted here.

Dependencies

  1. Your macOS/OS X version must be 10.8 or greater
  2. Your Mac must support OpenGL 4.0 or greater (you can find out whether it does here)
  3. You must download the Magic the Gathering Arena Windows executable
  4. You must download a custom Wineskin wrapper [mirror]

Note: If you're like me, you may not trust unofficial Wineskin wrappers. Unfortunately, the Wineskin project is way behind and only supports Wine 2.x. We need at least Wine 3.0 to run MTGA. If Wineskin ever gets around to updating, you can get the official download here.

Installing MTGA

  1. Drag the custom Wineskin wrapper to your /Applications/ folder.
  2. Right click/Control click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and select "Open"

Note: If you have a newer Mac, you may need to click "Screen Options" and then uncheck "Auto Detect GPU Info for Direct3D" and check "Use Mac Driver instead of X11". If you complete installation of MTGA and are getting DirectX 11 errors, come back to this step and give these toggles a try.

  1. Click "Install Software"
  2. Click "Choose Setup Executable"
  3. Navigate to and select the Magic the Gathering Arena Windows executable you previously downloaded
  4. For some reason, the text is broken for the installation prompts (it's fine in game!). To install, click the lower right rectangle and, on the next screen, click the "Accept and Install" button. (You can actually read the text with the new installer!)
  5. Wait for MTGA to install and ignore any warnings (hopefully you won't have any!). When complete, click "Finish"

Note: The installer never successfully closes for me. So, either manually close Wine in the macOS menu bar or force quit Wine.

  1. Back in Wineskin, a "Choose Executable" window should be available. Select "MTGA.exe" and not the "MTGAInstaller" msi file.

You can now click "Quit" and start playing MTGA! If you'd like to add Retina support, carry on.

Adding Retina/HiDPI Support

  1. In Wineskin, click "Advanced" and then select "Tools"
  2. Click "Registry Editor (regedit)"
  3. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine -> Mac Driver (if Mac Driver doesn't exist, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Wine and then use Edit -> New -> Key to create a new key named Mac Driver)
  4. Select Edit -> New -> String Value from the menu and name it RetinaMode
  5. Double click RetinaMode, set its value to y, and click "OK"
  6. Close the Registry Editor and then click "Config Utility (winecfg)" in Wineskin's Advanced -> Tools menu
  7. Click on the "Graphics" tab, enter the correct dpi under "Screen resoution", and click "OK".

Note: You can find your screen's dpi on Apple Support or via DPI Love.

You can now close Wineskin and start playing MTGA in high resolution!

FAQS

I'm getting a DirectX 11 error and it's making me sad.

Repeat steps 0 and 1 under "Installing MTGA" and trying unchecking "Auto Detect GPU Info for Direct3D" and checking "Use Mac Driver instead of X11". If you're still having problems, use TextEdit to create a plaintext file (use shift+command+T to toggle between rich text and plaintext) with the following information:

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D]
"DirectDrawRenderer"="opengl"
"UseGLSL"="enabled"
"MaxVersionGL"=dword:00030003

Save this file as d3d.reg. Go to /Applications/ then right click/control click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and select "Show Package Contents". Open "Wineskin.app". In Wineskin, click "Advanced", select "Tools", and then click "Registry Editor (regedit)". From the "Registry" menu, choose "Import Registry File..." and select the d3d.reg file you just created. Close regedit, exit Wineskin, and try running MTGArena again.

I'm playing MTGA in windowed mode and, after switching to another program, it stops responding.

Everything is fine. Just grab the MTGA window and wiggle it a little bit. Everything should be back to normal.

I tried to launch MTGA and I get some error that crashes the program!

This is a common issue with running MTGA in Wine. Close the program and wait a few seconds. It should work fine on the second attempt. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

If this really bugs you, here's a fix so that MTGA will launch perfectly every time:

  1. Right/control-click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and select "Show Package Contents"
  2. Navigate to Contents/MacOS
  3. Rename "WineskinLauncer" to "WineskinLauncher.bin"
  4. Create a new plaintext file in Content/MacOS and save it as "WineskinLauncher"

Note: If you're using TextEdit, make sure you've turned off the option to add a .txt file extension.

  1. Paste the following inside of the new WineskinLauncher file:
#!/bin/sh

dir=$(dirname "$(dirname "$0")")
rm -f "$dir/Resources/drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA_Data/Logs/PerfLogRecord.dat" >/dev/null 2>&1
exec "$dir"/MacOS/WineskinLauncher.bin $@
  1. In Terminal, run chmod 755 /Applications/MTGArena.app/Contents/MacOS/WineskinLauncher

Thanks to abcbarryn for pointing me toward this fix.

There's an Arena update and nothing works anymore!

Yeah. It's annoying. This appears to work:

  1. Right/control-click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and select "Show Package Contents"
  2. Double click "Wineskin"
  3. Click "Advanced"
  4. Click "Tools"
  5. Click "Rebuild Wrapper"
  6. Wait
  7. Click "Install Software"
  8. Click "Choose Setup Executable"
  9. Navigate to and select the Magic the Gathering Arena Windows executable you previously downloaded
  10. Install as normal.

Note: You will need to follow the directions to re-enable retina mode and, probably, change the Screen Options.

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abcbarryn commented Jul 25, 2019

The newest update leaves me stuck with an unresponsive finish button on the MTGA installer on the Mac! Help!
Screen Shot 2019-07-25 at 6 28 26 PM

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prestia commented Jul 25, 2019

See the note after step 6 in Installing MTGA:

Note: The installer never successfully closes for me. So, either manually close Wine in the macOS menu bar or force quit Wine.

The install should still work even though you closed it without hitting Finish. I'm not sure why this happens, but I've never had a responsive Finish button.

I just downloaded the new version and see that this is a different issue. It's not that the Finish button is unresponsive (that's normal), but that it skips all of the interim installation steps. I'll try to dig in when I have some time.

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prestia commented Jul 26, 2019

The newest update leaves me stuck with an unresponsive finish button on the MTGA installer on the Mac! Help!

OK. I have a fix, but it sucks. Grab a coffee, beer, or whatever helps you get through tedious nonsense and let's go:

Dependencies

  1. Download a free Windows VM from Microsoft
    (Choose MSEdge on Win10 (x64) Stable as your virtual machine and VirtualBox as your platform.)

  2. Download VirtualBox 6.

The Workaround

  1. Install VirtualBox 6
  2. Add the Windows VM
  3. Click the Windows VM in VirtualBox, then choose Settings -> Shared Folders
  4. Click the blue folder with the green plus on it. Choose any convenient folder path on your Mac, select Auto-mount, and click OK.
  5. Start the Windows VM
  6. In the macOS menu bar, choose Machine > Take Snapshot…
    (This isn't necessary, but the free Windows VM expires in 90 days. This will allow us to restart the 90-day trial if we ever have to do this nonsense again)
  7. Click to login as IEUser. The default password is Passw0rd! (nice, Microsoft!)
  8. Open Edge (I guess that’s what Internet Explorer is called now?) and download MTGA
  9. Install MTGA in the Windows VM (this may take forever)
  10. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86) on your Windows WM and copy the entire Wizards of the Coast folder into your shared folder
    (The shared folder will look like a network drive under This PC in whatever Windows calls Finder.)
  11. Back on your Mac, right-click/control-click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and choose Show Package Contents
  12. Open drive_c
  13. Open Program Files
  14. Drag the entire Wizards of the Coast folder into Program Files on your Mac

Now, you should be able to launch MTGA! If you still have a problem, let me know.

Important

If this is your first time installing MTGA via Wine or you deleted your old installation, you need to tell Wineskin where to find the executable:

  1. Right click/control click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and select "Show Package Contents".
  2. Open "Wineskin.app".
  3. In Wineskin, click "Advanced".
  4. Now, you need to click "Browse" and tell Wineskin where to find MTGA.exe. If you followed my directions, that should be /Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe.
  5. Close Wineskin.

You should be able to play now!

I'm really hoping (🤞) the new installer will actually support updates on Mac. I may give up if I have to do this every time an update comes out.

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Samega7Cattac commented Jul 26, 2019

Is someone trying to get MTGA to work without wineskin?
I'm trying but seems during install he skips all the installation process and when clicking "Finish" he just throw an exception.

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prestia commented Jul 26, 2019

@Samega7Cattac You still need Wineskin, but the instructions above will fix the issue you're having.

@ketch The WOTC folder is >5 GB. Not sure where I could host it.

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dstnbrre commented Jul 26, 2019

Random that I'm trying to do this as your helping someone else. So I worked through everything you listed above to fix the issue in terms of installing Virtualbox, etc... I've also drug the Wizards of the Coast folder into my Program Files in drive_c on the Mac Side, but I'm not sure of what to do next?

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renhax commented Jul 26, 2019

After this update I'm not able to play the game in window mode, even after forced window mode in screen option. And game takes much longer to start than before + my laptop gets over heated.

Thanks for sharing this! So happy that I can continue playing MTGA

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prestia commented Jul 26, 2019

@dstnbrre you should be able to just launch as normal then. If it’s not working, let me know.

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zirconium94589 commented Jul 26, 2019

@prestia thank you so much! I'm going to try it now, this last update I had the same problem that @abcbarryn had too. I'll let you know how it goes :)

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dstnbrre commented Jul 26, 2019

@prestia I went through the initial process of installing the winewrapper and installing the MTGlauncher, etc.. and that's where I ran into the issue where I needed to follow the workaround with virtualbox, etc... But, when I open the winewrapper after all of that, it is still prompting me to install/setup an executable. Thanks so much for the assistance on this... I just swapped to a Mac for work and I'm so freaking upset I can't play MTG Arena!

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zirconium94589 commented Jul 26, 2019

@prestia, for step 9 - I'm just getting the MTGarena button itself, it doesn't seem to be a folder.

Secondly, once I find wherever this folder is, I'm able to drag it from the Virtualbox onto the Mac? It didn't look like the icon for the MTGarena itself was allowing me to do that.

(I am not amazing with computers by any stretch of the imagination so I assume I made a mistake somewhere! Thank you for your time!!)

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spiderj3rusal3m commented Jul 26, 2019

Hi, I'm new to this and maybe I'm doing something terribly stupid... My problem seems to be a bit different:
Captura de ecrã 2019-07-26, às 17 05 01

Any thoughts?

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prestia commented Jul 26, 2019

@dstnbrre @spiderj3rusal3m If this is a new install or you deleted the old one, you need to tell Wineskin where to find the executable. Do the following:

  1. Right click/control click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and select "Show Package Contents".
  2. Open "Wineskin.app".
  3. In Wineskin, click "Advanced".
  4. Now, you need to click "Browse" and tell Wineskin where to find MTGA.exe. If you followed my directions, that should be /Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe.
  5. Close Wineskin.

You should be able to play now!

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prestia commented Jul 26, 2019

@zirconium94589 I'm having a hard time understanding where you're having a problem.

for step 9 - I'm just getting the MTGarena button itself, it doesn't seem to be a folder.

Step 9 is about browsing the Windows file system. Not sure what MTGarena button you're talking about.

Secondly, once I find wherever this folder is, I'm able to drag it from the Virtualbox onto the Mac? It didn't look like the icon for the MTGarena itself was allowing me to do that.

Within Windows, you want to browse the file system. There will be a button you can click call "This PC" or something. You should see the shared folder you setup (step 3 under "The Workaround") listed as a network drive. That's where you want to drag the Wizards of the Coast folder to get it on your Mac.

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dstnbrre commented Jul 26, 2019

@prestia once I've done the mentioned steps, what do I then click on to run MTGA? MTGArena.app? Or what? I followed these instructions verbatim and when I go to open MTGArena.app, nothing happens.

Screen Shot 2019-07-26 at 1 19 58 PM

Just to show I have it configured correctly.

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spiderj3rusal3m commented Jul 26, 2019

@prestia I followed steps from 0 to 4 of your original guide and I can't get to step 5...

Now, you need to click "Browse" and tell Wineskin where to find MTGA.exe. If you followed my directions, that should be /Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe.

I followed the instructions you commented and it led me here:
Captura de ecrã 2019-07-26, às 18 34 39

So, no folder to be seen. I'm certain I'm missing something, but I've followed exactly every step in your guide. Any thoughts?

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renhax commented Jul 26, 2019

How can I get it working in windowed mode? I tried to change in screen option but nothing changed.

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spiderj3rusal3m commented Jul 26, 2019

@prestia I'm sorry, I've just realized I was following the original post directions but not the in-depth instructions from your earlier comment. I'm sorry for your trouble. Thanks for the guide!

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prestia commented Jul 26, 2019

when I go to open MTGArena.app, nothing happens.

@dstnbrre Nothing at all? Wine doesn't launch? No error messages? That's incredibly odd.

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prestia commented Jul 26, 2019

How can I get it working in windowed mode? I tried to change in screen option but nothing changed.

@renhax You should just be able to uncheck "Full Screen" from the in-game graphics settings.

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dstnbrre commented Jul 26, 2019

@prestia yeah, I swear. When I double click on the MTGArena.app, or right click > open, nothing happens at all. ONLY when I have the Windows EXE path set to what I set it to in the screenshot above. If I set that value back to the default 'nothing.exe', the MTGArena.app will then launch per usual looking for a installation, etc..

So to be clear, here is exactly what I did and the MTGArena.app doesn't do anything when double-clicking/right click > opening.

  1. Downloaded the wineskin wrapper from [mirror] (the non mirror version isn't available).
  2. Moved the wineskin wrapper to my applications folder so 'MTGArena.app' is now in 'Applications'
  • stopped here and moved on to the virtual box workaround due to the issues. Then followed:
  1. Install VirtualBox 6
  2. Add the Windows VM
  3. Click the Windows VM in VirtualBox, then choose Settings -> Shared Folders
  4. Click the blue folder with the green plus on it. Choose any convenient folder path on your Mac, select Auto-mount, and click OK.
  5. Start the Windows VM
  6. In the macOS menu bar, choose Machine > Take Snapshot…
    (This isn't necessary, but the free Windows VM expires in 90 days. This will allow us to restart the 90-day trial if we ever have to do this nonsense again)
  7. Click to login as IEUser. The default password is Passw0rd! (nice, Microsoft!)
  8. Open Edge (I guess that’s what Internet Explorer is called now?) and download MTGA
  9. Install MTGA in the Windows VM (this may take forever)
  10. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86) on your Windows WM and copy the entire Wizards of the Coast folder into your shared folder
    (The shared folder will look like a network drive under This PC in whatever Windows calls Finder.)
  11. Back on your Mac, right-click/control-click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and choose Show Package Contents
  12. Open drive_c
  13. Open Program Files
  14. Drag the entire Wizards of the Coast folder into Program Files on your Mac
  1. Right click/control click the Wineskin wrapper (MTGArena.app) and select "Show Package Contents".
  2. Open "Wineskin.app".
  3. In Wineskin, click "Advanced".
  4. Now, you need to click "Browse" and tell Wineskin where to find MTGA.exe. If you followed my directions, that should be /Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe.
  5. Close Wineskin.

Then I tried to launch 'MTGArena.app' and nothing happened, nothing opened, no errors, nothing. If I clear out the windows exe value and set it back to the default, it will then launch as usual asking to install an executable.

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prestia commented Jul 26, 2019

@WilhelminaPepermunt Awesome! I updated the original directions with the new installer. The WOTC update doesn't specifically mention helping Wine users, but it seems people are having success with the msi. I probably won't test this new method until the next update--I really don't want to uninstall something that's working just for fun. :)

@dstnbrre You might want to try the original directions with the new msi file (should be much easier). If that doesn't work, I'll try to help troubleshoot the VirtualBox workaround.

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dstnbrre commented Jul 26, 2019

Yeah, the new msi just gives me the 'No executables were found', so screw it, done wasting my time. Thanks for all the hard work you're putting into a solution.

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tejsfrank commented Jul 26, 2019

@WilhelminaPepermunt thank you so much for posting that forum post.

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Ahrimourn commented Jul 27, 2019

@prestia, many thanks for your help to all of us, @WilhelminaPepermunt great find with the msi, about to try it.
It works, it's an even better installer than before! Now to try adding retina support (never found those extra steps before)

@prestia thanks again, does the Retina instructions enable picking High graphic quality in the game?

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prestia commented Jul 27, 2019

@Ahrimourn Hm. Not sure. I keep it on low because, even then, it makes my MacBook Pro with a Radeon 560 heat up like crazy. I could test later, but I suspect you'll have an answer by then.

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judgekatz commented Jul 27, 2019

@prestia For "the Workaround" I followed your steps up until step 9. I found the Wizards of the Coast folder in C:\Program Files (x86), but the shared folder set up in step 3 (Drive on the VM, I believe) isn't there. The only drives that appear under This PC are a Local Disk (C:) and a CD Drive (D:).

A bit more info, if it'll help: the Local Disk (C:) has the Program Files, including Program Files (x86). I also was sure to turn on Network Discovery and File Sharing. And in the VirtualBox settings, my shared folder is turned on to the specifications in your step. (As somewhat of an aside, do I need to make sure that the shared folder goes through my Hard Drive or Desktop or...? Sorry, not exactly good with the programming lingo.)

Anyhow, thanks for all your work!

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abcbarryn commented Jul 28, 2019

Thanks for the MSI link. When they update again, how will I find the URL for the new version?

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prestia commented Jul 28, 2019

@judgekatz Skip the workaround and just use the original instructions. I updated the MTGA download link to a version that works with Wine.

@abcbarryn The new installer is supposed to update without requiring a re-download (on Windows, anyway). I'm hoping that's also true for Mac. If not, I'll update the post.

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judgekatz commented Jul 28, 2019

@prestia It works perfectly with that new exe. Thanks a million.

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Akoukou26 commented Jul 28, 2019

Hello !! Thanks for your help. I have a (maybe stupid) question, but how do i put the password because i can't copy it or do an Ø ?
Thanks

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Akoukou26 commented Jul 28, 2019

Ok it's an 0. So sorry

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abcbarryn commented Jul 28, 2019

@prestia In the past it has never updated on the Mac. I have had to reinstall every time there is an update. The instructions say to choose MTGA.exe and not MTGALauncher.exe. Interestingly MTGALauncher.exe does not even seem to be installed when using this method. _ believe MTGALauncher.exe is what updates the exe on Windows, but it has never worked on Mac anyway. So yes, it would be appreciated if you update the msi link. How/where did you find that link, anyway?

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prestia commented Jul 28, 2019

@abcbarryn I removed the instructions about MTGALauncher.exe two days ago and replaced it with the name of the new file (MTGAInstaller_0.1.1595.718832.msi). So, I'm not sure where you're seeing the old directions.

Prior to July 25, all platforms required re-downloading MTGALauncher.exe to install updates--not just Macs. The whole point of this new release was to stop that:

Players will no longer be required to download and reinstall the entire client when updating Magic: The Gathering Arena. In future updates, players will only need to download the specific changes in the update.

My hope is that this will work through Wine, but we'll have to wait and see. With any luck, you won't need to go through this process again. If you do, I'll update the link in the main post.

The msi link comes from this thread on mtgarena.com, which @WilhelminaPepermunt brought to my attention.

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nitzuga commented Jul 29, 2019

The instructions does not seems to work, or at least not in my case. I downloaded the files as specified in the instructions, but when I choose the .msi file for installation I get the same error "Oops! No new executables found!". Strangely, after a couple of seconds, the setup window pops up and I can install the game as the wine wrapper should do. However, the wine wrapper does not seems to recognize this installation and asks for a setup .exe file instead of opening the game, which looks correctly installed in "driver_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/".

I hope this info helps in finding a solution. I really enjoy magic arena and i don't have a PC.

P.S. : Thanks for the hard worked you put into it.

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abcbarryn commented Jul 29, 2019

@nitzuga Odd, it worked for me. After I ran the MSI I was able to select MTGA.EXE as the executable to launch and I have been playing the game since then with no issues. Maybe your wrapper is messed up? Maybe try deleting and re-downloading the wrapper?

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nitzuga commented Jul 29, 2019

odd indeed. I tried by deleting the MTGArena wrapper and downloading/installing from scratch. Still got the same error.

Maybe I am doing something wrong? Is it ok to just delete de mtgarena wrapper or i have to something else to "uninstall" ?

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tejsfrank commented Jul 29, 2019

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I downloaded the 3.0 wrapper from the reddit post. And it worked for me.
Do you remember to put the wrapper in the application folder?
Also yes. I used software to uninstall my old wrapper completely. I used cleanmymac but im sure there are free alternatives.

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abcbarryn commented Jul 29, 2019

Hope you got the screen shots I sent. I don't see them on the web site. I'll repost them here. I did not have to use any "cleaning" software. I typically don't recommend it, as it is often full of adware or even malware. I just deleted the old wrapper.

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^Clicked on “Install Software”

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^Clicked “Choose Setup Executable”

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^Selected the MSI from the download link (NOT the exe from the MTGA download page).

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^Clicked “Next”

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^Clicked “Next” again

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^Clicked “Install”

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^Clicked “Finish”

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^Selected “/Program Files/Wizard of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe” and clicked “OK”

Screen Shot 2019-07-29 at 1 24 15 PM

^Clicked “Quit”

Screen Shot 2019-07-29 at 1 11 24 PM

^Doubled clicked icon to run, game launched, prompted for login, and then began downloading files.

Done.

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nitzuga commented Jul 29, 2019

I followed the same instructions, as I did before, and got the same results.

Screen Shot 2019-07-28 at 11 24 43 PM

I get the error message, and if I wait a couple of seconds the install dialog pop ups. I can finish the installation if I ignore the error message, but later i can not start the game.

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prestia commented Jul 29, 2019

@nitzuga Did your installation process look like what @abcbarryn posted or are you getting the "no executables" error before installation starts? If you complete installation, what happens? Nothing at all or are you getting an error?

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nitzuga commented Jul 30, 2019

@prestia , i get the "no executables" error before the installation starts. Weird is sometimes it starts on the background, while the error message is still open.

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LitioGuilt commented Jul 30, 2019

Thanks a lot, this guide looks amazing, too bad I am one of the unlucky ones for which there is some random new error :(
I followed all the instruction until the very end, everything runs smoothly and exactly as described, except when I try to run MTGA in the end I get the following error:

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If I show details I get the details which start with "Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x106b8a37)." and then continues detailing all the dumps etc. (way too complicated for me though)

Can anyone help?

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Thanks a lot, this guide looks amazing, too bad I am one of the unlucky ones for which there is some random new error :(
I followed all the instruction until the very end, everything runs smoothly and exactly as described, except when I try to run MTGA in the end I get the following error:

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If I show details I get the details which start with "Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x00000000 in 32-bit code (0x106b8a37)." and then continues detailing all the dumps etc. (way too complicated for me though)

Can anyone help?

If you tried to run the application again, it will run. This happens to me every time the first time I tried to start the game, and succeed the next time

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prestia commented Jul 30, 2019

@LuigiLotti: @renhax is spot-on. This has been an issue with running MTGA in Wine for a while. It will always crash the first time. Close the app. Wait a few seconds. Open again--you should be good to go.

I should add this to the FAQs.

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@abcbarryn Nice! I didn't realize that was the file causing problems! I made some small tweaks to your script, but will update the FAQs.

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groygmc commented Jul 31, 2019

When I try and move the MTGA folder from Program File 86 to the desktop it says error file to big.

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LitioGuilt commented Jul 31, 2019

Iro @prestia + @renhax proposed solution: that doesn't work, I closed/opened a couple times, still get the same error :(

@abcbarryn I am not able to make it work but probably I?m missing something:
(1) I copy+pasted "WineskinLauncher" in MTGA.app/Contents/MacOS and renamed it to "WineskinLauncher.bin" (is this what you meant by "move to"?)
(2) opened "WineskinLauncher" with text editor and copy+pasted the code you provided as it is - I didn't get if I had to change the spacing, but seemed ok
(3) I don't find "chmod 755 WineskinLauncher" anywhere, where should this file be?
Thanks!!

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IgnasMas commented Aug 1, 2019

Similar to nitzuga, open wine, select .msi loading for some time, get that error (no executable) but setup never appears.

EDIT: Fixed, by unzipping wrapper in other location than Applications

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hprodrig commented Aug 2, 2019

Seems like there's a new update and we're back to square zero. Is there anything we can do to that msi, should we wait for the next one, or what? I tried the new regular installer but still doesn't work on wine.

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unreferierbar commented Aug 2, 2019

I definitely appreciate the work you've done here! Is there any way you could post how/where you got access to the msi executable so that we can try to hunt it down ourselves when new updates come out in the future? Thanks :)

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DreadSkull1998 commented Aug 2, 2019

https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/58489
Heres the link with the new .msi guys. Hope it works.

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zirconium94589 commented Aug 2, 2019

So the MSI file @DreadSkull1998 posted is for the August 1st update, correct?
I'm getting that MSI file just fine, but now my issue is the Custom Wine Skin.

When I download the custom wine skin, everything works and downloads fine, but when I try to move the Wineskin into the Apps from my C drive (screenshot 1), now I'm getting the following error (screenshot 2).

Any advice, you wonderful, amazing people :)?
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prestia commented Aug 2, 2019

Hi, all. I updated the link to the msi file in the main post. Sorry for the slight delay--I've been traveling for the last two days.

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davecangit commented Aug 2, 2019

FYI - the link to the .msi in Dependencies is still the wrong one.

Edit: after downloading the correct one, I still got the error about no executable. I rebuilt the wrapper and it worked though!

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Akoukou26 commented Aug 2, 2019

Hello all, is the update working for you?
After install the update, I had the same problem than @davecangit so i rebuilt the wrapper in Wineskin, then when i launch MTGArena this thing pop up :

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and then

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Someone can help me ?

Thanks again for what you're all doing !

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prestia commented Aug 2, 2019

@Akoukou26 This is mentioned in the FAQs the main post and in a couple of the comments: It will almost always crash the first time you launch it. It should work on the second try.

If you want a more permanent fix to avoid this, read the FAQs.

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Akoukou26 commented Aug 2, 2019

@prestia, even if i wait and try again this window always shows up. So i did this :

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I must did something wrong but don't know what...

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prestia commented Aug 2, 2019

@Akoukou26 That looks like a rich text file instead of plaintext (shift + command + T to change modes in TextEdit). It also looks like you skipped the direction about unchecking the "If no extension is provided, use '.txt'". There should not be an extension for the WineskinLauncher file.

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Akoukou26 commented Aug 2, 2019

@prestia Ok thank you i didn't understand about the plaintext (i'm french and that's hard for me cause this is not the same terms)
So now started over the operation with a plaintext and unchecked the "if no extension...".
Now i run the terminal and still got this :

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prestia commented Aug 2, 2019

@Akoukou26 is MTGArena.app in your Applications folder? Can you send me a screenshot of the full path to the folder?

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Akoukou26 commented Aug 2, 2019

Here it is :

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PS : it worked before the update

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Ahrimourn commented Aug 2, 2019

@prestia, after the update today I was broken again. At first I tried to re-use the msi file from last week (the file ending in 32.msi) - didn't work. Luckily I came here and you had a link to an even newer msi (ends in 204.msi) and eureka that works.

Just wanted to say huge thanks for all your help and your updates to this page!!!

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LitioGuilt commented Aug 2, 2019

@prestia and others: I actually followed all the steps, also the new gimmick with the plain txt, everything seems to work but when I run MTGArena after briefly loading it crushes as per my initial screenshot - "Program Error" (which is basically the same as just described by @Akoukou26 )...same thing if I wait and try again multiple times

Anyone has any idea what is wrong and how to make it work?

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Ahrimourn commented Aug 2, 2019

I don't do any of the text file steps, I just accept that it will crash the first time. So after today's update did you follow all the steps all over again (download the new msi, copy the Wineskin wrapper back into your Applications folder, etc...)?

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I don't do any of the text file steps, I just accept that it will crash the first time. So after today's update did you follow all the steps all over again (download the new msi, copy the Wineskin wrapper back into your Applications folder, etc...)?

I also wouldn't mind it crashing just the first time, the point is that for me it never worked before the update and it doesn't work now, it keeps crashing also the second time, third, etc.

Anyway, yes, I followed all the steps all over again, and it is still crashing multiple times giving the "Program Error" already mentioned above. I was hoping the text file steps would solve it, but even after that the behaviour is the same.

...and of course I'm just dying to play Magic!!! :)

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lacorde commented Aug 3, 2019

I'm the same exact situation as @LitioGuilt.
Followed all the installation steps with the latest msi file, including the plain text tweak.
But the game keeps crashing every time I launch it (with the "Program Error" prompt).
Thanks for the great work everyone, especially @prestia.

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nitzuga commented Aug 3, 2019

Maybe try my copy of the Wineskin wrapper? https://drive.google.com/file/d/1woXscRqElvmCWUkBd81BNp_f60zg-9TO/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1woXscRqElvmCWUkBd81BNp_f60zg-9TO/view?usp=sharing

On Aug 3, 2019, at 9:08 AM, Jules Cordonnier @.***> wrote: I'm the same exact situation as @LitioGuilt https://github.com/LitioGuilt. Followed all the installation steps with the latest msi file, including the plain text tweak. But the game keeps crashing every time I launch it (with the "Program Error" prompt). Thanks for the great work everyone, especially @prestia https://github.com/prestia. — You are receiving this because you were mentioned. Reply to this email directly, view it on GitHub https://gist.github.com/4e92b5718e2d0d553318586be85158a5?email_source=notifications&email_token=ADKDE4MHAT45V5M2DANM7H3QCV7ODA5CNFSM4IG65MI2YY3PNVWWK3TUL52HS4DFVNDWS43UINXW23LFNZ2KUY3PNVWWK3TUL5UWJTQAFWNR4#gistcomment-2988830, or mute the thread https://github.com/notifications/unsubscribe-auth/ADKDE4JXIPK5ZXUDNRUAQ2TQCV7ODANCNFSM4IG65MIQ.

Eureka !
Following the steps of the guide using this version of the wineskin wrapper worked perfectly. Thank you for sharing.

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abcbarryn commented Aug 3, 2019

I think the difference might be I have added the shell script to delete the dat file and I have added this registry key...

REGEDIT4
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D]
"DirectDrawRenderer"="opengl"
"UseGLSL"="enabled"
"MaxVersionGL"=dword:00030003

I did also set the icon so it looks pretty. I think as long as the MSI link stays up to date we are set... :)

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abcbarryn commented Aug 3, 2019

Oh, I had also unchecked "Auto detect GPU Info for Direct3D" under "Screen Options".

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prestia commented Aug 4, 2019

@abcbarryn Do you mind if I link your version in the main post? Otherwise, it sounds like folks need to work through the FAQs 😄

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abcbarryn commented Aug 4, 2019

I will may take it down eventually, because it is using my limited Google Drive quota, but feel free to download it and post it somewhere else and link to that.

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renhax commented Aug 4, 2019

Not sure if related, but one thing I have tried which made it work is update the version of Wineskin, Advanced -> Tools -> Update Wrapper. Then maybe rebuild the wrapper and reinstall the msi file. Then you will see your Wineskin version becomes 2.9.0.2. Something worths to try if you don't have any clue.

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abcbarryn commented Aug 4, 2019

I created a git repository and uuencoded the Wineskin wrapper and uploaded it there, along with a .command file that should download it and recreate the MTGArena.app on your Mac, along with some streamlined instructions. You can find it here:

abcbarryn MTGArena for Mac

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Ahrimourn commented Aug 4, 2019

Thanks @abcbarryn, so for the most part it's downloading the msi and the make file and running the make file?

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abcbarryn commented Aug 4, 2019

There's no make file. There's a downloader script called makeMTGArena.command. You download and run that, it creates an MTGArena.app, then you download the msi and install it. I had to create the downloader/decoder script because MTGArena.app was too big to post on GitHub.com in one piece as a binary, so I encoded it in ASCII using uuencode and posted it in 3 parts and the script downloads the 3 parts and decodes them. I'll leave my Google drive link active for a while also, but I don't have much space left there.

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LitioGuilt commented Aug 4, 2019

Thanks a lot guys, especially @prestia and @abcbarryn, now it's finally working for me too!

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Koadek commented Aug 8, 2019

doesn't work anymore for me since the new update :(

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lacorde commented Aug 8, 2019

Same here. "Outdated Client Version" pops up now.

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On a side note, even before the update I was having a "GetThreadContext" error that crashed the app a few seconds after I opened it. That kept me from downloading the game's content all at once. I managed to get around this issue by restarting the game maybe 20+ times until the download was complete.

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prestia commented Aug 8, 2019

@Koadek @lacorde The "new executable" link in the main post takes you to the latest installer. I'll update the other link too.

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saraccogiorgio commented Aug 8, 2019

Using the new msi (Aug 8th) I get an error of "no new executable found". Any workarounds?
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Downloaded now the mtgarena.app through abcbarryn git repository and now it works.

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prestia commented Aug 8, 2019

@saraccogiorgio I've updated the link in the main post to a new wrapper too. Hopefully that works in the future.

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prestia commented Aug 9, 2019

@abcbarryn Has that been your experience? I've been using the same wrapper, but rebuilding it between installs. Not a huge time saver, but it eliminates a few steps. See the FAQ on updating for more.

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abcbarryn commented Aug 9, 2019

I guess that would be about the same. I have a zipped copy of the wrapper I use that was zipped before doing the install.

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nitzuga commented Aug 9, 2019

Thank you for the update. The instructions work as intended. If anyone has a previous wrapper/installation, just remove from the applications folder and install everything from zero.

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Sankluj commented Aug 9, 2019

@prestia Thanks for the directions, works like a charm :)

Also a little trick to avoid downloading all the assets every time you need to reinstall a fresh MTGA client in the wrapper:

  • copy the Download folder in the drive_c⁩ ▸ ⁨Program Files⁩ ▸ ⁨Wizards of the Coast⁩ ▸ ⁨MTGA⁩⁩ ▸ MTGA_Data out of the wrapper
  • Reinstall the client
  • Paste back the download folder in the same location in the wrapper before starting MTGA
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Quasimonomial commented Aug 10, 2019

I'm getting the same error as @saraccogiorgio; I also had the same error trying an older version of the MSI.

Any workarounds for this?

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Quasimonomial commented Aug 10, 2019

Okay this is insane but it seems to work when I put the wineskin wrapper into my actually Applicaitons folder rather than anywhere else, which is insane. But it works!

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abcbarryn commented Aug 10, 2019

Interesting, I put mine in /Aplications/Games.

Here is a new link to the empty wrapper

I am deleting the one on Good Drive to get the space back.

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stuckonmars commented Aug 10, 2019

Anyone have any luck buying gems and stuff when using wine?

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abcbarryn commented Aug 10, 2019

I have been able to buy stuff using gems and/or gold. I haven't tried to make any purchases with money on the Mac yet.

By the way, try redeeming these codes in the online store...

PLAYM20
3x M20 Booster Packs

LEVELUP
2,000 XP

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@stuckonmars I’ve purchased gems on Mac and used them to play limited. No issues at all.

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hungrysloth commented Aug 10, 2019

I'm having issues with the store, like @stuckonmars . Cannot purchase anything, whenever I hit an item a popup opens bringing me back to arena. I tried doing a fresh install, rebuilding the wrapper, nothing does the trick. Any idea?
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jeromelefeuvre commented Aug 10, 2019

No one with a 'File not found' error after selecting the new msi install in the new wineskin app (Works fine on the old one...) ?

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stuckonmars commented Aug 11, 2019

Having the exact same issues @hungrysloth

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msirianni commented Aug 12, 2019

Having the same store issues as @hungrysloth and @stuckonmars. Any "buy" link gives me the Totally Lost graphic. Has anyone found a workaround?

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HONON97 commented Aug 13, 2019

@prestia I confirm the issue with gem-purchase. With the 8 August update it also changed the method of payment. Now it does not take you outside the game, opening a secure-browser panel, but it does all inside the game client, opening a popup that normally asks the way you like to pay for the gems, but in our case the popup is the same as @hungrysloth. However, I tried to purchase gems via virtualbox and it worked (@msirianni it's kinda a workaround but it takes some time since the virtualbox is slow).

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stuckonmars commented Aug 13, 2019

whats virtualbox and how do I install it @HONON97 ?

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@stuckonmars https://gist.github.com/prestia/4e92b5718e2d0d553318586be85158a5#gistcomment-2981165 this was a workaround for a problem that I think is fixed now, but still...it works for the issue of purchasing gems

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hungrysloth commented Aug 14, 2019

@HONON97 @stuckonmars @prestia Can confirm, I went through the process of installing virtualbox, installing arena inside, and I can make my purchases in there. However, I tried to copy the files from VB to the wine wrapper, and it does not fix the store issue; still cant purchase anything from the wine wrapper. Boy, is virtualbox slow though.

On a side note, I find the wrapper to be much slower since the update. Anyone else noticing it?

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HONON97 commented Aug 14, 2019

Yeah I think it is a problem of the wrapper, something that prevent it from opening that sort of pop-up. VB was the only workaround that worked for me so far.

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Am3ra commented Aug 15, 2019

i tried installed today, no problems thus far.

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ElliotJones97 commented Aug 17, 2019

Hi everyone! Everything loading up fine, then I get a "Fatal error in GC. GetThreadContext failed" message pop up and the game crashes. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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vlad43210 commented Aug 18, 2019

Not working for me :( It goes through the installer, I click finish, then Wineskin just hangs there. When I kill the Wineskin process and restart it, it takes me back to the installer. Tried it a couple of times, same thing

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abcbarryn commented Aug 18, 2019

When you say the installer, are you running the msi (as instructed) or the exe?

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abcbarryn commented Aug 18, 2019

Sorry, I can not reproduce this issue... :(

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Catzilla commented Aug 19, 2019

In my case, the game starts, but during the match everything on the screen blinks.
Same situation in cards list, only main screen looks fine.
Here is screen record: https://streamable.com/mmels
Did anyone have a similar issue?

OS X 10.9.5, Intel HD 5000

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abcbarryn commented Aug 19, 2019

That is bizarre. Did you try adjusting any of the video settings? Try turning off shadows, blur, etc. Also, I see you are running 10.9, that's pretty old, can you update to a newer OS X version? An Intel HD 5000 is also an older graphics card. I am running OS X 10.13.6 with dual Gfx cards on my Mac book Pro...

Intel Iris Pro:
Chipset Model: Intel Iris Pro
Bus: Built-In
VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1536 MB

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M:
Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Bus: PCIe
PCIe Lane Width: x8
VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 2048 MB

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@Catzilla My best guess is the same as @abcbarryn, try reducing the graphics settings. 10.9 and an HD 5000 is pretty old.

I have to run the game on Medium settings and I’m on 10.14 with an i7 and Radeon Pro 560X!

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@abcbarryn, @prestia
Currently all graphics settings set to low, nothing changed.
On windows with boot camp, everything works fine on medium settings.
On VMware, there is also no issues, but fps leaves much to be desired.
This issue appears only if i run game in wine.

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blieser commented Aug 24, 2019

He folks, I'm a super-noob when it comes to all of this. I tried going through the virtual box stuff and got lost, so I kind of just scrapped it and gave up. However, I did just download the wineskin wrapper from this page (I was still using the one from the wine site) and downloaded the new client and everything seemed to work. Game installed, updates downloaded, then it asked me to login. I tried to login in and error popped up in MTG arena (not sure what it said) and the wineskin asked if the program could have permission to access the network. I clicked allow and had to restart the client, now I'm getting the following error inside MTG Arena before I can get to the login page (after preparing assets). If anyone could provide some insight, I would greatly appreciate it.

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abcbarryn commented Aug 24, 2019

Hello blieser, check to see if your Mac has a firewall enabled that might be blocking the communication, or it could also be your router, etc.

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blieser commented Aug 25, 2019

Thank you for the advice. I checked and everything seems to be clear there. I reinstalled the client and now when I go to login, I first get an "Error 404 message"

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Then, when I try to login again, it says I have an invalid password which I know is not correct. I absolutely have the right password. My account isn't locked from wizards, and I'm searched the forums and support site for an answer to this and the forums just point to the mtg arena connection troubleshooting which doesn't mention this error. Strange. Oh well, I'm thinking mtg arena may not be available to me unless I get a PC at this point.

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abcbarryn commented Aug 25, 2019

blieser, This still looks to me like a network related issue. Does the program run on a windows PC on the same network?

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emeraldwillow commented Aug 29, 2019

Hi everyone! Everything loading up fine, then I get a "Fatal error in GC. GetThreadContext failed" message pop up and the game crashes. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Hi everyone!
I've been trying to get Magic Arena work on my Mac for more than 3 hours, but something doesn't work. Trying with the "traditional" method, I get the screen mentioned at the beginning of the discussion (the one with three blank spaces) and was unable to install the game. Browsing through the comments, I found the VB workaround and finally the new .msi which led me to a successful installation.
Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to run the game since once I launch it, I get the aforementioned error: "Fatal error in GC. GetThreadContext failed".

At first, I thought it was due to me messing around with the Wine wrapper so I uninstalled everything and performed a clean install. Now I can't even finish to download the game files as it crashes and I have to force exit.

Any clue? I really don't want to bootcamp my HDD.

Thanks in advance!

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emeraldwillow commented Aug 30, 2019

A quick update for anyone interested.
I found this tutorial by SkaazyTV which happens to be working for me with a few tweaks.
First of all, I have Magic Arena installed on my mum's laptop, so I was able to get the MTGA folder mentioned in the tutorial. However, I used the Wine Wrapper provided here as the one on the link was broken. The game works just fine so far with no Fatal Errors whatsoever.

I hope this may help!

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craiglondon commented Sep 4, 2019

@ernandojs I installed the MSI from today MTGAInstaller_0.1.1678.727490.msi and I am having similar problems. Seems to crash when starting a match, and when a match ends. I've tested this 3 times, and same result each time.

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ernandojs commented Sep 4, 2019

Looks like the MSI installer released today is making the game crash after minutes you open... Especially queueing for games

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ernandojs commented Sep 4, 2019

@craiglondon It's happening to everyone... I saw some people complaining about it on Twitter, and it's happening with me, too

I tried to reinstall some times using a clean install, but it keeps crashing...

Maybe using this method of installing a VM, works:
https://gist.github.com/prestia/4e92b5718e2d0d553318586be85158a5#gistcomment-2981165

I think this is only happening to Mac users using Wine, and I don't think WOTC will provide any support or even a new package since the Mac version will be launched this Winter

That's sad :(

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@craiglondon @ernandojs I did the update this morning and it crashed once while trying to access the store. After that, I didn't have any problems. I even managed to get in a few games with the new Eldraine set before I had to start working.

I'll try playing a bit more tonight and see if there's an issue.

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craiglondon commented Sep 4, 2019

@prestia Thanks! Let us know. Another guy I was chatting with uninstalled the previous version and installed 1678 using Lutris (on Linux) and he hasn't had any of the same crashes.

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theword commented Sep 5, 2019

I'm having the same issue. Was able to install the game fine and can access anything in-game but when I go to a match. It freezes and then crashes.

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renhax commented Sep 5, 2019

Same issue here :( Crash every time started the game. BTW, is that confirmed MTGA will be launched on Mac this winter?

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RuliuS22 commented Sep 5, 2019

Same for me, crashes all the time yesterday after installation. This morning no changes after several re start... Very bad news after the very excited announcements :(

By the way, the answer from WotC for in game purchases:
_Reviewing the information that you have provided it appears that you are running MTG Arena through Wine. This is what is causing the payment issue that you are encountering. You should be able to place an order by using a native windows machine. We do not currently have a work around for the issue with Wine as it is not a currently supported configuration.

I have tagged this request in association with the payment issue. If our developers have further questions or troubleshooting to provide they will reach out to you via this ticket in regard to this._

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prestia commented Sep 5, 2019

OK. Mine is crashing now too. I tried the Virtual Box workaround without success too. When I sober up, I'll work on a new solution!

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HellFire56 commented Sep 5, 2019

I’ve reinstalled, lowered all graphics settings, restarted, etc. Nothing seems to help.

I’ve still managed to play a few matches though, as when it crashes upon finding a match I simply wait a few moments, launch again and it puts me in the game. Then it works fine until the game ends then it crashes. Annoying to say the least, but if you really need to get your fix, you can sort of play still

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TheServerMonkey commented Sep 5, 2019

First of all, I want to thank you all for all of the legwork that you've done with this--ever since getting a Mac, it's the only way I want to go. That said, it genuinely seems that there's a serious issue with the latest release, and not just in the workaround. I pulled out my Windows 10 machine, updated, etc. and have had nothing but problems with running it. It will eventually get up and running, however, there are TONS of issues getting the client up and running. I've not seen other complaints, so this may just be my own experience but it makes me suspect this release.

Hoping it's resolved soon, as the games that I was able to get into were fun with the new cards, plus I'd like to win some of the Throne of Eldrane cards before its release as well.

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jeromelefeuvre commented Sep 5, 2019

Mine juste works. It crashed every time after the install. Just going to options and check use mac driver and directx

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ikroni commented Sep 5, 2019

Seems like new visual effects doesn't support...
004d:fixme:d3d11:d3d11_immediate_context_Flush iface 0x3584e14 stub! 004c:fixme:d3d:create_texture_view OpenGL implementation does not support texture views. 004d:fixme:d3d11:d3d11_immediate_context_Flush iface 0x3584e14 stub!

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RuliuS22 commented Sep 5, 2019

https://gist.github.com/prestia/4e92b5718e2d0d553318586be85158a5#gistcomment-3017549

What do you mean check use Mac driver and directx ?

I check always the 3 “use Mac driver”, “decorate Windows” and “direct 3D” but with that it crashes all the time. Unplayable

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RuliuS22 commented Sep 5, 2019

@abcbarryn is it working for you really ?

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craiglondon commented Sep 5, 2019

@ikroni, looks like some of that OpenGL/DirectX stuff is related to Mac and this...
https://portingteam.com/topic/10551-req-devil-may-cry-4-special-edition/#entry107196

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abcbarryn commented Sep 5, 2019

Mine seems to be working...
Screen shots of my settings since they did not attach to the previous message:

Screen Shot 2019-09-05 at 6 40 37 PM

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RuliuS22 commented Sep 5, 2019

Same settings 4 me.

Not the same Mac ;) Mac book Air 13’ 2015
Intel HD graphics 6000 1535Mo

Crashes all the time...

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TheServerMonkey commented Sep 5, 2019

Will give this a try in a bit, thanks for the info.

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craiglondon commented Sep 5, 2019

@abcbarryn Thanks for your info. I attempted the same config. When starting a match instead of crashing, it just hung, so I had to force close MTGA and then jump back in so I didn't auto concede. When the match ended, it crashed.

This is my hardware

Engine Used: WS9Wine3.13July252018
Hardware:

    Hardware Overview:

      Model Name: MacBook Pro
      Model Identifier: MacBookPro12,1
      Processor Name: Intel Core i7
      Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz
      Number of Processors: 1
      Total Number of Cores: 2
      L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
      L3 Cache: 4 MB
      Memory: 16 GB
      Boot ROM Version: 186.0.0.0.0
      SMC Version (system): 2.28f7

Graphics/Displays:

    Intel Iris Graphics 6100:

      Chipset Model: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
      Type: GPU
      Bus: Built-In
      VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1536 MB
      Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
      Device ID: 0x162b
      Revision ID: 0x0009
      Metal: Supported
      Displays:
        Color LCD:
          Display Type: Built-In Retina LCD
          Resolution: 2560 x 1600 Retina
          Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
          Main Display: Yes
          Mirror: Off
          Online: Yes
          Rotation: Supported
          Automatically Adjust Brightness: Yes
          Connection Type: DisplayPort

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abcbarryn commented Sep 6, 2019

The other thing I did was I did NOT do a clean install. I ran the installer on top of the existing install and let it upgrade, ignoring the "I can't find any new exe" message.

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TheServerMonkey commented Sep 6, 2019

Same thing here, haven't done a clean install for a bit.

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craiglondon commented Sep 6, 2019

I did the uninstall, then install.

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ikroni commented Sep 6, 2019

`Engine Used: WS9Wine3.13July252018
Hardware:

Hardware Overview:

  Model Name: MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,1
  Processor Name: Intel Core i5
  Processor Speed: 2,3 GHz
  Number of Processors: 1
  Total Number of Cores: 2
  L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
  L3 Cache: 4 MB
  Hyper-Threading Technology: Enabled
  Memory: 8 GB
  Boot ROM Version: 198.0.0.0.0
  SMC Version (system): 2.43f6

Graphics/Displays:

Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640:

  Chipset Model: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
  Type: GPU
  Bus: Built-In
  VRAM (Dynamic, Max): 1536 MB
  Vendor: Intel
  Device ID: 0x5926
  Revision ID: 0x0006
  Metal: Supported, feature set macOS GPUFamily2 v1
  Displays:
    Color LCD:
      Display Type: Built-In Retina LCD
      Resolution: 2560 x 1600 Retina
      Framebuffer Depth: 24-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
      Main Display: Yes
      Mirror: Off
      Online: Yes
      Rotation: Supported
      Automatically Adjust Brightness: No

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Crashes all the time too...

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rostekr commented Sep 6, 2019

same here, cant play ;/ crashes while starting the game or after the game

i did the update using virtual box

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
2,2 GHz Intel Core i7
Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

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craiglondon commented Sep 6, 2019

Just spitballing here... Wine on my Mac is 4.0.1, Wine in the Wineskin is 3.13. Maybe update Wine in the Wineskin?

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zirconium94589 commented Sep 6, 2019

what's the most recent wineskin and MSI file? can we link that to a comment below this or something? Just so its updated in real time. I haven't un-installed the previous version yet.

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craiglondon commented Sep 6, 2019

@zirconium94589 Here is the link to the MSI file. https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1678.727490/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1678.727490.msi

I don't know if there has been any updates made to the Wineskin file.

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prestia commented Sep 6, 2019

@craiglondon @zirconium94589 Official Wineskin is stuck at Wine 2.x. The custom wrapper linked above was made because 3.x was required to run MTGA. I don't think updating it to 4.x will make a difference, but it's worth trying. Unfortunately, it takes a non-trivial amount of work that I can't shoulder right now. Happy to post the link if anyone can get to it before me!

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RuliuS22 commented Sep 7, 2019

An update will be available on Monday... cross fingers ! So disappointed to not being able to play since the last update

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rabec815 commented Sep 7, 2019

Hope that update works. I'm having the same issue. The game crashes every time y attempt to start a game...

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craiglondon commented Sep 7, 2019

@RuliuS22 thanks for the comment. Where did you read that another update was coming out?

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craiglondon commented Sep 7, 2019

I just found this on Twitter.
https://twitter.com/mtg_arena/status/1170086325657034752?s=21. Not sure if this is a server side patch only or server and client.

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benjikat commented Sep 9, 2019

Looks like it was server side only. :( - Game is totally unplayable right now. Any suggestions appreciated. (I had no idea you could install updates and was reinstalling from scratch each time - I do not have the previous install...)

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RuliuS22 commented Sep 9, 2019

@abcbarryn do you think we must try to use the old msi then proceed to upgrade with the last one in update process ? I don’t know if the old msi is still available.
Tell me if also if the last update don’t change anything for you and you are still able to play. Lucky you ;)

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@abcbarryn do you think we must try to use the old msi then proceed to upgrade with the last one in update process ? I don’t know if the old msi is still available.
Tell me if also if the last update don’t change anything for you and you are still able to play. Lucky you ;)

I do not think playing with the older updates will do anything but I provide the last 3: https://mega.nz/#F!IBs2nKra!3vQQvQPn4zTr9LaUvuV4ow

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Just updated with the newest msi and while we can now successfully buy gems (yay!), it is still aggressively crashing... made it through one draft and it crashed at least three times, once just shutting itself down, twice requiring a hard reset on my computer (it wouldn't respond to force quitting). Rough stuff.

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jqmtor commented Sep 9, 2019

This new update does not work for me either. After a fresh install the game crashes all the time and also forces me to restart the computer before I can start MTGA again.

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jqmtor commented Sep 9, 2019

BTW, I've been looking at the MTGA status page (https://magicthegatheringarena.statuspage.io/). It summarises incidents and patches quite well. There's no mention in the patch notes of any intention to fix these crashes.

I know we're all trying to make the game work on an unsupported platform, but since the 4th there were several crash reports on Windows as well. I am hoping we'll benefit when those are addressed.

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renhax commented Sep 10, 2019

Just updated with the newest msi and while we can now successfully buy gems (yay!), it is still aggressively crashing... made it through one draft and it crashed at least three times, once just shutting itself down, twice requiring a hard reset on my computer (it wouldn't respond to force quitting). Rough stuff.

For no respond on quitting issue, try open your activity manager, select memory tab, double click MTGArena....Wine, click quit then force quit

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renhax commented Sep 10, 2019

When I make the paypal/credit card page, but then the game will stuck after clicking any method, just want to make the purchase of preorder :(

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HellFire56 commented Sep 10, 2019

Strange, I tried to boot and it told me that I needed to update. Then when I checked, there was a new msi install. So, are we sure the update was only on server side? I’m installing the new msi now, will update once finished

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craiglondon commented Sep 10, 2019

I updated my client today as well. Still same crash issues when starting a match and when ending a match. 😡

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HellFire56 commented Sep 10, 2019

I crash pre match or within the first two turns. Then I relaunch and it works fine until the end of Match crash

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iSergiant commented Sep 10, 2019

Hold on to your beers! I found a way 😃

I found a way to play MTG Arena on Mac for free. Simple an easy. And it is called "Nvidia GeForce Now".

This is kind of a free streaming service, so you don't have MTG Arena on your computer. Which even lets you play in HQ.

You can either sing up for the waiting list because it is still in beta (here: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/geforce-now/waitlist/) or you just surpass the waiting list (here: https://www.computerbild.de/download/GeForce-Now-19635295.html) Sorry that secont website is in german, but I trust you. You will find the download button 😉

So just download GeForce Now, install it, open it, search for MTG Arena and play. That's all.

Enjoy!

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What??!

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RuliuS22 commented Sep 10, 2019

@iSergiant even if you download and install GeForce Now, you need the activation code ?

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prestia commented Sep 11, 2019

I've been in the GeForce Now beta since April. In a pinch, it works. But the visual quality is much lower, there is occasional input lag, and they're not always on top of client updates (meaning you get an outdated client error that you can't correct on your own). Still, it can be an OK solution when we're getting buggy official releases.

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iSergiant commented Sep 11, 2019

I've been in the GeForce Now beta since April. In a pinch, it works. But the visual quality is much lower, there is occasional input lag, and they're not always on top of client updates (meaning you get an outdated client error that you can't correct on your own). Still, it can be an OK solution when we're getting buggy official releases.

That's true. You have to wait sometimes about 48h until they updated the game, which is certainly annoying, but better than nothing.
Also yes, sometimes it lags a bit, but on the other hand it does not heat up your mac nearly as much and it never ever crashed on me.

@iSergiant even if you download and install GeForce Now, you need the activation code ?

You might be right and I just didn't have to do so this time because I already did so half a year ago.
But you can still put yourself onto the waiting list. I read it takes about 3-4 weeks atm.

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ikroni commented Sep 11, 2019

I build new wrapper based on Wine CX 18.5 game started but didn't get patches now, it start download but freezing on 100Mb
Screenshot 2019-09-11 at 12 02 54
... Also, if somebode want to experiment with new wine in wineskin new winery placed here: https://github.com/Gcenx/WineskinServer/blob/master/README.md
I tried with wine 4.14 but MTGA crashed after start cause 4.14 engine build without xQuartz support...

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ikroni commented Sep 11, 2019

The best result 829Mb downloaded...

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So, I was tried a lot of engines, but it still didn't work...
On wine engines 4.12.1, 4.14, 4.15 don't work xQuartz, every time get error about d3d...
On cedega 18.5 downloading procces failed every time...

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craiglondon commented Sep 11, 2019

@ikroni your work looks promising!

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prestia commented Sep 11, 2019

@ikroni what is the exact D3D error? Are you making sure to uncheck "Auto Detect GPU Info for Direct3D" and check "Use Mac Driver instead of X11"? Did you try the d3d.reg workaround from the FAQs? Have you tried allocating more video memory to Wine?

Seems odd that you’re consistently seeing this error with Wine 4.x, as it’s not the core issue we’re seeing with 3.x.

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argtjs commented Sep 12, 2019

@ikroni I used to have download errors in prior versions, but I could always restart the client and it would resume the download from where it stops. It sometimes took a lot of force quits/restart Arena, but it would complete and the game was playable.

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