I’m using the recent Lutris, made all the proposed steps + installed winbind, which it was asked in the log. Also tried different distros and DM’s with same result, is there any workaround for this? Thanks in advance
I tried several distros and de’s, starting with Ubuntu Mate 18.04, tried Debian 9 and 8, Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04, Linux Mint 19 and 18 Kde, now I’m in Kubuntu 18.04, all gives same result. Installed mscorefonts from outside and inside lutris’s winetricks, nothing change. When I leave the default DXVK it really forces to Directx 9 since my gpu lacks Vulkan, and text is showing fine in this mode.
I’m using Debian9 and everything worked well until I started seeing the same font contorsion about 2-3 weeks ago after a battle.net update. Yesterday the update did not start and I reinstalled from lutris. The only option the lutris installer gave me was Dx11 with DXVK. So, Greyed, there is no alternative. The battle.net app hangs after login with the rotating logo and distorted fonts. My card doesn’t support DXVK so I disabled it but nothing changed. App still hangs.
Edit: Fixed the hang by deleting the agent data but update still not runs and fonts are still distorted.
Edit: Starting Lutris in debug mode shows endless repetitions of the same dxgi:d3d11 error.
Edit again: Switched to pba-firerat-3.11-x86_64 and update started. Fonts still distorted.
After updating switched back to the default runner and game works fine. The hanging update might have been due to blizzard server problems. But the distorted fonts stay.
Again, I can’t reproduce the font issue without DXVK. So something is different for you, perhaps something missing, I don’t know what. But please let us know if you find a fix at some point, and what it was.
If you think it is an issue with wine + dx11, open a bug report on winehq.org.
I’m having a similar issue. I get a crash report when Battle.net launches through Lutris. I’m able to force it to run from the terminal but it shows the same distorted fonts as pictured by Chenall71. I also tried disabling DXVK as someone mentioned which allows Battle.net to launch from Lutris with the same distorted fonts. This must be a font issue but I’m not sure which one. I’m on Ubuntu Bionic and have already installed mscorefonts. Any recommendations on which font could produce a conflict like this?
I have another system that is up and running the launcher and WoW perfectly with almost the same specs as this machine. Followed the instructions to a T so I don’t think I could have missed something.
Thanks for the information! It does run on my card well, actually. This is a fresh install of Bionic. I installed Lutris, ran the script and had WoW up and running yesterday afternoon in the first go. The next time I tried to run it, Battle.net started crashing. So I’m confused and hopefully I can get it sorted out soon!
Today the game complained about a missing DLL. So I deleted, reinstalled, switched off dxvk, enabled pba, fixed the update hang by deleting battle.net program data and the game started again. Fonts still distorted of course. The only changes my system had when the distorsion started about 3 weeks ago was regular updates, among them kernel updates but no driver update as far as I remember.
I’m using radeon driver on a GCN1.0 card, debian9 with 4.18 liquorix kernel. Which kernel and graphic driver do you use on what card?
And @dxvk users, this thread is about font distorsion WITHOUT dxvk.
Very interesting. I’ve tried to run battle.net on version .64 and .72 (works on my other machine) to no avail. I am, however, able to play WoW directly by select the .EXE file to run from Lutris. I’ll keep slogging at this with debug mode and see what I can come up with.