Upon launching the game, the black screen is drawn as though the starting cinematic will play but then the WINE/Linux error is displayed. When the app. crashes, the black screen goes away and the Blizzard crash/error collection dialog is displayed. Blizzard is doing some wonky stuff with the game. I checked the program files\D2:R folder in Windows 10, and there is a d3d12.dll (direct X v12 runtime) file.
Wonky thing #1: D2:R requires Windows 10, does not have Windows 7 support, but when inspecting the properties of the dll file it shows that it is a DXv12 runtime for Windows 7.
Wonky thing #2: If one removes or replaces Window 7 runtime file with the Windows 10 runtime, the Blizz launcher will detect this and re-download the DXv12 for Windows 7 runtime file before attempting to launch the game.
Here is a link to all of the log files and the submit issue json file:
Blizzard has pushed several D2:R PC patches over the last 3 weeks. I had a clean install of Lutris and Wine with the v6.19-GE runner that worked, on Manjaro KDE, but the successive patches broke the installation. The v6.20-GE runner does not fix the problem, nor does the HansKristian work around. I tested the v6.19-GE and v6.20-GE runners with the v5.13.19-2 and v5.14.10-1 kernels without success. The Lutris System v6.16 Staging runner does not work either.
Any advice, suggestions, workarounds would be greatly appreciated.