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MTG Arena Installation for august 1st new release

Hello MTG Arena players,

Since August 1st, a new release of MTG Arena is arrived.
And again, it no longer works.
I use last technique provided last week that consist in a new lutris json file with the link to the latest .msi package and reinstall it.
It worked for me.
As a cannot put .json file here is the code :
{"count":1,"next":null,"previous":null,"results":[{"id":8306,"game_id":17988,"game_slug":"magic-the-gathering-arena","name":"Magic: The Gathering - Arena","year":2017,"user":"alexsim92","runner":"wine","slug":"magic-the-gathering-arena-latest","version":"Latest","description":null,"notes":"IMPORTANT: <i>Silent install no longer works so you must make sure to close out MTGA for the installer to finish. Do not attempt to play when the installer is running or your install might be deleted.</i>\r\n\r\nKnown issues: <a href=\"https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/37048\">https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/37048</a>\r\n\r\nMTGA Pro Tracker does not work.","created_at":"2018-05-16T21:55:30.514000Z","updated_at":"2019-05-09T00:14:45.920817Z","draft":false,"published":true,"published_by":19464,"rating":"4","steamid":null,"gogid":null,"gogslug":"","humblestoreid":"","script":{"game":{"exe":"drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe","arch":"win32","prefix":"$GAMEDIR"},"wine":{"WineDesktop":"1920x1080","esync":true,"version":"tkg-unity-4.1-x86_64","Desktop":true},"files":[{"setup":"https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1615.720204/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1615.720204.msi"}],"installer":[{"task":{"arch":"win32","name":"create_prefix","prefix":"$GAMEDIR","description":"Creating Wine prefix"}},{"task":{"arch":"win32","path":"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wine\\X11 Driver","value":"Y","name":"set_regedit","key":"GrabFullscreen","prefix":"$GAMEDIR"}},{"task":{"arch":"win32","path":"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wine\\X11 Driver","value":"N","name":"set_regedit","key":"UseTakeFocus","prefix":"$GAMEDIR"}},{"task":{"arch":"win32","name":"winetricks","prefix":"$GAMEDIR","description":"Installing .NET 4.7.2. This will take a while...","app":"dotnet472"}},{"task":{"arch":"win32","name":"winetricks","prefix":"$GAMEDIR","app":"xact arial win10"}},{"task":{"name":"winekill","prefix":"$GAMEDIR"}},{"task":{"arch":"win32","description":"Installing Magic the Gathering Arena","exclude_processes":"mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe","executable":"setup","name":"wineexec","prefix":"$GAMEDIR"}},{"task":{"name":"winekill","prefix":"$GAMEDIR"}}]},"content":"files:\n- setup: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/MTGAInstaller.exe\ngame:\n arch: win32\n exe: drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MtgaLauncher.exe\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\ninstaller:\n- task:\n arch: win32\n description: Creating Wine prefix\n name: create_prefix\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n arch: win32\n key: GrabFullscreen\n name: set_regedit\n path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wine\\X11 Driver\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n value: Y\n- task:\n arch: win32\n key: UseTakeFocus\n name: set_regedit\n path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wine\\X11 Driver\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n value: N\n- task:\n app: dotnet472\n arch: win32\n description: Installing .NET 4.7.2. This will take a while...\n name: winetricks\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n app: xact arial win10\n arch: win32\n name: winetricks\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n name: winekill\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n arch: win32\n description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena\n exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe\n executable: setup\n name: wineexec\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n name: winekill\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\nwine:\n Desktop: true\n WineDesktop: 1920x1080\n esync: true\n version: tkg-unity-4.1-x86_64\n"}]}

Save it to a txt .json file and start it with :
lutris -i magic-the-gathering-arena-latest.json

Have a nice day.
Basco

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This worked wonderfully!

I couldn’t get into a play yet, but the game starts and downloads necessary files then.

For people coming here not knowing what to do:

  1. Create a new text file with a name like mtga.json

  2. In this folder, open a terminal.

  3. Now run the command lutris -i mtga.json

  4. Follow the instructions :smile:

  5. When the installation has finished, go to the properties for this game and enable DXVK in the newest version (1.3.1)

EDIT: added the fifth step

Another day, another update. I used bascobug’s code and changed it so it download the latest .msi file.

{“count”:1,“next”:null,“previous”:null,“results”:[{“id”:8306,“game_id”:17988,“game_slug”:“magic-the-gathering-arena”,“name”:“Magic: The Gathering - Arena”,“year”:2017,“user”:“alexsim92”,“runner”:“wine”,“slug”:“magic-the-gathering-arena-latest”,“version”:“Latest”,“description”:null,“notes”:“IMPORTANT: Silent install no longer works so you must make sure to close out MTGA for the installer to finish. Do not attempt to play when the installer is running or your install might be deleted.\r\n\r\nKnown issues: <a href=“https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/37048”>https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/37048\r\n\r\nMTGA Pro Tracker does not work.”,“created_at”:“2018-05-16T21:55:30.514000Z”,“updated_at”:“2019-05-09T00:14:45.920817Z”,“draft”:false,“published”:true,“published_by”:19464,“rating”:“4”,“steamid”:null,“gogid”:null,“gogslug”:"",“humblestoreid”:"",“script”:{“game”:{“exe”:“drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe”,“arch”:“win32”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR"},“wine”:{“WineDesktop”:“1920x1080”,“esync”:true,“version”:“tkg-unity-4.1-x86_64”,“Desktop”:true},“files”:[{“setup”:“https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1622.721726/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1622.721726.msi"}],“installer”:[{“task”:{“arch”:“win32”,“name”:“create_prefix”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR",“description”:"Creating Wine prefix”}},{“task”:{“arch”:“win32”,“path”:“HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver”,“value”:“Y”,“name”:“set_regedit”,“key”:“GrabFullscreen”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR"}},{“task”:{“arch”:“win32”,“path”:“HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver”,“value”:“N”,“name”:“set_regedit”,“key”:“UseTakeFocus”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR"}},{“task”:{“arch”:“win32”,“name”:“winetricks”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR",“description”:“Installing .NET 4.7.2. This will take a while…”,“app”:“dotnet472”}},{“task”:{“arch”:“win32”,“name”:“winetricks”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR",“app”:“xact arial win10”}},{“task”:{“name”:“winekill”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR"}},{“task”:{“arch”:“win32”,“description”:“Installing Magic the Gathering Arena”,“exclude_processes”:“mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe”,“executable”:“setup”,“name”:“wineexec”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR"}},{“task”:{“name”:“winekill”,“prefix”:"$GAMEDIR"}}]},“content”:“files:\n- setup: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/MTGAInstaller.exe\ngame:\n arch: win32\n exe: drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MtgaLauncher.exe\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\ninstaller:\n- task:\n arch: win32\n description: Creating Wine prefix\n name: create_prefix\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n arch: win32\n key: GrabFullscreen\n name: set_regedit\n path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n value: Y\n- task:\n arch: win32\n key: UseTakeFocus\n name: set_regedit\n path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n value: N\n- task:\n app: dotnet472\n arch: win32\n description: Installing .NET 4.7.2. This will take a while…\n name: winetricks\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n app: xact arial win10\n arch: win32\n name: winetricks\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n name: winekill\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n arch: win32\n description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena\n exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe\n executable: setup\n name: wineexec\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\n- task:\n name: winekill\n prefix: $GAMEDIR\nwine:\n Desktop: true\n WineDesktop: 1920x1080\n esync: true\n version: tkg-unity-4.1-x86_64\n”}]}

I used the instructions in bascobug’s original post and it worked fine for me.

It works also for me with the new .msi installer :
https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1622.721726/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1622.721726.msi
Just replaced in json file and redownloaded the whole game…

Have fun

the problem with the installer .msi is, that it works for me, but I don’t have a MTGALauncher.exe anymore to update it at the next update :thinking:

As normal lutris installer no longer works using default MTGAInstaller.exe, it is a workaround.