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MTG Arena Installation for october 4th new release

As pointed by Elmister, the link in my post was wrong. sorry about that. Try again with this link for the update of September 9th:

https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1684.728405/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1684.728405.msi

is this method still working?
at the moment it is stuck in ‘waiting from response by lutris.net

the actual new msi link should be this
https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1699.730588/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1699.730588.msi

So I’m pretty new to linux and Lutris and using wine to run games, and I’ve been having similar problems but managed to get it working. If I install through the Lutris game page, it gives me a ‘Client out of date’ error after I log in. If I copy the .json script from here or the Lutris game page and replace the references to the newest version (MTGAInstaller_0.1.1699.730588.msi) it hangs on ‘waiting from response by lutris,net’. But I found that there’s a patch file as well that needs to be downloaded, see this MTG forum post: https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/58489.

So if I go to the game page (https://lutris.net/games/magic-the-gathering-arena/) and select ‘Edit Installer’ and replace the ‘Content’ box with the code below, I can ‘Test this installer’ and it finally worked for me. After the game installs and launches, it downloads over a gig of more updates/files and started working for me. So I don’t know if I wrote this code the ‘right way’, but I submitted it for moderation and will post it below for others to try:

files:
- setup: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1699.730588/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1699.730588.msi
- patch: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1699.730588/MTGAPatch_0.1.1699.730588.msp
game:
  arch: win32
  exe: drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe
  prefix: $GAMEDIR
installer:
- task:
    arch: win32
    description: Creating Wine prefix
    name: create_prefix
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    arch: win32
    key: GrabFullscreen
    name: set_regedit
    path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
    value: Y
- task:
    arch: win32
    key: UseTakeFocus
    name: set_regedit
    path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
    value: N
- task:
    app: dotnet472
    arch: win32
    description: Installing .NET 4.7.2. This will take a while...
    name: winetricks
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    app: xact arial win10
    arch: win32
    name: winetricks
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    name: winekill
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- copy:
    dst: $CACHE/mtg-arena/
    src: setup
- task:
    arch: win32
    args: /i "$CACHE/mtg-arena/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1699.730588.msi" /q
    description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena
    exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe
    executable: msiexec
    name: wineexec
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    arch: win32
    args: /i "$CACHE/mtg-arena/MTGAPatch_0.1.1699.730588.msp" /q
    description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena
    exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe
    executable: msiexec
    name: wineexec
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    name: winekill
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
wine:
  Desktop: true
  esync: true
  version: tkg-unity-4.5-x86_64
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While installing dot net 472, system stopped.
How can I solve it.
Please

Thanks wesleywatson, your method works with me.
Using lutris v0.5.3 (not 0.5.3.1), i cannot use my previous method lutris -i .json file because of the fail check of lutris version that block me to go further.

https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/60224

new patch version SEP 26 - 1.00.00 Game Update
who knows how to install it?

edited:
found this:
https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/58489

with this msi works for me:
https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1790.733462/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1790.733462.msi

Thanks yunixon, with 0.1.1790.733462 patch, it works also for me using wesleywatson method.

Here is the full script to use for lutris installer this week :

- setup: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1790.733462/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1790.733462.msi
- patch: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1790.733462/MTGAPatch_0.1.1790.733462.msp
game:
  arch: win32
  exe: drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe
  prefix: $GAMEDIR
installer:
- task:
    arch: win32
    description: Creating Wine prefix
    name: create_prefix
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    arch: win32
    key: GrabFullscreen
    name: set_regedit
    path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
    value: Y
- task:
    arch: win32
    key: UseTakeFocus
    name: set_regedit
    path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
    value: N
- task:
    app: dotnet472
    arch: win32
    description: Installing .NET 4.7.2. This will take a while...
    name: winetricks
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    app: xact arial win10
    arch: win32
    name: winetricks
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    name: winekill
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- copy:
    dst: $CACHE/mtg-arena/
    src: setup
- task:
    arch: win32
    args: /i "$CACHE/mtg-arena/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1790.733462.msi" /q
    description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena
    exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe
    executable: msiexec
    name: wineexec
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    arch: win32
    args: /i "$CACHE/mtg-arena/MTGAPatch_0.1.1790.733462.msp" /q
    description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena
    exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe
    executable: msiexec
    name: wineexec
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    name: winekill
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
wine:
  Desktop: true
  esync: true
  version: tkg-unity-4.5-x86_64
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Was there another update from Wizards following bascobug’s method? Following that install procedure has the client telling me it is out of date.

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Hello. I follow every step and when i run MTGA it says Outdated Client Version.

I noticed when i use the newest script (with 0.1.1790.733462 patch) it’s still downloading older version - about 337 mb. What is the problem here?

Worked for me after adding a description and saving the draft before “Test this installer”.

And bascobug’s script is missing “files:” on top. Dunno if it matters.

Thanks for the hint about the versions. Tried a lot without notice it.

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bascobug, you missed the first line in the script, so here is the correct one:

files:
- setup: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1790.733462/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1790.733462.msi
- patch: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1790.733462/MTGAPatch_0.1.1790.733462.msp
game:
  arch: win32
  exe: drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe
  prefix: $GAMEDIR
installer:
- task:
    arch: win32
    description: Creating Wine prefix
    name: create_prefix
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    arch: win32
    key: GrabFullscreen
    name: set_regedit
    path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
    value: Y
- task:
    arch: win32
    key: UseTakeFocus
    name: set_regedit
    path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
    value: N
- task:
    app: dotnet472
    arch: win32
    description: Installing .NET 4.7.2. This will take a while...
    name: winetricks
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    app: xact arial win10
    arch: win32
    name: winetricks
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    name: winekill
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- copy:
    dst: $CACHE/mtg-arena/
    src: setup
- task:
    arch: win32
    args: /i "$CACHE/mtg-arena/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1790.733462.msi" /q
    description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena
    exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe
    executable: msiexec
    name: wineexec
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    arch: win32
    args: /i "$CACHE/mtg-arena/MTGAPatch_0.1.1790.733462.msp" /q
    description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena
    exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe
    executable: msiexec
    name: wineexec
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    name: winekill
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
wine:
  Desktop: true
  esync: true
  version: tkg-unity-4.5-x86_64
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Same thing was happening to me, I was using the new scripts with newest version 1790.733462 (both msi and msp, even though the MTG forum post doesn’t mention the msp file) and I would notice it would still download an older version, and would then fail for ‘outdated client’.

And also weirdly, I did what DasMoeh said and it worked for me. I added a description and reason, clicked ‘save draft’, then the page seemed to reload so I verified the script was right, ran it, and it started downloading the right version. Working for me now.

Yep, working for me aswell.
DasMoeh - missing “files” was the problem here.
Thank you guys :slight_smile:

Hello,

Sorry about last week script error, here is the new script for lastest patch (0.1.1805.734606) from MTGA :

files:
- setup: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1805.734606/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1805.734606.msi
- patch: https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1805.734606/MTGAPatch_0.1.1805.734606.msp
game:
  arch: win32
  exe: drive_c/Program Files/Wizards of the Coast/MTGA/MTGA.exe
  prefix: $GAMEDIR
installer:
- task:
    arch: win32
    description: Creating Wine prefix
    name: create_prefix
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    arch: win32
    key: GrabFullscreen
    name: set_regedit
    path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
    value: Y
- task:
    arch: win32
    key: UseTakeFocus
    name: set_regedit
    path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\X11 Driver
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
    value: N
- task:
    app: dotnet472
    arch: win32
    description: Installing .NET 4.7.2. This will take a while...
    name: winetricks
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    app: xact arial win10
    arch: win32
    name: winetricks
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    name: winekill
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- copy:
    dst: $CACHE/mtg-arena/
    src: setup
- task:
    arch: win32
    args: /i "$CACHE/mtg-arena/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1805.734606.msi" /q
    description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena
    exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe
    executable: msiexec
    name: wineexec
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    arch: win32
    args: /i "$CACHE/mtg-arena/MTGAPatch_0.1.1805.734606.msp" /q
    description: Installing Magic the Gathering Arena
    exclude_processes: mscorsvw.exe rundll32.exe MTGA.exe UnityCrashHandler32.exe
    executable: msiexec
    name: wineexec
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
- task:
    name: winekill
    prefix: $GAMEDIR
wine:
  Desktop: true
  esync: true
  version: tkg-unity-4.5-x86_64

That worked for me again, after being sure by filling the other boxes and saving it first just in case. Thanks.

All the scripts seem to be missing Name, Runner and Version, because doing lutris -i filename gives me those missing information errors.

Am I missing something? Because the process of opening a new file, pasting the code and then doing lutris -i file_i_just_pasted.txt doesn’t work properly.

I tried bascobug’s newest script from yesterday but i still get the error that i don’t have the latest version.
Can someone tell me where do you get the patch versions? I can’t find it anywhere on MTG site.

The link from @yunixon has been updated today.

Latest msi is https://mtgarena.downloads.wizards.com/Live/Windows32/versions/1810.735881/MTGAInstaller_0.1.1810.735881.msi

We’re not pasting these latest scripts in a txt or json file and running anything from a command line, we’re going to this Lutris site (https://lutris.net/games/magic-the-gathering-arena-latest/installer/edit) (you do have to create an account) and pasting it in the ‘content’ box, then clicking ‘Test this installer’. You might want to fill out the other boxes too just to be sure, it acts funny.

Edit: I’m trying to paste the script I’m successfully using with the newest version that’s out, but the forum limits the number of links new users can post at a time, so I can’t include it here because the 2 files plus my other link put me over the limit. And now I see I also can’t post more than 3 times in the same topic, because I’m a ‘new user’ (that’s why I’m editing this), so good luck and we’ll see if I ever post again.

Ok, thanks. It’s just the information that was written in the first posts.

I think a few additional lines can make the scripts work offline and flood less the game’s page… but the documentation is just a bit lacking to make it work right.