The Wargaming.net launcher had been running fine under Lutris. Then an update came out for World of Warships, and now it gets stuck trying to update.
It just goes into a loop, “Trying to update…Updated failed…Waiting for N seconds…Trying to update…”
At first I thought it was some temporary network issue on their end, but it’s persisted for over a week.
Does anyone know how to work around this?
I think I might have figured out a hackish solution.
I installed the wine-devel package from the Wine Ubuntu PPA, then ran the Wargaming.net launcher using that. It took a few retries, and froze a few times, but that eventually allowed the launcher to run and install WOWS.
However, it doesn’t look like the default Wine environment can actually gun any games. Launching a game from Wargaming just shows a black screen for several minutes and then crashes.
So I flipped the Wine environment back to the Lutris default, and then it works.
So TL;DR using upstream Wine to do required updates, close it, and then flip it back to Lutris to actually run the game.