Category: Main Games Role Playing Games Dragon Age: Origins Character Creator

Dragon Age: Origins

The official character creator as released on 2009-10-13.

Application Details:

Version: Character Creator
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.32

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

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What works

  • Installation
  • Running
  • Change resolution in window mode
  • Playing trailer movies
  • Create, modify Character
  • Adjust sliders
  • Login Bioware Social Network Account (amazingly this works!)
  • Upload Character to Bioware Social Network Account. I can see my character on Bioware Social Network profile page. This process, however, is not real time. According to the forum, the character stores in a queue and it requires the Bioware staffs to update it onto the Social Network. It may take from several hours to several days to update.

What does not

  • Change from full-screen mode to window mode or vise versa. This may cause program hangs or even X server crashes.
  • Change resolution in full-screen mode may cause the X server crashes.
  • (Textures keeps flicker although I could reduce the flicker rate by setting all of the graphics options to off or low.)(Works now, see extra comments.)
  • In the final page of character creation, the "online profile" doesn't work and yield the message
    •  err:winebrowser:get_url_from_dde Unable to retrieve URL from string L"\""
      err:winebrowser:wmain Usage: winebrowser URL


What was not tested

  • Delete character

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Update 2009-10-30: Sound works with tagged 1.1.32 (not wine-snapshot). --- Update 2009-10-30: After modified the ini file (in ~/Bioware/Dragon Age/Settings) and turn on vertical sync, I have not flicker anymore. This also works fine even if I turn on frame-buffer and set the texture details to high. However, I still need to keep the graphic details to low. --- I need to create the ini file as the other tester suggested in order to set the Character Creator to window mode. However, the texture flicker still occurs although it can be reduce by setting the low graphic levels.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMandriva 2010.0Nov 11 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 12.1Nov 07 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoSilverClaudio 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Oct 30 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
CurrentopenSUSE 11.1Oct 29 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Oct 25 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
55981 GL applications (and d3d applications using the GL backend) are slow in new wow64 NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO sound

Sound works when starting the character creator application (located in the "bin_ship" subdirectory) without using the launcher application.


If you experiment any bug listed above, or any non listed bugs, please report it to wine bugzilla, specifying your wine version :

This will help wine team to solve them.
HOWTO stop the flickering black movies

If you see black screen flickering during the cutscenes or/and on the main screen, you will need to run winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled