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

Creation of the character works, from beginning to end.

Logging in into the EA account seems to work, the application shows "Logged in" after providing the login information.

Did _not_ need


as reported in the "HOWTO stop the flickering black textures": no such problem occurs to me.

I have


What does not

starting the application directly from the installer does not work.

The alsa audio output does not work when using the launcher, while it works fine if running the creator binary directly (launcher application gains control of the alsa output, and does not release it in time for the spawned process to be able to open alsa).

There are some reported GLSL errors and the application feels a bit sluggish.

Uploading the information to the online profile does _NOT_ seem to work.

The "Uploading info" flashes for many seconds, and then eventually disappears, but the online profile does not show the uploaded character.

Accessing the "Online Profile" from the game does also _NOT_ seem to work.

There seems to be a problem with the ddeString interface to winebrowser. The reported error is

err:winebrowser:get_url_from_dde Unable to retrieve URL from string L"\""
trace:exec:SHELL_execute retval 33
err:winebrowser:wmain Usage: winebrowser URL

see additional comments for the full exec,shell log.


What was not tested

All functionalities of the Character Generator have been tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

full gzipped error log for graphics rendering (opengl) @ full gzipped error log for shell,exec ddeString problem with winebrowser @

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowMandriva 2010.0Nov 11 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
CurrentSlackware 12.1Nov 07 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoSilverClaudio 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Oct 30 20091.1.32Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 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