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Dragon Age: Origins

Retail version (including minor patches). Please mention the distribution platform (DVD, Steam, etc.) and game version in your test results.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://dragonage.bioware.com/
Votes: 34
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.5-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Installer - Sorta

Launcher 


What does not

Game

Config Menu


Workarounds

What was not tested

Anything past the launcher



Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

The installer hangs at the end when it tries to install the PhysX software. Tried to install PhysX software manually with no luck. Once all the files are copied over from the installer, you can run the main launcher but if you try to run the game it crashes due to missing PhysX libraries. Tested with 1.0.1, 1.1.31, and 1.1.32 with all the same problems.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowAntergos x86_64Apr 23 20172.5-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes GoldCecco d'Ascoli 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 24 20172.4-stagingYes Yes GoldRafael Bernar 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jun 24 20161.9.12Yes No Garbagevorpalblade 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 22 20161.9.8Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20161.9.1Yes Yes GoldIsira Seneviratne 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
21564 Warning Forever / Dragon Age: Origins - ignores keyboard input after losing/regaining focus NEW View
22383 Dragon Age: Origins - massive flickering when StrictDrawOrdering is disabled NEW View
23081 Dragon Age: Origins - shadow under character flickers NEW View
23730 Dragon Age: Origins, black flickering in opening menu screen when mouse moves NEW View
24234 Huge flicker problem when playing Dragon Age fullscreen with ATI card UNCONFIRMED View
26898 Dragon Age 1 & 2 shows black screen preview for the saved game STAGED View
30984 Some keys do not work in different games (Trine, Skyrim, Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, Star Trek Online, Gothic 2) NEW View
33362 Dragon Age Origins texture replaced by black NEW View
33459 Dragon Age Origins crash with Framebuffer error UNCONFIRMED View
37533 Dragon Age Origins: Crashes in some parts of the game UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Workaround for keyboard bug when losing focus

If you go on another desktop and then come back to Dragon Age window, you should notice keys on keyboard don't work anymore.

In fact, wine thinks the keys Crtl and Alt are still hold.

The workaround is simple : hit crtl key, then alt key with focus on Dragon Age window : the keyboard should work again

If you are affected by this bug, please warn Wine team about it on wine bugzilla :

Bug 33553

HOWTO stop the flickering / black movies

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

If you are affected by this bug, please report it on the wine bugzilla to help Wine team to solve it : Bug 22383

HOWTO get DLC content working

Downloading the DLCs manually seems currently the only way to get them working.

You can find the downloads in the Redeemed DLC Unofficial Troubleshooting and FAQ, section 4.1.

Afterwards you can install them using the "daupdater.exe", which requires dotnet20 (.NET  Framework2.0).you can install it using winetricks :

winetricks dotnet20


For 64 bits Users

In order to install the required components for Dragon Age DLC's, you will have to create a 32 bits wineprefix and install everything there (Dragon Age Origin included).

To create your 32 bits prefix : WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winecfg

To start winetricks in that prefix : WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winetricks

To run Dragon Age from this prefix : WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix wine /path/to/DragonAge/daorigins.exe

REPORTING BUGS

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

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

Comments

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Solving GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY errors
by yushir on Saturday October 1st 2016, 5:58
If you have crashes in some particular scenes (e.g. when trying to look at the Ash Warriors in Ostagar or at the Fire where Duncan is on the Night) and you're getting GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY errors on the console, then you may need this workaround.

You will need this if the following helps you with these issues:
- Set Texture Quality to "Medium" or "Low". The crashes should no longer occur.

As a permanent fix (to be able to play with Texture Quality set to "High") just follow the instructions outlined here: www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/large-address-aware.112556/. Make sure to apply this flag to *daorigins.exe*. After this you should no longer get any crashes (e.g. I'm playing with everything maxed out and AAx4).
black cutscenes
by thom_raindog on Wednesday August 10th 2016, 13:06
Hey,

not sure if this is the "black flickering" mentioned above, but for me, a whole lot of the dialog scenes are actually just black screen, rarely is it not so.

I set strictdrawordering to enabled, did no good. I activated CSMT and deactivated it, no dice either. This is on wine 1.9.16 staging on ubuntu 14.4 with an nvidia GTX 750 Ti
crashes on loading screen—possible framebuffer problem?
by nskaran on Monday March 24th 2014, 13:13
hi! i installed the game today, and i encountered a black screen upon loading but i fixed that with winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled. now, though, i get to the loading screen with the dragon, the dragon gets halfway across the screen, and then it freezes. it's unresponsive so i have to force quit to get back to the Steam window, and the debugger is open but when i try to get details it just loads forever—so i can't offer the debugger output, sorry!

here is the terminal output at the point when i think it starts having the problem, though: pastebin.com/fgCX4U2z

is this related to an acknowledged problem? does anyone have an idea of how to fix it?
RE: crashes on loading screen: debugger output!
by nskaran on Wednesday March 26th 2014, 23:02
okay, it was a long shot because it hadn't worked before, but i tried selecting "play from launcher" instead of directly starting the game, and it crashed immediately but i was able to get the debugger output: pastebin.com/9KY2X3dN

this may or may not be the same problem i was having with the direct launch, but maybe with this info someone will be able to figure out what's going on here. the Terminal output when the crash happens is "wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x43d12f55 at address 0x43d12f55 (thread 004d), starting debugger..."

hopefully this helps! let me know if there's some other info i should give that might make my problem clearer. does anyone have any idea what i should do?
RE: crashes on loading screen: debugger output!
by someone on Monday March 31st 2014, 11:14
Can you try with last wine version ? (currently 1.7.15)
RE: crashes on loading screen—possible framebuffer problem?
by someone on Monday March 31st 2014, 11:08
It looks like the following bugs :
bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33459
bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22383

What wine version are you using ? What graphic card and driver version ?
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