Dragon Age: Origins 1.x

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NameDragon Age: Origins
License Retail
Votes 33
Wine Version1.9.8
Maintainers of this version:
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Retail version (including minor patches). Please mention the distribution platform (DVD, Steam, etc.) and game version in your test results.
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What works

Installer - Sorta


What does not


Config Menu

What was not tested
Anything past the launcher

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.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 22 20161.9.8 Yes Yes Platinum Ross Jones 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20161.9.1 Yes Yes Gold Isira Seneviratne 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 14 20151.7.54 Yes Yes Gold Revenant 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Jan 05 20151.7.33 Yes Yes Bronze someone 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 09 20141.7.32 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 

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
33299 Dragon Age Origin randomly crash while ingame UNCONFIRMED 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

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


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


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

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:

is this related to an acknowledged problem? does anyone have an idea of how to fix it?

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