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AFAICT (ie. until after the Origin story) everything, including DLC. But there are some caveats, so read the additional notes (hence the gold instead of the Platinum rating).
What does not
So far I haven't encountered anything.
What was not tested
Ok, now the really important notes, explaining the above: 1. All the testing was conducted with the English DA:O Ultimate Edition. This means, that the game is automatically patched to 1.04 during installation. 2. The installation wasn't made with 1.3.37 but a slightly older Wine. 3. The installation was done from ISOs I'd created from my original DVDs. This was needed to work around a bug, which didn't recognize the second DVD after switching discs was requested by the installer. AFAIR that was bug #25963 (closed in 1.3.36). See http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26459#c1 for further information on my installation procedure. 4. The DLC was installed manually as described in the HOWTO. In addition I followed http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20716#c14 5. I did run winetricks to enable strict rendering. 6. I did apply the patches in the order mentioned in http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29669#c5 to Wine (this shouldn't be needed once 1.3.38 or maybe 1.3.39 is out). 7. I have an override for msvcr80, to work around #28345.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jun 19 2021||5.0.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Christian Weinz|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 14 2018||3.10||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Carlos Rodriguez|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Mar 30 2018||3.4||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Linus Lind Lundgren|
|Show||Antergos x86_64||Apr 23 2017||2.5-staging||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||Cecco d'Ascoli|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 24 2017||2.4-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Rafael Bernar|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|13891||start.exe http://someurl/ does not work (affects any app that invokes external browser, e.g. Google Sketchup)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18019||Some Bioware games' setup crashes when changing install directory||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20469||Dragon Age: Origins: Texture glitches (textures frequently switching from visible to black)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20575||Dragon Age Origins: No sound||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|20716||Dragon Age: DLC tabs are all empty||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20887||Dragon Age: Origins: Fails to find the DVD||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|20913||Multiple games crash on start||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21248||No sound in multiple applications, needs mmdevapi implemented||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|21564||Warning Forever / Dragon Age: Origins - ignores keyboard input after losing/regaining focus||NEW||View|
|22062||Dragon Age Installation Almost Completes but then it can't find a file||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|22091||Dragon Age Awakening/Mass Effect 2 installers crash with ntdll error||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22191||Dragon Age Origins: crash at end of install||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|22200||Dragon Age: Origins needs msvcr80.dll.__CxxFrameHandler3 implemented||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22201||Dragon Age: Origins - Configuration Utility windows are blank||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22202||Dragon Age: Origins - gameplay is very glitchy (mostly black screen)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22209||Dragon Age does not start||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22282||Dragon Age: Origins mouse control glitches||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22307||Depth of field blur effects lag behind animation in Dragon Age: Origins||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22308||Downloadable content is unauthorized and disabled when logged in to Dragon Age: Origins server||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22383||Dragon Age: Origins - massive flickering when StrictDrawOrdering is disabled||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22393||3dmark06 free version reports "D3DXGetImageInfoFromFileInMemory failed" when you try to run the demo||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22557||Dragon Age: Origins massive flickering and black screen||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23081||Dragon Age: Origins - shadow under character flickers||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|23730||Dragon Age: Origins, black flickering in opening menu screen when mouse moves||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|24234||Huge flicker problem when playing Dragon Age fullscreen with ATI card||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|24837||Dragon Age - Origins requires msvcp80.dll.?append@?$basic_string@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QAEAAV12@ABV12@@Z||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|25862||Dragon Age: Origins - Image is garbage and menu is completely black||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|26079||Dragon Age - Origins requires d3dx9_36 D3DXLoadMeshFromXW||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26435||Dragon Age: Origins has no sound... unless you edit DragonAge.ini and change SoundDisabled to 0||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26459||Dragon Age: Origins DVD authenticity checks fail (IOCTL_DVD_READ_STRUCTURE fails, structures in "ntddcdvd.h" need to be byte packed with no padding)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|26898||Dragon Age 1 & 2 shows black screen preview for the saved game||STAGED||View|
|28246||Dragon Age Origins fails to launch||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|28345||dragon age:origins fails to load save game (??0?$basic_stringstream@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@V?$allocator@D@2@@std@@QAE@H@Z)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29667||Dragon Age: Origins DVD authenticity checks fail (DVD_LAYER_DESCRIPTOR big endian values need to be converted host endianness before being returned to caller)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|29669||Dragon Age: Origins DVD authenticity checks fail (descriptor structures returned by DVD_READ_STRUCT need a descriptor header prepended)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|30984||Some keys do not work in different games (Trine, Skyrim, Dragon Age Origins, Dragon Age 2, Star Trek Online, Gothic 2)||STAGED||View|
|32607||Dragon Age Origins/Dragon Age II hang up at launch||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|33299||Dragon Age Origin randomly crash while ingame||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|33362||Dragon Age Origins texture replaced by black||NEW||View|
|33459||Dragon Age Origins crash with Framebuffer error||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|33545||Dragon Age 1 and 2 : Problem with azerty keyboard type||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|33553||dragon age 1 and 2, League Of Legends, Heroes of Migh and Magic V : keyboard disabled when losing focus||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|37533||Dragon Age Origins: Crashes in some parts of the game||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|50368||DragonAge Origins Launcher doesn't toggle music status||UNCONFIRMED||View|
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 :
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
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 :
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 : http://bugs.winehq.org/This will help wine team to solve them.
If you see black screen flickering during the cutscenes or/and on the main screen, you will need to run winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled
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by yushir on Saturday October 1st 2016, 5:58
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).
by thom_raindog on Wednesday August 10th 2016, 13:06
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
by nskaran on Monday March 24th 2014, 13:13
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?
by nskaran on Wednesday March 26th 2014, 23:02
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?
by Aliekezhi on Monday March 31st 2014, 11:14
by Aliekezhi on Monday March 31st 2014, 11:08
What wine version are you using ? What graphic card and driver version ?