Everything in regular gameplay
What does not
Nothing in what was tested
What was not tested
Online services (logging in to the account, downloading the DLC in-game, etc.)
Game works fine on maximum settings, including manually installed Awakening expansion (see the Awakening section in AppDB on how to install the expansion pack, the manual installation instructions presented there do work, contrary to some people saying otherwise) and DLC manually installed via daupdater.exe. StrictDrawOrdering value of Direct3D key must be set to "enabled" in regedit for movies to display properly. For people experiencing bugs #33299, #33362, #33459 and #37533 with textures gradually getting replaced by black surfaces and/or the game crashing: I found out that this error happens because the game cannot access more than 3 GB of the RAM on 64 bit systems. To fix this issue, a single bit in the game executable (daorigins.exe) must be flipped in order for the game to be able to access the whole memory. This program can do it: http://www.ntcore.com/4gb_patch.php It also fixes other games exhibiting this issue, like Gothic III.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|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|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jun 24 2016||1.9.12||Yes||No||Garbage||vorpalblade|
|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|
|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)||STAGED||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|
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