Starting the installer. I had to install the patch manually, otherwise the installer would complain that the language version of Awakening does not match to the language of the base game.
What does not
The installation fails on extracting the file ep1_core.rar. The extraction of that file fails at 99.5% when extracting the included file packages/core_ep1/textures/medium/texturepack.erf (see bug #22091) When trying to start the game using the incomplete installation it complains that it can not find the DVD.
What was not tested
Playing the game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Apr 12 2013||1.5.27||No, but has workaround||Yes||Bronze||Aliekezhi|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||Jun 27 2012||1.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Sebastiano Tibolla|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 23 2010||1.3.1||N/A||Yes||Gold||nis|
|Show||Gentoo Linux||May 11 2010||1.1.44||No, but has workaround||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 09 2010||1.1.42||N/A||Yes||Silver||Kojirou Sugihara|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|22091||Dragon Age Awakening/Mass Effect 2 installers crash with ntdll error||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|22557||Dragon Age: Origins massive flickering and black screen||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|33374||Dragon Age Awakening : no cinematics sounds and no characters voice sound||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|44192||Dragon Age Origins Awakening installer deadlock when extracting files||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.
Admin note: The following was extracted from a user comment made in 2013 and may not be relevant to current Wine.
If you don't get any sound from the voice who relate the story in the
cinematic and the voices from the new characters, check if you have 2
addins folders in your Bioware directory (in your /home).
Problem can be solved by moving all the content from one of the directory to the other one.
If you see black screen flickering during the cutscenes or/and on the main screen, you will need to run winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled