Retail release. Both directly from Origin or off a DVD. Includes several versions of release;
Difference is the included DLC's, optional weapons and physical items.
Game installation pre-loading (previous to release date) via Origin.
Game activation after the release date.
All DLCs included in the N7 Digital Deluxe Edition
What does not
The game without wine virtual desktop emulation.
What was not tested
A great deal of the gameplay. Multiplayer.
The game crashes unless you run it in a virtual desktop (select emulate virtual desktop in winecfg, and set the resolution to the game resolution). I've noticed small sync issues in dialogs, though I barely meet the minimun requirements, so it's probably not a real wine issue. [EDIT] It turns out the some of issues I originally had were related to the version of compiz I was using at the time. They are not wine-related, and the validity of these results are arguable.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 07 2017||2.8-staging||Yes||Yes||Gold||Twaee|
|Show||Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64||Dec 20 2014||1.7.32||Yes||Yes||Gold||Konstantin|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Mar 13 2013||1.5.25||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 02 2012||1.5.5||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Apr 05 2012||1.5.1||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Hugo Osvaldo Barrera|
If you have experienced performance degradation please deactivate dynamic shadows and antialiasing from game graphic menu. Also set proprietary driver image settings to Maximum Performance. This helps for weak graphic cards like NVIDIA Geforce 120 GT.
Please note - If your mouse/keyboard isn't working then it's most likely a rawinput issue, please upgrade your wine to at least version 1.6 since wine has had rawinput built into it for about 12 minor releases now.
If you have mouse and in-game lags, set dinput to native in winecfg - Libraries tab
In some cases sound disappeared, it can be fixed by setting dsound to native as above.
If you have poor performance in multiplayer, set winhttp to native as above.
Do not start game directly from Origin Client! It crashed anytime if you do it.
1. Firstly run Origin, login into it
2. Then run Mass Effect 3 from shortcut on the desktop (or executable file)
3. Start Multiplayer and Enjoy!