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.
Collector's Edition bonus and DLC install; entire single player campaign; "From Ashes" DLC; multiplayer; bonus soundtrack
What does not
Install using Origin hangs at 99%; Installing both the (main game) day-1 patch and DLC patch does fail with "there was a problem while updating" error; autodetecting the optimal screen resolution during the first start fails with a "unsupported" message and reverts to 800x600
What was not tested
Install hanging is not Mass Effect 3 specific, solution is to manually kill EAProxyinstaller.exe; To update, first try do it from Origin (which will fail), then search for the errors " CoreDownloadJob_DiPUpdate::Finalize() - File could not be renamed to final name!" in C:\users\Public\Application Data\Origin\Logs\Client_Log.html and delete those files manually (shell/sed knowledge will come handy), then update inside Origin again. Tested in 1920x1080 using Nvidia GTX 460, x86_64 proprietary driver 295.20.
|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!