Tested everything except in-game overlay and purchases. See workaround section for step-by-step guide, and you'll get latest working version of Origin
What does not
Full and thin installers crashing, but has workaround. If you sign out from updated origin, you will unable to log in again due to "online login unavailable" and must reinstall origin again
1. Download legacy installer.
2. Create clean wineprefix (32 or 64 bit, it works on both).
3. Set windows version to XP.
4. Run legacy installer and let it finish (when it asks about system reboot, press no).
5. Let it finish update and then log in (this step is very important, because if you'll not do this, in the end you'll get origin that will always say "Online login is unavailable").
6. Exit origin.
7. Set windows version to 7-8-10 (works on all of them).
8. Start origin, it asks for update. Press download and let it update itself.
9. After window disapears, origin folder became read-only for some reason, and that's why it can't update. While background process trying to update (don't kill it), go to wine prefix folder and change origin folder permission to can read and modify for this folder, sub-folders and files. After this, background process will finish update, and you'll get working origin. That's all!
What was not tested
in-game overlay and purchases
Tested on Kubuntu 17.10 with wine 3.2 dev on all windows versions and 32-64 bits architectures
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 26 2019||4.9-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Stray|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||May 16 2019||4.0.1||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Roman Lensing|
|Show||Debian 10.x "Buster"||Apr 16 2019||4.6-staging||Yes||No||No||Garbage||Geoff|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 11 2019||4.3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Owen Earl|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 10 2019||4.3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||nvbooster|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|33141||Problem to start SimCity 2013||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|33159||Loading a .dll without relocations fails under Mac OS X (needs preloader)||STAGED||View|
|35041||Multiple apps and games crash with heap corruption or live-lock in libX11 (EA Origin, Garmin Express Fit, SMPlayer, LotRO launcher, Kindle for PC, Conan Exiles)('taskset -c 0 wine ./foo.exe' is a workaround)||NEW||View|
|38495||Origin crashes when launching a game||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38520||Command and Conquer fails to launch from Origin||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|38970||EA Origin fails to launch after an update.||STAGED||View|
|39623||Origin installer crashes wine on "Explain this"||NEW||View|
|40154||EA's Origin Downloads Stall and Fail at 99%||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|40370||Origin: "Network not available"||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41272||Origin Crash after Login||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|41410||Origin Installer: Fails with notification system does not meet hardware requirements||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|42041||Origin Setup and Origin Thin Setup installation fails immediately||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|42157||Origin fails to start when using wine64||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43370||Origin fails to start, repeats the same message over and over||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|44258||Origin crashes on start||NEEDINFO||View|
|44691||EA origin install error 3:0||NEW||View|
Some applications may work better with a 32-bit wineprefix (this is obviously not true for 64-bit games). You may also have to install some native DLLs to get a game working (commonly this is done with winetricks) - some of them may only work in 32-bit mode (these are issues in Wine, winetricks can't do anything about them).
To install Origin in a separate 32-bit wineprefix issue the following commands:
export WINEARCH=win32 export WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine.Origin-32-bit wine OriginSetup.exe
From now on, simply use the Desktop launcher to start Origin. If you want to start Origin from a terminal, you have to export the WINEPREFIX (repeat above command) first whenever you open a new terminal.
It's recommended to use the Origin Desktop launcher.
If you want to start it from a terminal you should first change into Origin's installation directory.
Example for default installations:
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Origin wine Origin.exe
Example for 32-bit installations (see above):
export WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine.Origin-32-bit" cd $WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program\ Files/Origin wine Origin.exe
To avoid this simply disable Origin in Game. Start Origin and click in the menu
-> Application Settings
-> Origin in Game
-> Untick "Enable Origin in Game"
This issue is tracked in bug #35041.
Use taskset to force the app on one CPU core only. Execute in a terminal:
taskset -c 0 wine Origin.exe
Be warned that this may decrease the overall performance of games launched from Origin.
This issue is tracked in bug #33159.
There's a patch for wine in this bugreport which workarounds this problem. Please note that it is very "hacky" and not a clean solution (while it solves problems for Origin it may cause other apps fail), so this patch can't be added to official wine. To use it you need to download the wine sources, apply the patch and compile your own Wine.
Symptom: Both OriginSetup.exe and OriginThinSetup.exe fail to install/update successfully since Origin version 126.96.36.19955. You get a message "Error installing Origin: Something went wrong during the installation. Please reinstall Origin" and afterwards "UPDATE ERROR: Your update could not be completed. Please download and install the latest version of Origin from https://download.dm.origin.com/origin/live/OriginSetup.exe".
Fixed in Wine 1.7.55 (2015-11-13, bug #38417).
Workaround for earlier wine versions:
The game should immediately become ready to play. If you kill EAProxyInstaller.exe too soon, Origin will keep offering to install the game. Killing the process too soon is not harmful and the game can always be installed again.killall EAProxyInstaller.exe