Category: Main Games Game Tools Origin Latest Release


This includes the current version of Origin. Since older binaries are no longer available once the install sources are updated, it makes no sense to maintain separate versions.

Application Details:

Version: Latest Release
License: Free to use
Votes: 21
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.10

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Test Results

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What works

In wine 7, it actually works incredibly well! It downloads, installs and lets you sign in flawlessly. Above all, installing games works perfectly as well! I downloaded battlefront II and it installed without issue. Excellent!

What does not


What was not tested

All games other than battlefront II.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentmacOS 12 "Monterey"Sep 30 20227.10Yes Yes NoPlatinumRafael M. 
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 15 20227.8Yes Yes NoBronzeNiklas Petersen 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Sep 10 20216.16-stagingYes Yes YesGoldMatthew 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Jan 24 20205.0-stagingYes Yes YesGoldGeoff 
ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Jan 21 20205.0-rc6-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumAlain Tremblay 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
27558 EA Origin: application starts in Polish instead of English CLOSED FIXED View
28921 Battlefield 3 crashes on installation CLOSED FIXED View
29876 EA Origin: installations don't finish (manual exec of EAProxyInstaller.exe required) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
30384 Add support for network connectivity checks using Network List Manager (NLM) API (Vista+) CLOSED FIXED View
31438 Multiple installers/game clients using Qt 4.x/5.x network class stall or fail to download payloads (EA Origin, Qt Creator 1.4.0, Prime World launcher) CLOSED FIXED View
31444 Origin installer crashes before completition CLOSED DUPLICATE View
31912 Mass Effect 3 (Origin) EACoreServer.exe crashes CLOSED ABANDONED View
32342 Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit', 'Blink' or 'CEF' (libcef) web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) STAGED View
33141 Problem to start SimCity 2013 UNCONFIRMED View
33159 Loading a .dll without relocations fails under Mac OS X (needs preloader) CLOSED FIXED View
33723 EA Origin needs job objects CLOSED FIXED View
33937 [EA Origin]Pictures don't display correctly with Wine set to win7 CLOSED FIXED 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) CLOSED NOTOURBUG View
35288 EA Origin does not works correctly with all CPU CLOSED DUPLICATE View
35828 Unable to connect to EA Origin (root CA 'GTE CyberTrust Global Root' removed from the system CA bundle) CLOSED NOTOURBUG View
35902 Certificates signed using ECDSA signature can not be verified (>= Win Vista - affects EA Origin, Uplay, Blizzard App, MoonBot, Steam) CLOSED FIXED View
36622 EA Origin games report failure to load 'activation.dll' (dll without relocations fails under Mac OS X) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
36863 Mass Effect 3 [Origin] crash on startup (broken EA Origins in-game overlay/hook engine 'igo32.dll' needs 'opengl32.dll' prelinked < 2GB address range) CLOSED FIXED View
37571 [EA Origin] Game installation doesn't finish CLOSED DUPLICATE View
37944 Origin's updater crashes before finishing the download process CLOSED FIXED View
38153 Don't work Radmin viewer 3.5 CLOSED FIXED View
38417 [EA] Origin self-updater fails to install updates ('kernel32.DeleteFileW' shall only open the file for delete access as callers might not have read/write rights) CLOSED FIXED View
38495 Origin crashes when launching a game CLOSED FIXED View
38520 Command and Conquer fails to launch from Origin UNCONFIRMED View
38970 EA Origin fails to launch after an update. CLOSED ABANDONED View
39367 EA Origin crashes after installing games, needs mf.dll.MFCreateMediaSession CLOSED FIXED View
39582 Battlefield 3 (Origin) requires bcrypt RSA to verify installation files CLOSED FIXED View
39623 Origin 9.12.x installer crashes wine on "Explain this" REOPENED View
40154 EA's Origin Downloads Stall and Fail at 99% UNCONFIRMED View
40370 Origin: "Network not available" NEEDINFO View
41272 Origin Crash after Login CLOSED ABANDONED 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 CLOSED ABANDONED View
42157 Origin fails to start when using wine64 CLOSED ABANDONED View
42737 [EA Origin]Latest version launch correctly but no windows appear correctly CLOSED FIXED View
43187 EA Origin 'OriginWebHelperService' (QGuiApplication) non-interactive service process crashes due to null monitor info when determining the primary (default) screen CLOSED FIXED View
43370 Origin fails to start, repeats the same message over and over CLOSED WORKSFORME View
44003 Origin: BF3WebHelper.exe crashes because injection of igo32.dll fails. CLOSED ABANDONED View
44258 Origin crashes on start CLOSED ABANDONED View
44576 QtWebEngineProcess.exe (Origin) crashes ('Webkit' based web browser engine, 'Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
44691 EA Origin installer fails with "error 3:0" (security descriptor translated to 555 access on install directory) CLOSED FIXED View
44985 Many applications using CEFv3 Angle OpenGL ES 2.0 for H/W Accelerated Canvas and WebGL display blank/black windows (disabling or removing 'libglesv2.dll' is a workaround) NEW View
45718 QtWebEngineProcess.exe (Origin) crashes ('Webkit' based web browser engine, 'Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
46758 Origin App crashes on startup CLOSED INVALID View
47027 Wine built with GCC 8.x+ and -O2 causes apps and games using madCodeHook/madExcept 3.x/4.x to crash (hook engine can't cope with GOT/ PIC code emitted within 15-byte range at Win32 API entries)(EA Origin, HeidiSQL 10.x) CLOSED FIXED View
48032 Origin often fails to install games (regression) CLOSED FIXED View
48089 Origin update hangs with Esync enabled CLOSED FIXED View
48357 Wine 5.0-rc2 prevents multiple apps from connecting to servers (Origin; Dungeons and Dragons Online; Lord Of the Rings Online) CLOSED FIXED View
48622 Origin crashes when exiting application UNCONFIRMED View
52781 Origin does not notice games exiting, does not allow them to be relaunched UNCONFIRMED View
53020 EA Origin is unable to download games CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes

32-bit or 64-bit Wine prefix

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.

Starting Origin

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
Many games crash on start if the Origin In Game Overlay (IGO) is enabled

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"

Origin sporadically crashes


  • Origin sporadically crashes with "C:\Program Files\Origin\Origin.exe: double free or corruption (!prev)" or "*** glibc detected *** Origin.exe: double free or corruption (!prev): 0x7cf3b940***".
  • Origin doesn't show up although the Origin.exe process uses the CPU completly.

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.

"Activation.dll load failed" when starting a game on Mac

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.

[Fixed since Wine 1.7.55] Origin(Thin)Setup.exe fails to install or update
Origin(Thin)Setup.exe fail to install

Symptom: Both OriginSetup.exe and OriginThinSetup.exe fail to install/update successfully since Origin version 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".

Fixed in Wine 1.7.55 (2015-11-13, bug #38417).


  • Reinstalling with the full installer obviously doesn't work.
  • Download the full Update zip-file from
    If the link is outdated you have to adjust the version number to the current one, which is printed in the first window that pops up when you start the current OriginThinSetup.exe. Please leave a comment if you find an updated link.
    Then unzip it in the directory of your Origin installation (e.g. ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Origin).
    Thanks J├╝rgen Doser for the report and tip, and thanks to the following people to keep this info updated: Michael Alexander, Allen, mactrix.
[Fixed since Wine 1.7.40] Game installation stuck after downloading | Origin doesn't realize when a game was quit


  • At the end of a game installation it may stall at 99% (or even earlier) or on "Installing...".
  • After quitting a game you aren't able to restart it again ("Play" is greyed out).
  • If you quit Origin after playing you get a warning "Close Origin: It's recommended that you quit [NAME OF GAME] before exiting Origin. Do you want to exit anyway?"
  • "Last Played" and "Time Played" are not updated.
Fixed in Wine 1.7.40 (2015-03-04, bug #33723).

Workaround for earlier wine versions:

  • In this bugreport you'll find a working patch for wine.
  • If you don't want to build your own wine from source, you can use the "kill EAProxyInstaller.exe" workaround:
    Wait for some time for your HDD to stop working (indicating the installation is done) and kill EAProxyInstaller. To do this type the following in a terminal:
        killall EAProxyInstaller.exe
    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.


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