Installation of Origin. Logging into Origin. Changing Origin Settings. Downloading the Mass Effect 3 Demo. Installing the Mass Effect 3 Demo, after applying a workaround. Playing the Mass Effect 3 Demo.
What does not
Games will not change from "Installing" to "Ready to Play" once the actual installation work is complete. Finding the EAProxyInstaller.exe process and killing it was sufficient to make the one game I tested ready to play. Doing this involves guessing when the installer is actually done installing, which is something you may be able to figure out if you run wine from a terminal and stop seeing related output. Origin seems to create at least 9 windows of various sizes that don't render properly and don't seem to serve any purpose. I don't really have a clue what all these windows are for; I only see them listed while task switching, and the area of the screen they would inhabit/did inhabit just doesn't seem to repaint at all. This is under Kubuntu Oneric x64 with KDE 4.7.4.
What was not tested
Buying a game.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Testing "bullseye"||Jan 24 2020||5.0-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Geoff|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Jan 21 2020||5.0-rc6-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Alain Tremblay|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Jan 17 2020||5.0-rc5||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Jan 03 2020||5.0-rc3||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty|
|Show||Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"||Jan 03 2020||4.0.3||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|33141||Problem to start SimCity 2013||UNCONFIRMED||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||NEW||View|
|44258||Origin crashes on start||NEEDINFO||View|
|44691||EA origin install error 3:0||NEW||View|
|47799||Origin: The Client needs to be restarted to install Apps||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|48032||Origin often fails to install games (regression)||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|48089||Origin update hangs with Esync enabled||RESOLVED||FIXED||View|
|48622||Origin crashes when exiting application with Esync enabled||UNCONFIRMED||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 18.104.22.16855. 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