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Origin

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
URL: http://www.origin.com/
Votes: 22
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.10

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Test Results

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What works

The application on occasion.

Purchasing downloadable content for purchased games.

What does not

Attempting to download any game causes: Error:7049.408

Workarounds

What was not tested

Purchasing new games.

Hardware tested

Graphics:

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Additional Comments

Many native DLLs installed through winetricks, vcrun physx dotnet20 iexplore8 e.t.c. Very tricky to run, occasionally, when trying to start it, it throws up: *** glibc detected *** C:\Program Files\Origin\Origin.exe: double free or corruption (!prev): 0x7d6481e8 *** Even though I have the correct version of GlibC which works with a multitude of other titles in wine. At other times, it starts perfectly fine. The problems with origin really began in August 2012; either with the forced update to the 9x client or updates in system packages, or both. Some people have reported that they can download games, but the speed is poor and the connection is unstable. I find the client is unable to download anything. It is only able to create the Origin Games directory whilst it says "Preparing Download..." but it remains unable to download any of the files to either "Origin Games" or "/users/public/application data/origin" directory. I accept many of my difficulties may be to non standard hardware or packages, (I am running bumblebee to enable optimus).

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowmacOS 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 Testing "Bullseye"Jan 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
32342 Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit' or 'Blink' 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
38520 Command and Conquer fails to launch from Origin UNCONFIRMED 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
41410 Origin Installer: Fails with notification system does not meet hardware requirements UNCONFIRMED View
44003 Origin: BF3WebHelper.exe crashes because injection of igo32.dll fails. UNCONFIRMED 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
48622 Origin crashes when exiting application UNCONFIRMED View
52781 Origin does not notice games exiting, does not allow them to be relaunched UNCONFIRMED 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
Origin

-> Application Settings
-> Origin in Game
-> Untick "Enable Origin in Game"

Origin sporadically crashes

Symptoms:

  • 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.

Workaround:

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 9.5.11.2855. 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).

Workarounds:

  • Reinstalling with the full installer obviously doesn't work.
  • Download the full Update zip-file from http://download.dm.origin.com/origin/beta/OriginUpdate_9_10_1_1501.zip
    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 Jürgen 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

Symptoms:

  • 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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