What does not
By default, downloading games DOES NOT WORK. After patching the Qt5Network.dll though, downloading is possible and at fast internet speeds (20Mbps connection can reach 2MB/s download speeds).
Running the client in Windows 7 or 8 mode will bring out a Qt error, and render the client unusable. To solve this, run it in either Vista mode or XP mode.
Origin client does not run in a 64bit Wine prefix, only works in 32bit Wine prefixes (thus Titanfall is not testable).
What was not tested
Installed to a clean new Wine 1.7.18 prefix, set to Vista. No other items or tricks installed. To solve the download problem, you will need to patch Qt5Network.dll, which can be found in the folder Origin is installed into. Patch it using Heiko's attachment 47991 that can be obtained here: http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31438#c128 Instructions are there, but to summarize it: 1. Put the patch file (Qt5Network.bin.patch) into the same folder as Qt5Network.dll 2. Open a terminal in that same folder, and type: patch -p0 < Qt5Network.bin.patch 3. Now run Origin, and you're download woes should be gone! Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, with the following specs: CPU - Intel i7-4770 3.4GHz GPU - Nvidia GTX 680 (proprietary drivers 337.12) RAM - 8GB ISP - 20Mbps on Unifi Home (South-East Asia)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 12 2019||4.15||No||Not installable||No||Garbage||CZMG|
|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|
|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|
|47759||Origin - Not possible to sign on or go online||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47799||Origin: The Client needs to be restarted to install Apps||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 220.127.116.1155. 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