What does not
What was not tested
The workaround for installer: - Run the installer, wait until it'll finish installation, and actually throw an error about: the installer found some problems, please download the installer from the link. - Don't download anything else, run VM or use friend's\any other's Windows PC. - Install Origin there - Make a full copy of Origin folder. (Default is: C:/Program Files (x86)/Origin) - Place the copy to winebox/playonlinuxdrive, overwriting any files exist. - Run the Origin.exe - Check that everything works. Some good advises: - Make sure you uncheck all auto-update settings either Origin or Games. - Make sure you disabled Origin in-game, as i have few games in Origin thus couldn't tested all of them with this setting enabled. ME series are not working with Origin in-game (black screen) - Multiplayer sometimes go unstable, and Origin may crash from time to time, games that are tied to the Origin will exit without saving your progress. Be aware! Save often! My test rig is more than actual hardware so I don't know if this will work for any hardware\software configuration. I'm using custom NVIDIA driver (dl from official website). Haven't checked with standard Ubuntu drivers (MESA) nor with the NVIDIA drivers from Additional Hardware Utility. Hope this helps)
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)||Jul 22 2017||2.12||No, but has workaround||Yes||Silver||Maik Wagner|
|Show||Mageia 5 Cauldron||Jul 20 2017||2.12-staging||Yes||Yes||Silver||Alan Richter|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 20 2017||2.10-staging||Yes||No||Garbage||Eric Jaw|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 24 2017||2.0.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||James Honke|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Apr 29 2017||2.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Jeremy|
|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|
|35828||Unable to connect to EA Origin (root CA 'GTE CyberTrust Global Root' removed from the system CA bundle)||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||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|
|39582||Battlefield 3 (Origin) requires bcrypt RSA to verify installation files||NEW||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|
|42157||Origin fails to start when using wine64||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43370||Origin fails to start, repeats the same message over and over||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 22.214.171.12455. 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