Downloading the game from Origin (also successful with Awakenings expansion)
Installing through Origin (with some quirks) (Awakenings successfully installed with same method)
Running the game - Origins and Awakening expansion
Copying DLC from a Windows install the DLC shows and is authorized correctly and is accessable from within the game.
Optirun/Bumblebee support tested successfully.
Ran on fullscreen with Medium texture quality and AA x4 enabled.
What does not
DLC does not install/download from within the game
Install process does not complete through Origin, it does complete but Origin does not update to reflect it is installed, a restart of Origin is required for the system to recognize the install is complete.
Occassionally, if the game is run by clicking the link in Origin then when the game exits Origin does not update and thinks the game is still running. Restart origin to refresh
What was not tested
running winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled does greatly improve the quality of the intro/videos however there is flickering present.
note (after more testing) Successfully installed and run both the base DAO and Awakenings expansion using the Origin Downloader. Have played for a number of hours and is very stable (not crashed once). Copied my ...Documents/Bioware folder over from a Windows install and all DLC shows and is available in the game. This version does not need a Cd/DVD Installs version 1.03 Install does not complete automatically in Origin downloader so let it run for about 20 minutes then shut down and restart Origin. Installed the following using Winetricks to get this to work corefonts d3dx9 (and d3dx9_28, d3dx9_36, d3dx10, d3dx0f) dllâ€™s dotnet20 and then dotnet30 physx vcrun6 - (winetricks link from this appears dead so this didn't install) vcrun2005 vcrun2008 running winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled does greatly improve the quality of the intro/videos however there is flickering present both in movies and in game with shadows. The in game is almost unnoticable however the videos are very obvious.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux||Jan 20 2018||3.0-rc6-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Bronze||karenmcd|
|Show||openSUSE 13.2 x86_64||Jun 21 2015||1.7.45||Yes||Yes||Gold||Feldspar|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||May 30 2015||1.7.43||Yes||Yes||Silver||Nicholas O'Connor|
|Current||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 31 2012||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Emmett Hendrick|
If you go on another desktop and then come back to Dragon Age window, you should notice keys on keyboard don't work anymore.
In fact, wine thinks the keys Crtl and Alt are still hold.
The workaround is simple : hit crtl key, then alt key with focus on Dragon Age window : the keyboard should work again
If you are affected by this bug, please warn Wine team about it on wine bugzilla :
If you see black screen or flickering during the cutscenes or/and on the main screen, you will need to run winetricks strictdrawordering=enabled
If you are affected by this bug, please report it on the wine bugzilla to help Wine team to solve it : Bug 22383
In order to install the required components for Dragon Age DLC's, you will have to create a 32 bits wineprefix and install everything there (Dragon Age Origin included).
To create your 32 bits prefix : WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winecfg
To start winetricks in that prefix : WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix winetricks
To run Dragon Age from this prefix : WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix wine /path/to/DragonAge/daorigins.exe
If you experiment any bug listed above, or any non listed bugs, please report it to wine bugzilla, specifying your wine version : http://bugs.winehq.org/This will help wine team to solve them.