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Dragon Age: Origins

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This is the install using the Origin downloader to download and install the game, and even to launch

Application Details:

Version: Origin Downloader install.
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc6-staging

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Test Results

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What works

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.

 Shadows flicker

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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) dll’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.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro LinuxJan 20 20183.0-rc6-stagingYes Yes YesBronzekarenmcd 
ShowopenSUSE 13.2 x86_64Jun 21 20151.7.45Yes Yes GoldFeldspar 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 30 20151.7.43Yes Yes SilverNicholas O'Connor 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 31 20121.4.1Yes Yes GoldEmmett Hendrick 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
33362 Dragon Age Origins texture replaced by black NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Workaround for keyboard bug when losing focus

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 :

Bug 33553

HOWTO stop the flickering / black movies

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

For 64 bits Users

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 :

This will help wine team to solve them.


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Regarding Origin Downloading
by Nicholas O'Connor on Monday June 1st 2015, 14:16
From the email I received when submitting my test data:

"I was going to test this game the other night but I am unable to get Origin downloader to work.
How did you get it to work?"

If you're unable to get Origin to log into the service or download anything, you're affected by the decision made by ca-certificates maintainers to remove the "GTE CyberTrust Global Root" certificate. Please see bug 35828, comment 12. (