Origin is now working pretty well under wine, I was able to play dead space2 and purchase dead space 3 with Origin. DXVK is probably required to run origin since their game client uses DX11. I can tell this because the DXVK HUD appears on the client as well as the pull downs when purchasing a game. This, however is not dead space 3
Dead space 3 is pretty temperamental to get running. I've found that I'll need to start Origin, then launch dead space 3, wait for dead space 3 to crash, kill dead space 3 and origin, then start origin again and finally launch dead space 3. But launching is not running.
Once dead space 3 launches, the splash screen comes up and if left untouched, the dead space intro video plays. But the video isn't playing.
Shortly after launching the splash screen says "Hit any key" and once a key is poked, an animation comes up in the center of the screen saying "Scanning for downloadable content" and this is where the game stays for all eternity (well minutes until I kill the process) The sound doesn't stop and the splash screen moves around in the background but the game never proceeds from "Scanning for downloadable content". I tried the game under windows (yuck) and it just bopped past the "scanning for downloadable content" and went right into the game. I contacted EA support and eventually got to the point where they wanted me to run msinfo and dxdiag which I can't do under wine.
What does not
Getting past the "scanning for downloadable content". I suspect there is more going on than just scanning for downloadable content, the terminal from whence I launched the game displayed "fixme:netprofm:list_manager_GetConnectivity 0x1139160, 0x33c060" whiich I took to mean that ds3 was probably trying to call home for some reason.
What was not tested
Everything past the "scanning for downloadable content".
Perhaps one of the maintainers would like to revisit this game and might have some useful input. I read that this has happened to some windows users, it was tied to installing the game from a different drive letter than origin was on.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Mageia 7||Feb 02 2019||4.0-staging||Yes||Yes||No||Garbage||Alan Richter|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 16 2015||1.7.44||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 01 2013||1.7.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||William Temple|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Feb 10 2013||1.5.23||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Xpander|