Mass Effect 2

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The latest Origin version of Mass Effect 2

Application Details:

Version: Origin
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.21-staging

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Main game. 99% of DLC content. Installation of DLC via Origin Legacy client. Cloud saving (see below how).

Excellent framerate. Even got that 'film grain' effect I can't get on Windows (either a newer driver bug or related to how 'Origin Overlay' works on Windows I suppose)

What does not

In 'Lair of the Shadow Broker' (DLC) there is this one scripted space-car chase where no shaders are loaded / video is shown. Only sound and GUI. Played that single sequence on Windows unfortunately.


Cloud saving is not working perfectly. Info about when a game actually quits is not passing to the Origin client. So any time you start a game Origin Legacy Client asks you to choose between local and online saves. You need to be careful what button to click...

What was not tested

Nothing I know of.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Dec 06 20172.21-stagingYes Yes YesGoldMiZoG 
ShowFedora 23 x86_64Jan 27 20161.9.1Yes Yes GoldHein-Pieter van Braam 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


DLC for Mass Effect 2 seems to work okay. You need an EA account & Bioware account. You have to link your bioware account to your EA master account.

When done, you can login to  and download the  content manually.

I have tested the Inferno Armor, Blood Dragon Armor, Zaeed - The Price of Revenge (Cerberus Network), Normandy Crash Site (Cerberus Network).

Launch the installer in the wineprefix you have Mass Effect 2 installed, the installer will fail (for me) at cleaning up the install. It is safe to kill the install process.

Once you have started Mass Effect 2, login to the Cerberus Network with your EA account and the DLC will be authorised (you may get a warning the first time)