Mass Effect 3

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Application Details:

Version: Origin
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.18-staging

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Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Single player works beautifully at 2560x1440 with antialiasing on a GeForce GTX 1060 (struggled at 4K).

Sometimes sound gets slightly out of sync then corrects itself, mostly in cut scenes. Once someone I was talking to was invisible sometimes, that could be a bug in the game though.

Imported a character from ME2 on Steam by copying Save from

steamapps/compatdata/24980/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My\ Documents/BioWare/Mass\ Effect\ 2/

to My Documents in the Wineprefix (symlinked to Documents in my home dir).

What does not

Origin install failed with 64bit Wineprefix.

Origin In Game caused the game to crash on start.

DLC downloads in Origin were shonky.


To install Origin I used the legacy installer and created a 32bit Wineprefix as described in

I disabled Origin In Game in the ME3 properties in Origin, otherwise it crashed on start.

The DLC downloads kept hanging in Origin, I used a combination of pausing and resuming, and restarting Origin to get them going again.

What was not tested


Hardware tested


  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20194.18-stagingYes Yes YesGoldBarney Livingston 
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Feb 23 20194.2No Not installable NoGarbageWang Xuancong 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 06 20194.0-rc4-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumEimantas 
ShowManjaro Linux 18.0.0Oct 18 20183.18Yes Yes NoGarbageRoque 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Jun 04 20183.9-stagingYes Yes NoGarbageJames Edmonds 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
47283 Mass Effect 3 crashes at launch UNCONFIRMED View

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ME3 crash immediatly - will not start
by Zootal on Thursday May 28th 2020, 19:21
Origin seems to work now that I figured out how to get it to run. I can run Sims 4 and Dragon Age II just fine, but ME3 simply will not startup. I installed DirectX, physx, vc. corefonts. When I go to run it, Origin vanishes for a second and comes right back. ME3 dies immediately. I can get the config utility to run, but not me3 itself. Tried wine 4.21 and 5.8. New prefix, old prefix. Nothing. Tried to run it directly after starting Origin, same.
Unable to move mouse to bottom 1/3 of planets.
by Josh R Raymond on Wednesday December 25th 2019, 21:09
I'm able to move around planets freely when scanning, except for the bottom 1/3 of them, the scanning cursor just won't go down that far for some reason, but it does go all the way to the top just fine, and left and right.

This wasn't a huge issue at first and largely ignored it, just deciding I would deal with missing out on a few war assets here or there, but I'm on the mission where I need to save the Primarch's son on Tuchanka and just, can't start the mission because it is on the bottom section of the planet that my scanning cursor just won't go to.