The app works just fine to download and play your owned games!
What does not
To install the application, your Wine prefix MUST be 64-bit and set to Windows 10 using winecfg.
Example command to access winecfg: WINEPREFIX=/path/to/prefix WINEARCH=win64 winecfg
The application does not automatically start again when it closes after an automatic update. Simply start it manually.
If the app says "Restart required" within the app, this restart might not work as there's an issue applying whatever update is pending.
This seems to happen if the app is of a very old version.
To work around this, remove the EA App by deleting its files and most registry keys, then reinstalling it using the latest installer from EA.
Take care not to remove your game files.
Alternatively, just save yourself the pain; make a new prefix, install it there and move your game files :)
What was not tested
Silver rating due to working as intended during normal use, but update/uninstalling/reparation of the app itself has issues.
While the app itself does work with Wine-staging, using a fork such as Lutris Wine or Wine-GE is highly recommended for gaming.
These forks have a lot of patches that help Windows games run much better, including but not limited to fsync.
I personally recommend Wine-GE for Battlefield 4.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Arch Linux||Nov 29 2021||6.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Aurora Robb Kristiansen|