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EA App

Application Details:

License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.21-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

The app works just fine to download and play your owned games!


  • Installing the app
  • Logging in (with two-factor authentication enabled)
  • Downloading games from personal library
  • Installing games
  • Playing games
  • Uninstalling games
  • Updating the app (minor updates work fine, see "Workarounds")

What does not

  • Uninstalling the app itself
  • Repairing the app itself
  • Auto sign-in
    (Sometimes, not always, your sign-in info is forgotten and you need to type it again.)


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

  • EA Play subscription
  • Purchasing games
  • Using the in-game overlay
  • Other features not explicitly listed in "What works"

    Hardware tested


    • GPU: Nvidia
    • Driver: proprietary

    Additional Comments

    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.

    selected in Test Results table below
    Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
    CurrentArch LinuxNov 29 20216.21-stagingYes Yes YesSilverAurora Robb Kristiansen 

    Known Bugs

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