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EA app

This includes the current version of EA app. Since older binaries are no longer available once the installation sources are updated, it makes no sense to maintain separate versions.

Application Details:

Version: Latest Release
License: Free to use
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.0-rc3

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download Online Installer

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 window begins to launch.

What does not

On install if you try to repair it goes through the steps, then the repair window closes and EVENTUALLY a crash logger shows up.
If you follow the winetricks d3dcompiler method in the last report,  and launch the EADesktop.exe directly with a call to wine, it begins loading the login window and then QtWebEngine.exe crashes.


Those listed in the last entry, otherwise the launch just hangs for several minutes and displays a crash reporting window.

export WINEARCH=win64

winetricks d3dcompiler_47

Of note I am using the most current version of Wine, installed via the winehq repo, and winehq-devel, as staging doesn't even seem to install the wine executable.

What was not tested

Anything else, it won't load all the way.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentFedora 38 x86_64Dec 22 20239.0-rc3Yes No YesGarbageJohn R. Sohn 
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 21 20239.0-rc2No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldJonathan Boone 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 12 20238.1No, but has workaround Yes YesSilverYurii Kolesnykov 
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Jan 31 20238.0Yes Yes YesBronzeMartin Stibor 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 01 20227.22Yes Yes YesBronzeKatie 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
13076 untangle: resize fails NEW View
32342 Multiple applications and games using 'Webkit', 'Blink' or 'CEF' (libcef) web browser engine crash on startup ('Arial' and 'Times New Roman' font face name validation) STAGED View
54899 EA app launcher problem with text display UNCONFIRMED View
54948 EA app fails after login NEW View
56721 EA App: multiple assertion failures with Vulkan renderer NEW View

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The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

if at start you have always
by simon on Monday May 27th 2024, 17:32
I like give this info because it takes me
so much time figure out if its a wine problem
or not:
system is opensuse tumbleweed, fix ipv4 addresses,
only ipv4. internet connection with fritzbox
and wpad-filter activ.

got since about mid of 2023 always the
"temporarily lost connection error"
its not related to wine.
the ea-app uses "wpad" for something, maybe
only to check a connection. if the filter is activ,
(what i strongly recommend) the app will
not work until you do inside
a new line to the file "hosts".
the line must be: WPAD
now the app will start without error.
in the host system (linux) this did not work
(/etc/hosts) it must be set inside the
windows "hosts"-file
EA App
by citizen_839X on Sunday April 28th 2024, 12:26
The actual installer through Lutris needs attention, it seems to be broken when comes the time to install the patch (it doesn't despite the successful message) and the latest standalone installer gives this error, terminating with no successful installation:

libc++abi: terminating due to uncaught exception of type std::bad_alloc: std::bad_alloc
Initial process has exited (return code: 768)
Monitored process exited.
Exit with return code 768

Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20240425
KDE Plasma Version: 6.0.4
KDE Frameworks Version: 6.1.0
Qt Version: 6.7.0
Kernel Version: 6.6.28-1-longterm (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 7 5700G with Radeon Graphics
Memory: 46.8 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® Arc (a380)
Manufacturer: ASUS (Prime B550-M CSM)
Problem with older Games
by Achim K�nigs on Saturday August 5th 2023, 10:33
Odler games, like Red Alert 2 fail to launch. EA App says it needs to be elevated (probably rights elevation) to run them, does something and then shows an error message. There does not seem to be a way to launch the game. At least I did not find a workaround.

Can I investigate this further somehow? Or is this a known problem?