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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: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.1

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • Seems to install install fine but definitely requires "winetricks corefonts" and "wine d3dcompiler_47" to be run on the new prefix to work
  • Creates a desktop icon
  • Logging in works
  • Exploring the library
  • Downloading a game 
  • Desktop Icons are created

What does not

  • Needed to launch "EADesktop.exe" from the command line as icon and menu entries didn't work.
  • Wine 7.21 (blank prefix) throws backtrace.
  • For Slackware users "cabextract" needs to be installed on your system. You can get the a SlackBuild from to install the fonts.
  • Bejeweled 3 doesn't launch but that's probably because of suitable hardware (I can seem some Vulkan related stuff in console output)


  • Requires "winetricks d3dcompiler_47" (cf. Bug 54040)
  • Requires"winetricks corefonts" 
  • For Slackware users "cabextract" needs to be installed on your system. You can get the a SlackBuild from to install the fonts.

What was not tested

  • Playing an actual game.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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 
CurrentSlackwareDec 01 20227.21Yes Yes YesGoldMaik Wagner 
ShowmacOS 12 "Monterey"Jan 18 20237.18No Not installable NoGarbageRafael M. 

Known Bugs

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Problem with older Games
by Achim Königs 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?