Game: Origin

cxf edited this page Feb 15, 2019 · 8 revisions


Origin is an online gaming, digital distribution and digital rights management platform developed by Electronic Arts that allows users to purchase games for PC and mobile platforms.

The following is a list of issues and workarounds found when using it under Wine.

Issues with Origin:

Update: The following might not be necessary anymore. If you still have problems then go ahead and use the script.

Updating Origin:

Origin has a tendency to break when it requires an update so to help with this we provide this handy script with all our Origin installers.

If you see this window close your Wine instance, open a terminal, and run: ./

The script can be found in the drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Origin folder.

Thanks to DrDoctor13/WhatTheBuck for creating this! More detailed instructions can be found by following this link.

Origin In-Game

Origin's overlay, Origin In-Game, doesn't run well under Wine and because of this we recommend you disable it to avoid any potential issues. If a game requires it for certain features go ahead and enable it but no guarantees!

Game Installs:

Origin tends to have a tough time installing some things. Here's a list of workarounds:

  • If your download stops at "Playable":

    • Open the progress view and press the play icon until it resumes downloading.
  • VCrun errors out:

    • VCRun tends to fail when installing from Origin if the Lutris runtime is disabled. This can be avoided by making sure "Disable Lutris Runtime" is unticked in the game's system options tab before downloading any games that call for it.
  • Directx fails to install when finalizing a download:

    • Open /drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Origin Games/Game Name/__Installer/directx/redist and remove all the .cab files.
    • Only these three files should remain: dsetup32.dll DSETUP.dll and DXSETUP.exe
    • Proceed with the installation.
  • .NET fails to download (using FIFA 19 as an example):

    • Copy vc_redist.x64.exe found in drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Origin Games/FIFA 19/__Installer/vc/vc2015/redist
    • Place vc_redist.x64.exe into the dotnet redist folder __Installer/dotnet/dotnet4client/redist
    • Rename dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe to dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe.bak and rename vc_redist.x64.exe to dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe
    • Continue with your install
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