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Origin Client Linux Wine Installation

The following is instructions on how to install the Origin Client (launcher) on a Linux operating system utilizing Wine.


The instructions were tested with the following.

  • Operating System
    • Arch Linux x86_64
    • Kernel v5.1.6 & v5.1.7
    • Xorg v1.20.5-1
    • Wine v4.9
    • Gnome v3.32.2
  • Origin Client
    • OriginThinSetup.exe v10.5.40.26928 - 0
  • Hardware
    • Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB
    • Motherboard: ASUS A88X-PRO
  • Video Driver
    • nvidia-dkms v430.14-7

Installation Instructions

  1. Install Firefox add-on "User Agent Switcher".
  2. Install inotify-tools pacakge.

    Arch Linux example

    $ pacman -Syu inotify-tools

  3. Download Origin Client Installer (not legacy).

  4. If you are using Fish Shell with Bash - GNU Project.
    $ bash --norc
  5. Set permissions.
    $ while true; do inotifywait Origin; chmod u+w Origin; done
  6. Run installer.
    $ wine OriginThinSetup.exe
  7. Login to Origin.

  8. Instal "dxvk-bin" package for Vulkan-based compatibility layer for Direct3D 9/10/11.

    $ pacman -Syu dxvk-bin

Uninstalling Instructions

  1. Run uninstaller.
    $ wine uninstaller
  2. Left click "Origin" to make selection.
  3. Left click "Modify/Remove".
  4. Left click "Uninstall".
  5. Left click "Close".
  6. Left click "OK".