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After I manage to launch Origin with Wine, the next step was to launch a game within Origin. I tried Mass Effect 3, and unexpectedly, I was able to launch it directly! See pictures below.

The game performance is more or less playable. Of course, you cannot enjoy the max settings without any lags, but how much do you expect from a game and company that do not support GNU/Linux in any way?

zuidema Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thats pretty interesting actually, why cant steam do a similar thing? Try out some different games too see how they work with Origin.
xeXpanderx Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
There is already a native Steam GNU/Linux-client, but you probably already knew that. I think games are easier to launch within the native Steam-Linux client. As for Mass Effect 3, I dont know if it exist in Steam Game Library?

I will try other games in Origin for sure!
zuidema Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
I know there is a steam client but you can only really launch Linux games. I;m just curious how a windows game launched from a windows platform in wine runs? Well, now that I think about it more, steam runs there own games through steam (hence the need for developers to submit steam version made for it)Origin probably does the same thing. Get the windows client and launch that in wine and run any game you might have or a small free to play in it.
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