Fix EA Origin Download Problem On Ubuntu 14.04 with PlayOnLinux

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A guide on fixing the download problem and slow speeds with EA’s Origin in Wine, on Ubuntu with PlayOnLinux.

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  1. Here on the date of posting I ran Matteo Beniamino's patch made on the 16th of November. Place the script in the same location as in the video. Make sure to chmod it to executable permissions and run it as a shell script. Tiny bit different but this video saved me a lot of time! Thanks. Also after the download if it hangs on the install manually kill the EAProxyInstaller.exe process fixes that problem as well.

  2.      Ok, so this was going great until I copied and pasted the command from WineHQ into the Terminal, and hit Enter. When I hit enter it said "Hunk #1 FAILED at 13883.
    1 out of 1 hunk FAILED — saving rejects to file Qt5Network.dll.rej"
         I see from the comments that other people had this problem too. Now I get that the path is out of date. Then I downloaded and tried the new patch named "". I did the whole typing in "cd" then dragging "Origin" into the terminal and pressed "enter". Next I typed in "patch -p0 <" into the terminal and hit "enter". It said "patch: ** Only garbage was found in the patch input."
          I have absolutely no clue what this means and no clue what to do. I am beyond frustrated. All I want to do is just play my games!!! If anyone could help, it would be much appreciated!

  3. Why doesnt this work on linux mint 17.1? How do u fix the Origin low download speed glitch on linux? because when i try to download fifa 15 demo i start to download at 2-1mb then i drop to 40kb, how do i fix this. I tried folowing the same steps as Penguin Recordings, but i did it in another way because in his previus vid he show how to install origin on Ubunt on playonlinux and it doesnt show me the origin icon on the front of the app? Pls tell me how can i fix this?

  4. Files (x86)/Origin $ patch -p0 < Qt5Network.bin.patch
    patching file Qt5Network.dll
    Hunk #1 FAILED at 13883.
    1 out of 1 hunk FAILED — saving rejects to file Qt5Network.dll.rej
    Please HELP!!!

  5. Dosen't work with EA – Origin – 344944. The patch make a Error.

    Here are the Error info: Hunk #1 FAILED at 13883. 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED — saving rejects to file Qt5Network.dll.rej

    I hope everybody can help me.

  6. I made it through downloading Sims 4 on Origin, but when I try to install I get this:
    "the vc++ runtime redistributable package was not installed successfully. setup cannot continue (5)"
    Is there a way I can get around that so I can actually play?

  7. This is not working for me 🙁 .. i know it should but it doesn't. Downloads still don't start (or are preparing to start for hours).
    Someone got an idea?
    Edit: … OK, Download does work now its just the prepareing that takes very long time.

  8. i did the patch as you suggested but i get this "Hunk #1 succeeded at 13882 (offset -1 lines)." as my out put after applying the patch im not sure if it works or not can any body give me suggestions on what i should do 

  9. I have 2 problems. First, I can download the game, but when Origin is installing the game there are a messege that says something about the q5 plataform plugin of windows. The second problem is that when I try to run the game I downloaded (The sims 4 demo) says that I don't have origin installed, so I can't play the game. Please, help. (And sorry for my bad english) :DD

  10. Thanks a lot ! 🙂
    I had this problem in the past And I thought it was my computer but Its actually works now I can download the Create a Sim (SIMS 4 !)
    Thank you !
    EDIT : It's downloading right now and it's very fast I'm going to edit my post when It will finished. (I hope my english is not to bad, I am french, haha)

    EDIT 9 of September :
    It says that a file is missing (french, sorry…)

  11. +Penguin Recordings I have gotten my games downloaded, but I cannot play them. The play button just goes gray after I click it and nothing loads even if I wait hours. Do you have any ideas?

  12. I'd like to ask if I can "copy" your installation and download fix tutorial but with my translation in polish. Not sure when I would make that but i'd like to

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