Summary: EA customer service insisted that mac version doesn't exist when that's what Amazon is saying. Either get this s*** sorted out, and actually let me download and play my game, or don't pretend it works when for a bunch of people it doesn't. EA's customer service sucks. It would open and install and download, but then it would fail to load the profile save file and play the sound and then pretty much crash. DO NOT BUY THIS VERSION. Get a PC, play it on PC, or don't.
Summary: This Ultimate Edition is fraught with compatibility issues for Mac, and while I am still able to play Dragon Age Origins, I cannot get any of the DLC content or Awakening to function properly (the two reasons I bought this *@^&ing thing!!!) The support people at EA are trying to help me, but as the download is basically a PC wrapper for Mac gamers, they're flying in the dark.
Installed but won't run. On the Mac GameTree site ...
21 August 2014
Summary: Installed but won't run. On the Mac GameTree site it takes you to for help it says "some games have compatibility issues with MAC OS-X MountainLion" and basically, "we'll try to fix it when we can" Should not be sold as a MAC game
Buy something else. Installation/Technical problems may not allow you to play this game.
23 July 2014
Summary: Origin ONLY. This download will not work with Steam so prepare for the EA Experience. You need to make an account with EA/Origin and register the game. Then you also have to make an account with Bioware and register the game. The bioware registration is more unfriendly than Origin's since you have to pick your game and version and platform out of a long list as it will not register it for you based on the CD key like Steam/Desura do.
Summary: Followed all the readme instructions to the key and still couldn't get this damn thing to work. Consider carefully before buying for mac, I have a 2013 15" macbook pro with retina display and was unable to play it.
Summary: I downloaded the PC version using all defaults. I ran the patch to 1.05 when 1.04 wouldn't activate. I can log into Bioware site and it shows the game is registered. I tried several downloads/installs. No luck. I just get the "there is a problem with your install.. reinstall" message Reading other reviews, this is a problem that Amazon and EA and Bioware have FAILED TO ADDRESS for YEARS. I subsequently bought the exact same thing from Steam. Absolutely NO PROBLEMS.