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I have Battlefield 3 and The Sims 3 on my Origin account. My girlfriend wants to play The Sims on her PC at the same time I'm playing BF3 online on my PC. Is this possible?

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You can only be logged into an Origin account from one computer at a time. Logging in from another computer will log you out of the other session. I am not sure if you need Origin connectivity to play Sims 3 if it is already started. Therefore, your gf would log in to Origin, start up The Sims 3 and play that. Then you log into your PC and play BF3. If Sims 3 doesn't worry about Origin after it is started, this should work. Unfortunately, I can't confirm this at the moment. – Lyrical Aug 28 '13 at 14:58
And sorry for another comment so shortly after my first, but you might consider getting another Humble Bundle. It is worth it and it does go to a good cause. You'll have to be quick though, it is only running for another ~3 hours or so. Greater than $4.93 unlocks the Sims 3 and BF3. – Lyrical Aug 28 '13 at 15:00
I have actually had this work myself doing something similar. But that was before Origin started cracking down (Two years ago). Girlfriend wanted to play sims and I wanted to play Need for Speed. You should be good with Nick's method for now though. Sims only looks for connections to Facebook and Twitter after it has been verified with Origin. Again, buy a new humble bundle for $5 – Cole Busby Aug 28 '13 at 15:05

It might be possible, but I'd recommend you just spend the extra to buy another license.

Your Origin account (including the games on it) is for your personal use only. Anything more is a violation of their EULA. So no, it is not possible without violating the license agreement.

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+1 about license agreement, BUT you have 5 activations per game with Origin. Technically you're not violating it because you own the game and are playing one copy of one game on a separate computer than one copy of another game. – Cole Busby Aug 28 '13 at 15:07
@ColeBusbyakacheat117cole108 That's something I didn't know about sims, let me check and edit if necessary. – 3ventic Aug 28 '13 at 15:11
Edited my comment, Check Origin. – Cole Busby Aug 28 '13 at 15:12
@ColeBusbyakacheat117cole108 Maybe on Origin, but for the Humble Bundle Sims 3, you only get a key for, which can only be activated once – 3ventic Aug 28 '13 at 15:22
@Cloe Those five licenses are for your own personal use. They're not for handing out, or using technicalities to support someone else using your account. That's against Origin's terms, I would expect. – Frank Aug 28 '13 at 16:18

The answer is yes. I know your post was two years ago, but this might help others. Your girlfriend will need to log in, load up the game, and then you log in on your computer. It will log her off, but wont kick her off of the game. You then can play online. I know this from experience. I share an account with 2-3 other people, and we all play Sims 4 at the same time. That is how we do it, and if we ever need online, we quit the game, log out, and log back in, making the new person who has loged on the one that is in online mode.

I hope this helps!

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What you are doing (gameshare) is against TOS of Origin – alex2003super Apr 26 at 16:23

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