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Origin is trying to edge its way onto Steam's turf, which seems to have been one of the major reasons for keeping Mass Effect 3 an Origin (and console!) exclusive.

Thing is, I use Steam for a lot more than simply buying games - I've also fallen in love with the Steam Screenshot service.

Does Origin have anything comparable? Or will I have to rely on third party software (like FRAPS, or... even running Origin through Steam?) to get my screenshots?

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ME3 is not console exclusive –  user12190 Mar 6 '12 at 4:29
    
@scorcher24 no, but it is Origin exclusive. –  Raven Dreamer Mar 6 '12 at 4:31

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Origin does not support screenshots. You will have to use FRAPS or Steam to make them or the game's functionality if there is any.

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I assume if you add the game to Steam "Games...Add a non-Steam game to the Library..." it will launch with the overlay which can take snaps for you. –  Nick T Mar 6 '12 at 4:40
    
Yes, thats right. –  user12190 Mar 7 '12 at 3:56
    
That doesn't help with some games like BF3. EA makes you launch that game from a browser so Steam can't put it's overlay. –  user42915 Feb 24 '13 at 9:09
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Download Process Explorer from SysInternals, Launch the game using Origin, fire up Process Explorer and copy the exact command line used to launch the exe. Add it to Steam :) –  Петър Петров Aug 16 '13 at 11:47

What i have become accustomed to doing is having microsoft paint open when i play my games. When i do good in a match and im looking at the scoreboard i can just do a Print Screen and paste it into paint where i save it as an image. Its not very conveniant but hey, at least its something!

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While this is a decent substitute in most cases, I will point out for posterity that this does not necessarily work with full-screen games. (If it does not, you will simply paste a full black screen) –  Raven Dreamer Mar 23 at 20:02

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