An online gaming, digital distribution, social and DRM platform by publisher EA. This tag should be used for questions about Origin's features, including but not limited to the digital distribution of games, the desktop PC client, in-game overlay, social features and account management and settings.

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EA origin on the house games should be downloaded or just added to account?

Ea origin offers a free game every month and from what I hear you get to keep the game forever. My questions are: In order to have the game, you need to install it or just add it to your account? ...
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Sims 3 isn't working

My friend was playing The Sims 3 just fine, but I downloaded Origin on her computer, and now The Sims 3 and its expansions will not work. We would click on the logo, and the game would try to start, ...
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Transferring via Origin: 'Star Wars Battlefront'. Can I resell? [duplicate]

I'm a mac user and tried to install the new star wars battlefront, which is Windows only. I purchased the for PC 'download only' disc from EA, which includes only a code for installation. I ...
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Can I get my Origin profile link?

I'm forming a list of links of where people can add me on, I was able to obtain tens of profile links, but I wasn't able to get a link for my origin. Is there way I can link people to my origin ...
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Can DLCs be shared between accounts on Origin?

Two computers, two Origin accounts each has Battlefield 4 bought. But only I have a few DLCs(I do not have Premium nor does the other account). Can DLCs be shared e.g the account that has no DLC can ...
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How do I purchase DLC for Bioware games? Through Origin or Bioware?

I am fairly new to using Origin. I was planning on purchasing the following games: Mass Effect trilogy Mass Effect 3 digital deluxe upgrade edition Dragon Age Ultimate Dragon Age 2. I know not all ...
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Is there any way to get notifications for 'On the House' games?

EA's Origin occasionally offers certain games completely free as part of their 'On the House' promotion. As they've offered a few pretty good games in the past, I'd like some way to get notified when ...
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DirectX setup Internal Error when installing Battlefield 4

When trying to install BF 4 on my Windows 7 machine I got the following message after a few seconds: There is no percentage showing, and then, origin get stuck on this: The only way to close ...
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Is it possible to extend your Origin gametime?

Is there a way to get more "gametime" on a specific game in Origin after it runs out? Or a way to extend one's "gametime" before running out?
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How to disable Origin's “compatibility mode” warning?

I am running Origin with "disabled desktop composition", it allows me to see second monitor when I play Battlefield 4 (I can't set this option on x64 executable). But when Origin starts it shows ...
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Command and Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath does not start

I want to play C&C:KW but the game simply does not start. I have read a couple of forums and it seems there are a lot of problems with the game on windows 8. My Specifications: Window 8.1 ...
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Can I prevent Mass Effect 3 (PC) from attempting to connect to EA's servers when the game starts?

Console versions of Mass Effect 3 have an option (Extras --> Settings --> Online) to disable the connection to EA servers. Is there a way I can do this on my Windows 8.1 PC? I already have the game ...
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Do any other Origin games ignore reconfiguring WIndows to put the Documents folder elsewhere?

Note, this topic was made from reconfiguring the default save location in the Documents library of Windows 7. Not from moving the Documents folder from within the properties window. I reconfigured ...
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What are the consequences of revoking a credit card charge made to Origin? [closed]

I have an issue with a purchase I've made via Origin, and after contacting support I feel I'm going to need to raise this as a dispute with my credit card company as my issue is still unresolved. This ...
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Will buying codes from a site like G2A go though Origin age restrictions?

I need to know, as I want to buy Battlefield 4 Premium while it is on sale, but because of me being a complete tool, I put my actual age in. I bought the digital deluxe version on disc, and I just ...
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How to run 32-bit .exe of Battlefield 4 on 64-bit machine?

Okay, I have 64-bit Windows installed in my PC. I would like to run the 32-bit version bf4_x86.exe of this game as I have found that 32-bit version has much better performance. I am facing stuttering ...
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Does a copy Dragon Age: Inquisition bought and activated elsewhere work in India?

Dragon Age: Inquisition is not sold in India, for conformance with 'local content laws'. Fallout 3 was in a similar situation, and getting a friend in the US to buy and gift it to me worked with ...
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EA origin Game download problem

I bought Titanfall a couple of days ago. I am presently downloading the game. However, after every 5 or 6 hours or so, 3 - 4 Gb of downloaded data automatically vanishes. For example, I had downloaded ...
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This will be a duplicate post but i need an infinitive answer. Buying from the US origin store from the UK [duplicate]

Origin are having a sale on at the moment and alot of their games are good value for money.The games in question are the same price across both the UK and US which makes it cheaper to buy in the ...
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Game Availability through Digital Distribution vs. DVD Content

I prefer to have the games I purchase available for local installation from a DVD, so I can continue playing once the zombies run rampant and I figure out the whole food/clothing/shelter/electricity ...
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Can I sell my activated origin game?

I bought Dragon Age Inquisition, I have all the disks, the problem is that my computer isn't powerful enough for it and so it lags a lot. I've done all I could, but the only way I can play normally is ...
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Is it possible to download FIFA 14 any number of times from Origin store

I want to purchase FIFA 14 for PC from Origin store. I found that it shows PC DOWNLOAD though i purchase the game. Is it one time download or Is it possible to download the game any number of times ...
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Do I need uplay in order to play Ubisoft games bought on Origin? [duplicate]

When I buy for example Far Cry 4 via Origin, will I need uplay AND Origin to start in order to play it? Or do you just need Origin OR uplay (which one)? Was wondering.
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Finding Games folder?

So I want to add my Dragon Age: Origins game to my Steam Library. However, when I open up the "Add a Game" explorer window for adding a non-steam game, I cannot for the life of me find DA:O! The only ...
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How do you shut down games in Origin?

I just recently installed Sims 3 a month ago but it won't let me on. when I click on my Sims3 window it loads for a while and sometimes nothing comes up but other times there is a sign from Origin ...
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Are there any command-line arguments for Origin?

Note: If this belongs better on SuperUser, StackOverflow, or some other exchange, please tell me and I'll move it. I'm trying to control Origin via command line (mainly to launch specific games). ...
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Origin doesn't load the game!

I already own a few Sims 3 expansion packs, and I recently purchased Sims 3: Supernatural. It went on without problems, and I clicked the Launcher to play it, but the Launcher wouldn't load at all. ...
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Changing Origin Id & Battlefield

If you change your origin Id, does your battlefield profile,level,guns etc remain intact?
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Origin games on Amazon PC Download service

If I buy an Origin activated game on Amazon's PC Download (i.e. not key from „PC Instant Access”), what would I actually get? According to generic Amazon's page describing „Games Library”, I would ...
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Where are the Origin settings on a Mac?

I am on a mac and I don't know where the settings are on Origin. I am trying to install The Sims 3 to an external hard drive.
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Playing Mass Effect on multiple consoles

I obtained Mass Effect 3 as a free game for the compensation for the Sim City downtime, more than a year ago. I liked ME3 quite a lot, and even played it more than SC itself. Now I still play it ...
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does origin re-download games for each account?

if origin accounts game's ID are linked to the game on the hard disk, if someone new used a computer and had the game in their library would they have to re-download it to play or would it just use ...
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Origin UAC every single launch

Every single time Origin starts I get a UAC prompt and Origin drops into the settings menu. Sometimes even does it when unlocking PC. Has anyone else seen this behaviour or knows how to stop it ? ...
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Differences between playing the same game on Steam and Origin?

What are the differences, however minor, of playing the same game on Steam versus playing it on Origin? I bought a Humble Bundle pack a while ago that provided me with unlock keys for both Steam and ...
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Can I move my downloaded Origin games to another location without reinstalling them?

I place all of my games in c:\games because I've had times, especially with older games, when the space in Program Files (or the brackets in Program Files(x86)) interfered with proper gameplay. I ...
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Where can I find the Titanfall screenshots folder?

I took some screenshots using F10 in Titanfall. Where can I find the folder that contains my screenshots?
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Will the Origin Store language affect the in-game language? (ME3)

I want to buy Mass Effect 3, and to that purpose, I just created an Origin account. The problem is that I live in Switzerland, and the Origin Store apparently detects my country and then forces the ...
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How do I set Titanfall in-game language to English (Russian version)?

This question was initially about Russian PC version of Titanfall, available in Russian Origin store. It appears that there exists a Worldwide PC version of Titanfall for which Origin has posted a ...
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Origin: Online login is unavailable? Can I still play?

I always login into Origin in online mode. But today for past two hours or so (since I got home) Origin says "Origin: Online login is unavailable" when I fire up my client. It does give me access in ...
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What BF4 shortcuts have been released?

What shortcuts have been released? I'm going to be mad if I missed one but I just got the handgun shortcut today off of Origin. I'm a premium player.
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SimCity (2013) not loading

I have a Mac with the correct requirements and I have played the new SimCity before on it. Now that I've updated my system to Mavericks and updated SimCity, it no longer loads. When I click Play in ...
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Block messages from non-friends

I've got a couple chat messages in Origin, and they are all spam. E.g; There is a notification at the top of the chat window that states (this is verbatim, yes, the English is broken); is not on ...
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Why can't I play Simpsons: Tapped Out while signed into Origin?

I keep trying to sign into my Origin account while playing Tapped Out, but I keep having the same problem. If I play without the Origin login, everything works amazingly. If I sign into my Origin ...
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Origin ID in connection with the Sims 3 and expansion packs

Quick question I have one Origin ID I can log in on both computers I have. Now if I were to purchase a Sims expansion pack would that carry across because it was bought with the same account? And If I ...
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Sims 3 Won't Launch from Origin

Error message received: The Sims 3 Unable to start game Service initialization failed (0x0175dcbb) I go to my games on Origin and click play on The Sims 3. I have no expansions downloaded onto my ...
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Am I able to add my copy of The Secret World to Origin?

I purchased The Secret World shortly after it came out via The Secret World website. The Secret World is published by Electronic Arts and is available to purchase through Origin. Is it possible for me ...
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Why is Dead Space 3 using the webcam?

Whenever I start up Dead Space 3 it starts using my webcam. I have checked all of the settings menus inside of the game as well as Origin (which I am running it through) and cannot find any settings ...
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Backup Steam and Origin Games before full system format

I'm planning to do a full format of my system this month in order to install Linux for programming purposes. But I have 4 games installed, Skyrim from Steam and Mass Effect from Origin. Both of them ...
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Punkbuster keeps kicking me for weird reasons. 'Invalid Memory Image'; how to resolve?

So on top of getting kicked from Battlefield 3 games because of a 'lost connection to EA online' error I just recently got this gem; Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: ...
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Origin account association on PS4

I had to create a new Origin account on my PS4 (there was no option to login) for the Ultimate Team feature. It created the account and associated it with an email no longer in use (it didn't even ask ...