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How do I preload on Origin?

I got on Origin today and saw that it was prompting me to preorder and preload Mass Effect 3. . After pre-ordering it, I went to my game library to preload it, but the "preload" button is disabled! ...
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How can I gift a game via Origin? [duplicate]

I would like to buy a friend of mine a copy of SimCity before it is released next month on Origin, however I cannot find a way to purchase a game for a friend on Origin like you can on Steam. Is it ...
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How do I get my Mass Effect 3 save files back after Origin cloud sync ate them?

I appear to be running a beta copy of Origin (I have no idea why, I'm not sure I asked for it) which offered to sync my Mass Effect 3 save games to the cloud. Unfortunately, after a 12 hour playing ...
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How do I associate my physical copies of Mass Effect 3 with my Origin account?

How is it done? Do the discs come with an activation code? If I can, do I need the physical copies of Mass Effect 3 or can I download the game through Origin from that point on?
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How do I make a shortcut to an origin game?

I deleted my original shortcut to Mass Effect 3 as part of an ill-conceived attempt to get a steam overlay within Origin. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to create a desktop shortcut from ...
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Do EA Origin PC downloadable games require a client?

I want to buy Need for Speed Most Wanted for PC, and it is available for $9.99 on Origin. Would I need to install a client to play the game if I buy from there? If yes, how big/bloated/bulky is the ...
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How to remove or disable super weapons in C&C Generals Zero Hour

I would like to play skirmish and co-op games with a friend against multiple AI players. Disabling SW will allow us to war against more AI using conventional weapons. I would like to disable all ...
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Battlefield 3 problem connecting to same server on LAN

In Battlefield 3, I'm able to connect to a server with a first computer, but the second computer in the LAN will always keep on the "connecting..." phase. I think that happens because I was using the ...
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Battlefield 3 Network Problems (Lag)

So a few weeks ago, I was playing BF3 as usual when everything suddenly stopped moving, everything froze and the game was shut down. I also got a blank error message on Battlelog which did not help ...
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BFBC2 “Unable to login” when entering serial number

So I installed this "Origin" crap, bought, downloaded and installed Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Now, when I launch the game and login with the same account I use to buy it in Origin, I'm asked to ...
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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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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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Amalur can't see saves after Origin update

I was happily merrily playing Kingdoms of Amalur until a recent Origin update. This update reseted Amalur settings and saves. Strangly, I can see saves on my hard drive just fine: . How do I make ...
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What happens if I add a Steam game to Origin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing in games Origin already obtained via Steam Now that I've installed Origin, I have the option of registering some of my other EA games (Dead Space 1 & 2, ...
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In BF3, where are the game settings saved?

This also applies to stuff like attachments chosen for each weapon, etc. (It takes a while to set them all, there are so many of them) It seems like the game files are usually saved in an Origin ...
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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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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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Battlefield 3 Download Stuck at 95%

I got BF3 Premium Edition through Amazon and started downloading through Origin, and now whenever I get to 95% it stops and says error code 262145:5 and just stops. It'll download maybe 100 kilobytes ...
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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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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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Should I install steam/origin on SSD and map some games to HDD or other way around?

Well the topic explains it all. I just reinstalled my PC. Now that I have a larger SSD I want to have some games on my SSD and some other the games on my HDD. Now I wonder, should I install steam and ...
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If I buy games via the Origin store do I need to install it?

I wanted to buy Dead Space 2 as a digital download (because I want to play it ASAP and because it is cheaper). The official site does not allow you to buy the game but I can get it via the Origin ...
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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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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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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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How do I change my account email?

I am playing Need For Speed: Most Wanted 2012 on my PS3. However, I want to change the account to which the PS3 is linked. When I try to do this from Settings ---> Account Management ---> Account ...
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How to use different Origin accounts for different Windows users

Similar to this question I want to force Origin to log in with different accounts when logging in with different Windows users. My wife and I share the same gaming PC, each having an own Windows user ...
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Does Origin support Spore?

I came across my old Spore account last week, and contacted EA about if it works on Origin. They asked for me verification and I gave it to them, they verified my Spore account was valid. The support ...
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Is theBattlefield 3 skin for Mass Effect 3 only available on same system?

I have Battlefield 3 for PC and Mass Effect 3 for Xbox 360. I'm signed with the same account on Origin, but I can't get the Battlefield 3 multiplayer skin for Mass Effect 3 (though I have the N7 ...
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Is there an aggregating service for online content distribution systems?

I have bought games from a few online shops, like Steam, Desura, GoG, Origin, Battle.NET and probably a few others. It is annoying to know/remember where I bought each game, so I'm wondering if there ...
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Battlefield 3 PC black screen with sounds

Since the last patch of Battlefield 3, I can't play it because the screen is black, but I can hear sounds in the background. I tried to repair the installation from Origin, but it doesn't resolve the ...
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Do Origin Cloud saves work properly with Steam?

I have Origin and Battlefield 3 and prefer to launch BF3 via Steam. The game runs fine, but when I launch Origin occasionally gives a warning that Cloud Saves can only be used when launching via ...
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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 ...
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Can I remove a game from origin and then use the code on another origin account?

Can I uninstall a game from origin and use the code on another account? I'm kind of new to Origin and I'm trying to play Crysis 3 online, but I can't because I don't have a email address connected to ...
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Does Amazon.com download code work everywhere?

I have a gift coupon at amazon.com (not redeemable in the Indian website), and I want to buy Fifa 14 with it. However, I live in India with an Indian origin account, so will the download code I get ...
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Origin, 1 account, 2 games, played on the same time on 2 different computers

I have Battlefield 3 and Sims3 on my origin account. My gf wants to play Sims on her pc, and I want to play BF3 online on my pc at the same time. Is it possible?
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Battlefield 3 installer problem

I just bought BF3 for my PC. I just upgraded it to a gaming PC, using win7. Trying to install the game I keep getting this message and can't go any further: "The game installation directory is ...
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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.