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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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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 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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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 my verification and I gave it to them, they verified that my Spore account was valid. The ...
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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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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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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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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 get rid of Origin while still playing games that require it?

Is there a way to play games that require Origin without allowing it to scan my computer? The idea is to have it running as a dedicated user on my computer which does not have any permissions so it ...
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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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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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Does Origin have any built in screenshot functionality?

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 ...
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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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DirectX setup Internal Error when installing Mass Effect 3

When trying to install Mass Effect 3 on my Windows 7 machine I got the following message at 99% installed: I have made sure that i have the most resent version of DirectX form the web installer. I ...
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Can I use DLC from Origin with the base game from Steam?

I have never played Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station, but it no longer appears to be available on Steam. This DLC now only appears to be available on Origin, from what I can see. I own Mass Effect on ...
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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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How can I gift a game via Origin? [duplicate]

I would like to buy a friend of mine a copy of the new SimCity game 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 ...
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Is it possible to install games to different hard drives?

I normally use Steam, but after purchasing the latest Humble Bundle I acquired several Origin games. My main hard drive is a 128GB SSD, but it's is almost full. I like to keep a few games I'm playing ...
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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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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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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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Can games purchased from a North American account be played on a Europe account?

I am from Europe and I bought something from Origin. What I've seen is that in the USA store the games are the same prices, but in dollars (which makes them cheaper, due o the exchange rate). If I ...
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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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Is it possible to launch Battlefield 3 or 4 campaign without Battlelog

I was wondering whether it is possible to launch the singleplayer campaign for either BF3 or BF4 without the use of the browser. This is useful when: You don't have an internet connection at that ...
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Does Origin really delete games you haven't played for a while?

It's a bit of a silly question, but I want to be sure. My friend keeps insisting that Origin deletes games (both F2P games and paid ones) from your account if you don't play them for a while. Is ...
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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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Is there a way to get Sims 3 from my Steam account to work on my Mac?

I previously had a PC and Steam account. Now I have a Mac and I really want to play Sims 3. I read somewhere that I could download Origin and transfer my codes or something, but how would I go about ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 require Origin?

I am not particularly trusting of EA's Origin platform, with some going so far as to call it spyware. I don't care at this point about multiplayer in Mass Effect 3. I know that, more than likely, 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 games on my HDD. I wonder if I should install Steam and ...
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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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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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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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Remove games from origin list

I've spent the last couple of days engrossed in Battlefield 3. However I also took part in the Alpha and the Beta testing, so in my Origin account, I have multiple entries for BF3 (one for alpha, one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can Steam be used to Launch Mass Effect 3?

I own Mass Effect 3 on Origin, but I very much prefer launching games from Steam (largely for the overlay, since I've got hundreds of Steam friends). I know that non-steam applications can be ...
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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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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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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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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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How to get my free Origin copy of Battlefield 1942 to run

Origin accounts have a free version of Battlefield 1942 available to download and play through their software but when I try to run it I get the Microsoft circle of patience (mouse circle showing ...
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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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How do I install Battlefield 3 on Origin without Downloading it?

It might sound weird. I have the main Data files in a folder cas_06.cas etc etc. (I have all the files. The Data ones are the biggest (GBs) And would save the most time) I have tried placing them ...
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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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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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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 ...