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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Why doesn't Origin detect all backed up files?

I downloaded Battlefield 3 with all the expansions to my laptop from a friend's house (he has internet speeds of 300mb). When I got home I wanted to copy the files to my desktop PC, and just replace ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do you take a screenshot in SimCity?

How can I take a screenshot? When I press Print Screen to take a screenshot while in the game, the image on my clipboard is the Windows Desktop.
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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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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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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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How can I get the Sims DLC from Steam to work with the Origin version of the base games?

Looking in the Steam store, the Sims DLC packs have a little banner similar to this: Requires the base game The Sims™ 3 on Steam in order to play. My girlfriend has Sims 3 and Sims Medieval ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the purpose of Origin Points?

As of May 28, Origin has introduced "Origin Points", which purportedly helps track your achievements in some of EA's games on PC. From EA's help center: Origin Points help you track your ...
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How do I buy Mass Effect 3 DLC on PC?

Now I may be missing something obvious, but there is Day 1 DLC for Mass Effect 3 on PC, and I can't see any way of easily buying it. Despite the latest Origin update which claims to allow 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 ...