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How can I change the Install Directory of Games in Origin

In preparation of the upcoming Battlefield 3 Open Beta, today I attempted to set up Origin to install to the proper directories. My base Origin is installed at: "E:\Games\Origin". For some ...
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Mass Effect 3 will be on Origin, how will this affect me with my two other Mass Effect games being on Steam?

As you know EA had a fall out with Steam earlier this year (2011). This meant that any newly released games by EA would only be available through Origin and not any other source. This is troubling ...
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Can I play SimCity on two computers at the same time?

I'm not familiar with Origin's DRM (or the one that will be used on the next SimCity), but if I got the game, would I and my girlfriend be able to play it at the same time, each on their own computer ...
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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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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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How can I determine whether a Steam game can be activated on Origin as well?

As described by title, I own a certain number of games on Steam. How can I determine whether a Steam game can be activated on Origin as well?
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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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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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How do I take a screen shot in Mass Effect 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Origin have any built in screenshot functionality? Print screen doesn't seem to work. Is there another way in ME3 or in the Origin overlay that will let me take a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Can I trust Origin the same way I trust Steam?

I would like to get the same type of answers this question got. Can I trust this "Origin" DRM (Digital Rights Management) software platform? Has anybody done any independent verification ...
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Can I cancel a friend request?

I attempted to add a friend of mine to my Origin friends list through searching for their name. However, it seems that I accidentally invited the wrong person. Is there any way to rescind/cancel 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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Battlefield 3 PC boxed, DRM constraints and Origin?

Is the boxed version of Battlefield 3 free from other clients, "services", and DRM? For instance, the intrusive "always online" DRM, "3-install" limits, Origin, and so on.
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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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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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Can I install games obtained via Steam in Origin?

Origin seems to recognise that I purchased NFS: Hot Pursuit on Steam, and is now giving me the option to download it. Is there a way, or is it possible, to install games in Origin that have been ...
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Mass Effect in Origin Client doesn't work (win 7 64 bit)

Apparently today I made a huge mistake: I sold my Mass Effect games for Xbox360 to buy the digital trilogy for PC (I'm relocating and wanted to bring Shepard with me in the journey, just in case of ...
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How to move Battlefield 3 game data folder?

Battlefield 3 created its game data folder for settings and screenshots at the top level of my documents folder: \My Documents\Battlefield 3. Most games get this right, saving their data in the ...
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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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How is Multiplayer and achievement tracking done with Steam and Origin?

I bought a bundle (the HumbleBundle), and it provided me with codes for the game on both Steam and Origin. I activated all the codes successfully on both clients, but I was wondering: If I play a ...
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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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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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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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Does buying Battlefield 3 Premium Edition force you to use the 'Multiplayer Head Start Kit'?

The Battlefield 3 package available on Origin including both Battlefield 3 and a Battlefield 3 Premium upgrade also includes the "Multiplayer Head Start Kit". This kit unlocks a variety of items in ...
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Can I use Origin to download games I own on new computer, while playing a game on another?

I have two computers and would like to download and install the games from my origin account on my new one, which will take days. While this is happening am I able to play the games on the old ...
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Can I preload games on Origin?

I know games can be preloaded on steam (downloaded before the day of release so you can play it as soon as it unlocks) but does anyone know if EA's new client Origin will offer the same feature? I'm ...
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How do we prevent Clan Team stacking?

I am a higher ranked individual with admin access to our servers and a controversial topic keeps on coming back to us: How do we deter team stacking on Battlefield 3 on our own servers? We have ...
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Does Origin track game play time?

I can't find this option in the interface; but am wondering if maybe behind the scenes the data is available somewhere, or in some hidden corner of the UI. I was curious how much time I've spent in ...
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Why is SWTOR not downloading through EA's Origin service?

So, I'm about to download SWTOR as written here http://www.swtor.com/early-access. But it seems like I have to download the client by itself, not via the Origin program by EA, even if the game shows ...
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Is there a way to gift Battlefield 3?

Is there a way to purchase Battlefield 3 and/or Battlefield 3 Premium online and be able to give that copy to a friend? (buy it online without binding it to your own account) For instance, just get ...
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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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Can I install only 1 of Origin games to another drive?

I'm getting a bit tired or waiting for ages for my PC to start up, so I'm planning on purchasing an SSD to boot my windows with it. Then I thought that it might be nice to have BF3 installed on it ...
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Problem with Origin and Mass Effect 2

So far Origin has been working fine. I have installed both Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 3 in a folders I specifically chose because my main drive doesn't have enough space. When I try to install Mass ...
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How can I unlock dogtags for Battlefield 3 if I own other games in the series?

The BattleField 3 knowledgebase says: Will veteran ranks and status earned in previous BF games grant bonuses in Battlefield 3? Yes, you will have unlocked a silenced M1911 pistol. Also you will ...
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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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Battlefield 3 Origin Install issues - error 262145:5

I recently picked up Battlefield 3 in a physical copy but have had issues with installing it. Install steps so far: Inserted disk 1, created an Origin account, and installed Origin. No issues. ...
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Can I use an American key from Amazon in my Origin client which is identified as British?

I live in Israel, when buying a game from Steam I pay in USD and pay the American price. I want to buy Battlefield 3 but Origin identifies me as British and asks me to pay the more expensive British ...
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Battlefield Premium: Gifting Back To Karkand to someone else

Having failed to find any means of contact someone relevant at EA.... I'm interested in getting Battlefield Premium, but I already have the base game which included the Back To Karkand DLC (limited ...
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Does Origin have groups and events à la Steam Community?

(Unnecessary preamble.) Given yesterday's failure of the L4D2 Game On, we decided to change to Battlefield 3 to put this fancy server of ours to the test. I made the relevant Steam event but... that ...
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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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Unable to play Battlefield 3 because of an update but game is completely up to date

I'm trying to play BF3 but it won't let me. Whenever I click play it says to update the game, but when I click on update it just brings me back to my Origin application with all my installed games. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...