If I am on Family View in Steam, games like Madden and Fifa won't start, because they use Origin, and I get an error which says "Error, relaunch your game to continue linking your accounts".
I have also tried launching from Origin, but I get the same thing.
If I turn off Family View, it works fine. Is their a permission I can edit to fix this?

Edit: Just so it's clear, I'm talking about family view not family sharing. The two are easily confused, so I just wanted to make that clear. =)

  • Do you own Madden and Fifa on Origin yourself, and if so, on what platform(s)? Since it's third-party software, additional playability possibilities can't be controlled by Steam.
    – Joachim
    Jul 10, 2021 at 17:58
  • I bought it on steam, but since they are origin games they require origin. I am on pc. I am just trying to figure out why family mode is keeping the accounts from linking, and how to fix it.
    – Millard
    Jul 10, 2021 at 18:15
  • Can you launch these games through origin?
    – Regnegade
    Jul 14, 2021 at 17:23
  • I tried that but I got the same error, @Regnegade
    – Millard
    Jul 14, 2021 at 17:56
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    yes, that's what I mean. I edited the question to replace family mode with family view.
    – Millard
    Jul 14, 2021 at 20:08

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Some games that use 3rd Party DRM features like Origin, Ubisoft Connect (previously uPlay), Rockstar Games Launcher, etc can't be used via Family Mode or Family Sharing.

Sadly the only solution is to disable Family Mode to use this set of games.

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    It seems like Ubisoft DRM games do work with family view. At least that is true for Rayman Legends.
    – Christoph
    Jan 16, 2022 at 10:17
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    It's getting even weirder: unravel two, which has worked fine in family view just stopped working with family view enabled after a recent update.
    – Christoph
    Nov 12, 2022 at 9:43

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