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65. Re: Get a Free Origin Game? Oct 14, 2012, 13:37 jacobvandy
Prez wrote on Oct 14, 2012, 09:27:
I don't have a whole lot of experience with Origin (what little I do have was enough to learn that it utterly sucks balls) but as far as I know with the games on offer here you really only ever need to run Origin once to install and activate the game, then never again. That was how it was when my friend gave me a code for The Old Republic (HORRIBLE game!). Unless they changed it anyway. If it's still true though it really shouldn't be enough to stop you from buying a game that doesn't explicitly require Origin to run.

SWTOR was different, though partly because it's an MMO. Those always have their own launchers to begin with, but since it was already in beta by the time Origin was released, they had an entirely separate infrastructure setup on the game's website for downloads, and said launcher wasn't programmed to interact with Origin at all. I'm pretty sure just about anything else you buy and install from there, including older games made digital, will require Origin be running to launch them.
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