Prez wrote on Aug 27, 2013, 15:15:
That's fine by me. I haven't really had the desire to play an EA game in a long time anyway.
The funny thing is I could have sworn that Origin had an offline mode. Aren't singleplayer games like Dead Space 3 and Mass Effect 3 playable offline?
Dunno about Dead Space. Mass Effect is technically playable offline, but as soon as you have any DLC it'll whine that it can't authenticate. Bioware keeps proclaiming that it isn't true, despite the fact you can just pull your network cable out of your PC, start ME2 or ME3, and have the game flatout tell you that you can't use the DLC. (which means you can't load any savegame with the DLC 'activated' in it.)
There are ways around it by individually editing files for each DLC to basically stop it from checking for authentication (for ME2). No idea if that still holds for ME3, to be honest.
But the stand-alone game itself will work in offline mode.