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Found this on Reddit..
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You may receive one of the following error messages if you have reached the maximum amount of times your game can be downloaded through Origin:

For security reasons, you are allowed # concurrently active licenses. This limit has been reached. Please wait until one of the other licenses auto-expires, then try again.
License response error: '78008,Max machine lifetime entitlement met:#
Error: 10000:78008
Every time the download button is clicked, a download count will be added to your lifetime total. If you have installed your game via Origin on more than three computers within a ten day period, you will need to wait until the first installation expires.

Note: Re-installing your operating system, or interrupting a current download, will count as a new computer installation.

If you have reached your download limit, click Contact Us and include your account name, the title of the file or game you are downloading, and a brief description of the issue.

Yes ladies and gents, there might be maximum lifetime download limits. Install a game too many times and you're out of luck! Wooo go Origin! Can't wait to buy all my games from them biggrin.gif This kind of DRM makes perfect sense!! /sarcasm

http://support.ea.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2085/~/origin-lifetime-download-limit-error-message
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lol steam is DRM in itself and it works perfectly. if EA wants to do this they shouldnt be nazis.
 
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Wow..... speechless. Epic facepalm for EA.
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I don't see your point. With Steam you don't even own the game yourself, they just lease it to you. So the possibility of running out of game downloads for Origin is just as great as Steam 'taking back' one of the games they have leased to you.
post #5 of 19
Sensationalism.

It's stated clearly you can contact them to get help. If it's anything like Microsoft's license conflict support, they'll ask a few questions about your installation and how many computers have the game installed, then reset the count.

It's DRM that very few people will encounter. Who the hell is installing the same game enough times in one week to reach the cap?

Digital downloads are licensed to you, and you know how software licenses work.. (See Microsoft).
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Originally Posted by Nano2;13884724 
I don't see your point. With Steam you don't even own the game yourself, they just lease it to you. So the possibility of running out of game downloads for Origin is just as great as Steam 'taking back' one of the games they have leased to you.

Apples and Oranges. Also, where does it say you don't own the game? Where has Steam ever "taken back" a game as you say. Setting the limit to x amount of downloads over your lifetime isn't anywhere close to being comparable.
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Originally Posted by Nano2;13884724 
I don't see your point. With Steam you don't even own the game yourself, they just lease it to you. So the possibility of running out of game downloads for Origin is just as great as Steam 'taking back' one of the games they have leased to you.

steam wouldn't "take back" any games that you bought. You bought the game, therefore it is yours. as long as steam is alive you can have that game, and even if it dies as long as the game is on your computer you can still play it.
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No problem. Willing to bet if you ask the Live chat agents they will fix it. They have fixed any other issue I have had with EA games(lost keys etc..).

If you don;t like it, dont buy from it.
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Originally Posted by Nano2;13884724 
I don't see your point. With Steam you don't even own the game yourself, they just lease it to you. So the possibility of running out of game downloads for Origin is just as great as Steam 'taking back' one of the games they have leased to you.

You don't own ANY piece of software that you 'buy', be it digital or retail. Hence why they all have an EULA, and 'End-User License Agreement" key word there being License.

Fact is, Steam has been around for 8 years now and not once has a game been 'taken back'. Sure people get banned for doing stupid crap, but that's their fault. They agreed to the EULA.

Games on Steam do not have an "activation limit" unless imposed by the company publishing the game (such as ones that require GFWL). With Steam, I could install my collection onto as many PCs as I see fit, with no 'machine limit' as stated in that posted FAQ.

With EA and the Origin software. I can't do that.
 
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Originally Posted by Horsemama1956;13884809 
No problem. Willing to bet if you ask the Live chat agents they will fix it. They have fixed any other issue I have had with EA games(lost keys etc..).

If you don;t like it, dont buy from it.

Why even bother with a limit in the first place then?
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