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YESSS good thing i held out on that preorder
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post #122 of 205
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YESSS good thing i held out on that preorder
Exactly. Gotta wonder about those guys who defended origin to no end, will they jump back to steam? lol Then again who knows if this is true
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I was about to post this but decided to do something else for 10min.. lol
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Copy the C:\\Program Files\\Origin Games folder if you want to back them up
I was not aware of this, I just presumed that when they removed the ability to save installation files that there was no way to back it up.

I copied and pasted the game files from the installed location, works like a charm. Thank you.

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No, this is completely untrue. When you download a game from Origin you have the option of keeping the installers / patches; making reinstalls of the game that much easier. No need to redownload the installer.
I check the "Keep game installers after games have been installed", but it never works for me, the folder is empty.

But copying the folder where the game was installed and just pasting it in that location will work, similar to steam's "common" folder.
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You guys DO know that Origin will be required for patches and whatnot right?
No way EA is going to let Steam pull the weird stuff they have in the past regarding updates.
My bet is that Steam can SELL the game...and that's it. They get their little cut of the action and EA will still require Origin to be running in order to play, and possibly even launch, the game.
Like others have said, simply selling the game through Steam doesn't make it a Steamworks game with all the features of Steam.
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so now what do i do considering i pre-ordered it on origin -.-
 
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Thankfully I have not pre-ordered my copy of BF3. I'm just wondering, what are the chances of this going cheaper during say, the Steam summer sales (if this turns out to be cheaper).
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post #128 of 205
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You guys DO know that Origin will be required for patches and whatnot right?
No way EA is going to let Steam pull the weird stuff they have in the past regarding updates.
My bet is that Steam can SELL the game...and that's it. They get their little cut of the action and EA will still require Origin to be running in order to play, and possibly even launch, the game.
Like others have said, simply selling the game through Steam doesn't make it a Steamworks game with all the features of Steam.
I've already said this at least twice in this thread alone. No one listens. If you want to play BF3 you are going to have to deal with Origin.Some of you talk like this is a done deal already. This is the Rumors and Unconfirmed Articles section.
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Thankfully I have not pre-ordered my copy of BF3. I'm just wondering, what are the chances of this going cheaper during say, the Steam summer sales (if this turns out to be cheaper).
You're willing to wait until summer 2012 to play BF3? I really don't think even then BF3 will drop in price unless it's a bad flop, which I doubt.
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So you guys are saying that you will
launch steam -> launch bf3 -> launch origin -> update game -> launch web browser for battlelog -> choose server -> launch game?
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