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Not entirely surprising, seems EA just wanted to get in influx of users to Origin.

Can I ask why people hate Origin so much? I'm not a fanboy or looking to argue people's opinions, I'm just curious as to what the problem is with it?
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Not entirely surprising, seems EA just wanted to get in influx of users to Origin.

Can I ask why people hate Origin so much? I'm not a fanboy or looking to argue people's opinions, I'm just curious as to what the problem is with it?
It does a *lot* of scanning with your system. It's pretty much almost spyware, but we have to use it to play BF3. I hate it, but I have to deal with it to play a game I've been waiting forever for.
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Not entirely surprising, seems EA just wanted to get in influx of users to Origin.

Can I ask why people hate Origin so much? I'm not a fanboy or looking to argue people's opinions, I'm just curious as to what the problem is with it?
You have almost no privacy with Origin. It scans your PC for data and stuff.
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Hmmm. $42 for BF3 plus preorder bonus, Dead Space, Dead Space2 and Medal of Honor or $60 for BF3 on Steam.

Tough decision
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Not entirely surprising, seems EA just wanted to get in influx of users to Origin.

Can I ask why people hate Origin so much? I'm not a fanboy or looking to argue people's opinions, I'm just curious as to what the problem is with it?
Because Origin scans for games in the Windows registry and program files to add to its library, and because of that, people who don't know how to use systools think it's spyware. Many have also monitored its network activity and it does not by any means submit anything of value.

It simply recursively walks the directory.
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If it comes to steam I will buy another copy of it on steam and permanently ditch Origin.
You can't anyways. BF3 is part of Origin to launch battlelog lol. Sucks eh? Too much hassle to have STEAM and Origin on same time. Lame.
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Not true. I don't know how it works in spain, but here we can.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-WUSF-3601

as ive said, only steamworks titles work



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How? What shortcut to add exactly?
open steam - add a game - add a non-steam game.
dont know if it works with BF3 since it launches through origin/battlelog, but you can add any program/game and launch it from steam and use its overlay.
Edited by BreakDown - 10/31/11 at 2:38pm
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Open it via Steam, which then opens Origin, which then proceeds to open BattleLog in a browser window. GREAT
Judging to your specs you're gonna have a haul of bottleneck. Think about it. Steam takes A LOT of process whilst you're wanting to launch it in Steam, Origin and Battlelog *browser* is a hella crazy idea to play BF3. I'd stick with origin cuz we're stuck with it anyways. Origin is a REQUIREMENT to play BF3 online unfortunately. You guys gotta stop having high hopes. Having it on steam isn't gonna make a difference. You'll only get more crap running on your system and a waste of time!
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Open steam > open origin > open battlelog

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post #30 of 186
Its pretty clear that EA just used BF3 to allow Origin have a large amount of users.

This makes me wish I didn't buy it at the get go.
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