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I installed origin on my HDD and installed BFBC2 Digital Deluxe Edish via download thinking it would install it to the origin directory like steam does, only to find it decided to use 8.3GB of my C:'s SSD space.

So i found out you can choose the install directory in Origin settings. I changed it to my origin directory, cut my game from c: to the new location and tried to run it from there.

Now origin thinks i don't have the game installed and tries to download the whole 8.3GB again.

How do i make origin understand the game has been moved?

EDIT: I can still play the game running the .exe but not with Origin. Origin just say game ready for download now
Edited by chalamah - 10/31/11 at 5:05pm
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So the directory you told origin to save your games in future is exactly where BFBC2 is right now?
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Have you tried running the game.exe from the folder?
Not all that familiar with origin but it's worth a shot to see if it calls for origin then connects the dots

Edit: you just posted what I suggested tongue.gif
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Remember to check "Keep game installers after installing the game" in settings.
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234;15524795 
So the directory you told origin to save your games in future is exactly where BFBC2 is right now?

Yes but all Origin says now is Ready to Download. No play option
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Originally Posted by Bobotheklown;15524796 
Have you tried running the game.exe from the folder?
Not all that familiar with origin but it's worth a shot to see if it calls for origin then connects the dots

Edit: you just posted what I suggested tongue.gif

Nope, Origin didn't manage to connect the dots frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Tiger S.;15524830 
Remember to check "Keep game installers after installing the game" in settings.

Yes I have checked it now but wish I had seen that before I had downloaded it. I only get 20GB a month frown.gif

I'm surprised EA didn't foresee this problem and document how to fix it.
Edited by chalamah - 10/31/11 at 5:23pm
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I had a similar problem with BF3.

Have you tried right clicking on the game and choosing repair install?
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I had a similar problem with BF3.

Have you tried right clicking on the game and choosing repair install?

That's not an option. Origin doesn't even think the games installed anymore.
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