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I tried to remove the folders containing the xpacs and replacing them, still nothing.

Re-downloaded while I slept today and things appear to be fine now.

 

Well, I'm glad that you had to go through this because BF4 is popular and I have a feeling that your experience will be helpful to someone else: they will at least know what to expect.

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Yeah everything is fine now, I kept the installer this time just in case, I want to try this again to see what happens.
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Yeah everything is fine now, I kept the installer this time just in case, I want to try this again to see what happens.

 

The "_Installer" folder isn't necessary. Having it just means that Origin doesn't have to download it first, which takes maybe 30-60 seconds.

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I found with bf3 I had to select repair afterwards to get it to work.
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I found with bf3 I had to select repair afterwards to get it to work.

tried that as well, no worky.

I am having success simply moving the x-pack folders around, but even after I move the folder it says the x-pac is installed.

Looks like origin just isn't handling the BF4 install properly?
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No, I'd say that this is just the way it is, the way they designed it - not that it was intentional. Just that they probably didn't really realize that anyone would want to do this, or maybe they don't know that this can be done. lol I don't know, but whatever the case, I wouldn't say that it's handling the install improperly. It's just that we're doing something rather unconventional - something that I guess I would call a bit of a hack. Maybe. So, I guess I'm trying to say that I'm not surprised that we've encountered some problems with this. Something like this can never be guaranteed to work perfectly.

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post #17 of 36
I know something else that works.

Download and install Origin on a separate hard drive (i.e. not your main OS drive) and make sure that the games install on it too.

For instance, I have Origin installed at D:\Games\Origin and my Origin games at D:\Games\Origin Games.

When I reinstalled Windows the day before yesterday I just started up Origin and it loaded right up (even remembered my password!) and just went to the games I already had on my hard drive and clicked "Download" for them. Origin recognized the games were installed and basically just installed them.

BF4 and Titanfall were ready to play in minutes (well Titanfall had to do it's audio stuff) and I was off!

So yeah...install it all on a separate drive. Worked for me at least!

Edit:

Oh, also might have something to do with the fact that I copied over most stuff from my old Windows install...including the Origin folder from:

C:\ProgramData
C:\Users\***name***\AppData\Local
C:\Users\***name***\AppData\Roaming
Edited by AndroidVageta - 3/30/14 at 11:04am
post #18 of 36
HMMM.thinking.gif

I didn't really think of having the entirety of origin on the 480GB drive.

I will do this the next time I re-image if the origin in my new backup image doesn't work as described.
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I know something else that works.

Download and install Origin on a separate hard drive (i.e. not your main OS drive) and make sure that the games install on it too.

For instance, I have Origin installed at D:\Games\Origin and my Origin games at D:\Games\Origin Games.

When I reinstalled Windows the day before yesterday I just started up Origin and it loaded right up (even remembered my password!) and just went to the games I already had on my hard drive and clicked "Download" for them. Origin recognized the games were installed and basically just installed them.

BF4 and Titanfall were ready to play in minutes (well Titanfall had to do it's audio stuff) and I was off!

So yeah...install it all on a separate drive. Worked for me at least!

Edit:

Oh, also might have something to do with the fact that I copied over most stuff from my old Windows install...including the Origin folder from:

C:\ProgramData
C:\Users\***name***\AppData\Local
C:\Users\***name***\AppData\Roaming

 

Those folders had nothing to do with it. However, I will tell you that you don't have to copy or save C:\ProgramData\Origin

 

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HMMM.thinking.gif

I didn't really think of having the entirety of origin on the 480GB drive.

I will do this the next time I re-image if the origin in my new backup image doesn't work as described.

 

You can have Origin install your games to any location you want. Origin doesn't have to be installed on a separate drive. Of course, I guess if it gets installed to a separate drive, then the default install folder will be on that drive.

 

I would much rather have Origin and my games installed on a solid state drive. ;)

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post #20 of 36
Yeah I just kind of replaced a 1TB I was going to use for a storage drive with a Seagate 600 480GB SSD.

I just kind of put things back the way they were before, with everything my system boots with on the SSD, including steam and Origin.

I didnt think to install them to the 480GB at all. It will probably help with boot speed too.
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