Add EA Game Key to Origin

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#1 Posted by tjricardo089 (7429 posts) -

Hi guys, I have saboteur and I want to place it on origin's. Can I do that?

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#2 Posted by klusps (10386 posts) -

Click on the little gear icon on top of your Origin manager and then click on Redeem Product Code.

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#3 Posted by Makari (15250 posts) -
yeah, it should work for most games since 2007 or so - it let you do that back when EA Downloader was around. it doesn't work with, say, BF2142 from late 2006 (or at least my copy was).
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#4 Posted by tjricardo089 (7429 posts) -

I am having an error introducing the code

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#5 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4962 posts) -

You can still just add it to your list of played games, can't you?

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#6 Posted by tjricardo089 (7429 posts) -

You can still just add it to your list of played games, can't you?

Starshine_M2A2

What do you mean?

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#7 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4962 posts) -

What do you mean?tjricardo089

Sorry, I'm not too familiar with Origin. Isn't there a played games list you can edit in some way?

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#8 Posted by klusps (10386 posts) -

[QUOTE="tjricardo089"]What do you mean?Starshine_M2A2

Sorry, I'm not too familiar with Origin. Isn't there a played games list you can edit in some way?

If you're saying if he could add non-Origin games to the Origin manager then no he cannot. Sucks I know...

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#9 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4962 posts) -
[QUOTE="klusps"]

[QUOTE="Starshine_M2A2"]

What do you mean?tjricardo089

Sorry, I'm not too familiar with Origin. Isn't there a played games list you can edit in some way?

If you're saying if he could add non-Origin games to the Origin manager then no he cannot. Sucks I know...

Yeah, that's what I meant. Steam allows you to do that which just shows how far ahead that service is compared to Origin.
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#10 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
[QUOTE="Starshine_M2A2"][QUOTE="klusps"]

[QUOTE="Starshine_M2A2"]

Sorry, I'm not too familiar with Origin. Isn't there a played games list you can edit in some way?

If you're saying if he could add non-Origin games to the Origin manager then no he cannot. Sucks I know...

Yeah, that's what I meant. Steam allows you to do that which just shows how far ahead that service is compared to Origin.

That's not the point of Origin.
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#11 Posted by Starshine_M2A2 (4962 posts) -

That's not the point of Origin.DanielDust

Then, by all means, enlighten me...

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#12 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]That's not the point of Origin.Starshine_M2A2

Then, by all means, enlighten me...

It's a simple applications that downloads your games, it doesn't track time, it has no reason for you to keep it open to access the overlay which you have no reason to use, it doesn't have detailed player profiles only simple friends, it's not Steam, it's a tool that authenticates and downloads your EA developed and published games., just like ALL the digital platforms that don't use the DRM called Steam, like Impulse, GMG, Metaboli, etc.

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#13 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Starshine_M2A2"][QUOTE="klusps"]

If you're saying if he could add non-Origin games to the Origin manager then no he cannot. Sucks I know...

DanielDust

Yeah, that's what I meant. Steam allows you to do that which just shows how far ahead that service is compared to Origin.

That's not the point of Origin.

As I read through the thread.. I already knew that Starshine was about to open a Steam vs Origin can of worms. I saw it coming like a charging bear. It was so obvious...

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#14 Posted by Gamerperson33 (557 posts) -
Yeah, and the funny thing is that I'm sure Steam never had these features when it launched either. It has around 7 years of experience backing it, while Origin is still technically in Beta.
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#15 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]That's not the point of Origin.Starshine_M2A2

Then, by all means, enlighten me...

Origin is more like EA's version of Battle.net than Steam.

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#16 Posted by Makari (15250 posts) -

I am having an error introducing the code

tjricardo089
Try https://activate.ea.com/activategame.do and https://activate.ea.com/applyentitlement.do too. They seem to activate some titles that the in-origin activator wouldn't. Totally stupid. :D