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  • FAQ,  Origin/EA-App

    [EA app] FAQ

    Below you can find some commonly asked questions about EA’s replacement for Origin. Origin can still be used for the time being, especially since quite a few features haven’t been implemented in the app yet. For older games especially it’s advisable to still use Origin. You can download Origin here (link will immediately initiate the download): Mac, PC Please see this post of Sims 4 specific questions: Sims 4 and EA app. I would not recommend EA app for any older Sims titles at the moment. For more common questions, please refer to the official EA app FAQ.

  • Tutorial

    Add Exceptions to Anti Virus Programs

    Introduction Many antivirus programs now offer protection against ransomware which protects the user folder from malicious attempts. This is normally a good thing as ransomware is designed to encode your user data since data has a huge value. Unfortunately this can prevent that trustworthy programs can write to these folders either which can lead to all kinds of unwanted behavior. The antivirus programs allow to put certain programs on a safe list so that they are allowed to write to these folders again. This tutorial will show you how to do that for a few widely used antivirus programs. The…

  • FAQ,  Origin/EA-App

    [ORIGIN] How to redeem a Game Key/Code

    Introduction If you buy game directly on Origin, you won’t get any keys. The game is automatically added to your game library. There are means to get game keys/codes though that you can redeem through Origin so the game gets added to your account. Be aware that any DLC will appear on the base game and not as separate entry. These cases include Buying the game through a trusted seller Buying a key in a box or other boxed retail versions Winning a key How to Redeem Keys can be redeemed on Origin. You need to an EA Origin Account…

  • Desperados 3,  FAQ

    [DESPERADOS 3] System Requirements

    Desperados 3 is available for PC, XB1 and PS4 (Release Date: June 16th, 2020). The system requirements for PC are as follows: PC Minimal Requirements (Source: Steam) Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: Windows 7 64-bit or higher Processor: 3.0 GHz Dual Core (Intel i3-530 / AMD Athlon II X3 460) Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560 / Radeon HD 5850, 2GB DirectX: Version 11 Storage: 20 GB available space Recommended Requirements Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system OS: Windows 10 Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core (Intel i5-750 / AMD Athlon X4 740) Memory: 12 GB RAM Graphics: Nvidia GTX 760, AMD Radeon HD…

  • Tutorial

    Moving Windows Documents folder to external drive via symbolic link

    Introduction A lot of newer notebooks come with a rather small SSD. To save space, the ‘symbolic link’ method gives you the possibility to move game user data (like save games) to an external drive if the room on your system drive is getting scarce. Steps The method is explained with the example of Sims 4 but should work accordingly with any other game or application that has data in the documents folder. All you need to find out is in which folder the data is store and then do the instructions for that folder. Make sure Origin (or other…

  • Tutorial

    [ORIGIN] How to change the Installation Path

    Changing the Installation Path For EA games you can set the default installation path of a game through Origin Click on Origin – Application Settings and choose the tab Installation and Saves. In Game Library location you can set the default path for all EA games. Changing the path will not automatically move already installed games to a different location but all newly installed games will get their own folder within that path. The path given there will tell you where you’re game is probably installed, especially if you never changed it. C:\Program Files(x86)\Origin Games is the default path. There’s no…

  • Origin/EA-App,  Tutorial

    [ORIGIN] Choose the language

    Introduction You will be prompted to choose your language on installing the game. Players that like to switch their language later, can do so fairly easily. You will need an active Internet Connection. Be aware that not all games have all languages and not all countries have all languages available. It depends on the game for which languages it’s being localized which is listed in the details of the game. Unfortunately this list isn’t filtered by country. Because of this, it may happen that some languages aren’t available to you. Unfortunately you only know after buying the game which ones…

  • Graphics,  Tutorial

    Setting up a gaming profile for your graphics card

    Introduction Laptops and sometimes desktop computers can have a graphics chip as well as a graphics card with dedicated memory. Games should always run on the card to make optimal use of the hardware and give you the best performance possible. Unfortunately that doesn’t work for every game automatically. Because of this it’s recommend to set up a gaming profile for them. Steps Depending on whether you own a Nvidia or a AMD card, the steps to set up a gaming profile differ. NVidia Make sure to install the newest graphics driver and the Nvidia control panel Right-click on your…

  • FAQ,  Games & Platforms,  Origin/EA-App

    Repair Game

    Introduction Sometimes game files can become corrupt or create issues. Especially after incomplete downloads/installation or game updates, problems can start occurring. If you have issues in your game or it lags a lot, the first troubleshooting step is to repair your game. This process synchronizes the installation files with the files on the EA server and repairs faulty or missing files. This process can download data but compared to reinstalling the game, it has the advantage of not having to download the entire game again.

  • FAQ,  UPlay

    [UPLAY] Verify files

    Introduction Sometimes game files can become corrupt or create issues. Especially after incomplete downloads/installation or game updates, problems can start occurring. If you have issues in your game or it lags a lot, the first troubleshooting step is to repair your game (aka verify game files). This process synchronizes the installation files with the files on the Ubi server and repairs faulty or missing files. This process can download data but compared to reinstalling the game, it has the advantage of not having to download the entire game again. Steps You need an active Internet connection. The process can take…