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Mirh (talkcontribs)

There are allegedly 3 versions (unclear how that relates with the AccessDigital parameter).

FOSS tools for editing .par files are there and here.

Removing the RequiredToPlayV1 value from the InstalledDistro entry should remove the Origin client hard requirement. Some games may still *actually* require to communicate with it to work.

p.s. bonus for cryptography nerds

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Mirh (talkcontribs)

So, I got stuck for almost a year on the same Origin version. The client was correctly finding there was a newer one available, but every time I restarted to update.. it simply launched normally as if nothing happened. And I tried to get out of this situation by studying its behavior and logs in %PROGRAMDATA%\Origin\ (note: cleaning everything, including also stuff in %LOCALAPPDATA% and %APPDATA%, didn't help at all)

Origin::Services::SelfUpdateService seemed fine before restart.. The only somehow suspcious thing was bootstrapper complaining about Error OpenSession: failed to send request on the initial online version check. Maybe they slightly changed API?

Anyway, long story short the only thing I could come up with after a day of fights was that UpdateTool.exe is supposedly launched with either /SelfUpdate /Beta:false / or "\"X:\whatever-folder-origin-is-installed\Origin.exe\" / /StartClientMinimized" /FinalizeSelfUpdate parameters.

.. And today I found it's probably deprecated completely, since a normal working update seems just to care about starting this now "C:\ProgramData\Origin\SelfUpdate\Staged\OriginThinSetupInternal.exe" "/InstallPath:X:\whatever-folder-origin-is-installed" /locale:it_IT / /DesktopShortcut:false /StartShortcut:false /Autostart:false /Autopatch:true /Autoupdate:false /TelemOO:false /Beta:false /IsBetaBuild:false /Handoff /WaitForExit /UpdateDataSource:download

I also found out just about every Origin version is available from here or here.

And I spotted games themselves are served from similar positions (e.g. this is BF3 AK expansion, while this is some whatever Apex thing)

I am wondering (provided one had some way to force auth), if older versions of games couldn't still be available?

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RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

I want to switch Battlefield 2 from Italian to English, in order to use a mod.

Blackbird (talkcontribs)

Isn't this done in registry?
So it is
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Electronic Arts\EA Games\battlefield 2

RaTcHeT302 (talkcontribs)

I was going to tweak it through the registry, but I was hoping Origin would have an option already available like Steam.

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