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Origin sucks linux gamers should not buy games from there
chancho_zombie commented on 13 September 2019 at 1:12 am UTC

anyone having trouble with Origin client? it breaks like clockwork on every update. Just beware origin is really unfriendly to linux, another game distributor that goes to my "never buy" checklist. Why they can't just put their games on steam, a lot of their games work with wine but since they need the origin client they keep breaking every time.

I decided I wanted to play Dead Space 3, I mean it's 7 year old game, it should work, right? worst decision ever now a origin update broke the installation and can't continue the game. I'm on chapter 10 at the middle of the game, I want to punch Origin CEO on the face.

Honestly they deserve the same threat as Epic games, I hate them badly.

lucinos commented on 13 September 2019 at 3:43 am UTC

My rule is
only drm-free or steam or at least free (as in free beer). Also maybe the paradox client?

sr_ls_boy commented on 13 September 2019 at 9:54 am UTC

Try turning off automatic updates and use this.

Salvatos commented on 13 September 2019 at 5:07 pm UTC

I decided never to use Origin again long before I switched to Linux. Real piece of crap.

lucinos commented on 13 September 2019 at 6:31 pm UTC

SalvatosI decided never to use Origin again long before I switched to Linux. Real piece of crap.

The first time I used any such client was in 2013 with steam. Before that I only ever used disks (floppy and later optical, I also had tapes with spectrum), (and before I completely switched to linux I had really-really slow internet anyway).

chancho_zombie commented on 13 September 2019 at 7:19 pm UTC

SalvatosI decided never to use Origin again long before I switched to Linux. Real piece of crap.

yeah I'm not going to continue with the game, maybe with some tweaks I can fix it, but I'm not going put up with this crap when I got quite a bunch of games on my backlog that work perfectly fine, and I'm even including proton games, this year I finished a lot of proton games without any issues at all. And I'm talking of newer games from 2017/2018 like Hellblade or Just Cause 4, just click and run. DS3 is 2013 game, Directx 9, I mean come on, I'm sure they have milked the cow enough by now, why EA can't just put old games on steam??

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