Within the context of BF3, how bad does EA's Origin BETA launcher suck?
Total: 12 votes (1 blank vote)
- I've had no problems with Origin BETA whatsoever
- Every few days I have the launch issue
- 0 %
- Every few days I have the 'Game disconnected by EA' issue
- 0 %
- I've had to re-install BF3 often
- 0 %
- Don't even get me started!
Within the context of BF3, how bad do you think this not-ready-for-prime-time tool sucks?
Since the recent BF3 update, it seems the Origin launcher has brought along its own issues.
For instance, often I don't know if the launcher will hang on the 'Initializing...', 'Logging in...', or 'Connecting...' phase of the game launch. At least in Bad Company 2 (which Origin hijacked once it installed on my machine), prior to Origin BETA the game would start and you'd choose a server from within the game. There was none of this defective browser-based launcher crap.
Now, when the Origin BETA launcher hangs on one of the aforementioned phases in BF3, clicking the 'Close Game' button results in a hung BF3.exe process. The launcher has no ability to shut the process down whether the launcher is hung at one of the phases or you just decide to hit the 'Close Game' button because you've decided you don't want to play.
When you proceed with closing Origin and the BF3.exe process through the task manager, you get the warning about ending the process could result in the loss of data and lead to application instability. This warning is REAL when it comes to Origin BETA.
Additionally, I had an experience last night that pissed me off even more...
I installed PGA Tour 2012 last night. After the install, Origin would not successfully launch the game. It just sat their with this little window with nothing but blank white space in it. Then I though to myself 'now I've done it...'.
So I tried to launch BF3 and it wouldn't launch either resulting in a hung BF3.exe process. I had to cancel the process through task manager. After repeatedly trying to launch BF3, I had to uninstall and re-install BF3 to successfully pass the 'Logging in...' phase. After the re-install of BF3, I was able to play BF3 and after I repaired the install of PGA Tour 2012 (that I just installed from disk), I was able to launch the launcher for PGA 2012 and update the game.
I have wasted so many hours re-installing BF3 due to unsuccessful launches coupled with the Origin BETA product's inability to gracefully end its own process when clicking the 'Close Game' button. After the last update, even a reboot won't give me a successful launch of the game. If EA can't even get the launch part of process right with the Origin BETA product, they shouldn't force it on the customer.
Each re-install of BF3 involves a full 15.4 GB download from EA because the disk I bought is just a token physical product which in no way is part of any install once Origin BETA is installed.
Even though MW3 is so remedial in comparison to BF3, it's looking better and better daily due to the lack of hassle Steam gives me.
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i pay for the game so its mine to install play and do with as i choose, I HAVE the licence not them its MY CD KEY since i paid for the ownership of it and i will play with it how I WISH.
so in short sunshine Origin and Steam are both shite and there for should be banned full stop for freedom or ownership is no longer presant while these 2 programs are around
How does that explain the issue when launching PGA Tour just after installation which does not use battlelog? Check for updates through Origin BETA didn't even work. I had to choose the repair option even though Origin showed the title as 'ready to play'.
I hadn't actually read that bit, not a game I own myself so hard to say. I assume this was downloaded and installed through origin?
This one was installed from a disk, but since Origin was running it automatically tied in. I was surprised the entire PGA Tour game didn't download like BF3 did when I put the disk in during my BF3 initial install.
P.S. SLI 680's now thats spunk worthy!
Same here. No Origin on this one. But the repair process never worked on BF3. I actually had to run the 'Repair...' option against the golf game right after installing from disk because the 'Check for Updates' option didn't work for the golf game. It actually threw an error. I don't remember what it was exactly, but something about not a valid option. Once the 'Repair' option ran, I was able to start up the game and within the game itself, it told me an update was required, so I updated it and was able to play.
BTW- The 680s crank. I love them. On top of that, they run 20-25C cooler than my 580s did. Both pumped out great performance, but the temperature advantage with the 680s is substantial.
I saw that story. It's probably a rumor the top shareholders put out there to drive up the stock price so they can offload a few shares to pay for the summer vacation on a private island.
Try to start the game.
Now, the times when it does lock up, it locks on the initializing phase. When it locks there, there's no turning back so...
If it locks on 'Initializing...':
- Click 'Close Game' which doesn't end the BF3 process. It simply closes battlelog's game launcher sub-window.
- Close the browser.
- Kill BF3.exe in task manager.
- Kill EAcoreServer in task manager.
- Logout of the Origin client.
- Close the Origin Login prompt.
- Restart Origin and try again (hopefully the server you were trying to join still has a vacancy).
Also, the software update process through Origin blows. Each time there's a BF3 game update (such as the one earlier this week), I have to do a repair immediatly after the update or re-install completely. Otherwise, battlelog doesn't register that the update was performed not allowing me to start playing until I perform the update I just successfully (accoding to the Origin still-BETA Launcher) performed. Even after closing the browser, logging out and logging back in.