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Another Patch? Oh, Please, No…

I just got out of my game for the day and Origin had a note affixed to the top suggesting there was a content patch that all I need do is refresh it. :open_mouth: No, I need to pull my Mods folder and pray that this patch doesn't disrupt my brand new game save like the other one did. Oi!

Does anybody else know anything about this alleged patch?

Please, and thank you, in advance.
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  • FlyingPotato659FlyingPotato659 Posts: 1,441 Member
    I seen the content patch display but I exited out of origin but I didn't know what game it is from.

    Could it be the update from this Origin to EA desktop app though?
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 16,480 Member
    Finbar659 wrote: »
    I seen the content patch display but I exited out of origin but I didn't know what game it is from.

    Could it be the update from this Origin to EA desktop app though?

    That I don't know. I went ahead and pulled my Mods folder and then hit refresh. A whole lot of nothing happened. I'll find out tomorrow if there's something 'new' in my game, though. I just found it odd. Thanks for responding! :)
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  • FlyingPotato659FlyingPotato659 Posts: 1,441 Member
    Yeah Origin is going to be old news one day, we will be using some new software called EA desktop app which all of our games will be merged from there
  • BluegayleBluegayle Posts: 3,012 Member
    edited September 15
    I had that as well but nothing in game. It was for the EA desktop or pretty sure as they said something about it before I exited.
    "We are upgrading the way you play with the all new EA Desktop"
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 16,480 Member
    edited September 15
    Finbar659 wrote: »
    Yeah Origin is going to be old news one day, we will be using some new software called EA desktop app which all of our games will be merged from there

    Interesting. I hadn't heard that, so thanks for the update. I do hope it's something I should look forward to. These days I'm a tad leery.
    Bluegayle wrote: »
    I had that as well but nothing in game. It was for the EA desktop or pretty sure as they said something about it before I exited.
    "We are upgrading the way you play with the all new EA Desktop"

    Will they just have us download this app? Or am I just going to find out I can't access my game anymore? :open_mouth:
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  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 18,006 Member
    Introducing The All-New EA Desktop App

    https://www.ea.com/news/ea-desktop-app
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 16,480 Member
    edited September 15
    I do hope this isn't a pay by the month thing. Thanks for the link. I'll have to think about it. I just spent another almost three days getting my game sorted out.
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    http://www.getfreeebooks.com/star-trek-original-series-fan-fiction-trilogy/
  • SimmervilleSimmerville Posts: 8,467 Member
    I just say - PLEAAAASSSSS, I wanna play my game off line! Hate the idea of installing an app that I have no way to know what is doing on my computer. They want to add it because it benefits EA, not because it will give me a "better experience". My experience is already fine - off line.
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 16,480 Member
    I just say - PLEAAAASSSSS, I wanna play my game off line! Hate the idea of installing an app that I have no way to know what is doing on my computer. They want to add it because it benefits EA, not because it will give me a "better experience". My experience is already fine - off line.

    Now, see you expressed it so much better than I. I just had my gaming rig repaired. They took 76 malwares off of it besides replacing the hard drive. Oi! I'm just not all that jazzed about the new and shiny anything right now.
    You can download (free) all three volumes of my Night Whispers Star Trek Fanfiction here: http://galacticgal.deviantart.com/gallery/ You'll need to have a pdf reader. New websites: http://www.trekkiefanfiction.com/st-tos.php
    http://www.getfreeebooks.com/star-trek-original-series-fan-fiction-trilogy/
  • AncaryvanAncaryvan Posts: 535 Member
    The Origin are asking volunteer for the testing beta right now. It's not a mandatory update.

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  • OldeseadoggeOldeseadogge Posts: 2,893 Member
    I noticed in the blurb that we will know how much we're playing. Guess who else will know? I'm seeing this as a spy/control/marketing thing for them, not a benefit for us. That announcement sounded phoney, not in focus.
  • Nate_Whiplash1Nate_Whiplash1 Posts: 742 Member
    As broken as my game has been lately, I'm actually praying for a patch--maybe they will actually fix what they broke :#
  • So_MoneySo_Money Posts: 2,441 Member
    edited September 16
    As broken as my game has been lately, I'm actually praying for a patch--maybe they will actually fix what they broke :#

    😁😅🤣 Good one!
  • joRN1414joRN1414 Posts: 1,269 Member
    I am having a little bit more of a lag when a save is loading. I don't use CC or mods, so maybe there's some stuff being fixed in the game? I haven't noticed anything outright.
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  • crocobauracrocobaura Posts: 1,811 Member
    I've noticed a bit more lag too.
  • WyrrenWyrren Posts: 669 Member
    Introducing The All-New EA Desktop App

    https://www.ea.com/news/ea-desktop-app

    "If you’re an Origin™ player, your friends list and progress on eligible games will carry over. And rest assured that you can still access all of your content on Origin, so you can pick where you play."

    That's all I needed to know. :)
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  • FairyGodMotherFairyGodMother Posts: 7,299 Member
    edited September 16
    Every time I take my mods out (my choice), I always turn my Origin and Sims updates back on, till I place mods in again. Well, I am not sure about this update, but take it that it is necessary as this is the way they are going. That means when I go to play S4, it is going to automatically update :s

    I am on Mac, they always send me a weekly report of how many hours a day I have spent on the computer. I noticed about 3 months ago? I borrowed my sons laptop (was not a Mac) to play S3 thru Origin. When I went back on my mac, to Origin, it was noted how many hours I played S3 (they have not clocked hours for S3 in years that I recall, plus I cannot play it because I am on Mac Catalina). But it did this time.

    I suppose they need that info though. I wouldn't think they would charge you for this desktop app. I am all for it if it is better, I don't care much for the Origin way. I just hope they have an uninstaller with this new app? instead of disabling packs.
    Waiting for the Mac Catalina of Sims3
  • Stina1701AStina1701A Posts: 1,063 Member
    Will I be able to play OFFline with Sims4? Haven't patched the game with the september patch and don't intend to.
  • JadedJaneJadedJane Posts: 966 Member
    I just say - PLEAAAASSSSS, I wanna play my game off line! Hate the idea of installing an app that I have no way to know what is doing on my computer. They want to add it because it benefits EA, not because it will give me a "better experience". My experience is already fine - off

    I have the game icon on my desktop. That way if origin is giving me a hassle or for example, I played it on a roadtrip, I just click the icon and it plays offline from there. Especially I have it downloaded to my laptop and my desktop. And if there is a particular saved game I want to continue, I just add the story to the other when i switch.
  • calaprfycalaprfy Posts: 2,745 Member
    I do hope this isn't a pay by the month thing. Thanks for the link. I'll have to think about it. I just spent another almost three days getting my game sorted out.

    If they start charging a monthly fee, I'm done!
  • Nate_Whiplash1Nate_Whiplash1 Posts: 742 Member
    calaprfy wrote: »
    I do hope this isn't a pay by the month thing. Thanks for the link. I'll have to think about it. I just spent another almost three days getting my game sorted out.

    If they start charging a monthly fee, I'm done!

    Me too. I've already spent a small fortune on packs, I'm not paying more
  • DevSims91DevSims91 Posts: 311 Member
    If this is EA it will more likely be WHEN they charge us per month not IF. I’m basically loosing all hope for them, for now I’m just going to stick to Sims 2 and 3...

    (Once I find a way to play it)
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 16,480 Member
    Just to help clarify something. I got an email via Sims VIP in which it is explained that the EA app is basically a rebranding of Origin. If that's all it is, then I think we can all stand down from our fears.
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    http://www.getfreeebooks.com/star-trek-original-series-fan-fiction-trilogy/
  • FairyGodMotherFairyGodMother Posts: 7,299 Member
    edited September 16
    Just to help clarify something. I got an email via Sims VIP in which it is explained that the EA app is basically a rebranding of Origin. If that's all it is, then I think we can all stand down from our fears.

    Thats probably why they had so many surveys about Origin (when logging onto Origin) itself. Makes sense that it is a rebranding of Origin! Thanks for the info!
    Waiting for the Mac Catalina of Sims3
  • WaytoomanyUIDsWaytoomanyUIDs Posts: 556 Member
    Typical EA to rebrand something instead of improving it. If Valve can turn Steam from something that everyone absolutely hated but reluctantly used because you had to to play Half Life and Counter Strike into the leading PC gaming platform and something that has a bizarre fandom, EA can improve Origin more than they have.
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