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Post by tommy61157 on Sun 04 Sep 2011, 22:34

Hey, apparently, now origin tracks your info. and stuff and can reveal it to law enforcement agencies, is there any risk of a download from say here or anywhere else that can be revealed via origin? Also, do you need origin to update the sims 3?

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Re: Origin now tracks? [CLOSED]

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 09:44

Hello,
I don't think you're at risk. You can always turn off logging, if that makes you feel safer. You need Origin to update the game, but not to run it, so you don't have to allow it to start when you start your game.

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Re: Origin now tracks? [CLOSED]

Post by Simstatic on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 10:30

Hi, do you need Origin even if you download your patches manually from another site and apply them yourself?

In other words can you apply a patch manually without Origin. confused

Thanks for any help. Smile

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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 10:42

@Simstatic wrote:Hi, do you need Origin even if you download your patches manually from another site and apply them yourself?

In other words can you apply a patch manually without Origin. confused

Thanks for any help. Smile

I'm not sure, but I think you can do without Origin if you patch manually.

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Re: Origin now tracks? [CLOSED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 15:40

Hello,

No, for manual updates you do not need the Origin launcher.
Besides, IF they want to track you, there are hundreds of ways to do so. Though I don't think the law would give them the permission to collect data without the knowledge of an user. Doesn't matter what it is about, they have to get permission from the user first.

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Post by Simstatic on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 18:31

Thanks Lady ElDi and Admin. Smile

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Re: Origin now tracks? [CLOSED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 18:45

@Simstatic wrote:Thanks Lady ElDi and Admin. Smile
Hello,

You're welcome. May I ask where you got this information from anyway?

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Re: Origin now tracks? [CLOSED]

Post by tommy61157 on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 19:35

It's in their EULA which says that they can turn information over to law enforcement in rare cases where necessary and it says they can collect any information off of your game including usage and successful installations, etc. are you SURE there's no increased risk? Do you use origin yourself?? Also, there's a site called sims programs that has all the latest updates, I would post the link, but apparently, I'm too new of a member...


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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 19:38

@tommy61157 wrote:It's in their EULA which says that they can turn information over to law enforcement in rare cases where necessary and it says they can collect any information off of your game including usage and successful installations, etc. are you SURE there's no risk? Do you use origin yourself??

Hello,
I have Origin installed, but never use it.
They can collect information yes, the "logging" option in game in checked by default, but you can simply uncheck it. Its under general options if I'm not mistaken. But if it makes you feel safer you can simply uninstall Origin.

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Re: Origin now tracks? [CLOSED]

Post by tommy61157 on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 19:42

nvm, found a site that posts updates, thanks for all your help though

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Re: Origin now tracks? [CLOSED]

Post by Adwomin on Mon 05 Sep 2011, 21:15

@tommy61157 wrote:nvm, found a site that posts updates, thanks for all your help though
Hello,

Well, I've never heard someone getting busted for playing a non-legal The Sims 3... since almost everyone uses it, lol.
Yes ah, if you feel safer, just uninstall Origin. You don't need it anyway. (Unless you want to update, but for that you could use a manual patch)

For now, topic closed. Wink

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