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Can origin detect pirated games?

Post by sierra on Thu 10 May 2018, 19:06

hi, i was wondering if origin is able to detect cracked/pirated games on your pc. i tried to do a little research on this, but i'm still a bit unsure about it. so, i have origin on my pc, and i've bought ts4 with it, which means that if my account would get banned, i would've used 40€ for nothing. i'd want to have ts3, but i thought i'd download the complete collection from here. i'm a little afraid of downloading anything, just in case origin would detect the files and ban me completely. i'm sorry if this is seen as spam or if this topic is in the wrong place. i saw a post similar to this but i thought that as the post is 4 years old, i'd make a new one.

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Re: Can origin detect pirated games?

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 11 May 2018, 09:52

Hello,


Origin is unable to see which files you have on your PC, and they can't detect a pirate game. If you want to feel 100% safe, just don't log in to your Origin account when you play The Sims 3. It doesn't serve much purpose anyway.


They can't hack into your PC to see what else you've installed, we still have our right to privacy Wink

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Re: Can origin detect pirated games?

Post by sierra on Fri 11 May 2018, 14:13

okay, thanks a lot! (:

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Re: Can origin detect pirated games?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Tue 15 May 2018, 20:44

It's a little bit late, but I myself would recommend you generally turn OFF automatic game updates in your Origin client; see here for example.
https://games4theworld.forumotion.com/t20385-for-owners-of-the-sims-4-on-origin-a-note-on-automatic-game-updates

^this was written for The Sims 4, but the general setting in Origin is the same. Even if your Origin account is highly unlikely to get blocked, the client itself may detect "installations" of pirated games, and will try to apply updates.

In this instance though, it will only apply if you happen to have a legit Sims 3 on Origin as well; otherwise you should be completely fine. Smile

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