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timmc94
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If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

I own the Sims 3 in disc form from when it first came out, but I don't have any Expansion Packs. If I purchase one digitally in Origin, can I play the game without a disc? Right now, I can only play with a disc since the disc version requires it. Basically, since the most recent pack would be digital and the most recent disc is used, would I not need a disc at all anymore to play?

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jennbw
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Registered: ‎03-26-2013

Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

I have disk versions and digital versions of the expansion packs. When playing the digital copies I just had my sims game disk that I last installed and it worked fine. You dont even need a disk at all though because it installs it onto your hardrive.
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timmc94
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Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

So if I buy an Expansion Pack as a download, I won't need my disc anymore? (I'll still keep it obviously, but I don't want to bring it with me all the time)
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drowsyfantasy
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Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

since it installs locally to your hard drive, you shouldn't need the CD unless you want to make a clean re-install or something. Keep it handy (and the serial code) but your downloads should run normally inside the original Sims game. 

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smeagol2008
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Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

excuse me... i dont think u understand unless i dont understand haha

 

so your saying the sims 3 even without expansion packs you can play the game without the disk?   thats not so true at all... if u only have the sims 3 without expansion packs.. You Still Need The Disk to load the game out but u can take the disk oout after its loaded...

 

hes wondering if he buys an expansion pack from origin will he therefore still need the original sims 3 cd to still be able to run the game???

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Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

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If you download the base game and your expansions from Origin (which you should be able to do once you registered your games) you won't need the disc anymore to play.

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littlefriend420
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Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

I have the base game, Night Life and Loft Stuff through Origin (thanks Humble Bundle!). Can I still install other EPs from disc and play through Origin?

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Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

you can do both i have disks and digital downloads of the games  so if for example your next gameyou buy is seasons disk you install it and play from the disk OR if you want you redeem the code on origin and download the digital version of your game instead

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littlefriend420
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Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though the base game uses a disc?

Excellent! Thanks for the info!

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olivia_presley
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Registered: ‎07-28-2014

Re: If I buy a Sims 3 Expansion Pack in Origin as a Download, can I play with out a disc even though

I haven't been able to play without a disk. I got an expansion pack and the base game on disk and two expansions from Origin. I've read that you have to uninstall the game from your laptop and redownload the digital version.