03-27-2013 03:55 AM
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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03-27-2013 06:41 PM
03-27-2013 07:07 PM
03-27-2013 07:17 PM
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.
06-26-2013 11:52 AM
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???
06-26-2013 12:33 PM - edited 06-26-2013 12:33 PM
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.
08-30-2013 07:32 AM
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?
08-30-2013 07:56 AM
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
08-30-2013 03:30 PM
Excellent! Thanks for the info!
07-28-2014 02:18 PM