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djh42
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Registered: ‎11-25-2012

Why won't the EA Download manager work?

When ever I open the Sims 3 game launcher, something pops up saying "Unable to connect to the EA download manager" or something like that. I have origin, so I don't know how to re-connect.

crinrict
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Re: Why won't the EA Download manager work?

Try the tips here: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/FAQ-Unable-to-connect-with-origin/td-p/186744/

Origin is the new download manager



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adrian829
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Registered: ‎12-23-2012

Re: Why won't the EA Download manager work?

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I was able to resolve by downgrading Origin. I used the following link:

http://na.akamai.cdn.ea.com/eamaster/u/f/eaonline/eadm/eadm-installer.exe

This was found on this page:

https://help.ea.com/article/patches-for-the-sims-3-pc

It asks for permission to replace the current version of Origin with an older one. Once done, I started Origin, but ran it "offline" which did not even permit me to log in offline, but Sims3 stopped giving the error about EADM and offered to update itself.

 

[Update: So you know what to expect, when the Sims 3 base game finished installing, I restarted Origin and let it update itself. It failed, and would not properly start, or let me install the latest version from the web over it. Had to uninstall and re-install, losing all the previously downloaded expansions.]

 

Would still be nice if Origin was updated to be recognized by Sims3 though. I have