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Re: Dead Space 3 problems with playing

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please wait scanning for downloadable content...

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i bought this game  had to wait hours for it to install and during this time orgin crashed about 10 times.i finaly get it installd and i cant even play it.  after clickin on deadspace 3 and pressing any key  im stuck with a  please wait scanning for downloadable content screen..all i can do is hit alt and F4 to force a shut down or ctrl,alt and del. i have seen a few threads on here relating to this problem but i have tryde everything mentiond allready. just to clarify. deadspace 3 and origin are installd on the same drive. my OS is installd on another. i have tryd repairing the install,running origin in beta mode, runing origin as an administrator and turning my anti virus software off and i am still stuck with this problem.. please assist  

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Re: my dead space 3 keep on scanning for DLC for 10 hrs please help

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Alright guys this is how I managed to fix it, not sure if this will apply to everyones setup though. 

 

I had origin installed to my C drive but had my games installed on my larger D drive. When i would try to play the game I would get stuck at the scanning for dlc screen. When I reinstalled origin onto my D drive, where my games are, it went through just fine.

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my dead space 3 keep on scanning for DLC for 10 hrs please help

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when i start the game after it's says press any key it's just say please wait scan for downloadable content and not going any where i open over a night and when i wake up it's still scanning for DLC please help

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come on guys please help i also wanted to play

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Same here. I pre-ordered the darn thing, and now it won't even start? Great work EA...

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can confirm, have limited editon and can't play .. wtf

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Guys, read here:

https://help.ea.com/article/exactly-when-will-i-be-able-to-play-dead-space-3

 

It appears, that for some nefarious reason we (or I at least) are trying to play a game that is not officialy released yet.

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Dead Space 3 problems with playing

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I pre-downloaded Dead Space 3, but when the game was finally done downloading it did not want to run ( scanning for downloadable content ) and I did not get the Dead Space that was offered for buying the pre-order. It is 9 hours past release date here in Brazil (my country was considered North America and I am supposed to be able to play at February 5, 00:01 EST), and I have the same problem.

I pre-ordered the game to play on release date, not to wait for support.

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I'm having the exact same problem. Checked to make sure firewall wasn't being blocked, no problems there. Just 'please wait...scanning for downloadable content."

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I got the same problem too.I even remove the game and download it again but stil the same problem.Somebody help us to solve the problem please.

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Alright guys this is how I managed to fix it, not sure if this will apply to everyones setup though. 

 

I had origin installed to my C drive but had my games installed on my larger D drive. When i would try to play the game I would get stuck at the scanning for dlc screen. When I reinstalled origin onto my D drive, where my games are, it went through just fine.

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