Indeed, even the thought of deinstalling and reinstalling origin, just to start a game u bought on STEAM. Thats just so sad... And it does incredible harm to my liking of origin...
Anyone else experiencing this here is what worked for me:
- close everything (EA app, origin, NFS)
- launch the game as administrator
2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago
I also had this problem, this is what solved for me.
I had previously uninstalled punkbuster due to some issues I was having with other games, so I downloaded it from this link https://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
after downloading it, I clicked on uninstall and clean, and then I installed it. It worked for me. I originaly was having trouble trying to launch Most Wanted 2012, but Heat wouldn't launch either, and reinstalling punkbuster solved that issue. I hope this work for as many people as possible, as I was all day trying to find a solution without any results, until a friend of mine suggested that I could be having those issues because of punkbuster.
I also changed the installation drive where my game was installed, and then clicked on the install option on Origin. I think it then recognized the game was already installed by Steam.