Ok this sounds all great, only if you've remember to log in and put it into offline mode before going else where that as no internet. But thanks for the post....
OK, I work on ships where I can't connect to the internet AT ALL. Due to the network security of the systems onboard I am not allowed to connect my PC, I have to use the ships PC's for e-mail and web. I am sometimes out at sea for 2 months at a time, and that completely ruins my game play which I use to have something to do in my offtime when it locks me out from logging into Origin because my PC is not connected to the internet.
Do you have any workarounds that I can use to keep from getting locked out of Origin till an internet connection is available?
December 2015 - last edited December 2015
"Games that don't require Origin sign in such as The Sims 3 will start without issues without an Internet connection but others like The Sims 4 won't."
Yet the Sims 3 is the one in which I am personally having the issue. Your fix doesn't work for me either.
If I had known that I would need the internet connection 100% of the time, I would have pirated a complete copy of this. I live in rural Australia where we get the short end of the stick in terms of internet service, and often the connection just drops out for no apparent reason. I was playing an mmo just earlier, but kept having the net drop, so I decide to play a non-internet reliant game when lo and behold, I'm told I need the internet to play the sims 3 as well. What on Earth were the devs for origin thinking? This is ludicrous.
And to make matters worse it takes 5 years to load one single forum page. No wonder steam is more popular.
This doesn't work. you cant logout while sims 3 is running. You need internet connection to run sims 3. I wish I hadn't updated. Is there any way of going back/down grade the update to how it was.
I cant access any of my games without internet and my internet connection I awful and I often cant connect. Especially since upgrading to windows 10, 10 is incompatible with my internet adapter and rarely works.
Has anyone got a reply from EA/Origin about this?
This doesn't work! I still cant access games without logging in, please fix this problem and make it so you don't need to login to play any of the games. The login is completely unnecessary and in the past I have never logged in to play any games and only ever login to origin to buy something.
Sadly yes. You REALLY need to log-in before going OFFLINE, a decision EA made that really sucks. They'll be quiet and just ignore your whining due to their 'policy'. Good thing Steam works just fine for us offline gamers and has better deals too! Otherwise, arrrr
Can't we just all agree to stop buying from Origin as long as it locks us out whenever (or wherever) we can't access a decent ISP?
I still play DA: Inquisition but never used the online multiplayer thing that looked to be for kiddos.
When I go to offline mode none of games appear in my games list. Once I go online then they show up. All have been played many times online. So yeah I cant play offline.
I'll add my voice to the crowd.
Although I just started playing (and loving) The Witcher 3, I am willing to buy the base game from Steam and get the expansions there, just because I WILL NEVER BUY A GAME FROM ORIGIN AGAIN!!!
I don't care if you put it in the license agreement (you guys know we are desperate to play our new game, no one reads that s**t), I know I can't have my money back; thus, it's useless to complain.
What I CAN DO is to share my experience with all my friends, and never, EVER spend another dime with you!!!!!!
Ya, complete and utter joke
Goodbye forever Ea and Origin-
We pay you top dollar for a game and then you ignore us and keep our money even though we can't play it.