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"Validating" Forever

by notabatman

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"Validating" Forever

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Hi I just bought Simcity via digital download from the store.. I downloaded and installed but when I try to play it tells me I need to "Activate the game" by inputting my username and password despite already being logged in to my origin account. It briefly flashes up something that says "validating" but then nothing happens and the button is greyed out and it just says "validating" forever, I'm pretty annoyed I'd like to play this game I just bought.. I've tried manually entering the product code and cancelling my firewall but they don't work either.

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Re: "Validating" Forever

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There was a problem with Origin game registration last week, which may have caused your issue. Contact our customer service, who should be able to sort you out. Standard smile


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