July 2018 - last edited July 2018
I recently started having some issues with my Origin account that are getting worse. It started yesterday when I decided to play the Sims 4 for the first time in a while. I wanted to check for updates by right-clicking the game and pressing the update option. Instead of starting the update it said that it was unable to retrieve game files and that I was not online even when my profile was set to online mode. I still could get into the game but it was glitching a bit and I could not repair it still, I got the same message pretty much. I looked at some advice on here and reset Orgin. I still had my games when I checked Origin again but the connectivity message kept popping up. I found other people saying signing out worked so when I did that and signed back into Origin I got a message people reported getting in March of 2017. This message told them that they could not connect to the Origin server and their game library is empty. EA commented on these questions saying it was a server issue but I want to make sure just to be safe. Is there a server issue as of July 27, 2018 at about 7:30 Mountain time? Or is this something else? I have had so many problems with the Sims 4 and Origin, that if I lose all my games again, I will not be using EA products or Origin ever.
Here is the message I keep receiving:
Origin servers temporarily unavailable
Apologies for the inconvenience, we’re currently unable to retrieve your list of games. Please reload and try again.
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July 2018 - last edited August 2018 by Bluebellflora
The beta patch has been released today (28th August). If you are still running Yosemite please make sure you are opted into beta participation and download it.
We're releasing a fix in around 2 weeks for the Beta version of Origin and a fix for all players roughly a week afterwards.
If you want to opt-in for the Beta version of Origin, you can do the following:
- Go to the Application settings by clicking on your username.
- Scroll down to Client update and slide the slider for "Participate in Origin Client betas" to the right (it has to turn green.
We're currently looking into an issue where players are unable to download/install any games in Origin and where they cannot log in to Origin on a Mac.
Now there is a potential workaround where you install the latest OS for Mac, High Sierra, but please be careful with this! In the future, OS/X will no longer support 32 Bit applications like The Sims 3. Please read this article for more information: https://support.apple.com/en-is/HT208436
In order to install High Sierra, just go to the app store, search "High Sierra", download it and install it.
(Edit: marking this post as the solution for visibility and explanation. Please make sure to hit the Me Too button in the first post if this is affecting you - BluebellFlora)
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