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Fix origin games showing Download issue

2024-01-14
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  • Origin games require game registry to be present for each installed game on the operating system to work properly.
  • In case of full diskless or half diskless setup, if the game was installed on the server, then the game will show "Download" instead of "Play".

  1. First of all install origin on the game disk. The Origin games need to be installed on the main game disk, and the folder should be “Game_disk:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games”.
  2. Close the Origin and all related processes.
  3. Apply game fixes or enable EA games on iCafeCloud.
  4. If you already have the games on your server, please add reg files first.
  5. Note the directory where "Origin" is installed - here it's "E:\Origin" (Figure 1).

Figure 1

  1. Go to https://www.regfiles.net/ and search for "Origin" and click the link for it (Figure 2).

Figure 2

  1. Then, on the left "Customize this registry" sidebar, change "Windows version" to "64 Bit Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP" and enter the "Origin" directory in the "Path" field (Figure 3).

Figure 3

  1. Press "Tab" key on the keyboard once, it will change the registry on the right. Now, click the "Download registry" button to download the registry (Figure 4).

Figure 4

  1. Copy the registry to the location where Origin is installed (Figure 5).

Figure 5

  1. Boot your client PC in super client mode, then double click the registry file from its location and click "Yes" on the prompt dialog box (Figure 6).

Figure 6

  1. Click on the "Yes" button again to merge the registry to the Windows (Figure 7).

Figure 7

  1. Now, let us do the same for "Battlefield 1" installed on the "E:\Origin Games\Battlefield 1" folder (Figure 8).

Figure 8

  1. Again, go to https://www.regfiles.net/ and search for "Battlefield 1" and click the link for it (Figure 9).

Figure 9

  1. Now, on the left "Customize this registry" sidebar, change "Windows version" to "64 Bit Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP" and enter the "Battlefield 1" directory in the "Path" field (Figure 10).

Figure 10

  1. Press "Tab" key on the keyboard once, it will change the registry on the right. Now, click the "Download registry" button to download the registry (Figure 11).

Figure 11

  1. Copy the registry to the location where Battlefield 1 is installed (Figure 12)

Figure 12

  1. Double click the registry file from its location and click "Yes" on the prompt dialog box (Figure 13).

Figure 13

  1.  Click on the "Yes" button again to merge the registry to Windows (Figure 14).

Figure 14

  1. Now, login to "Origin" with your account and check the game, it will show "Launch" instead of "Download".
  2. You can use this process for most of the origin games that are listed in the given website. If a game is not on the website then you need to acquire the registry file from the Registry Editor manually.


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