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  1. Crap Daddy

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    Last night when I was trying to fall asleep was thinking that my optical drive on my second machine is kinda dead. Should I buy a new one? For what? It would be nice to be able to play again FIFA11 (boxed retail version) which needs the disk to launch. And then I was thinking, since it's an EA game then maybe I could try to redeem the code in Origin and re-download and play without a disk.

    This morning I start Origin and guess what? FIFA11 is ready to download!
    Someone please care to explain what happened.
     
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    Did the retail version require some kind of online account based activation?
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yeah somehow is it tied to your EA account but if you have been using Origin before and it was never there until today that is pretty wierd due to the coincidence.
     
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    Same happened with my Dead Space key code. Bought retail in 08 and it activated just a few months so when I tried it. Also with The Saboteur that I got off Amazon a long time ago. Origin isn't all that bad
     
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    Can try. But maybe I'll keep her tied to my Origin account.

    OK, so FIFA11 is also a multiplayer game, registered with EA last year, Origin was installed, obviously, only to purchase and play BF3 long after FIFA11. The only explanation is that they got the conclusion that my email address tied to EA also has this game. But the again, we also have a boxed version of DA Origins, where's that? Other EA games we have are either older or with Steam.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    If you ever registered the key with EA previously, it is already tied to your EA account. Most games on disk are available for download via Origin (using the same key that came with the disk).
     
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