OS Neutral Dragon Age II Not Working ??

Washac

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I have a hard copy of Dragon age II it was installed some time back and I used to play it, now when I try to play I cannot access the the servers using my computer.

Anybody heard anything on this as when I check online it seems to be a common complaint with nothing coming from Origin or Bioware on this problem.

Great, so I buy a hard copy now because of their fekking DRM rubbish I have a game for the trash, DRM really does need a BIG rethink I feel.
 
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cluthz

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Tried to reinstall it?
My DA2 hardcopy still works.

But, yes you are totally right with the DRM!
Wonder how many games will work in 15 years time, with companies goes bankrupt or services just shut down because of no profit..
 

Washac

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Tried to reinstall it?
My DA2 hardcopy still works.

But, yes you are totally right with the DRM!
Wonder how many games will work in 15 years time, with companies goes bankrupt or services just shut down because of no profit..
Yup, tried reinstalling changing password etc

This is the splash screen I get

 
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Washac

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Yesterday evening I realised my problem, when I installed Dragon Age II I was using a different E mail address, that e mail address has long gone as have the servers it was running on. Strange because when I changed my password it let me use my new mail address ??

Anyway I contacted them via their online chat thing, the person the other end asked me all sorts of questions, all questions where answered, they told me that They see no problem their end, and unless I go back to my old mail supplier and ask them to give me back my old address there was nothing they could do, WHAT ? I have proved who I am by answering their questions, all I wanted was them to change my mail address on the login account, other companies have done this for me on games accounts after proving who I was.

Good old DRM even better DRM with muppets on support, might as well have thrown the cash down the drain I spent on the game. DRM does NOT stop piracy, all it stops is games from working and secondhand sales, god forbid somebody tries to get a couple quid/bucks for their old games that THEY BOUGHT.

Where is gaming being dragged to for the sake of every buck possible (GREED), I have said this before but this time I really am not going to buy anything that requires DRM to play.
 

cluthz

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That's horrible!

Have you tried activation your key on origin and download it from there?
Kinda hopeless that you cannot get the email changed!
 

Washac

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That's horrible!

Have you tried activation your key on origin and download it from there?
Kinda hopeless that you cannot get the email changed!
Nope he would not budge on it, I have other words than horrible but I cannot use them here.

I will try what you say but will I not still have to login to play ?

Oh well worth a try, here goes.
 

Washac

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OK, lets start at the beginning.

I had created a new Origin account the other night.

I logged into this account and registered the Serial Key for Dragon Age II.

I downloaded the Origin client and looked in my games and yes there it was, Dragon Age II.

I let it reinstall from the Client, it refused to even load telling me there was problem and that I should reinstall.

Ah, hold on, had not removed everything from the original install, so removed the Dragon Age II folder from the Documents/Bioware folder.

Reinstalled the game from my hardcopy, and yes it all worked as it should, happy, yes of coarse I am.

Thank you Cluthz for that suggestion, now why could'nt the muppet at their support tell me to do/try that, can I say they are useless, yes of coarse I can.

I am still in future going to avoid DRM like the plague.
 
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SingularityG

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Anyway I contacted them via their online chat thing, the person the other end asked me all sorts of questions, all questions where answered, they told me that They see no problem their end, and unless I go back to my old mail supplier and ask them to give me back my old address there was nothing they could do, WHAT ? I have proved who I am by answering their questions, all I wanted was them to change my mail address on the login account, other companies have done this for me on games accounts after proving who I was.
Something like that happened to me with Blizzard. Due to some security circumstances I got cut off my account. To regain access, I needed a phone number, which I didn't use for years, or send in forged ID, because I almost never use my real name during registrations.

It was a pickle I got myself into and Blizzard, running their operation like a fortress, had no reason to help me. In fact, I believe they were forbidden to.

But I pressed on and discovered that under all the bureaucracy there are still human beings who cared enough about giving me my account back.

After a couple of emails I was back in WoW thinking Blizzard is the best company in the world.:)

I think the real problem is EA, not DRM.
 

blesscheese

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I think the real problem is EA, not DRM.
Yes, the problem is EA (greed & shoddy software is the norm), or more to the point, their application of DRM. Although, not having any DRM would have avoided this problem in the first place.

I only buy from GOG nowadays...or support stuff on Kickstarter (like Star Citizen, or Shroud of the Avatar, etc.).