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#31 remixedcat

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 19:45

Is anyone else having issues uploading the DxDiag file ?

I browse to where it lives and in the box on the sign up page it says: C:\fakepath\DxDiag.txt

I hit Submit but get a message saying:

File upload error. Could not move uploaded file.
DXDIAG file is required.

Any ideas ?


I had that but it uploaded fine anyways.... wierd


#32 TheExperiment

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 20:26

It's not invasive? Last time I checked the program scans your system for files EA deems unacceptable. aka it's spyware

Last you checked someone TOLD you that's what it did without actually having any proof. EA denied it.

Not only that, you can opt out of most data gathering in the latest Origin 9.0 beta, which Steam doesn't let you do.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:16

I had that but it uploaded fine anyways.... wierd

Make the filename unique :p

#34 Nick H.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:24

I don't know why, but I've had the Simcity 2000 music stuck in my head for the past few days. Man that was a fun game. Then I got Simcity 4, which I also enjoy playing occasionally. Sadly I think that's the end of the line for me, I won't be getting the new game until it doesn't require an internet connection (ref: never, more than likely).

#35 Tech085

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:39

I played Simcity, Simcity 2000, 3000, 4. ha lol

#36 Bioran

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:16

I had the same problem. After I renamed the file, it allowed to upload it.

Not working here. :/ Even after I've renamed it and moved it, it still display the error.

#37 ramesees

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:36

Has anyone who is not resident in the USA been able to sign up ?

I'm wondering if the Beta is region locked to only US IP addresses ?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:47

Last you checked someone TOLD you that's what it did without actually having any proof.  EA denied it.

Not only that, you can opt out of most data gathering in the latest Origin 9.0 beta, which Steam doesn't let you do.

Oh, that's cool then, I stand corrected.
Last time I checked it was my federal consumer protection agency was investigating these claims and wanted to sue, so I took it quite serious.

As I said, I stand corrected and I'm sorry for the FUD I did spread hence.

In that regard, Origin "only" has those two letdowns left:
-Original prices, same as boxed even... eugh...
-clutters up the experience for Steam users, as Origin is the only place to buy games digitally (for new releases) afaik, I'm sure there are exceptions, but at least with their AAA selection they make sure to boost their POS Origin, which by the way has a horrible desgin :p

The specific letdowns of BF3 I will not count against Origin's bill of sins, but EA's general one :p

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:50

Steam, and now Origin. It's nice to see that more producers are working to bring gaming to other platforms.

Also, Origin doesn't do any more spying than Steam, they stopped it scanning your hard drive folders and registry a long time ago. Granted it lags a long way behind in features though.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:42

Steam, and now Origin. It's nice to see that more producers are working to bring gaming to other platforms.

Also, Origin doesn't do any more spying than Steam, they stopped it scanning your hard drive folders and registry a long time ago. Granted it lags a long way behind in features though.

That's good to hear, because it makes EA Origin games buyable for me again hence...
I sweared to myself earlier not to buy any more PC Origin titles, now I know I can lift that ban from myself! :laugh:

'cause, let's be honest, EA is horrible, but some of their titles are rather cool, albeit they tend to be repetitive sometimes. :)

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#41 threetonesun

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:48

I love Sim City, but I'm hesitant to even pay attention to this one because of EA, and from what I've read there on a "hey, it's ok to play alone, but wouldn't it be even more fun if your friends cities were all around you too! Ask them on Facebook!" kick with this one.

#42 TheExperiment

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 17:04

Why would you ask them on Facebook? They're already on Origin :s

#43 Dane

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 22:29

When will people find out if they were accepted?

#44 Dane

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 18:46

Has anyone gotten an email from them?

#45 thealexweb

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 18:55

Aww Origin? :(