About Origin
  • What is Origin?

    Origin brings an entire universe of gaming into a single, convenient application. Downloads are streamlined for quick and easy installation, and you can securely purchase and play your favorite games any time and any place you want. You can even chat with your friends right from the Origin application while you play. New features recently added to Origin include live streaming demos, free-to-play games, and a beta cloud storage feature. For gamers on the go, Origin services are also available on your mobile device!
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  • Are there any changes to my The Sims™ 3 account?
    No, your The Sims 3 account won’t change. You’ll still have your same account, friends, stuff, etc.  By creating an Origin account, you will also have access to the Origin community network by logging in to the downloadable Origin client.
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  • Why are our accounts being converted to Origin?
    Origin is a newer and better integrated system, designed to support digital download, mobile devices, and the full range of EA games. Having an Origin account ensures a better game experience. The Origin client will store digital copies all your registered games, allowing you to download and install from any computer that runs the client.
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  • How do I convert my account?
    Log in to TheSims3.com with your login credentials. If you do not have an Origin account tied to this email address, you will be directed to choose an account name and create one. It can be the same name as your The Sims 3 account name, provided someone has not already claimed that name.  Also, while your The Sims 3 account name cannot be changed, you do have the option to change the displayed name of your Origin account.

    Alternatively, you can also go to www.Origin.com and register an account there, using the same email and password that you use to login to TheSims3.com.
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  • What happens if I don’t convert my account?
    You will not be able to log in to TheSims3.com until you have created an Origin account. Some online features from The Sims 3 game will also not be available to you.
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  • Where can I find more information about Origin?
    More information can be found by visiting the Origin website at www.Origin.com.
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