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Better, Faster, Smoother: Origin Releases Version 8.3.7

Today’s update to the Origin client, Version 8.3.7, is all about continuing to build a great user experience. We’ve fixed a number of little things that players may not even notice, but will improve the service – and at the same time updated performance in two major areas: game updates and the Origin browser.

This latest update to Origin is just one step in a series of continuing improvements. Keep an eye out for improved functionality and new features coming down the pike.

Here’s the official change log for Version 8.3.7:

  • Fixes an issue that caused downloads to go past 100% completion.
  •  Users installing the Russian disc version of Battlefield 3 will no longer be improperly asked to insert Disc 1.
  • Fixes a number of issues that previously caused the Origin client to crash.
  • Improves the performance of the Origin browser when loading Flash-based applications.
  • Addresses a number of minor localization and user experience issues.
  • Adds the ability to download and install third-party games from Origin.
  • Improves the performance of the game update functionality.
  • Makes changes so that Origin now sets permissions in ProgramData\Origin by default.

Comments (44)

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    If I download this new update, does it uninstall Battlefield 3 meaning I'l have to install it again and download any game updates? Im on a 6GB download caps :/
    Nov 9, 2011
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      Nope! You don't need to re-install the games. You're good to go!
      Nov 9, 2011
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  2. Comment Flagged +3 0
    No you do not need to re-download the games after installing this update. Just tested myself
    Nov 9, 2011
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      I purchased Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam on 4/23/12 and I have not been able download the game to my computer. What should I do Please help
      Apr 23, 2012
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    Still blows as a program, though. Why does it take literally TWO MINUTES to load on an HDD that is idling, and on an SSD loads instantly(which it should)?
    Nov 9, 2011
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    1st of all, my origin is not even working! I login, after 2 minutes application crashes :\ Re-installed more than 50 times, still same problem.
    Nov 9, 2011
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      Visit help.origin.com to speak to customer support so we can help solve your issue.
      Nov 9, 2011
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    2. 0 0
      Wish I can really speak. I don't find any online support.. Always "Sorry, there are no experts available at this time. Please try again in a later." Thank you.
      Nov 9, 2011
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      We'll be contacting you directly to fix this issue. Stay tuned!
      Nov 9, 2011
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    4. 0 0
      Hi ( IamAWESOMEWBB) \ am tom i have the sam problem what they do for you now? can you help me :(
      Dec 14, 2011
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  5. 0 0
    please fix the PC freezes problem with looping sounds. that's really annoy
    Nov 9, 2011
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  6. Comment Flagged +8 -3
    You know, Most people would have a 'You can download the latest patch ' link for software that doesn't auto-update itself.
    Nov 9, 2011
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      Origin doesn't care; Origin doesn't have to. Ever try to get help with a PunkBuster issue? Origin hired PunkBuster, but won't take responsibility. In the real world, Origin is a POS.
      Dec 2, 2011
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    i am pc gamer the game still have many problems like looping sound and the game sudnly exit but the game is soo nice BF3>mw3
    Nov 9, 2011
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      Visit help.origin.com to speak to customer support so we can help solve your issue.
      Nov 9, 2011
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  8. +1 0
    also, does this fix Single Player Campaign? I'm not even able to play :\ When ever I load any level, it crashes.. Just playing Multi-player.. Please fix. Regards
    Nov 9, 2011
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      In the meantime, try downloading the newest version of Origin (http://www.origin.com/about) as this version as a fix for a client crash. Let us know if that works!
      Nov 9, 2011
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    "Adds the ability to download and install third-party games from Origin." Whats that all aboot aye? Also Epic update, looks very nice. Still can't completley disable friends. detachable friends? etc for ppl who just wanna use battlelog etc and not actually see those mates online but epic update=d
    Nov 9, 2011
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      We now offer games from several different third-party publishers (THQ, Warner Bros., Capcom, etc.). Glad you like the update, too!
      Nov 9, 2011
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      epic and thanks for the speedy reply=) it has always been for me since 2142 the more professional looking choice, im glad to see even with the flak you get you have never really changed it from that original image. Just a nice bita kit threw and threw, also needed website changes are very welcome. TY mate
      Nov 9, 2011
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  10. 0 0
    Crash after crash after crash. This is the exact reason why origin and battelog should NOT be tied in together. I have had 5 crashes since origin updated. This has never happened to me before.
    Nov 9, 2011
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      Did you install the newest version of Origin? The newest version has a fix for crashes. Let us know if you're using version 8.3.7.
      Nov 9, 2011
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      I have thesame problem, after update crash and crash. I cant even download my game anymore, it comes to about 90% and then crashes too.
      Nov 14, 2011
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    After an Origin update, some error occurs and I cannot open Origin anymore! It keeps asking for Qt4core.dll. is not found. Help! What should I do? download Origin again?
    Nov 9, 2011
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      Go here to download Origin again: http://www.origin.com/us/about Let us know if that works!
      Nov 10, 2011
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  12. 0 0
    We need Backup & Restore option for our games. I don't want to redownload them after installing new OS or playing them on different computers.
    Nov 10, 2011
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  13. 0 0
    halfway thru this install i got BSOD and now I can't run origin, it tells me origin is not compatible with my version of windows now. Can't even uninstal it.
    Nov 10, 2011
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      finally found a link to download origin, just told it to install and it all works fine by the look of it
      Nov 10, 2011
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  14. 0 0
    can i expect to hear my freinds now.......nottt
    Nov 10, 2011
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    I was asked to update after I did a hard reboot on my PC from it locking up. I did notice some graphical improvements like stuttering that seemed to be much improved. I was happy as a monky eating a cupcake until it crashed on me again. I do think that the guns seem to be too accurate on the run, but overall, this is hands down the best FPS....IF they can resolve these instability and crashing issues.
    Nov 10, 2011
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  16. 0 0
    If i iinstall new origin, will I see NEW eula?
    Nov 10, 2011
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    I'm trying to install this > install complete > nothing happens > tries to open Origin > New update (the same as I have downloaded and installed) > installs > *repeat. I mean, why don't just have it like Bad Company 2, where you can filter/search for servers within the game itself instead of dealing with this kind of ****?
    Nov 10, 2011
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      Can't even get into a server from battlelog...
      Nov 10, 2011
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    2. Comment Flagged +1 0
      same here uninstalled tryed 10 other things its a shame you HAVE TO have Origin just another poblem and no support.
      Nov 10, 2011
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    3. Comment Flagged +1 0
      I can't even get Origin to install the update. It says BF3 is installed and ready to play, but I can't play it without the update 8.3.7 which will not connect. This is worse than Steam!
      Nov 12, 2011
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  18. 0 0
    new update origin 8.3.7 doesn't work error . now i can not play battlefield 3
    Nov 11, 2011
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    new update origin 8.3.7 doesn't work error . now i can not play battlefield 3 error c:\users\erik\AppData\Local\Temp\Setup.exe.
    Nov 11, 2011
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  20. 0 0
    I have a specific issue here with an untold number of gamers along with . The game is ''initializing forever'' when we try playing the game and this happens for more than two weeks . Searched the web for solutions but there is nothing specific . At this time i know that there isnt a hardware/software for me and the issue is between origin and battlelog . Hope i get a proper answer for a fix . Regards .
    Nov 13, 2011
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