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So how do I play Origin Games that are on my HDD through my SSD?

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User Info: SkaterUB

SkaterUB
3 years ago#1
I know how to do it with Steam, but not Origin.

I don't have a big SSD so I want to play the games from my HDD, but I don't know how. I was hoping for some help.
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User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
3 years ago#2
look into steammover
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User Info: Th1rte3n

Th1rte3n
3 years ago#3
I'm pretty sure in origin you can select an install directory... that should do it.
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User Info: Jerec55555

Jerec55555
3 years ago#4
Origin menu > Application Settings > Advanced > Downloaded Games > Your games will be installed to the following location
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01Philip01
3 years ago#5
Quote:look into steammover
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Didn't know it supported origin.
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User Info: SkaterUB

SkaterUB
3 years ago#6
Jerec55555 posted...
Origin menu > Application Settings > Advanced > Downloaded Games > Your games will be installed to the following location


That's good for newly installed games, but I want to play games already installed on my HDD.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#7
From: 01Philip01 | #005
Didn't know it supported origin.


All steam mover is doing is using a directory junction to move your files somewhere else while making the OS think it's where it originally is... it's nothing special or exclusive to steam. You could do it without steam mover, but it's easier if it's automated for you.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-symlinks-in-windows-vista/

Directory junction just basically makes a hard link to an entire directory so you can store the file on your SSD and steam, origin, or whatever will think it's still installed where it was originally put.
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myztikrice
3 years ago#8
SkaterUB posted...
Jerec55555 posted...
Origin menu > Application Settings > Advanced > Downloaded Games > Your games will be installed to the following location


That's good for newly installed games, but I want to play games already installed on my HDD.


cut and paste the game files from the original location to the new downloaded games one, click install, origin will verify the files and you can play
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User Info: SkaterUB

SkaterUB
3 years ago#9
myztikrice posted...
SkaterUB posted...
Jerec55555 posted...
Origin menu > Application Settings > Advanced > Downloaded Games > Your games will be installed to the following location


That's good for newly installed games, but I want to play games already installed on my HDD.


cut and paste the game files from the original location to the new downloaded games one, click install, origin will verify the files and you can play


The Origin location is in the same spot as the old one. The game installed quickly but I had to start a new game. Ughh I want my damn games. I really don't want to start a new game.

Is the save file in a different location?
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User Info: MaxCHEATER64

MaxCHEATER64
3 years ago#10
SkaterUB posted...
Is the save file in a different location?


It should be. I believe the saved data is in X:\Program Files (x86)\EA Games\, possibly \Ea Games\Origin.
But I DO know for a fact that some games don't store their data there, and instead save it to C:\Users\user\AppData. I had this problem when I had to format my C: drive, half the saved data is still there and half isn't.
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