Origin Update: March 3rd, 2018

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There’s a new update available in Origin: Version – 0

Version 10.5.12

  • Has your Mac been running a little rough on Origin lately? We’ve made it easier for you to share diagnostic information with our advisors so they can pop the hood, take a look and get you back to your games faster! Just click Help and select the Origin Error Reporter to get started.
  • Running an older version of OSX? Wondering why you couldn’t download the latest version of Origin? Sorry about that. Our system was supposed to offer up information about no longer supporting OSX 10.7 or 10.8 and where you could download an older version of Origin. It wasn’t just supposed to leave you hanging. It’s all fixed now so start your downloads!
  • Now you can see if your friends are online or not even if their real name appears on your friends list, because apparently, Origin couldn’t handle that level of intimacy for a while.
  • The scroll bar on download queues seemed to get stuck going in only one direction. We added the coding equivalent of a little WD-40 and now it’s back to moving up and down smoothly.
  • If you’ve poked, prodded, tapped and jabbed at the “Add to Order” button on our bundles page to no avail, we apologize. Now if you try to add a bundle to your order from your phone or touchscreen device, a single, gentle touch should suffice.
  • Now you can shut your PC down normally even when Origin is on the sign-in page without bringing the whole process to a screeching halt.
  • The download option went AWOL in some users’ game libraries. We sent out the MPs, gave it an official reprimand and now it’s back on duty.
  • Searching for a game with a number in its title briefly deleted the “View All in your Game Library” option. Now it’s fixed and you can marathon every single Ultima game with ease.
  • You know who hates loading spinners? Everyone. Now Origin uses progressive loading to save your hair from needless load-time-related tearing.
  • If you own an edition of a game that’s not sold on Origin anymore (say, Ultimate Cheese Rolling 18: Pre-Oaxaca Edition) Origin used to assume it’s gone forever and let you buy a lower edition of the same game (like Ultimate Cheese Rolling 18: Standard Edition). We fixed Origin’s edition recognition so you don’t accidentally part with your hard-earned cheddar.
  • When you get a chat message from a friend it’s nice to be able to, you know, read it. That’s tough to do when the message bar keeps butting in and blocking both the text and the scrollbar. After a little tinkering, Mac users can now keep the conversation flowing smoothly.
  • We made it easier to clear away the Install Complete message in your download list so you can keep that queue squeaky clean.
  • One of our users helped us track down a particularly tricky bug that only occurred when a single user created a bunch of Origin IDs. Like a spy with a suitcase full of passports, this user went undercover – so deep undercover that Origin no longer displayed any of their IDs. Now you can be a secret agent with multiple identities and still appear throughout the site.