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Kellie Gator posted a topic in Rants & RavesThey all tried to fucking warn me and since I spent most of my life as a console gamer this was of no concern to me. Until now. SO. There's a gaming series I've wanted to try out, Command & Conquer, since I played some of 'em as a kid, only as demos or at friends' places. Sorta wanna look into something that was a minor part of my childhood, I guess, despite me usually not being into RTSes. However, C&C is owned by... EA. So finding the old games digitally (I'm mostly interested in the original, Red Alert 1 and Tiberian Sun) is a pain in the ass. I could look for used physical copies except my current computer doesn't have a disc drive built into it and I haven't been able to afford an external one, so I'd have no choice but to go digital. I decided to give Origin a try since I'm not paranoid. However, Origin IS FUCKING SHIT THAT MAKES ME WANT TO NUKE THE FUCK OUT FUCKING EA GODDAMN. Installing on Windows 10 was relatively painless at first, and I got a free game! And it happened to be Red Alert 2 of all things. So I tried opening the game and... I get a black screen. I hear noises but everything's fucking black. So I figure I could look into compatibility settings except for some reason right clicking the .exe files and choosing "configure" doesn't bloody work, nothing happens, so I can't try to troubleshoot it and make the game work. I gave up eventually. I decided I would check and see if Origin worked better on Mac (Mac OS X is my preferred OS but I sometimes use Windows for Windows-only games), since there might be some EA games I might wanna bother with that are Origin compatible... but that was a fucking nightmare, too. I start the installation, the installation software asks me a bunch of questions and then asks for permission to install some additional... I dunno how to translate it from Swedish, helping tools? So I choose "allow"... and then a windows pops up asking for my permission to install the same kind of tool. And again... and again... and FUCKING AGAIN GODDAMN. What in the actual fuck, I don't even know if the installation is going anywhere since I see no progress bar, or if it's just stuck in some kind of infinite loop. I dunno wether to keep "allowing" it to install shit or just force quit the Origin application? I could contact customer support BUT I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO JUST TO GET THE STUPID APP FOR YOUR WEB STORE WORKING FUCKING STEAM AND GOG GALAXY WORKS FUCKING FLAWLESSLY FOR ME AND ARE FUCKING SWEET CLIENTS BUT YOURS IS SO FUCKING CONVOLUTED AND A PAIN IN THE ASS BECAUSE YOU'RE FUCKING OBSESSED WITH CONTROLLING YOUR CUSTOMERS AND WATCHING THEM LIKE FUCKING BIG BOSS IN METAL GEAR SOLID V WHICH IS A MUCH BETTER GAME THAN ANYTHING YOU PUT OUT IN THE LAST TEN TO FIFTEN YEARS FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU. ...I'd say I haven't been this mad in a while but I'd be lying. But usually over legitimate concerns, not a fucking digital web store for games. Fuck EA.