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After going through a forced password reset probably due to the latest leak, now the origin loader does not function, it simply quits. Reinstalling it does not fix the problems. This means 436GB of games are completely useless. The Origin Games folder is stored in a 7z archive backup so that when Windows needs to be reset. Several hundred dollars worth of games are now unplayable.

Clearly EA is out to lunch abandoning the loader. While Steam is expensive at least they have developers to maintain it.

EA also does not remove legacy DRM which leads game errors with new versions of Windows etc. Many complaints have been lodged. Steam does things different and game compatibility issues are rare.

With the loader dysfunctional, all games are now disabled. Given the defect the Origin client is now uninstalled.

EA still sells games in Steam tied to the Origin loader so avoid such games pending a fix.