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#91905 22-Oct-2011 13:06
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All games in my origin library (not just BF3) will stuck at "prepare" when I click download.

Then after a few seconds the download will pause. If I click resume download, it will repeat the aforementioned steps.

I am using the latest Origin client. Also tried on a few different computers in my house (including couple of fresh installed virtual machines) with no luck.

BTW I was able to download BF3 beta without any issues a few weeks back.

So does anybody have similar issue? I am with Slingshot.

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  #536602 22-Oct-2011 23:01
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I downloaded the game this morning and it works fine for me.

it takes a while to download this big baby.

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  #536623 23-Oct-2011 04:44
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I am having the exact same issue.  It just bounces back and forth from Prepairing to Paused.  Any new input on this?  I have over 100GB free on the C drive. 


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  #538011 27-Oct-2011 05:56
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Only the download version is available atm right? Went to dick smiths yesterday to get BF3 as I read BF3 can now be downloaded but was told the box version ain't out yet! So I ended up buying Starcraft II.

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  #538013 27-Oct-2011 06:07
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Is available now. Was released at midnight although apparently servers did not open until 2am. My copy is out with the courier now.

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  #538086 27-Oct-2011 11:10
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sgtstahlman: I am having the exact same issue.  It just bounces back and forth from Prepairing to Paused.  Any new input on this?  I have over 100GB free on the C drive. 

After extensive investigation, I found this is to do with me using Google's DNS ( and

Try to use your ISP's DNS, that should solve the problem. Apparently the new version of Origin doesn't play nice with some of the DNS servers.

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  #538652 28-Oct-2011 12:37
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I should have started installing last night - its running 154kb off the DVD (part 2) install. Reckons 7 hours to install.
Its a brand new fecking DVD and the first install disk ran at 3mb

I hate steam/origin/internetvalidators......

What ever happened to just a game on a disk. Install. Play. grrrr........

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  #538666 28-Oct-2011 12:53
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One issue installing I came across was I already had Punkbuster installed so it errored out saying cannot install as it's already there which made it roll back the whole installation, I had to uninstall Punkbuster, reboot and then install bf3 again. This was from Dvd install.

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