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Old 10-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #1
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How to remove Battlefield 3 Beta from Origin?

I uninstalled the Battlefield 3 Beta through the control panel's "uninstall a program" feature. However, I can still see the Battlefield 3 Beta showing up in my games list in Origin. How do I remove it from my games list permanently?
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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No idea, I haven't been able to get rid of the alpha or beta listing.
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #3
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you can remove it by contacting the support, because you activated it with a key. But I've read on one forum that it's better to keep them because when they see you participated in alpha and beta it raises your chances to be chosen to other potential betas in the future
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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ya its there but you have to reinstall to put it back on but it wont let you.its same as steam games,you unistall and they stay in your games list...
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
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you need to see a doctor to get meds for you OCD...
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:03 AM   #6
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Okay, I got the game removed by contacting support. They also gave me a 15% discount code.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:19 AM   #7
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Okay, I got the game removed by contacting support. They also gave me a 15% discount code.
Contacting them now
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:22 AM   #8
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What difference does it make on whether or not the thing shows up in your list of games? I am just curious as to why this would be an issue?
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:53 AM   #9
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What difference does it make on whether or not the thing shows up in your list of games? I am just curious as to why this would be an issue?
They have pretty similar pictures, so having 3 listings there for a single game is relatively annoying. If you are in list view, it makes no difference really.

What Origin needs (which I haven't looked for) is a favorites list that works like steams. Or a grouping ability of some kind.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:59 AM   #10
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There is a favorites list in Origin. Right-click a game, and the menu should have an Add option.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:12 AM   #11
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Head over to: "C:\ProgramData\Origin\InstalledGames.xml"

Search for Game GameID="71171" and change "hidden="0"" to "hidden="1""

No more BF3 beta in origin (you need to restart origin)
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:11 PM   #12
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Head over to: "C:\ProgramData\Origin\InstalledGames.xml"

Search for Game GameID="71171" and change "hidden="0"" to "hidden="1""

No more BF3 beta in origin (you need to restart origin)
THIS worked perfectly.

Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:18 PM   #13
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Head over to: "C:\ProgramData\Origin\InstalledGames.xml"

Search for Game GameID="71171" and change "hidden="0"" to "hidden="1""

No more BF3 beta in origin (you need to restart origin)
Works like a charm +1
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:07 PM   #14
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Mine didn't have it, so I added manually added the "<Game gameID="71171" lastPlayed="1317153909" hidden="1" favorite="0"/>" line, and that did it, thanks!
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:12 PM   #15
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right under "my games" tab, on the "show" drop down list, select "ready to play" and your uninstalled beta won't show up anymore. it's the same feature in steam where you only show installed games
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