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I bought my son DA:I deluxe edition on disk. I can't get the game to start. When I press the play button some processes start, the play button grays out, and nothing happens. When I check the Task Manager processes tab the main game executable isn't running, but the "activationUI.exe" process is. If I kill that the play button becomes active again.
I've tried tried the following:
- uninstalling and reinstalling the game from disc
- going offline and then starting the game and then going back online
- made sure Steam was not running during these so that I could rule out it fighting for ports with Origin
- explicitly added Origin, the game executable, and activationUI.exe to the firewall (which is just Microsoft SE)
None of those have worked. Has anyone had a problem with this and successfully resolved the issue?
His laptop is an ASUS portable workstation. It's a couple years old, but still reasonably powerful enough to play newer games. He plays FarCry 4, AC4, Shadows of Mordor, and the like.
Here are the basic system specs: i7 2670QM, 8GB RAM, GTX560M