Stop steam games updating
This should do the trick: in case it doesn’t, keep reading.If the above option doesn’t work, you can try resetting the Steam configuration in the following way: You just have to click OK, since this is precisely what you want, and your downloads should resume right away.Parts of EA are aware of the screwup, although this is my own first read of it affecting a game other than Dragon Age, for which you should refer to this thread: It is an Origin system problem, so technically that linked thread probably could be in here as easily as where it is.I set Origin to not update games automatically but now I have to manually check for updates...
And for the most part, I have not had any serious issues with Origin.I'd like to be able to play teh game like we used to in the good old days. I was able to fix my DAO installation by uninstalling and restoring the backed up game folder from my external hard drive, then applying the 1.05 patch.This is annoying me a lot, everytime that I go onto origin it tries to download updates for my STEAM version of Dragon Age, I have to manually cancel about 10 downloads otherwise they will break the game and I will not be able to play it through steam. You can start Steam in offline mode and still play the game without any problems. Note: Please don't make comments on bugs/imbalances if you are playing on an older version. If you have a real interest in working around it you can put your steamapps folder under source control, but it doesn't look like a fix is coming anytime soon. No, the beta does not require you to be online in order to play.
My internet becomes all, but unusable while its downloading too. I would choose to download game and client updates manually.