Current EA Download Manager May Get Replaced Soon!
Jut found out thanks to SimPrograms that there is a possible chance that EA are going to replace their stupid Download Manager! According to EA.com editor Jeff Green, there could be a new tool or possibly even no tool at all that will replace the current EA Download Manager! Check this out from his Mailbag that speaks of what could come:
Why does The Sims 3 require me to install the EA Download Manager application in order to patch the game? Most (actually, all) games that I’ve installed can patch up quite happily without an extra application running in the background. I would like to update The Sims 3 but frankly I don’t trust anything that calls itself a “download manager”, and I don’t trust that it won’t opt me into marketing research. Why can’t the game update itself? Fondest regards,
Well, I can assure you, Sean, that the EA Download Manager won’t opt you into market research. It will, however, collect all the personal data off your computer-including credit card information and jpegs-for us to mess around with. You should see the cool stuff I’ve bought off Amazon lately thanks to the dumbasses who installed our malware! OH I’M JUST KIDDING, PEOPLE. Frankly, I have to agree with you, in general, in that I don’t like having yet another installer on my machine. And guess what? EA does, too, to some extent. I’ve currently running a beta of…a different idea…that EA is planning to implement, and it’s going to go a long way towards addressing the stuff you’re talking about. Stay tuned.