The Super Patcher and You


A lot of problems in the game seem to be related to the game not being patched correctly.
  • The patches you install using the launcher may sometimes glitch, this may not always be reported with an error.
  • Sometimes you may have a problem where a patch even just refuses to install.

For difficult situations EA has a solution in the form of the Super Patch, which basically is a roll-up of ALL the patches you may need.
  • This is a standalone program, in other words, you can download and just run it, and it will indiscriminately patch any game file.
  • It works for any patch level you have, any language, and any distribution (except for Steam -- needs checking!!).
  • The downside of that is that it requires you to download a file over 1GB in size.

It may be that the Super Patch tells you your game is already up-to-date, in that case it offers you a choice to "Patch Anyway".
  • Selecting that choice is highly recommended, it bypasses the cursory checks and makes sure every file indeed IS up to date after running.

For PC, the latest Super Patch can be found on this page in EA help:

For Mac, the latest Super Patch can be found on this page in EA help:

For older patches your best bet is to look here: