Origin ‘Permission Helper Tool’ error – EA are requesting information

EA are requesting information from Mac users experiencing the Permission Helper Tool error that has been around since Origin was launched for macOS:

This error is down to incorrect permissions on the user’s Mac in relation to the installation of Origin and there is no apparent fix at the moment for those suffering from it.

If you are experiencing this issue please do the following:

  1. Download and run the script from EA – https://download.dm.origin.com/download/Origin+Installation+Troubleshooter.app.zip
  2. Go to this thread at Answers HQ, login with your EA account/Origin account details, post a new comment and attach the .txt file generated by the script to your post. For good measure please tag me, EA_Jason or EA_Tom in your post by putting @ and then typing our names.

You will see the following dialog box with instructions when you double click the script to run it:

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Disabling Origin in-game is the way forward

EA_Tom over at Answers HQ has posted that Origin in-game will no longer function in Mojave. This is due to the increased functionality in the macOS System Integrity Protection.  Tom’s post is here and you should definitely go and read it – https://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-Mac/Origin-In-Game-and-the-macOS-Mojave-Update/m-p/7053780#M14299

There are detailed instructions in the post on how to bypass System Integrity Protection in order to get Origin in-game to work. If you decide to do this you MUST re-enable it again immediately after closing Origin. This OS feature is an integral part of your Mac security. Disabling and re-enabling it requires restarting your Mac.

For the record, I won’t be doing this and will simply have Origin in-game disabled (as I do now). My suggestion would be not to do it either as it can seriously compromise the security of your Mac. Google disabling System Integrity Protection if you want more opinion.

Mac System Requirements for Two Point Hospital

If you loved Theme Hospital, you’re going to love Two Point Hospital. It is super, super cool and just as funny.

The system requirements are pretty high but most users with newer MacBook Pros should be fine.

Minimum Requirements:

  • OS – macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • CPU – 8th generation Intel Core i5 2.3GHz
  • RAM – 8Gb RAM
  • Hard Drive – At least 5Gb available space
  • Graphics – NVIDIA GTX 775M 2Gb, AMD Radeon 555 2Gb, Intel Iris Plus 655

Recommended Requirements:

  • OS – macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • CPU – Intel Core i5 3.4GHz or better
  • RAM – 8Gb RAM
  • Hard Drive – At least 5Gb available space
  • Graphics – AMD Radeon Pro 570

You can buy it through Steam. If you want reviews, Google is your friend 🙂