How do so many people have the game early? Mine is still on pre-order status.
as pwiz already stated:
close origin-> change date to 5th February(or 8th in EU) -> disable internet connection-> start the game - > game will ask to provide origin log and pass -> enable internet -> type log and pass -> play game.
Warning though, everytime i disable my connection, its takes a lot of faffing to get it back again, my ip address seems to dissappear, and wont come back, i have to reset my router every time, then run through a few trouble shooters, and doing this everytime i want to play the game is pretty crappy.
[Edited by Ashar, 2/4/2013 9:56:18 AM]
Tried that.. just cant get it to work.. altough i disabled my internet by just unplugging.. do i need to go via a more technical route? It gets me to the product activation login but no further.. am i missing a step? The eu release is only a day away.. but ive never been good at patience bah.. sod it.. i can wait a day