Playing a steam game without updating
If the issue is with Origin and not my game, can I get rid of the damned thing and continue my gameplay please? If not, give us feel free to ask again and I'll see if I can find some other solution (a bit more information would be appreciated though. any error codes you can find, origin version, game version, system preferences, etc.) Note, step by step for disabling Origin in game comes from this article at EAs official help center.
Yah I figured that out on my own right after I posted that...
Like previous versions, Football Manager 2017 can only be activated and played through the Steam platform.
The game can be purchased as a boxed copy or a digital download, but both versions require Steam and an Internet connection.
The campaign itself has been perfectly fine since release so it's not as if you run the risk of playing a really buggy game without the patches.: Yeah, completely agreed.