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Hey all since bad company 2 vietnam is on sale for steam i figured i might as well get it. But I own bad company 2 the regular and its not integrated into steam or w/e u wanna call it. Will this be a problem?
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I don't believe Steam will allow you to purchase the expansion unless you 'own' BFBC2 as a part of your Steam account itself.
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Originally Posted by ntherblast;13432315 
Hey all since bad company 2 vietnam is on sale for steam i figured i might as well get it. But I own bad company 2 the regular and its not integrated into steam or w/e u wanna call it. Will this be a problem?

You need to rebuy the core game on steam.

(Hint: Don't buy retail anymore, steam is almost always the cheaper/better option)
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Could you not just use your CD key to register it to your account?
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Originally Posted by Murlocke;13432345 
You need to rebuy the core game on steam.

(Hint: Don't buy retail anymore, steam is almost always the cheaper/better option)

not really a hint more of an opinion and yes i know they always have games that go on sale for everytime. I have a preference of having boxed copies of my games and I know half of you will have a heart attack hearing this...
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You need to rebuy the core game on steam.

(Hint: Don't buy retail anymore, steam is almost always the cheaper/better option)

Not if you have an internet limit.
post #7 of 11
Don´t but Vietnam, the original is a lot better. This is just my opinion.
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Don´t but Vietnam, the original is a lot better. This is just my opinion.

I really like nam, good maps and slightly different gameplay, it really is a lot of fun and def worth getting.

Try registering your CD through steam and see if it works?
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post #9 of 11
Nope, retail BC2 and steam BC2 are separate. If you bought a retail copy you have to buy Vietnam through EA, D2D or some other download service that gives you an actual key.
post #10 of 11
As stated, the normal BFBC2 keys don't activate on steam.
While Steam simply gives you a Vietnam key that you have to associate with your in-game EA account, it won't let you purchase it until you have BFBC2 associated with your Steam account.

Kind of backwards and convoluted to be honest..
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