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Does D2D use any special software liek steam?

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I preordered the witcher 2 from d2d and I am hoping to launch it from my steam like I do for all my other games, however does d2d have software of their own? I would prefer not to have an extra program running on my pc for no reason.
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IIRC it is only for the download. You still use a regular shortcut to run the game.
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I blelieve there is a program that they use called Comrade. There is a link at the bottom of the D2D page for it under Download Tools. I have not installed it yet to see how it works, but it looks similar the the EA Download Manager.

You don't have to have it though. You can just install the game after the download and not have the extra program running if you do not want it. Might be handy though if you buy a lot of games from them.
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i installed Dirt 2 from D2D and it didn't require anything special. the cd key wouldn't work with Steam, but that was about it.
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post #5 of 5
D2D versions don't need special software, at least when I made the mistake of buying one many many years ago it didn't. The only issue you'll run into are that many D2D games need special patches specifically for the D2D version vs the retail patches which won't work.

All of this might of changed in the past 4 years, I don't know. It's also relative to that individual game too, not all of them need a special D2D patches vs retail.
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