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Hi guys, im getting BF2 and its more expensive on steam than the hardcopy is so i wasnt sure what to do? What happens with the patches and updates that have been released? I know the updates are applied automatically on Steam but how does the hardcopy work? Whats the update method for hardcopies? Sorry for the noob question, im new to PC gaming as i used to play mainly PS3.
Id say get the hardcopy. Reason being with the hardcopy you typically get one or more of the expansion packs with it for the same or less money.
Regarding updates, you can simply download them from a site like www.fileplanet.com or www.fileshack.com. Then you can burn the updates to a disk. So if you ever have to reformat, you simply pop the disks in and go. You wont have to wait hours for it to download again.
And if you're worried about being able to use the friends thinf in steam, you simply click on the "add non steam game" button and add it. Then you can launch it through steam and use the friends overlay.

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Thanks guys, there is one thing that put me off steam and that was when i downloaded and installed Dirt 2 it worked great for a while but then one day when i clicked 'play' in steam it wouldnt load the game. I reinstalled steam to no avail and had to uninstall Dirt 2 and redownload and install it again? Anyone else had this issue before? Do you think that if i had waited a day or so it would have been working again?
Some codemasters games such as grid, dirt and dirt 2 dont work so well on the PC. Especially intel based systems, typically on the newer i series cpu's. Since Ive gotten this i7 grid and dirt 1 wont load a race (game launches just fine just crashes when trting to load a race). Dirt 2 has this weird stuttering issue that makes the game unaplayable. This is a known issue with intels. I never had a problem with my AMD based rigs.
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get the steam bc2 coz my bro has the hard copy and everytime he reformat his pc he needs to 1gb update on the hard copy when in steam i could back it up w/ the update that i dont need to dl the 1gb everytime i reformat
bc2 isnt bf2
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Thanks very much guys. Been playing BF P4F (play 4 free) and just want to "upgrade" to BF2. I enjoyed BC2 on PS3 but as soon as i played P4F on PC i enjoyed the controls alot more for some reason. Cant wait for BF3 .
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One quick question guys, does BF2 work well on Windows 7 64bit? Ive heard about some issues from people?
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If you get the hard copy, you need to update to 1.41 then 1.5.
If you get the steam version, disable the steam overlay in BF2's properties.
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Id say get the hardcopy. Reason being with the hardcopy you typically get one or more of the expansion packs with it for the same or less money.
Steam's BF2 is the complete BF2 (both booster packs included, but that's obvious since they're now free) + Special Forces.

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One quick question guys, does BF2 work well on Windows 7 64bit? Ive heard about some issues from people?
Works fine on my computer.
Edited by thiru - 6/4/11 at 10:46am
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Works on win 7 fine for me , but ya get hard copy it dosen't play well with other programs at all (was crashing for month's... it was msi afterburner doing it)
    
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If you get the hard copy, you need to update to 1.41 then 1.5.
If you get the steam version, disable the steam overlay in BF2's properties.
What is the steam overlay? Does that affect many games?
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What is the steam overlay? Does that affect many games?
It's an overlay accessible with a shortcut that can show you various Steam stuff like chat windows. As far as I know it only affects Punkbuster in BF2 (for some reason BC2's punkbuster isn't affected). It'll get you kicked from servers, that's it.
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Plus, steam has support.
Which redirects to EA(EADM) for all issues.
 
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