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post #1 of 21
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So since BF3 isn't coming on Steam, I was considering pre-ordering the game on Amazon. But I was wondering if anyone had any info on if it will be required to have the CD in the drive in order to play the game?

If it does, I'll probably get it from D2D or some other recommended digital distributor.
post #2 of 21
Just get it from Origin with early beta access and other goodies

Of course you won't need a CD to play it
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post #3 of 21
It will most probably be bound to your Origin account and therefore not require anything else than having that EA software installed. Probably. CD in the drive while playing is a bit out of date anyways, don't you think?
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post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kleingetier View Post
CD in the drive while playing is a bit out of date anyways, don't you think?

I haven't bought a physical copy of a game in 5 years! So I'm oblivios to any changes

Steam has been providing for my needs all that time, and providing it so well!

So, having the CD in drive while playing the game is 100% not required? (and i'd rather not be hassled with cracks and that, even though I know its ok to use it.)
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You don't need a CD.. that's just so old no game requires that anymore
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post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lune View Post
You don't need a CD.. that's just so old no game requires that anymore
Thanks, I'll just buy the physical copy from Amazon then.

I'd get it from Origin but if in the unlikely case I don't log on Origin for 2 years I don't want to risk being able to download it from their servers
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I think you can log in once in 2 years lawl

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post #8 of 21
I doubt very much the disc will be required in the drive to run BF3. Look at BFBC2. When you install BFBC2 it asks whether you want to have disc authentication or online authentication. The latter never asks for the disc again. Maybe BF3 asks the same thing, or maybe it just assumes online authentication, given its link with this Origin!?
    
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well i dont have an optical drive and i bet alot of other people dont either. my only option is to get it on origin but the game is going to be amazing so who cares about needing to use that. plus if its anythin like any of my other EA games i can play them without being signed into origin.
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post #10 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lune View Post
You don't need a CD.. that's just so old no game requires that anymore
When I play BFBC2 I have to have the disc in to play...
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