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Hi folks,
I'm not sure what you think about the prices on steam, but I'd prefer buying the retail version, or even only the keys. (for any game that comes out)

But my actual question is, can you link a retail game with steam so I can play it without CD any time? (like you would if you bought from steam store)

Obviously I'm talking about games that also exist in steam and not some random game.

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Steam does recognise some box CD keys and add them to you Steam library.
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Yes, any of these:

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-wusf-3601

If the game is not on that list then no.
post #4 of 7
For games that exsist on steam and have CD keys, you can play without cd after it's installed from the steam store...

but you have to be connected to the internet for steam to work (offline mode refresh ever 15 days needed)
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So I would be able to play COD MW3 on steam by just entering the key once? After that I can throw the cd away?
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Yup. That should be how it works.

I'm not a team expert, kinda hate it actually, but there's nothing I can do about me. I boycotted steam for 6 years, did me no good >.<.

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So I would be able to play COD MW3 on steam by just entering the key once? After that I can throw the cd away?
Correct, MW3 is a SteamWorks game, so it will need Steam anyways.
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