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Ok so my buddy just bought me BC2 Vietnam and the speccatt stuff on steam. I own BC2 retail, now i know i have to have the Steam version of BC2 , if i buy it on steam I can still use my main EA account and play?
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you have to have a steam copy to use a steam version of Vietnam or a ea copy for retail
    
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I guess what i mean is if i buy it on steam. When i log in with my EA account do i still get the content or would i have to start all over?
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I guess what i mean is if i buy it on steam. When i log in with my EA account do i still get the content or would i have to start all over?
hmm im guessing as you are logging in with your ea account it wont matter
but why buy a new bc2 when you can just get the expansion for yours cheaper
    
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I guess what i mean is if i buy it on steam. When i log in with my EA account do i still get the content or would i have to start all over?
Vietnam and Specact are tied to EA accounts, it has nothing to do with Steam. However Steam Vietnam only works with Steam BC2. I think when you buy Steam Vietnam, you still have to redeem it after logging in. So just redeem it on the account you wish to tie it to. Not 100% sure though I can ask some friends tomorrow.

And yeah Vietnam is cheaper than BC2...
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Vietnam and Specact are tied to EA accounts, it has nothing to do with Steam. However Steam Vietnam only works with Steam BC2. I think when you buy Steam Vietnam, you still have to redeem it after logging in. So just redeem it on the account you wish to tie it to. Not 100% sure though I can ask some friends tomorrow.

And yeah Vietnam is cheaper than BC2...
Well he had gifted me Specat and Vietnam, I couldn't tie them to my ea account because it wouldn't let me see the keys, so he gave me $21 worth of content over steam. So as i was explaining the conundrum to my friend i got gifted BCBF2 lol, i was able to activate the Vietnam stuff on my retail but not the specat, so im DL the game via steam and i shall see what happens
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Oh that's right.... if you buy Vietnam on Steam you can't use it without BC2 because you can't see the key. Now that you have BC2 you should be able to. Should be in the CD key or DLC page.

EA specact is sent to your account simply by specifying the email you're giving it to. If your EA account email is different than your Steam email (which should be the recipient since your friend sent it through Steam) then you won't get it. Steam support may help.
Edited by thiru - 12/20/10 at 2:45am
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Oh that's right.... if you buy Vietnam on Steam you can't use it without BC2 because you can't see the key. Now that you have BC2 you should be able to. Should be in the CD key or DLC page.

EA specact is sent to your account simply by specifying the email you're giving it to. If your EA account email is different than your Steam email (which should be the recipient since your friend sent it through Steam) then you won't get it. Steam support may help.
Yeah my steam Email and EA account are different. /sigh lol
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Well there's still a chance that your Specact gift hasn't been tied to an account yet.
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Well i can see the key for the specat stuff but no place to redeem it.
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