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So, yesterday I bought BF: BC2. Don't ask why, but a few weeks ago I torrented it and played through the first level of SP only.(for the sake of trying the game). Now my internet is reallllllllyyyyyyyy slow and the torrent took sooo long to download. I really don't want to have to wait days and days just to play the game, so can I just use the torrent and enter the steam key in-game? Or will I be banned?

Edit: It would take me 9 days of non-stop downloading for the Steam version...
Edited by Lostintyme - 12/21/10 at 2:06pm
    
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I don't think it will be banned, but chances are you won't be able to play multiplayer, unless you have the legit version.
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... if its a full copy it would probably work... But i wouldnt because there might be some modified files and you might get banned.
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Copy the installation into "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\battlefield bad company 2" (or wherever your Steam folder is), then tell Steam to start downloading it, pause the download, then verify game cache.

It should work with BC2, I have done this before with GTA IV, Dirt 2, and many other games when I bought a game I had previously tried out and Steam's servers were slow.
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Copy the installation into "C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\battlefield bad company 2" (or wherever your Steam folder is), then tell Steam to start downloading it, pause the download, then verify game cache.

It should work with BC2, I have done this before with GTA IV, Dirt 2, and many other games when I bought a game I had previously tried out and Steam's servers were slow.
Wow, that was really helpful, thanks a ton.
    
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Steam is gonna be slow for the christmas sale.
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as long as no files are modified you're fine
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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
So, yesterday I bought BF: BC2. Don't ask why, but a few weeks ago I torrented it and played through the first level of SP only.(for the sake of trying the game). Now my internet is reallllllllyyyyyyyy slow and the torrent took sooo long to download. I really don't want to have to wait days and days just to play the game, so can I just use the torrent and enter the steam key in-game? Or will I be banned?

Edit: It would take me 9 days of non-stop downloading for the Steam version...
Hmm..I would think so, but not sure. If your cd key is good then I wouldn't see why not.
Edited by skysoldier - 12/21/10 at 6:37pm
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If you want to be safe, don't copy over any binary files (anything in the bin folder, any EXEs or DLLs)
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Wouldn't steam update the changed files? I think it should work great.
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