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post #1 of 10
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ok.
so i bought the retail dvd version of bfbc2 from best buy a while back.
i installed it on my system, registered the key with EA already, and have multiplayer characters already set up.

if i buy the vietnam expansion on steam, can i use it with my retail dvd install?
or will i have to buy the vietnam dvd?
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;11889724 
ok.
so i bought the retail dvd version of bfbc2 from best buy a while back.
i installed it on my system, registered the key with EA already, and have multiplayer characters already set up.

if i buy the vietnam expansion on steam, can i use it with my retail dvd install?
or will i have to buy the vietnam dvd?

Vietnam is a DLC.

there is no retail version.

if you buy the steam version, you will not be able to look up the key provided to you since you dont own BC2 on steam. so, no, you cant get the steam version.

just buy the vietnam DLC on the EA store.wink.gif
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Originally Posted by BreakDown;11889754 
if you buy the steam version, you will not be able to look up the key provided to you since you dont own BC2 on steam. so, no, you cant get the steam version.

Actually the key works for Steam, EADM, and retail copies.
post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech;11889770 
Actually the key works for Steam, EADM, and retail copies.

yes, but you cannot look up the key unless you own bc2, since the key will show up on the BC2 icon on steam, you dont get a vietnam icon. its a porblem that popped up on the steam forums.
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post #5 of 10
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but i do already own bc2. i just didn't buy it on steam.
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but i do already own bc2. i just didn't buy it on steam.

Okay, so you bought BC2 in a box. That means your only option is to buy the Vietnam key from the EA store for $15.
    
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Buy it on the EA Store. Same deal.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by BreakDown;11889781 
yes, but you cannot look up the key unless you own bc2, since the key will show up on the BC2 icon on steam, you dont get a vietnam icon. its a porblem that popped up on the steam forums.

Not that big of a deal. Go into BC2, select Vietnam.

That's what I do with my retail copy.
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech;11889841 
Not that big of a deal. Go into BC2, select Vietnam.

That's what I do with my retail copy.

did you buy vietnam on steam or from EA store?
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;11889921 
did you buy vietnam on steam or from EA store?

EA Store.

If you bought it through Steam and didn't have BC2 already obtained from Steam, then you can't activate it.

More details can be found here.
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