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post #1 of 14
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Hey guys. I just purchase BFBC2 online and got the code. I wonder should I dl the game from EA or activate it on steam. Any advantage or disadvantage?

Thanks in advance.
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maybe if one has better DL rate than the other, other than that i can't see any difference, other than you can invite ppl t oyour game with steam a little easier.
post #3 of 14
i have bunch of games on steam. i bought bfbc2 at the store. i activated it through EA and i cannot put it on my steam library or anything, so steam friends cant see when i jump in bfbc2. i stopped caring about 30 seconds after i figured it out though.
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If it's a retail key i don't think it will activate on steam
    
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post #5 of 14
If you have to install EA Manager just for BC2, better activate it on steam.
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I would go for Steam if you can!
Mainly because you can backup Steam files! But as for EA dlm IDK?
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post #7 of 14
Well, having BFBC2 in your steam games list would be good, but you can always just add it as a non steam game. I'd go with steam, only because I like simplicity and having everything in one place. I also kinda hate EA's download manager.

Plus, with steam, you can change the server it downloads from.

+1 for steam.
post #8 of 14
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I guess I got a retail key, cuz I can't activate on steam. Where can I dl the game on EA?
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post #9 of 14
BFBC2 only works with steam if it was purchased through steam, you will need to use EA download manager
EDIT: download EADM and install from there
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i hate steam but i would do it on steam
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