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Well I hate to manually install my countless games, so its much more easy to have it on steam and just push download!
Also its really nice to have the opportunity to use it where ever I want, without a DVD to install!
Makes sense. It was probably discussed before, but do we have any ideas of whether retail BF3 keys will be tie-able to Steam accounts? Does BC2 have that functionality now? Or can retail versions not be tied to Steam?
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Makes sense. It was probably discussed before, but do we have any ideas of whether retail BF3 keys will be tie-able to Steam accounts? Does BC2 have that functionality now? Or can retail versions not be tied to Steam?
Probably not. AFAIK there aren't any EA games that can do this.
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Makes sense. It was probably discussed before, but do we have any ideas of whether retail BF3 keys will be tie-able to Steam accounts? Does BC2 have that functionality now? Or can retail versions not be tied to Steam?
Aye!
Like Thiru says it don't work for EA games..
Did not work for my buddy's retail BC2 at least!
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Probably not. AFAIK there aren't any EA games that can do this.
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Aye!
Like Thiru says it don't work for EA games..
Did not work for my buddy's retail BC2 at least!
Gah, all right. Well, I won't be at a loss of any sort with the hard copy. All good! I need to stop coming on OCN... I keep seeing these threads about BF3... not helping the wait.
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Added GI scans.
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Anyone knows how the new engine will utilize multicore and sli/crossfire?
If I don't remember wrong BC2 had a 8core/thread limit.
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Anyone knows how the new engine will utilize multicore and sli/crossfire?
If I don't remember wrong BC2 had a 8core/thread limit.
You didn't see any improvements after 4 overclocked cores in BC2.
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I'm just wondering what sort of RAM usage we are looking at. I mean, destruction and objects tend to eat up memory iirc.
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You didn't see any improvements after 4 overclocked cores in BC2.
I believe that BC2 was the only game that profited (oh so slightly) from an i7 2600k over a i5 2500k (only difference is hyperthreading)...

BC2 does use more than 4 threads.
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I believe that BC2 was the only game that profited (oh so slightly) from an i7 2600k over a i5 2500k (only difference is hyperthreading)...

BC2 does use more than 4 threads.
I didn't say it didn't use more than 4 threads, I said there wasn't any performance increase.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...o-games-need/5

Whoop de doo a whooping 1 FPS performance increase.
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