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How do I go about setting up my steam games so they run without the CD in the drive?
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what game?

You should be able to just install and then you don't need the cd in the drive any more after that...
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All of them. like Dirt 2 and others.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PcKiller;13178512 
All of them. like Dirt 2 and others.

If you're talking about a game you've bought on CD and want to download from steam instead, you can input the product code with "Activate a Product on Steam" under the games tab. Once you put in the CD Key, if it's valid and unused steam will add the game to your library.

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Edited by Envy23 - 4/18/11 at 2:23pm
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None of the Steam games should require CD/DVD to play:headscrat:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Envy23;13178532 
If you're talking about a game you've bought on CD and want to download from steam instead, you can input the product code with "Activate a Product on Steam" under the games tab. Once you put in the CD Key, if it's valid and unused steam will add the game to your library.

That is exactly what I was talking about. Thanks +1 rep to you.applaud.gif
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I guess im thinking of native steam games like modern warfare 2, left for dead 2...etc
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Not that many retail games on disc will activate on Steam. I think they have to be on this list to do so. So if you have Dirt 2 on disc you can't activate it on Steam and throw the disc away as it uses GFWL and not Steamworks.
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