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Old November 20, 2010, 07:58 PM
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Default I'm A Bit Confused

Hi there.

So a while back I bought bad company 2 as a retail DVD ROM copy, from NCIX. It was actually my first RETAIL PC game that I had ever bought, because I would only buy games from Steam, and was so used to Steam. I was a bit hesitant at first, but it was way cheaper than the steam version, so I went for it.

It has been a while since I installed it, and I have unlocked every weapon, etc etc, level 26 etc etc. I had not known any thing about retail games and I had wanted to use the game as a Steam game. However I didn't know how, so I popped the disk in and installed. And I link my steam account to the install directory of bad company 2. So now whenever I launch the game, the friends see (my name) is playing BFBC2Game. And Also that is the title of bad company 2 in my Steam library.

It is kinda stupid and ugly, and I was wondering if there was a way to switch my copy over to a Steam game, because I want to get the Vietnam expansion when it comes out, and I don't know how I would set up the expansion with a non-Steam game (I have said before I know nothing about physical copy PC games). I also never saw a CD key when I installed my copy, when I bought it from NCIX. I have a memory in my head that I had been looking for a key for like an hour on the box, and never found one, but when I installed the game it had never had asked for a key... Or something like that.

Is there a way to find out the key of the copy I have installed atm, electronically? Can I switch over my copy to a Steam copy somehow? If I do something that involves uninstalling, will my multiplayer stuff be erased, or is it saved to my EA account?

Sorry for the shitty novel guys.

Thanks in advance.

-s288
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