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I am going to get a retail of Cod4 Mw2 soon. I just want to ask that is it possible to attach(?) my Cod4 Mw2 cd key into Steam?

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    CoD MW2 is through steam only, i think.
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    Posted by MAELKEMANDEN

    CoD MW2 is through steam only, i think.

    Nope. I saw it in a retail store and it is actually cheaper by a few bucks than Steam.
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    Posted by MAELKEMANDEN

    CoD MW2 is through steam only, i think.

    CoD MW aint (cod4) .. it uses Punkbuster. Maby they'll use PB in mw2 aswell?
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    Yes, you HAVE to register it on Steam, you probably won't be able to play it without, beacuse all updates etc are handled through Steam, except for mp gaming. That's what IW.Net is for.
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    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC.
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    You install off disk but activation is required through steam. I have it and just installed it.
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    Posted by SGT_kick_ur_ass

    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC. This means that even thoguh you buy the game today, you will not be able to play it until Friday.

    Why does that mean we can't play until friday? How does steam have the power to stop us? And for that matter.. why?
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    Posted by SGT_kick_ur_ass

    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC.

    What he said.

    No matter where you buy COD MW2 PC, it will have to go through Steam.
    So to answer you question simply:

    Yes
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    Posted by MAELKEMANDEN

    CoD MW2 is through steam only, i think.

    CoD MW aint (cod4) .. it uses Punkbuster. Maby they'll use PB in mw2 aswell?

    they already confirmed that its using VAC
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    Posted by SGT_kick_ur_ass

    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC.

    ..my friend is playing it on the PC right now?
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    Posted by SGT_kick_ur_ass

    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC.


    I cant install mine, maxes out the install bar then just doesnt say finish or anything else O_O.
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    Normally you can just install your MW2 on PC, if you have a retail version, if you buy it over Steam, you have wait until the 12. 11. (Thursday) for whatever reason! :P
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    If you buy over steam you can only play it when its released on the date steam says. Buy retail and you get to play right away.
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    Posted by TheDark

    Posted by SGT_kick_ur_ass

    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC.

    ..my friend is playing it on the PC right now?


    Your friend is playing using Steam. If you buy retail, you can play as soon as it's installed. If you purchase through Steam, you have to wait a few mroe days(fucking ridiculous)
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    Posted by SGT_kick_ur_ass

    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC.

    ..my friend is playing it on the PC right now?


    Your friend is playing using Steam. If you buy retail, you can play as soon as it's installed. If you purchase through Steam, you have to wait a few mroe days(fucking ridiculous)

    Ah, okay. Yeah, because I bought it at Best Buy.. and I just beat the single player. Let me tell you, that single player.. blew my mind.
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    MW2 is a let down with the multiplayer. The story is awesome and the spec ops makes for a little more win in the batch. But the Multiplayer maps are small as fuck. Take into account plz.
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    Posted by Job_For_A_Cowboy
    I have it and just installed it.

    you're lucky :D

    it's 8 in the morning and I have to wait till midnight to play it :S
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    Thanks for the answers. I will be getting it tomorrow. Can't wait!
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  • 8y
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    Posted by MAELKEMANDEN

    CoD MW2 is through steam only, i think.

    Nope. I saw it in a retail store and it is actually cheaper by a few bucks than Steam.


    I got it in stores.
    Yes it does, Any game that Advertises as through steam only hence All valve games an certain indie games, Will have a diff type of Exe style, instead it starts up steam or installs it to a CD key page, if u have a steam games you'd have seen it before then u enter ur CD key then it installs the game to the hd via the DVD.

    So it will force u to use steam...
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    Posted by ҳzееD

    Posted by MAELKEMANDEN

    CoD MW2 is through steam only, i think.

    CoD MW aint (cod4) .. it uses Punkbuster. Maby they'll use PB in mw2 aswell?


    Dude the've made so many threads about this, it's not even related to the topic.

    But the answer is no, it uses VAC
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    Posted by SGT_kick_ur_ass

    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC. This means that even thoguh you buy the game today, you will not be able to play it until Friday.

    Why does that mean we can't play until friday? How does steam have the power to stop us? And for that matter.. why?


    No if u bouth it in stores u get instant acces but ppl who bouth online will wait til nov 12

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    When you buy it retail can you just install from the disc? I know it might be a stupid question but I had problems with games like fear 2 which you need steam.
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    Posted by Job_For_A_Cowboy

    Posted by SGT_kick_ur_ass

    All PC retail copies of Modern Warfare 2 must be activated through Steam because it uses VAC.

    I cant install mine, maxes out the install bar then just doesnt say finish or anything else O_O.


    Second disc o_0
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    Posted by MAELKEMANDEN

    CoD MW2 is through steam only, i think.

    CoD MW aint (cod4) .. it uses Punkbuster. Maby they'll use PB in mw2 aswell?


    Dude the've made so many threads about this, it's not even related to the topic.

    But the answer is no, it uses VAC

    To inform you, that post is 3 days old.

    I've been away from gaming a while due to school, and I was also unshure.. hence the question mark.
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    Posted by MAELKEMANDEN

    CoD MW2 is through steam only, i think.

    Nope. I saw it in a retail store and it is actually cheaper by a few bucks than Steam.

    You can buy CS:S too retail but have to activate it on Steam as well. So your argument is invalid.
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    I have the retail version of MW2,I activated the cd key on steam and installed the game from the DVD and it works trough steam also it uses not PB,it uses VAC
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    Posted by Deadman

    I have the retail version of MW2,I activated the cd key on steam and installed the game from the DVD and it works trough steam also it uses not PB,it uses VAC

    Yous late.
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    Posted by haxorfox

    Posted by Deadman

    I have the retail version of MW2,I activated the cd key on steam and installed the game from the DVD and it works trough steam also it uses not PB,it uses VAC

    Yous late.


    Agreed.
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