Play with no CD?

#1TheRamerPosted 12/8/2010 6:46:08 AM

I was wondering if there was a way to play Black Ops on PC without having to put in your CD every time or keep it in the drive WITHOUT having to use Steam.

Bad Company 2 and even Battlefield 2 has been patched to no longer require the DVD, and I was hoping that Black Ops would have the same thing. I'm at a point where my disc drive is hardly ever used on my PC.

Also: does BO have an automatic updated for patches if you install without Steam?


#2SaffronGhostPosted 12/8/2010 6:48:26 AM
So many failures.
#3TheRamer(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2010 7:12:15 AM

Oh man, if only I had thought to use Google before posting on a forum. :roll:

But that's so much more work.

I appreciate the help.

#4antknotPosted 12/8/2010 7:12:33 AM
You can't install without steam unless its pirate. You don't need the disk in drive when you open the game through steam.
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#5neela147Posted 12/8/2010 7:38:00 AM
Erm ... pretty sure you can't run this game without Steam (unless you're trying to run a pirated version!) ... and the CD is definitely NOT required in the drive when playing.
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#6TheRamer(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2010 7:49:52 AM

Thanks for the help guys, first straight answer I've received.

I was under the impression that you could do with or without Steam... only games I know that require Steam are ValvE but no matter. I appreciate it!

#7SaffronGhostPosted 12/8/2010 7:58:45 AM
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#8Printul_NoptiiPosted 12/11/2010 12:53:36 AM

You DONT need to play this game using a DVD ! Remember this game is a steam game which means your retail disc will turn into a simply back up disc after you activated your game to your steam account using the serial key. I have the retail version and once I installed the game and registered the serial key to my account there was no need for the disc anymore playing this.

#9xan46Posted 12/13/2010 10:48:03 AM
COD uses steam cloud to store players levels and unlocks. I believe all steam cloud games require steam, like MW2.
#10SpeccopsPosted 12/15/2010 6:22:31 AM
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Download it and Enjoy!