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  • 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

    I coulda sworn someone made a post on whether EA allows you to install BF2 on 2 systems (ie. Desktop and Laptop) but I cant find it here in the forums.

    Im pretty sure that it would be impossible to play online from both at the same time but I dont want to try the install on my laptop and end up having my account suspended by the EA Nazis. Anyone know?
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    Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

    There isn't a problem installing on two systems. You can use the same account to log in as long as the other system isn't logged in at the same time.

    - It's who you game with.

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    • #3
      Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

      Sarc iis right. I have it on multiple systems and as long as only one is logged in you will have no problems.


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      • #4
        Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

        Yep, I have mine installed on multiple machines, it just wont let you log on from 2 diffrent locations at once.

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        • #5
          Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

          thats wierd...i have one on laptop and one on desktop...it allows me to login in under 2 different account names but doesnt let my play on the same server

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          • #6
            Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

            Wow, is it using the same account or diffrent accounts under the same CD key.

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            • #7
              Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

              Originally posted by DrunkenSoul
              thats wierd...i have one on laptop and one on desktop...it allows me to login in under 2 different account names but doesnt let my play on the same server
              If it's two different CD keys, it may be a problem with using the same Internet connection. Some games have problems when two computers on a LAN want to connect to the same server. It may be a confusion with which computer to send packets to or a PunkBuster cheat protection.

              - It's who you game with.

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              • #8
                Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

                It's one CD key. I have to computers and they can LAN together without any problems.
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                • #9
                  Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

                  Originally posted by =Sarc=
                  If it's two different CD keys, it may be a problem with using the same Internet connection. Some games have problems when two computers on a LAN want to connect to the same server. It may be a confusion with which computer to send packets to or a PunkBuster cheat protection.
                  its one key

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                  • #10
                    Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

                    Originally posted by DrunkenSoul
                    its one key
                    If it's one key then you can only have one system playing at a time. It doesn't matter if the accounts are different. The account only logs stats and isn't tied to the CD key. If you install on a computer with a CD key, that's the one used to authenticate when you use that computer. If it's playing on a LAN server, it'll probably work. Most games let you use the same key over LAN or by disconnecting the LAN from the Internet.

                    - It's who you game with.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

                      thats wierd...cuase i could swear me and my friend were able to play online on different servers at the same time with the same key installed on both computers

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                      • #12
                        Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

                        Read the EULA it is probably prohibited there. Other than that it shouldn't be a problem.

                        It used to be common to see an exception addendum to allow two installations with one key - the criterion being one is a mobile device and the other a 'permanent' workstation. One version of XP is that way.. I think it is XP Pro. Many Autodesk products ex. AutoCAD) have that exception in them.

                        I just spent a few minutes looking for the EULA but couldn't find it in any of the directories.. thats a bit odd. Anyhow, if you find the EULA, depending on how it is written, the master will probably prohibit the installation of the product on more than one computer at a time - but check the addendums to see if there is an exception to the master.

                        Are you guys using a 'No-CD' patch or a CD image to play?
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                        • #13
                          Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

                          Originally posted by P8riot
                          Are you guys using a 'No-CD' patch or a CD image to play?
                          Can you do that? I though PunkBuster would see this and prohbit someone from playing online.
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                          • #14
                            Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

                            Originally posted by P8riot
                            Read the EULA it is probably prohibited there. Other than that it shouldn't be a problem.

                            It used to be common to see an exception addendum to allow two installations with one key - the criterion being one is a mobile device and the other a 'permanent' workstation. One version of XP is that way.. I think it is XP Pro. Many Autodesk products ex. AutoCAD) have that exception in them.

                            I just spent a few minutes looking for the EULA but couldn't find it in any of the directories.. thats a bit odd. Anyhow, if you find the EULA, depending on how it is written, the master will probably prohibit the installation of the product on more than one computer at a time - but check the addendums to see if there is an exception to the master.

                            Are you guys using a 'No-CD' patch or a CD image to play?
                            But then again there is this addendum in my head that says, "I don't care about the EULA"
                            |TG| aschmack

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                            • #15
                              Re: 2 Systems, 1 CD KEY????

                              Originally posted by xRANSACKx
                              Can you do that? I though PunkBuster would see this and prohbit someone from playing online.
                              The NO-CD might be a problem but a CD image or mini-image is fine.

                              - It's who you game with.

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