Originally Posted by theoneandonlymrk
and as for a previouse post ea wont let me tie crysis 1 to my account or a gr8 many other ea games,why not i do not know, again what does it matter ive a legit copy let me dl it into said ea games list - bit shit but then so is steamid go box copy only but no one sells em and id have tto dl half the game thru steam or origay anyway.
Well, unfortunately this isn't totally unreasonable. When you buy a game off Steam, you pay them for their infrastructure/overheads, bandwidth and profits. By buying it on a different platform, you've given them nothing, so they don't owe you anything.
In some cases you can tie the game to Steam. This likely because they've done a deal with the software house, where they got paid a fee for this.
Originally Posted by Batou1986
Also another reason not to use EA downloader stuff,
I remember when 2142 was on there dl service EA imposed a time limit on how long you would be able to re download and install the game,
something like 2 yr's or something then you would have to buy it again if you needed to reinstall.
It was hidden in the License agreement.
That seriously sucks - I'll stear clear. Thanks for letting us know.