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Thread: Buying OA off steam while already having A2

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    Buying OA off steam while already having A2

    Guys, I've bought Arma II long time ago when it was first released. Now I want to get back to the game, but I have a problem.
    I bought it when it wasn't steam, so i can't activate it here. I want to buy operation arrowhead on steam now. Will I get combined operations after buying it?
    It really bothers me if I can't join all the servers cuz the first game wasn't steam when I bought it...

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    Hi, welcome to BIS forums!

    It shouldn't matter, the Arma2OA.exe will do what its supposed to do whether you got it off steam or from disc.
    I see no issues, but for combined Operations, you will need to install OA into the Arma2 directory.

    Your probably should be using the steam thread for your question if your going to buy OA from steam,
    I personally dont have any BIS games on steam, all disc except for OA which i downloaded from Sprocket, and had no issues.
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    I have this exact same issue with a hard copy of vanilla Arma 2 and a Steam copy of OA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Günter Severloh View Post
    you will need to install OA into the Arma2 directory.
    How do you do this when it's a Steam game? If I move the files out of the steam/steamapps/common directory, Steam won't be able to run the game, so would I install vanilla ArmA2 into the OA directory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saffer06 View Post
    I have this exact same issue with a hard copy of vanilla Arma 2 and a Steam copy of OA.
    How do you do this when it's a Steam game? If I move the files out of the steam/steamapps/common directory, Steam won't be able to run the game, so would I install vanilla ArmA2 into the OA directory?
    You don't have to do either. Just set your original arma 2 game folder as a mod path, and it will run it as CO no matter where you have it installed.

    "-mod=C:\Program Files (x86)\Bohemia Interactive\arma 2;"

    Or better yet, use a good launcher.
    http://forums.bistudio.com/showthrea...er-launcher%29
    http://forums.bistudio.com/showthrea...by-alpinestars
    http://forums.bistudio.com/showthrea...-Game-Launcher (my personal favorite)
    http://www.six-updater.net/p/download.html
    Last edited by TheCapulet; Apr 11 2012 at 06:20.

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