I have recently started to explore possibility of playing ArmA 2 Combined Operations with mods, but the process seems to be a lot more annoying with steam version of the game, as there is no direct executable to launch combined operations, only some batch workaround by steam. I own also OFP Platinum, and i remember how easy was to run mods with it. I am all sad that steam version of ArmA 2 CO is so clumsy. Some advanced mods like ACE require more complex steps than just throwing PBO files in the directory. And while i believe there is a way to get everything running even with steam version, it seems like its not exactly walk in the park and you often have to get a lot more involved than you would usually like to and sacrifice a lot more time than you would like to just to get some simple things running.
So here is the thing. As i own both ArmA 2 and OA on steam with valid CD keys, is there any way i could get ahold of some installer, some game client perhaps, to deploy original ArmA 2 + OA, not Steam one, and then use my CD keys with it?
Thank you very much in advance.