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Old 12-25-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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PC CD vs DVD

I just got Battlefront 2 for the PC on CD. Should I trade it in for the DVD version? (Fewer discs to install, better video?)

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Old 12-26-2005, 12:47 AM   #2
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I don't know about what other features the dvd has, but the video on the CD set isn't all that bad, any "grit" would actually fit the setting well.


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Old 12-26-2005, 08:17 AM   #3
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I got the DVD for the simplicity of installing the entire game from one disc.


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Old 12-26-2005, 08:23 AM   #4
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Video quality will be no different. Game runs from the hard disk, not CD/DVD. DVD just means less disks to swap out during install.


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Old 12-26-2005, 12:08 PM   #5
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According to the LucasArts' tech support site, there is no difference between the CD and DVD versions of the game.



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Old 12-26-2005, 02:47 PM   #6
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I got the DVD version... works fine. I like not messing with multiple discs. Ever multi-disc game should be on DVD, IMO. Who still doesn't have a DVD drive?

What bothered me, though, is that the DVD version came as 1 DVD in a 4 disc box.


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Old 12-26-2005, 04:06 PM   #7
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...Who still doesn't have a DVD drive?...
Many more people than who have DVD drives.



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Old 12-27-2005, 10:32 AM   #8
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Well, there are also those people also have some arcane computers who runs on hamster wheels... should we start selling the game in floppy versions now? :3

I am unfortunate enough to get the game in CD version, it annoyed me as there is no no-cd patch for it and cd version takes multiple boots to run the game successfully cause of the securom feature by that stupid securom company (where each and every member should be hanged by their own nasal hair for making such a stupid and dysfunctional so-called security module)
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:17 AM   #9
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I'd take a floppy version, punch card would be nice too. Yea, I don't like those cd checks. Compaines need to start trusting their consumers.



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Old 12-28-2005, 03:00 PM   #10
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Yeah, the mistrust on customer thing sucks... Well there is the CD Key already to stop people from whoring out online play. CD Protection is proven to be ineffective, since those hack images are everywhere now already. Then why make things annoying for the honest customers?

I mean, I am actually looking for no-CD solution cause the protection annoys me, and I have having to change my CDs around for different games. It actually causes me to play BF2 LESS rather than more... I can play BF1 with no-CD, and while I prefer BF2 as a game, BF1 is less of a hassle cause of the no-CD patch. If Unreal can figure out the negative effects of cd-checks (esp securom) LA should definitely think about it.

Buy the DVD version, at least its less of a pain when the test comes up (higher success rate in general)
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:20 PM   #11
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I got the DVD version... works fine. I like not messing with multiple discs. Ever multi-disc game should be on DVD, IMO. Who still doesn't have a DVD drive?

What bothered me, though, is that the DVD version came as 1 DVD in a 4 disc box.
lmao, that would have scared me so bad, I probably would have taken it back

as for DVD drives, when I built my comp, i decided that if i wanted a DVD, i'd go use a DVD player on the HDTV, lol maybe i'm just too lazy to buy a simple 30-80$ DVD drive and install it, i think i'd rather spend the money on my next mobo upgrade or something
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