When you try to pre-order Crysis and you want to download it you have to pay an extra $5.95 for this.
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Protect your purchase with Extended Download Service. We will keep a back-up copy of your digital file should you need to re-download it for any reason. This service will enable you to make multiple downloads of digital computer software products purchased in a single order and downloaded from this website for a period of two (2) years after the date of purchase.
After this new version of download manager and the new rules, its much better buy the retail version because they want to take 5$ more each time you download the games and this can happend a lot, por ex after you format the hard drive or install a new OS, myself all ready install BF2142 about 7 times from the downloader, but this is the last game i bought a game this way!!
Have a look at this post that i saw on other forum, its a way of saving the files and burning on cd after you donwload from EA
downloader, i never tried but should work: