GFWL Removal and More of Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered
First up I want to say sorry for just how long it has taken to move DiRT 3 to Steamworks and I would also like to thank you all for keeping up the pressure on us to move it over. Every day I have over a hundred notifications on my Steam account, there are threads thousands of comments deep about it and countless Tweets and Facebook messages - while you’d think it would be the kind of thing that would bug the hell out of me, you’d be wrong.
It just goes to show that you guys love DiRT and care about it a lot; I’m hoping you’ll bring that passion with you for where we’re going next...
...Anyway before I get into trouble, I’m pleased to announce that DiRT 3 is now available with 100% less Games for Windows Live.
As a thank you for your patience over this last year we’ll be upgrading everybody who owns DiRT 3 to the DiRT 3 Complete Edition, which will include all of our DLC for no extra cost.
If you currently have the GFWL version of DiRT 3 in your Steam Library you should now also have access to the DiRT 3 Complete Edition which should already be there in your list of owned games. To play it simply select it from your library and click install. (Give it some time to show up if you are checking this right after posting)
However if you own a boxed PC copy of DiRT 3 or have a Games For Window Live CD Key you can now activate that CD key on Steam.
To do so simply follow the below steps:
Load up your Steam Client
Click “Add a game” found in the bottom left of the window
Click “Activate a product on Steam”
Follow the instructions and when asked enter your CD Key into the “Product Code” box (be sure to use CAPS and include the hyphens)
Your code will then be verified and the DiRT 3 Complete Edition will be added to your library
And you’re good to go!
Those who originally purchased the game via Steam will notice that the now old GFWL version of DiRT 3 will still be in your library. You will still be able to play this version but it will still include Games for Windows Live and you won’t have access to the Complete Edition content in the old version – nothing will have changed with that older version.
Due to the differences with the two versions unfortunately your save files will not be compatible with each other. We know it sucks and we are sorry but it was unavoidable.
As an added bonus if you also happen to own a Mac you will now have access to the DiRT 3 Complete Edition via Steam on that too.
And of-course we’ve also included a set of Steam Trading cards for you to collect and added all of the original DiRT 3 achievements.
Finally thank you again for sticking with us and a big thank you to the rather awesome people at Feral Interactive who helped us with the work.
Keep it lit.
If it's not showing for you just give it a while to show up - To those asking I can confirm you will all get the Complete Edition if you already own a version of DiRT 3 with GFWL