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Anam Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:40pm
activating on Steam?
I already own this game from long before Steam was even a glint in Gabe Newell's eye. (I own Immortal Throne, too.) Therefore, I was wondering: Is there a way to get this game on Steam without having to buy the game I already own?

I have tried to put in the Install Code on the back of the manual into Add A Game > Activate a Product on Steam ... but that doesn't recognize the code.

thanks for any help.
Last edited by Anam; Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:41pm
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sherlock Oct 8, 2012 @ 11:49am 
You can only add it as a "Non-Steam Game". To do this just select "add a Non-Steam Game to My Library" under "Games". You will be able to able to use the steam overlay and set a custom image so it fits in nicely but it won't be able to profit from steam services like patching.

Hope that helps.
Anam Oct 8, 2012 @ 12:57pm 
that's what I was afraid of. Damn.
Azorean Eve Nov 2, 2012 @ 5:20pm 
But will steam be accepting more games to be added by the activation code? I have this problem with not only this game but literally every other game I have from before I knew about steam and this is really annoying.
sherlock Nov 2, 2012 @ 5:56pm 
Unfortunately Valve will not be willing and able to support games that were not purched over steam. Reasons for this are:

1) The services steam provides with the games they sell (autopatching, steamworks, cloud etc.) do create costs that need to be covered.
2) Valve cannot possibly identify every cd-key of every game that potentially isn't even sold over steam.
3) There are certain adjustments to the software that the creator of the software has to do in order to run properly on steam and support the steam features.
4) If Valve were to make the feature possible they would also have to process all support requests if there were problems with the implementation, which would also lead to added cost for something that never generated any income.

You can, as mentioned before, add every game to your library as a "non-steam game" and select a nice custom image for it so that it blends in nicely in your library. You'll be able to use the overlay and your friends will be able to see what you're playing.

Hope I could shed some light on the subject. I can understand that many would wish for the possibility to add non steam games to their steam library to benefit from all steam features but it's neither technically easily possible nor economically interesting for valve since it would add a lot more costs without any revenue.
Last edited by sherlock; Nov 2, 2012 @ 6:03pm
Anam Nov 2, 2012 @ 8:21pm 
makes sense. It's a pity for us, the consumers, but it makes sense.
Azorean Eve Nov 3, 2012 @ 9:13am 
Agreed. Thanks for the explanation.
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Date Posted: Oct 7, 2012 @ 10:40pm
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