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Ikak Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:35am
can't get to steam community in bioshock 1
I am playing the game, which I bought on amazon, and really enjoy it.
But i can't get to the steam community while playing, it really frustrates me.
It's ok in every other game, in every other game i can get to the steam community but in bioshock i can't. What should I do? I am activating any game through the Big Picture mode (if it matters).
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Gr3atsaga Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:38am 
You have retail, correct? Some of the retail games, when shortcuts are added to the game browser, still do not allow for the overlay. However, sometimes even with Steam Games, it will not allow you to use it, you can usually fix that by exiting the game and running it again.
Last edited by Gr3atsaga; Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:40am
Ikak Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:49am 
I am playing the game 3 days already so restarting didn't work, and what is retail?
Gr3atsaga Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:52am 
Retail means that the game is store bought, that you have a hard copy of the game (dvd disk, case, etc.) Most older store bought games cannot be "activated" on steam, but rather can be ran "through" steam allowing you to use the overlay, but for some games it still does not work.
Last edited by Gr3atsaga; Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:53am
Ikak Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:59am 
Then no, it's not retail, i bought in on amazon, it was a cd key.
Gr3atsaga Jan 6, 2013 @ 1:50pm 
So wait, do you mean that you bought a steam cd key off of Amazon for Bioshock? Then you activated the cd key on Steam?
Ikak Jan 7, 2013 @ 5:39am 
Yep, I downloaded the game through steam and I am playing it. It all works fine and I really enjoy it but I just can't get to the steam community in the game (Shift+Tab or Controller home button).
Skylander Jan 9, 2013 @ 12:11am 
Amazon allows for steam activation of games. It's weird, but it works.
Skylander Jan 9, 2013 @ 12:11am 
But it means you have the retail version. No Steam overlay or achievements.
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Date Posted: Jan 6, 2013 @ 11:35am
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