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Drolfrawd 07-21-10 04:13 PM

Retail Game on Steam
 
I have added a non steam game to my steam account.
My question is how can i access steam's on line servers with this game.

Unreal2004

grey_1 07-21-10 04:22 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
You should have a place to enter or view the key under the games context menu. I don't have that one or I'd check for ya.

EDIT: Should be able to access servers after entering it...I think.

Drolfrawd 07-21-10 04:23 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
thanks grey. The game is part of anthology, key wasn't accepted , thought maybe i was doing it wrong. guess it would have to be a stand alone game.

grey_1 07-21-10 04:42 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
Gotcha. I thought if the game were available on steam it would work. Sorry I don't have an answer for you bro.

Or..any chance the I.P.s of the servers are available and join that way? It's still the same game unless the Anthology changed any content.

Drolfrawd 07-21-10 04:45 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
Thats a great idea grey, i'll google for the ip , but if anyone knows it then be grateful if they would post them here.
thanks

grey_1 07-21-10 04:47 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
Yw Drol - hope it works for you.

frenchy2k1 07-22-10 12:42 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
only some games bought at retail can be fully included into steam. The others will just link your normal install and steam will just be a convenient launcher.

Albo 07-22-10 01:14 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
Impossible.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-WUSF-3601
Unreal 2004, isn't in that list, so you cannot, sorry.
Unreal 3, will though.

bob saget 07-22-10 01:59 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
Exactly. If you add a non-steam game to steam, you cannot access any of the "features" of the game in steam (like finding friends who are playing it and joining their game.) Unless I am wrong, the only thing you can do is access the Steam "page" from ingame.

jeffmd 07-22-10 02:25 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
Adding non steam games does nothing more then provide a startup icon. Steam has no knowledge of the game in its servers and the game has no knowledge of steam so they share nothing. Unreal 2004 has its own browser system.

Drolfrawd 07-22-10 02:47 PM

Re: Retail Game on Steam
 
Thanks guys , i had no idea either way. now i know.
probs will just buy unreal3 on steam, but i think ut2004 is still a better game imo


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