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ShadowDance
03-06-2011, 11:19 AM
So i bought SonicDX: Directors Cut a loooong time ago and have enjoyed having it around for future playthroughs, but have always hated the 2 disc installation, and now that i am with a computer without a CD drive i cannot install this, so i was thrilled to see it released on steam, but since the game have no CD-Key i cannot add it to my global steam account so i can download and install for my other computer or store it "online" for future computers.


is there a way i can add this game to my steam account without having to " add non steam game " or buying it again?

DasMatze
03-06-2011, 11:36 AM
Since this question gets asked about 30 times a day, it's sad to see no one stickied a link to this page: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-WUSF-3601#which

ShadowDance
03-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Since this question gets asked about 30 times a day, it's sad to see no one stickied a link to this page: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-WUSF-3601#which


actually looked for a similar post, but these forums have no search function. but thanks,

Shakey_Jake33
03-06-2011, 11:45 AM
The Steam version is actually very different to the previous PC release, contrary to what you may have read, so there's no way to add the previous release to Steam.

ShadowDance
03-06-2011, 11:49 AM
The Steam version is actually very different to the previous PC release, contrary to what you may have read, so there's no way to add the previous release to Steam.

so basically i would have to buy a game that i already own. no thanks.

but thanks for the replies

Shakey_Jake33
03-06-2011, 11:51 AM
Well, it's different port to what you already own. But I sympathise with you.

McChadworth
03-28-2011, 08:08 PM
If you own the discs and they are in working order use another computer that has a cd drive, and use a program to rip them to ISO files (http://download.cnet.com/One-click-ISO-Ripper/3000-7970_4-10854419.html.) Take these to your computer on a external hard drive or memory stick and put them on your hard drive. From there you can use a program like Daemon Tools to load them up as a virtual CD to install and play.

Besides, you have the superior version of the game that both works, and possesses 12 unlockable Game Gear games that have been stripped from the new versions. You can also add it to steam as a non-steam game if you like the community features.

Rogersdead
03-29-2011, 04:10 AM
so basically i would have to buy a game that i already own. no thanks.

but thanks for the replies

Of course you would. Or did you expect steam to give you a free game just because you bought it ages ago from somewhere else?