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Old 04-23-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Gold was released Feb 22 - Why is it still not on Steam?

Yes, I know we can buy the upgrade through Longbow Games but I would rather prefer to pay by simply using my Steam account.

Besides I would like the package to utilized Steam's automatic update feature.

When is Gold going to be on Steam?
It is already available on Impulse.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:45 PM   #2
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From what I gather you upgrade the Steam version to the Gold version for $9.99 at the developers site.

http://www.longbowgames.com/hegemony/buy/
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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From what I gather you upgrade the Steam version to the Gold version for $9.99 at the developers site.
How is this not in violation of Steam's 'exclusive' rules that removed certain EA games? It seems like the developer is using Steam to push what is essentially a introductory copy and requiring you to purchase the more complete version through the site. I realize that there are a lot of grey areas in my statement but it seems unfair that other DD sites have the gold version but Steam users are forced to go outside of Steam. I get the impression that Longbow Games are purposely doing this in order to encourage Steam users to buy outside the platform in order to make more money on the sale.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:06 PM   #4
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So if I don't have any copy (just read about it in PC Gamer!) and I buy gold from the site, do I get to redeem it on Steam?
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:04 AM   #5
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So if I don't have any copy (just read about it in PC Gamer!) and I buy gold from the site, do I get to redeem it on Steam?
Only add as non-Steam game
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:50 AM   #6
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Longbow Games simply wants to get a few extra dollars by avoiding Steam fees and forcing people to upgrade through their site. If you are going to treat Steam buyers in this fashion don't even put the original on Steam.

It is also interesting how the artwork submitted to Steam makes it look like you are getting the gold version.

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Old 10-31-2011, 04:43 PM   #7
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You know, Valve is known to reject applications to put games on Steam, especially from smaller developers. This was the case for yesterday's daily deal, Depths of Peril, in which the developers submitted an application for another one of their games, Din's Curse, to be added to Steam's catalog, but it was rejected without explanation (post #19 and on).

I would imagine that, in all likelihood, this is the same thing that happened to Longbow Games for the Gold version of Hegemony. That would be far more logical, after all. A small-time developer like Longbow is going to receive a lot more attention for their games on a platform like Steam, so it doesn't make sense to have the vanilla version here, and not the Gold, especially if most Steam buyers aren't going to be aware of its existence unless they visit the forums. Besides, why would they deliberately make upgrading to Gold a hassle for their customers when they're a small, relatively unknown developer? They can use all the sales they can get, so they might as well make it as convenient as possible to make the upgrade.

Something tells me this has more to do with decisions made by Valve/Steam than it does with Longbow Games.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:11 AM   #8
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Would be nice to find out what's going on here -- not going to buy gold from longbow directly
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:10 PM   #9
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Would be nice to find out what's going on here -- not going to buy gold from longbow directly
Berrex just told you! There's a large number of Developer's on Steam that I've seen with a similar scenario.

Just because Steam doesn't have it. Doesn't mean the devs didn't try and get it up there.

Besides...they had discounted it themselves too. I picked up vanilla off Steam, then Gold off their site for $14.30 dollars.

Still a great deal for what seems like a good game. (Only played for about 45 minutes now.)
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:58 PM   #10
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Whoever's fault it is, it's BS that they don't offer the upgrade on Steam. The dev should at least make a post explaining why it's not available via Steam.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #11
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Personally, it isn't a big deal for me in this case as it normally would be, but that's mostly because the upgrade means you get a full copy of the game without any DRM whatsoever (that includes Steam).

It is a bummer that it's not in Steam's catalog since it makes upgrading and patching less convenient, and an official explanation would be nice, but at least I got to download the installer, burn it to a disc for my own personal safe keeping (in addition to unlimited downloads from the developer's site), and have the game - and nothing else - installed on my computer. I can understand the frustration, but in my opinion, it's nothing to be up in arms over.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #12
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It's best to buy it from Gamersgate if you really want the Gold version. I got it at GG when it was on sale some months ago. I've seen it on sale there a couple of times now.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #13
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It will be on Steam fairly soon. Longbow mentioned it on their web site, and Hegemony Gold is listed in the Steam registry. So it's coming.
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