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Old 03-27-2010, 08:32 AM   #1
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Question Activate a product on steam

Hello guys i was wondering If i buy a game in a store lets say Mass Effect 2 (BOXED) and i put the serial code in Activate a product on steam will it be installed on steam and be showd in my Games list?
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:35 AM   #2
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:02 AM   #3
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Mass Effect 2 is not a steamworks title and can not be activated on steam.

This is the full list of retail games that can be activated on steam: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-wusf-3601
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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Hey, does anybody know if I activate a product on steam with the steam trading beta up and (at least) semi-running,
1. Will it give me the option to add the games to my library or inventory?
2. If I already have some of the games, say if the code I'm activating is a pack of games, will it add them to my inventory, or will they be lost in limbo?
3. Will it tell me I already have some or all of the games, and eat my product code?

I looked all over the forums and couldn't find a good answer for any of these. I sent in a ticket to steam support and they straight up refused to answer my question, saying that:
"Thank you for contacting Steam Support.

We do not offer technical support for the Steam beta.

You may, however, be able to find helpful information in the Team Fortress 2 Beta forums"
Which was not helpful to me.
An answer would be gratefully appreciated.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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Activated retail games get added to your account and will not be giftable. If you want to trade a game, buy it on Steam as a gift.

P.S.: Why did you bump a thread that is 17 months old?
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