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04-26-2010, 12:39 PM
Best all
I asked this already in another thread, but really need that awnser fast.
i'm sorry if tit is a stupid question, but if I bu a retail (package etc) will I still be able to connect it through steam.
Cause now, I can't invite friends via steam, cause i bought no games yett via steam.??
thanks in advanced

04-26-2010, 12:52 PM
I don't think you can put it in steam and download/update it through steam if you bought it in your local store.

This is the case with all games that are not created by Valve.

04-26-2010, 01:27 PM
I'm sure that you can link it to Steam so that you launch the game through it and it will notify your friends that you're playing SCC. However, I don't think that you'll be able to invite people on your Steam friends list through Steam itself.

I also agree with SneakySoft when it comes to updating/downloading additional content for the game. You'll probably have to go through the game site to do it instead of having Steam do it for you.

04-26-2010, 01:43 PM
yeh you can.

go to "GAMES" and the 1st option should be "activate a product on steam."

just type in the CD-key and it will automatically be installed in your steam account.

04-26-2010, 03:21 PM
has no idea what he is talking about. He is WRONG!

You can only activate certain games in Steam, and this is not one of them. When you buy through Steam it downloads a retail installation and just launches through Steam.

04-27-2010, 02:38 AM
Certain games can be activated on Steam and then download/update through Steam, but not all games. This is the list: https://support.steampowered.c...p?ref=7480-wusf-3601 (https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-wusf-3601)

04-27-2010, 05:38 AM
So, when I'm right.
if I buy the retail version, I still Can't invite friends thorugh steam, even If I link steam the teh shortcut, but it then it will say: no steam game (like I did with all my games) right??
And I think steam doesn't have any servers?
And I do understand that you have to update it yourself, if you don't buy it through steam http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

04-27-2010, 04:31 PM
Correct on all counts.

04-28-2010, 09:17 AM
Originally posted by Aj6627:
Correct on all counts.
sorry fot the late respond but thanks.
Now I got still one question, If I buy it through steam, will I laso get a serial key, I think so, because of the drm?/
But with this key, will I be able to add it to steam, you know, activating??