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Steam achievements not for retail version.

Postby Lithilk » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:20 pm

I bought the Limited Edition Multiwinia Box-set (http://store.introversion.co.uk/product ... ucts_id=61) and I want to try and do the achievements that the Steam version has. I use Steam often and would like to run Multiwinia off Steam and get all the benefits of doing so. Is this possible? Is this issue going to be covered?
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Postby MarvintheParanoidAndroid » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:39 pm

If you want all the benefits of the Steam version, you'll have to buy it from Steam (as with most games). You can add a shortcut to let you launch it through Steam (and use the Steam community overlay, for example), but other than that, the answer to your questions is most likely no, and no.
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Postby Lithilk » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:51 pm

But isn't that a tad unfair? I mean, I'd have to buy a second copy and all. I already have 3 copies of Darwinia. :|
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Postby Shwart!! » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:18 pm

I'm pretty sure running the Steam MW demo and authenticating with your Authkey works.
I tested it for online play, and I had no trouble.

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Postby RabidZombie » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:06 am

Unfortunately, you don't get any achievements. ;)
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Postby xander » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:16 am

Lithilk wrote:But isn't that a tad unfair? I mean, I'd have to buy a second copy and all. I already have 3 copies of Darwinia. :|

I don't see how that is unfair. When you buy the Steam version from Valve, you are paying for all of the perks (or disadvantages) that come from Valve. If you do not pay Valve, then what motivation do they have to support you, and give you Steam perks? To me, it seems unfair to demand that Valve provide support to people that haven't paid them any money.

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Postby Lithilk » Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:10 am

xander wrote:
Lithilk wrote:But isn't that a tad unfair? I mean, I'd have to buy a second copy and all. I already have 3 copies of Darwinia. :|

I don't see how that is unfair. When you buy the Steam version from Valve, you are paying for all of the perks (or disadvantages) that come from Valve. If you do not pay Valve, then what motivation do they have to support you, and give you Steam perks? To me, it seems unfair to demand that Valve provide support to people that haven't paid them any money.


I suppose you're right. *sigh* I'll have to buy a second copy.
Thank you anyway, guys.
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Postby ynbniar » Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:02 pm

You would expect Valve to want paid for the added extra of achievements which was why I was surprised I could register my World of Goo and get achievements for free.
I guess 2D Boy have a different arangement with Valve.
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Postby MarvintheParanoidAndroid » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:56 pm

ynbniar wrote:You would expect Valve to want paid for the added extra of achievements which was why I was surprised I could register my World of Goo and get achievements for free.
I guess 2D Boy have a different arangement with Valve.

That was only a temporary arrangement for those who pre-ordered World of Goo (before they knew it would be available on Steam) though, right? I would imagine it's more of a special exception.
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Postby ynbniar » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:21 pm

MarvintheParanoidAndroid wrote:
ynbniar wrote:That was only a temporary arrangement for those who pre-ordered World of Goo (before they knew it would be available on Steam) though, right? I would imagine it's more of a special exception.


True, though judging by the time it took to issue all the pre-order links it would seem to be a significant number of people.
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Postby scottystreet » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:57 am

They are only available on the Steam version. That's why it's called 'Steam Achivements'.
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