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Steam / Origin licenses question

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by ic1male, 13 Feb 2018.

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  1. ic1male

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    So I recently bought "Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition" when it was on sale on Steam. Mainly for the big expansion pack. Gave it a play of all about 20 minutes and thought I can't be arsed with this so got a Steam refund. But perhaps a bit naughty of me, I added the key displayed in Steam to Origin and the game got added to my library there.

    That was about a month ago. Now today I've come to add Dead Space (currently free on Origin) and lo! Dragon Age has disappeared.

    How is this even possible? How can Steam revoke a game from my Origin library?
     
  2. skyripper

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    When you return a game to Steam, they pass the cost of the refund onto the game publisher. Presumably they also send them the steam key. It was probably Origin that removed your DA:O key not Steam.
     
  3. pestt

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    I think as it's a Steam game it just stops there. All Origin is doing is being a conduit. Once Steam deletes it, it's deleted everywhere.
     
  4. L0new0lf

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    Shame you didn't give the game a little longer, it's one of the best RPG's ever made.
     
  5. ic1male

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    Yes I agree. It's been many years since I played the base game (which is still in my Steam library and I loved it loads) but I just couldn't get to grips with the controls after such a long break. I'm so used to playing with controller now that mouse and keyboard feels alien to me. Plus I don't have the ideal setup for it - balancing a keyboard on one knee and a mouse and pad on the other isn't ideal for long RPGs. :D
     
  6. WantoN

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    I played on PS4 with a controller and loved it. Couldn't you use a controller for your PC.

    Steam link is brilliant
     
  7. ic1male

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    DA:O doesn’t natively support controllers on PC. I could try Steam Big Picture mode but I have no idea how that would work as there are loads of icons and menus to click about on the game.
     
  8. WantoN

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    Ah man that's a shame. Sounds like it would be a ball ache.

    Poor PC porting is bad enough without not even inheriting controller support.
     
  9. ic1male

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    Lol, no. It’s the other way round. Dragon Age Origins was a PC game first.
     
  10. NZXT30

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    lol I've heard it all regarding ports now.
     
  11. WantoN

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    If I'm wrong I'd love to be educated as to why fella, feel free.
     
  12. NZXT30

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    Like ic1male said it was a pc game first so designed for keyboard and mouse. When you see controller support on an isometric RPG is when you should worry.
     
  13. WantoN

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    I'm not sure I'd ever worry about controller implementation for a game, but thanks for informing about development for pc, good to know.

    As I said I loved it on PS4 and it's a real shame they didn't implement full controller support on PC as the OP may have been able to enjoy what is a brilliant game.
     
  14. x-st

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