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How do you add an existing account to Steam?

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Thellorms Nor'Fein
Federal Bounty Services
#1 - 2014-01-20 02:18:14 UTC
Alright, I've searched as diligently as I could to find an answer to this question, but to no avail. Too many forum posts asking this very question went off topic and NEVER recovered. So my question is simple, and I'm hoping someone here has a straight answer. If your a dev reading this, I'd really appreciate an official response (but understand if your much too busy for us small folk)

So how do you add your existing account to Steam? No, I'm not talking about installing the demo/trial and using your log in information with that. No, I'm not talking about adding a non-steam game to the library.

So why do I want to do this? Because I want to enjoy full steam support for EVE Online. I want to track how many hours I've played, I want to browse the community pages, I want my friends to see what I'm playing and being able to track down the game in steam to play it themselves, I WANT IT TO BE OFFICIAL!

Ahh, Jita... - http://i.imgur.com/UHGT4xc.jpg

Nevyn Auscent
Broke Sauce
#2 - 2014-01-20 03:08:07 UTC
You don't want to know how many hours you spend on EVE, really.
Brock Nelson
#3 - 2014-01-20 03:37:24 UTC
There are other ways of finding out how long you've been playing eve.

Signature removed, CCP Phantom

Batelle
Filthy Peasants
#4 - 2014-01-20 03:41:27 UTC
those seem like rather silly reasons to hand over the keys to your eve account to some third-party vendor.

"**CCP is changing policy, and has asked that we discontinue the bonus credit program after November 7th. So until then, enjoy a super-bonus of 1B Blink Credit for each 60-day GTC you buy!"**

Never forget.

Arsine Mayhem
Doomheim
#5 - 2014-01-20 04:00:53 UTC
You could always try raptr.com if you want to broadcast your game usage.

Although I have no idea why you'd want to.
Thellorms Nor'Fein
Federal Bounty Services
#6 - 2014-01-20 20:32:49 UTC
None of the above truly answers the original question here. I'm asking HOW (or if) it can be done. I am NOT asking whether you think it's silly or makes sense.

Ahh, Jita... - http://i.imgur.com/UHGT4xc.jpg

Billy McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#7 - 2014-01-20 20:34:35 UTC
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
None of the above truly answers the original question here. I'm asking HOW (or if) it can be done. I am NOT asking whether you think it's silly or makes sense.


Im not sure your will is important in GD

"Thread locked for being deemed a total loss." - ISD Ezwal

Kimmi Chan
Tastes Like Purple
#8 - 2014-01-20 20:34:36 UTC
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
None of the above truly answers the original question here. I'm asking HOW (or if) it can be done. I am NOT asking whether you think it's silly or makes sense.


None of the above posters knows the answer to your questions BECAUSE they think it's silly or makes no sense.

"Grr Kimmi  Nerf Chans!" ~Jenn aSide

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ElQuirko
Protus Correction Facility Inc.
#9 - 2014-01-20 20:35:46 UTC
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
So how do you add your existing account to Steam? No, I'm not talking about installing the demo/trial and using your log in information with that. No, I'm not talking about adding a non-steam game to the library.

Well, this is the best way, so otherwise you're buggered AFAIK.

Dodixie > Hek

Thellorms Nor'Fein
Federal Bounty Services
#10 - 2014-01-20 20:38:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Thellorms Nor'Fein
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
None of the above truly answers the original question here. I'm asking HOW (or if) it can be done. I am NOT asking whether you think it's silly or makes sense.


None of the above posters knows the answer to your questions BECAUSE they think it's silly or makes no sense.


I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that this is what forums have come down to these days. Those without any knowledge to answer a thread like this must feel the need express their feelings on it regardless, offering nothing constructive what so ever. It's like I opened my own counselors office. "Come... tell me how you FEEL!" lol

ElQuirko wrote:
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
So how do you add your existing account to Steam? No, I'm not talking about installing the demo/trial and using your log in information with that. No, I'm not talking about adding a non-steam game to the library.

Well, this is the best way, so otherwise you're buggered AFAIK.


Best response I've got so far, thank you.

Ahh, Jita... - http://i.imgur.com/UHGT4xc.jpg

Thellorms Nor'Fein
Federal Bounty Services
#11 - 2014-01-20 20:43:30 UTC
Let's try something else...

1) Does each EVE account have a CD-Key per say that can be looked up and added via Steam's redeeming system? I'm going to hope, but I'm going to guess not...

That being said,

2) As much as I hate the idea of paying for the game twice, if I purchased it on Steam, forgot the notion of another account, and used my existing account's information instead, then can I reasonably expect Steam to respect this, offering all the bells and whistles with my old account instead of the new one? I really don't see why not.

Has anyone here done #2? If it comes down to it, I suppose that's what I'll have to do.

Ahh, Jita... - http://i.imgur.com/UHGT4xc.jpg

Kimmi Chan
Tastes Like Purple
#12 - 2014-01-20 20:44:32 UTC
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
None of the above truly answers the original question here. I'm asking HOW (or if) it can be done. I am NOT asking whether you think it's silly or makes sense.


None of the above posters knows the answer to your questions BECAUSE they think it's silly or makes no sense.


I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that this is what forums have come down to these days. Those without any knowledge to answer a thread like this must feel the need express their feelings on it regardless, offering nothing constructive what so ever. It's like I opened my own counselors office. "Come... tell me how you FEEL!" lol


I feel pretty.

"Grr Kimmi  Nerf Chans!" ~Jenn aSide

www.eve-radio.com  Join Eve Radio channel in game!

Thellorms Nor'Fein
Federal Bounty Services
#13 - 2014-01-20 20:45:41 UTC
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
None of the above truly answers the original question here. I'm asking HOW (or if) it can be done. I am NOT asking whether you think it's silly or makes sense.


None of the above posters knows the answer to your questions BECAUSE they think it's silly or makes no sense.


I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that this is what forums have come down to these days. Those without any knowledge to answer a thread like this must feel the need express their feelings on it regardless, offering nothing constructive what so ever. It's like I opened my own counselors office. "Come... tell me how you FEEL!" lol


I feel pretty.


Oh so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and bright
And I pity
Any girl who isn't me tonight

Oh, wait...

Ahh, Jita... - http://i.imgur.com/UHGT4xc.jpg

Billy McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#14 - 2014-01-20 20:48:56 UTC


1) No


2) I dont imagine so, but then I wouldn't trust Steam with my cat's name, let alone the keys to my EvE account.

This isnt hassle, this is a word of friendly advice;

Keep your EvE and your Steam seperate.

"Thread locked for being deemed a total loss." - ISD Ezwal

Rasta Shreds
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#15 - 2014-01-20 20:50:25 UTC
Thellorms Nor'Fein wrote:
Alright, I've searched as diligently as I could to find an answer to this question, but to no avail. Too many forum posts asking this very question went off topic and NEVER recovered. So my question is simple, and I'm hoping someone here has a straight answer. If your a dev reading this, I'd really appreciate an official response (but understand if your much too busy for us small folk)

So how do you add your existing account to Steam? No, I'm not talking about installing the demo/trial and using your log in information with that. No, I'm not talking about adding a non-steam game to the library.

So why do I want to do this? Because I want to enjoy full steam support for EVE Online. I want to track how many hours I've played, I want to browse the community pages, I want my friends to see what I'm playing and being able to track down the game in steam to play it themselves, I WANT IT TO BE OFFICIAL!


Last time I checked, you can't.

You either:

1) Buy EVE key from Steam and play with this key;
2) Buy EVE key from website and don't use Steam;

Here you can see what kind of keys you can input through Steam:
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7480-WUSF-3601#which

CCP's keys aren't in that list, meaning you simply cannot unless CCP tells the opposite in which case I'd be amazingly happy to learn it.

So yeah, please any dev wanting to enlighten us on this?
Kimmi Chan
Tastes Like Purple
#16 - 2014-01-20 20:52:36 UTC
Billy McCandless wrote:


1) No


2) I dont imagine so, but then I wouldn't trust Steam with my cat's name, let alone the keys to my EvE account.

This isnt hassle, this is a word of friendly advice;

Keep your EvE and your Steam seperate.


Also don't let your meat loaf and don't let your pussy willow.

"Grr Kimmi  Nerf Chans!" ~Jenn aSide

www.eve-radio.com  Join Eve Radio channel in game!

Billy McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#17 - 2014-01-20 20:54:46 UTC
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Billy McCandless wrote:


1) No


2) I dont imagine so, but then I wouldn't trust Steam with my cat's name, let alone the keys to my EvE account.

This isnt hassle, this is a word of friendly advice;

Keep your EvE and your Steam seperate.


Also don't let your meat loaf and don't let your ***** willow.



Do NOT cross the streams

It would be very bad

"Thread locked for being deemed a total loss." - ISD Ezwal

Kimmi Chan
Tastes Like Purple
#18 - 2014-01-20 20:55:27 UTC
Billy McCandless wrote:
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Billy McCandless wrote:


1) No


2) I dont imagine so, but then I wouldn't trust Steam with my cat's name, let alone the keys to my EvE account.

This isnt hassle, this is a word of friendly advice;

Keep your EvE and your Steam seperate.


Also don't let your meat loaf and don't let your ***** willow.



Do NOT cross the streams

It would be very bad


Don't you go where huskies go and don't you eat that yellow snow.

"Grr Kimmi  Nerf Chans!" ~Jenn aSide

www.eve-radio.com  Join Eve Radio channel in game!

Billy McCandless
The McCandless Clan
#19 - 2014-01-20 20:57:30 UTC
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Billy McCandless wrote:
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Billy McCandless wrote:

Keep your EvE and your Steam seperate.


Also don't let your meat loaf and don't let your ***** willow.



Do NOT cross the streams

It would be very bad


Don't you go where huskies go and don't you eat that yellow snow.


Dont split the party

Never go into a dungeon

Never deal with a dragon

And NEVER fight something with knives where its hands should be

"Thread locked for being deemed a total loss." - ISD Ezwal

Kimmi Chan
Tastes Like Purple
#20 - 2014-01-20 20:59:22 UTC
Billy McCandless wrote:
Kimmi Chan wrote:
Billy McCandless wrote:


1) No


2) I dont imagine so, but then I wouldn't trust Steam with my cat's name, let alone the keys to my EvE account.

This isnt hassle, this is a word of friendly advice;

Keep your EvE and your Steam seperate.


Also don't let your meat loaf and don't let your ***** willow.



Do NOT cross the streams

It would be very bad


Define bad...

"Grr Kimmi  Nerf Chans!" ~Jenn aSide

www.eve-radio.com  Join Eve Radio channel in game!

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