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#1 Edited by Rodent (341 posts) -

Thanks guys for getting back to me.

Right now I'm still trying to get it to work with Borderlands GotY.

I'm trying this method, but for some reason it's not working:

Using Steam launch options to install retail games from disc

Log in to Steam and click on Library.

Right-click on the game, select Delete local content, and confirm.

Insert the first disc into your computer.

Close Steam (Steam > Exit).

Press Windows Key + R to open Run

In the Run window type:

"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install E:

Replace E: with the CD/DVD drive you are installing from if is not correct.

Replace C:\Program Files\Steam if your Steam installation is not in the default location.

Press OK. Steam will launch and ask you to sign in if you do not have your password saved. Your installation should continue from the disc.

VAC, I used the disc to install it a few years ago, but now I wanna reinstall it using the disc I just can't get it to work.

Korwin, "hit the download in Steam", do you mean the install button in the Steam app...which I've tried and it wants to download over the internet and not from the disc in the D drive, or are you talking about something else?

Robb, should I upload BLs off the disc onto my hard drive and then somehow move the entire file into Steam?

#2 Edited by Rodent (341 posts) -

Hey folks,

I just got back my PC with it's new hard drive and I'm trying to reinstall some of my games and I've come to a roadblock with Borderlands GoTY ed.

I reinstalled Steam and all my purchased games are showing up. I was able to reinsert my disk for Skyrim and redownloaded the game off the disk and it's working just fine with Steam.

I tried the same thing with my Borderlands GotY disk and while I can get the game back onto my hard drive, it's not automatically syncing back up with Steam.
I tried activating my BL's product key and it comes back and says that that key has already been activated which indeed it has.

My question is, how do I get my disk based game to play nice with Steam again? Steam is giving me the option to install the game right from Steam but I was hoping to avoid eating up my monthly allotment of gigs by using my physical copy of BL's and using the disk again.


#3 Edited by Rodent (341 posts) -

I hope so MB. Thanks!

#4 Posted by Rodent (341 posts) -

Thanks Syce.

It'll suck if I have to sink another 150hrs into Skyrim just to get me back to where I was, but as long as my girls can pick where they left off in Sims 3 200plus hrs, I guess that's the most important thing to me.

#5 Posted by Rodent (341 posts) -

So I just checked Skyrim and Borderlands, the Steam feature set lists Steam Cloud, so that means my game saves should be there? Do the saves upload automatically or was this something I had to set up in Steam?

#6 Posted by Rodent (341 posts) -

Yeah, we're definitely gonna be buying some USB sticks or an external hard drive this time around.

Thanks for the answers. With Skyrim and Borderlands, that's awesome that it's tied to my account, but as far as redownloading them, any idea if I can reuse the discs that the games came on to reupload them onto my PC? Reason is, here in Canada we have limited internet packages and I got pay 2 dollars for every gig I go over my 80 gig monthly allotment.

And if anyone knows about my Sims questions, my little one will be greatful.

#7 Edited by Rodent (341 posts) -

Hey guys and gals, got a question or 2 about ...well about what the title says.

So my PC was getting the blue screen of death so we took it in to get it looked at. They phoned up and said our hard drive is on it's last legs and needs to be replaced.

They mentioned something about data transfer, which, as far as I know, is transferring as much stuff from my old HD to the new one.

They asked what was important to transfer and I said my games (duh) as well as others that aren't important here.

They said they may or may not be able to transfer my games and it's saves depending on where it's stored.

Here's my questions:

Steam games can be redownloaded, but does Steam hold my game saves?

Some games like Borderlands and Skyrim I bought on discs but they both required Steam to play, any problems I might encounter there?

Finally, my daughter has sunk some 200 plus hours into the Sims 3. They have all come off of discs so if the disc based games can't be transferred, can I simply stick in the discs and use them again? Or are the product key codes that come with these games a one-and-done kinda thing? And does Origin save the game save data?

Thanks guys, this is all kinda new to me and I'm kinda $h!tt!ng bricks here...

#8 Posted by Rodent (341 posts) -

Thanks Huey, I'll give it a look.

Pcorb, does stretching the download really work? Could I actually suspend the d/load while my next months plan kicks in?

#9 Posted by Rodent (341 posts) -

You with a bunch of different companies for phone, internet and tv? Or just one?

#10 Posted by Rodent (341 posts) -

Yes Ontario.

My wife and I are going back and forth about "cutting the cable" and looking into cheap options. What Rogers gets from us, $-wise, monthly is ridiculous.