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Egosoft Forum Steam Integration

Post by BurnIt! » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 16:15

Egosoft Forum Steam Integration

We have added a new feature to your forum profile: the option to link your Steam account to your Egosoft account.
This will finally allow all owners of our games to register them here, granting access to any exclusive (current or future) content that requires a valid game registration. Additionally you get to show off a few more of these "tickydisks" as they have become known as. Image


We've compiled a small FAQ about this feature:
  1. What are the benefits?
    You don't have to worry about CD keys because we can query Steam which of our games you own, which in turn allows us to provide additional bonus content that is exclusive to everyone with a specific game registration.
    No more arguments about who does or doesn't own the game they are talking about.
    Show off your collection of Egosoft games on Steam via your public forum profile. Now including X Rebirth, X Beyond the Frontier and X-Tension.
  2. How does it work?
    Go to User Control Panel > Egosoft Settings > Game Registration and you should see the green "Sign in through Steam" button. Once you click that button you will be taken to the Steam login page. After logging in, you will be taken back to your profile page, with all the Egosoft games that you didn't register previously added to your profile.
  3. Will this feature work even if my Steam profile is set to private?
    Yes, the very specific information we query about our games on your account does not require you to set your profile to public and can only be accessed by us.
  4. I bought a new Egosoft game on Steam, why doesn't it show up in my profile?
    We don't query the Steam database without an action from you, so if you want your list of owned Egosoft games to be updated, please go to User Control Panel > Egosoft Settings > Game Registration and click the blue "Update via Steam" button.
  5. Will people be able to see my Steam user or account name?
    No, all anyone will be able to see is the games you have registered with your account.
  6. Will Egosoft have access to my Steam login information?
    No, we cannot access your Steam account name or any other personal information.
  7. Does that mean I can log into the Egosoft forum using my Steam login information?
    No, you still need your Egosoft forum username and password to log in here. The integration is purely for making registering owned Egosoft Steam games easy.
  8. Will Egosoft have access to my payment information saved with Steam?
    No, we cannot access your Steam payment information.
  9. Will Egosoft be able to know all the games I have on my account?
    No, we can only query which games you own that are actually published by us through Steam.
  10. I don't want my Steam account to be linked to my forum profile anymore, how can I disable this?
    Go to the User Control Panel section Egosoft Settings > Game Registration and use the red "Remove link to Steam" button to remove all information that connects your Steam account with your Egosoft account.
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Post by Tamina » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 20:29

Very nice! The future is now!

How do I know which of these tickies are for XR and wfor the other titles? They all have different colors but which one is which?
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Post by Terre » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 20:40

Now all we need to be able to do, is select which of our shiny collection of badges we would like displayed beneath our name. :wink:

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Post by fallenwizard » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 20:48

Terre wrote:Now all we need to be able to do, is select which of our shiny collection of badges we would like displayed beneath our name. :wink:
Let us display all of them :)

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Post by Terre » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 20:50

fallenwizard wrote:
Terre wrote:Now all we need to be able to do, is select which of our shiny collection of badges we would like displayed beneath our name. :wink:
Let us display all of them :)
For some, things may get a little crowded.

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Post by Vandragorax » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 21:05

Nice!

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Post by Earth Ultimatum IV. » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 21:08

Now this, is a great thing.
But it would be good if the "ACTIVATED" marks for each game were shown under my profile pic here, on forums.

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Post by X2-Illuminatus » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 21:18

Tamina wrote:How do I know which of these tickies are for XR and wfor the other titles? They all have different colors but which one is which?
It's displayed in your profile, once you have the games registered.
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Post by Xenon_Slayer » Thu, 12. Mar 15, 21:38

X2-Illuminatus wrote:
Tamina wrote:How do I know which of these tickies are for XR and wfor the other titles? They all have different colors but which one is which?
It's displayed in your profile, once you have the games registered.
They may only be identified for mods/admins but I think it's possible for a mouse-over to have the game name displayed hopefully some day.

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Post by exogenesis » Fri, 13. Mar 15, 00:47

Very nice, would also support ability to have the icons in the forum name.

Not sure of the difference between steam-registered & reg-code games :
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Definitely got 'x3 terran conflict' in my steam common folder,
maybe I just haven't played it via steam, or something...

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Post by wwdragon » Fri, 13. Mar 15, 03:39

It does sound like a nice option.

I've not decided weather I want to use it yet.
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Post by BurnIt! » Fri, 13. Mar 15, 14:37

If you have already used a key to register a game, then this key has priority over the Steam data. (otherwise you'd have two entries for the same copy of the game, one for your key and one for Steam)
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Post by eRe4s3r » Fri, 13. Mar 15, 20:51

Aside from giving us a nice feeling, does this actually do anything beyond that?

<--------- it still only shows 1 checkmark, right?

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Post by X2-Illuminatus » Fri, 13. Mar 15, 21:01

All tickydisks of the games you have registered are displayed on your profile page. The other benefits are explained in BurnIt!'s post above.
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Post by exogenesis » Fri, 13. Mar 15, 23:22

BurnIt! wrote:If you have already used a key to register a game, then this key has priority over the Steam data. (otherwise you'd have two entries for the same copy of the game, one for your key and one for Steam)
OK, thanks for the clarification,
mind you by that definition every X game I have, except AP & XR, should be reg-key rather than steam.

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