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Old 09-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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It seems that Steam has now seen 2 different 'warthogs':
  • The original standalone product
  • The new DLC for the free 'DCS world'
I bought the original stand-alone product, which was only ever updated to 1.1.1.1 via Steam. Then I used the same serial number that I got from Steam to activate the newer version from DCS.com and stopped using my Steam version.

I also bought a serial for Black Shark 2, P51 and UH-1 via DCS.com

Is it possible to use the serial number that I already bought ages ago for Warthog (on Steam) and my existing serials for other modules, with the Steam installation of DCS world and its modules?

I tried 'Activate a product on Steam' but.. does that ever work?

I guess this is a common question... Does anyone have any idea or is there official announcements from ED?
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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Hi All,
It seems that Steam has now seen 2 different 'warthogs':
  • The original standalone product
  • The new DLC for the free 'DCS world'
I bought the original stand-alone product, which was only ever updated to 1.1.1.1 via Steam. Then I used the same serial number that I got from Steam to activate the newer version from DCS.com and stopped using my Steam version.

I also bought a serial for Black Shark 2, P51 and UH-1 via DCS.com

Is it possible to use the serial number that I already bought ages ago for Warthog (on Steam) and my existing serials for other modules, with the Steam installation of DCS world and its modules?

I tried 'Activate a product on Steam' but.. does that ever work?

I guess this is a common question... Does anyone have any idea or is there official announcements from ED?
Note:
If you Download DCSW on Steam and Have Previously Bought A-10C 1.1.1.1 on Steam, it will automatically Add A-10C DLC to your DCS World DLC Licenses with a New License Key.

Everything else should work Except:
Black Shark 2 UPGRADE
Flaming Cliffs 3 *(except the certain region).

UH-1H Should Work, when Steam merges the Keys into their database.

P-51, A-10C, CA etc should all work already,
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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I have another question about keys. I have DCS World and A-10C installed without steam and today I bought BS2 and Huey by steam.
How can I install or get keys from steam to my DCSW? On Steam, DLCs don't show up on my games library.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:20 PM   #4
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Right click on DCS:W and click on "show keys" or something similar. All keys from different DLCs will be there.
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Old 09-09-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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Thanks SkateZilla for the reply

Indeed, I notice now that if I visit the store page for 'A-10 Warthog DLC', it states I already own it (cool!)

And also, I just activated my Black Shark 2 key on steam, so that should work if I install it.

Seems that the P51 And Huey keys don't work yet though.. They are a different format with no dashes, maybe a different key database...?

Once I can activate everything on Steam, it will be the way to go in the future
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I have another question about keys. I have DCS World and A-10C installed without steam and today I bought BS2 and Huey by steam.
How can I install or get keys from steam to my DCSW? On Steam, DLCs don't show up on my games library.
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Right click on DCS:W and click on "show keys" or something similar. All keys from different DLCs will be there.
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Thanks SkateZilla for the reply

Indeed, I notice now that if I visit the store page for 'A-10 Warthog DLC', it states I already own it (cool!)

And also, I just activated my Black Shark 2 key on steam, so that should work if I install it.

Seems that the P51 And Huey keys don't work yet though.. They are a different format with no dashes, maybe a different key database...?

Once I can activate everything on Steam, it will be the way to go in the future
To Retrieve Steam Keys from DCSW:
http://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?...3&postcount=91
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