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Offline draeath

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Can no longer view keys from steam?
« on: March 14, 2016, 10:56:40 PM »
Hey there! I haven't played for some years, though I did grab the last two expansions on Steam when they came out in expectation of this day.

The game works just fine on my windows machine... but I've got a bit of an issue on my Mac... Steam refuses to install on a Case-sensitive HFS root! This means I cannot install or run Steam on my mac!

Now, I can't remember how I originally ordered the game, but I do have a text file in a backup that has all my keys except for the most recent two expansions. I then realized that I either bought them through you direct, or via a humble bundle - and I later added them into steam. Though, the last to expansions were purchased straight through steam.

Doing a bit of googling indicates that you used to be able to right click AI War in your steam library and view your keys for in-game activation. This seems to be gone though, and I guess you handle it through steamworks now?

My question is, do I have any way to get the missing keys out of that mess so I can run the game from the unlockable demo on my Mac, since Steam refuses to install and the files pushed down by Steam on Windows seem to lack files for the other platforms. My settings.dat has a LicenseKey field with some data in it, but the ExpansionLicenseKeys field is blank.

(seriously, so irritated at steam about this. there's zero reason for Valve to just not support a case-sensitive filesystem these days, because Linux is supported and nearly every filesystem used in that environment is case sensitive as well).

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Re: Can no longer view keys from steam?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 12:26:15 AM »
Hey there,

Sorry to hear about your troubles!  In terms of this, yes, we don't use the CD keys anymore because people were finding them irritating, etc.  So for our DRM-free versions those are just keyless.  My suggestion is that if you have a windows machine, the easiest thing is to just install AI War there (since it sounds like you already did), then just open that file location in windows and copy the whole thing to a thumb drive.

That will have only the windows copy of the files, so you'll still need the AIWar.app file (that you already have) from the demo on the mac side.  But when you combine those two things (the windows files from steam + the AIWar.app file from the OSX demo), you'll have a full, drm-free, keyless osx copy).

Hope that helps!
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Re: Can no longer view keys from steam?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 12:42:37 AM »
It does, thank you! I think I can handle that :)

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Re: Can no longer view keys from steam?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 02:22:02 PM »
My pleasure. :)
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