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Installing Retail Into Steam.


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Hello everybody. Here's my situation; I own both a retail copy of GTA V, and a steam copy. I have the full retail version installed on my PC. I'm wondering if it's possible to some how paste my existing retail installation files into steam, so I don't have to download 60 gigs to play through my steam ID. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! Sorry for the double post in the IV forums :(

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Create the correct folder in the right destination and slap all the files in there.

 

It worked for me when i bought arma 3 and copied it from my friends ext. hard drive.

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Hello everybody. Here's my situation; I own both a retail copy of GTA V, and a steam copy. I have the full retail version installed on my PC. I'm wondering if it's possible to some how paste my existing retail installation files into steam, so I don't have to download 60 gigs to play through my steam ID. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! Sorry for the double post in the IV forums :(

 

You bought the retail and Steam version of the game??

 

WHY????

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Hello everybody. Here's my situation; I own both a retail copy of GTA V, and a steam copy. I have the full retail version installed on my PC. I'm wondering if it's possible to some how paste my existing retail installation files into steam, so I don't have to download 60 gigs to play through my steam ID. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! Sorry for the double post in the IV forums :(

It doesn't matter which version you have, you'll always end up playing with your RSC account, not your Steam nickname or anything else.....

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I was hoping to be able to give the hard copy's activation code to my friend and then I could play through steam. Reason I have both is originally I was going to download it, while it was downloading (super slow net) I saw it at EB Games and bought it, then installed it. Now I'm working on getting it to jive with my Steam library =S. Thanks for all replies dudes!

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Hello everybody. Here's my situation; I own both a retail copy of GTA V, and a steam copy. I have the full retail version installed on my PC. I'm wondering if it's possible to some how paste my existing retail installation files into steam, so I don't have to download 60 gigs to play through my steam ID. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! Sorry for the double post in the IV forums :(

 

You bought the retail and Steam version of the game??

 

WHY????

Super quick install. Edited by Zonnex
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I got it figured, took quite a bit of screwing around but I'm finally downloading the 5 gig patch through steam :)

 

If anyone has the same problem post here and I can walk you through what worked for me. Thanks all, GL.

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Hello everybody. Here's my situation; I own both a retail copy of GTA V, and a steam copy. I have the full retail version installed on my PC. I'm wondering if it's possible to some how paste my existing retail installation files into steam, so I don't have to download 60 gigs to play through my steam ID. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! Sorry for the double post in the IV forums :(

You bought the retail and Steam version of the game??

 

WHY????

Super quick install.

 

 

 

 

You bought the retail and Steam version of the game??

 

WHY????

 

 

because he can. :devil:

 

 

He's an idiot....

 

1. It won't be a super quick install.... Still needs to download the 5.5GB patch file....

 

2. It has now cost Him twice as much to play as everyone else

 

I highly suspect that what he has done is download and install a pirate copy of the game and has now bought it on steam to get access to Online.... but does not want to loose his single player game save....

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That or he couldn't get the crack to work at all and wants to use the files he already installed rather than have to wait for steam to download.

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DEERxBanshee

 

 

 

Hello everybody. Here's my situation; I own both a retail copy of GTA V, and a steam copy. I have the full retail version installed on my PC. I'm wondering if it's possible to some how paste my existing retail installation files into steam, so I don't have to download 60 gigs to play through my steam ID. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! Sorry for the double post in the IV forums :(

You bought the retail and Steam version of the game??

 

WHY????

Super quick install.

 

 

 

 

You bought the retail and Steam version of the game??

 

WHY????

 

 

because he can. :devil:

 

 

He's an idiot....

 

1. It won't be a super quick install.... Still needs to download the 5.5GB patch file....

 

2. It has now cost Him twice as much to play as everyone else

 

I highly suspect that what he has done is download and install a pirate copy of the game and has now bought it on steam to get access to Online.... but does not want to loose his single player game save....

 

I got physical copy and it didn't cost me twice as much as everyone else to play..?

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Hello everybody. Here's my situation; I own both a retail copy of GTA V, and a steam copy. I have the full retail version installed on my PC. I'm wondering if it's possible to some how paste my existing retail installation files into steam, so I don't have to download 60 gigs to play through my steam ID. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance! Sorry for the double post in the IV forums :(

You bought the retail and Steam version of the game??

 

WHY????

Super quick install.

 

 

 

 

You bought the retail and Steam version of the game??

 

WHY????

 

 

because he can. :devil:

 

 

He's an idiot....

 

1. It won't be a super quick install.... Still needs to download the 5.5GB patch file....

 

2. It has now cost Him twice as much to play as everyone else

 

I highly suspect that what he has done is download and install a pirate copy of the game and has now bought it on steam to get access to Online.... but does not want to loose his single player game save....

 

I got physical copy and it didn't cost me twice as much as everyone else to play..?

 

 

This guy said he bought both a physical copy AND a steam copy....

 

As in two copies of the game....

 

The only way to do that legitimately is to buy it twice....

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