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How to transfer witcher 3 from origins to steam

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Just now, Dandapani108 said:

I bought witcher 3 game of the year edition in ea origins, can i transfer the game to steam?

No.


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You can't just transfer it over, unless the publisher is able to take back the EA Origin key and give you a new Steam/GoG key.

You can add the game to Steam as a non-Steam game though:

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But you won't get the achievements, it won't appear in your library (in the typical way) and you will still have to start up Origin.


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Just now, Dandapani108 said:

Can i buy the game on steam and manually transfer the achievements to steam version of game?

You cannot, if you want to use Steam platform you have to buy your game on Steam from the get go.


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1 minute ago, Dandapani108 said:

Can i buy the game on steam and manually transfer the achievements to steam version of game?

no, if you buy the game on steam, the only way to obtain the achievements would be to get them again by playing the witcher 3 from steam 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Will it work if i buy the cd version install it start the game and when a new save file is created

i will replace it with my old achievements file from origins

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4 minutes ago, Dandapani108 said:

Will it work if i buy the cd version install it start the game and when a new save file is created

i will replace it with my old achievements file from origins

Achievements aren't stored in the save-files, so no.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Oh my bad

i dont care about the achievements 

i just need my gear, armor and weapons

potions, decoction and stuff

i meant game progress save files

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Just now, Dandapani108 said:

Oh my bad

i dont care about the achievements 

i just need my gear, armor and weapons

potions, decoction and stuff

i meant game progress save files

Savegames aren't tied to Steam, Origins or the likes. Just simply install the game and it'll use any savegames it finds, so there's nothing you need to do about that.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

ok so i uninstall the witcher 3 in origins 

install the witcher 3 from steam

launch the game and im good to go with my current progress.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i do have one question. what if

i have witcher 3 GOTY edition in origin - i save the game in toussaint

i buy the regular version in steam - open the above save file

-this action will corrupt the game right ?

 

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On 1/24/2020 at 5:01 PM, Dandapani108 said:

i do have one question. what if

i have witcher 3 GOTY edition in origin - i save the game in toussaint

i buy the regular version in steam - open the above save file

-this action will corrupt the game right ?

 

I don't understand how it would. The game files are mostly same. So you can copy savegames and settings between platforms. But launching game on platform where you don't own it is nope.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 hours ago, LogicalDrm said:

I don't understand how it would. The game files are mostly same. So you can copy save games and settings between platforms. But launching game on platform where you don't own it is nope.

that's fine, because I have GOTY editions in both Steam and Origin. I am yet to download it in steam. Will see how it will go.

 

The reason i'm doing this is because Origin is not so reliable to me, I switch between windows while gaming and sometimes it causes display scaling issues.

recently i upgraded my case, and when i installed NZXT cam software, Witcher 3 launched and the screen was black and it stopped responding a few seconds later - this could be related to NZXT cam software as it started working after i updated the software.

But still i find origin to be very annoying to use as it keeps popping up every now and then. And i wouldn't want a master piece like Witcher 3 running on Origin...

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