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Steam How to link BF3 into Steam

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Rogan, 8 Nov 2011.

  1. Rogan

    Rogan Not really a

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    Launch from battlelog, and play BF3 with Steam Shift-Tab enabled.

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  2. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    A nice one-two to EA, ha!
     
  3. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    i found this out half way through Beta, very handy.

    although now i just let Origin launch automatically when i click a server in Battlelog, since it's so much hassle to go:
    Steam -> Origin -> Battlelog -> play
    if people want to get hold of me while im on BF3, get on mumble.
     
  4. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Do you even need to diable the origin overlay or does it cause conflicts?
     
  5. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Whats Steam again?
     
  6. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Modder

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    I don't have any conflicts with both enabled.

    I do it slightly differently though.

    I've added BF3.exe as a non-Steam game and when I click on it, up pops the battlelog with overlay and then when the game launches it also has overlay.

    So all I have to do is click this and away I go.

    Plus it shows me playing BF3 instead of Origin for all you Steam freaks that want to keep everything proper.
     
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  7. snooky32

    snooky32 What's a Dremel?

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    I found this during the beta, and renamed origin in steam so it showed me as playing BF3.

    But I've stopped using it now as I always forget to close origin when im finished, and steam still says i'm playing.
     
  8. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    what browser do you use? i tried adding BF3.exe, launching it will launch Origin for me. :(
     
  9. dangerman1337

    dangerman1337 Minimodder

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    Is there a chance this could lead to a ban or violate the User Disclosed Agreement?
     
  10. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Modder

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    I use Firefox.

    If Origin isn't already running, it launches Origin then brings up Battlelog.

    If Origin is already running, it brings up Battlelog.

    What? Why? How? What?
     
  11. lp rob1

    lp rob1 Modder

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    I trolled my friends using this - when the Steam workaround was first published I set the Origin app in Steam to 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Pre-release'. My friends, being gullible MW3 loving people, thought that I really did have a copy of MW3 pre-release and that I was playing single player a few days before them. :blush: Now, with the actual release, I renamed it to 'Origin (probably Battlefield 3)'
     
  12. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Modder

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    I remember adding Firefox to Steam and renaming it "with your Mother".

    Those were the days...
     
  13. lp rob1

    lp rob1 Modder

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    You must have been playing for a long time then! Obviously losing a few friends along the way...
     
  14. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    No :p
     
  15. loftie

    loftie Modder

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    I've had my PC bluescreen using Origin through steam and playing BF3. It doesn't like it :(
     
  16. Stormwolf

    Stormwolf What's a Dremel?

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    You can do this with any game, it's not really adding the game to Steam it's just adding the shortcut - this is a nice feature but it's been around for a while. Still good to let others know :)
     

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