Did you get a game from a Big box store this year? Did you have to buy your game using a Gift cert but wanted to play it using steam?
This post will cover how to activate and use Steam to manage your software. I personally love steam. It keeps my games up to date and I don’t need a freaking DVD in my machine. Another nice feature is that if you ever need to re-install in the future steam remembers your key for you! No more need for keeping the manual around!
In this “How to” I will go over how I activated Call of Duty – Black Ops on Steam even though I bought the game from Futureshop. As long as the game you got is on Steam, this procedure should work. I’ve done this for a couple of games now.
First open Steam. At the bottom left corner of the screen click on “Add A Game” and then select “activate a product pm Stream” as seen bellow.
A new window will pop up and present a prompt. Click “Next”.
Click “I Agree”
Enter CD-Key. You will see this window Below.
Tell steam to download and install the game.
Hope this helps those of you who use steam but had to buy the game the more traditional way!
UPDATE – Thanks to my friend Craig of “Basement Coders” found this link of all the games you can activate in this manner.