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hey everyone,

I was just wondering if i can buy DLC on steam for a game that i did not buy on steam.

ex: i bought tropico 4 on gamestop impulse since it was $20 cheaper, and i would like the dlc for it but i would like to buy it on steam if possible, is there a way for me to do this? can i just add tropico 4 to my steam ( using " add non steam game") and then i can buy dlc for it?

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hey everyone,
I was just wondering if i can buy DLC on steam for a game that i did not buy on steam.
ex: i bought tropico 4 on gamestop impulse since it was $20 cheaper, and i would like the dlc for it but i would like to buy it on steam if possible, is there a way for me to do this? can i just add tropico 4 to my steam ( using " add non steam game") and then i can buy dlc for it?
thanks everyone!

that only creates a shortcut link to steam so you can launch the game, you would have to activate the game on steam using the key that they gave you on impulse i believe only if its drm free.
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i am pretty sure tropico 4 is drm free from impulse since it doesn't require me to log into impulse to play. however, i just tried putting my code into steam and it didn't work =[. I'm asking because i definitely want to play the new expansion for tropico 4 when it comes out in a couple of weeks. hopefully i can just buy it on amazon and input the code for it into tropico 4.

anyways, i would still like my question answered as a reference for future people that search if you can add dlc to non steam games from steam ^^, I'm sure I'm not going to be the only person to search this in the future!

thanks for the reply though
    
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i am pretty sure tropico 4 is drm free from impulse since it doesn't require me to log into impulse to play. however, i just tried putting my code into steam and it didn't work =[. I'm asking because i definitely want to play the new expansion for tropico 4 when it comes out in a couple of weeks. hopefully i can just buy it on amazon and input the code for it into tropico 4.
anyways, i would still like my question answered as a reference for future people that search if you can add dlc to non steam games from steam ^^, I'm sure I'm not going to be the only person to search this in the future!
thanks for the reply though

doubt you'll be able to do so if the game isn't tied to steam, cant you get the dlc elsewhere im sure getting it through steam isn't the only way/place.
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yea, i can get all the dlc for the game on amazon since you input the code inside the game and it downloads for you, so for this particular game it isn't to much of a bother. good thing all my other games are on steam and origin so i can just buy the dlc for it there ^^.

it would have been pretty awesome if steam allowed you to do this, but ah well.

thanks for helping though, repped.
    
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