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I just bought Company of Heroes: Gold for $4.99.
I only have 30GB left of internet usage so I want to install the game from a DVD of the game that my dad has.

Is there any way to install from the DVD and then just throw the ' company of heroes ' folder into the Steam Common folder? Saints Row 2 and all of the other games I have for example all go into the Common folder if they aren't Valve, shouldn't this one too? I noticed some games have a file in there called Steam.api.dll or something. Do I need to get one of these?

Normally when I want to send games to my brother's PC we just grab the folder from my 'Common' and put it into his, then click resume updating on the game from steam, which instantly starts installing it at about 100mb/s, meaning it's basically checking for files. This one didn't do anything.
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post #2 of 11
30 gig is a lot.
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You can add the game to the steam library list by going to your library and clicking "add non steam game"

Here you go:

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...2219-YDJV-5557

Just install the game and then after that just add it to the library
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To my knowledge you will need to have a steam copy of the game files.... Yeah what you want to happen ain't gonna happen I don't think.
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Not for a house with 5 gaming computers and a laptop that gets full films downloaded.

Basically I'm not wasting 2/3 of my downloads left on one game, especially when I have about 18 days left for a refresh, and I've used 70GB already.

I'm also not aloud.
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I know how to add a none steam game, but for CoH you need to have a login that owns the game to play. I can't play on my dad's because it's his. And the point is that I just bought the game on steam, so I want to play it ON steam with my friends because I can't be bothered with the updates.
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By the sounds of it then you're just going to need to wait for a download, because I have no clue how to help ya
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afaik steam is dl only
    
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The main difference with the Steam version is the binary files; DLLs and such.

Your best bet, I think, is copying the game's contents into the 'common' folder (perhaps just to get a reference, you could download 1% of the game so you can see the folder structure and know where to put things), then use Verify Game Cache. It will see that several binary files don't look as it expects them to, and replace those with the Steam-based ones (relatively small download)
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Steam's basically just a launcher.
If you go to the properties of the game you should get your own key.
Then, when installing from DVD, just use that key.
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