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    Does being in the beta give you the full game?

    Just noticed that Warlock is now on pre-order at GamersGate, and I am wondering if the beta version I got on my Steam account will vanish as soon as the game gets released. I want to know so I can pre-order the game from GG if that's the case =)

    EDIT: I also noticed the day one DLC on GG, interesting news! =)

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    I would like to know the same please =)
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    If you mean the IGN Prime beta, then no it will just turn off. This has happened to me before on other Steam betas that I played using a key from IGN. The Paradox beta, I have no clue. I pre-ordered at Gamersgate and it gave me the DLC for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendozacheers View Post
    Just noticed that Warlock is now on pre-order at GamersGate, and I am wondering if the beta version I got on my Steam account will vanish as soon as the game gets released. I want to know so I can pre-order the game from GG if that's the case =)

    EDIT: I also noticed the day one DLC on GG, interesting news! =)
    Hello Mendozacheerz!

    If you have been part of the early beta(not the IGN beta) your beta key will automatically turn in to the release version. It is our way of saying thanks to all of you that have been helping us to improve the game. =)

    Happy gaming!

    -aesk

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    Thank you for explaining that aesk.
    But i need further clarification on the topic please.

    I have the IGN Beta installed on steam now.
    If i preorder the Gamers Gate Version, can i register it to Steam without a problem caused because the beta is installed? (I suppose it comes with a steam key?)
    Similary, if there will be a preorder on steam, can i do the same with the steam preorder without an issue?

    I just dont want to run into an issue because the IGN beta is installed, but i deffinatly plan to preorder this game. (like all paradox games )

    I hope you can answer that, thank you =)


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    Thanks for replying! Letting people keep their beta is extremely generous, it's a gesture that implies trust for the testers. Thanks, now I know - I don't need to pre-order it, not for myself anyway =)

    ^Alexspeed has some good questions that I am also interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexspeed View Post
    Thank you for explaining that aesk.
    But i need further clarification on the topic please.

    I have the IGN Beta installed on steam now.
    If i preorder the Gamers Gate Version, can i register it to Steam without a problem caused because the beta is installed? (I suppose it comes with a steam key?)
    Similary, if there will be a preorder on steam, can i do the same with the steam preorder without an issue?

    I just dont want to run into an issue because the IGN beta is installed, but i deffinatly plan to preorder this game. (like all paradox games )

    I hope you can answer that, thank you =)


    EDIT:
    Another thing, will there be a forum icon as well?
    You should be able to pre-order the game even if you are in the beta. Let us know if you would experience any problems with this.

    There should be a forum icon eventually, yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by BjornB View Post
    You should be able to pre-order the game even if you are in the beta. Let us know if you would experience any problems with this.

    There should be a forum icon eventually, yes
    Yes, as BjornB says you should be able to pre-order the game even if you are in the beta. We do however recommend you to uninstall the beta version before installing the preorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BjornB View Post
    You should be able to pre-order the game even if you are in the beta. Let us know if you would experience any problems with this.

    There should be a forum icon eventually, yes
    Quote Originally Posted by aesk View Post
    Yes, as BjornB says you should be able to pre-order the game even if you are in the beta. We do however recommend you to uninstall the beta version before installing the preorder.
    Thank you for the responses, I will let you know if i run into any issues (hopefully not).

    I am looking forward to playing the full game, it has heaps of potential to be really great!
    It could use a bit more marketing tough, it seems to be a bit off the radar of many players.

    A new shiny icon for my collection, awesome, thank you =)
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    My issue with this is not gamersgate but steam itself, i would like to pre-order through steam, but as I have the IGN beta through steam, steam says I already own the game. I'm assuming it will go away on release and I will be able to purchase it then, but at that point I will not be able to get the DLC pre-order bonus.

    Is there a way around this? (Uninstalling the beta does not fix this as it remains in your steam library, just without local content)

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    Steam and Paradox betas have never mixed well in my experience. Chances are if you have a beta or review copy of the game you wont be able to play at all until several days after release, that's been the case for the last few games I've bought from them at release. Steam blocks the beta/review copy, but wont let you buy or apply a code for a full copy.

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    I have the ign beta, and my beta is still working. I thought it was supposed to shut off on may 3rd? Not that I'm complaining, but seems like it might hurt their sales if that many people get it free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boernich View Post
    My issue with this is not gamersgate but steam itself, i would like to pre-order through steam, but as I have the IGN beta through steam, steam says I already own the game. I'm assuming it will go away on release and I will be able to purchase it then, but at that point I will not be able to get the DLC pre-order bonus.

    Is there a way around this? (Uninstalling the beta does not fix this as it remains in your steam library, just without local content)
    You can purchase it for yourself. I have no problem adding the game to the Steam cart and Steam says I already own it. I expect the IGN beta to go away on the 8th unless IGN screwed up and gave out retail keys. Either way I am sure it will be fixed in short order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadberz View Post
    You can purchase it for yourself. I have no problem adding the game to the Steam cart and Steam says I already own it. I expect the IGN beta to go away on the 8th unless IGN screwed up and gave out retail keys. Either way I am sure it will be fixed in short order.
    I bought it today to get the pre-order perk, even though I'm a little ticked off that I can't select victory conditions. It told me I already own the game, which could very well mean the thousands of people who had the ign prime beta got it for free.

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    Someone said that if you delete all local content for the demo through steam it should remove the demo from your list and allow you to pre-order. I have not yet been able to test this myself though. If it works it would ofc render you unable to play the demo. But since its only a few days to release it might be worth a try? I guess there is the odd chance you will be without both demo and pre-order, but lets hope not.

    I shall have to investigate these issues with demos and pre-orders to see how the process can be improved in the future.
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