Retail version of game does not work - Cheat Happens Batman: Arkham City Message Board (Page 1)
Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
 
Cheat Happens Game Cheats and Wallpapers
 
     TRAINERS       REQUESTS       GAME REVIEWS       GAME WALLPAPERS       BOARDS
-OR-
 
     
  MESSAGE BOARD LINKS:   SIGNUP    |    BOARDS HOME    |   MY FAVORITE BOARDS    |   NEWEST POSTS    |   MY THREADS  
 
BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY MESSAGE BOARD
PC GAMES   .  ALSO ON: PS3X360
 
   
SEARCH BOARDS:  
SEARCH THIS BOARD ONLY  
SEARCH HEADERS ONLY  
 
           
   Page 1 of 2     First Page     Previous Page     Next Page     Last Page  New Topic New Topic    New Poll New Poll    Post Reply Post Reply    Help Help   
 
 MESSAGE BOARDS >> TITLE SPECIFIC BOARDS > BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY
 Retail version of game does not work  
 
 
Current rank: 2 Stars. Next Rank at 1000 Posts.

Send a PM to fullmetal5550
VETERAN
fullmetal5550
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United States 
User #: 1012418
Posts: 698 
Joined: Jul 31, 2010   
Last visit: Jul 23, 2014
Posted: Jul 21, 2012 10:43:18 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

I have both the Retail version and the Steam version of Batman: Arkham City. I bought the Steam version yesterday when they had it on sale. For some reason whenever I try to play the Retail version an error message pops up. It says unable to connect to an active Steam client. Please make sure that Steam is running.

Is there a way to fix this problem or is my retail version of Arkham City screwed?

Current rank: 1.5 Stars. Next Rank at 500 Posts.

Send a PM to ae_LON
ELDER
ae_LON
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

Bahamas 
User #: 1108716
Posts: 218 
Joined: Dec 30, 2010   
Last visit: Jul 13, 2014
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 2:49:36 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

don't mind me asking but why do you have both, steam and retail? Since the steam version works, why have a retail?
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
never look down on anyone, only to help them up.
Current rank: 3.5 Stars. Next Rank at 8000 Posts.

Send a PM to DABhand
AUTHOR
DABhand
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United Kingdom 
User #: 157287
Posts: 5253 
Joined: Aug 27, 2006   
Last visit: Jul 23, 2014
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 3:58:57 AM - Report post  (2)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

Because he is trying to play both copies on the one install which doesn't work.

If you have it via Steam, when installed Steam will stick registry items for the game in the registry, so when you click on a link to start the game it knows it needs to go through steam.

If you try with a retail copy with the steam copy installed, without installing and hitting play it will want to go through steam cause that is what it is set at, and if steam isn't running then it won't start and give you that error message.


In short you can't install both a retail copy and digital copy at the same time.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great site for new games with constant deals

Click Here for G2Play for great deals

Oh and Don't forget some tuts on ASM and defeating DMA

Clicky Here for them
Current rank: 1.5 Stars. Next Rank at 500 Posts.

Send a PM to ae_LON
ELDER
ae_LON
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

Bahamas 
User #: 1108716
Posts: 218 
Joined: Dec 30, 2010   
Last visit: Jul 13, 2014
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 2:00:34 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

yea thanks man, i knew that. Thats why i was asking him why play retail? Oh well, don't think it matters anyhow.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
never look down on anyone, only to help them up.
Current rank: 2 Stars. Next Rank at 1000 Posts.

Send a PM to fullmetal5550
VETERAN
fullmetal5550
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United States 
User #: 1012418
Posts: 698 
Joined: Jul 31, 2010   
Last visit: Jul 23, 2014
Posted: Aug 03, 2012 8:23:49 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

 quote:
 originally posted by DABhand:

Because he is trying to play both copies on the one install which doesn't work.

If you have it via Steam, when installed Steam will stick registry items for the game in the registry, so when you click on a link to start the game it knows it needs to go through steam.

If you try with a retail copy with the steam copy installed, without installing and hitting play it will want to go through steam cause that is what it is set at, and if steam isn't running then it won't start and give you that error message.


In short you can't install both a retail copy and digital copy at the same time.

I uninstalled the retail copy and will just play the Steam version.

Current rank: 2 Stars. Next Rank at 1000 Posts.

Send a PM to AdmiralP
ELITE
AdmiralP
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United States 
User #: 400774
Posts: 736 
Joined: Mar 02, 2008   
Last visit: Apr 29, 2014
Posted: Aug 03, 2012 10:58:08 AM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

@fullmetal5550 - I am also curious why you would purchase two copies of the PC version... I can almost understand one for your PC and one for your console, but two for one platform seems a bit redundant.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-Mistakes- Perhaps your sole purpose in life is to serve as an example to others.
Current rank: 2 Stars. Next Rank at 1000 Posts.

Send a PM to fullmetal5550
VETERAN
fullmetal5550
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

United States 
User #: 1012418
Posts: 698 
Joined: Jul 31, 2010   
Last visit: Jul 23, 2014
Posted: Aug 04, 2012 8:34:16 PM - Report post  (0)  (0)       Post Reply  post reply  

 quote:
 originally posted by The Admiral:

@fullmetal5550 - I am also curious why you would purchase two copies of the PC version... I can almost understand one for your PC and one for your console, but two for one platform seems a bit redundant.

I bought the retail version when it was released back in November. When Steam had their summer sale I decided to buy the Steam version in case anything happened to my retail version.

Current rank: 1 Star. Next Rank at 100 Posts.

Send a PM to mahmoodmirza
SAGE
mahmoodmirza
  send PM
  view profile
  add to friends

Netherlands, The 
User #: 854706
Posts: 27 
Joined: Nov 16, 2009   
Last visit: Jul 15, 2014
Posted: Aug 04, 2012 8:42:54 PM - Report post  (0)  (1)       Post Reply  post reply  

lol
Page 1 of 2     First Page     Previous Page     Next Page     Last Page
Go to page: 2 
All times are (GMT -08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada). Current time is 9:29:50 AM
Return to Batman: Arkham City Message Board 2152 users online.   2041 guests / 111 members.
 
     
 
 
Trainer Troubleshooting Guide        Cheat Terms and Tutorials        Anti-Virus Notifications        Site Help / FAQ        Submit Cheats        Our Friends and Affiliates        About Us
      Copyright © 2001 - 2014  webworks, LLC  All Rights Reserved    -   DISCLAIMER    -   PRIVACY POLICY    -   TERMS OF SERVICE