Migrating cracked game to Steam

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  1. pokemoner2500
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    So I plan to buy GTA V from Steam and I have the cracked version as of now, when I do buy I don't want to have to redownload EVERYTHING so I was wondering if it was possible to move the cracked game over to steam when I buy it. Currently it is in this directory.

    C:\Games\Grand Theft Auto V

    (If your going to complain about me pirating a game please do not comment unless you wish to help thx.)
     


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    Move the Grand Theft Auto V folder into \SteamApps\common\

    Delete cracked 3DM files, and GTA V.exe/any root .exe
    files
    they are small. The big stuff is the content packs.
     
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    savegames will work as if. (usually they are saved on documents folder or something like that.
    as for the game itself.
    start the download of gta iv. and then pause it.
    shutdown the steam client (check on task manager if its still open. close all steam processes)
    copy the contents of the installed game into the steam folders (usually C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps )
    you will probably find a folder grand theft auto v in there
    then open client. go on the game properties and verify integrity. you will only need to download some replaced files (like the .exe)

    edit, was ninjad. but i made it more complete, you will want to shutdown client, or he will try to fuck up xD and yes, delete all crack files (or extra files) and verify integrity under steam game properties
     
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    Depending upon the team who did the crack, the save could be in various locations, including AppData, My Documents, and Saved Games, so chances are the game save won't work without having it be moved.
     
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    Alright, do you know which exact files are 3DM or just all the exe?


    Ok

    The save file I have is a public 100% so I know where it goes, it was in
    C:\Users\Name of User\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\Profiles\random digits.
     
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    Just delete all .dll and .exe files in the root folder.
     
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    Alright, once I get the game I'll give it a go
     
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    Oh, and I doubt it'd make a difference, but you might wanna delete the 3DM .ini file as well.
     
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    alright thanks
     
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    Delete the Launcher.exe, 3dmgame.dll, and 3dmgame.ini and copy to steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto V. Should work fine.
     
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    I forgot
    What end said. And then, of course, you'll want to verify the game cache as well just in case any other files might have been modified.
     
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  13. reimiux

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    OK so i did all of this and when i go on gta iv properties on steam> local files it says: Disk usage: none and when i try to verify integrity of game same thing: disk usage none. Please help. Should i make a new thread about this??
     
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    this is the process:

    start the download process in the steam client (select the game, start download)
    IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DOWNLOAD, close the steam client totally.
    find the steam game instalation (usually C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps )
    REPLACE THE FILES FROM THE CRACK VERSION INTO THE STEAM VERSION
    restart steam and let the download complete\verify, in the end press verify integrety of game files....

    the reason it says "disk usage, none" very likely you didn't start the download OF THE GAME in the steam client.. you need to start the download process and then replace the files while the steam is shutted down

    PS: like endo said, delete teh files related to the crack, like the 3dm game files
     
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    So, i did this again but same doesnt work.. it just downloads the game (13gb). Thanks for your time anyway :). So i will have to redownloadit once again..
     
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    i just had to install a game and it appears steam now downloads the stuff into the "downloading" folder in steamapps.
    you might want to paste the pirated game into this downloading folder, keep in mind, inside that folder, the games are listed through numbers and not the game name
    the easiest way to check which is the gta, is go into the steam store page of gta, and look a the url..

    you have to replace the contents
     
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    Same thing maybe now its impossible, maybe steam only recognizes games backups? Thanks for your help anyways man.
     
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    i will test with a game and come back later with pictures
     
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    @reimiux
    it appears i was giving wrong information... (my method is outdated, worked before the temp\downlaoding folders stuff)

    i did this method with another game and it works wonderfully:
    unninstall gta in the steam games list.
    copy the "cracked" version into the steamapps\common folder (in my case: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common)
    click to install the game, the window to install will appear, make sure the directory is correct (in my case is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam)
    the steam client will start a process of discovering the files. if you putted it in the right place with right names, it will do it's job and find the games.

    the cracked files will be marked as "corrupted" and the steam client will re-downloading theese "missing files"
     
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    I tried this yesterday because i thinked that it will work but it didnt. I tried with name: Grand Theft Auto IV. I know its the right name because then i start to download it the steam creates folder with exact name. Why isnt this working? Maybe the files are different in the pirated game?? I can record my screen if u want while i do all the stuff.
     
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    because you very likely doing something wrong...
    when you install a game, steam verifies if you got any of the files so you don0t have to download them again...

    btw,
    i am confused, it's grand theft auto V or IV ?