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First post, by BEEN_Nath_58

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This is old news, but for people who don't know, Bethesda Launcher is shutting down and moving all of it's games to Steam.

https://bethesda.net/en/article/2RXxG1y000NWu … rating-to-steam

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Reply 1 of 12, by Tetrium

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I already checked and the only thing I had on my Bethesta account was the Creation Kit for Skyrim SE 😋

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Reply 2 of 12, by BEEN_Nath_58

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:31:

I already checked and the only thing I had on my Bethesta account was the Creation Kit for Skyrim SE 😋

There are some DLCs for some games I don't own. I wonder what happens to those.

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Reply 3 of 12, by Namrok

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The only thing I had was a free copy of Arx Fatalis I got at some point.

One launcher down, so many to go. Remember when people were pissed that they had to leave Steam running, consuming resources? I weep whenever I look at all the tasks running in Task Manager these days.

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Reply 4 of 12, by Tetrium

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BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-28, 13:13:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:31:

I already checked and the only thing I had on my Bethesta account was the Creation Kit for Skyrim SE 😋

There are some DLCs for some games I don't own. I wonder what happens to those.

My guess is you should still be able to convert it to steam?
I'm not sure how this will work as the CK for Skyrim SE is free anyway.

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Reply 5 of 12, by BEEN_Nath_58

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-28, 16:05:
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-28, 13:13:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-28, 10:31:

I already checked and the only thing I had on my Bethesta account was the Creation Kit for Skyrim SE 😋

There are some DLCs for some games I don't own. I wonder what happens to those.

My guess is you should still be able to convert it to steam?
I'm not sure how this will work as the CK for Skyrim SE is free anyway.

I was wondering about that. It email-ed that it moved the 4 games to Steam but nothing about the other things.

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Reply 6 of 12, by Tetrium

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BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-28, 17:43:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-28, 16:05:
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-28, 13:13:

There are some DLCs for some games I don't own. I wonder what happens to those.

My guess is you should still be able to convert it to steam?
I'm not sure how this will work as the CK for Skyrim SE is free anyway.

I was wondering about that. It email-ed that it moved the 4 games to Steam but nothing about the other things.

I noticed later that CK for Skyrim SE is now available on steam, so no need to convert it 🙂

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Reply 7 of 12, by BEEN_Nath_58

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Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-29, 00:27:
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-28, 17:43:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-28, 16:05:

My guess is you should still be able to convert it to steam?
I'm not sure how this will work as the CK for Skyrim SE is free anyway.

I was wondering about that. It email-ed that it moved the 4 games to Steam but nothing about the other things.

I noticed later that CK for Skyrim SE is now available on steam, so no need to convert it 🙂

The DLCs I got were definitely not free, I got them during some sale and now they are stuck there forever.

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Reply 8 of 12, by Tetrium

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BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-29, 17:16:
Tetrium wrote on 2022-04-29, 00:27:
BEEN_Nath_58 wrote on 2022-04-28, 17:43:

I was wondering about that. It email-ed that it moved the 4 games to Steam but nothing about the other things.

I noticed later that CK for Skyrim SE is now available on steam, so no need to convert it 🙂

The DLCs I got were definitely not free, I got them during some sale and now they are stuck there forever.

I don't know about the DLCs. My guess is that if you paid for a product, you can ask for it to get moved to your steam account (or at least I think you should?).

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Reply 9 of 12, by ODwilly

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I might actually reinstall Fallout 76 🤣. Horrible game, but last time I played it was before NPC's existed and stash size limits made it impossible to keep enough scrap to even keep 1 weapon functioning.

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Reply 10 of 12, by DosFreak

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Wasn't able to transfer for a couple of days.
After a couple of days remembered that I logged into Creation Club to see that travesty back when it first came out. KeePass to the rescue.
So for this creation club account it was linked to Steam which is why my other Bethesda account couldn't link to Steam.
Tried to unlink but it wanted a security question answer, copied in KeePass answer and no luck. Tried to reset and shitty website errored out.
Switched account to multi-factor and successfully unlinked steam.
Went back to other Bethesda account and linked Steam and transfer.
Finally no more shitty Bethesda website or launcher, whoever grew some brains at Bethesda needs a raise or mabye with the MS takeover someone was fired. heh

Once I've finished downloading will be interested to see if the DRM status has changed on any of these and what I'll need to re-crack.

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Arena
Uses DOSBox

Arx Fatalis
No DRM but use the Arx Libertatis port

Daggerfall
Uses DosBox
or
Daggerfall Unity
https://github.com/Interkarma/daggerfall-unity/releases

Doom 64
Use Goldberg steam emu

Doom Eternal
Still has Denuvo DRM avoid like the plague. 10/2021 release is cracked, unknown why Bethesda hasn't officially removed it yet. Must like giving Denuvo money.

Morrowind
Use Steamless or copy exe from Bethesda release
or
OpenMW

Quake
This appears to be the original release and the remaster with the remaster in a subdirectory, so messy.
Bethesda actually replaced the original with the remaster when that was released on their store but I of course had it backed up, nice try Bethesda.

Use DOSBOX for the DOS release or use a port for Windows, if you really want to use Winquake then use dgvoodoo2

Ports:
Dark Places
DirectQ
Engoo
FTEQW
Mark V
ProQuake4
Qbism
Quakespasm
Quakespasm spiked
Quakeworld for DOS
TyrQuake
vkQuake

Quaker Remaster
Use Goldberg steam emu
or
Quakespasm spiked
There may be other ports compatible but I haven't been tracking

Quake 2
Need to use Steamless for Quake 2 if you want a DRM free executable
Quake 2 won't work on Windows 11 so you'll need to use the unofficial 3.24
or
KMQuake 2
AprQ2
EGL
Quake 2 Evolved
Quake2XP
Yamagi
Q2DOS
Beserker Quake 2
vkQuake2
Quake II RTX

Quake 3
Use Quake 3 exe from Bethesda release or 1.32c update otherwise Steam required
or
ioquake3
Quake 3 1.32e
q3bers
spearmint

Rage 2
Use Goldberg steam emu. No initial activation required by the Steam release unlike the Bethesda release

Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
No DRM

Last edited by DosFreak on 2022-04-30, 15:11. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 11 of 12, by DosFreak

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Anyone know where the construction set is for Morrowind on Steam? It's available on the Bethesda launcher and of course the retails discs.
I don't see it on Steam but I do see a soundtrack for $9.99 so you can see where their priorities lie.

https://www.nexusmods.com/morrowind/mods/42196

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Reply 12 of 12, by BEEN_Nath_58

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DosFreak wrote on 2022-04-30, 15:05:

Anyone know where the construction set is for Morrowind on Steam? It's available on the Bethesda launcher and of course the retails discs.
I don't see it on Steam but I do see a soundtrack for $9.99 so you can see where their priorities lie.

https://www.nexusmods.com/morrowind/mods/42196

I read they never released the construction set, so you got to get it from nexusmods. Or contact Bethesda, hoping they care 😀

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