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I have never played Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station, but it no longer appears to be available on Steam. This DLC now only appears to be available on Origin, from what I can see.

I own Mass Effect on Steam, but the Steam CD key for the first Mass Effect game is not valid within Origin (the CD key for Mass Effect 2 is, but that's not going to help in this particular situation).

Am I able to purchase Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station on Origin and then use it with my copy of Mass Effect from Steam, or am I going to need to repurchase Mass Effect on Origin in order to use the Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station DLC, from Origin?

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This is definitely about Steam. Not sure about digital distribution, but it's certainly not a technical issue. –  Frank Dec 17 '12 at 20:26
You're right - digital-distribution as well is probably a bit overkill –  kalina Dec 17 '12 at 20:34

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I have bought Pinnacle Station on Origin and was able to play it from within my steam version of Mass Effect 1. I had purchased ME1 on steam a few years ago, and the Origin version of PS worked without any issues.

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thanks - you're right, the installer for pinnacle station works out that ME is installed in steamapps\ and adds it to the right place –  kalina Dec 17 '12 at 20:41

Contact EA live Support and ask them to add Mass Effect and your DLC to your Origin Account while providing them with your keys when asked for.

I did this a while back and they added Mass Effect to my account without any further questions asked.

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