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Installing in games Origin already obtained via Steam

Now that I've installed Origin, I have the option of registering some of my other EA games (Dead Space 1 & 2, etc) on it. These are games that I've bought and already activated on Steam.

So what exactly happens if I re-register them on Origin?

  • Do they get 'copied' across, so I can play them from either service?
  • Do they get 'moved' across, so they are no longer accessible from Steam?
    • If this is the case, are save games compatible? (I'm guessing they are...)
  • What about Steam achievements? I hope they're not removed/disabled with the game. Is this even possible (i.e. are there EA games with Steam achievements?)?

marked as duplicate by user3389, juan Mar 9 '12 at 20:41

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    The CD code is probably one use per platform and I doubt the platforms talk to eachother. You'd have to launch the game from Steam to get STeam Achievements, it's part of the game code. – Ben Brocka Mar 9 '12 at 19:58
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    I saw that question but didn't think it was a duplicate. That one was asking is it possible to install the games. I'm asking about the specifics of what happens - i.e. whether they're then unavailable on Steam. They're not the same. – Alex Mar 9 '12 at 20:53
  • I've registered Dead Space 2 (bought on steam) in Origin, and so far, no problems at all, not even in multiplayer ... – Jeroen Baert Apr 3 '12 at 13:30
  • @JeroenBaert Thanks for the useful info. I'm not going to rock the boat, but I still claim this isn't a duplicate question :P – Alex Apr 3 '12 at 14:18
  • In my opinion, it isn't a duplicate question indeed - this question asks if there are any consequences - maybe merge questions? – Jeroen Baert Apr 3 '12 at 14:54

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