What is the difference between Steam and Games for Windows Live versions of Dark Souls? I'm not sure, but I read somewhere that Steam version is also connected with GFWL.

I'm asking because my friend is going to buy it, but I'm not sure if the Steam version is able to play with GFWL.

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    Don't forget to make sure you have an XBox 360 controller for your PC before you buy it. The keyboard controls are rubbish and other controllers not necessarily that good with the game. Still an awesome game though. Aug 31, 2012 at 15:51
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    You can use a PS3 Controller as well you just need to download and use DS3_Tool, which is another question entirely if you don't know how.
    – Shykin
    Aug 31, 2012 at 16:09
  • I play with keyboard and I don't have too much problems, beside targeting is terrible. Aug 31, 2012 at 18:07

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The 'Steam version' is just the GFWL version made for sale via steam. You still have to login to a GFWL account to play online.

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    However the steam version allows for the steam background UI so you can browse the web, get steam chat in game etc so theres that.
    – Shykin
    Aug 31, 2012 at 15:05
  • So steam version is only digital version right ? Is it possible to add box version to steam ? Aug 31, 2012 at 16:47
  • @user1165499 No it is not, you can add it as a shortcut in steam to get use of the steam overlay, but you can not add the actual game to your account.
    – Halfwarr
    Aug 31, 2012 at 17:15
  • @Shykin: Each of the features you've mentioned can also be gotten via the 'Add non-Steam game to Library' option. Aug 31, 2012 at 18:48
  • @ChristopherBerman I've had hit and miss with that method but in this case it would probably work.
    – Shykin
    Aug 31, 2012 at 18:57

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