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Thread: Steam problem: Steam does not register game time

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    Steam problem: Steam does not register game time

    When I start AO via Steam, it changes me to ingame for about 3 seconds. Then it reverts back to as if I wasn't playing.
    I wanted to afk the 5 minutes game time necessary to submit an encouraging review... *rolls eyes*
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    apparently a bug, for some people it does
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    One of the guys who left a review already has > 10h game time on record. hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lougi0 View Post
    One of the guys who left a review already has > 10h game time on record. hmm...
    Maybe it is an OS specific problem... well I clicked around until all the relaunching gave me the 5 minutes to plop my review, otherwise it wont really interest me.
    This becomes a problem when Steam will display false statistics of played time for players, hurting its marketing potential. But hey this is Funcom, why would marketing be ever good I kind of pity the company now, their efforts are usually screwed over by incompetent marketing or just sheer bad luck XD
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    Steam's running AnarchyOnline.exe, but that process immediately ends itself and launches Anarchy.exe.

    I've managed to suspend the process before it ended, and now Steam thinks I'm playing the game. Lol.

    I'm going to post a steam guide.

    Here it is: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=870229920
    Last edited by Psithief; Feb 23rd, 2017 at 09:59:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psithief View Post
    Steam's running AnarchyOnline.exe, but that process immediately ends itself and launches Anarchy.exe.

    I've managed to suspend the process before it ended, and now Steam thinks I'm playing the game. Lol.

    I'm going to post a steam guide.

    Here it is: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=870229920
    Man, you rock

    Funny that you need to "exploit" just to be able to write a review on the game. Quite ironic
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    There is some software that allows you to "run" specific game on Steam... That is one way. I just automated starting and closing it for 5 minutes...
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    Just download "Steam Achievement Manager", add the ID for Anarchy Online on steam to it and then open it from the program (not steam). That will trick steam into thinking it's open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Legendfluf View Post
    Just download "Steam Achievement Manager", add the ID for Anarchy Online on steam to it and then open it from the program (not steam). That will trick steam into thinking it's open.
    Thanx, this trick worked for me (the other one, suspend under procexplorer didn't). Could finally write a review after 5 min of "playing" :/
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    If you have a tool to automate clicking, you can let it click the play button as it add a few seconds every time.
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    Who is this guy and how would he know this? http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile...58092246417373 / http://steamcommunity.com/app/396280...8092246437520/

    FIX:

    1) Right Click Anarchy Online in your library
    2) Select Properties
    3) Select "Set Launch Options"
    4) Input (without quotes) "IA700453413 IP7505 DU" and press Enter
    5) Launch Anarchy Online

    You should now be able to play AND show your status as playing Anarchy Online. This will bypass the launch screen and take you straight into the game.

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    I assume he used google.
    If you do that too you will find the answer.
    Basically it says AO to skip launcher and go to the ip-adress and port that are specified through the parameters IA and IP.
    While the ip-address IA is masked in a certain way.

    And it works just fine. Only problem is that I now can't start a second instance of the game from steam. But well you can't have everything.
    Last edited by Behoernchen; Mar 1st, 2017 at 11:26:32. Reason: removed link cause reason.
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