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Old 07-24-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
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Switching from playing on GFWL to Steam...progress transfers or not?

Hi all,

I started this game a while ago on GFWL, right before the update. As a result I got 500 empire points and have a bit of progress into the game I'd rather not lose.

Steam had that 75% off sale so I got AOE "Complete" edition for $10. I'm a bit worried about starting it up though - will I lose my progress and have to start from scratch? Will I lose the 500 empire points, or will they stay on my account? Is there a way to move around game files on my computer so that when I play it over steam it will resume from where I left off just fine?

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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I have been wondering this as well. Being as GFWL will not let you buy Empire Points. I have not been able to find a definitive answer.

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Old 07-24-2012, 04:24 AM   #3
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I'm an idiot...apparently it was AOE 3 complete collection, not AOE online collection that I bought, so this question is now moot. Really pissed at myself especially since I already bought AOE 3 for 1 penny back during the special they had for PC games a while back. Hope you find an answer though.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Transferred over last week, everything is saved as its all on online servers so doesnt effect your progress.

Just make sure to uninstall the GFWL version before installing steam
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