Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

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Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby Goofyseeker311 » 04 Oct 2019, 03:42

Error! Access token expired: eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjoyMTExNTMsInVzZXJfbmFtZSI6Ikdvb2Z5c2Vla2VyMzExIiwic2NvcGUiOlsicHVibGljX3Byb2ZpbGUiLCJ3cml0ZV9hY2NvdW50X2RhdGEiXSwiZXhwIjoxNTcwMTI2NTM2LCJhdXRob3JpdGllcyI6WyJST0xFX1VTRVIiXSwibm9uX2xvY2tlZCI6dHJ1ZSwianRpIjoiNTU3YzMyMDgtMDFhYS00ZDBlLWJkNzctMDE0NWRjZGRlZjc0IiwiY2xpZW50X2lkIjoiY2ZiNGU3M2EtMDNjOS00MmNhLWJjYTgtMDMxOTVhMDkxZDZmIn0.ZJ_ciG6MHiUuuMix7AiIXAS8bN-D0qZO4pF-CTwaemc
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Re: Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby Gorton » 04 Oct 2019, 04:40

This means you took too long to do it.

Try it again.
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Re: Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby Goofyseeker311 » 07 Oct 2019, 12:50

Can't because this error appears every time when trying to link.
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Re: Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby Goofyseeker311 » 07 Oct 2019, 13:08

Now I actually can link the account, but can you use an account with a shared game? Forged Alliance does not appear in the public games list in the profile, even if I can play it and it's listed in my steam account.
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Re: Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby PhilipJFry » 07 Oct 2019, 20:28

you have to own the game yourself
having the "shared" version of someone else is not good enough
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Re: Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby Goofyseeker311 » 08 Oct 2019, 00:43

if I link to my original account, and play with the shared account, it should work?
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Re: Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby armacham01 » 08 Oct 2019, 01:56

You don't play FAF with a Steam account. You play with a FAF account.

Your FAF account needs to be "linked" to a Steam account that owns the game. If you link your FAF account to a Steam account that does NOT own the game, you won't be able to play.

You could "link" your FAF account to the Steam account that owns a copy of the game (if the owner gives you permission but a lot of people wouldn't share a steam password, and if they do that, they won't be able to link their own steam account to FAF).
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Re: Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby Goofyseeker311 » 08 Oct 2019, 07:36

the result is, that faf does not check if you play with the steam account you linked your faf account with.
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Re: Cannot link to steam account (cannot play faf)

Postby armacham01 » 08 Oct 2019, 17:23

Correct, FAF does not check with the underlying Forged Alliance.exe was put on your computer through Steam or any other way (if you bought a disc off Amazon, or if you pirated it, etc.)

The protection that FAF has is to require Steam-linking one time only. After you steam-link your FAF account, you can use that FAF account from any computer.
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