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Bandai Namco Shares Details On New Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Update – What You Need to Know

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Bandai Namco Shares Details On New Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Update - What You Need to Know 1

Bandai Namco and FROM Software have announced that it is now possible to update your Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on the PC to replace the “Games for Windows Live” functionality with “Steamworks”. This update is available right now, and will allow gamers to keep both their Save Data and Achievements.

If you played or are currently playing Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition, you will be able to update and keep your Save Data and Achievements. The Save Data and Achievements transfer service is being provided from December 15th to February 16th. From February 16th, the new version using Steamworks functionalities will become the default version of the game. After this date it will be possible to still transfer your game over to Steam, however it might not be possible to transition over either Save Data or Achievements.

Bandai Namco have listed three cases, and what you will need to do to get your copy of the game running on Steam:

CASE 1: If you already purchased Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition prior to December 15th, the following process will be available to February 16th for you to transfer your Save Data and Achievements. 

For users who purchased a Game for Windows live version from a retailer (Disc) or Games for Windows Live Marketplace (Digital):

1) We recommend that you add Dark Souls Prepare To Die to your Steam account using your serial 
2) Launch the game and connect to Games for Windows Live. 
3) Run the game (only the currently signed-in user’s Save Data and Achievements can be transferred to Steam).
4) Close the Game. 
5) Right click on your game in the Steam Library, go into Properties, check that the BETA tab is set to “dsptde-2.0-“
6) Launch Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition v2.0 from Steam 
7) The game will look for previous Save Data and Achievements. If Save Data and Achievements are detected on your computer, you should be able to continue your progress in the game. Achievements should be unlocked in Steam.

For users who purchased a Game for Windows live version from Steam:

1) Launch the game and connect to Games for Windows Live. 
2) Run the game (only the currently signed-on user’s progress can be transferred to Steam). 
3) Close Games for Windows Live 
4) Right click on your game in the Steam Library, go into Properties, check that the BETA tab is set to “dsptde-2.0-“
5) Launch Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition v2.0 from Steam
6) Sign in using the same live profile used in step-2 to import your Save Data and Achievements from the Games for Windows Live version to the Steam version for the same profile (gamertag)
7) The game will look for previous Save Data and Achievements. If they are detected on your computer,  you should be able to continue your progress in the game and achievements should be unlocked in Steam.

CASE 2: For user who purchase Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition between December 15th and February 16th:

1) Once the game is downloaded, right click on your game in the Steam library, go into properties, check that the BETA tab is set to “dsptde-2.0-“
2) Launch Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition v2.0 from Steam.

CASE 3: For users who purchase Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition on or after February 16th this will be the steam only version.

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