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That's right, its finally here!!
Less than an hour ago Relic Entertainment launched the DoW II beta for all Soulstorm users, all you have to do is go on steam and start the downloading.
Here is a set of instruction on how to get the game downloading and running!
On 21 January, the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War II Multiplayer Beta launches exclusively for Soulstorm owners. The Beta features all four races, five multiplayer maps and Games For Windows LIVE TrueSkill Matchmaking.
If youâ€™re a Soulstorm owner hereâ€™s what you need to do to get startedâ€¦
Step 1- Open Steam If you donâ€™t already own a Steam account, go to http://www.steampowered.com to download the Steam client and create an account for free. Once youâ€™re set, open up Steam and click on the â€œMy Gamesâ€ tab at the top.
Step 2 - Add Soulstorm To Steam If you havenâ€™t purchased Soulstorm through Steam, or donâ€™t have it on your games list, youâ€™ll need to register Soulstorm first. From the â€œMy Gamesâ€ area on Steam, click the â€œActivate A Productâ€ button at the bottom of the window. You will be asked to agree to the Steam Subscriber Agreement, after which youâ€™ll need to enter your Soulstorm Registration Key.
CD Key Example: ABC2D-EF3GH-IJ4KL-MNOP5-67QRS
Adding Soulstorm as a â€œNon-Steamâ€ game will not work. However, you donâ€™t need to install Soulstorm if you donâ€™t want to, it just needs to be registered on your games list in Steam for the Beta to work.
Step 3 - Install The Dawn Of War II Beta With Soulstorm registered on Steam, all thatâ€™s left to do is wait for the Beta to launch on 21 January. When it does it will be added to the â€œMy Gamesâ€ area as â€œWarhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War II â€“ Betaâ€. Select the game to begin installation. Youâ€™ll need 2.3GB of free space to install. You can find out more on Steam, and you can check the system specs here.
Step 4 - Register With Games For Windows LIVE Whilst youâ€™re waiting for the Dawn Of War II Beta to install, go to http://www.gamesforwindows.com to create a free Games For Windows LIVE account. If you already have a Games For Window LIVE or an Xbox Live account, you donâ€™t need to worry about this step as you can just log in when you start playing.
Step 5 - Enter The Battle! When the Beta has downloaded all thatâ€™s left to do is click the â€œLaunchâ€ button in Steam and log into LIVE. Once youâ€™re in you can choose a ranked 3v3 team battle or select to host a custom public match online. If you want to familiarise yourself with the game before you jump into multiplayer you can use the custom public match to set up a battle against a computer-controlled opponent.
If youâ€™re not a Soulstorm owner, youâ€™ll be able to get in on the action next week, on 28 January when the Beta is released for all.
Also, here is info on how to get a Games For Windows LIVE! account so you can play DoW II beta online!
1) Go to http://www.gamesforwindows.com/en-U...s/livejoin.aspx 2) Go to LIVE -> Join Live 3) Click Join Now 4) Here you can either sign in with a Live Passport (such as a Hotmail account) or you can enter a non-Passport account on the right-hand side of the page ******** If you are in an unsupported territory you must not enter a passport account. Use a different e-mail account such as one from Gmail or other free service. On the next page you will be able to choose any supported territory, allowing you to play the DoW2 Beta in territories that are not supported by LIVE. 5) Fill in all required fields to complete registration 6) Sign into the GFWL Marketplace to ensure your account is functional
Remember that you need to have Soulstorm in order to play the beta for now!
[b]Sl4sh - Well, since I got the beta faster than the rest of the staff *giggles*, I just made an online account. If you guys wish to post your online accounts, feel free! Mine is Xill01.
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