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JRec15
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Expansions - Same account different devices Wed, 18 December 2013 01:23
Quick question, was unable to find the answer anywhere. I'm currently playing on an ipad, if I purchase expansions on ipad, and later on at some point get the game on steam, will those purchases transfer? I am just unsure if they unlock based on my DOW account or on the specific platform account. Thanks for the help
      
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Re:Expansions - Same account different devices Wed, 18 December 2013 01:38
JRec15 wrote on Wed, 18 December 2013 04:23

Quick question, was unable to find the answer anywhere. I'm currently playing on an ipad, if I purchase expansions on ipad, and later on at some point get the game on steam, will those purchases transfer? I am just unsure if they unlock based on my DOW account or on the specific platform account. Thanks for the help


I'm not sure if you were a Kickstarter backer - if you were, you can find more threads on this topic down in The Software forum of Small World 2.

If you weren't a Backer, pointing to the exclusive forums won't do you much good, so here is a response from Yann (of Days of Wonder) in response to this same question:

Yann of DoW

It is not our "intent", it is the business terms that are forced on us (and all other developers) by the Google Play business terms.

It is specifically forbidden to activate an in-app purchase based on a purchase made somewhere else (in your case, Steam). We could do it with the Royal Bonus because it is not available as a Google Play in-app purchase, but that's it.

By the way, Apple has the exact same restrictions on the App Store. Only Steam is more flexible.

To give you another example, we have the exact same problem with Ticket to Ride. Extra maps bought on the iPad won't activate on other platforms. It's forbidden. Same thing if they were bought on Google Play, they won't activate on other platforms. It's forbidden. It's also true if they were bought on Steam: both the App Store and Google Play won't allow the activation, even though Steam does not care. It's completely blocked both ways. Sad

Thanks for your understanding and your support.

Yann


I hope this helps. Cool
      
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Re:Expansions - Same account different devices Wed, 18 December 2013 02:09
Ah, I see. I was not a KS backer so Thanks for clarifying. Puts me in a tough spot as I am only playing on an ipad temporarily, and would of eventually liked to move to steam. It makes sense though why that unfortunately isn't an easy switch
      
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Re:Expansions - Same account different devices Thu, 06 March 2014 17:21
So I know that Google and Apple have these restrictions.

But does Steam? I don't think so. I recall (for reasons I never understood) being issued Steam codes for all the maps I'd purchased on iOS. Is there not an option there?

(or, let us buy these codes at a discount for Steam redemption?)
      
    
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