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Why does the Spore DLC show up as separate games in my Steam library?

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1 year ago#1
I haven't actually played the game yet since I'm playing something else right now, but I downloaded the complete pack while it was on sale yesterday. When I downloaded it, the two DLCs showed up in my Steam library as well. Seems odd since one is just a parts pack and one is an expansion, not a standalone game.
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1 year ago#2
no idea why... I'll say probably because EA and Origin...
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1 year ago#3
I -think- the expansion entry runs the game with expansion, and the lone Spore runs without the expansion.

I'm not sure about the parts DLC, though...
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1 year ago#4
So I actually have to open the game from the expansion to play the game with the expansion? That's odd. I was wondering why the size of the expansion was a GB and a half bigger than the game itself.
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1 year ago#5
i hate games that do this

FEAR and ARMA 2 come to mind immediately
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1 year ago#6
Not going to lie, my OCD is driving me nuts with this.
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1 year ago#7
Dawn of War 2 does it with Chaos Rising. Except that you can install either DoW2 or Chaos Rising, and either way you get both of them installed.

And for the FEAR games, they weren't sold as expansions, but as standalone games. Because consoles.
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1 year ago#8
RACE 07 and all of its expansions does this.

I just made a category called zExpansions(the z is to put it to the bottom of the categories) and keep it collapsed.
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1 year ago#9
Original Dawn of War. Has like 6 expansions or so, and each one shows up as a separate game in the Library. That's a little obnoxious, but then each one has a different game mode you can play with them...
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1 year ago#10
Because, you need to launch each one individually to access the content.
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