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Grief.exe
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(10-03-2013, 06:15 PM)
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If you own Bioshock 2, you now own the DLC automatically. Controller support should be added, they were working on a depot with the title controller support for about a month, with the title eventually being changed to approved.

Original Thread: Steam Versions Batman:AA/AC & Bioshock 2 Adding Achievements, Removing GFWL/Securom?
Steam Data Base Page: http://steamdb.info/app/8850/#section_history

http://store.steampowered.com/news/11567/

Hey BioShock 2 fans!

In August, the Games For Windows LIVE service marketplace closed and some of you wondered what would happen to BioShock 2 on PC. We remain committed to supporting BioShock 2 on PC and are excited to announce that starting today the game is available via Steam. Not only that, but the Steam version of BioShock 2 includes all available multiplayer downloadable content, as well as the single player “Protector Trials” DLC, for $19.99!

With the help of our friends at Digital Extremes, BioShock 2 on Steam fully supports popular features of the platform, including controller compatibility, Steam achievements, and Big Picture mode. Matchmaking is easier than ever now, allowing you to search for “any game,” as opposed to having to select your game mode. Leveling up is also quicker and easier, as we’ve fine-tuned the multiplayer experience to be better than ever.

If you have already purchased BioShock 2 through a different digital partner, we’ve got you covered. Simply take the same game activation key you already own and “activate” it within Steam. Doing this will grant you access to BioShock 2, all of its multiplayer and Protector Trials DLC, as well as Minerva’s Den – the single player story-driven add-on that includes new weapons, enemies, and plasmids!

For more information on BioShock 2 on Steam, you can visit: http://2kgam.es/bioshock2steam

-- 2K Games



Optimizing The Game

FOV
  • Windows Key + R, type %appdata%, navigate to Bioshock2Steam folder
  • Open User.ini
  • Find [Default] Section
  • Find a key binding you wish to set for your FOV, type SetFOV # (# being your desired FOV, 90-100 for 16:9)
  • Example: PageUp=SetFOV 95
  • Need to press the key every time you load the game

AF
  • Navigate to your installation folder, Steam/steamapps/common/Bioshock 2
  • /SP/Builds/Binaries
  • Open Default.ini
  • Find Levelofanisotropy=#, change #to 16

Disable Auto-Aim
  • Windows Key + R, type %appdata%, navigate to Bioshock2Steam folder
  • Open Bioshock2SP.ini
  • AutoAim=False

Disable Mouse Acceleration

Originally Posted by Barrow Roll

Here's a fix for you guys. If you remember the old mouse acceleration fix from the first Bioshock, it's exactly the same trick. I know there's toggle for Mouse Acceleration in the options menu, but it still feels janky, this will eliminate that feeling.

Navigate to C:\Users\YourNameHere\AppData\Roaming\Bioshock2Steam\User.ini
Grief.exe note: Windows Key + R Type %appdata%

Add this to the end of the file:

[Engine.PlayerInput]
MouseSmoothingMode=0
MouseAccelThreshold=0.0
Go to your bindings under the [Default] section and choose a key to bind this command:
set Engine.PlayerInput MouseAccelThreshold 0.0 | set Engine.PlayerInput MouseSmoothingMode 0

Now you'll have to press that key every time you load a save so the easiest thing to do is bind it to the same key as MoveForward. If you use WASD, that should look like this:

W=MoveForward | set Engine.PlayerInput MouseAccelThreshold 0.0 | set Engine.PlayerInput MouseSmoothingMode 0

Search for every instance of

Speed=2000.0

and change that number to something much lower. 750 feels good to me. You'll still be able tweak the mouse sensitivity with the slider in game. If you did that all correctly, then mouse controls should feel pretty good.

Now if you want bind Walk and Eve Reloading, just pick a key and add "Walking" and "InjectBioAmmo" without the quotation marks. For me, it looks like this:

Q=InjectBioAmmo
Ctrl=Walking

Check PC Gaming Wiki for more information: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/BioShock_2

Crash Fixes

  • Create a shortcut to Bioshock2Launcher.exe somewhere convenient.
  • Right click this shortcut, select Properties and add -dx9 in the target box after the quotation mark.
  • Now launching the game from this shortcut will force the game to run in DirectX 9.
    http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Bioshoc...indows_7_and_8

Originally Posted by phantomspiker

Another fix for the DX10 crashes, apparently it's caused by a windows update.

http://steamcommunity.com/app/8850/d...6336225340804/

Updates/Relevant Information

Originally Posted by Angel Abaddon

On top of that, just checked my retail BS2 key, activates in Steam now

Retail key activates Minerva's Den DLC onto your account as well.

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

They removed the show keys on startup and in the Windows registry, Batman: Arkham City did the same thing.

Having a key is a requirement for both GFWL and Securom. This could be great news indeed.

Unfortunately, the GFWL installation path is still in the registry app.

less than a minute ago Removed SupportsCDKeyCopyToClipboard – 1
less than a minute ago Removed ShowCDKeyOnLaunch – 1
less than a minute ago Removed LegacyKeyRegistryLocation – HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\TestApp8850\SteamKey
less than a minute ago Removed LegacyKeyRegistrationMethod – registry

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

2 minutes ago Changed controller_support – none › full

Originally Posted by v0rtikal

CONFIRMED!
I got an achievement.

Originally Posted by Xanonano

http://store.steampowered.com/news/11567/

Hey BioShock 2 fans!

In August, the Games For Windows LIVE service marketplace closed and some of you wondered what would happen to BioShock 2 on PC. We remain committed to supporting BioShock 2 on PC and are excited to announce that starting today the game is available via Steam. Not only that, but the Steam version of BioShock 2 includes all available multiplayer downloadable content, as well as the single player “Protector Trials” DLC, for $19.99!

With the help of our friends at Digital Extremes, BioShock 2 on Steam fully supports popular features of the platform, including controller compatibility, Steam achievements, and Big Picture mode. Matchmaking is easier than ever now, allowing you to search for “any game,” as opposed to having to select your game mode. Leveling up is also quicker and easier, as we’ve fine-tuned the multiplayer experience to be better than ever.

If you have already purchased BioShock 2 through a different digital partner, we’ve got you covered. Simply take the same game activation key you already own and “activate” it within Steam. Doing this will grant you access to BioShock 2, all of its multiplayer and Protector Trials DLC, as well as Minerva’s Den – the single player story-driven add-on that includes new weapons, enemies, and plasmids!

For more information on BioShock 2 on Steam, you can visit: http://2kgam.es/bioshock2steam

-- 2K Games

Originally Posted by nbajammer

From the Steam storefront:

"Updated

This bundle also includes the Sinclair Solutions Test Pack, Rapture Metro Map Pack, Kill ‘em Kindly, Zigo & Blanche multiplayer characters, and The Protector Trials. Requires the full game to play."

Last edited by Grief.exe; 10-08-2013 at 07:03 PM.
Linkhero1
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(10-03-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Nice. One of the best DLC out there. Might rebuy Bioshock 2 during the next steam sale.
Stallion Free
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(10-03-2013, 06:16 PM)
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Where's the credit to Nabs?
dmr87
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(10-03-2013, 06:17 PM)
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*Goes to check if I own Bioshock 2*

edit - I do
Ein Bear
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(10-03-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Minerva's Den is the best piece of DLC ever made.
Freedom = $1.05
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(10-03-2013, 06:17 PM)
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Nice! Possibly the best thing to ever come out of bioshock and it's totally free.
Deadbeat
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(10-03-2013, 06:18 PM)
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UPDATE DOWNLOADING


I am excited.
Colkate
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(10-03-2013, 06:18 PM)
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Sweet, I knew it was a good idea to hold off on continuing the series after finishing no.1 a few weeks back.
Nokterian
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(10-03-2013, 06:18 PM)
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I also see that Steam Achievements have been added!

But i see on the store page that Securom is still there....is this true?
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(10-03-2013, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ein Bear

Minerva's Den is the best piece of DLC ever made.

It's quite good. I hope people give this a try.
TouchMyBox
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(10-03-2013, 06:18 PM)
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Steam's downloading a mega Bioshock 2 patch.

:)

3.3GB
Dio Brando
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(10-03-2013, 06:18 PM)
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great news. Very happy that you were right all along, and we even got Minerva's Den for free :D
PhoReal
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(10-03-2013, 06:18 PM)
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That's pretty badass, actually.

Hoping they removed GFWL too so I can actually be bothered to play through it. :)

Originally Posted by Nokterian

I also see that Steam Achievements have been added!

Hnnnnng
csquared587
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(10-03-2013, 06:19 PM)
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I think I might finally play Bioshock 2....
fantomena
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(10-03-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Awesomesauce! I never even bought Minervas Den from the GFWL store. Why? because of some fucking shitty error message and slow pice of shit.
Angel Abaddon
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(10-03-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

More information to come.



If you own Bioshock 2, you now own the DLC automatically.

You also get Minerva's Den bundled with the retail key activation.
Begaria
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(10-03-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Time to reinstall Bioshock 2 then. You know what? I liked the single player campaign. Sure, people call it an unnecessary sequel, but it had a ton of gameplay mechanic improvements over the first Bioshock, and the story was ok!

Could've done without the multiplayer though.
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(10-03-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by fantomena

Awesomesauce! I never even bought Minervas Den from the GFWL store. Why? because of some fucking shitty error message and slow pice of shit.

I bought it but never could download it
Grief.exe
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(10-03-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by PhoReal

That's pretty badass, actually.

Hoping they removed GFWL too so I can actually be bothered to play through it. :)

They removed the show keys on startup and in the Windows registry, Batman: Arkham City did the same thing.

Having a key is a requirement for both GFWL and Securom. This could be great news indeed.

Unfortunately, the GFWL installation path is still in the registry app.

less than a minute ago Removed SupportsCDKeyCopyToClipboard – 1
less than a minute ago Removed ShowCDKeyOnLaunch – 1
less than a minute ago Removed LegacyKeyRegistryLocation – HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\TestApp8850\SteamKey
less than a minute ago Removed LegacyKeyRegistrationMethod – registry

Fantasmo
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(10-03-2013, 06:19 PM)
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Controller support?

Angel Abaddon

On top of that, just checked my retail BS2 key, activates in Steam now

I can confirm this.
My copy was from Gamefly downloads, and it activated on Steam just now.
Last edited by Fantasmo; 10-03-2013 at 06:22 PM.
Htown
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(10-03-2013, 06:20 PM)
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Is that why I just finished downloading Bioshock 2 (which I started yesterday) and now it's downloading another 3 GB update?
AJ_Wings
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(10-03-2013, 06:20 PM)
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Awesome! Always wanted to check out Minerva's Den.

Now thanks to this sale, more people can experience the best Bioshock game.
Derrick01
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(10-03-2013, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

If you own Bioshock 2, you now own the DLC automatically.

Well goddamn it's time to reinstall Bioshock 2. I never did get to try that DLC out.
Linkhero1
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(10-03-2013, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Begaria

Time to reinstall Bioshock 2 then. You know what? I liked the single player campaign. Sure, people call it an unnecessary sequel, but it had a ton of gameplay mechanic improvements over the first Bioshock, and the story was ok!

Could've done without the multiplayer though.

Me too. I prefer the first two over Infinite because I thought the gameplay felt more superior in the first two.
Appleman
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(10-03-2013, 06:22 PM)
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Stoked. Is the GFWL removed...?
kiguel182
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(10-03-2013, 06:22 PM)
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Haven't finished Bioshock 2 yet, I need to go back to it now.

Also, I meant to play this DLC, now that I have it for free I will do it for sure.
jediyoshi
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(10-03-2013, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stallion Free

Where's the credit to Nabs?

I believed in him all along.
Grief.exe
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(10-03-2013, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nokterian

I also see that Steam Achievements have been added!

But i see on the store page that Securom is still there....is this true?

No update to the store page as of yet

Steam Achievements have been there for months, but not available for unlock.
Visualante2
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(10-03-2013, 06:23 PM)
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2K Sale too, assuredly 75% off this weekend.

The SeucROM is a bummer, but I think I'll let it slide.
Lord British
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(10-03-2013, 06:23 PM)
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AWESOME. I've been wanting to play this for years.
Lingitiz
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(10-03-2013, 06:23 PM)
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Whoa it's free? Guess I'll finally play this.

edit: so that's what that 3.3 gig download is.
Persona7
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(10-03-2013, 06:23 PM)
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I never had an issue with this game and GFWL, but this is great if it works correctly.
PsychoRaven
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(10-03-2013, 06:24 PM)
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Now if only they'd give 2 proper controller support I'd be in hog heaven.
snoopeasystreet
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(10-03-2013, 06:24 PM)
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Did they add controller support too?
Real Hero
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(10-03-2013, 06:25 PM)
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worth playing even if I haven't finished 2 ( will it make sense story wise?)
Peff
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(10-03-2013, 06:26 PM)
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Bioshock 2 retail keys have always registered on Steam, as far as I remember. The CD key is gone from the library page and it's still there for Arkham, so let's see...
Grief.exe
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(10-03-2013, 06:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by PsychoRaven

Now if only they'd give 2 proper controller support I'd be in hog heaven.

Originally Posted by snoopeasystreet

Did they add controller support too?

They should have, still needs verifying after someone gets done with the patch.
LiK
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(10-03-2013, 06:26 PM)
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Better than Shadow Broker!
Linkhero1
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(10-03-2013, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Real Hero

worth playing even if I haven't finished 2 ( will it make sense story wise?)

Entirely different story. I would say it's better than the game's main story.
Treechopper
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(10-03-2013, 06:27 PM)
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Do we know how soon it will be for Batman:AC? GFWL won't let me save. I keep hearing a lot about this game and its DLC so I'm probably going to have to pick this up now.
TouchMyBox
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(10-03-2013, 06:27 PM)
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Just played it.

Can confirm controller support and no GFWL in sight.
Grief.exe
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(10-03-2013, 06:28 PM)
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Controller support is in

2 minutes ago Changed controller_support none full

snoopeasystreet
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(10-03-2013, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

They should have, still needs verifying after someone gets done with the patch.

EDIT:

Yeah, the story page now says it has full support. Sweet!

Last edited by snoopeasystreet; 10-03-2013 at 06:31 PM.
Miker
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(10-03-2013, 06:28 PM)
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Now give me all the GOTY DLC for Arkham Arkham City for free >:(

But yeah, as an owner of Bioshock 2, I'm pretty happy about this. If it's up by the weekend, I'll play through the DLC.
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(10-03-2013, 06:29 PM)
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Wish I could just buy it separate. I'd like to know what all the fuss is about.
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Originally Posted by Real Hero

worth playing even if I haven't finished 2 ( will it make sense story wise?)

Much better then the story in 2.

Almost on par with the story in 1.

You are not prepared.
fantomena
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(10-03-2013, 06:29 PM)
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Woah. 2K seems to actually care.
Baconsaurus Rex
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(10-03-2013, 06:30 PM)
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Downloading!
Lautaro
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(10-03-2013, 06:31 PM)
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Finally.
Grief.exe
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(10-03-2013, 06:31 PM)
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Added Store Page to OP


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