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See Sonic Generations Beta on Steam With Your Own Eyes

If you caught the tweet two hours ago, you’re no doubt already aware that Sonic Generations was spotted up on Steam in a beta state.

But before you go running off to try and somehow hijack it and do whatever it is you plan to do with it, learn that it cannot be downloaded. However, you can safely see its presence in the Steam index without any worry of breaking laws or losing your Steam account permanently.

Make sure your Steam client is up to date and download the Steam Registry Tool Kit here. You’ll need .NET Framework 2.0, so this is for Windows Users only.

Open the program, and open the file “ClientRegistry.blob” located in C:\Program Files\Steam (or C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam for you Windows Vista and 7 users.) Double click on ContentDescriptionRecord, which is a registry entry on the right panel. If you don’t see ContentDescriptionRecord, make sure the folder “TopKey” is highlighted on the left sidebar.

Finally, go to the Subscriptions tab, to the dropdown right below the tabs, and go to I.D. 8449.

Not the most exciting bit of news other than the impromptu confirmation for the PC version of the game. We’ll keep you posted if anything more develops or from official word from Sega. Special thanks to forum member Hinchy for the above process.

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    I can see HD consoles and the 3DS. But come on, PC? Your graphics card would need steroids.

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      Wot? IIRC, it’s not difficult (or expensive) to create a gaming rig more powerful than a 360 or PS3. Correct me if I’m wrong, though.

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        You’re not. Not as cheap as buying the console, of course, but then again, you’re paying for a lot more than a locked-down console when you build a PC.

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          Indeed. Plus, my computer being custom built can run this thing smooth as butter.

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      Because a PC that can do better than a 6 year old “HD” console costs so much these days!

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        So True

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        my computer is twice as expensive as a PS3/360, but runs most games far better. And once you have that, I find it easier to modify a computer than a console. I am quite looking forward to finally seeing a Sonic game on PC again.

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          I know, I was being sarcastic. 😛

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      May I ask what is your problem with a PC release? You don’t need an high-end PC to play a Sonic game.

      I really don’t understand why so many people complain about a PC version being in the works. As if the “HD” consoles were that powerful…

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    I will have a heart attack soon. THIS MAKES ME HAPPY 😀

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    may be it’s for ps3? steam is already on ps3 or not?

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      It only works for 1 game at the moment, portal 2, and it isn’t an actual program, just the overlay in-game. Even if it is then the chances are that it still means pc version.

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    nsk, you can link your PSN to a Steam ID, but Steam isn’t on PS3. 

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    maybe its part of the big anouncement they were going to drop on the 23rd

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    @Jack

    PC gamer master race here. Most high-end gaming PCs should be able to run Generations with ease, from the looks of it.

    (Taking into consideration that their graphics cards, for the most part, are on steroids.)

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    FUCK YEAH!! finally the PC version is confirmed, now i can rest assure i can play this baby 😀

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    Yay! oh and they shouldn’t forget to release a Sonic Hat with the game for TF2!! 😀

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      That would complete the TF2 hat collection (okay maybe not)

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    yeah Finally if i only have a credit card to add it to steam because my body is ready for the PC version 😀

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    I don’t see any value with that I.D. 

    Maybe they found out already?

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    The wikipedia page’s cover for Sonic Generations looks oddly square for a console case…

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      It’s the cover of the PS3 version. That’s the Sony 3D game logo as far as I know.

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    Maybe this means MODS
    …It’s possible :c

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    I am so happy that this is confirmed because Sonic Generations on the PC will have a HUGE modding community and since my PC is buffer than all will know, this makes it even more great knowing that I get the best version.

    I have a feeling xbox 360 controllers are fully supported.

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    You don’t know how excited i am about this, really
    No 360, ps3, or 3ds, nor the money for one, made my heart break
    But now that it will be for steam….
    😀

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    Beta? What? Also isn’t the method of obtaining this data if not illegal then against the ToS or ELUA?

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