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Whether you are a return-player from back in the day who got a burst of nostalgia, or you're completely new to the Mass Effect experience, if you bought the game and its DLC on Steam then you've ran into a problem that may have had you reeling. I know that when I bought the Mass Effect 2: Digital Deluxe Edition, and I booted it up only to find I had none of the DLC available to me, I was livid. Unlike me installing Origin and playing the game there at first, you're going to be able to get all the DLC onto Steam with this helpful little guide.
Without further ado, let's hop into how to get your DLC onto Steam.
Getting Your DLC to Work on Steam
Alright, so you've bought Mass Effect 2 and all of its DLC on Steam, but you came to the daunting realization that it isn't available to you in-game, right? Well, you needn't worry even though the files aren't even installed on your computer anywhere. This problem arises due to the business agreement between EA and Valve Corp. preventing Steam from hosting certain EA DLC.
In lieu of EA and Valve solving their differences in a professional manner, we can easily solve the problem for ourselves. In order to get your Mass Effect 2 DLC onto Steam, first you must actually own and install the game's content via the Steam store. Luckily, you probably wouldn't be having these concerns without buying the deluxe edition of the game, so let's move onto the next step.
The next and final step to the process is going to this site and downloading all the files available for Mass Effect 2. These files are set up to install and cooperate with Steam, so upon downloading and running the installer for each file there should be no further issues. Mind you, these are installer files rather than the game files themselves, so each one will need to be ran individually from your downloads folder.
This process, overall, should take you no more than thirty minutes even on a low-end laptop. Once you have all of your DLC installed you should be ready to boot up the game and jump right into it!
I hope this quick and easy-to-read guide helped you in your endeavor to enjoy all Mass Effect 2 has to offer!