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2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby JustSomeGuy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:15 pm

What would be the best way to do it, if possible at all?
My main account is bought directly from FD and it is linked to Steam.

I assume that HB will give me just a Steam key and as my Steam account is also linked to HB that would not work. I do not want to create a new Steam or HB account so is my only way of getting a 2nd Elite account by purchasing it from FD by creating another Frontier account?
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby TorTorden » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:59 pm

No matter where you buy a key.
The only thing FD cares about is the login through the launcher.

Steam launches the launcher.
Oculus launches the launcher.
Etc etc.
If you bypass any of the previous systems, as long as you log in to the launcher with the fd account you registered the key to (you will need a second email account, Gmail is great for it, hotmail and some others seem to spamblock the threeway login key fd emails)

I myself bought my main account on steam, but for the last few years I have only used a direct shortcut for the ED launcher.

As for multiple accounts, just log out in the launcher via options and log in again.

Me and several others have multiple accounts, and only that is to switch the active login on the launcher.

Graphics settings and control schemes are stored in the same places so both these remain.
So if you change a setting for one account, the other will also have the change.
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby Loriath » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:13 pm

Just did this myself.

Bought the key, and copied the key to a notepad file for safe keeping. Made a new Frontier Store account, and redeemed the key there. Once that was confirmed, I started the ED Launcher, and selected Options/Logout and then hit Login and put in my new Email Password combo I made on the frontier store. Waited for the Email, then put the code in and voila.

Want to switch? Log out and then click login and put in the other account details.

That way you don't have to install via steam.

The hardest part is redeeming the key on the frontier store. Use this link. https://tools.elitedangerous.com/en/register
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby JustSomeGuy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:35 pm

Ah so the key I get from HB is used in the new FD account I need to create and not in Steam.
I first thought that I only get a Steam key from HB when I purchase it and that was messing with my head. Couldn't add an Elite Steam key to a Steam account that already has Elite.

By copying Elite launcher + binaries to another location I get to play both accounts at the same time, making multicrew / wing with myself possible. I hope.. One can have greatly reduced details / resolution to keep the other account running smooth.

Been thinking about the 2nd account many times before when it has been discounted, but now that the commander deluxe edition would cost me 17,99 €.. I don't think I will see a cheaper price anytime soon.

Thanks for clearing this out for me. :)
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby Loriath » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:25 pm

JustSomeGuy wrote:By copying Elite launcher + binaries to another location I get to play both accounts at the same time, making multicrew / wing with myself possible. I hope.. One can have greatly reduced details / resolution to keep the other account running smooth.



Nope, they are hardcoded as to the location. <<<You cannot run 2 versions at the same time unless you are using 2 PC's or VM's. And if you did, it would be seen as an explot to team up with yourself. Same IP remember?
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby JustSomeGuy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:37 pm

It counts as exploit? Bummer.
2nd PC via VPN? :twisted:
Hehe no.. If it really counts as an exploit I'm not going to take the risk.

A Colonia / exploration "me" then most likely.
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby TorTorden » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:42 pm

I don't think they take it too serious.

As for same IP, I know lot's of people who have several accounts in the same home and play along with their kids or SO's or roomates.
No exploit there.

If you where for instance to have three accounts and constantly be in a multi crew sessions with your self, it might theoretically be considered an exploit in PVP.
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby Judson » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:38 pm

Loriath wrote: <<<You cannot run 2 versions at the same time unless you are using 2 PC's or VM's. And if you did, it would be seen as an explot to team up with yourself. Same IP remember?


Are you sure about this? What if your wife plays, she would have same IP.
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby JohnLuke » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:29 pm

Loriath wrote:Nope, they are hardcoded as to the location. <<<You cannot run 2 versions at the same time unless you are using 2 PC's or VM's. And if you did, it would be seen as an explot to team up with yourself. Same IP remember?


I have two accounts. It's been a while since I've done this, but I've launched one account and got the game running, close the launcher, log into the launcher with the other account info and run the 2nd account on the same PC at the same time. It's a bit of <alt-tab> work, but works just fine.
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Re: 2nd account via Humble Bundle, how?

Postby JustSomeGuy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:41 pm

Loriath wrote:Just did this myself.

Bought the key, and copied the key to a notepad file for safe keeping. Made a new Frontier Store account, and redeemed the key there. Once that was confirmed, I started the ED Launcher, and selected Options/Logout and then hit Login and put in my new Email Password combo I made on the frontier store. Waited for the Email, then put the code in and voila.

Want to switch? Log out and then click login and put in the other account details.

That way you don't have to install via steam.

The hardest part is redeeming the key on the frontier store. Use this link. https://tools.elitedangerous.com/en/register

I could use some help with that link.. I log in and put in the key from HB, and I get "Key supplied was invalid".
The line where it asks for the key seems to have 5 "slots" instead of the 3 "slots" the key has, meaning xxxxx - xxxxx - xxxxx.
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