Raptr is shutting down on September 30th

Do you remember Raptr? You can see a screenshot from our own memories of it right there in the header. Yes, there was a time when Raptr provided us plenty of information about which games were most popular among Raptr users. But no longer; the service is officially shutting down on September 30th, with the option for existing users to download their user data and overall usage history for the past decade of tracking.

The stated rationale for the shutdown is simply that the world is a different place from when it launched, and at this point there’s just no need to keep it around any longer. There are several first-party optimization clients for game settings already available, which does render the original purpose of the Raptr service fairly redundant. Our condolences go out to those affected by the shutdown.

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Adam Sellke

Public Service Announcement re: importing your Raptr data to EvolveHQ… http://blog.evolvehq.com/2017/09/extinction-raptr-says-goodbye/

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ernost

There are several first-party optimization clients for game settings already available, which does render the original purpose of the Raptr service fairly redundant.

I never used their so called optimization feature. I used it purely to track my time played in various games. I only stopped using it because it wouldn’t detect Secret World Legends. I wish I had redeemed my points earlier, rather then waiting for something better to come along. Just re-installed it to see if there was anything I could get, and they seem to have removed the reward points section from the app now.

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Zen Dadaist

I installed it for a free Rift pet. Then uninstalled it. I was missing Xfire at the time but Raptr was rubbish.

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Jack Pipsam

I remember when Raptr was the shiny new thing to replace the dying Xfire. Both were great at the time for me in keeping track of stuff.

But I haven’t used it in years, seems nobody else did either.

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Andrew Ross

I used it to track game info during/after Xfire, which I found after GamerDNA. Was trying to find new ways to expand my gaming social network without having to sign up with scarier companies that sell my personal info and can share my pictures without my permission. None of them delivered.

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zeko_rena

It installed itself once when I installed something else, I didn’t notice the little check box, I immediately uninstalled it, that’s the closest I ever got to using it, not even sure what it did haha

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CapnLan

Not surprising but perhaps a bit sad. I used it for many years and got a ton of free swag. Even managed to score a free T6 Valiant class escort for STO.

I stopped using it as it stopped tracking my game times after one of their updates. Tried to sort it out with their tech support but they couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Ended up just dropping it. Oh well.

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styopa

But what about all those valuable raptr points I was told I had?
There should be the basis for a class action lawsuit, number of points TIMES the number of spam mails insisting that they were super-awesome as the base value of your claim, in dollars.

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Armsbend

Yes I remember AMD constantly sending me “updates” to attach Raptr to my pc. To the point where I started ignoring driver updates.

Good riddance.

((Edited.))

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Veldan

Don’t need to see a name or avatar to know who wrote this :)

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Boom

RiP many a free code, guess my Raptr pet in Rift will really now be an oddity.
Thank you for listing me with the most hours in AoC globally ever because nobody played it through your app.

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deekay_plus

ayyyyyy lmao

we used this briefly entirely to get free rift expack when rift went f2p and we played it for all of 3 days. most of us ditched raptr immidiately after.

like xfire before it most of the useful functions never worked well/at all and most of it was just data mining users to sell to advertisers.

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Veldan

Thanks, I was just thinking of what program I used in the old days but for the life of me couldn’t remember the name, it was xfire

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BalsBigBrother

I got a few cool freebies for STO and Rift from Raptr way back when I was more into those games but apart from that I never used it.

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Fisty

Don’t forget to redeem for misc bullshit with the Raptr rewards. If they still do that. Sometimes you can get a cool item in-game

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Delphos

There it goes the last program to track your gaming times. Sad. Fells strange though they shutting down Raptr because its most irrelevante function(nobody ever cared for the optimization tool, we use raptr for the game tracking) became obsolete.

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Droniac

There are still alternative programs for tracking playtime actually.

Both Evolve and Overwolf are still around. Although afaik neither tracks quite as many games as Raptr did and Overwolf hasn’t seen an update since January.

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Siphaed

Not “the last program”…..there’s Steam. In fact, Steam does it so well that it’s pointless to use other services. And yes, non-Steam purchased games can be added to Steam to track as well. That’s why there’s so much pointlessness around RaptR. Steam has more users, more friends, more social connectives, and just overall is a better overlay service.

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Several popular MMO’s are not on steam (GW2, WoW) and the ones that are on steam are often region blocked on steam here in India (Archeage, Blade and Soul), even if I can play them with the games own launcher.

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Droniac

Steam can’t track playtime for non-Steam games. I’m not sure where you got the idea that it does.

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Tridus

How many people actually care about game time tracking in non-Steam games where there’s no way to do so?

That seems like a fairly unsustainable business in 2017, which is probably why it’s shutting down.

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Delphos

Personaly i don’t care for Steam games at all,(and know many ppl like me) i play basicaly mmos, from thoose i play only FFXIV is on steam but would require i buy the game again and start another character fresh (basically irrelevante option).

Not to metion my more than 9100 hours of tracked game time on Raptr (http://raptr.com/delphos).

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Stormwaltz

I still care about tracking my non-Steam games. :/

I’ve used Raptr since 2010 and have over 7700 hours logged. Top three as of today:

STO – 2408
LotRO – 1513
SWTOR – 1101

…none of which are tracked through Steam.

Is there anything else out that still tracks game time? Or a system that will let you manually enter hours?

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Paragon Lost

You know that in most mmorpgs you can type /played and find out how much time you have logged in per character.

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Stormwaltz

Sure, but in most MMORPGs, I have 3-6 characters, and they tend to format their /played as “X days, Y hours, Z minutes.” Raptr was great for summarizing “## hours” without the need to log in to every single character and then convert to hours.

And I don’t just play MMORPGs. There’s no /played in Skyrim, World of Warships, Minecraft, Fire Emblem… :)

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Paragon Lost

Good points. :)

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zeko_rena

STO and LotRO are on Steam and if installed through it would track time?
Of course they would start fresh though would not count all your previous time

Like with EVE Online, I think I am at like 900ish hours since I started using it on Steam, where as realistically over the past 12 years I would not want to know my total hours lol

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Stormwaltz

Sadly, it appears Steam doesn’t track play time for non-Steam games :(

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Stormwaltz

I’ll check to see if I can link my stand-alone installs through the Steam client. I really don’t want to re-download multiple MMORPGs just to keep tracking my playtime. -_-

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zeko_rena

Yeah would be a pain having to re-download them
Not sure if this will apply in this case, but I often copy games out of my Steam folder onto a external for my misses to copy into her Steam folder

The trick to it is you have to delete the .exe file as that is signed to the original account during install, then it finds all the old files and simply downloads the .exe

However I don’t know if that will apply in your case since the games were not originally downloaded through Steam, so if you try it back up your .exe first haha

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