OK this is going to be interesting, I found the code for my DL version of the Superbox and I went to Steam and entered it... it came right up with another full version of the X3 series for me to download, and apparently I did not need to spend the $10.00 bucks for the add on, it is free for anyone who bought the Superbox. Duuhhh!
Anyway I will deal with that later, I will now have my regular non steam version of the game that I can mess with and the Steam version with the Albion Prelude installed under Steam on another drive. Stay tuned for updates. It looks like even with a fibre Op connection my download will be another 2 hours, so I may only get a short ride in space tonight, but I am going to give it a go you can be sure of that.