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Old 07-29-09, 09:30 AM   #13
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Default Re: How do I move games from one Steam acct to another?

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My brother bought one a few years back. It went smoothly.

Once the buyer gets the username and password, they can change the email and the password. Then the previous owner cannot access it.
all it takes for previous user to contact steam, give them some info: paypal info used to buy a game, cc info, or receipt. and steam will restore the account to original owner.
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Old 07-29-09, 09:43 AM   #14
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My brother bought one a few years back. It went smoothly.

Once the buyer gets the username and password, they can change the email and the password. Then the previous owner cannot access it.
Im pretty sure that the original email used to create the account (and log int) cannot be changed, only the email used to contact the user about changes or if a lost password.

I originally used a hotmail account with steam and now have it set to gmail but I still have to use the hotmail account to log in.

And even then they can still reclaim it, they just have to provide the old information and valve will look into it.
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Old 07-29-09, 09:44 AM   #15
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I am just saying I have seen it done.
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Old 07-29-09, 09:56 AM   #16
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Crap!!

So if my GF wants to play TF2 online and I want to play Audiosurf (also online, submits scores), we CAN'T because they're on the same steam account?
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Old 07-29-09, 10:02 AM   #17
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.......You may not sell or charge others for the right to use your Account, or otherwise transfer your Account.
You are entitled to use the Steam Software for your own use, but you are not entitled to: (i) sell, grant a security interest in or transfer reproductions of the Steam Software to other parties in any way, nor to rent, lease or license the Steam Software to others without the prior written consent of Valve; (ii) host or provide matchmaking services for the Steam Software or emulate or redirect the communication protocols used by Valve in any network feature of the Steam Software, through protocol emulation, tunneling, modifying or adding components to the Steam Software, use of a utility program or any other techniques now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose including, but not limited to network play over the Internet, network play utilizing commercial or non-commercial gaming networks or as part of content aggregation networks, without the prior written consent of Valve; or (iii) exploit the Steam Software or any of its parts for any commercial purpose.
http://store.steampowered.com/subscriber_agreement/

Also...

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...8963-EIKC-3767

Just install the account to both rigs, with the games you want on each only installed.

The only caveat is that both accounts can't be logged in at the same time.
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Old 07-29-09, 10:18 AM   #18
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Unless you buy a compilation containing a game you already have ,Then you can gift it.
Nope you can't unless that particular game is setup that way. I have bought Shadowgrounds 2x now, and I couldn't even give away a copy of the 2nd copy. I even asked support how I could do it since I already own it and they said I couldn't. IIRC only the HL2 series or maybe only Valve games in general have the gift it option available if you own it already.
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Old 07-29-09, 11:52 AM   #19
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Nope you can't unless that particular game is setup that way. I have bought Shadowgrounds 2x now, and I couldn't even give away a copy of the 2nd copy. I even asked support how I could do it since I already own it and they said I couldn't. IIRC only the HL2 series or maybe only Valve games in general have the gift it option available if you own it already.
Thats lame.
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What I have done before:

1 account. 2 computers. Friend is playing an online multiplayer game like counter strike. I am playing a single player valve game. This worked for me for a long time but I haven't tried in about a year or more.
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What I have done before:

1 account. 2 computers. Friend is playing an online multiplayer game like counter strike. I am playing a single player valve game. This worked for me for a long time but I haven't tried in about a year or more.
If your going to play an SP game then its possible because you just can go into offline mode with that PC but its not possible for two online games.
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What I have done before:

1 account. 2 computers. Friend is playing an online multiplayer game like counter strike. I am playing a single player valve game. This worked for me for a long time but I haven't tried in about a year or more.
Right. I've done this before. Anne played HL2: ep 1 and I played Lost Planet... one of us at a time could have played one of our game variants online.
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I'm glad I gifted HL2 to the other steam account. I hope I'm assuming correctly: owning HL2 gives you free rein to download HL2M and CS:S, right?
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I'm glad I gifted HL2 to the other steam account. I hope I'm assuming correctly: owning HL2 gives you free rein to download HL2M and CS:S, right?
Depends which package you get. Although TONS of packages had those two games and also HL:Source, mine didnt. I did get CS:S and HL2: DM though. Death match is alotta fun.
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