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Old 07-28-09, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default How do I move games from one Steam acct to another?

I have two Steam accounts.

ACCT A: for the desk PC which serves up Source Engine games...

ACCT B: for the media/gaming PC.

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I don't have this set up how I'd like it yet, as I want to move some games from A to B, like Lost Planet, Assassin's Creed and Audiosurf.

I used to just have one acct, but when I bought TF2 (i think that was it) I was allowed to give HL2 to someone as a gift.

I thought "maybe I can give that to my other PC, and then maybe I can install HL@M and CS:S and get to enjoy some LAN action!!"

So yeah, the accounts aren't split up properly yet. My desk PC's Steam acct has ALL the games, and I want some of them to migrate.
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Old 07-28-09, 06:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: How do I move games from one Steam acct to another?

The only option is to ask support to do so, but you need a damn good reason.
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Old 07-28-09, 06:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: How do I move games from one Steam acct to another?

So basically that means if you buy a Steam game, you can't sell it without the buyer having to go through a bunch of crap?
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Old 07-28-09, 06:39 PM   #4
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Default Re: How do I move games from one Steam acct to another?

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So basically that means if you buy a Steam game, you can't sell it without the buyer having to go through a bunch of crap?
you cant sell it period.

Unless you buy a compilation containing a game you already have ,Then you can gift it.


You can log on and install whatever steam game you like on either PC but you cant use two instances of the same account at the same time so If you only have 1 CSS or whatever you cant do LAN

I think.

What I want to know is if my friend has the game and he logs in on one of my PC's that already has my same game installed will it use the same .exe and **** or will the game have to be re-downloaded and installed taking up extra space? I think not.
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Old 07-28-09, 06:50 PM   #5
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You can sell the entire account...

That's about it.
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Thats digital download for you!

I have the same kind of PC setups, and thats why i prefer hard copies.
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You can sell the entire account...

That's about it.
Good luck with that... Valve will close down accounts found to be traded, and more importantly the seller can always get the account back by giving certain details, which means no one will buy one.
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Old 07-29-09, 01:14 AM   #8
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With Steam DRM you really need one account per game to allow flexible use of the licenses you own. God forbid you have siblings or children who want to play different games, tied to the one account, at the same time. I guess all game players are single or loners.
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With Steam DRM you really need one account per game to allow flexible use of the licenses you own. God forbid you have siblings or children who want to play different games, tied to the one account, at the same time. I guess all game players are single or loners.
It is kind of ridiculous that for my girlfriend to be able to play Peggle on her laptop while I am signed on, she needs to buy a second copy for another account.
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It is kind of ridiculous that for my girlfriend to be able to play Peggle on her laptop while I am signed on, she needs to buy a second copy for another account.
What if on her computer steam is in offline mode? will that work?
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What if on her computer steam is in offline mode? will that work?
I suppose, never bothered trying as it doesn't happen often. She would need to sign on, then go into offline mode though, so she would still kick me off.

Unless she disables her Internet first, which is a pain.
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Good luck with that... Valve will close down accounts found to be traded, and more importantly the seller can always get the account back by giving certain details, which means no one will buy one.
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.
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