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So, I just got done building my new gaming rig and didn't have any new games to play on it. A friend came over with his copy of MW3 which he got for Xmas which he never opened as he doesn't have a computer strong enough to play it and is waiting for taxes so he can build one. Well, I told him he could test it out and play it on my computer until he got his. So we open it up and insert the disk and select install, it prompts us for the CD key just like any other game. We entered it in, and next thing we know it says it has been successfully tied to my steam account. It did not give us any prior notification or warning that it would be doing this. So, now I have a game on my steam account which I do not rightfully own. Now I think I may be stuck paying for a new game which I cannot afford.
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post #2 of 41
youll just have to buy your friend a copy of MW3, the game is legal tho, its not an illegally downloaded game.
post #3 of 41
You didnt pirate a game but you will need to give your friend money to buy him a copy steam wont let you take the game off your acount.
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post #4 of 41
Relax you can just give it back to him using his steam ID. You won't even have it in your library once you do this. People sell and give away games like this on here all the time.
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You didn't pirate, you stole from your friend. How inconsiderate of you.rolleyes.gif
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post #6 of 41
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Relax you can just give it back to him using his steam ID. You won't even have it in your library once you do this. People sell and give away games like this on here all the time.

Waitwut? I thought a Steam game is forever tied to the Steam account it first registers to.
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Originally Posted by DUpgrade View Post

Relax you can just give it back to him using his steam ID. You won't even have it in your library once you do this. People sell and give away games like this on here all the time.

No... You can only get rid of games that you have in your Steam inventory. The game was activated and tied to his account, it is non transferable. I'm not sure if contacting Steam would do anything but I guess it wouldn't hurt.
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post #8 of 41
Scrape $60 together and pay back your friend
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post #9 of 41
you could always let your friend use your account
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post #10 of 41
Well at least you have a little bit of time to get the money together while he builds his new rig.

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