Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Steam games never installed
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Steam games never installed

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm sure many of you have a bunch of steam games you've never even installed. I have 210 items, I say "items" not games because even all the dlc for Magicka counts as a "game". So there is a lot i have never even installed. I think it would be a good idea if we could transfer those games to our inventory to trade with friends.

Thoughts?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 920 @ 3629MHz 24/7 Sapphire PURE CrossFireX 790GX Sapphire HD6870 (8800gts PhysX) 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ PC2-9200 LV blades 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB + 250GB + 500GB + 1TB Vista Home Premium / Win 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 40" 1920x1080 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750W Antec 900 Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue Razer eXact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 920 @ 3629MHz 24/7 Sapphire PURE CrossFireX 790GX Sapphire HD6870 (8800gts PhysX) 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ PC2-9200 LV blades 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB + 250GB + 500GB + 1TB Vista Home Premium / Win 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 40" 1920x1080 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750W Antec 900 Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue Razer eXact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 12
That would be a cool idea. I have a ton of games I haven't installed either. Just sitting there lol.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sumatra View Post

That would be a cool idea. I have a ton of games I haven't installed either. Just sitting there lol.
Yeah it's such a waste. I have some games now that i know i'm probably never going to download. Be nice to be able to gift/trade them to someone who will enjoy it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 920 @ 3629MHz 24/7 Sapphire PURE CrossFireX 790GX Sapphire HD6870 (8800gts PhysX) 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ PC2-9200 LV blades 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB + 250GB + 500GB + 1TB Vista Home Premium / Win 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 40" 1920x1080 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750W Antec 900 Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue Razer eXact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 920 @ 3629MHz 24/7 Sapphire PURE CrossFireX 790GX Sapphire HD6870 (8800gts PhysX) 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ PC2-9200 LV blades 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB + 250GB + 500GB + 1TB Vista Home Premium / Win 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 40" 1920x1080 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750W Antec 900 Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue Razer eXact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by headcracker View Post

Yeah it's such a waste. I have some games now that i know i'm probably never going to download. Be nice to be able to gift/trade them to someone who will enjoy it.

Well it ensures that Valve continues to make money by restricting Games to specific accounts. Kind of like what Apple did with iTunes
post #5 of 12
I have never done this, so please correct me if I am wrong, but if you buy a game as a "gift" on Steam can you then play it yourself?

My understanding of Steam gifts is that you can transfer it to another person until it is first installed / played. So if you bought all your games as gifts you could transfer the ones you never play / install.
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

I have never done this, so please correct me if I am wrong, but if you buy a game as a "gift" on Steam can you then play it yourself?
My understanding of Steam gifts is that you can transfer it to another person until it is first installed / played. So if you bought all your games as gifts you could transfer the ones you never play / install.

Doesn't the person have to reject the gift or something? Cause it clearly asks if you want to purchase as a gift or for yourself. Someone purchased a gift for me once but I never accepted it so they kept it.

Also if you pay for it but never install it you cannot gift it.
post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sumatra View Post

Doesn't the person have to reject the gift or something? Cause it clearly asks if you want to purchase as a gift or for yourself. Someone purchased a gift for me once but I never accepted it so they kept it.

I have just read through the Steam gift thing. It makes no mention of if you can play games that you bought as a gift.

I suppose what you could do, if the EULA permits, is set up two accounts - one to purchase (as gifts) and one to play.
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sumatra View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by headcracker View Post

Yeah it's such a waste. I have some games now that i know i'm probably never going to download. Be nice to be able to gift/trade them to someone who will enjoy it.

Well it ensures that Valve continues to make money by restricting Games to specific accounts. Kind of like what Apple did with iTunes

True, and i understand why they wouldn't want to do this. But if they (valve) were as awesome as people think they are, i'm sure they could/would do it. Now with the fact we can buy games and store in our inventory anyway.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

I have never done this, so please correct me if I am wrong, but if you buy a game as a "gift" on Steam can you then play it yourself?
My understanding of Steam gifts is that you can transfer it to another person until it is first installed / played. So if you bought all your games as gifts you could transfer the ones you never play / install.

Yes but not with games we bought before we could do that. Those games are stuck on your account, even if never installed.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

I have just read through the Steam gift thing. It makes no mention of if you can play games that you bought as a gift.
I suppose what you could do, if the EULA permits, is set up two accounts - one to purchase (as gifts) and one to play.

Beside send gift is an option to just add to your own library.
Edited by headcracker - 4/11/12 at 5:06pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 920 @ 3629MHz 24/7 Sapphire PURE CrossFireX 790GX Sapphire HD6870 (8800gts PhysX) 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ PC2-9200 LV blades 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB + 250GB + 500GB + 1TB Vista Home Premium / Win 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 40" 1920x1080 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750W Antec 900 Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue Razer eXact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 920 @ 3629MHz 24/7 Sapphire PURE CrossFireX 790GX Sapphire HD6870 (8800gts PhysX) 4GB (2x2GB) OCZ PC2-9200 LV blades 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
320GB + 250GB + 500GB + 1TB Vista Home Premium / Win 7 Ultimate x64 Samsung 40" 1920x1080 Razer Lycosa 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750W Antec 900 Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue Razer eXact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by headcracker View Post

Yes but not with games we bought before we could do that. Those games are stuck on your account, even if never installed.

Yeah, I know. I bought Dead Space 1 and 2 on sale a while ago, then remembered that I hate horror / survival games... mad.gif
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Reply
Main
(21 items)
 
HTPC
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2550k P8P67 Pro Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill RipJaws X 1600 Cas 9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Force 120 WD Blue 500GB WD Caviar Green 1TB XSPC RayStorm 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
RX240 MCR 220 EK 7950 Copper Acetal  DDC-1T 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64-bit Dell U2311H Oculus Rift DK2 Ducky Shine 3 MX Brown 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX 750W CoolerMaster CM690 II G500 Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 
Audio
Asus Xonar DX 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
A10-6800K Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI G Skill 1600 CAS9 Kingston SSD Now 60GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
WD Caviar Blue 1TB LG Slim Blu-Ray player Silverstone NT06-PRO  Widows 7 Home Premium 
PowerCase
Silverstone Sfx Series ST45SF 450W Silverstone SG05 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post

I have just read through the Steam gift thing. It makes no mention of if you can play games that you bought as a gift.
I suppose what you could do, if the EULA permits, is set up two accounts - one to purchase (as gifts) and one to play.

But they send an email to the receiver to confirm the gift. The gifter can take it back. If they refuse, I'm not sure if there is a time limit.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Steam games never installed