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post #41 of 69
This is great, I have a pretty large Steam Library of games that I don't even play any more due to work. (I've essentially given up gaming unless I am on leave) but now I can share my library to my younger brothers so they can play my games most of the year when I don't game.thumb.gif
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Why doesn't this work for me? I set up on one of my old accounts, checked the box next to my main account, and authorized the computer, but my games don't show up in the main account's library. What do I do?
    
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post #43 of 69
i dont even understand why you guys are having trouble understanding the point of this. Valve is essentially treating your (shared) steam library as a console.

- all your games only work on your machine
- when you are playing, no one is supposed to be playing anything else on the same machine
- when you are not playing, whoever you share your machine to can now play whatever he/she wants with it
- I'm guessing you cannot play coop with friends in 2 different consoles but 1 game copy (not a console gamer so I might be wrong)


So there it is. With this sharing feature, you are lending your entire steambox with games to your family/friends. They also get an extra bit from the feature in the personal achievement department.

And no matter which way you are trying to approach this, it is still something GAINED by the community, to let friends play your games whenever you aren't playing (I believe quite a lot of people don't game through their entire 2~10 hrs being awake at home, not to mention when they go out). It's unfortunate if you won't be able to utilizing this feature to your benefit, but that's due to your personal situation and doesn't mean that others don't find it useful
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post #44 of 69
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Valve is essentially treating your (shared) steam library as a console.

I get what you're saying, however, my PC isn't a console.
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post #45 of 69

This is the BEST THING ever to PC GAMING!

 
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post #46 of 69
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 Valve is essentially treating your (shared) steam library as a console.
 

 

More like its treating your account as if it were IN USE from another machine.

post #47 of 69
Actually, unless they changed this recently. You have to log into steam on the PC you want to allow use your library, authorize that PC, then they can access your games. If one is sharing a PC with family members in the same house, why not just use your own account? This family sharing program is really nothing but a gimmick. If I wanted to share my games with my brother I would either A. go to his house which is around 600 miles away, log into steam on his computer to authorize it, or B. give him my user name and password, thus defeating the whole purpose of the sharing feature.
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post #48 of 69
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Actually, unless they changed this recently. You have to log into steam on the PC you want to allow use your library, authorize that PC, then they can access your games. If one is sharing a PC with family members in the same house, why not just use your own account? This family sharing program is really nothing but a gimmick. If I wanted to share my games with my brother I would either A. go to his house which is around 600 miles away, log into steam on his computer to authorize it, or B. give him my user name and password, thus defeating the whole purpose of the sharing feature.

 

You only need to do it once, then he can install whatever games you have. Change password after that or make a temporary password.

 
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post #49 of 69
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You only need to do it once, then he can install whatever games you have. Change password after that or make a temporary password.


Another alternative would be to use Remote Desktop Connection to control the other PC.


Edited by Omega X - 3/3/14 at 12:19am
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That would be making something that should be simple in to something way more complicated than need be.
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