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I'm considering buying left 4 dead, and I want to be able to install it on my brother's and my computer for lan purposes. Could I do that by buying a single copy, or would I have to buy more than one? He lives a couple hours away from me, so he'll be at a different IP Address.
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TnB's not here? shame
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The game requires you to be logged on Steam, so I don't think you can both be playing the same copy at the same time.
 
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there's no problem if you're sharing a steam account - you won't be able to play on both machines at the same time, though.

if you're having a lan at his place, it's fine. if you're having a lan at your place, it's fine. but you won't be able to play online with him if you're both using the same copy.
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He can log in on my account though, can't he?

Edit: Oh, ok, that's cool then. He's home for Christmas, so we can lan for a couple weeks.
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