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post #11 of 51
well if you ask them they would be smart enough to know it's not your working/intention.
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post #12 of 51
I say we rat him out...maybe we'll get something from steam.
post #13 of 51
just tell the truth

i know though that if you log into steam on a PC with a game installed that you don't own it will say preload complete, and if you buy it you can play without downloading. check your account history - hit the top right where it says [account name]'s account, and then hit store transactions. if it shows up there you own the game. if not then it's some glitch. contact steam support and tell them what happened.

but it shouldn't have been added to your account permanently though
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post #14 of 51
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Originally Posted by vspec View Post
They actually have no way of knowing how you got the game. it's not like they check individual accounts.

Or it could have been an extreme coincidence and someone could have gifted you the game.

If this being the case I would hold off on telling steam lest you lose a game obtained legitimately.
If he recieved the game legitimately, him and Steam would know.
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post #15 of 51
What I would like to know is how Steam scanned your computer, determined that it contained a copy of Borderlands and added that to your Steam account.

I'd maybe ask for a few more games due to the breach of EULA as I don't recall it stating they'd actively scan and monitor our computers for new games.
    
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post #16 of 51
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What I would like to know is how Steam scanned your computer, determined that it contained a copy of Borderlands and added that to your Steam account.

I'd maybe ask for a few more games due to the breach of EULA as I don't recall it stating they'd actively scan and monitor our computers for new games.
It doesn't work like that. Certain pirated games modify certain Steam files that bypass the Steam activation, although this is usually a risky method and you might get banned, that's why most pirated Steam games work without Steam.

So therefore, him logging in his friends' Steam triggered this bypass and activated the game on his account. It's possible.
Edited by Trull - 12/31/10 at 8:10am
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It doesn't work like that. Certain pirated games modify certain Steam files that bypass the Steam activation, although this is usually a risky method and you might get banned, that's why most pirated Steam games work without Steam.
That made less sense than the OP.

So you're trying to tell me Steam left the information as to what I have purchased and own client side instead of server side?
    
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post #18 of 51
Id prolly just keep it in the low profile, if u tell them it might just happen they get it the wrong way??
Also, I purchased the orange box a few weeks ago, and now, couple days ago I have Half life(1) on my games list, but I dont own it, also there is no option to play it, but rather the purchase option, wth? I dont want this purchase thing on my list, how did it come up in here?
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post #19 of 51
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That made less sense than the OP.

So you're trying to tell me Steam left the information as to what I have purchased and own client side instead of server side?
I think what he is trying to say is the downloaded game was a modified steam install, so when OP logged into steam is saw the game in the steam folder and automatically added it to his library since the file was modified to bypass account activation.
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You may be able to download the game but I really doubt that you got a valid CD key to go with it.
    
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