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post #21 of 51
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Originally Posted by Madstrike;11841689 
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?

Pretty sure you can right click and remove it from ur list.
    
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Originally Posted by Kirby1;11841771 
Pretty sure you can right click and remove it from ur list.

I just realised I cannot delete it, cuz I purchased counter strike(1.6) and it uses the data from halflife, so thats why.
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post #23 of 51
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Originally Posted by vspec;11840198 
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.

Dude, it shows up on your purchase history on how you obtained the game via Steam Store, Retail, promotions, etc.
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I'd just be honest with them. I got an illegitimate invite to a high end private tracker, got on their IRC and explained and they let me keep a legitimate account.
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Originally Posted by Peroxide;11841629 
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? proof.gif

TBH I'm not an expert, but I do know some pirated games use a bypass method for Steam's product activation somehow. I don't think it works for multiplayer, though.
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post #26 of 51
Borderlands AFAIK has no drm for multiplayer.
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All I have to say, is I do not believe this is possible, I cannot believe Steam would let this happen. Not to mention the fact that Steam is simply a front end loader for games, it could and will be easily patched.

If you have somehow discovered a way to do it, spend some more time trying to figure out how to replicate it and then start your own service of filling people's accounts with games and a lower cost.

Could turn this into something quite profitable if it doesn't turn out to be total crap.
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post #28 of 51
I'm sure trying to do something like that is against their TOS and would eventually result in you being sent to jail
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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp;11846525 
I'm sure trying to do something like that is against their TOS and would eventually result in you being sent to jail

ToS and EULA have never and will never be equal to laws.

If you had mentioned the theft or fraud aspect of it, then yeah you're correct. tongue.gif
    
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post #30 of 51
Ok, maybe you won't go to jail then but all of your games will be removed and you will be banned from using steam.

To me that is the equivalent of going to jail.
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