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I know it's a lot of questions but please bear with me

1- Are payments automatically checked? I just made my first purchase through steam, and I'm currently downloading the game (HL2 episode 2 for $3 )
I payed using Visa.
However I'm wondering if there is a chance my payment didn't get through, and the game will be revoked, or that it has gone through since I can download the game.

2-Can I log in on only one PC or only play on only one PC?
I have a rather slow connection, but I've got access to multiple ones. I figure if I can log in on multiple PCs (or virtual machines) I can download several games at once and then copy them over to my main PC. However I don't know if the restriction is logging in on one PC at the same time, or just playing a game on one PC at the same time.

3-Does steam ensure compatibility with OS?
I have a great game which sadly no longer runs on my currents PCs. (The Longest Journey if anyone knows it)
I just found it on Steam, and was thinking of buying it, but I want to ask if it will not run even if I purchase it through Steam due to compatibility issues, or are they fixed with Steam.

Sorry for the long question
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1) Yeap
2) Logon on any pc you want, play on any pc you like.
3)No, it will say compatibility on the bottom of the games steam page. Windows & does have compatibility options though, (shortcut>>properties)
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I know it's a lot of questions but please bear with me

1- Are payments automatically checked? I just made my first purchase through steam, and I'm currently downloading the game (HL2 episode 2 for $3 )
I payed using Visa.
However I'm wondering if there is a chance my payment didn't get through, and the game will be revoked, or that it has gone through since I can download the game.

2-Can I log in on only one PC or only play on only one PC?
I have a rather slow connection, but I've got access to multiple ones. I figure if I can log in on multiple PCs (or virtual machines) I can download several games at once and then copy them over to my main PC. However I don't know if the restriction is logging in on one PC at the same time, or just playing a game on one PC at the same time.

3-Does steam ensure compatibility with OS?
I have a great game which sadly no longer runs on my currents PCs. (The Longest Journey if anyone knows it)
I just found it on Steam, and was thinking of buying it, but I want to ask if it will not run even if I purchase it through Steam due to compatibility issues, or are they fixed with Steam.

Sorry for the long question
1. If you are downloading it, the purchase went through. If you ever do a charge back on one of your accounts, they will disable your account.

2. You can play on any pc. But you can only be logged into the account one 1 pc at a time.

3. No.
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1 - They're checked. Unless you've committed some elaborate credit card fraud, you get to keep the game you bought.

2 - You can log on to multiple computers with the same username, and redownload/authorize the games on different machines.

3 - You'll probably want to double check to see if the specific game in Steam version works with your machine, since it could indeed be a case by case basis.
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Oh to be clear, your account may only logon to one pc at a time. You can copy games over however, they go in steam>steam apps> common > and yeah... something along those lines. Sry for Dubs.
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1. Check your Visa payments?
2. Only one account per pc I think.
3. Look at the game compatibility on the steam page.
    
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Wow so many quick replies! I'm so popular

Thank you guys. It's a shame I can only log in one PC. Will have to stick to downloading 1 game at a time. This will take forever on my connection >.<
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Actually if you wanted to play a lan game with your roommate or whatever you could download the game on one computer, launch it once so you have all the requirements installed, and then go to Steam > Go Offline. You can then login on your friends computer and install and play the game there.
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