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2answers
353 views

Does every Steam user have their own unique .exe file for DRM protected games?

I stumbled upon this answer which says that Steam supposedly produces a unique .exe file (which launches the game) for each user, so they can't be copied over to another Steam user's folder. Is that ...
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1answer
641 views

Steam with NFS Hot Pursuit: “Failed to contact key server” despite previous success while in offline mode

I've purchased NFS Hot Pursuit from Steam, and I was supplied a CD key and could run the game after downloading it. I was then able to run the game with Steam in offline mode, but at one point (after ...
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2answers
195 views

What is meant by “Broadband Internet Connection Required” on various steam system requirements?

I'm very wary about supporting developers/publishers who use always on drm, so I do my best to research what drm is in the steam games I want to buy. When looking at the system requirements, some ...
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1answer
2k views

In Batman: Arkham City, how do activation and installation limits work?

I am considering a purchase of the Game of the Year edition of Batman: Arkham City on Steam but I have heard a lot of rather negative information regarding the number of installations and activations ...
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2answers
510 views

Are Steam games locked down?

Does Steam prevent changes to game files? There are a lot of games that benefit from tweaking or third-party patches for performance improvements or to improve compatibility with newer hardware ...
3
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1answer
160 views

Steam updating game that does not have DRM

At the moment Good Old Games have a special sale that has Witcher 2 enhanced edition. If I get the game there which does not have DRM I don't think it will give me a key to activate it on Steam. So ...
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1answer
973 views

What will happen to my digital games after I die? [closed]

After recently reading this, I wonder if the games I downloaded and currently own on Steam can be passed on to my son. Will Steam allow transfer of ownership of my account? If it is written in my last ...
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3answers
1k views

buy multiple copies of a game on one steam account?

I do a lot of LAN gaming with my friends. Generally games allow you to play LAN without online authentication (ie, Unreal) so I can use the same copy on all of my computers (this isn't really piracy ...
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2answers
803 views

Does the steam version of Dragon Age II use SecuROM?

Does Dragon Age II ship with SecuROM when it's purchased through Steam? If so, why aren't Steam's protections good enough?
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8answers
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Can I trust Steam-powered games? Is there any unwanted behavior installed with Steam?

So – I just bought the new game Supreme Commander 2. This question is not about the game, but about the online software installation platform that it seems to require. I haven't bought a game ...
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1answer
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Tropico 3 on Steam - need a activation code?

I just bought and downloaded Tropico 3 on Steam. It's now asking me for an activation code. Is this a bug? If not where can I find my code?