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- Enabling Steam Family Sharing 1 answer
Steam's documentation about Family Sharing (this and this) confusing, sometimes with respect to what happens on the borrower's side and what happens on the lender's side. Besides, it has generally incomplete instructions. The Steam client's settings page for Family Sharing is similarly confusing, and does not clearly separate lender's actions and borrower's actions.
For the sake of completeness, assume there are two people, Alice and Bob, with steam usernames Alice and Bob respectively. Alice's computer is called Alpha and Bob's computer is called Beta. Alice wants to share her library with Bob. That is, Alice wants Bob to be able to play games in Alice's library, on Beta, with Bob being signed into Bob's account on Beta. I hope that is clear enough.
How exactly do Alice and Bob go about doing this? Please avoid phrases like "your account", say "Alice's account" or "Bob's account" instead. And for each instruction, please be clear about whether it is happening on Alpha (Alice's computer) or Beta (Bob's computer).