My brother owns Skyrim on steam. We use Steam Family Share, but we were wondering how both of us could play it at the same time?
Two people are actually able to play at the same time, I've done this myself before and as far as I can tell steam has done nothing to block this.
If anyone can prove it's not legal/within their terms then please comment below.
If you both share a game on steam, then both of you download the game. If one of you goes into offline mode, you can play at the same time. This obviously blocks online features such as saving to the cloud and online gameplay but considering skyrim is single player ( without mods ) it shouldn't be a problem. This will also not work with games that are DRM which require you to be online to start play.
Two people can't play at the same moment on Steam Family Sharing.
Family Sharing FAQ clearly states this:
Can two users share a library and both play at the same time?
No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time.
This is completely possible depending on the game (usually games that do not connect to the internet). After setting up family sharing, the person who owns the game must start the game. After the game is running, go to steam and go into offline mode. Now the second person can use family sharing. I've done this numerous times with Civ V and i believe should work with Skyrim.
From the steam website FAQ:
Q: Can two users share a library and both play at the same time?
A: No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time.
Family sharing acts as though you were passing the account login back and forth. Only one person can access any given account at one time. So as soon your brother starts a game, you or anyone else is locked out. It will not let you play as though you had two copies of the game.
protected by Ash May 24 '16 at 23:35
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