I'm not trying to sell or make a profit or anything. It's just that one of the games I installed I ended up not liking very much. However my friend really wants to give it a try, but I don't know if it'll work since my multiplayer key is used. If I uninstall, will the game 'know' that my key isn't used and thus let my friend use it?

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    Which game is this? I think it might vary per-game. Also, the Humble Bundle guys generally want you to use the bundle for you only, and not divide it up. From their FAQ: "Please consider your bundle a "unit", and not to share copies of the games or Steam keys from it."
    – agent86
    Dec 24, 2011 at 19:03
  • Keys are only for yourself I believe. But this is a small problem I know.. but otherwise only one person would need to buy a copy and like a thousand people could play!
    – Leo5978
    Dec 24, 2011 at 20:11
  • Is this a question of the game or possibly Steam or Desura?
    – Batophobia
    Jul 1, 2013 at 18:33

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This depends mainly whether the keys used are associated with an account. It used to be that if you gave a friend a game that you no longer wanted and it's key there would not be an issue. Nowadays keys are mainly used in conjunction with some kind of online account making them a one time use deal. So if the game does use an account association for the keys, all you can do is ask to transfer it.

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