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Steam Question (the gaming platform not the water vapour)

Discussion in 'Games' started by John53, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. John53

    John53 Well-Known Member

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    Can you run the same steam account on 2 different computers at the same time? My wife wants to try a game I have which I'm not using. If I put it on her computer will I be able to play other games on my computer at the same time? I'm being cheap and don't want to buy it again.
     
  2. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I think you can have friends but I'm not entirely sure.
     
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  3. John53

    John53 Well-Known Member

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    I've googled it but can't find a straight forward answer. I'll just try it and see.
     
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    I have it on two different computers. Haven't tried running both at the same time though.

    I can log into either system and download any game in my library. The second system I only use games I can run off-line. I use it when I have to go where the internet is not available.
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Best way to find out. Hopefully you will be able to share the games.
     
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    I'll be interested in what you find out. I have my doubts online features would work on both, but lan and single player I'm curious.
     
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    Well...I run it on 2 computers, just never tried it at the same time.

    There is an option to run offline, which I would assume would work, if nothing else.
    It would then depend on the game in terms of what impact that had.
     
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    No...mostly. You can share the games but not with the same account at the same time....unless you play offline. If you play with steam taken offline you can both play at the same time. Many games will not work that way. Also most games do not have separate networking ability. Some do, but some require the steam network to be up.
     
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  9. John53

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    I stumbled on a work around. I put my account on her computer then created an account for her and shared my library. It works if I'm off-line on my computer, waiting for the game to download on her computer and I'll see if it works with me online. I doubt it but the off-line option will be fine.
     
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