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User Info: ManuKesna

ManuKesna
4 months ago#1
I have a younger brother that would like to play Dark Souls 3 but right now is at full price while I got it at like $10 in the last sale.
I would like to know if there is a way to share the game or the Steam account and if by doing this I won’t have any problems afterwards when I try to play the game on my account.
Will I be able to play the game at the same time? How would that work?
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User Info: wildog2006

wildog2006
4 months ago#2
Steam Family Share

If you're online and playing a game your library will be unavailable. But if you're offline...
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 months ago#3
Yeah, unfortunately steam treats family share as if you're sharing your entire account, so you can't play one game while your friend plays another. I don't even think you can cross play (meaning you and your friend share accounts with each other and then you play one of his games while he plays one of yours).

I could be wrong on that last one, but I think I remember someone saying they tried it and it wouldn't let them do it.

In order to family share, you have to actually log in steam on that computer and authorize it.
http://steamsignature.com/profile/english/76561197969913402.png http://i.imgur.com/VHKOxqN.png
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User Info: ManuKesna

ManuKesna
4 months ago#4
Oh...I can’t even play a different game from my account if I am using that family share thing? That’s not good :(
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 months ago#5
ManuKesna posted...
Oh...I can’t even play a different game from my account if I am using that family share thing? That’s not good :(

That's why you were told about offline mode
Steam can't stop you from going to offline mode and playing a game there... I think you would have to be the one to stay offline though. I don't think you can play games shared to you while in offline mode.

Also, it shares the whole account so if there's a game you don't want your brother playing, I don't think there's a way to say "share everything but 'Deep Space Waifu'" or anything. Then again as I'm looking at the page there appears to be a "family view" (different from family sharing) which restricts access to the pR0n without the proper PIN.

Oh and last caveat that I can think of right now: You can't share anything that requires a 3rd party account, so that means any Uplay game? That's not able to be shared.
http://steamsignature.com/profile/english/76561197969913402.png http://i.imgur.com/VHKOxqN.png
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User Info: ManuKesna

ManuKesna
4 months ago#6
arleas posted...
ManuKesna posted...
Oh...I can’t even play a different game from my account if I am using that family share thing? That’s not good :(

That's why you were told about offline mode
Steam can't stop you from going to offline mode and playing a game there... I think you would have to be the one to stay offline though. I don't think you can play games shared to you while in offline mode.

Also, it shares the whole account so if there's a game you don't want your brother playing, I don't think there's a way to say "share everything but 'Deep Space Waifu'" or anything. Then again as I'm looking at the page there appears to be a "family view" (different from family sharing) which restricts access to the pR0n without the proper PIN.

Oh and last caveat that I can think of right now: You can't share anything that requires a 3rd party account, so that means any Uplay game? That's not able to be shared.

Mmm thanks! I will try that offline thing.
Also, I don’t have those kind of games so is all good lol
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User Info: Tekken9292

Tekken9292
4 months ago#7
Deep Space Waifu sounds cool
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 months ago#8
Tekken9292 posted...
Deep Space Waifu sounds cool

http://store.steampowered.com/app/639790/

Pretty heavily censored though...

https://i.imgur.com/oVYvAEz.png

Also, the katakana there says ストリップアクション or "Strip Action"
http://steamsignature.com/profile/english/76561197969913402.png http://i.imgur.com/VHKOxqN.png
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User Info: JoboHotep

JoboHotep
4 months ago#9
arleas posted...
or "Strip Action"


I need an action stripper. Just sounds like someone......motivated.
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User Info: arleas

arleas
4 months ago#10
JoboHotep posted...
arleas posted...
or "Strip Action"


I need an action stripper. Just sounds like someone......motivated.

Action stripper sounds like a role in a blaxploitation film. "Her name was Candy DeVine, Action stripper." (insert 70's jive soundtrack)
http://steamsignature.com/profile/english/76561197969913402.png http://i.imgur.com/VHKOxqN.png
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