1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    October 2007
    831 Posts
    Well, I know you could do this for things like the main half life games, but you can't do it for games like battlefront 2 and stuff. I bought Battlefront 2 at full price, and I don't want to have to rebuy it a few years later...

  2. Post #2
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    Disarray's Avatar
    October 2006
    1,156 Posts
    Because Steam don't get any money from you registering the game and you using their service to download the entire game. Bandwidth costs money.

  3. Post #3
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    Marler's Avatar
    September 2007
    3,982 Posts
    This question I would like answered to. It would make games so much easier if I could add them all to my steam account

  4. Post #4
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    Dennab
    May 2007
    13,705 Posts
    Well for one, they'd have to give out their cd-key algorithms to steam, steam'd have to pay for the bandwith, and VAC and whatever anti-pirate/cheat systems the other game has would be in conflict.

  5. Post #5
    Ambo's Avatar
    June 2008
    378 Posts
    I emailed them about this once, they also said it's up to the company that make or publish the games if they can be activated on steam

  6. Post #6
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,357 Posts
    's up to the devs.

  7. Post #7
    Tanel66's Avatar
    July 2009
    42 Posts
    This what happened to me once a time: I bought Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 on my account, turned out my best friend in steam is hacker and hacked my account, now i made another account and tried to reinstall game by activating the key, but guess what! It din't let so i had to bought new ones.... ;(

  8. Post #8
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    Mr. Someguy's Avatar
    March 2006
    23,895 Posts
    Your friend stole your account?

    Man you should have hit him with a chair, after you punch him in the face of course.

  9. Post #9
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,357 Posts
    Why didn't you contact Steam Support to get your account back?

  10. Post #10
    Neckbeard's Avatar
    November 2008
    4,641 Posts

  11. Post #11
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    Marler's Avatar
    September 2007
    3,982 Posts
    You should have a really long password with different symbols and numbers and letters to stop people hacking your account

  12. Post #12
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    horsedrowner's Avatar
    January 2009
    3,708 Posts
    It does... for a few games.

    https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7480-WUSF-3601

    I figured Prey could be activated in Steam. :)

    Edit: Oh repost.

  13. Post #13
    ambushsabre's Avatar
    May 2009
    445 Posts
    This what happened to me once a time: I bought Half Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 on my account, turned out my best friend in steam is hacker and hacked my account, now i made another account and tried to reinstall game by activating the key, but guess what! It din't let so i had to bought new ones.... ;(
    You sir, are a fucking idiot. You could have just taken a picture of the cd key and sent it to them...BAM, problem solved.

  14. Post #14
    Flash_09's Avatar
    March 2007
    349 Posts
    I don't get it either, I mean I like having the actual CD and having it activated on my account also.

  15. Post #15
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    Gunner th's Avatar
    September 2005
    1,192 Posts
    It's the company's choice, and there's a small chance that the CD key might be the same or similar to another game's.

  16. Post #16
    GothicChild's Avatar
    May 2007
    197 Posts
    just do what I do and add none steam games to steam. It doesnt auto update them or anything. But it does pretty much everything else. Like make it so you dont need the Cd to play and you can use the chat ingame and everything. If this is what you mean?