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Rob Wilson
I aplologize if this has already been posted, searched forums and couldnt find a steam thread so thought id start one.

If you use steam for gaming then maybe we could start a steam community group or post your username for adds.

mines: phantom_101

If you dont know what steam is click here
Canis
My username is axelan biggrin.gif

I'm almost always in for a round or two of one of the few games I have tongue.gif
enforcer
mine is 'cankarakuzulu'

I love steam, in where I live genuine games are really rare and the selection palette is very narrow, steam was my life boat on that matter biggrin.gif
Rob Wilson
invite sent
Pedja Simovic
This looks to me like some sort of MSN - am I way off?

My brother plays Warcraft frozen throne every day and he talks to his friends on MSN before entering the game.

How does this Steam work? I want to tell him about it smile.gif
Canis
QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Jan 8 2009, 09:14 AM) *
This looks to me like some sort of MSN - am I way off?

My brother plays Warcraft frozen throne every day and he talks to his friends on MSN before entering the game.

How does this Stream work? I want to tell him about it smile.gif

It's not exactly like MSN.. Some games nowadays are "steampowered", which means that you install them and register them on Steam, and then you don't need the CD anymore.. Ever tongue.gif

You just click the game on Steams "Games" list, and click "Play" (or "Install" if you're on a different PC) and your friends can see what game you play and which server you play on smile.gif

Kinda lame explanation, but that's pretty much the basics of it tongue.gif
Pedja Simovic
Aha I got it smile.gif

Just one question - Do you need to buy the game directly from them or you can somehow install it ?

The reason why I ask is because most of these guys play games that they downloaded from torrents and then used some sort of key generator to get serial key.
My brother doesn't do it since we have 2 original Warcraft games (one bought in Greece and one I brought from Boston smile.gif

Sounds like cool service anyways smile.gif
Canis
I guess you need to buy the game since you need a legit CD-key, but not always directly from them. Some games you find in the store are Steampowered as well wink.gif
Pedja Simovic
Awesome Canis !
I will let my brother know today about it. As I said we have both original Warcraft games with different CD keys, and he plays online on battle net every day smile.gif That should be useful software for him smile.gif
Rob Wilson
yes, also it provides a community, allowing groups to arrange events wether they b in game or out. It also provides MSN like chat and voice chat features.
enforcer
QUOTE (Rob Wilson @ Jan 7 2009, 09:57 PM) *
invite sent


Gladly accepted buddy, although I dont play much as I spend my time working with guitar, I got steam on my both mobile and desktop pc's so this is a great initiative to connect gamer GMCers biggrin.gif

Canis
QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Jan 8 2009, 10:22 AM) *
Awesome Canis !
I will let my brother know today about it. As I said we have both original Warcraft games with different CD keys, and he plays online on battle net every day smile.gif That should be useful software for him smile.gif

Great =)
I don't know if it works with Warcraft, though.. I think it only works with games that's released by Steam.. I can't be sure though tongue.gif
Alex87
Mine is TheClansmanDK - however i only play maybe once a week, twice if lucky. I got only Left 4 Dead and CS source
Velvet Roger
I certainly have steam, but don't play any games lately so probably won't be so useful: CriTeRRR is my nickname
Rob Wilson
QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Jan 8 2009, 08:32 AM) *
Aha I got it smile.gif

Just one question - Do you need to buy the game directly from them or you can somehow install it ?

The reason why I ask is because most of these guys play games that they downloaded from torrents and then used some sort of key generator to get serial key.
My brother doesn't do it since we have 2 original Warcraft games (one bought in Greece and one I brought from Boston smile.gif

Sounds like cool service anyways smile.gif


You can activate the game on steam by trying in your serial number if you already own a copy that is avaliable to download. You can also add shortcuts to non steam games to your games list.

Hacked serial keys wont work as they get tied to the first username to activate it. And generated keys wont match the servers avaliable list of keys
opeth.db
I got steam. Haven't logged in a while.

If there is an interest I will install it again. I got Red Orchestra! Great game.
Pedja Simovic
QUOTE (Rob Wilson @ Jan 8 2009, 06:06 PM) *
You can activate the game on steam by trying in your serial number if you already own a copy that is avaliable to download. You can also add shortcuts to non steam games to your games list.

Hacked serial keys wont work as they get tied to the first username to activate it. And generated keys wont match the servers avaliable list of keys


Sounds like a plan. I will see what we can do smile.gif
Toni Suominen
Mine is tonga
Toni Suominen
Just wanted to warn you guys, I posted my nickname to steam here yesterday, and then after a while some guy added me as friend and wanted me to join their group called Infinity Gaming or something. He gave me a link and it went to a website that looked like steam, had steam.community (or something) on the adressbar and everything, and the site asked my steam nickname and password. Apparently, this site was a fake steam site, and they (who ever they are) got my nickname and password. Today, when I try to logon to steam, it says my nickname and password are incorrect.

Bottom line is, I lost all my games, friends list etc.

It's not that big of a deal though, since I only bought a couple of very cheap games from steam, and every other game I have the retail copy of. So I can install my Orange Box, Counter-Strike etc. with them. But this still pisses me off quite a bit.

I don't think that the person who added me was from this site, I think they (the ones who did this) have some bots googling the internet for steam nicknames or something. But if you get added as a friend on Steam by a suspicious person, be careful.
OrganisedConfusion
QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Jan 15 2009, 02:31 PM) *
Just wanted to warn you guys, I posted my nickname to steam here yesterday, and then after a while some guy added me as friend and wanted me to join their group called Infinity Gaming or something. He gave me a link and it went to a website that looked like steam, had steam.community (or something) on the adressbar and everything, and the site asked my steam nickname and password. Apparently, this site was a fake steam site, and they (who ever they are) got my nickname and password. Today, when I try to logon to steam, it says my nickname and password are incorrect.

Bottom line is, I lost all my games, friends list etc.

It's not that big of a deal though, since I only bought a couple of very cheap games from steam, and every other game I have the retail copy of. So I can install my Orange Box, Counter-Strike etc. with them. But this still pisses me off quite a bit.

I don't think that the person who added me was from this site, I think they (the ones who did this) have some bots googling the internet for steam nicknames or something. But if you get added as a friend on Steam by a suspicious person, be careful.

Crafty Ba........................................................... There are a lot of idiots in the world unfortunately who like to make things difficult for others. Thanks for the warning.
Bogdan Radovic
QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Jan 15 2009, 03:31 PM) *
Just wanted to warn you guys, I posted my nickname to steam here yesterday, and then after a while some guy added me as friend and wanted me to join their group called Infinity Gaming or something. He gave me a link and it went to a website that looked like steam, had steam.community (or something) on the adressbar and everything, and the site asked my steam nickname and password. Apparently, this site was a fake steam site, and they (who ever they are) got my nickname and password. Today, when I try to logon to steam, it says my nickname and password are incorrect.

Bottom line is, I lost all my games, friends list etc.

It's not that big of a deal though, since I only bought a couple of very cheap games from steam, and every other game I have the retail copy of. So I can install my Orange Box, Counter-Strike etc. with them. But this still pisses me off quite a bit.

I don't think that the person who added me was from this site, I think they (the ones who did this) have some bots googling the internet for steam nicknames or something. But if you get added as a friend on Steam by a suspicious person, be careful.


Did you tried emailing Steam support ?? I'm sure they will help you getting your account back!! They certanly have means to do that , and detect fraud !
Toni Suominen
QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jan 15 2009, 08:08 PM) *
Did you tried emailing Steam support ?? I'm sure they will help you getting your account back!! They certanly have means to do that , and detect fraud !


Yeah, just sent them the support form. Hopefully they can solve this smile.gif
Toni Suominen
Yay, got my account back! biggrin.gif
Mandos
That's great Toni. smile.gif
Toni Suominen
QUOTE (Mandos @ Jan 19 2009, 10:51 PM) *
That's great Toni. smile.gif


Thanks dude, I'm happy about it, now I don't have to install my games again smile.gif
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