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19 Jun 2013 19:35 #31505 by Wooderson
I doubt this will ever happen, but IGN is reporting there is a Steam game sharing feature spotted in code. That would be very convenient for individuals just getting into PC gaming (like my Wife). The feature would tell the user playing a shared game they have to quit if the game owner wants to play. Sounds two good to be true to me, but I can always hope ;)

www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/19/steam-ga...ture-spotted-in-code

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19 Jun 2013 20:56 #31506 by Wingcmdr77
Would be nice, or they can just borrow your user name and password, then download the games and they would need to get your help with steam guard pc verification.
I've only done this at a lan to a person i've known for a while.

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19 Jun 2013 21:49 #31507 by Wooderson

Wingcmdr77 wrote: Would be nice, or they can just borrow your user name and password, then download the games and they would need to get your help with steam guard pc verification.
I've only done this at a lan to a person I've known for a while.


Yea you could swap usernames and passwords, but I doubt you would feel comfortable to hand out that private info to me lol. On the other hand if you wanted to play say Bioshock Infinite, and you saw it on my profile. You could shoot me a message, and I could drop it in a shared library easy peasy. Like I said would be nice, but I doubt it will happen.

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19 Jun 2013 22:15 #31508 by Satansoul
It would be awesome if it was only for single player games. That way your buddy who borrows it doesn't get you banned form playing it. I think single player games have the best chance at this for pc.

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19 Jun 2013 23:42 #31509 by Deb0
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Being able to freely share content I paid for? There is a novel concept.

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13 Sep 2013 04:26 #32770 by Arxon
Replied by Arxon on topic Sharing Games on Steam! What?
store.steampowered.com/sharing/

It is going into limited beta!

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13 Sep 2013 07:04 #32772 by Dreyvas
Thank you glorious leader gaben

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13 Sep 2013 08:39 #32773 by Wooderson
I saw this today as well! I'm curious to see how it goes. Do you have to be on my computer using your account, or is it as simple as sharing your library with me and not being logged in while I use your account? Either way it is a good thing, but it could be a great thing. I joined the beta group I will see if I get in. store.steampowered.com/sharing/

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13 Sep 2013 08:50 #32774 by garfi3ld
from what I saw its not locked to your PC

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10 Oct 2013 20:05 #33114 by Dreyvas
Got my email today, I'm in the Family Sharing beta. :D

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10 Oct 2013 20:33 #33115 by garfi3ld
nice!

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16 Oct 2013 06:00 #33133 by garfi3ld
Wow so I have had this the entire time and didn't know it or get a notification. Everyone who signed up should check to see if they have it. Make sure you have beta software turned on and you might see the option on your settings page.

You can also check your account history to see if this shows "Game Library Sharing Access Comp"

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