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Old 05-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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Allow us to log into multiple computers

Yep...
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #2
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What would be the incentive for valve?
How would you benefit from it?
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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What would be the incentive for valve?
Nothing.
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How would you benefit from it?
You'd be able to buy a game once and have unlimited copies to play on muliple PCs at the same time, I guess. In otherwords, scam Valve.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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What would be the incentive for valve?
How would you benefit from it?
Question 1 to make their customers happy
Question 2 we wouldn't have to log in as frequently and we could play a game on out desktop while its being installed on our laptop.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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Good suggestion, however I doubt it will happen
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Old 05-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #6
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I want it to happen because I want to do some troubleshooting on a game I have, as well as install one thing on one laptop while the other does something else.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #7
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This goes against the purpose of DRM...
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #8
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That way all 4 million+ of us can just go in on it, share an account, and then we could all share every game there is! But really, if you want to install something, just do it turning the day (when at work/school), or if you sit home all day playing video games, install it over night.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:55 PM   #9
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Yup! I agree.. I'm sitting on my desktop now talking to a friend, i'd like to be able to continue my download and go downstairs with my laptop
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #10
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Most of you aren't making any sense. Steam (through DRM schemes put in place by the publishers) already limits the number of times most games can be installed; the OP is imply requesting a way to log into more than one computer at a time. I'm not sure how that would equate to scamming Valve.

I'd like it simply for the fact that I would be able to trade weapons between my various Borderlands characters. As it is now, I can't do that because Steam isn't able to run on two computers at once without giving me grief.
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:02 PM   #11
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Most of you aren't making any sense. Steam (through DRM schemes put in place by the publishers) already limits the number of times most games can be installed; the OP is imply requesting a way to log into more than one computer at a time. I'm not sure how that would equate to scamming Valve.

I'd like it simply for the fact that I would be able to trade weapons between my various Borderlands characters. As it is now, I can't do that because Steam isn't able to run on two computers at once without giving me grief.
So you want to use a single purchase of a game to run multiple copies at once? That is the whole reason why you can only run Steam account on 1 computer simultaneously. They want you to have 2 separate accounts each with a copy of the game, more money for both Steam and the makers of the game.

There is no reason for them to allow this because how would it stop from friends, families, etc. from sharing accounts?
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Old 05-04-2012, 03:38 PM   #12
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So you want to use a single purchase of a game to run multiple copies at once? That is the whole reason why you can only run Steam account on 1 computer simultaneously. They want you to have 2 separate accounts each with a copy of the game, more money for both Steam and the makers of the game.

There is no reason for them to allow this because how would it stop from friends, families, etc. from sharing accounts?
As long as I've got the rights to multiple installs of a video game per the publisher's DRM rules, I should be able to use that video game as I see fit. That includes running it on multiple computers at the same time. If companies are concerned about that type of usage, they need to modify their DRM schemes and EULAs accordingly.

While we're on the subject, it was actually possible at one time to be running Borderlands on two computers using the same account. Someone at 2K or Steam eventually got wind of this and changed things accordingly -- I don't know whether they modified the EULA terms to reflect this or not.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #13
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Would be fine to allow multiple logins for download only and 1 active to play.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:19 PM   #14
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If companies are concerned about that type of usage, they need to modify their DRM schemes and EULAs accordingly.
They have, eula's include language about how it is a personal license, etc etc and Steam is their DRM solution.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #15
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A Steam account can only be used by a single person. How are you supposed to use it, yourself, on two computers at the same time?
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