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Old 04-11-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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How to add friends with no games

Hello!
I'm trying to run a competition, where the winner will recieve game from Steam, but to send a friend request, you need to own a game, and to send a gift, you need to add them.

So people have been trying to add me whilst i test if it will work out, and they can't add me, they've tried URL manipulation and other 'stuff' (there own words) to try tricking it, just won't click, so...

Can I add them, and then gift a game from there, or what?

I'm also surprised you can't add friends until you buy a game, makes it harder to get people into Steam...
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:10 PM   #2
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You can send a gift to a steam ID or TO AN EMAIL ADDRESS.

Use the email system to reward your winners.

Edit: in the past, there have been too many phishers who would just make a free account in order to scam other people into giving their own accounts. T
That's why the system now makes a difference between free & empty accounts and accounts of real players. It's just a way to better protect the community from bad people.

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Old 04-11-2010, 12:11 PM   #3
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You can't add people unless you purchased a game. The restriction is there in order to prevent scams and such.

But yeah, send the gifts via email.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:27 PM   #4
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Ah, I see now. thanks guys.
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