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Old 06-29-2010, 01:06 PM   #1
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Scanning for steam license updates

I just purchased Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead. After my purchase I clicked to install the game and it says, "Scanning for steam license updates" I waited for 20 minutes.. with the message still up so I restarted steam and when I go to install the game again I cannot find it !
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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same thing is happening to me with the same game!
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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Just had this happen to the STALKER pack
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:54 PM   #4
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Be patient, it most likely caused by the overwhelming demand, so the system is having to "catch-up" with sales and apply licenses - it's just delayed.

As long as in your "Licenses+Subscriptions" box it lists the game, you have your copy.

Besides that, if you have a confirmation of the trasaction, then it will appear eventually.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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This happened to me on Lunar Flight. So far and hour and still watching the Steam box, "Scanning for steam license updates"
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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This is due to an overload in Steam's servers. They purchase the Licensing key from the developer, then place it into your account. Unfortunately, with the high number of people purchasing games, it overloads the servers, and they lock up.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:55 PM   #7
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this happened to me buying starbound. i cancelled it, restarted steam, and the game was in my library.
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