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Adrian 2013년 2월 19일 오후 12시 10분
Multiple instances of Steam?
Hello everybody, is there a way to open multiple instances of Steam in Linux (Ubuntu)?
Something like Sandboxie or the like.
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[dirrty]gsharp 2013년 2월 19일 오후 12시 12분 
Ok, I have to ask...why would someone want to do such a thing? Multiple instances aren't allowed in Windows and I'm pretty sure they aren't allowed in Linux. I've seen Steam complain when multiple processes are started.
Adrian 2013년 2월 19일 오후 12시 20분 
Totally legal.
I use Sandboxie in Windows to open multiple TF2 (got 50+ accounts ATM).
[dirrty]gsharp 2013년 2월 19일 오후 12시 27분 
Lannjk님이 먼저 게시:
Totally legal.
I use Sandboxie in Windows to open multiple TF2 (got 50+ accounts ATM).

But you have 50+ steam accounts? I might have to go correct my first post then. ;)
Adrian 2013년 2월 19일 오후 3시 06분 
Yup.
I'm trying to find a way to open many accounts at the same time like in Windows, but can't seem to find a way to do so
[dirrty]gsharp 2013년 2월 19일 오후 3시 10분 
Lannjk님이 먼저 게시:
Yup.
I'm trying to find a way to open many accounts at the same time like in Windows, but can't seem to find a way to do so

Thanks for explaining it. Hope you find a solution. (fifty virtual machines? LOL)
Adrian 2013년 2월 19일 오후 3시 15분 
Not at the same time, and they're not virtual machines.
I open 10 accounts for 12 hours each. Each account uses ~600 mb of ram.
gutigen o) 2013년 2월 19일 오후 3시 17분 
Lannjk님이 먼저 게시:
Not at the same time, and they're not virtual machines.
I open 10 accounts for 12 hours each. Each account uses ~600 mb of ram.

Why do you have 50 accounts? O_o
10 accounts for 12 hours each, do you mean that you are using bots for playing TF2 on multiple accounts at once? :)
[dirrty]gsharp 2013년 2월 19일 오후 3시 19분 
Lannjk님이 먼저 게시:
Not at the same time, and they're not virtual machines.
I open 10 accounts for 12 hours each. Each account uses ~600 mb of ram.

I was joking about the VMs...hence that big LOL at the end. :P
Adrian 2013년 2월 19일 오후 3시 22분 
No, no bots. I open each account and log it to an individual LAN server so that it can idle for the drops. After the 12 hours, items stop dropping so I just shut it down and open another account. That goes on every week until I get the drops for each account.
Obsidian Ape 2013년 2월 19일 오후 8시 21분 
What you are dealing with, ladies and gentlemen, is a pro idler. I would also like to be able to log into multiple steam at once. My reasoning is a bit more humble though. I just want to run my steam (win) through wine and steam for Linux so that I don't have to keep exiting and restarting just to play Dota 2 or CS:GO.
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uh20 2013년 3월 11일 오후 6시 30분 
i would really like this, i have a triple-seat computer, and its a really bad drawback to find that steam does not like itself being cloned, even when me and my brother/parents/friends have seperate accounts to use.
Spongeroberto Squarepantalones 2013년 3월 11일 오후 11시 39분 
Have you tried it with multiple linux users?
› Cyhawk [] 2013년 3월 12일 오전 2시 04분 
Yes its quite possible. I even blogged about it in my non-read blog. (things I forgot yesterday if you want to read more in depth, just google it)

Anyways, you can run multiple instances of steam easily, and TF2. You need to use arkose (sandbox) with -w and video cards enabled. Once you have an instance of TF2 running, delete the ~/.steam/steam.pid file, and relaunch Steam, should work just fine. Just remember, once you do this the older instances of steam will not be able to launch games since it checks steam.pid for the DRM check. Thats the short answer =)
Adrian 2013년 3월 12일 오전 7시 16분 
Could you provide a link to the blog? As said before, it can be done with various users, but this way seems much easier to be scripted
› Cyhawk [] 2013년 3월 12일 오전 8시 49분 
Its not automated yet, but I've made the first steps in getting multiple native copies working, its a start, but a big one. I haven't worked on it due to my newest endeavour, I'll get back to work on it soon enough.

I've also considered scripting it via wine, custom prefixes and dynamic linking of steamapps, I've heard from two others they already do it, I just haven't looked into it.

http://thingsiforgotyesterday.blogspot.com/2013/02/linux-tf2-idling-minor-scratch-that.html

Either way, this works for now.
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