EnVy_28 Jan 20, 2013 @ 4:01am
Change Store currency?
Is there any way I can change the store currency from dollar to japanese yen? I know it`s possible to change it to yen because I live in japan and the first time I sign up on steam a year ago, I guess, it was in japanese currency. But somehow it changed back to dollar. Dont know how. Dont really have a problem with dollar currency, just want YEN coz` I think its cool.
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EnVy_28 Jan 20, 2013 @ 7:58am 
My reason is bad?
Dreakon Jan 20, 2013 @ 8:03am 
Don't mind The Rolling Cheese... just the local resident ♥♥♥♥.

Apparently you can't change it perminantly since Steam automatically determines your region, but you can trick it into showing different currencies by adding "?cc=us" or whatever region to the end of the URL.

For example...
http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=us
http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=uk

I'm not sure the one for Japanese Yen, if there is one. And it won't change what you see/pay on checkout.
tmwfte Jan 20, 2013 @ 8:46am 
http://store.steampowered.com/?cc=jp

Looks like you're stuck with dollars.

EDIT: Anyone on Chrome who just had their store change to Japanese and you can't figure out how to change it back to English, click on Account in the top right hand corner, pick the third drop down item from the list, and then English (or whichever language you have it regularly set to).
EnVy_28 Jan 21, 2013 @ 12:01am 
Oh.. thanks anyway guys. cc=jp dont work. It is still dollar. One last question, since this thread is now over, how can I close this thread?
Chika Ogiue Jan 21, 2013 @ 1:11am 
Steam has never used yen. And trust me, you don't want them to, as it will bring with it a considerable increase in price as they will invariably apply the domestic PC game pricing of 6000 to 10000 yen.
Tauhrak Apr 3, 2013 @ 7:19pm 
hey, the problem for me is that i now live in the US but used to live in the UK when i first got steam, so although it recognizes this, it still displays my account's balance in GDP instead of USD, but shows the price of the items in USD, is there any way i can fix this? ideally i'd like both to be in USD, but I can settle for having it display both in GDP, as long as it's actually in the same currency :p
HydroHA May 23, 2013 @ 8:50am 
hey is there anyway i could convert my money from euros to pounds because i live in the uk and when i topped up my account it automatically went to euros. if there is anyway i could buy anything with my problem please help me
LestaT Jun 6, 2013 @ 1:21am 
My question is if this method is allowed ? For example I want to pre-purchase Rome II which by default it gives me USD 59.99 but if I change to UK or RU I can get it much cheaper when converting to my currency. I want to know if this is allowed. I don't want my account to be banned.
PawnHead Jun 6, 2013 @ 1:23am 
is rmb allowed?
Τhe Rolling Egg Jun 6, 2013 @ 8:57am 
Originally posted by LestaT:
My question is if this method is allowed ? For example I want to pre-purchase Rome II which by default it gives me USD 59.99 but if I change to UK or RU I can get it much cheaper when converting to my currency. I want to know if this is allowed. I don't want my account to be banned.

It is not. Valve will not hesitate to lock down your account if you attempt to buy games from a region you don't live in.
LestaT Jun 6, 2013 @ 8:39pm 
Originally posted by The Rolling Ghost Cheese:
Originally posted by LestaT:
My question is if this method is allowed ? For example I want to pre-purchase Rome II which by default it gives me USD 59.99 but if I change to UK or RU I can get it much cheaper when converting to my currency. I want to know if this is allowed. I don't want my account to be banned.

It is not. Valve will not hesitate to lock down your account if you attempt to buy games from a region you don't live in.

Ah Ok. Thanks. Just need a confirmation. But if someone gifted to me I believe it's allowed ? Since the game is not region locked (as far as I know).
Τhe Rolling Egg Jun 6, 2013 @ 10:42pm 
Originally posted by LestaT:
Originally posted by The Rolling Ghost Cheese:

It is not. Valve will not hesitate to lock down your account if you attempt to buy games from a region you don't live in.

Ah Ok. Thanks. Just need a confirmation. But if someone gifted to me I believe it's allowed ? Since the game is not region locked (as far as I know).

Yeah gifting is fine. Assuming no "tricks" are involved, if you know what I mean.
Reaverian Jul 11, 2013 @ 4:30am 
yet when I try to purchases something on the us link it tells me I'm using the wrong currency, even though I'm using us dollars..
Rhovandir Jul 13, 2013 @ 4:48am 
Originally posted by The Rolling Ham Cheese:
Originally posted by LestaT:
My question is if this method is allowed ? For example I want to pre-purchase Rome II which by default it gives me USD 59.99 but if I change to UK or RU I can get it much cheaper when converting to my currency. I want to know if this is allowed. I don't want my account to be banned.

It is not. Valve will not hesitate to lock down your account if you attempt to buy games from a region you don't live in.

What are you talking about? He was asking whether changing the currency to the region that he lives in is allowed. Currency conversions DON'T CHANGE PRICES. It isn't any cheaper, it isn't "tricking the system" or anything like that. IT IS ALLOWED TO CHANGE THE CURRENCY DISPLAYED. I don't know what the hell you're talking about.
Trattias Jul 13, 2013 @ 4:49am 
I dunno.
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