morning_juices Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:28am
Can you play your Steam games on two computers
I new to Steam so I still don't know the basics. If I have one computer with a steam account can i play the games I downloaded on that account on another computer using the same steam account?
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OverlordTomala Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:30am 
Not with the same account.
morning_juices Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:32am 
thanks you just saved me from alot of disappointment
Kiya Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:04am 
OverlordTomala is incorrect

you can use your Steam account and games on any computer - just not on more than one PC at a time. When you log into your account on one computer you will automatically log out on any other PC where you are logged into Steam.

You will of course need to remember your account login details and have access to your email so that you can authorise the new PC with Steamguard.
OverlordTomala Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:05am 
Ahhh sorry, I misunderstood the question. I thought he wanted to play on the same account on two systems.

Me dumb.
morning_juices Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:07am 
So if I download a game on my laptop, I can also go onto my computer and download the same game without purchasing it again?
OverlordTomala Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:08am 
Yep!
morning_juices Dec 18, 2012 @ 1:09am 
Ah yeah! You've been alot of help thanks
YouR_Mum's_CuDDLy Dec 21, 2012 @ 2:09am 
Related question: I have recently setup a LAN (2 PCs via a router) and I want to pre-load a couple of games for tomorrow night when a friend is coming over to play. I have Steam installed on both PCs. If I log in on the "new" PC with my Steam log in and then DL the game files, does that mean that my friend will be able to load Steam, log in with his profile and the games will be ready to play? Or will it force him to d/l via his profile?

TLDR: Can two accounts use the same files on the same PC at different times as long as they have purchased that game via Steam prior to logging in?
Corom, Prophet of Hobie Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:10pm 
Originally posted by YouR_Mum's_CuDDLy:
Related question: I have recently setup a LAN (2 PCs via a router) and I want to pre-load a couple of games for tomorrow night when a friend is coming over to play. I have Steam installed on both PCs. If I log in on the "new" PC with my Steam log in and then DL the game files, does that mean that my friend will be able to load Steam, log in with his profile and the games will be ready to play? Or will it force him to d/l via his profile?

TLDR: Can two accounts use the same files on the same PC at different times as long as they have purchased that game via Steam prior to logging in?

I've done this with Valve titles before, I don't have much else :p.
Anyways, you can have both PCs have the same account, though has to be in offline mode. Start a server in the online mode PC, then open console and type in "status" and find the IP. Now open the console on the offline mode PC and type in "connect *IP*".
Nacimota Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:13pm 
Originally posted by YouR_Mum's_CuDDLy:
Can two accounts use the same files on the same PC at different times as long as they have purchased that game via Steam prior to logging in?
Yes.

edit: I just realized this was an old question that Coromoron bumped; oh well.
Last edited by Nacimota; Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:13pm
thomasholmlarsen Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:16pm 
you can play 2 games 2 comps 1 account
log in on first and swich to offline mode and start fx farming sim 15 and play
log in on to normelly and play fx payday 2
i do this all the time to keep my farming up while i have a little action
SEPPI™ Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:20pm 
LoL
denchija Dec 29, 2014 @ 3:58pm 
Hello,can somebody please answer i really need to know.
I have on my steam account shadow of mordor and my friend really wants to try that game but he doesnt own it.
The thing is i wanted to give him my account to play that game but only in offline mode.So,is it possible to play at the same time on two computers if one acc is in offline mode and the other in online mode,will i get a ban or something ?
Mighty Tracker Jan 17 @ 11:37am 
Just a question:

Can I do the following:

1. Play a game on first PC with same acc
2. Play the same game on another PC but same acc
- \/G - Papi Gordo Jan 17 @ 11:45am 
Originally posted by The Chivalrous Arrow:
Just a question:

Can I do the following:

1. Play a game on first PC with same acc
2. Play the same game on another PC but same acc

Yes, but you can only play the game on 1 computer at any given time, which means the game cannot be running on both pc's at the same time. The game will download to any pc you log into your account with.
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