STEAM GROUP
Removed Games Collectors RemGC
STEAM GROUP
Removed Games Collectors RemGC
77
IN-GAME
399
ONLINE
Founded
January 11, 2014
Language
English
All Discussions > Public Forum > Topic Details
 This topic has been pinned, so it's probably important
MisterXYZ Feb 20, 2015 @ 5:39pm
[Public] Removed Game/DLC Discussion
This will be a general discussion thread designed for non-members to post valid information related to removed content on steam. This should allow the soon-to-be members to post relevant information to give them a chance to contribute before they meet the actual requirement. If you believe you have information worth sharing, feel free to post here.
< >
Showing 1,816-1,830 of 3,190 comments
/beather4N^^ Jul 3, 2017 @ 3:51am 
Originally posted by skl_andrey:
Welp, I'll give you an example, i have 2 Steam accounts, and I bought the same retail game for both accounts, I have 2 cases with 2 CD-Keys, I have a problem with an account, I have to submit a retail CD-Key as a proof of ownership, I don't know which key was used on which account, so I'll use the query account by cd-key to see which account receives the e-mail for the key I introduced in the activation box (ask a friend who dont have the game to use the key and submit the query account by cd, when you try to activate the key for a game which you already own, it will prompt to install the game), and that's it, now I know which key was used for which account. //was just an example, hope you people understand my point


yup... I guess you catched the point
Originally posted by ♈Addy♈:
Originally posted by ❄r3dsn0w000™❄ Cristi🎮:
I got today a weird email from Steam Support - "Query account by CD key". Is it related to this problem, to this game - Oath of Genesis?!

You get that email when someone else tries to activate a cd key you have already activated, they have an option to query the cd key, which sends out an automated email to the person who originally activated the key, nothing more really.

That was my initial thought but considering this "situation" with the aforementioned game, I taught that this wasn't the case but thanks for your response :Upvoter:

LE: Just saw your post skl_andrey and thanks for your example. I get it :)
Last edited by ❄r3dsn0w000™❄ [Cristi]🎮; Jul 3, 2017 @ 4:40am
Taoito Jul 5, 2017 @ 6:24pm 
Something strange, terrible & confusing just happened!

Just check your Steam Profile games count, you may have lost anywhere up to 109 games (Edit: just to be clear, all these games are still in your Steam library, you can still install and play them)

They are all removed / purchase disabled games! https://pastebin.com/TKtECBv5
(thanks to Cae for the list)

Valve made some change, now all these games are not visible via the Steam Web API. If you own any of these games, you will not see it on your profile's Games List, it no longer +1 to your Games Count, and you cannot feature that game on your Showcases. More importantly, this also means none of the websites can detect whether you own that removed game or not.

The Removed Games Scanner cannot check if your Steam account actually own these games, so this will be a major impact to our Application process. Steam-Tracker also cannot see if you've activated them, and removed games owner ranking & other stats are no longer correct. SteamGifts may show that you haven't activated a won giveaway of these games, etc. You also cannot access these games achievement / stats pages, they will just redirect back to your profile.

At the moment, we do not know the exact reason why. We do not know why these certain removed games are affected and not other older ones. They seem to be all relatively recent removed games (some from 2016, many are from 2017). But not all 2017 removed games are impacted.

Some games there were removed because Valve ended their business relationship with the developers (due to them posting fake reviews with fraudulent purchases, or developers shutting down their companies), but there are quite many other games whose developers / publishers are still active on Steam. Some have achievements, some don't.

Are ALL removed games going to be impacted and this change is being rolled out iteratively? Or is it just a temporary change / bug that will be reverted later? Is this a step towards a bigger change in the Steam Web API and Valve is currently testing them? Will there be a separate category for removed games / expired licenses? No idea!

Luchaos from completionist.me provided a possible theory on this change:
i think what happened is that valve changed their handling of expired licenses through the permission layer. so the ownedGames endpoint in the web api as well as achievement pages aren't accessible anymore - web api always was a "public" mirror of active licenses

i really hope they do that for a purpose
if the ownedgames api endpoint would allow to add a parameter to show all previously owned apps as well - and have their stats/achievements available we could finally get a full list of ever owned licenses and theoretically available stats

so that change actually isn't too bad if that extended filter comes as well - currently the owned games list already has such a parameter for free games

mind that the counter on steam profiles never actually matched the list of games on steamcommunity .com - so that might as well be just an internal streamlining of their implementation towards their licensing servers
Other discussions on this topic:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/6li55u/changes_in_steam_api_a_dozen_removed_games_no/
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/50siD/recent-change-with-steam-and-cut-business-relationship-developer-games-and-steam-api-detection
Last edited by Taoito; Jul 12, 2017 @ 10:36pm
Taoito Jul 6, 2017 @ 10:25am 
I'm going to have to end the discussion on this topic right here.
There are a lot of people subscribing to this thread, and even though this issue directly impacts our group, other people may not want constant notifications on the same arguments back & forth.

I've moved everyone's posts from the last few pages, over to a dedicated thread on this topic: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/RemGC/discussions/9/1457328392100090001/
There's no option to move a post between threads, I had to quote them all :/

Feel free to participate in further discussion over there. Thank you.
Last edited by Taoito; Jul 6, 2017 @ 10:29am
Milan Jul 6, 2017 @ 11:23pm 
Rest of the Dev4play games removed /all with -1?

- Fallen Mage
- Frozen Drift Race
- Mankind Defender
- MTB Downhill Simulator
- Rage of the Battlemage
- Tower Defense Ultimate
- War Truck Simulator

Some of them (#1,2,3,7) are at the moment still available on tremorgames
Stefan8000 Jul 7, 2017 @ 3:07am 
All are available at kinguin.
TaD Jul 7, 2017 @ 4:16am 
Originally posted by Stefan8000:
All are available at kinguin.
Keys still work? Can anybody confirm?
What about Gotham Gangsta? Can I get this somewhere?
gt4 Jul 7, 2017 @ 4:19am 
Originally posted by TaD:
Originally posted by Stefan8000:
All are available at kinguin.
Keys still work? Can anybody confirm?

Purchased Rage of the Battlemage there, key worked fine
Tcapullo Jul 7, 2017 @ 5:23am 
WTF -54 Games in my Lib Counter?? o.O
Paintgamer Jul 7, 2017 @ 6:59am 
the mmo game firefall will close their servers and gone forever...
Stefan8000 Jul 7, 2017 @ 8:40am 
Originally posted by gt4:
Originally posted by TaD:
Keys still work? Can anybody confirm?

Purchased Rage of the Battlemage there, key worked fine

I did that too. Worked.
Notabene Jul 7, 2017 @ 8:46am 
Originally posted by Milan:
Rest of the Dev4play games removed /all with -1?

- Fallen Mage
- Frozen Drift Race
- Mankind Defender
- MTB Downhill Simulator
- Rage of the Battlemage
- Tower Defense Ultimate
- War Truck Simulator

Some of them (#1,2,3,7) are at the moment still available on tremorgames

But what's the point anymore? They're removed from your game count AND I'm pretty sure they'll eventually be removed from your library given current Steam abuses.
< >
Showing 1,816-1,830 of 3,190 comments
Per page: 15 30 50

All Discussions > Public Forum > Topic Details