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How to tell if a PC game ties itself to a specific computer/able to be resold?

#1Revival125Posted 9/10/2013 3:59:30 PM
Im thinking about selling some PC games on ebay. I know basically all new games tie on a computer because these days even the boxes are just codes really to be redeemed on Steam. But do you think there should be any issue with older games that have to be manually installed and key typed in?

Im just wondering if these games tie to a computer and cant be reinstalled on another?
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#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 9/10/2013 5:29:42 PM
If you install using a key, it's illegal to resell it or give it away after using said key.
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#3Lum_YatsuraPosted 9/10/2013 5:56:13 PM
Older single player games the key is passive.
No online service to tie with an account or multiplayer ban potential.
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#4JonWood007Posted 9/10/2013 6:24:15 PM
Old games that are not tied to a service normally work fine.
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#5KillerTrufflePosted 9/10/2013 6:27:08 PM
Qualify that by adding single-player only... even with no "service" per se, tons of games with multiplayer had to be activated online in order to play multi, and those won't work once they're tied to an account.
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