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Can you have Steam running twice at the same time?

#1yateslPosted 10/21/2013 9:24:47 AM
Family Sharing is a step in the right direction but, if I switch Windows accounts to someone else and try and run Steam, it won't do anything unless I've quit Steam, or logged off my main account.

Is there a /secondary command input to have it running twice? A separate launch location? Or is it some weird security thing?
#2New LinkPosted 10/21/2013 10:09:12 AM
Yes, but not on Windows without using a vm. The two simplest way to do it is to run the native steam application in tandem with the windows version, or to use chroots to run however many instances of it that you need.
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#3Killah PriestPosted 10/21/2013 10:23:08 AM
I wonder what you're trying to accomplish by doing this?
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#4yatesl(Topic Creator)Posted 10/21/2013 10:58:13 AM
Killah Priest posted...
I wonder what you're trying to accomplish by doing this?

Two people on the same PC, but switching Windows accounts instead of logging off.