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Question about steam purchases

#1greenhawk322Posted 11/15/2013 4:03:02 PM
If I buy a windows version of a game on steam, will I own the mac and or linux versions of that same game? Thinking about switching over to elementary os as my main os.
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#2arleasPosted 11/15/2013 4:29:03 PM(edited)
From: greenhawk322 | #001
If I buy a windows version of a game on steam, will I own the mac and or linux versions of that same game?


Pretty much yeah. Sometimes there's a separate version (as in it gets its own entry on your games list) but most of the time it just downloads the appropriate version depending on your platform.

An Example of a game with a completely separate mac version: Civilization IV. If you bought that, you'll probably notice it's on your games library list twice, but one won't give you any options to install... that's the Mac Version.

Also, some games have a completely separate version and you MIGHT have to buy it a 2nd time: example: Call of Duty Black Ops
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#3arrseeteePosted 11/15/2013 4:11:56 PM
Depends on the game. Some games do, while most don't.
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#4ihumpmypillow89Posted 11/15/2013 4:17:30 PM
If it has something called SteamPlay you get that game on all available computer platforms.
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#5greenhawk322(Topic Creator)Posted 11/15/2013 5:19:33 PM
OK. Thanks for the info guys.
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#6SlaynPosted 11/15/2013 5:20:04 PM
ihumpmypillow89 posted...
If it has something called SteamPlay you get that game on all available computer platforms.

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