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Steam question

#1Unpure_EuphoriaPosted 11/21/2013 2:09:15 PM(edited)
I am the admin on my Windows 7 computer. I have Steam, and I buy and install all the games via Steam on this admin profile.

If my little brother had a Windows profile on the same PC, and his OWN Steam account to log in to, would he still be able to play my games (since they're on the same PC)?

EDIT: Example. I log in to my Steam on my profile and purchase then install Skyrim. Then my little brother logs in to his Windows profile, opens Steam with his account, and tries to play Skyrim.
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#2Mudkip57Posted 11/21/2013 2:08:47 PM
No
#3Sidewinder1386Posted 11/21/2013 2:09:02 PM
Nope, you have to be on the account that owns the games.
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#4arleasPosted 11/21/2013 2:12:54 PM(edited)
From: Unpure_Euphoria | #001
If my little brother had a Windows profile on the same PC, and his OWN Steam account to log in to, would he still be able to play my games (since they're on the same PC)?


Once steam's family sharing program takes effect (it's still beta right now) you'll be able to authorize your little brother's account to play your games. Of course, keep in mind that it only allows one person to access the library at a time, so if you went to a friend's house and wanted to play skyrim, your little brother back at home would be told to get off the account.

Then again, in this particular scenario you could always just do offline mode (since skyrim has no need to be online in the first place).
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#5WyzeGyePosted 11/21/2013 2:36:07 PM
Once I get the other computer going (probably when SteamOS is made available) I'll have that logged into my account running in offline mode for my kids. I've already got nearly 30 linux compatible games in my library, and something tells me that number will grow.
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