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Steam question

#1DahlVaughnniPosted 2/15/2014 8:52:13 AM
So I'm pretty new with Steam. I noticed The Witcher 1 and 2 are both on sale right now, but for some reason they are already appearing in my own library. I clicked on it, and it's letting me download it right now without paying. Is it actually free or something, or is it going to ask me for money once it's finished downloading? I would have expected it to want payment before the download begins.
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#2-5xad0w-Posted 2/15/2014 8:53:50 AM
Free weekend so you can try the game and see if you actually want to buy it.
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#3TropicMoon10Posted 2/15/2014 8:54:24 AM
They're having a free to play weekend along with the sale (I know Witcher 2 is, but it may also be the case with Witcher 1).

You can play the full game for as long as you want until the free weekend ends sometime on Monday.
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#4arleasPosted 2/15/2014 8:55:18 AM
I'm not sure if this is one of them, but occasionally Steam does 'Free weekends' for certain games. What that means is, it appears on your library with a time limit (e.g. 3 days left) and you can install it and play it freely for those 3 days, after which you'd be expected to buy it if you wanted to continue playing it.

A quick look at the steam store page says Yes, it's a free weekend. Enjoy it until Sunday at 1pm Pacific time, and if you want it, buy it...
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#5DahlVaughnni(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2014 8:56:01 AM
Oh I see it. It ends Sunday at 1. Well that's stupid, what's the point of that? It's going to take me about that long just to download it. The free weekend will be over before it's installed =\
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#6TropicMoon10Posted 2/15/2014 8:57:59 AM
DahlVaughnni posted...
Oh I see it. It ends Sunday at 1. Well that's stupid, what's the point of that? It's going to take me about that long just to download it. The free weekend will be over before it's installed =\


That's why I never play free weekend stuff. :p

I mean my internet's fast, but I feel like I'm forced to play them. I'd rather buy it later and play in my own time.
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#7DahlVaughnni(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2014 9:00:10 AM
To be honest I already have TW2 on xbox360, but I wanted to see how well it runs on my new beefed up PC.
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#8arleasPosted 2/15/2014 9:13:03 AM
From: DahlVaughnni | #005
Well that's stupid, what's the point of that?


The point is that you can play it now and if you like it, you buy it... if you don't like it, well then you just had a nice free demo of the actual game so you don't have to wonder if you want it next time it goes on sale.

Also, this deal has been going on since Yesterday or Thursday night probably so it's not Valve's fault if you found out about it late.

When they do a Free weekend you're given PLENTY of time to download the game.

It's gonna take you too long so skip it I guess.
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#9kingoffpsPosted 2/15/2014 9:15:28 AM
DahlVaughnni posted...
To be honest I already have TW2 on xbox360, but I wanted to see how well it runs on my new beefed up PC.


Buy it anyway. It's cheap. It will almost certainly be the superior version. And you will keep it until the day you die, unlike your X360 which will eventually break and leave you unable to play that version.
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#10DahlVaughnni(Topic Creator)Posted 2/15/2014 12:54:23 PM
kingoffps posted...
DahlVaughnni posted...
To be honest I already have TW2 on xbox360, but I wanted to see how well it runs on my new beefed up PC.


Buy it anyway. It's cheap. It will almost certainly be the superior version. And you will keep it until the day you die, unlike your X360 which will eventually break and leave you unable to play that version.


My xbox has been running just fine since 2006, not too worried about that. It has lasted me longer than any PC has.
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