Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Report this Comment
Use this form to report the selected comment to the moderators. Reporting should generally be used only if the comment breaks forum rules.

49. Re: Steam Trade Offers Launch Sep 6, 2013, 14:28 Creston
 
ViRGE wrote on Sep 5, 2013, 18:55:
That works very well if you limit digital games to a single system. However with Steam you can of course have your Steam library installed across multiple systems, so long as only one is actually running Steam at the time. So if Steam did offer game resales, only one Steam library would be deactivated. The other libraries would continue to be able to play it in offline mode for some time to come.

Fair enough. Every time you activate a game on a different system, it needs to talk to the server anyway (because it needs to know that you're the rightful owner of said game). The server keeps track on which systems it's installed.

When you try to trade in / sell the game, the server sends uninstall commands to all machines, and does not give you the money until all machines have reported a succesful uninstall command back. (or report that the game was already uninstalled previously.)

 
Avatar 15604
 
 
Subject
  
Optional
Message
 
Login Email   Password Remember Me
If you don't already have a Blue's News user account, you can sign up here.
Forgotten your password? Click here.
 




footer

Blue's News logo