Free Games thread

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by ThoD, Oct 21, 2017.

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  1. Free Steam games only

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  2. Free games (regardless of DRM or site)

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  3. Free games (regardless of DRM or site) and contests too

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  1. Zense

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  2. bbking67

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    anybody had success with Dirt Rally? It says it added to my Steam Library, but its not there and I cant install or play it... good freebie if it comes through!
     
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  3. Zense

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    I'm experiencing the same thing. Trying to run the game through its store shop does nothing except make the steam window not close when I try to. I sent steam a message to see if they can resolve it.
     
  4. ThoD
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    Many seem to have that issue judging by the reviews, possibly could be YET ANOTHER game on Steam that doesn't actually have all the files it needs to launch:rofl2:
     
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  5. LiveLatios

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    why
    game wouldn't have a generally positive review if that was the case, and would've been fixed already since it released in 2015
     
  6. MythicalData

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    works fine for me, but I picked up my steam key through humble bundle not steam itself

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    steam isn't in the habit of answering people atleast in my experiences
     
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  7. ThoD
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    You know patches can break games and that installing a game on Steam gets you the latest version even if broken, right? Anyways, we'll have to wait and see...
     
  8. Zense

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    Well, that's good to know, sorta... First time I ever contact them, though. On a different note, GOG.com have been really quick at getting back to me the few times I contacted them.
     
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    Also the same - Not starting but also NOT in Library.:(
     
  10. ThoD
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    Don't know about the not starting, but I'm pretty sure the no showing up in library is because whoever did the discount didn't do it properly and changed the actual price to free instead of making it a temporary drop and Steam doesn't show free-to-play games in library. That means once the promo ends and it goes back to proper price it will show up.
     
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  11. alexander1970

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    Thank you.:)
     
  12. MythicalData

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    oh well
    here's the steam id url
    steam://rungameid/310560
    if y'all wanna try it that way theoretically you should be able to install it this way if it's already in your library from editing another steam shortcut
     
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  13. alexander1970

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    Thank you for your help.

    Sadly still not working here in Austria.:sad:
     
  14. LiveLatios

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    why
    have you tried copying and pasting it into your browser address bar? it should come up with a popup telling you to open steam
     
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  15. alexander1970

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    Yes did it so.
    It always returns then to the Window with the Gameplay Video and the Game Details.:(
     
  16. MythicalData

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    make a shortcut to another game you have then in its properties change the id to dirt rally's and try that (unless you already did also)
     
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  17. alexander1970

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    The famous small print:

    Restriction: Only while supplies last ....:angry:

    When you go on the Steam site (not Logged in) on the Title it says this:

    Sie können dieses Produkt kostenlos behalten, wenn Sie es sich bis zum 16. Sep. um 10:00 Uhr holen. Es gelten einige Einschränkungen. (?)<-------

    Ofgfgfgfhne Titel-1.
     
  18. alexander1970

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    Hello.:)

    Today it is now in the Library and is downloading/installing now.
    Thank you for your Help.:)
     
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  19. ThoD
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    It's like how I said, they did the discount the wrong way, so it was considered free by Steam itself, that's why it didn't show up in libraries. Now if only we can get it to run:P
     
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  20. r5xscn

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    If you got it from Humble Bundle then you should be okay I think.

    I got mine from Humble Bundle on August 30th and I can see mine on Steam as purchased, not free. I haven't tried to run it tho.
     
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