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How to Un-register Half-Life 2 ?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by pinkacidbootson, 31 Jul 2006.

  1. pinkacidbootson

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    I have recently sold HL2 to someone on the MM, but they are having trouble installing it since its registered to me, the original owner. I have uninstalled it, but is there any way allowing someone else to install it on another PC?
     
  2. kdd

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    You have to give them your steam account login details, only way save sending the whole retail package to valve at considerable expense and delay.
     
  3. pinkacidbootson

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    There must be another way? If they use my account then i wouldn't be able to play my copy of Episode One, since thats registered to my account aswell.
     
    Last edited: 1 Aug 2006
  4. hohum

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    No other way, when you registered the game on Steam it was tied to your account in the process. The game cannot be registered again to someone else using the same cd key.
     
  5. pinkacidbootson

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    Thats crap. Is it the same for HL2: Episode One? I bought that from a shop aswell so its on a disc.
     
  6. kurtoski06

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    Nope you carnt im afraid thats why you carnt sell HLf2 at like GAME becuase ive tried it lol as ounce its on your system then you obviously dont use the cd lol.
     
  7. DaveyD

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    The buyer can get your key unregistered by taking it to valve, proving that they own the CD key and DVD now, but this can take a little time. Steam states in the EULA that you can not just unregister the game, as all games you buy are then tied to that account.
     
  8. Bezinator

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    Also note when people sell SteamID's on Ebay they blank some digits out as Steam Ban all ips on that SteamID or something.
     
  9. Alty

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    i thought i heard somewhere that there is a fee to unregister games from a steam account to use them in someone elses.