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Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« on: March 04, 2012, 03:57:38 PM »
Most of you guys use Steam, i have an Steam account since 2008 and since then i still have only one friend (i know its sad) and since most of you use Steam accounts can you tell me how can i add friends on Steam without buying a game? I can't buy online games and my paypal account is screwed, help?
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Re: Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 04:18:50 PM »
you don't need to buy a game,hell.. there is no reason to NOT have steam these days.. tons of "Free to Play" games on there.. Team Fortress 2 being one of 'em.. to add friend. click on Friends > Add Friends ,and search the player name, account name, real name, email address or profile url of the person you're looking for..

 i tried multiple times but it still says that i have to buy a game in order to access community stuff on steam, btw is team fortress 2 good? i see fubar playing that game all the time

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Re: Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012, 05:35:52 PM »
Worth noting that the Steam overlay works in all games too, so it's kinda handy to have it running all the time.  That said, I never use it myself, as you can't resize the font very easily and it's barely readable on a 17inch screen at 1080P.

dont get to cocky ;) so do you prefer xfire over steam?

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Re: Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 12:37:51 AM »
Ja. I had the Steam since 2007. Planned of kinda getting it waaaaay back in 2004, but I was a cash-strapped youngster at that times.

I have a handsome collection of Half-Life series, Team Fortress 2, Counterstrike:Source (That one is bought at a price of a Subway sandwich) and some other games which priced as much as a lunch every other day.

But from what I know, if you need to add friends in Steam, you have to buy some game over there. For the cheapest route, you can always buy the cheapest item on TF2 ($0.99 for a dummy rocket launcher) and it would be converted to "TF2 Premium", so you can add friends later.

Rules have changed, so I may be wrong here.

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Re: Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 08:50:54 AM »
Quote from: Toploader

I'd be really surprised if you were not able to use the friends feature if you had some free to play games like TF2 downloaded, anyone confirm if this is the case?

I tried adding TF2 F2P players to my friends list but they dont appear on the list of people playing at all. They do not have any other purchased games in their pocket, hence they can't be added at all.

For some people who has purchased games from Steam and then obtained TF2 for free, they can be added in friends list.

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Re: Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 02:34:35 PM »
Well I have 0 friends. I don't use Steam that often. Only when I wish to fire my copy of Orange Box or play some HL2 mods.

I yet have to try those F2P titles but I don't have time for them.

When I get mad I just want to go POSTAL.

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Re: Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 04:06:57 PM »
Worth noting that the Steam overlay works in all games too, so it's kinda handy to have it running all the time.  That said, I never use it myself, as you can't resize the font very easily and it's barely readable on a 17inch screen at 1080P.

dont get to cocky ;) so do you prefer xfire over steam?

I'd be really surprised if you were not able to use the friends feature if you had some free to play games like TF2 downloaded, anyone confirm if this is the case?

sigh yes unfortunatelly that is true, but downloading TF2 is a pain in the ass, 1gb of FTP server download

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Re: Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 01:40:16 AM »
Heh, in other news, I can't believe the change list that Origin had for it's last update:


Added the ability to upload custom avatars.
Added captcha verification for increased security.
Improved relevancy of friend search results.
Progress bar now displays when installing games.
Streamlined Origin installation and update processes.
Game Add-Ons (DLC) can now be purchased and installed directly through Origin.
Users can now invite multiple friends to play at once.



I mean really? They only just added or fixed those things?  Long way to go EA, thanks for the custom avatars though!

Wow, just wow. :o :o Remind me to never install Origin on my PC.

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Re: Add friends on Steam without buying game?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 09:04:44 AM »

Wow, just wow. :o :o Remind me to never install Origin on my PC.

ok, NEVER INSTALL ORIGIN ON YOUR PC lolz :P