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Old December 3, 2013, 03:59 PM
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Default Steam question - buy as gift

I don't have a steam account and don't game much but I wanted to buy games as gifts ... Tomb Raider promo on now for 13.99 and give the games away to different people.

Do I just buy the collection, not dl them and then "give" them game by game?
There are 11 games, I assume I can give them one by one and not need to give the whole collection ...
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Old December 3, 2013, 04:11 PM
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if it's a collection, it's all bundle into 1 gift. So you can only gift the whole bundle.
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Old December 3, 2013, 04:17 PM
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That sucks ...
Found this on steam.
Can I gift game packs?
Yes, you can gift game packs the same way you would gift an individual game. Four packs of games cannot be gifted.
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Old December 3, 2013, 04:23 PM
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You can't gift pack the whole game pack, but you can gift the four pack one game at a time
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Old December 3, 2013, 10:42 PM
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What steam meant is, you can just trade it like normal gift, aka individual gift. Like I said if it's a collection, it count as just 1 gift, gift as a whole, redeem as a whole.

When you buy a 4 pack game, 1 copy will be redeem to your account, and you have 3 extra copies in your inventory.
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Old December 4, 2013, 05:25 AM
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Old December 4, 2013, 05:35 AM
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You'll still need to register on steam but you can use the website to manage gifts without downloading and installing the client.
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Old December 10, 2013, 06:04 PM
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I know if I dl a game I can dl it again and play it on another computer.
If I buy a game and play on a PC can I also dl it and play on MAC or Linux assuming the game supports it without paying again?
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Old December 10, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Correct. You just log in with your account and any of your games is available on any platform, providing it's supported.
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Old December 10, 2013, 06:44 PM
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I know if I dl a game I can dl it again and play it on another computer.
If I buy a game and play on a PC can I also dl it and play on MAC or Linux assuming the game supports it without paying again?
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