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I'm not able to add people on steam
« on: May 08, 2013, 05:46:39 PM »
Hi guys


I have a litle problem with my steam namely that i can't add people.
So a friend of mine said that i needed to install a game from steam.
But i don't think this will work.
Does anybody know how i could solve this?


Please I really need your help on this one.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 06:07:58 PM »
If I remember correctly, you need at least one game that has been paid for in order to add people. I was unable to add people until I was gifted a game, so you don't necessarily have to buy one yourself.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 06:47:05 PM »
ya think? cause i'm kinda annoyed that this happens.
also gifted? huh
« Last Edit: May 08, 2013, 06:52:41 PM by Dark Bl!ndshoT » »

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 07:54:21 PM »
What Powy said is correct. In order to add people on steam, you must have one game from the steam store. If it is gifted, it counts as well.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 09:16:03 PM »
I never bought or got anything gifted on Steam. Why is it working for me?

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 10:21:54 PM »
Demos and free to play games also count, iirc.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 10:32:48 PM »
Demos and free to play games also count, iirc.
Well I have added free to play games too but the first thing I did when I joined Steam was add my nephew to play Call of Duty (which I activated on Steam didn't buy on Steam)

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 10:42:27 PM »
Demos and free to play games also count, iirc.
I'm not entirely sure if it works that way anymore, I mean a couple months ago when I only had TF2 I was unable to add people.

Well I have added free to play games too but the first thing I did when I joined Steam was add my nephew to play Call of Duty (which I activated on Steam didn't buy on Steam)
Depending on how long ago you first installed steam, it could just be the fact that you joined steam during a time when they were allowing people to add without games.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 11:41:44 PM »
I never bought or got anything gifted on Steam. Why is it working for me?
Do you play a game that requires steam?

Like I did, the latest Tomb Raider.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2013, 02:58:51 AM »
I never bought or got anything gifted on Steam. Why is it working for me?
Do you play a game that requires steam?

Like I did, the latest Tomb Raider.
Skyrim needs Steam. I think Blind has Skyrim.

I registered for Steam a good while back though.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2013, 01:04:35 PM »
Demos and free to play games also count, iirc.
Well I have added free to play games too but the first thing I did when I joined Steam was add my nephew to play Call of Duty (which I activated on Steam didn't buy on Steam)

You activated it on steam, thus steam earned money on it ;) therefor you can add friends.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2013, 04:46:54 PM »
Demos and free to play games also count, iirc.
Well I have added free to play games too but the first thing I did when I joined Steam was add my nephew to play Call of Duty (which I activated on Steam didn't buy on Steam)

You activated it on steam, thus steam earned money on it ;) therefor you can add friends.
You steal my explanation. :P

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 04:52:04 PM »
I never bought or got anything gifted on Steam. Why is it working for me?
Do you play a game that requires steam?

Like I did, the latest Tomb Raider.
Skyrim needs Steam. I think Blind has Skyrim.

I registered for Steam a good while back though.

Blind has skyrim on xbox 360. but maybe if the price is good i'll buy it on steam.

Anyway thanks guy's for all the help.

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 04:58:55 PM »
You steal my explanation. :P
U jelly?

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Re: I'm not able to add people on steam
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2013, 08:47:09 PM »