PLEASE KEEP IN MIND AT ALL TIMES THAT WE ARE NOT HERE TO HELP YOU NOT BUY GAMES. WE ARE HERE TO ENABLE YOUR HABIT.
We have a great bunch of people here on the site, many of whom give games to others out of the goodness of there own hearts, and to the detriment of their own wallets.
Bigisy is a classy dude!
Thanks a lot!
We all are!
I was gonna insert an image of some classy gents but GiS is coming up nasty D:
Just search for tophats, tophats are cruise control for classy.
I had a list of names here. Since I wasn't really following the last thread in order to avoid temptation (which failed, btw), I have no idea who has been giving games. I'm sure that pretty much everyone has and that makes everyone a winner.
Please also keep BigIsy in your thoughts, prayers, meditations, etc. His grandmother has not been doing well and we all want her to get better.
The rest of this post was created by, and completely stolen from, our good friend Suds.
BIG OLD LIST OF GAMES ON SALE
Most Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I register this __Insert Game Here__ on Steam?
Here's a list of games you can register on Steam
Steam Price Guide
. You can always add a non-Steam game to your Steam games list, so that people can see you playing it.
2. If I buy a game pack that already includes a game I own, can I gift that game?
No, this was a one-time thing for people who already owned Half-Life 2 and bought the Orange Box. Additional copies you own are lost forever to the ether.
3. Why isn't __Insert Game Here__ available in my region?
Many Steam games might be unavailable in your country if you have the temerity to live outside of the United States. This is not Steam's fault
. Regional game availability is determined solely by the publisher, who should be the source of your ire. Gifting works regardless of region so you might find some helpful person in North America who can gift you the game.
Do you have the misfortune to live somewhere other than America? Steam hates you! Luckily, this cool website with prices for Steam games all around the world
is here to help, so you can know if you want to ask an American friend to buy the game for you or not.
You need this program.
It reconfigures your Windows IPSEC settings (run it as an admin) to block out all but the servers which don't count towards your download quota on Steam. Now supports a bunch of ISPs through a graphical interface.
Basically guarantees you won't add to your download quota with Steam.
Download TCPview: TCPView
Then, use TCPview (run as admin if you're on Vista) to close all Steam TCP servers (this is important, NOT the UDP ones, just the TCP ones). Steam will then reconnect to a different server, which will hopefully get you a better speed. If you don't go faster in a couple of seconds, retry until you get a speed you like.
This shit totally needs to go into the OP, I've tipped this to so many people already.
Cool Community Add-Ons
The Mis-Adventures of LewieP
As funny as the following comic is, LewieP does spend a lot of time looking for bargains, for us
The Steam Circle of Life
This image is from the SomethingAwful forums Steam thread. Hilariously enough it basically describes our Steam thread too:
Steam iPhone App
You have an iPhone? That money could easily have been spent on Steam games. If you want to make the best of your shiny gadget, however, check out this Steam iPhone app
. For less than the price of a grande mocha frappacino or whatever, you can buy an unofficial program (which appears to have been created by a PA guy who has not stepped forward if the Armadeaddon screengrab means anything) which does all sorts of Steam shit.
To top it all off, a comic by our own Iolo. It's fun-tastic!
Something used to be here. It's gone now.