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Old 12th September 2013, 05:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Family Sharing (Beta Version)

Hi Guys,

Steam, has recently announced a Family Sharing feature that its current build is in beta.

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How do I enable Family Sharing on my computer?

Family Sharing is enabled in one of two ways: You can either locally enable sharing in Account Settings, with Family Sharing & Devices, or remotely respond to a user’s Steam request to share your previously installed games via email.

Is there a limit to the number of devices I can authorize to share my Library?

Yes. A Steam account may authorize Family Sharing on up to 10 devices at a given time.

Can I share specific games, or do I have to share my whole library?

Libraries are shared and borrowed in their entirety.
There's a larger FAQ on the page I linked to above. This is certainly something of interest to many of you I'm sure.
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Old 12th September 2013, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Will be a great idea, if it works properly.
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Old 15th September 2013, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it means that sharing the entire library, and whilst shared only the person who was given permission to use it can use it, then it will be next to useless.

Good idea in general as many families buy multiple copies of games for multiple computers.

You might need to adopt a smarter strategy to make use of it, like a shared family account, and you could put your single player games on it for example, and keep your multiplayer games that each of you have on your individual accounts, but it all depends on the conditions..
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Would love to share some of my older games with the kids, but there is heaps of stuff in my library I don't want to access
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