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Steam Steam Guard

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by wyx087, 16 Mar 2011.

  1. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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  2. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN Modder

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    Don't worry too much about it, this is just for the technologically impaired who give out their passwords and click dodgy links.
     
  3. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    I think I remember reading about this a while ago, I thought it was about some form of hardware-based DRM linked with certain Intel CPUs that prevented you logging into your account on computers which weren't verified (or something like that). So I suppose it's useless if you don't have a compatible CPU...
     
  4. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    That's not made it in yet, it was in the FAQ...

    If you've already verified your email - I did, presumably when I got the frickin' account back in 2005 or whatever - it auto-implements, which it did when I logged in today. Seems like a neat and largely unintrusive solution.
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    what does your Security Status say? (found in Settings box)
     
  6. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    So it is, seems I didn't scroll down far enough :blush:

    Mine says 'Protected by Steam Guard'
     
  7. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Mine too.
     
  8. Pieface

    Pieface Modder

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    I turned it off, because EVERY time I tried to go on my PC it kept needing to be verified.
     
  9. format

    format What's a Dremel?

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    Works fine for me and I'm happy to have it. I'm making more of a concerted effort to buy games on Steam. I love that I can buy a game and come back to it 5 years later without having to look for a disk or a cd key.
     
  10. Lenderz

    Lenderz Minimodder

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    Seemed to work first time for me, restarted and its showing as protected and a little greenshield.

    Bonus, anything that protects the account I've paid for is good by me.
     
  11. techb

    techb What's a Dremel?

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    I disabled it, I couldn't use steam my 2nd pc for some reason because for guard.
     
  12. crlyhair

    crlyhair What's a Dremel?

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    Its worked fine for me, but it is annoying to have to wait for an email to be sent before I can log on with a different pc. I disabled it because of the annoyance.
     

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