There are a few bundles I see on Steam, such as VRS Bundle and Winter Sale Special. Where you can't buy the bundle if you own any of the games within the bundle.

I was wondering if it's possible to buy as a gift for someone you has one of the game but enable the gift button using javascript workaround and buy each other the bundle as a gift.

Is anyone willing to give this a go with me? Add me on steam.

Cheers
Andy

6 years ago

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Not a Deal.

6 years ago
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There used to be a workaround where you added it to cart when logged out, then logged in and it stayed in your cart. It still works that way, but Valve added additional check on checkout and it blocks the finalisation (I tried it today with this bundle: http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1011/Dinosaur_Hunt_XXL_Edition/).

As for your idea: it's not possible to gift this kind of bundle to someone who has one or more products in his account, either. I bought it for a friend who had none, but those who had 1+ were greyed out.

6 years ago
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This would be buying as a gift for someone else though. Do you think it still goes through the final check?

I can try buying for you.

6 years ago
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You can remove the game you already own from your Steam account and then buy the bundle yourself.

6 years ago
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Ah Thankyou. :)

6 years ago
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You can just remove the game(s) you own via help.steampowered.com and then buy the bundle in its entirety.

6 years ago
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Ah Thankyou. :)

6 years ago
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Looks like hiding the game from an account doesn't allow to buy a bundle nowadays

1 year ago
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Hiding and removing a game aren't the same thing.

1 year ago
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What is the way of completely removing a game from account?

1 year ago
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"permanently deleted" game can be easily recovered at any time later.

1 year ago
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Yes, it can be recovered but that doesn't really matter, Steam should consider it not owned on your account if you "delete" it. As far as I know this has always worked for me when I ran into any issues. What bundle are you trying to buy that you can't?

1 year ago
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It is actually hiding a game and you can recover "permanently deleted" game at any time later. And this doesn't allow to buy "Must be purchased together" bundles now like it was 4 years ago

1 year ago
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New workaround that I used recently:

  1. "Permanently delete" games from your Steam account
  2. Buy the bundle as a gift, from a second Steam account to your main account
  3. Do not accept the gift yet
  4. Restore the deleted games back to your account
  5. Accept the gift
1 year ago
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Yes, finally a solution that worked, thank you

1 year ago
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Worked! Thank you!

1 year ago
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1 year ago
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That was several months ago, I don't remember exactly but I think it would block you from accepting if you had deleted any of the games from the bundle. You don't receive extra in either circumstance except for a few very rare and old games that give extra copies

1 year ago
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apparently it gives errors if you don't restore.

1 year ago
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Does it still works?

8 months ago
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I haven't tried lately, but as far as I know...

8 months ago
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nice necro, you should try itself first instead of necroing...

8 months ago
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I just tried this there, removed the games "permanently" through the support tab of each game and it just says:

"Your account already owns a removed copy of the above items, so you canโ€™t purchase them again. You can restore these items via Steam Support, purchase these items as a gift or adjust the contents of your cart to continue."

I'm trying to purchase the Metro bundle for a friend.

The purchase buttons are just greyed out for me.

7 months ago
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don't know if it is just me but those links/bundles in the op's post just send me to the Steam store page and not those bundle pages

8 months ago
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Almost 6 year old post.

8 months ago
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...but someone else should be awarded the golden shovel.
If you mean the changes in the bundles, you are right of course. And if you know about disk cloning, I await your reply. ๐Ÿ˜œ

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True.

8 months ago
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Thread is from 5 years ago and the bundle no longer exists. Some games do still have "must buy together" bundles, although it's normally a DLC season pass bundle.

Content of originally linked bundle; https://steamdb.info/bundle/2538/

8 months ago
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thanks no wonder i can't see them

8 months ago
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I have a similar problem, albeit I have not yet activated any of the items on my Steam account. I want to purchase V-Rally 4 with all DLC. The Ultimate Edition is a "Must Purchase Together" bundle and has the game with all the DLC bar one: the pre-order exclusive Ford Shelby GT 500, unavailable in the Steam Store. I own, but have not yet activated, the "Day One Edition" of the game with the pre-order bonus, but lacking any other DLC. My plan is to purchase the Ultimate Edition and then activate my Day One Edition and hope the Ford Shelby GT 500 DLC activates successfully. Do you guys think it might work?

Ultimate Edition:
https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/8087/VRally_4_Ultimate_Edition/?curator_clanid=4777282
https://steamdb.info/bundle/8087/

Day One Edition:
https://steamdb.info/sub/186310/

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8 months ago
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Good point with the separate sub ID. The duplicated game is not a problem for me. I'm definitely going to try it out and inform You guys how it went. I'm just waiting for the Ultimate Edition to go on sale.

8 months ago
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My intuition tells me that Valve and publishers make more money from not breaking up bundles. Prob an API thing where the game is already packaged in a format that is easily distributed on the servers thus it makes it impossible to allow you to just get access to certain products within the distro. That is what I think hence Steam has moved away from allowing you to "buy what you are missing". Unless its been solely separated by the publishers/Devs. Prob more cost effecient for the publishers to upload bundled distros.

8 months ago
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My very cynical take is that they do it this way in hopes of double dipping on customers, it's pretty crappy of them imo. Now it's entirely possible that publishers adding games aren't always educated about how these things work but the goodwill move should always be "complete the bundle" offers.

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Yeah likely, but with me it backfires and I spend less. If it has complete collection I will bite, but when its not I just say screw the DLC out of spite and they make less off me in the end often.

8 months ago
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Must Purchase Together (MPT) bundles are somewhat similar to an extra sub (GOTY, Gold, Deluxe etc.), but publisher does not need to set a price and manage discounts for a bundle since it will be calculated from the prices and discounts of individual products automatically. It just may be convinient for them. Everything else may be considered side effects. Unlike normal bundles, MPTs can be gifted - it's a positive side effect.

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5 years ago.

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you're doing necromancy, we should close this thread

8 months ago
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Don't look at me dude, thread was already at the top of the page lol

8 months ago
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  1. Add bundle to the cart
  2. Try to buy bundle
  3. See the message that you already have some of the games
  4. Remove needed games from account via help
  5. See the message, "Your account already owns a removed copy of the above items, so you canโ€™t purchase them again. You can restore these items via Steam Support, purchase these items as a gift or adjust the contents of your cart to continue."
  6. Restore game from help (At this point, bundle still should be in your cart!)
  7. Navigate to the cart again - only message that should warn you is "Price of some games has changed"
  8. Buy bundle.

Used that to buy bundle without any 2nd account, used with steam client not browser.

Update: used on Untold Tales Treasures. https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/42192/Untold_Tales_Treasures__30_for_30/

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Which bundle?

3 weeks ago
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likely the one that changed to complete the set bundle after a day.
untold tales I think.

3 weeks ago
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That's why I was asking. ^^

3 weeks ago
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Guys. I know that bundle. I bought it myself after it was changed to complete-the-set. I was asking "Which bundle?" to see if they actually found a way to buy an actual must-purchase-together bundle while owning any of the games or if they just bought the Untold bundle after it was changed to complete-the-set and thus tricked themselves into falsely thinking they found a workaround. ^^

3 weeks ago
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I don't know shit tbh xD

3 weeks ago
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Sorry, was sleeping. Correct - Untold Tales Treasures.

3 weeks ago
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No prob. In that case it's not that surprising because they've changed that bundle to complete-the-set two days ago and until yesterday:

https://store.steampowered.com/news/group/41232016/view/4179984470688539347

So it wasn't a must-purchase-together bundle when you successfully bought it.

It was also discussed here:

https://www.steamgifts.com/go/comment/zTwOJhB

3 weeks ago
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Got it, thanks!

3 weeks ago
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I emailed them and asked them to, and sent a form as well. (to change it)

3 weeks ago
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Closed 1 week ago by ahar010.