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Maybe a little early but you might wanna mark your calendar ;)
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Cool, I remember when it was 500 forint (1,5 euro) in physical retail long time ago, and didnt bought it because I didnt had enough money for it. Finally I can redeem my mistakes. Thanks for the really early headsup about it man
You're welcome. Hope it was worth the wait ;)
So...this wouldn't work now if you forwarded the date on your computer ?
I know ,someone had to ask :)
You always take into account server's date, not client's date, to avoid exploits like this.
Ah ,too easy :)
i'd say it's more of an indirect consequence rather than priority purpose. it wouldn't make sense to not have the server handle things according to its (valve's) own time to start with
But I'm sure it would work if I adjusted my wristwatch!
Just won it in a PA giveaway. Pretty fun game although the racing mode is just bad.
It will be full game or what?
It depends. If for somebody "full game" means that DLC is included, then this is not the full game.
it's a nice game i would recommend
How did you discover this was going to be free for a day?
Because packages sometimes created way ahead, since Valve made automated system for giveaways. And they now include start/end date as well. So it's very easy to search on SteamDB for these.
Please teach me the ways. I don't see how to search for a No Cost start/end date.
-Go on steamdb
-enter "Free Promotional Package"
That was so not helpful.
Anyway, does this indicate "free to keep", or is that just another one of those free play type deals?
How much clearer can it be? Go on steamdb and search for "Free Promotional Package"...
And for your question: it'll be free to keep
It was unhelpful because it implied that you can get profitz from free games, obviously.
I thought it was obvious that its a reference to South Park. If not, I'm sorry for the confusion...
It was, you were the one not getting the counter-reference. :P
My bad! ^^
Also it was super helpful since I immediately learned how to do it. Before you could get free games and sell the cards for profitz and then buy free GTA Vs, but that is no longer the case.
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Oh the memories
Konradz did nothing wrong!
Konradz did nothing wrong!
"Free Promotional Package" is not a search engine of things. It's strictly a script generator to help you automatically and simultaneously add up to 50 things at a time that don't have a price on it (most aren't games either). In this case, if you used it now, that game will not be on the list anyway, so one would not know in the first place.
That's also not an answer to my question. It won't answer their question of how someone can come across games that specifically have such a date on when a promotion begins to magically know a priori that you have an event come around unless, for example, you're the dev or someone related to it themselves.
What I asked was what was the difference on SteamDB the concept of it being a perma-free game if you grab it in that period, vs the free to play periods, like they do on the weekend, which will lock you out of accessing the game. The general concept between both is that they both let you play a game for free, but only one of them can take your license away because it was actually temporary. The reason I asked is that the package has a label of being a "limited" run, and I have no indication of the definition for Steam of what entails a "limited" package. It could be a limitation of a number of keys or a limitation of being able to play past the expiry date, and I have no specifics of what that promotion actually is, given your only source is SteamDB that I have to go on.
6th entry from the top
OK, you could have clarified to say "use the search bar". SteamDB has this tool that is closely titled: https://steamdb.info/freepackages/ which arbitrarily includes anything that is essentially "free" at the time.
That still didn't specifically answer the difference between what's one for a free weekend, and which one is free2keep based on it saying "limited" free promotion. I also have packages in different labels that were free2keep games (specifically, the ones that don't say "Limited Free Promotional Package"), which also might not help being an indicator that you will be able to schedule that event. I've noticed that particularly in your link that it excludes a bunch of that stuff, even if they already happened, which was a big giveaway besides how short that list seems to be.
During a limited timeframe you can make a single purchase of the game/dlc in the promotion and keep it in your library. At least thats how it worked with the other titles on the list.
What I'm saying is, devs are free to use any label they choose. I don't know anything about that particular label, based on incomplete info not announced by the devs, that they are what they are. Others use different labels, or don't use a separate package. Meaning, there is diversity in the same type of deal, but this was new to me in a sense that this particular label you found was exceptionally rare, which I wanted to clarify that is what they are doing. Semantics don't help if they actually mean something else.
Pretty sure the number of games being given away isn't limited. Also yes you can play past the expiry date. However, trading cards are disabled for these promos.
So there are two limitations: promo runs for a limited time and you don't get cards. But not sure to which of them the name is referring to.
The expiry date is just for the time where you can get hold of the game, but you can keep it forever.
The trading card issue is related to games given away for free with certain promotions per package. It's not just specifically whenever it's discounted on Steam. That's not an indicator of the nature of what "free" entails.
Also, I didn't specifically make any indication of using "limited" being the number of games, but given the diversity of labeling packages else I would be extrapolating from incomplete info, there's no standardization to tell me whether they are or not, which I would admit suggests the possibility. Given the diversity, I can't tell if a particular giveaway such as this one doesn't already have a catch, just to be different than some of our conventional giveaways. I really don't know because there is no official announcement. It's nice you know of something happening ahead of time, but given that they might not follow certain rules, you may have to question it.
I mean, if I was posting abut this on a third party site, people are gonna be asking me where I get this info, and might be downvoted for trolling because I can't give them any info they can't see, and/or they may argue it's something else, and they have a right to question it (I wouldn't blame them either).
You can do search by package key for "disabletradingcards"
This will work even before SteamDB gets name (which has delay).
Meh, but what if they have cards if you do get them? It's rare, but you wouldn't want to miss out!
None of these free promotional games will have card drops since Valve changed their policy a few months back. They intended to stop abuse from card farming botnets.
To put it short: All temporarily free games on Steam have cards disabled.
How far back a few months ago?
Besides that, this is diverting from the topic anyway.
It started probably about 8 months ago. Cards were also removed from the summer sale event and chances are high that it stays that way.
I guess it was too much for Valve to tolerate, as literally zillions of bots jumped on games that went free for short times just to farm cards. lol
Huge botnets ruined it for us all, but I don't care that much.
Weird. DiRT Rally had a giveaway towards the end of August and cards are enabled. Perhaps they don't always follow the rules.
I mean, yes, technically you get keys from Humble Bundle, but this is just something like that where they just awarded you the key for a package the same way, which is essentially a way to get around that.
Pretty cool, can you please remind me when the date comes? :D
9 hours from now :) 18:00 UTC
Hey, thank you :)
Nice game.I finished around 70-80% of it and I must say it was worth a try.
Is it Free on the Steam store for anyone? Not for me....
No, its not.
How to claim the game?
Promotion is set to begin in 9 hours (December 4, 2019 – 18:00:00 UTC) and should last for 24h.
Ah ok. Thanks:)
Addlicense asf number is?
Should be the one in the link, 412249. No cards though for free promotions.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/220820/Zombie_Driver_HD/ I have to use search to find this in Steam
Already had complete edition for a dirt cheap price
nothing to see here, thank you for making me regret buying it :(
What's there to regret? You got all DLCs with your dirty cheap purchase and also trading cards. None of these are in this free promotional version. ;)
same :) didnt played yet
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Price of individual products: 2,95
Cost of this package: 2,99
Great deal on all dlc in a package XD
But free base game is live now.
Edit: Soundtrack edition is even better. Pay 2,60 save -1,60! What a deal!
oh damn missed it :( but thanks for the heads up anyway :)