Introduction


Playing Appreciated is a group for members that like to play games they win and for giveaway creators that like to see their games getting played. This sounds simple, yet requires committent and dedication from members by filtering out games they like to play from all group giveaways and when won playing those within one month. In return members will get higher chances of winning games they want and creators will know their giveaways have a high chance of getting played. The group has more than 1000 members and over 25000 historical giveaways.

Group rules


  • You need to set and keep your Steam privacy settings for My profile and Game details public (example);
  • You will play all giveaways you win via this group within one month;
  • When creating a giveaway it is recommended to include a small group rule reminder in your giveaway, something like: "This is a Playing Appreciated giveaway, by joining you commit to playing this game within a month when won.".

How to join


  1. Make sure you did not violate any SteamGifts rules in the last month;
  2. Comment one of the two options to enter the group in this discussion:
    • Option 1: Showing your commitment by playing a previous won game on SteamGifts that you did not yet play. The game shouldn't be very short and must have achievements. Comment with the name of the game before you start playing it and comment again when you finished playing it. Please upload some screenshots to Steam as well.
    • Option 2: Supporting the cause by creating a group giveaway of a game that you would like to see getting played by other group members within a month as soon as your membership request was approved. The game should not have been given away free before (marked by ** when creating a giveaway on SteamGifts).
  3. Press "Request To Join" on our group page;
  4. Wait for us to approve your request, we'll always reply on the comment you have made in this topic.

Final notes


More information and a FAQ is available via the Steam group. Current group giveaways can be found here on SteamGifts. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions!

4 years ago*

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I'd like to join by option 1 with A Case of Distrust if it's alright.

7 months ago
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Hi arthur2652, you are welcome to join by playing A Case of Distrust, let me know once you beat the game!

7 months ago
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7 months ago
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I just finished it ^_^

7 months ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group!

7 months ago
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I would like to join with option 1 by playing through Postal 2, if that's alright.

7 months ago
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Hi Flash4433, you are welcome to join by playing Postal 2, let me know once you have beaten the game :)

7 months ago
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Hi Flash4433, we are currently in the process of clearing out all our old join requests on Steam and I came across yours. I would like to know if you would still be interested to join the group?
If I won't get a reply in a week I will simply decline the request, but you would still be welcome to join once you have beaten the game :)

1 month ago
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Hi, I'd like to join via option 2 with a giveaway of Postal 2

7 months ago
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Hi Jpcito, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

7 months ago
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Thank you! Here's the link to the giveaway:
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/LdcXB/postal-2

7 months ago
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Thank you for sharing!

7 months ago
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Is it possible to ask for joining group by Option 1 if i just completed today game i won last month and played it last two weeks? (Just Cause 2). Thanks for explanation.

7 months ago
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Hi VicViperV, sadly no, the game you use to apply with to join the group must be unplayed at the moment you request to join the group. Since you don't have any unplayed SG wins you could either play any unplayed game from your Steam library instead or join with option 2. Let me know if you want to join with either of those 2 options.

7 months ago
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Well, i don't like to just add games to profile so i plan this month to sort all that i already won on Indiegala gameplay giveaway, so don't even know what i plan to complete, because they just gave random keys. Trials and errors month! :) Thanks anyway for answer. I understand rules and will return when I won something interesting here on SG!

7 months ago
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Sure, feel free to leave a comment on the thread here whenever you want to apply in the future!

7 months ago
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I'll go with the second option - i would like to giveaway stardew valley

7 months ago
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Hi burningmouse, you are welcome to join with option 2, join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

7 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join with option 2. The giveaway will be about Felix The Reaper.

7 months ago
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Hi SonicPunk2077, you are welcome to join with option 2, join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

7 months ago
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I would like to join with Option 2. I have Football Manager 2020 to give away.

7 months ago
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Hi skadogg, you are welcome to join with option 2, join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

7 months ago
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I'm going to play V-Rally 4, I hope it's fun

7 months ago
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Hi Jozzey07, you are welcome to join by playing V-Rally 4, let me know once you beat the game!

7 months ago
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Hi Jozzey07, we are currently in the process of clearing out all our old join requests and I came across yours. I would like to know if you would still be interested to join the group?
If I won't get a reply in a week I will simply mark you as not interested to join on our list, but you would still be welcome to join once you have beaten the game :)

1 month ago
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Buuuuuump :-)

7 months ago
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Used to be part of the group before, created this giveaway in the past and won/played various games e.g. layers of fear.
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/aydu4/two-worlds-ii-velvet-edition
https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/heNlm/layers-of-fear (might've been for backlog ninjas instead of playing appreciated; left both groups so I can't acces the giveaway anymore)

If I need to complete another game from my giveaway backlog I'll go for The walking dead.
Message me through steam if I need to play a new game; Am currently addicted to State of Decay 2 so I'll be playing that if not >:)

7 months ago
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Hi xnyaa, if you want to rejoin you will have to play every single game you have won from the group that you haven't yet.

7 months ago
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Few days ago I won Warhammer 40000: Space Wolf and going to play it. So asking to join group by option 1.

7 months ago
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Hi VicViperV, ok Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf will do, let me know once you beat the game!

Just so I have it noted: previous comment

7 months ago
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Completed! 29.5 hours spent, 22/79 achievements got. It is not so clear from achievements count, but this game is super not achievement friendly - 3/4 of all achievements tied to three separate DLCs, and half that tied to main game is very grindy. Still game has three single campaigns and all has achievements, so there they are:
https://i.postimg.cc/wMBvfdRS/Untitled-1.jpg

6 months ago
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Don't worry, we don't ask for any DLC achievements or achievements that you don't just naturally get while beating the main game so as long as the campaign ones are unlocked all good.

Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

Edit: approved.

6 months ago*
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I'd like to join by option 1 with Gift of Parthax

7 months ago
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Hi CemreKisa, you are welcome to join by playing Gift of Parthax. Let me know once you beat the game!

7 months ago
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Hi CemreKisa, we are currently in the process of clearing out all our old join requests and I came across yours. I would like to know if you would still be interested to join the group?
If I won't get a reply in a week I will simply mark you as not interested to join on our list, but you would still be welcome to join once you have beaten the game :)

2 weeks ago
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I wanna but i can not. Because i am dealing with university nowadays... Thank you 💝

2 weeks ago
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Good luck with your studies! If you have more time in the future and decide you want to join, you are more than welcome to reapply :)

1 week ago
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Hello, I'd like to join your group with option 1 with game called World's Dawn if possible^^ I'm also planning on doing giveaways later on, but for now I'd like to join with the 1st option.

7 months ago
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Hi Greenule, you are welcome to join by playing World's Dawn, let me know once you beat the game :)

7 months ago
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Hello there again^^ I just wanted to ask what exacly means 'beating the game' in this case, because World's Dawn seems like an endless pretty addicting farming game :D I'm addicted to the game but I don't think that I'll be completing all achievements (or I don't think that there's actually some sort of ending in the game), so I wanted to ask^^

7 months ago
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Yea with games like this is always a bit hard to say where the "beating" point is. I only played it for a few hours myself (I need to get back to it at some point, just havent had the time to get around to it) so that doesn't help either. Does getting the "One Year Ago - Celebrate your one year anniversary since moving to town." achievement sound reasonable to you? Because I guess playing though a year in the game should be a good point to have experienced most things in the game.

6 months ago
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I think this is the first time where I see that mouse having a beer for once (before it would usually be just a mouse all by itself).

6 months ago
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Thank you for your response^^ Yup, I'm already halfway through that achievement so I'll write you again when I'll have it :) I just wanted to make sure what exactly means "completing the game" when the game is basically farming simulator with bit of a story. (If you're a fan of Stardew valley or of My time at Portia like me then I definitely reccomend getting back to playing this game a bit more when you'll have time, its great imo.)

6 months ago
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No worries, always here to answer if there are any questions.

I have 100%ed Stardew Valley, but sadly My time at Portia suffered the same fate as World's Dawn. One day I will pull them back out of the dust! Hopefully someday soon :) (just finished Doraemon Story of Seasons so gotta start a new farming game right? :D )

6 months ago
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I see, we're completely the opposite then hehe :D I played a lot of Portia but when my friend lent me Stardew Valley it didn't really catch me so I didn't buy it after that.
Thanks for the tip, Doraemon Story of Seasons looks like a great game :3 I'm also planning to get Summer in Mara, Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles and Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands. But I have no clue which of these should I get first, 'cause they all seem really entertaining :D

I finished World's Dawn just now and even did all the achievements^^ (The last one was really annoying, but I just had to get it, when I already had all the other achievements. :D )

6 months ago
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What helped a lot in Stardew Valley for me I think is that I played it in co-op and I played Portia right after so I have the feeling the lack of co-op might have doomed it a bit for me. But I still very much enjoyed it so I definitely wanna pick it back up.

About Doraemon I have some words of warning for you. I will give you a link to my very short review of it and description of one of the issues I had with it: link.

Summer in Mara I have installed but also just haven't gotten around playing it so can't say anything about it sadly. Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Islands just got added to my wishlist :D

Last but not least: congrats on beating World's Dawn! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it :)

6 months ago
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I see, well.. I'm currently waiting for My Time at Sandrock to come out - sequel of Portia but with online co-op. I definitely wanna try it out to see if I'll get more addicted if I'll play it with someone as multiplayer. :D If that will be the case then I'll think about giving Stardew Valley another chance as a co-op game^^

I don't have a thing against grinding or RNG if its "not that bad". I play a lot of MMORPG games (currently waiting for Bless Unleashed to give it a chance) so I got used to grinding after a few 1k hours in a few games. (I didn't play most of these on steam so you can't see how big nerd I was, thank God :D) Its okay for me as long as the grinding is the relaxing part of the game and you don't have to be on alert most of the grinding part.

Thank you, I've sent a request :)

6 months ago
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Ohhhh I didn't know that one will have co-op, good to know, thanks :)

Yea I usually don't mind grinding either (finished Littlewood recently which is nothing but a grind and I had a good time with it), but I found that one to just be bad enough that it annoyed me. But looking at the reviews most people disagree with me so if you end up getting it I hope you will have a good time with it :)

Join request approved, welcome to the group! and sorry for the little delay :)

6 months ago
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Hi ! I'd like to join with option 2. I have a key of "For the King" I'd like to give away :)

7 months ago
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Hi plaatjesvanapen, you are welcome to join with option 2. Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

7 months ago
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Thank you ! :)

7 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group!

7 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join your group via option 1.
I'm gonna play 'Peaky Blinders: Mastermind'

7 months ago
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Hi jabbarsalmasi1199923, you are welcome to join by playing Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, let me know once you beat the game!

7 months ago
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Hi
I've completed the game
8.3 hours spent, 25/30 achievements got, and there are 2 screenshots

I've requested to join the group on Steam
Thank you

6 months ago
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Congrats on beating the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

6 months ago
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I'd like to join by option 1 with Farm Expert 2017

7 months ago
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Hi Wolterhon, you are welcome to join but Farm Expert 2017 doesn't have any achievement so please pick a different game and let me know which one.

7 months ago
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Yo ! How do I post a giveaway specific to this group ? Thanks in advance :)

7 months ago
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hello, not one of the mods but here you go https://i.imgur.com/JJXxdOd.png
at https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaways/new

7 months ago
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Hello, I'd like to join with Option 2. Would give away Laserlife if that's okay.

6 months ago
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Hi PaganFears, you are welcome to join the group by giving away a game for option 2, but please put your playtime info public first. If you need the instructions how to do that:

Go to your Privacy Settings and change your "Game details" from Friends Only to Public and make sure the checkbox bellow is unchecked. Here is an example of how it all should look.

Let me know once you have done so.

6 months ago
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Done. Sorry, forgot about that setting.

6 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :) Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

6 months ago
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Hello, i would like to join by playing Control Ultimate Edition

6 months ago
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Hi Bazilus, you are welcome to join by playing Control Ultimate Edition (note: 4.5 hours of idle time). Let me know once you beat the game!

6 months ago
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Just finished main story.

5 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group!

5 months ago
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Hello i would like to join the group by option 1 the game is Spec Ops: The Line

6 months ago
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Hi ra1m, you are welcome to join by playing Spec Ops: The Line. Let me know once you beat the game!

6 months ago
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I just finished the game!

6 months ago
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Congrats! Join request approved, welcome to the group :)

6 months ago
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Hello, I would like to apply with option 1 by playing Styx: Master of Shadows. I'll upload screenshots and try to get as many achievements as possible from the first playthrough!

6 months ago
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Hi mindFreezed, you are welcome to join by playing Styx: Master of Shadows. Let me know once you beat the game!

6 months ago
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Hey, just finished the game! The story is very interesting. Would recommend the game to every stealth lover, the best stealth gameplay experience I ever had! Requested to join.

5 months ago
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I am glad to hear you enjoyed the game! And congrats on beating it! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

5 months ago
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Hi, I would like to join with option 1 with the game https://store.steampowered.com/app/1289310/Helltaker/

6 months ago
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Hi Lapersonne, you are welcome to join by playing Helltaker. Let me know once you beat the game!

6 months ago
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I just finished the game few minutes ago ! Fun story by the way !

6 months ago
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Congrats on completing the game! Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

6 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join with Option 1. Playing Yoku's Island Express. https://store.steampowered.com/app/334940/Yokus_Island_Express/

6 months ago*
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Hi Cbasplay, you are welcome to join by playing Yoku's Island Express, let me know once you beat the game!

6 months ago
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Done :)

6 months ago
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Congrats on beating the game! Please request to join the group on Steam here and I will approve it as soon as I see it.

6 months ago
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Sent, thanks :)

6 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! :)

6 months ago
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I would like to join option 2. I have a copy of Final Fantasy XIII-2 i want to give away.

6 months ago
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Hi gearsofcrabs, you are welcome to join with option 2. Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

6 months ago
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Hi, I'd like to join the group, I'll pick option 2.

6 months ago
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Hi Selley99, which game would you like to giveaway for option 2?

6 months ago
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I want to giveaway a key of the game Toys & Physics.

6 months ago
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Join request approved, welcome to the group! Please make the giveaway as soon as possible.

6 months ago
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6 months ago
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Seems to me like this game has actually been given away for free (SG just took a while to update, when I first said OK it was not listed yet, sorry for the inconvenience) so it actually doesn't count. Please make a different giveaway for a game that has not been given away for free if you want to stay in the group.

6 months ago
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Oh sorry, I made another one, hope this one is ok : https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/BmPjF/displaced

6 months ago
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This one seems OK for now.

6 months ago
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