Official Steam Thread
As of 3/4/11 the old Steam group has been deleted and a new one, created by Foxhack, has been remade into the official TZ Steam group. Please be sure to rejoin if you're still interested in being in the group! Click the image above to check out the group
|Check out the new GameTZ Steam Forum (updated with link to the redirected forum)|
While this is not meant to replace the Steam thread, it allows everyone to make their own threads and discuss certain subjects with better organization
This thread will list all of GameTZ's Steam activity, including the servers we play on, information about the GameTZ Steam Community and other various events!General Questions
Q: What is Steam?
A: Steam is Valve's digital distribution software that acts as an online PC game retailer and game organizer that also includes many community features such as friends, messaging, groups, stats, etc.
Q: How do I get Steam?
A: Visit Steam's website here!
Q: I have Steam now, what should I play?
A: Steam offers games from just about every PC game publisher. You can also download plenty of quality free titles. Nvidia
users get some good games.
Trackmania Nations Forever
and Sam and Max Season 1 Episode 4
are also free to all users.
For more free games that are available on Steam, be sure to check this constantly updated thread
You can register and link many games you already own with your game's CD-Key! Click here
for a complete list of games supported.GameTZ Steam Community Group
Started in September 2007, the GameTZ Steam Group has been open to all members of the site!
When you join, you will be connected to all the other Steam users here on GameTZ. Chat, compare stats, and play games!For membership, click the "Join This Group" link found on the top right of your page.
to see the group and its members!
To join the group, please make sure you have a Steam ID.
To do so, head over here
and enter your Steam login and password.
Don't forget to put an avatar on your profile!
Steam Group Officers:RagingShadow07sgtshaggyFoxhackGrenadier
If you are having any trouble, be sure to let any of the officers above know so we can help you out!Ventrilo Chat Shut down due to inactivity...
If you need any help, feel free to ask me for assistancexFire
The final "essential" program that PC gamers often use is xFire.
Like Steam, it provides many features such as friends, messaging, game tracking, etc.
It's great for games that are not supported on Steam or to those who only purchase boxed PC games
Many of the GameTZ users who use Steam also use xFire
Download it here
xFire users can also use one of these cool sig images like the above!Region Blocked?
Some games and/or deals on Steam can sometimes be blocked by region
A way around this is to have someone who is in the correct region (Typically U.S. users) gift the game to the region blocked user
The following is a list of users who can probably help you out:GaminPhreakPM me if you would like to be added to the listAvoid Buying Steam Accounts
Be careful about the various members of GameTZ who wish to sell their accounts.
Not only does this break Valve & Steam's TOS
, but it is also not encouraged by the GameTZ community
Reasons to avoid purchasing a Steam account from another user can include:
- The account may be stolen. If this is the case, the person who it was stolen from can easily retrieve their account.
- If the account is not stolen, it can still be retrieved by the seller if they e-mail Valve with a scan of a key that is linked to the account.
- When Valve finds out the account has been sold and/or purchased, they will close the account immediately.
Steam has many weekend deals and sales over the year, so building your own legitimate collection of games is both cheap and convenient!
If you have any more questions about this topic, feel free to shoot me
a messageServersNone right now...Let me know what other servers you guys normally play on, we will get a banner up for it!Other
Keep up to date on all Steam News here
Official Valve & Steam on Youtube
Steam is now available on Mac
Click the link for a list of currently available games that are compatible with this platformValve Time
Are you a user of Steam and xFire? Be sure to update your bio page, as both are now supported!
Want a Steam Card? Check out http://steamcard.com/
!Steam Subscriber Agreement (TOS)Past GameTZ Steam Group Links (Dead, for reference only!)Older Steam Group PostsGameTZ Ventrilo Voice Chat Up!
December 2008 Steam Game Giveaway
Thread 1This thread will be updated regularly. Feel free to make suggestions of what I should add!