Running Pulsar on two machines in the same house hold

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Running Pulsar on two machines in the same house hold

Post by Muckydevil » Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:25 pm

Hi,

Is it possible to run Pulsar on two machines in the one household with just one purchase or do you need to purchase it for each machine?

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Re: Running Pulsar on two machines in the same house hold

Post by Jingo » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:41 pm

Yup. It's possible. I do it with three different computers I own. You can't launch the game from within Steam though because you can only have one computer logged into same Steam account at the same time. But you can run the game fine from the executable directly without mucking with steam.

The process:
* Install the same steam account on all computers.
* Download pulsar on all.
* Disconnect all from steam.
* Run each from the executable and as long as they can all access the Internet you can play.

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Re: Running Pulsar on two machines in the same house hold

Post by Muckydevil » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:46 am

Excellent!! :-)

I did download the steam version but as you said had issues when logging into Steam on various machines. Steam have offered a refund so I was doing to do a direct download and use that as its DRM free I believe (and also allows for future updates). Sounds like it should work the same though which is cool!!!

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Re: Running Pulsar on two machines in the same house hold

Post by GwaziMagnum » Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:06 am

Jingo wrote:Yup. It's possible. I do it with three different computers I own. You can't launch the game from within Steam though because you can only have one computer logged into same Steam account at the same time. But you can run the game fine from the executable directly without mucking with steam.

The process:
* Install the same steam account on all computers.
* Download pulsar on all.
* Disconnect all from steam.
* Run each from the executable and as long as they can all access the Internet you can play.
Couldn't we also do this via-family share?

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Post by Matchbox » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:29 pm

Couldn't we also do this via-family share?
No, family sharing turns off if the owner is playing anything on steam.
I use the steam version and my siblings use the drm- free version. 400-600mb is not that much to download. ;)

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Re: Running Pulsar on two machines in the same house hold

Post by GwaziMagnum » Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:24 am

Matchbox wrote:
Couldn't we also do this via-family share?
No, family sharing turns off if the owner is playing anything on steam.
I use the steam version and my siblings use the drm- free version. 400-600mb is not that much to download. ;)
That's not exactly what I meant.

Say for example Person A buys the game.
Then family shares with Person B, C, D, and E.

Each person can then install the game.
Once they all do so, they can all find the exe file, and each launch it seperately from steam.

And if it truly launches it separate from steam, I don't see any reason why the family share restriction would take place.
I would test it, but all my friends already paid for the game.
+I'd be feel dirty if I did test it, and then someone kept it and abused the exploit.

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Re: Running Pulsar on two machines in the same house hold

Post by Vidmaster » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:46 am

Pulsar is offered DRM-free to people who backed the game early... just ditch the TERRIBLE DRM-software known as Steam and support developers directly.

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