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Steam finally gets easier to grab free stuff

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It seems Valve has made it easier to claim free stuff on the Steam store, so you no longer need to quickly try to install something free and back out of it to claim it. Seems this happened somewhat silently but it's obvious enough that no one is going to miss it.

On Steam store pages, there's now an Add to Library button which works for anything that is currently free on Steam.

Such a small but needed change. Especially useful when there's a game that has a 100% discount for a limited time, you can now just easily claim it so you don't miss it. Seeing games on a free giveaway happens quite often too, and having to do a pretend install to claim it was quite a nuisance, while not always the case often you would need to do that. This is especially useful for free DLC, as you would pretty much always need to go through it. Now it's just a one click — nice.

Quite happy to see this change finally happen!

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Tags: Meta, Steam, Valve
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Finally!
TheSHEEEP 16 Aug
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: mtOnline Game Selling Store does improvements to Offline mode and Free Game Claiming in one swoop.
What's going on here?!? :P
It's as if they care about their customers :O
I wouldn't go THAT far.
After all, it took them several years to add this feature - and I kinda doubt it was hard to do...

Still faster than EGS adding new features, I guess
pmatulka 16 Aug
Is this only available in selected regions? Just checked it and I don't have "Add to Library" button in any free game.
officernice 16 Aug
Yet Dota 2 still does not show up in my library when it is not installed even though I poured 290 hours into it.
Phlebiac 16 Aug
Quoting: officerniceYet Dota 2 still does not show up in my library when it is not installed even though I poured 290 hours into it.

Team Fortress 2 is the one I've noticed; the Steam page says "already in your Steam library" but the Valve Complete Pack section on the page says it's the one item I don't have. The Add to Account button there results in an error message.
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