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    How to Farm Steam Cards w/o Installing Games

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    genkicoll

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    How to Farm Steam Cards w/o Installing Games

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:44 pm

    For those of us who sell our Steam Trading Cards to fund our gaming addictions, there is a way to "farm" those cards without installing the games! OH!

    OPTION #1: (My preferred method)

    Archie's Steam Farm (ASF)

    OPTION #2:

    It's pretty simple and all explained in this short, 2-minute video:



    This will be great for those enormous game files that I know I'll never play, like Dino D-Day!

    appid.txt file needed to use this trick.

    Basically, you reset the appid, then "launch" the game (but must NOT be launched from Steam's Valve application -- that will reset the appid.


    Last edited by genkicoll on Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:51 pm; edited 1 time in total


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    Re: How to Farm Steam Cards w/o Installing Games

    Post by genkicoll on Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:23 pm

    It's interesting... I decided to try this today for rising storm/red orchestra 2 multiplayer, which I'm sure I'll never play, and I chose to use Akane the Kunoichi (fun platformer, by the way) as my base game with a steam_appid.txt.  Akane loaded up, which I wasn't expecting!  However, upon going into my Steam profile, I see that Steam thinks I'm playing rising storm/red orchestra 2 multiplayer, so I guess it worked(?)

    EDIT:  It DID work OH!  I just got my first card drop!


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    Re: How to Farm Steam Cards w/o Installing Games

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:52 pm

    Post #1 updated with new info!  Archie's Steam Farm is MUCH more efficient than the original route I had posted! Sunny


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    Re: How to Farm Steam Cards w/o Installing Games

    Post by tbone on Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:07 pm

    wow ,very clever way of getting your card drops without installing the game ,i going to try this on my day off thanks Genki

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