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Today for the first time I find myself genuinely pissed off at steam. My best friend's birthday is today, and I gifted him a steam Satellite Reign copy, which is on special. He just let me know that he couldn't redeem it because it is region locked to South Africa.
Am I missing something? Is there some way I can check this before purchasing? Now I want to gift him Pillars of Eternity instead, which is also on special, but I don't know how to check whether it is region locked?
This question / problem has been solved by zeogoldimage
Theoretically, it should've shown you a message telling you this at the checkout for the gift.
http://36646d87786feafc0611-0338bbbce19fc98919c6293def4c5554.r0.cf1.rackcdn.com/images/kxj8FBlHfV_U.878x0.Z-Z96KYq.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RtYDC95.png
Did this not appear, or did you just not see it?
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zeogold: Theoretically, it should've shown you a message telling you this at the checkout for the gift.
http://36646d87786feafc0611-0338bbbce19fc98919c6293def4c5554.r0.cf1.rackcdn.com/images/kxj8FBlHfV_U.878x0.Z-Z96KYq.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/RtYDC95.png
Did this not appear, or did you just not see it?
Sigh yeah, I just didn't notice it :-\ and it turns out pillars of eternity is region locked to SA as well :(

Thanks anyway though
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Sigh, I even tried logging into his account locally (with his permission of course) to buy the game directly in pounds. However I couldn't change the country of my billing address without changing the default store and country to SA, so even that was a no-go.
I ended up just transferring him the money and telling him it was for Satellite Reign :P
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Matewis: Sigh, I even tried logging into his account locally (with his permission of course) to buy the game directly in pounds. However I couldn't change the country of my billing address without changing the default store and country to SA, so even that was a no-go.
I ended up just transferring him the money and telling him it was for Satellite Reign :P
You could've just bought it at the Humble Store instead and gifted it to him from there. I was going to mention that, but then forgot, sorry.
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zeogold: You could've just bought it at the Humble Store instead and gifted it to him from there. I was going to mention that, but then forgot, sorry.
That's ok thanks, that would've been too expensive for me in any case, about 4.5 times more than steam's special offer at the moment.
Post edited January 04, 2016 by Matewis
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zeogold: You could've just bought it at the Humble Store instead and gifted it to him from there. I was going to mention that, but then forgot, sorry.
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Matewis: That's ok thanks, that would've been too pricey for me in any case, about 4.5 times more than steam's special offer at the moment.
I was going to make a vaguely irrelevant "African prince" joke, then wisely decided against it when I saw your country of origin.
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zeogold: I was going to make a vaguely irrelevant "African prince" joke, then wisely decided against it when I saw your country of origin.
Akeem Joffer?
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zeogold: I was going to make a vaguely irrelevant "African prince" joke, then wisely decided against it when I saw your country of origin.
Lol please don't let that stop you :D