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If I were to get a game like Skyrim through retail and activate/register it through Steam, will I be able to download the game through the Steam service in the future, or do I have to use the physical copies for install?

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So, I bought Skyrim at the local store. Started the install from the DVD, and it downloaded the entire game from Steam, instead of using the DVDs. So, I would say that yes, you should always be able to get if from Steam.

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yes once you activate the key through steam and it is on your account you can re-download the game whenever you need to.

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[quote name='littleneutrino' timestamp='1353637462' post='595343462']
yes once you activate the key through steam and it is on your account you can re-download the game whenever you need to.
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Yep. You can also read about how to back-up your steam games [url="https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8794-yphv-2033"]here.[/url] This saves you from having do downoad/use disc to install them all over again. I prefer the alternative back-up method. It's usually much quicker to copy over the installed files.

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Uhm, that's interesting: my old rusty copy of Half-Life 2 is still in my parents' garage, so I would be practical to download the game from steam instead of ravaging through things I don't want to put my hands into right now...

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