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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default Do you live in Europe? Here's how to unlock the Steam version early using a VPN

This guide will allow you to play the game early for your time-zone, you will gain access to the game at the same time Americans do, which is in roughly 14 hours after this post.

Now, before I get into the guide I want to say the following: Steam will not ban for using a VPN. The only reason they will ban for you using a VPN is if you use it to get the game cheaper from another region or sometimes if you constantly switch your VPN location, Steam can lock your account since to Steam it appears like it has been accessed from a number of different countries in a short time span.

Now, to the guide.

BEFORE USING THE VPN AT ALL, NOTE THAT YOU CAN ONLY CONNECT TO A TRIAL ACCOUNT 3 TIMES A DAY, SO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T USE THEM UP BEFORE YOU CAN UNLOCK BORDERLANDS!!

1 Pre-load Borderlands 2, you can do this already regardless of your country.

2 Go to the FlyVPN (VPN software) download page and grab their client, I recommend the 'Lite' download as you don't need any special features.

3 Go to the FlyVPN trial page and note down the free trial account username/password (NB: The trial account changes every 20 minutes, so if the log-in details don't work, the account has probably changed - go to the trial page again for the new password).

4 Exit Steam.

5 Put the trial username/password into the FlyVPN program client and hit connect.

6 Connect to a US node, this causes your connection to appear to Steam like you are in the US, allowing you to unlock the game at the same time they do.

7 Open Steam again, log in and run Borderlands 2 in your game library whilst still connected to the trial VPN.

8 The game will unlock, exit it once it has done so, set Steam to offline mode and then restart Steam.

9 Enjoy the game! It will have unlocked now and you can close FlyVPN.

(Note: If you go online in Steam after unlocking it, the game can sometimes relock, so the decision is up to you.)

Any questions, just post them here.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Do you live in Europe? Here's how to unlock the Steam version early using a VPN

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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Do you live in Europe? Here's how to unlock the Steam version early using a VPN

Thanks for the information. Live long and kill Bullymong.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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I can confirm steam doesn't ban for UNLOCKING games early. I've done it plenty of times already.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:49 PM   #5
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Default Re: Do you live in Europe? Here's how to unlock the Steam version early using a VPN

That's so troublesome. Just download www.spotflux.com, it works immediately after installation. No trial or account needed.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #6
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As to whether the account will be banned, answer from Steam is blur. However, the account of who uses VPN has never been banned. At least, none of my friends told me such information.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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FlyVPN has many USA servers,I think it's safer.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 10:59 PM   #8
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Default Re: Do you live in Europe? Here's how to unlock the Steam version early using a VPN

The Steam subscriber agreement was updated recently to add VPN usage in a blanket 'not permitted' section.

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You agree that you will not use IP proxying or other methods to disguise the place of your residence, whether to circumvent geographical restrictions on game content, to purchase at pricing not applicable to your geography, or for any other purpose. If you do this, we may terminate your access to your Account.

If you wish to do so, go for it, but the risk is always there.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #9
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They should modify the release time.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:14 PM   #10
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I cant wait any more
How can you solve the problem?
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