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[PC, Steam, Hack] Free - Iron Harvest @ SteamDB

1830

Just like this deal, there appears to be a bug that allows you to install the game for free.

Step 1: Make sure your Steam client is open
Step 2: Go to https://steamdb.info/app/826630/ and click on "Install"
Step 3: Game will be added to your account. Cancel install if you wish to install it later.

Game info from Steam page -

A classic real-time strategy game with an epic single player campaign, multiplayer & coop, set in the alternate reality of 1920+


Credit to Reidor.

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    Worked for me. Thanks.

  • +2 votes

    Please can you simplify Step 1: Make sure your Steam client is open?

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    Thanks. Was able to claim game.

    Even Thought the game shows as free when you search for it. It will show up as A$ 69.95. Thats why you have to use this method to claim the free game.

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    Thank YOU!!!

  • +2 votes

    awesome thanks! any risk of steam account being banned or blacklisted because of this?

    • +1 vote

      Don't think so. It must be free soon anyway. When I search 'Iron Harvest' in Steam (logged out), it says 'Free'.

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    Yeah, seemed to work. Weird, but welcome. Thank you

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    Worked, thanks!

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    Nice.

  • +3 votes

    also for those that may of missed seeing it mentioned elsewhere, this is currently free as well
    Tell Me Why - https://steamdb.info/app/1180660/

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    That was simple and easy to claim. Thanks! :)

  • +1 vote

    I sure hope this is still free by the time I get home… I wanted Iron Harvest.

  • -1 vote

    You sir are a Legend

  • +16 votes

    Ugh this is scummy, it’s a small studio you’re ripping off with this ‘hack’. If it’s really going to go f2p just wait and see

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      It's a bit different these days with epic on the scene. I have such a backlog of games I don't need to buy anything again for years, so I'd never buy this. Probably better for them as if it's good, people will talk about it and some others buy it.

      If you equate "hack" to "piracy" (which I don't think is entirely correct) but it's the age old debate with no clear outcome: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/09/eu-study-finds-piracy...

      • +2 votes

        It's an interesting debate.

        For me personally (subconsciously at least), it seems like it was about convenience. I haven't pirated any music or tv shows or games in years because there's Spotify/Google Music/Apple Music, Netflix/Amazon Prime/Disney Plus, Epic Games/GOG/Steam… services all of which make it more convenient to access content at a reasonable price whenever I want.

        It was particularly telling with the music industry - it's become second nature to all of us now e.g. if I want to listen to music, I just put on my wireless earphones and start playing music (I've got my earphones set up to automatically open the music app on my smartphone), it's so convenient and seamless now!

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    Iron Harvest ( CoreClient CYS Only ) Complimentary

    Whatever that means

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      Yeah noticed that too, can report that I'm literally alt tabbed out of the game while typing this though, so whatever it is it's still working.

      Maybe a free weekend build that accidently went live too soon?

      • -1 vote

        It's a demo apparently.

        https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/nqxkey/steam_iro...

        Also apparently does not increase game count further showing it is a demo.

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          Fair enough, will check it out anyway since it was on my wishlist afterall.

          I do sure hope I don't have to put up with these children voice actors in the tutorial for much longer though, my ears are starting to bleed :O

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    worked cheers, won't play it like my 70 free games I've accumulated :D

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    Hmmm, actual game looks like fun but I don't know if I could stomach that story line & cut scenes.

  • +1 vote

    Alternate way of getting the game:

    Shortcut: Win+R

    Copy+Paste: steam://install/826630

    Enter

    • +1 vote

      It looks like they have blocked this now - it's still showing the paid game for me.

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    I have downloaded the game in the previous free weekend. Now the "Purchase" button becomes "Play", so I think this is legit.

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    From reddit (FleshRemains):

    This is not for the full game. It's only for the first campaign (Polonian) out of the three available in the base game. This is basically a demo.

    Or I'm special:

    It activats "Iron Harvest ( CoreClient CYS Only )", so appears to be only 1 of the 3 campaigns from the base game. You're not really getting anything free, it's more just a demo.

    This just adds the demo (one campaign only) which has always been free.

    • +1 vote

      So it's the game demo. Hardly a deal there hey.

      • -1 vote

        No, not really.
        I will wait until free on G

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          K, y G?

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            @Elijha: usually games on G are DRM free.

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            @Elijha: what language is this?

            • -2 votes

              @baldur: This is an ideal game to go free on G.
              But it could also be one of the normal Epic freebies later in the year.

  • +1 vote

    Couldn't get it to work. In steam it offered "add to cart…" Tried the direct install link too - steam://install/826630 - got the same.

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    Just tried it and didn't work for me. Steam client was open.

  • +2 votes

    Damn, just missed it.

    7 minutes ago · 2 June 2021 – 23:45:55 UTC
    Changed BillingType – 12 (Free on Demand) › 0 (No Cost)

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    Doesn't seem to work for me. I followed all the steps, all of them!, and got this:

    Buy Iron Harvest Operation Eagle Standalone: A$ 29.95
    Buy Iron Harvest: A$ 69.95
    Buy Iron Harvest Deluxe: A$ 99.95

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    No good for me, when i click 'Install' on SteamDB it directs me to my Steam client, where the game is $29.95AUD…

    Not sure how else to work around this?

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    yeah looks like we missed the boat… Install doesn't come up green and when going through the steps its showing prices :(

  • +1 vote

    No longer works :(

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    Yeah didn't work for me, shame as this game was literally in my wishlist!

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    So is this the demo or full game?

  • -1 vote

    Hi, when I go to https://steamdb.info/app/826630/ the Install button isn't green and I actually go to the product page in my Steam client and then I have to buy it. There was another link someone shared for Tell Me Why that install button was green and I could do that one just fine. Are there any additional steps or they just patched this one?

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      Have you read the comments above yours?

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        Not at the time of posting, now I have :)

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    tried but doesn't work , as soon as i click install opens steam client but doesn't add to my game list!

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      It is expired

  • +1 vote

    So a free demo counts as a deal now?

  • +1 vote

    I've been playing it for the last few hours. It seems like the full game to me and not a demo.

    • -3 votes

      Have you finished the first campaign?

      https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/steam-iron-harvest-pc-free-...

      https://www.reddit.com/r/GameDeals/comments/nqxkey/steam_iro...

      AWildEnglishman
      6h
      I wonder if it's supposed to be a demo?

      Draakex
      6h
      Seems like either a demo or a "free weekend"-version.

      BlasterPhase
      5h
      Definitely seems like a stripped down version. Only 1 campaign is available and the rest say to purchase the DLC to get them

      fe1od1or
      4h
      Looks like the demo version. You'd need to purchase the full game to get the other missions of the first campaign+ other 2 campaigns.

      • +1 vote

        No, I haven't had the time to finish the campaign yet.

        Have you got a link to the actual demo on Steam? It doesn't appear as though there is one.

        Let's say you're right and it's the free weekend 'demo' with 1 campaign. Surely that's more than just a demo though? They sell DLC with single faction campaigns so to me this is like getting a free DLC for the one faction. As it's not timed it's better than the free weekend 'deals' you post often, as it looks like this is for keeps.

        There's many, many times in the past where you have published 'freebies' when it was just a free weekend. Why didn't you call those demos then? Will you from now on apply your reasoning now to future 'free weekend' deals and that they belong as forum posts and not deals?

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    Not a gamer here but why would a key be given to a demo???

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      Demos do have keys, sometimes. In this case though, it's simply added to your account. No key.

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    Darn, I just knew this wouldn't last until I got home.

    Hope those that claimed it enjoy the campaign!

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    I bought this on GOG last week and I have enjoyed it. Good game.

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    Confirmed to be a demo and not the full game. It has the first campaign included, the second and third campaigns are only through buying the game, fourth and fifth campaigns are from paid DLCs.