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How long are steam purchases valid?

Having always purchased hard copies of games I am a bit apprehensive about going all digital.My main concern once I have a steam game in my library is there a download limit/number of installation on ...
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Does the “Go outside” achievement keep track of time across machines?

I'm currently in the process of unlocking the "Go outside" achievement in The Stanley Parable (in other words, I haven't touched the game in quite a while). I'm aware there are ways to unlock this ...
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Can I play Steam's MK: Komplete Edition on two PC's?

Do I have to pay twice for play with my friend and is there multiplayer on mk: kp?
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Does playing a third-party game still prevents Family Sharing?

Yes, playing a non-sharable game locks me out from Family Sharing. However, does playing a third-party game which only has an icon in Steam locks me out from it? I have to register it because I have ...
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Can I run Steam games through WINE with native Steam?

All tutorials I see on running Steam games through WINE require Steam to be installed using WINE. I use the native version of Steam, as in the official Linux version. Is there any way I can run Steam ...
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Steam won't give me a CD-Key

I bought Dawn of War: Dark Crusade in the Steam sale so I can play as the necrons or tau in multiplayer. I don't want to install the whole expansion when I already have Soulstorm, so I downloaded a ...
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Copying steam game data from one computer to another [duplicate]

My friend just bought payday 2 yesterday, and he doesn't want to download it because it will take a long time. Let's pretend that there are two subject here, A and B. Both have payday, but only B ...
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What does this icon near SteamPlay text mean?

I saw this icon while browsing on steam and I wonder what it means. What does it mean?
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Sims 3 Expansions on Steam

I bought the Sims 3 and multiple expansion packs at a store. I wanted to install some expansion packs through Steam, and I am completely aware that if I want to to that, I will need to first install ...
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Do titles on sale vary as time passes?

For those who have been living under a rock for the past few days haven't been informed, the 2016 Steam Summer Sale started yesterday. There are a few games that I'm really looking at buying, but I ...
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How do I clear Steam Cloud Sync files for a specific game?

I have some bad config data stored in Steam Cloud Sync for TF2. I've tried clearing all local files, passing in -autoexec as a launch option, and even doing a complete reinstall of the game and while ...
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Steam Market sell priority

Today I was revisiting my listed items after months and found out some items I had there for months havent been sold. Specificaly I have a pack of gems since april at 1.15€. Price is around 0.81 and ...
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How can I kick someone from a Steam group?

Someone added me and well, randomly used vulgar words against me and me family. They seem to be a member of the group I am an admin at, and I want to kick them as they might target the group's ...
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External hard drive for ASUS ROG GR6 [closed]

I want an external hard drive for my ASUS ROG GR6 128GB mini-pc. What external hard drive should i get? I play a lot of medium/high end games like skyrim, the forest, gta 5, etc. I'm going to download ...
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If I bought two of the same game but didn't give me an extra copy, can I refund one?

So recently I just bought Payday 2. One day after I bought Payday 2 GOTY edition because I wanted the DLC. It told me in my purchase that I wouldn't receive an extra copy of Payday 2. But I would ...
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How can I tell which DLC my friends have for their games?

I'm looking at buying some DLC as a gift for a friend, but I want to double-check he doesn't already have it. He's not online right now to simply ask, and you'd think with the ability to see our ...
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Is there a way to import a gemcraft chasing shadows save into steam?

I just found out that Gemcraft Chasing Shadows was available on steam and being a Gemcraft fan I bought it. I have extensively played the game on it's original home of armour games and still have the ...
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I have bought Skyrim on CD, yet Steam is saying I have to buy it

I bought Skyrim on CD a few months ago and had no trouble playing it, Steam recognized that I had purchased it However, my computer crashed and I had to reinstall everything. In the time between ...
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Can a Steam game access internet if blocked in firewall?

I blocked Dark Souls' executable located in ~\Steam\steamapps\common\Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition\DATA\DARKSOULS.exe in Windows firewall. I feel that the game can still access the internet, ...
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What happens if I exceed Steam's transaction threshold?

I know that you have to put in billing information for Steam Community market once you make over 200 transactions in a year or $20,000 in USD, and if you exceed the $20k threshhold you get income ...
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My Family Shared Games will not Start

My family shared games will not start/launch because of a message "checking for updates" this has never happend before, NOTE: my own games will work 100%, cancel button doesnt cancel and the Error ...
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Turn off steam logon requirment for LAN CSGO

I have a LAN game of CSGO set up using the sv_lan method. This works fine, but where we like to play has an unreliable internet connection, and we often want to play when there if no internet ...
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CS:GO MM Official Servers Periodically HIGH Delay

The last two weeks that I have been playing CS:GO MM on official servers, it happened on ALL matches, except maybe one or two, that on whole game, most or even all players had really high ping, making ...
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Can I stop notifications of Steam groups I have joined?

I am member of many groups because of the freebies I get from Gleam. I don't want any notifications or their feeds in my friend's activity while being the part of group. Is this possible ? If yes, ...
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Will I receive a second copy of Dishonored in my Steam inventory, if I pre-order Dishonored 2 as a gift, and add it to my library that way?

If you attempt to purchase Dishonored 2 using 'Purchase for myself' it says: "you will not receive an extra copy of: Dishonored" Will I still receive the Dishonored definitive edition for myself ...
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7 days after mobile authentication, still getting 15 day hold.

I've had the mobile authenticator on for 7 days as of an hour ago, yet i still get a 15 day hold on any trade. I do not have trade confirmation options in my privacy settings on my phone nor on the ...
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How do I add a thumbnail image to my Stellaris mod on the Steam Workshop?

I have used the Stellaris launcher to add a mod to the Steam workshop for the game of the same name, but after doing so, it appears with a blank thumbnail: Going from the steam side of things, you ...
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Trying to wrap game launch - Steam Linux

Similar to this question, I'm trying to run a script to wrap the launch of a game simply for purposes of tracking how long I've been playing. The way I have it set up currently is: Move the ...
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Running games in DirectX 6

I've just watched a video where I saw Counter Strike: Global Offensive is running in Direct X 6. This makes HUGE difference on FPS and also lower the graphics quality so much. This makes me wonders ...
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M&B Warband - Is it possible to add Anno Domini mod into Steam distribution on Linux?

I have Linux (Lubuntu 16.04) and I play M&B Warband on Steam. I'd like to try the Anno Domini mod, but I'm not sure how to add it to my game and if it's even possible with Steam distro and Linux. ...
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What is hardware video decoding, and should I enable it?

I was browsing through my Steam settings recently when I found the following checkbox: What is hardware video decoding, and should I enable it? Would it increase or decrease my performance? What ...
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Is there a way to import Amazon-bought Genesis games into the Sega Genesis Classics Hub?

The "3D bedroom" interface was recently released on Steam for the Sega Genesis Classics game series. It works fine for the 3 Genesis games I got through Steam, but the 40+ titles I bought from Amazon ...
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What does a Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) notification look like?

I'd like to know what messages appear when somebody is cheating and VAC detects it. Do they appear in-game (for games which support VAC natively) or via Steam's game overlay (opened by pressing shift-...
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Can you choose which version of a game to play on Steam?

I want to play a game in an older update, but can't see a way to choose a specific version. Is this possible?
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Steam - location and game censorship

From what I could read Steam offers differing versions of the games. For example non-censored US Fallout and non-US censored Fallout. I would like to go with the genuine versions. What do I need to do ...
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What happens when you use all of your steam cloud save space?

When I'm playing, I like to quick-save a lot! Recently I've started playing a game that generates a new save file each time I hit the quick-save key and thus I've accumulated a large amount of save ...
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Updating Workshop Items

I recently uploaded a prison to the Workshop, and am ready to upload a new version. I know there is a ChangeLog section where you can view updates, but I can't find a way to change the file. My Owner ...
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Bastion sound is static

When I start Bastion directly everything works fine, but when I launch the game through Steam, the sound comes out as static. Oddly enough when I switch to a VT with CTRLALTF3, and then switch back ...
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Walking Dead Fullscreen Second Monitor

How would I go about moving TWD to my second monitor(TV)? What does not work: Win + Shift + Right/Left (It just makes the second monitor white and displays the game on the first one) A program that ...
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Age of Mythology: Extended Edition crashing on windows 10

I've had windows 10 since it's release, never ran into a problem with any game, I'd say every game has improved since. But for AoM:EE it runs for at least 30 minutes and then, when I click on a unit's ...
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Is it possible to only share specific games?

On my steam account, I have some games that I don't particularly want my sister to play, but I want to share my Terraria game with her so she can play with her friends. Is it possible to just share ...
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Limit how long on steam

My son, spends large amounts of time playing steam games. However, he uses his account for work as well. How do I limit the amount that Steam.exe is allowed to run for?
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Can my brother and I play at the same time through Steam Family Sharing? [duplicate]

As far as I'm aware, if 2 steam accounts are logged into one computer they can both share each others libraries. So if I give my laptop to brother with my steam games downloaded on, and he creates ...
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How can I add a browser/web game as a non-Steam game to my library?

If you want to create a custom Steam Controller configuration for a game you have to add it to your Steam Controller first, and I want to do so for games such as slither.io, and I also would just like ...
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Game licensing across multiple pcs for a non-commercial setup, using Steam

In Steam, what options are there for installing the same game for simultaneous use, across several computers? Ease of management is the bigger concern, over game licensing costs. This is a non-...
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Fallout 4 crashes so hard it gives Steam a concussion

This has happened to me twice now - the first time I assumed it was just some weird fluke because this problem is bizarre. OS is Windows 10 FWIW. Fallout 4 will freeze and I am unable to access the ...
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Call Of Duty MW2 fails to install

I purchased Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 from local retail shop, the game is brand new and never used. I started installing it on my PC, after i inserted the DISC 1 it launched the steam service ...
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Steam game launching problem

Everytime I launch a game made in Unity from Steam, it will generate this error seen in output_log; ExecutionEngineException: SIGILL at (wrapper managed-to-native) Steamworks.NativeMethods:...
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Dark Souls 2 scholar of the first sin repetitive growling bug

In Dark Souls Scholar of the first sin. I have progressed to the shaded ruins when I reach the male scorpions den and went inside and fought the duo wielding swordsman I kept hearing this strange ...
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How do I prevent the “Updating Steam” dialog from showing up

Every time I start Steam, it takes a dozen seconds checking for updates. Is there a way to force it to only check for updates on a weekly basis?