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Games automatically crash [on hold]

I don't know if this is the right site to ask this in but, whenever I try to launch a game, like say TF2 or Hearthstone. I am running these games in Windowed mode. The window turns white and says ...
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CSGO API : How can I download a demo based on playerId [on hold]

I'm trying to find a way to download the demo of a player based on his steamID using csgo api. I know it's there somewhere but it's not documented. Any lead appreciated, Thanks.
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How To Start CS:GO again?

i just wanted to ask you guys how can a make a fresh start on CS:GO ? or transform my items to a new steam account without buying games on it.
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How can I run steam through a proxy?

I am trying to run Steam on 8 laptops for a fate at my school, however I am having issues because of the proxy in place at my school. I know that offline mode can be used but I need online so that I ...
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Which game distribution store is better to use? [on hold]

There is many game distribution stores out there, but I personally use Steam. But is Steam the best out there? According to TruePCGaming there are at least 10 more great platforms. Is Steam the best?
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Is there a way to tell a Steam shortcut to open in big picture mode?

I have a monitor and a TV side by side. Sometimes I want to game from my couch and sometimes I want to sit and game at the computer. When I'm gaming at my desktop I don't have the TV on. When Steam ...
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What happens with a CD-KEY of a steam game if I add the same game through a pack?

I have a game added to my steam library a long time ago (I redeemed it with a physical retail CD-key, let's call "XXXX") and then I would know what happens with this retail cd-key if I buy a steam key ...
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How to set buy order for all items in dota 2(immortals)

As you all can see that today there is boom in steam market as everyone is selling and buying dota 2 compendium items and i am trying to buy some immortals but not able to as rate is reflected every ...
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This war of mine will not load (linux)

I am attempting to play This War Of Mine through steam on Ubuntu 15.04. However, once I launch the game, it makes it to the loading screen and will not go any farther. I am not getting any useful ...
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CSGO Weapon Case Key Problems

So I bought CS GO from a 3rd party website to add to my steam account. It is the only steam game I have as I am not interested in any other games at the moment. I have received a case and was wanting ...
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How can I tell if a mod will disable Steam Achievements?

I recently came to the knowledge that having mods enabled for a game results in gaining no Steam achievements (Wish I knew this earlier..spent so many hours already). However I was wondering if this ...
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Replacing language locked games with global on Steam

First of all, if this is the wrong forum to post this on then I'm very sorry and would like to know where I could post this instead, with that said, here's the problem. A few months back, I bought ...
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how do i get my old games on my new account?

If I purchased Counterstrike 1.6 and Condition Zero on my old PC (with my old Steam account), how do I get my game on my new Steam account and new PC? I have lost or forgotten my CD key.
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Details about fallout nv savegames and steam (cloud?)

In order to clean up my C / Systemdrive a bit I figured out 800 MB of savegame files of my fallout new vegas game played steam. After reading a bit about options for moving them somewhere else and let ...
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Trying to join my Garry's Mod server

When I try to join my Garry's Mod server, it either gets while sending client info, or I will rejoin again and wait, only to have it fail after four or so attempts. What is going on? 66.7 fps ...
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People trying to log into my steam account every day

Thanks to Steam guard, I get an email with a code when I try to log into my Steam account from a new device. But this week I have received constants emails from people trying to log in my account ...
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Why has my Team Fortress 2 inventory vanished and then reappeared on Steam?

I want to sell some tf2 items on the Steam Market, however, my inventory seems to have vanished, that is, the tf2 tab is no longer there. After I noticed this, I decided to try selling through the tf2 ...
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Is it possible to install linux on a steam machine?

I would really like to use the system for emulation and GZDoom (especially on the portable steam machine) but it's probably not possible on Steam-OS. EDIT: I know that Steam-OS is linux, but it is a ...
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Steam emoticon displays as a red error box

For a while now I've noticed that a specific Steam emote (:csgohelmet:) displays as what looks like an "error" image, both in the emote picker and the chat itself. However the higher resolution ...
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what do gems do on steam? [duplicate]

I was looking through inventory on steam and on one of the cards it said turn into gems does anyone know what these do? I turned one of the cards into gems now i have gems in my inventory can anyone ...
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How to configure steam on a multiuser system? [duplicate]

I have installed Steam on my laptop. I frequently lend this laptop to my friend. He even has his own account on the machine (which is running Windows 7 btw). Now my problem is: If one of us tells ...
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VTF File Error: Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server

I recently installed MetaMod and SourceMod on a Windows 7 Home Edition Team Fortress 2 Dedicated server and correctly generated a VDF file. However I see this message in the client console: ...
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Reports all Maps are Missing?

Recently, I installed MetaMod and SourceMod. Since I installed these I have been having the server report that it cannot find any maps. This is strange because when I go on the server as a client, ...
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Multiple Strange Errors when Starting TF2 Dedicated Server

Before I ask this question, note that I am referring to a strange error in the console when starting my server, not a strange kill tracking weapon in Team Fortress 2! When I start my server, I get 2 ...
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Does the Game Ban text go away when it lifts?

If I get a cheater ban from Overwatch for ~1 year, will the text of "1 game bans on record" go away when the ban lifts?
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Sending Private MOTD messages to Users from Server

I have recently started a small Team Fortress 2 dedicated Windows Server on my PC for just a few friends to join. However if it may start to get popular, how would I send I private message to a user ...
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Why are my buildings and zones completely disappearing in Cities Skylines?

I am completely new to this and have no idea of gaming lingo. I'm learning by watching 'You tube' and reading blogs, so if you are nice enough to answer my question please be kind. I'm also old. I ...
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Can't install Sims 3 purchased from GameStop on Steam?

I have bought the Sims 3 (and some expansions) discs from GameStop, and I'd like to buy the Sims 3 Seasons from Steam. However Steam won't let me download the game because I don't have the Sims 3 ...
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Can you hide your game info on steam without appearing offline?

I want to not let people see any of the information about the server I'm playing on (to prevent things like DDoS attacks during a tournament) but it seems the only way to do that is to appear offline, ...
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Starbound stuck on loading screen on OS X

When I launch Starbound on OS X, the game launcher works fine, until I launch the game. When the game launches, it will never load. I have waited 1hr and it still hasn't loaded. I have also tried ...
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How to install backup of steam games on Ubuntu

I've got some games installed on native steam for linux. Unfortunately, my system got nuked and I had to reinstall. While I was reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, I managed to save some of my game folders to ...
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Steam will not let me play Fallout

I bought a game from the store, downloaded the game to my computer, and the game ran through steam. Then my computer crashed and eventually I got another computer. I logged into my steam account and ...
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Detect Steam game launch

I have a script (.ahk) that I want to run when I launch a game from Steam, but me and many others I know that want this use the Steam UI to launch the game, so making a desktop shortcut is out of the ...
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Can I keep the bonus of a Steam preorder while gifting the game?

So, "FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD"'s pre-order on Steam gives you a chocobo courier and a moogle ward for Dota 2. A friend of mine wants the game but he doesn't play Dota, while I want the courier but not ...
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How do I pick-and-match licenses via Family Sharing if multiple friends own the same game?

I have two friends who own the same game, but one of them isn't very active. And by 'inactive', I was meant to say it was an alternate account. Both of them own Terraria, but I always seem to be ...
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How to play offline?

I have completed all Downloads for Counter Strike: Source, now I want to play offline. So, Please give a detailed procedure for playing offline.
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I deleted steamapps to uninstall steam can i get my games back though

I deleted every folder to uninstall steam including steamapps I installed steam again and my games are gone can I get them back or no?
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How can I solve Steam Error -107/Secure Connection Failed?

I need help with fixing Steam on my PC. Whenever I try to use Steam via their website or the Steam platform or anything it does not load at all. From my browser I either just get a blank page or ...
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Items show up as blank spaces when trading with friend over steam

Playing Team Fortress 2 Premium, I am trying to send my friend a Pip-boy, for the engineer. For some reason, hey can not receive items for Team Fortress 2. He can receive Steam Trading Cards, and ...
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Steam CD Key already used

I bought a physical copy of Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition, and the game arrived, a day later. I installed the game, and entered the product code through Steam. It said the product code had ...
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Installed games showing as not installed

Everything was working perfectly until a week ago. But one day, i started Steam, go to my Library. And saw all of my installed games are showing as not installed. Also when i try to to install them ...
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Skyrim is not working

When I go to open a game in steam it says that terraria is open on another computer when i logged out of all my accounts on other computers and even if i say log the other computer out it will say ...
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How can I show my games in Xbox Games list?

AFAIK, steam adds games to installed programs list when installed, which allows me to add them to my Xbox Games list (and record etc. without stutter etc.), but my Windows 10 install wiped my system ...
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Permanently disabling Saints Row: The Third DLC on Steam [duplicate]

I bought Saints Row: The Third PC on Steam with a load of DLC which unlocks way too many things from the start, so I'd like to disable the DLC. I found that this can be done by right clicking on the ...
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How to disable family sharing games?

Is there a way to disable family shared games? I made a new account today but it still stays play instead of buy. I want to buy CS:GO personally.
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Read saved steam password

Is there any way to "read" a saved steam password? I have my password set in steam for ages and recently I wanted to log into my account from my mobile device, but I just cant remember my password so ...
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Which Steam wishlist games are shared with me over family sharing?

Is there a way to check the intersection between my wishlist and the games shared with me over family sharing? In my case, both are very large. If not through Steam, then maybe by visiting some ...
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I have two monitors but can only launch a steam game on one of them [duplicate]

I tried going into big picture mode but it only gives me one option. Please help
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Remove the “Access steam community while playing” message?

I want to keep the shift+tab overlay and all other toast messages but I want to remove the initial "Access steam community while playing" message. It gets in the menu sometimes.
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I have two monitors but steam only launchs games on one [duplicate]

I went to big picture mode and it only gives me one option even though I have more than one monitor connected.