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Linking installed game with steam

Medieval total war 2 is already installed on my pc, if I look in steam it is there and it only says "install" Is there anyway of making steam recognise that its installed already and link them or do ...
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Does Wasteland 2 physical DVD includes Steam copy?

I would like to have a box copy of Wasteland 2 for aesthetical reasons, but actually I prefer pure Steam in usage. So can I play Wasteland 2 with just a Steam with no disc, after initial installation? ...
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How do I change the time zone Steam uses?

When I receive Steam messages, the shown time that the message was received is inaccurate. It's always 3 hours earlier than I actually received the message. For example, if someone sends me a message ...
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The most owned games? [closed]

Does anyone know which user owns the most games on Steam? Is there anyone who owns every single game that Valve have? As there is the Steam Community pages it must be possible via the api to list ...
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Is it possible to launch Hearthstone (Diablo, Starcraft, WoW) directly?

Is it possible bypass the Blizzard launcher when starting Hearthstone. I would like to launch Hearthstone directly? In fact I would like to be able to launch Hearthstone from steam in streaming ...
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distnoted process hogging memory when running dota2/steam on a mac

I am playing Dota2 on a non-gaming oriented machine (low spec macbook). After I have been playing for some time, the process "distnoted" starts taking a lot of memory and I have to restart Dota ...
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Windows 8 steam compatibility

I have literally just bought my first ever computer and thought Windows 8 seeing as it is the most up to date would be the best.. anyhow, I am trying to download steam so as to buy games and play 'em ...
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How to find RPG games in my steam library?

So this might sound stupid, but I've kinda lost the overview over all the games I have on steam, which now becomes a problem, since I don't know how to find games I actually want to play. I want to ...
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Custom Desura library locations?

In Steam, there's a feature called "Library Folders" (Settings -> Downloads -> Library Folders): Is there an feature, program, or workaround to do this in the Desura client? Thanks!
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Choose install location Steam games on Mac

I'm pretty sure I have set it up at home on my iMac, but I can't for the life of me find out how to set it up again on my Macbook Air. I have recently purchased a USB-stick to run Steam off of, ...
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Steam Purchases: Can you store pre-purchased items in your inventory?

On the Steam store, there are some games/software that can be pre-purchased/ordered, purchased as a timed license/one-time license (which most games/programs use; basically binds to one Steam account, ...
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Steam Change Date Format

In Steam, is there a way to change the date format displayed? An example is a coupon, it says it runs out on 10/12/2014 I see the 10th of December 2014, but it's actually the 12th of October 2014. ...
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Steam opening in another Windows User account

Steam is installed on our home Windows 7 computer. Originally we shared my husband's account. At first it worked just fine whether we opened the games in my user account or his. About a year ago, ...
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How Does One Transfer A Steam Game?

I have a failure to transfer my game from one HDD to another, and one PC to another. I copied the entire Skyrim folder from one HDD to another. And told where to find it also. Steam did a huge check ...
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How do I recognize games that give +1 to my library?

As you may see from the title, my question is "What counts as a game on steam?" or as edited by NoneOfYourBuisness: "How do I recognize games that give +1 to my library?" Do Free-to-play games count ...
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Assassin's Creed II keep on crashing

I recently purchased this game, Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition, mainly because it looked interesting and it was on sale. So I bought it and installed it. When I lauched the game, it gave me the ...
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Finding Games folder?

So I want to add my Dragon Age: Origins game to my Steam Library. However, when I open up the "Add a Game" explorer window for adding a non-steam game, I cannot for the life of me find DA:O! The only ...
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Steam friends went offline

My Steam friends went offline today for no good reason. I understand the server goes down sometimes but usually it auto reconnects as soon as the server is up again but this time it was different. ...
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Can you select specific mods/addons to download or prioritize one over another?

In Garry's Mod, I've subscribed to a whole bunch of addons from the Steam Workshop. Naturally, if it was a few addons - I would just leave it running (since it would take only a minute or two to ...
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Debugging SteamCMD/CSGO not updating

I'm trying to update my Counter-Strike: Global Offensive server and Steam is giving the error code 0x6 however this error does not seem to be documented anywhere. [...] Update state (0x3) ...
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downloading restarts every time after restarting steam

Please help me solve this. I've been downloading DoTA 2 for the past 2 weeks. I live in India. When I first started downloading, my electricity was cut and my computer got shut down. The next day, ...
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Does Steam back up my games? [duplicate]

My laptop has been running pretty slow recently I am trying to fix bugs, and get rid of viruses and I might reset my laptop to start new. Before I do this I wanted to know if my games I bought are ...
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Use PC as Console - start PC remotely and automatically close launchers [closed]

I'm a happy console user, despite of available skills to build and manage gaming PC, I highly prefer games on console mostly because of I'm sitting in front of PC through whole day with keyboard and ...
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Reinstalling a game using Steam

I recently downloaded a game on Steam (no more room in hell) and during the downloading it was interrupted due to a power outage. power was restored in a few minutes so I went back to Steam to try and ...
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Will setting up 2 steam accounts allow you to play the games you've bought between both accounts

My dad and I have just bought a gaming pc to share between us and we don't want to share the same steam account, but we also don't want to have to buy a game on my dad's account and not have it work ...
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Show Windows games on the Steam homepage, even when using a Mac

I have both a Windows PC and a Mac. I use my PC for gaming, and my Mac for work. I browse Steam on my Mac. On the new Steam website, launched about a week ago, the homepage will show games based on ...
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Steam Music volume is extremely low — despite setting it to high?

I'm trying out Steam Music right now and I"m trying to get the sound to an audible level. However for some reason it seems the volume seems very muted, despite the fact the volume level bar is at the ...
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Show music not albums - Steam Music

Steam just rolled out a new update for all clients adding a few features and one of them being Steam Music. It adds functionality to listen to music from games (purchased as a extra DLC). My question ...
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Do booster packs continue to drop once I crafted badge?

I've obtained all the "default" drops, got some booster later and finally crafted a badge. Will I continue to get more boosters for the SAME game that I already crafted badge for?
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Is there a way to force Steam Cloud to sync? [duplicate]

Right now, I have dual boot with Windows 7 and elementary OS(Linux), but my internet connection isn't working on Windows. I used to play Portal 2 a lot on Windows, and now I want to play it on Linux ...
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Windows 8.1 - Steam (inlc games Dota2 CoD etc) freezing (or not starting)

Installed Windows 8.1 for the first time after buying a high-end computer. Much to my surprise, steam stops after working flawlessly for a day. Symptoms: Steam starts (connects and checks for ...
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Steam game from Mac to PC

Im using a Macbook right now and I bought Rome 2 Total War with Steam, however I've just bought a new gaming laptop which is Windows. I wonder if I'm able to download my game on my new laptop from ...
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How can I identify my unused duplicate Steam keys?

Let's say I have a list of a thousand Steam keys, mostly for different games. All of those games are already on my Steam account, mostly redeemed from keys on the list. That leaves me with perhaps 200 ...
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Missing “Add to Wishlist” button after I tried to add a game to wishlist and got “Oops sorry!”

This has happened several times, but I've just realized that this weird "Oops sorry!" message seems to be causing it. Here is the most recent case I'm facing with Hawken. I tried adding the game to ...
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Steam friends login

My Steam doesn't login into the friend list since long ago. Today I tried to fix it and stumbled upon this Under Settings - Friends I have "Automatically sign into Friends when I start Steam" ...
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SteamGuard requires an email I no longer have access to [closed]

I tried to login online to Steam but it says that I need to go to my email to activate SteamGuard. The problem is that the email it is set to was on an old outlook account on a computer I no longer ...
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How to sync Steam savegames?

I've been playing a couple of games on my Surface Pro 2 while travelling. When I launched a game on my desktop after I got home, I noticed my savegames did not sync. While I realize Steam couldn't ...
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How I am able to deactivate the steam url filter?

If I open a link through the steam chat fenster a what I call URL-Filter appears. It notice you that you are leaving the offical steam sites. I really want to remove that. I know myself when I leave ...
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New Steam UI won't update

I have steam on my windows 7 PC and I knew about the new UI for a while, yet I still have the old UI. Even when I check for new steam updates it say that steam is up to date. I also can't completely ...
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The Walking Dead has no CD key [duplicate]

I bought the CD version of The Walking Dead and realized there is no CD key printed anywhere. I'd like to play it on Steam and earn achievements, so are the CD version and the Steam version different? ...
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Do Mac Steam keys work for PC?

The Bioshock Infinite season pass (Steam key) is on offer at the moment, but only for Mac. Having already bought the stand-alone game Bioshock Infinite a while ago, if I buy this DLC, will I be able ...
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Is it possible to see the PP and BP of an opponent without fighting him?

When you play against an opponent you see their PP and BP. You can also show the PP in the lobby by selecting the menu point. Can I somehow see the BP and PP of my friends or somebody else I have ...
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How do I get two gamepads to work with Monaco (or other Steam games)?

I'm running Linux and my two controllers are.. THRUSTMASTER 2-in-1 Dual Trigger Controller THRUSTMASTER 3-in-1 Dual Trigger Controller The problem is that even though I can configure one of them ...
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How can delete “games” from the Steam library? [duplicate]

Steam, among other annoying things, seems to add games to my library spontaneously. For example, it recently added the game "Contagion - 2 hours left" to my library which I have no interest in ...
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How do you install skins on Steam?

I've seen people who have had customized versions of the Steam application, usually with different graphics or stylings. How is this done?
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Can I install Steam on a machine running XBMCbuntu?

I have a living room computer running XBMCbuntu, which is essentially a streamlined version of Ubuntu geared towards running XBMC (and so it boots directly into XBMC). The machine it's installed on ...
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Are friend-removals bidirectional?

When I remove a friend from my friend list in steam, am I also removed from his friend list or can he still see when I come online, enter a game and so on?
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Where is the add a game button in Steam?

I just bought a digital copy of Grand Theft Auto 4 from Amazon, and I was given a Steam key to use. The problem I have is that I do not see any button in Steam that allows you to add a game to your ...
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Steam can't connect to the internet, first time installed

I installed Steam on my laptop but it keeps saying that I need to connect to the internet. I've checked a bunch of sites but they all mention that you have to delete files, folders, etc. after ...
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Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Missing?

I purchased both Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition before the Ultra Street Fighter IV came out on Steam. The last time that I played them, there were separate games in ...