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Fixing unearned achievements in Fallout New Vegas

I completed Old World Blues and managed to get my brain back. Yet, I received neither Make up your Mind or Outsmarted on my Steam achievements. I did not use console (on purpose or by accident) to ...
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Steam “Connect” Protocol

I currently have a link set on my website to run the following steam://connect/188.141.19.52:27016 When it runs, it launches Insurgency Standalone but it doesn't connect. If a person uses connect ...
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Nvidia Optimus Not letting me start games

I have a packard bell gaming laptop. Its an i5 quad core, 12 gigs of ram. and a gtx 750m The problem is that it has nvidia optimus(for those who dont know, Nvidia optimus is a feature that lets the ...
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Steam: Instantly finish downloads [duplicate]

Alright. I'm trying to move my games (from one drive to another), but as you know there is close to no possible way to do so.. Without redownloading it. No thanks to the recent client updates, simply ...
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Can I install a Steam game without having to use the internet?

So I finished building my computer and I got Steam on it by trying to install Skyrim. It gives me Steam but it says I have to have internet to continue. I'm pretty sure that I don't need online mode ...
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Steam won't work

My computer was reformatted but the when I try to open Steam now it gives me this message Steam failed to load StartSteamEngine(0x1bf598) failed with error 1. Unable to write to the current ...
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Is there a way to get Sims 3 from my Steam account to work on my Mac?

I previously had a PC and Steam account. Now I have a Mac and I really want to play Sims 3. I read somewhere that I could download Origin and transfer my codes or something, but how would I go about ...
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I get a “Steam needs to be online to update…” error message every time I start up my computer

"Steam needs to be online to update please confirm your network connection and try again." This started happening around a week ago. I looked it up, and I did the fix where you delete all the files ...
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How can I get my Logitech Dual Action gamepad to work with DuckTales Remastered?

My Logitech Dual Action gamepad is detected by Steam and the Logitech setup utility, but it does not work at all with DuckTales Remastered. Others are having the same issues with the same gamepad as ...
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Why do older games play on my new machine if I buy them from Steam but not if I install from the original disc?

My question is why do some older games (actual physical disc version) not play on newer operating systems, but if you purchase digital download version, say from Steam, it plays fine? For example, ...
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Steam again starting game download after installing Rage

I bought Rage from an online store yesterday. I activated the game and its DLCs (Anarchy Edition and Sewer Missions). After activation the game showed the popup: Game already registered. And ...
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Do I need to have Steam for Wolfenstein (2009) single player?

I am thinking about buying Wolfenstein (2009), but on the packaging I noticed that it says something about Steam. Do I also need Steam for single player mode? Basically I want to avoid Steam for ...
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Overlord: Raising Hell does not start from Steam

When clicking "play" on Overlord: Raising Hell in the Steam library the game won't run. When you choose "Play Overlord Raising Hell", the game does not start and exits without an error. When you ...
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Is “Overlord: Raising Hell” for the PC a standalone expansion?

For some Steam games, like Titan Quest, the expansion is really just an addon to the original game, and includes all the original content plus more. Thus, even though the game and its expansion are ...
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In Batman: Arkham City, how do activation and installation limits work?

I am considering a purchase of the Game of the Year edition of Batman: Arkham City on Steam but I have heard a lot of rather negative information regarding the number of installations and activations ...
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Restarting first time setup for games on Steam

So by accident for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, I cancelled the VC-Redist setup before it went all the way through, and I think that's the result for me getting green bars when I start the game, and later, a ...
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1answer
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F1 2012 is freezing after about 10 minutes of gameplay

The game crashes all the time. It just stops responding and I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del out every single time I load the game after like 10 minutes of gameplay. The window closes and then steam says the ...
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1answer
3k views

Can I play Fallout: New Vegas without Steam?

I just bought Fallout: New Vegas today on Amazon for the computer and I am dying to play it, but for some reason it made me install it on Steam and it is now updating the game which it says will take ...
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1answer
691 views

Inviting Friends in Magic 2012 for PC

I'm playing Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 on PC via Steam, and I'm having a hard time connecting to friends. Whenever I create a new game, set a player slot to Private and ...
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Is the Master Criminal achievement broken?

I've completed all achievements so far, except the Master Criminal one, where you're supposed to have a bounty of 1000 gold or higher in each hold at the same time: Eastmarch (Windhelm) Falkreath ...
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How can I install a Steam game I bought at retail from the disc?

I bought Modern Warfare 3 at retail, and after putting disc 1 in it installs Steam then asks for the CD key. After that it then starts downloading the game via Steam. I have the disc but it refuses ...
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Where are Skyrim Screenshots saved?

I just took a screen shot in Skyrim. The message in the corner says it was saved, but it does not say where... Where are these saved on my computer?
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Will any copy of Arkham City activate on steam?

With the holidays coming up and games likely to go on sale, I'm interested in picking up a copy of the PC version of Arkham City. I've had good experiences with Steam as a way to keep my (very few) ...
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Does MW3 let more than one person play over LAN with one copy of the disc?

I want to play over LAN with my family and friends without needing to buy more than one copy of the disc to play. This will be for the PC version as it will be on various PC's in the same house. ...
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1k views

Rage won't validate in Steam for offline play

So it's been a while since I've used Steam but I found somewhere on the web I had to validate a game before I could play it offline https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3160-AGCB-2555 ...
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Can I play Steam games without running Steam in the background?

Is there a way I can play without having Steam running in the background?
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1answer
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Does Red Faction: Armageddon require Steam?

Seeing Red Faction: Armageddon has Steamworks (Steam Achievements and VAC) but on no other distributors page I checked steam is being mentioned, I was wondering: Does Red Faction: Armageddon require ...
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Does Brink use GFWL or Steamworks?

I heard in some previews that Brink would have used Steamworks but today I went on an online store and the PC cover shows the logo Game For Windows Live. Can you clarify which is the truth? I am ...
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455 views

Pause during cutscenes

Is it possible to pause GTA IV (PC version, via Steam) during cutscenes? And if so, how?
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3answers
6k views

How can I run Plant vs Zombies in a resizable window mode?

I would like to play Plant vs Zombies in window mode but the result is a window too small for my actual resolution (1920x1200). Is it possible, using some external program and without changing my ...
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GTA IV will not start

Last Year, I bought Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam (PC). After I installed it I played it for less that an hour, then I had to go out. The next day the game would not launch. The Launcher would appear, ...
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Super Meat Boy no-death achievements

I have Super Meat Boy for Steam and there are the no-death achievements, like Wood Boy, that expect you to complete a world without dying. What exactly do I have to do to get one of these ...
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How many playable characters are there in Super Meat Boy?

How many characters are playable in Super Meat Boy PC Steam version and how to unlock them?
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Burnout Paradise addons for PC

I'm thinking about buying Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box on Steam. I also want the addons to the game, such as Big Surf Island and Cops and Robbers. Are they available for PC or only for consoles? ...
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What are the cryptic Steam Super Meat Boy achievements and what do the names mean?

It seems like the following cryptic achievements are only available on the Steam version, not XBLA. N#7*<1!23 &*>?1$ (=+66&1$ ^**5%_=+12 *|-0&& N&8^2^%$1`` The "description" ...
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Both Fallout 3: Game of the Year and Fallout: New Vegas crash when I try to create a new game

I have a problem with Fallout 3 GOTY and with Fallout : New Vegas, both Steam version. Fallout 3 GOTY crashes as soon as I try to create a New game, while Fallout : New Vegas crashes immediately after ...
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Do mods or console use disable achievements for Fallout:New Vegas?

I've heard mixed information on this and I'd like to get a straight answer, for two reasons: The widely reported Quicksave/Autosave bug is annoying and, quite frankly, has terrified me into ...
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How long is Warzone mode?

I reached level 10 of Warzone single player mode on Worms:Reloaded. But how long does it last? Will I get something special if I finish it? Just asking because is a little boring.
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In Left 4 Dead 2, how do I join a server by IP?

My friend was playing some 10v10 on L4D2 the other night, I did a search of google and found a bunch of IP addresses for these 10v10 servers, but how do I join them? There is nowhere in game to enter ...
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2answers
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How can I spectate VS games in Left 4 Dead 2?

Is there a way to enable players to connect to connect as spectators to a VS game in Left 4 Dead 2? And how can I do it myself?
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Where do I download the manuals for games I buy on Steam?

I recently signed up with Steam and bought a few discounted games, but I can't find any manuals for them. I assumed they'd be installed along with the games, but I can't find any sign of them or of ...