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Skyrim different addon configurations for two steam accounts on same computer

My girlfriend and I both own Skyrim on Steam. I have the Dawnguard/Hearthfire/Dragonborn DLCs, she doesn't. I was wondering how Steam treats the missing DLCs on her account if we play on the same ...
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My microphone doesn't work in Garry's Mod

I press the 'Press-To-Talk' key I have set on GMod and it doesn't show my microphone is open to broadcast. I have even reset the binds and nothing worked.
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Steam Market still unavailable after specified date

I recently build a PC and installed steam with my usual steam login. Weeks later I get into CS: GO and wanted to sell a case but it says the market is unavailable. What it says right now: The Market ...
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Can I use DLC from Origin with the base game from Steam?

I have never played Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station, but it no longer appears to be available on Steam. This DLC now only appears to be available on Origin, from what I can see. I own Mass Effect on ...
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Steam keys on gamersgate

I am thinking of buying a game on Gamersgate but I was wondering if you get a steam key when you buy it. For instance I want to buy Just Cause 2, but I have heard some games are redeemed via steam and ...
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How can you delete Steam server browser history?

So I want to delete my Steam game server browser history, because there's old servers that keep coming back, and Malwarebytes keeps blocking outbound IPs when I open the server browser on the history ...
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How to change font settings in steam for Main Category text?

I am working on changing some of the fonts and font sizes in the steam client with a skin editing the steam.styles file. However, some of the categories are quite confusing and hard to find. I am ...
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Steam- Failed to start game (unknown error)

Every now and again my steam will decide to not allow me to play any games and show a unknown error popup "Steam- Failed to start game (unknown error)" which the only way i can fix this issue is ...
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Can I choose which library to install a game to using the remote-download feature?

Steam has a remote download feature. When you're away from your computer, you visit your games page, click "download" next to a game, and (assuming your computer is on) it will start downloading. ...
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Can't launch Thief 2 on Steam because of resolution change

I recently bought Thief 2: The Metal Age on Steam, and was messing around with the settings. I changed the resolution to a different one than the default and tried to restart the game so the change ...
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Is there any way to hide your Steam status from others?

Is there any way to prevent others from seeing your Steam status without removing them as a friend? For example: If I want to play Borderlands 2 without letting some friends know, is there any way to ...
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How to view CD key for a Steam game?

I have purchased a game on Steam and can not find out the details of the file or purchase. How does one find their CD Key from a game purchased in Steam?
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Yesterday, I earned the 11 years of service badge and didnt level up

I've been on steam since Jan 21 of 2004. I have 112 XP left to reach level 11 (out of a total of 200). With 11 years, I earned 550 XP, which should be enough for both what I have left on level 10, ...
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Is DSCfix still needed/useful for multiplayer now that the game uses steamworks?

The Steam version of Dark Souls has finally been upgraded to use steamworks. Praise The Sun! What kind of mods are required to get multiplayer to work? So far, I only have DSfix installed and working ...
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Steam Game Launch Takes long time

What ever Game I launch from Steam it shows up the dialog Preparing to launch and it gets stuck some times or takes hell lot of time. It wasnt happening previously ! Is there a fix for this ?
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Bought game on Steam, but it's not in my Library

I bought a game on my dad's chrome book yesterday on steam and it told me to check my library for the games I bought, but they are not showing up. Do I have to buy them again? Or is there a way to ...
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How to enable 60 fps in Alice Madness Returns?

I heard that the PC version of the game is locked by default on 30 fps (max). But there is a way to unlock that flaw. However, I didn't find a proper instructions for that anywhere I've looked. Is it ...
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What are the risks of using Steam Gift Trades?

I got an offer from a stranger to trade a CS:GO weapon skin for a game (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare). What are the risks with this trade? Can he request his game back? Could this game be ...
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Are historic Steam playtime stats available?

I know that Steam tracks certain stats related to the amount of time I've played games in my library. The stats that I'm aware of are: Time of my current session Time spent playing a game over the ...
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How can a game have both Full and Partial Controller suport?

When looking at the game Scourge: Outbreak I noticed that it features both "Partial Controller Support" and "Full controller support". At first I thought maybe if a game has full support, it must ...
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How to automatically heartbeat a TF2 listen server?

I am running a listen server from time to time to play with friends, i get annoyed that in order for the server to be lsited on the internet i have to manually "map " in the console. Is there a way to ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Steam game audio doesn't change to Traditional Chinese

I have tried changing the game audio settings of Portal to Traditional Chinese with no luck. Only subtitles seem to change, and that is after changing the language settings of the Steam client. The ...
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How do you force Steam to use a different account for each Windows user account on the same machine?

I just built a PC because my son wants to play PC games. I installed Windows 7, and created 2 user accounts, one for each of us. Within my Windows user account I installed Steam, and downloaded some ...
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What determines how many gems a game's backgrounds, emotions, and cards will give?

Backgrounds and emoticons for a particular game on Steam are all worth the same number of gems, as are its cards. What determines how many gems a game's community items and cards are worth?
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Can I transfer games from my friends steam account to mine? [duplicate]

I bought Garry's Mod, and it's currently a 2 gb download. I have poor wifi, so I want to know if I can transfer Gmod from my friend's account to mine. He has Gmod on Steam as well. Is it possible with ...
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Transfer steam without games

I want to transfer the steam app from my pc to HD, then to another pc. is it possible since my profile is saved to it?
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What advantages do I gain from playing a game through Steam?

As the title states, what are the advantages to having a game on your Steam account versus having the game outside of Steam (especially for MMORPG games)? Take Rift for example. Rift recently became ...
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How to add a command line argument to a steam game?

I have Vampire Bloodlines, and it doesn't start by executing the "vampire.exe" file. Can't find Steam I would like to add a -window argument to it, to start in the windowed mode, but the only ...
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Replays

I am running a dedicated server for Team Fortress 2 and I have SourceMod installed. I would like to include replay support, which is presently almost functional. By almost functional I mean that it ...
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Can't add friends in Steam

When using a browser, I can't add any friends because it gives me the error: Error adding friend. Please try again. I have Steam open in the background. I would add them in the client but the ...
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Town of Salem Steam Download Corrupted

I downloaded Town of Salem on Steam today and once it finished downloading I opened it and it said "Adobe AIR The installation of this application is damaged. Try re-installing or contacting the ...
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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 are the Gem values worked out?

In the Steam Auction, every Steam item (card, booster pack, background and emoticon) has a gem value, which is awarded when the item is "recycled" (user clicks the Turn into Gems... button). How is ...
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Is there a way to move my Steam games to a new Xbox 360?

I recently got a new Xbox 360 and I was wondering if there is a way to move my Steam games (specifically Assassins Creed, Half-Life, Portal) to the Xbox hard drive. Perhaps I could redeem them for a ...
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Steam is stopping all of its downloads

For some reason, Steam just wants to procrastinate with the downloads. Everything I click the "Download" button, this happens: The status changes to "Downloading...", Then a split second later, it ...
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How do I launch Sid Meiers Civilization 5 to play in offline mode?

I have just installed Civ 5 from Steam. Is it possible to play it offline (without connecting to the Internet?) If yes, How?
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why do I get messages from [Unassigned] and how do I remove them from my notifications?

I get these empty messages from a person called [unassigned] with no steam profile and I can't seem to remove the notification from steam. Is there any way to delete these?
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What are steam gems?

So after reading THIS post on arqade i wondered what steam gems were. I've never heard of steam gems before. What are the uses of steam gems? Are they some kind of currency? What do steam gems do? ...
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Steam ID of Games: Fixed or Random?

So I'm creating a simple bat script to move Terraria Maps to a specific Dropbox Folder, and I've added a few more funcionalities than just moving the map from the Dropbox Folder to the PC folder and ...
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Steam/Tf2 crash

After the last Team Fortress 2 update, i can't exit steam, i can't play the game, i can't uninstall the game and it seams like my account is gone: when they ask for account information(username and ...
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Is it possible to put a Steam game onto a USB drive and have it work without a direct way to install Steam?

At my school programing class, our teacher encouraged us to gather other types of video game design software to allow us to make more complex games, instead of just the base Greenfoot and Bluejay ...
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Help with Steam game files [duplicate]

I got and installed Steam a few months ago in my system drive. And then I got a backup of Dota 2 and installed it. It was fine till a month ago before my lap top got broken. With passing problems and ...
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Get steam to realize I have games already installed

I uninstalled and re-installed steam. I didn't uninstall my games, and they still exist on my hard drive (I checked). I have an SSD and a HDD, and to save space I install programs (including steam) ...
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How do you change your Steam status, settings etc. from a shortcut?

I would like to use RocketDock to change things like my status and open things like the Friends window. I'm trying to create a Steambox of sorts with a heavily modified Windows 7 install, so I don't ...
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Settings changes not persisted after exiting and restarting Steam [closed]

I go onto Steam, open Settings, remove "Run Steam when my computer starts", and then exit. But then I come back, and none of the settings were changed. Please provide something I could do.
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How to downgrade game bought on steam?

I bought a game on steam (sins of a solar empire: rebellion) and I was using a mod for the game. Now all of a sudden I turn on the computer and start the game and it says that the game automatically ...
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Can't log in due to Steam Guard and an inactive email account, what now?

I am unable to log into my Steam account as I do not have access to my email account for the Steam Guard verification process. I have raised a ticket but have not received a reply from Steam Support ...
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Download Portal 2 authoring tools without Portal 2 installed

Is it possible to install the Portal 2 authoring tools without Portal 2 installed. Otherwise, would it be fool steam into thinking I have? The reason I'm asking is that I have Portal 2 installed for ...
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How to read Steam play time hours when they are in decimal format?

In Steam the play time of a person is displayed in a decimal formatted number such as 0.5 hours or 21.9 hours. what is the significance of the number after the decimal point? And how should these ...