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Limitations of running a dedicated server from a virtual machine in Steam?

What are the limitations one will come across when running a dedicated server from with a virtual machine on Steam?
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Can I tell Steam which monitor to open a game on?

I have two monitors and Windows 7. Is it possible to tell Steam to open a game on my second monitor instead of the main monitor? If that's not possible through Steam itself, is there some other way ...
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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.
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How do I change my name in CS:GO?

I'm trying to create a mini montage on CS:GO by using GOTV and my old Steam name shows up in-game. How can I get CS:GO to use my current Steam name?
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not receiving Next level after completing 170th level [on hold]

I have completed 170th level many times but yet m not getting 171 level,why? help
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How to download a pre-updated Steam

After installing Steam, it demanded an update of 127 MB. But I don't have an Internet connection. So can I download a pre-updated Steam from any other computer which has an Internet connection?
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What game is this Steam background from?

I was sent a link to a Steam profile background and I want to buy the background, but I can't for the life of me figure out what game it's from. If anybody knows the game it's from and/or has a ...
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Unable to connect to source game servers requiring steam servers

I've tried to connect to servers for games like Garry's Mod, Dota 2, CS:GO and none of them have worked I get a error message like this: I've tried port forwarding, virus scanning, disabling ...
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Installed GTA 5 Steam version greyed out, Discovering Existing Files, then completely redownloads game?

Yesterday I was playing GTA5 Steam Version just fine, today the "Grand Theft Auto V" font-color in my Steam Library isn't white anymore just greyed out, also the Installation button returned, all ...
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Disable Steam Guard email, but not phone guard?

I feel like the texts are a much more secure way to get the code, rather than my email. Anyone can access my email but my phone is always with me. I also dont like anyone having a chance to see my ...
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What does “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” do?

I realize that many times when there is an issue with a game on Steam, it can be solved with "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". But, what exactly does this do? I tried running Darksiders and it gave ...
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Looking for specific mmo game [on hold]

The game that i am looking for (i dont know if that kind of game is in existence), its a MMO game in which equipment it is primarily obtained and crafted from creatures parts (for PC). For instance, ...
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How do I launch Dota 2 straight into Reborn using a shortcut?

I made a shortcut on the desktop to open Dota: steam://rungameid/570 I found the GameIDs for the betas as follows: 571, 572, 573 and tried them in the launch shortcut but they do not work. How do ...
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What costume am I missing?

I have the PC version of Arkham Knight, preordered from Steam with the season pass and this missing gap is killing me and my OCD. I have already 200% the game, logged in with WBPlay, got 3 stars on ...
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If I buy a shared game, will it stop being shared?

A friend of mine is sharing a game with me on Steam, which I will happen to be buying for myself later on. But, when I buy/activate the game on my library, will it be replaced with the shared one or ...
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How to make Steam not count some games towards “Avg. Game Completion Rate”?

In Steam, some of the Showcases show the Avg. Game Completion Rate. This takes into account the percentage of achievements you have in average of all your games. Is there any way to make it not ...
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Why does Modern Warfare 3 download twice on Steam?

MW3 appears to be downloading twice on Steam. First, single player which is downloading 14GB (which is currently at ~7GB). I'm hoping it will download multiplayer too, but it's not, and I have to ...
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Why Doesn't my steam browser auto log me in on the steam store

Basically what happened is I launch steam then I click store and it doesn't load steam doesn't auto log me on, how do I fix this?
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Can I launch Fallout: New Vegas via Fallout 3's launcher on Steam?

I have Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 3 on steam and I want to try TTW mod (F3 into new vegas)That mod is for Fallout: New Vegas and I would like to know if there is any way to start falloutnv.exe ...
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Search steam store by full audio language

I am trying to filter all games in the steam store by full language audio. Steam makes it easy to search for games with interface translations but I cannot find a way on the steam site nor any ...
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Gaining items after a match

Are there any condition to when or what items will be given to a player at the end of a match? Or is this pure luck base, or in my case un-luck based, since i played about 20 matches i often see 4 or ...
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Can I throw away contents of my Steam Inventory?

I have a number of items in my Steam inventory that are never going to get used; for example, some AirMech 2 "gifts" that are marked as NO LONGER VALID. Is there some way to get rid of them so I ...
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Why is Steam only showing me “Buy” instead of “Play” option for a game shared via Family Sharing?

I thought the whole point of family sharing was so that multiple copies of the game didn't have to be bought. I have no problem downloading the game, but instead of "Play", my only option once it's ...
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Facebook account already linked to another steam profile

I have created a new Steam account and made new purchases. The problem is, I can't link my Facebook account to it because it has already been linked to another Steam account. I don't remember ...
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Why Can't I Trade anything from inventory [closed]

Whenever I go to trade with someone my inventory doesn't show up and so I can't trade. ps: I already fixed the settings on my account to trade.
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Fallout 3 - GOTY get CD key from steam for windows live / change lanugage [duplicate]

I have Fallout3-GOTY (steam-app #22370) and wish to change the game's language from german to english. My steam-account is configured in english and steam correctly downloads the game in english. When ...
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Is it possible to move a hard drive with Steam games to a new computer?

I've seen a lot of questions asking somewhat the reverse of this question, namely copying games from one PC to another to avoid downloading. My question is can I just remove my entire hard drive from ...
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Install game on another PC using the CD key from Steam?

About 3 years ago I wanted to buy a game called "Magicka" from Steam. But due to some weird issues I couldn't proceed and pay. After waiting serveal hours and restarting the PC a couple of times, I ...
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When do Steam Workshop mods download/sync?

I currently have poor internet for downloading games or anything large (i.e. around 150 KB/s maximum download rate). When I subscribed to a very large Skyrim mod (SMIM) via the Workshop, the mod ...
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Civilization V Steam workshop troubles

So I have two different questions. When I download maps from steam workshop and try to run them there are no options to select the map I had downloaded when browsing maps. What could cause this or ...
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CSGO - Banned competitive or a penalty of a few months / years?

I think I'm banned in competitive csgo, I was wondering when I'm banned, they block the competitive line? or you can throw at it, only without earn points, how it works? why this happened to me only, ...
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Is it possible to make steam detect that I've copy-pasted the dlc into the game folder?

I'm trying to install the DoTA 2 reborn beta by flashdrive from another computer with the beta installed. I copied the "steamapps/common/dota 2 beta" folder, but the DLC did not get detected. How can ...
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I'm locked out of my steam account because mobile authenticator is malfunctioning and my recovery code won't work [closed]

I've been locked out of my steam account for 3 weeks now because my mobile authenticator stopped giving me a code, stating its not the original device. I entered my recovery code I was given on the ...
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VAR issue in Counter Strike Global Offensive

I don't know how to fix this VAR issue, as you can see below the picture it's jumping from 0 ms to even 16 ms or 20 ms and it's causing lag. I tried to lower graphics.Putting NVIDIA to ...
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Steam (Mac) game location

A few months ago, I restored my Mac from a Time Machine backup. Now, when I try to play a game on Steam (Civ 5 for example), Steam does not seem to be aware of the location of the game. I found the ...
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Robocraft client not quitting completely after quitting game

Previously, closing the game window would fully quit the application but now it seems that the process remains active in the background, preventing me from relaunching the game (app already running). ...
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Can I search for a user who has not bought any games?

I want to play Path of Exile with my sister, so she signed up for a Steam Account. However, Path of Exile is a free game and when she tried to add friends she got a message stating she cannot yet add ...
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Weird CoD AW Gold Edition problem PC

Today something very weird happened to me. I played a game of FFA (on a non-DLC map) and I got a supply drop. When I opened it, there was an AE4 inside (I don't know which variant). I wanted to equip ...
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Separate SSD disk for faster gaming?

I have a spare 120GB SSD kicking around and I was wondering if plugging it in and downloading my Steam games to it would have any performance benefit? Currently I have a 240GB SSD with both Windows 10 ...
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Steam starts downloading updates while in-game and ignores throttling limit

I play CS:GO fairly often and that game really requires you to pretty much have a 60 or below ping to be playable. Now, my internet isn't great, but I can usually get that - 30s to 60ish ping range. ...
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How do .NAV bot map navigation files in the Steam Workshop work?

I'm asking because I got these confusing information: This map's description states that the Steam Workshop does not allow including .NAV files and recommends I download a copy from another website, ...
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Patch 1.05 Data folder not found

Steam just updated my game with patch 1.05 on starting the game I'm getting this: There is no such folder :\
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My loadout isn't loading on most of the servers I go to

Most of the servers I go to says that they have lost connection with something (I can't remember) And that includes my taunts, hats and weapons! IS there any way I can fix this?
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Steam World at War modded zombie maps connecting to online

I've recently bought World at War on Steam so that I could play custom modded zombie maps. Though I can play them in single player mode I can not connect to these maps in online multi player mode. ...
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Why is Steam connecting to a network when it shouldn't to?

Earlier today I was trying to reboot my computer to make sure I wouldn't receive some malware from the internet, and during reboot I made sure that my computer was not connected to the internet to be ...
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How to add Minecraft.jar to Steam in Ubuntu

I have created a bin folder in my home directory and put my minecraft.jar in that folder. I then used Steam's "add non-steam game" option and added the minecraft.jar, but when I click play nothing ...
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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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Steam says not enough space even though files are already on my hard drive

I have got gta v on A USB from a friend, I have put in the steams apps, common folder, but when I click install on steam it says not enough disc space. I have a 118 gb computer and I can only just fit ...