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What special markup options are there in Discussions and how to use them?

I noticed some users markup their forum posts to render an interactive object. For example this button will open a trade window with the user: Hovering over these images, will show a detailed ...
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Stop steam opening window when computer starts

Is there a way to enable the "Run Steam when my computer starts" option but have no window appear when I login? This way Steam will start running with an icon the system tray in the bottom right, ...
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Installing mods for Age Of Wonders 3 [on hold]

I'm looking to install some mods for AOW3, new units, maps and such. I've seen some cool ones online and on Steam. Has anyone installed any themselves, have they had any difficulty or is there ...
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Steam transactions

I received an offer for purchase of few of my items on steam. But at the end of the transaction I did not receive the money. How long does it take for the money to get credited to my account? Or what ...
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Disable Steam notifications in-game only

Is it possible to disable Steam notifications (friend logs in, messages you, et cetera) in-game, and do so without disabling the community completely? That is to say I can still access Steam in-game - ...
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What happens if I buy a game I own on Uplay, on Steam?

If I own a game, which requires Uplay, on Uplay, and buy the same game later on Steam, what will happen? Here are a few of my thoughts of possible outcomes. Will I get a key from Steam, which I ...
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Can I still play games that have been removed from Steam?

As Steam gets more remastered titles (e.g. Metro Redux, Sleeping Dogs, etc.), their older counterparts are no longer available to buy on Steam (presumably to entice people to actually buy the ...
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Can I stop the Steam Android app from logging in each time a game on my wishlist is on sale?

I have the Steam App installed on my Android phone. I also have a few games on my Steam Wishlist. Everytime a game on my wishlist is on sale, the Steam App logs into my account. It won't open or ...
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How many levels are there for Steam Trading Card badges?

With the new Steam Trading Cards, I decided to craft the badge for CS:GO. I got this: I then noticed that this is only a level 1 badge, and there was a level 2 badge to get. So I crafted it too: ...
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Steam thinks it's running in compatibility mode

I tried to start up Steam, but it says it is currently set to run in compatibility mode. I checked under Properties but compatibility mode is not enabled. I looked at settings for all users, but ...
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Are Dark Soul's Steam servers VAC secured?

Now that Steam has liberated us from the icy clutches of GFWL, does anybody know if the new servers are VAC secured or not? Being able to try out different builds and theorycrafting was a pretty big ...
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Steam PlayOnLlinux-based custom shortcut

I'm trying to create a custom Steam Library shortcut for a PlayOnLinux game. The problem is that, even without the --run option, PlayOnLinux fails to start. It looks like the Steam does something to ...
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Steam Locked Me Out- Please help!

I tried to log into Steam and it was having trouble connecting. I restarted my PC, thinking it was a connection issue (I get them all the time, no big deal), but restarting it only seemed to make it ...
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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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Is it possible to Idle, and get trading cards?

In order to receive Steam Trading Cards, you must play a game for some period of time. Is it possible to keep the game open as you go run errands, and have the cards when you get back, or do you have ...
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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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Can Steam be closed without losing a download's progress?

Can I pause a download and shut down Steam, then turn off my computer then continue the download the next day without having to start over again?
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What's the effective difference between a Steam Wallet Code and a Steam Gift Card

I read the Steam description of the difference in their knowledge base, but it didn't actually clarify anything for me. In both cases you end up with a code that one can use to add money to one's ...
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Where did my Steam gems go?

I made about 250 gems on Dec. 15. I bid them all on a game with the miniscule possibility that I could get the game. I obviously did not. I thought that would mean that I got to keep those gems 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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Steam Client Is Broken

Okay, this happened completely all of a sudden. This morning, I was getting the "-130" error message even more than normal. That's the one that says Unknown Error, could not connect to the page ...
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Steam Gift Trades - What are the risks

I got an offer from a stranger to trade a cs:go skin (an item in a game) for a game (CoD:AW). What are the risks with this trade? Can he request his game back? Could this game be unavailable in my ...
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How do I unpack or pack large quantities of gems at once?

I just bought a large quantity of gem packs from the Market. How can I unpack them with minimal effort? I have a large quantity of gems to turn into gem packs. How can I pack them with minimal ...
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Half-Life on Steam plays audio from CD while loading

Half-life (steam version) starts playing audio CD in my CD-ROM when game is loading and mostly stops it after game is loaded, but sometimes it plays forever. Is there a setting to prevent it playing ...
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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 see how many gems I bid when I won an auction?

I won an auction in the Steam Holiday Auction yesterday. I want to compare how much I bid with the current bid for the same item. Is there some place I can see how many gems I paid?
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How can I access item details?

Take a look at these: http://steamcommunity.com/economy/item/440/2/1844108053/ http://steamcommunity.com/economy/itemhover/440/2/1844108053/?l=english&o_url=onehitkiller The first one's just ...
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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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Workarounds for playing a game installed from a retail disk without an internet connection to download updates?

I just bought Borderlands 2 on the retail disk strictly so I wouldn't need to download anything off the internet, because I don't have a good internet plan. Turns out, after buying it, when I put the ...
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Remove 'Steam is currently set to be in Offline Mode' dialog

Is there a way to remove or automatically skip the following dialog, which I get because I have steam set to start in offline mode: Steam is currently set to be in Offline Mode. Many features, ...
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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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Having trouble adding a friend

I don't know why, but I can't seem to add someone as a friend. Whenever I click add as friend, it says "Friend invite sent". What doesn't show up is an "invitations sent" listing on my friends list. ...
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Is the “GTA: ELC” entry in my Steam library spam?

Ever since buying a GTA collection on Steam there's an entry in the library called "Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City". I finally tried it today, only to get some [bleep]ing [bleep] about ...
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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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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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Who are the Steam Mascots?

So with the Steam Summer Sale in full swing, I've finally taken notice of the Steam Mascots. Judging by the latest background, the black one, at least, has a name: Cyl. Do the other two have names ...
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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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How do you install the Season Pass for Trials: Fusion on Steam?

I've right clicked on the game in steam, but I didn't see an install option, nor did I see it in the DLC section. The game told me I had to purchase it when I went to addition content, but Steam told ...
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Can Wrye Bash's merge .esp function be used together with Steam Workshop Mod Manager?

I have a ridiculous number of mods active, and I'd like to download more using Steam Workshop (which has better quest mods as compared to Skyrim Nexus). However, I don't know if merging .esps will ...
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Are steam gems / recycling permanent new feature? [closed]

I am wondering whether steam gems/recycling and booster crafting are permanent addition to steam? I know that gems will continue to be useful for booster crafting after auction, but will they work ...
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Access code for steam [closed]

I just got a new computer but forgot the access code so I can log in on this computer. Is there any way i can change it or log in? https://support.steampowered.com/index.php
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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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How to enable Steam overlay while playing Dungeons of Dredmor?

For some reasons I cannot access to Steam overlay and other Steam features (F12->screenshot) while playing Dungeons of Dredmor. Do you know how to fix it? Just to be precise the in-game option in the ...
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TF2: how to stop bots from attacking me

how do I stop bots from attacking? I accidentally typed in nav_generate so I don't know if this affected anything but if yes, how do I reverse it?
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How do I turn all my cards into gems at once?

In order to bid on stuff I need to turn my cards and items into gems, instead of doing it one at a time, is there a way I can turn them all into gems at the same time?
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Where can I see which games are up for auction?

According to the steam holiday auction page, there are 100 copies each of almost 2000 games up for auction. However, I only see 14 games listed on that page. Where can I see all the others?
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What is Steam? DRM?

What exactly is Steam? Isn't it DRM? What can I do with it?
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How can I force Steam to install Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from disk, NOT from web?

I purchased Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a retail disk, and when I install it from disk, Steam is attempting to download the complete game from the internet. I've 512 kbits/s (64 kBps) network, ...
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How do I activate a Steam key?

I bought the Skyrim Legendary edition and it came with a steam code. Where do I enter this Steam code?
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How long does it take for the Steam activation key to activate?

I bought Grand Theft Auto Vice City for my Mac and it gave me an activation key to activate before the game can begin installation. I did this about an hour ago and I wanted to know approximately how ...