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Can I bulk download Steam games?

I have a substantial Steam library, and a new computer with plenty of disk space. I want to queue up all (or most) of my Steam games for downloading. I know I can click on each one in turn, but I ...
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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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How to see what all DLC I have in Max Payne 3?

Recently there was a deal in steam for Max Payne 3 and All its DLC. I purchased the game along with the DLC. Now whenever I try to redeem the code for DLC it always says Redemption code already ...
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How do I copy Steam game files from another PC while the game's still downloading?

So I know (by trying it out) that you can copy Steam game files from one PC to another and make the game run with the copied files. This is a different issue than merely copying game files (which has ...
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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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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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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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Unable to start steam: To run Steam, you must first connect to the Internet

Only a messagebox comes up: "Steam.exe (main exception): To run Steam, you must first connect to the Internet" It worked earlier Other connections are working (http, vpn, skype) Firewall not ...
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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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Is there an easy way to figure out which DLCs have you bought already?

Assume you bought a game on steam and 7 out of 10 DLCs that are available for that game. When you go (in the steam application) to "LIBRARY" -> "game XY" -> "DLC", you get a list of all DLCs that are ...
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Filter out Early Access games from Steam store

Is there a way to configure Steam to filter out early access games from the store? In other words only show non-early access games in the store.
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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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How do I play Portal 2 workshop maps?

I've subscribed to several workshop maps in Portal 2, but when I launch the game, I can't find the maps. I've tried searching on YouTube for answers to this question and all the videos have a menu ...
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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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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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Help reinstalling Skyrim on a different computer

I bought Skyrim and originally installed it on my sisters computer because mine was not present. I now have my computer back and I have been trying to install it again on this pc, but when I type in ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to get down the streets in Chapter 4?

In Chapter 4, just after killing four guys in some wrecked building, Passos yells from a balcony that "there is a way down the street." But the guy isn't moving and he's blocking the way out. The ...
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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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How do cards work with family sharing beta - can I earn cards for games I don't own?

Under normal circumstances, you can't earn cards for demos or free-to-play games you haven't paid for, to prevent abuse. But how does this work with the new family sharing feature? If my brother ...
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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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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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Why is the Team Fortress 2 install so huge?

I notice that Team Fortress 2 is almost 10 gigs when downloaded via Steam. Why is that? Since the game's graphics are very simplistic, and I assume there's not like an hour-long 1080p movie embedded ...
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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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How do I change the visibility of my Steam screenshots in batch?

The screenshot manager in Steam allows you to change the visibility of your Steam screenshots, but is there a way to select them all without having to select each of them individually?
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Dota 2 config file in steam gets reset all the time!

I've just started playing dota 2 for a week now and have played LoL for a year. I've researched some stuff about binding and editing the config file. I've found what I wanted to do, however, every ...
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Redeem keys without downloading

Related to Bulk activate product keys in Steam, I have the same problem with a lot of bundles (Humble Bundle is no longer a problem, but other sources have given me a crap ton of Steam codes that are ...
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I uninstalled Mount & Blade: Warband, and now it's not in my Steam Library

I uninstalled Mount & Blade: Warband and it said the game would be in my games library to reinstall at a later time, but the game is not there. Does anyone know how to get the game to reinstall ...
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Getting Error When trying to play Counter strike 1.6

Everything was fine, but after a 123 MB update of Steam, I tried to connect to a server and it says "Cannot continue without script events/awp.sc, disconnecting." I get the same for every server. I ...
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Is it possible to queue multiple Steam games for installation in one action?

When you buy multiple games in one purchase from Steam, you have the option to set them all to be installed, and the Steam client automatically queues them all at once. However, Is there a way to do ...
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High ping on local server?

I have been playing America's Army Proving Grounds for quite a while now and I have always played on international server with a ping of 300 to 500 which was very bad and laggy but I had no choice as ...
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Black square when trying to open Steam

I am on Windows 7 and I updated Steam two days ago and it worked fine until today. Now when I click on it a dialog box shows up saying "Verifying Steam Installation" for about 3 seconds then a black ...
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How to play Rayman Legends without Uplay

I bought Rayman Legends on Steam a while ago, but when I launch it via Steam, it automatically launches Uplay (which uses about 6 times as much RAM as Steam, and crashes a lot). Is there any way to ...
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TF2 Black Screen on launch?

Whenever I boot up TF2, I get a black screen but can hear the audio. I am using a Benq external monitor. If I unplug the monitor and use my laptop screen and reboot TF2, it loads fine. I can, however, ...
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Can you use Steam music using only the Steam overlay?

Is there any way other than alt+tab to start playing music? To clarify I can only control music that is already playing from the Steam overlay(not in Big Picture mode). This seems like kind of basic ...
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How do I remove a Steam game from my library?

I like how Steam presents my library to me. However, there is one thing that keeps irritating me every time I open Steam: the Team Fortress 2 Beta. I don't want it, yet it is always in my games ...
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How can I have different Audio output for Steam Voice chat?

I was playing Portal 2 today and I wanted to have in-game audio (environmental sounds) through my main desktop speakers, while having my voice chat output to my headset. I couldn't find the setting ...
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Steam Shortcuts with no Images

Having created a series of shortcuts through the method of properties --> general --> create desktop shortcut I found that some, which I know have icons from installing it on a previous ...
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How to increase Steam account inventory

Recently I created a Steam account, purchased a $1 bundle from https://www.humblebundle.com, and activated the games in this new account. However, this new account only consists of 120 slots. If I'm ...
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Can I transfer my achievements along with my save?

A few days ago I went to a friend's house for a sleepover and he let me play Skyrim. I made a lot of progress. He sent me my saved game via email because I'm buying Skyrim. When I load my saved game, ...
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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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Does GTA 4 retail activate with Steam?

I am thinking of buying a new copy of GTA 4. It says at the top of the box, "Games for windows Live". Does this game come with a code that activates/connects it with my steam account so I can connect ...
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Is it possible to limit the download bandwidth used by Steam?

Is it possible to limit the download rate/bandwidth used by Steam in some way? When I am downloading a game it greatly slows down or even blocks all internet activities in my house.
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I want to sell a non-marketable hat in TF2. Is there any way to go about it? [closed]

I just crafted a SUPER EPIC NEW HAT! Unfortunately I just did it for cash as I've pretty much quit TF2. I wanted to know, how can I get money from this hat?
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How can I integrate my game libraries in Steam and Desura?

I have perhaps 100 games installed in Steam and 50 in Desura. There are even a few duplicates. Other than manually adding shortcuts in Steam to my Desura games (or vice versa), how can I integrate the ...