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What is the rate the cops grow in The Basement?

So I recently bought the early access basement and it has no tutorial at all. I figured it out pretty quickly though. I still don't understand one thing though. The cops raids grow increasingly as you ...
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Can I disable inbox alerts for new trading cards?

I like how my inbox icon lights up in green when I have new messages or new games from friends; but I'm not interested in trading cards, and it annoys me when after each gaming session I get a bunch ...
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How to sync Steam savegames?

I've been playing a couple of games on my Surface Pro 2 while travelling. When I launched a game on my desktop after I got home, I noticed my savegames did not sync. While I realize Steam couldn't ...
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Are the Steam region locks backwards compatible? Are there any workarounds?

Just recently, there has been an update to Steam's region locking, which affects gifting where games that are region locked can be activated on accounts outside the countries it is locked to, but ...
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Steam game transfer [duplicate]

My previous computer has basically died. And I was wondering if I could transfer all of my steam games onto my new computer? I have re installed steam, and a bunch of my games aren't there to be ...
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Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for save files individually?

Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for each save game separately? I have it on Steam.
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Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
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Steam game download messed up!

So I downloaded the first 12 gigs of NBA2K15 on steam about a week ago. Then yesterday I downloaded the rest. When I finished the download it came up as I had to download it again, saying "update ...
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How can I find my steam ID?

How can I find my steam ID? I haven't bought any games; I am playing a free one. Is the ID only created if I buy a game?
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How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing?

I have many games on Steam and many more I will buy, but I have a problem and I hope you can point me a solution. When I download a game, is it possible to launch and play a single player game under ...
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Auto-Disconnect when playing Counter Strike GO

Is it normal for Steam to randomly go offline if playing CS:GO? It has happened to me a number of times and sometimes I am automatically disconnected from the match I'm playing. My ping is no ...
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Is there a way to redeem Steam games from Steam keys while I'm not on my PC? [duplicate]

I'm going to be away from the country (and from my PC) for a month. However, I'm going to receive some steam keys from a friend sometime next week, and I was wondering if there was a way for me to ...
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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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Does Steam work through Tor or a VPN?

I talked to Steam Support about Steam Offline. I have been told: You can set up your Steam account to run in offline mode prior to connecting to your school's network […] you must allow ...
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What is the maximum damage that can be done in TF2? [closed]

What is the maximum damage that can be done in TF2? (No tf2x10, UberUpgrades, etc.. Just normal TF2). I have several other questions pertaining to damage calculation in TF2, such as how damage ...
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How does the Steam Marketplace work?

After the Trading Card update, I noticed an option that said "sell", and discovered the Steam Market. I was wondering, how does this work? When I clicked "Sell," it took me to a page asking me for the ...
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How does the Angel generation work in the Steam Version of Adventure Capitalist?

I did a search around the internet about this, but the wiki either refers to a totally different version of the game or is just plain wrong. According to the possibly outdated wiki, you get Angels ...
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Can I join my account from another Steam account when I bind it to my Steam account?

I have a Robocraft account that I share with one of my friends, I recently logged in and saw a function to bind the Robocraft account to my Steam Account, if I do that, will my friend be able to join ...
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How to view Borderlands FPS without third party software

I would like to see what my framerate is for Borderlands 2 (steam). However, the only way to do this that I can find on Google, is to install 3rd-party-software (fraps, EVGA monitor...). Right now, I ...
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How to transfer GTA V save files?

How can you transfer your save files from one computer to another? I can't find any function on Social Club or steam.
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Steam Trading Error - “This trading session has expired.”

How can I fix this issue? Sometimes I find that when I try to trade with anyone, before the screen loads, this error message pops up. I'm not using Steam Beta.
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Accidentally deleted steam download files

I am currently downloading a game on Steam. I accidentally deleted some files in the downloading folder under steamapps but the download ran normally. Would the missing downloading folder files have ...
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Can I turn off the new item notification? [duplicate]

Once in a while, I get new trading cards from playing games. I am really not into the whole Steam trading card thing, and the constant green notification icon in the top right corner, both in the ...
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Why does the Steam Market keep delisting my items?

I sell Mann Co. Crates on the Steam Market, putting up 20-30 at once every now and then (I have probably 120+ on the go right now). Every now and then, Steam takes my oldest bunch of crates, removes ...
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Why won't Steam use my last library settings on start?

Whenever I start Steam, my library is set to "Games" and displaying a certain game (Racer 8). I then change it to "recent" and play some other game, however after the next reboot it's back to "Games" ...
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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 will happen if I get GTA V from Steam and use the code on an account with GTA V Social Club Edition on it?

I bought GTA V from Rockstar Warehouse, but now I regret that decision. Will I keep my save data / online users if I use the code I get from Steam to activate on my current rockstar account? Also what ...
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Can I contact a Steam user without befriending them?

I've recently received a Steam friend request from someone I think I know, but I am not absolutely sure. Sadly, he has no useful information in his profile page. Is there any way I can get in touch ...
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Is there any way to re-obtain deleted achievement items?

A few months ago, I finally made my first purchase in TF2 and my backpack expanded accordingly. However, during my years as a F2P, I accumulated a large number of achievement items. Since I only had ...
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Is there a way to automatically block level-zero Steam profiles?

Lately, I've been doing a lot of trading on sites like TF2Outpost and backpack.tf, and, within about a minute of bumping my trade, I receive at least 3 friend requests from level-zero private Steam ...
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Why am I getting such low FPS in the Witcher 2?

I bought Witcher 2 during the Steam sales, and I don't know why I get so low FPS... My specs are : MSI GE70 Intel i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz GTX 765M 2Go 8Gb RAM HDD 7200 RPM Low or High presets doesn't ...
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Unplayed games appear in Steam jumplist after reboot

A few days ago I set up family sharing with my brother. Since then, whenever I restart steam, Dota 2 and Dota 2 - English Depot appear at the top of my steam jumplist (both from steam taskbar and ...
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Where are the source shared files since the steam pipe update?

I used to do a little mapping and modding but I had to stop due to real life. Now I'm doing some gmod stuff and I was wondering where the source shared files have gone. The files used to be called: ...
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Move non-steam edition saves to steam edition game?

I want to copy my profile from the non-steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth into my steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth. I found the 3 persistentgamedataX.dat files and copying them over ...
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How to disable play time tracking?

Is it possible to avoid recording the time you play CS:GO on Steam? My friend and I had a deal that we would spend the same amount of time playing it so it would be fair. Now I have like 30 hours more ...
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Is there a way to download Windows games on Steam but for my Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro and all my friends have 40+ games but most of them are for Windows. So is there anyway that I can download them but on my Mac and be able to play them?
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My Steam license agreement when I activate a game is just a list of directories

For about a year, whenever I activated a Humble Bundle game on Steam, it would give me a blank license agreement to agree to. I thought it was slightly odd. Today I got this instead: That's the ...
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“No Steam config online” error when installing Skyrim on PC

I just bought Skyrim on PC and when I try to install it I have to update Steam. When I try, a pop up says "no Steam config online". What does that mean and how do I fix it?
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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...
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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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Logged into Steam to find that all of my games on the D: drive weren't installed; games are still in the folder

Why do my previously installed games appear as no longer installed? When I try to launch them, they pop up with the installation dialogue.
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GTA 4 Win 8.1 social club does load up but when I click play the loading circle shows up for a second or two but nothing happens

Yeah thats all that happens. I bought it on steam digitally. But theres a ReadMe file in the Gta 4 folder and it has a list of downloads. Is that what I need or does it not work for windows 8.1? ...
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How can I get the Steam client to reestablish its connection?

I've been using the Steam client on my MacBook Pro quite a bit lately, and I've come across a rather annoying issue that I hope one of you can help me with. I often put my computer to sleep with the ...
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Progress for individual achievements in Steam?

Is it possible to see progress for individual achievements in Steam? For example in Skyrim, there's the achievement "Delver" (clear 50 dungeons), and we're wondering what number we're at.
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How do I change my Steam username?

My username on Steam is an old e-mail I no longer use. Is there a way to change username?
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Where are Pillars of Eternity portraits located on OSX?

I have some custom portraits downloaded and need to put them in some directory but have no idea where the portrait directory is on OSX (game installed from Steam). I've tried ~/Library/Application ...
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Steam won't allow Black Ops 2 to be downloaded/installed to a separate drive

I just bought Black Ops II on Steam, but I'm having trouble at this point. I saw a similar post on this website about Modern Warfare 3 (I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install ...
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“Failed to find Steam” when starting

I have bought Deus Ex: Game of the Year edition on Steam and I am experiencing an issue that prevents me from playing. When I start the game I immediately get the following error; The game then ...
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Steam library only some dlc and some not

I bought civ v complete edition which includes all dlcs and expansion for civ v. When I look in my library it only shows 2 of the dlcs and the normal coc games. I still have the features from the ...
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Can I uninstall my Steam games but still have the save?

I realize that there was a similar problem to this that was answered, but i want to be safe by asking this. I'm running extremely low on disk space and I'm thinking of buying games because of the ...