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Adding RCT3 to Steam

I just found out that Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Platinum was added to Steam. I bought the game years ago, and unfortunately lost the disk. Is there any way to add RCT3 to Steam w/o the disk?
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Planetside 2 UI isn't loading strings (names) properly - corrupt file not being fixed (Steam)

When I load up the game, I see ##UI.Play, ##UI.Settings, ##UI.Exit, etc in place of the correct Play, Settings, and Exit. In game, I get "Error" for weapon names or "weaponID.string not found" etc ...
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“One registered product” on Steam?

On the Steam badges, at the bottom it says "For having at least one product registered" but there's no "View Details" or anything to click on. It's greyed out, which sounds like I don't have this ...
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I've subscribed to an item on Steam Workshop - how do I download it?

Now that the Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative is out, I've been looking at some of the available maps, but I'm not sure how to actually download them. I've gone into an author's or collection's ...
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Steam “CMultiFieldBlob” Error Mac OS X

Steam on my Mac is giving me the error *SteamStartEngine(0xbfb334f0) failed with error 1: CMultiFieldBlob(pSerialized) : Bad field -extends past end of blob. I have tried the terminal command, which ...
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Is it possible to make Team Fortress hats on a Linux box? [closed]

I have an idea for a cool hat that I would like to make and all the tutorials I see are based on having Windows but I use Linux (Arch Linux distro) only. So my question is if it is possible to make ...
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Installing AVP 2010 without Steam

The initial install of AVP 2010 worked fine with Steam. After reinstalling the OS and downloading and installing Steam, I can't install AVP 2010 from disc again . I don't want to download the game ...
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Playing CS GO with same Steam ID [closed]

I have bought CS:go , I installed it on my laptop and i do play it. But now i want to play it with my friends . Can i just copy the same steam folder from my Laptop to there laptop, and then play on ...
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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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How do I disable or hide the big picture mode option on steam?

The steam big picture mode is really annoying on my desktop. Because of its location (right below the useful min/max/close buttons), and right above the "Friends" item in the right click menu, ...
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Is the contents of a Mann Co. Supply Crate set before it is opened?

The only items I can market are Mann Co. Supply Crates. And, if I have a look at the description of the crate, I can see a list of possible items: Does this mean that if I try to open the crate a ...
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How do I open a Mann-Co Supply Crate?

I just received a Mann-Co Supply Crate from the TF2 random drop system -- but it says it's locked. I see that a key is available for purchase in the TF2 Store (for $2.50), but I have no interest in ...
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Why do older games play on my new machine if I buy them from Steam but not if I install from the original disc?

My question is why do some older games (actual physical disc version) not play on newer operating systems, but if you purchase digital download version, say from Steam, it plays fine? For example, ...
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Do people on Steam see my non-steam games?

I have been adding some friends in Steam and I'm thinking if they only see Steam installed games.
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How to use multiple Steam accounts without re-entering passwords?

I'd like to switch between two Steam accounts (from the same windows user account) without having to re-enter their passwords. So basically I am trying to write a batchfile which takes care of the ...
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How do time limited games work on Steam

How do the limited timed games on Steam works? For example, I downloaded Saint's Row on Steam which is free for 2 days. If I finished the download on the first day, will my game be unplayable on the ...
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How can I find out if I own a game or if I'm just playing during a free weekend?

I buy lots of games during Steam sales. Oftentimes, they live in my library for months before I get around to playing them (curse you, Skyrim). Just now, I installed Civilization 5. "Cool", I ...
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Can I add Defiance to my Steam account?

I've purchased Defiance, and I'm familiar with adding external games to Steam. My question is, can I add Defiance to my Steam account where I would be able to download it from Steam directly? I did ...
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What does RoW mean on a Steam pre-purchase?

I want to pre-purchase some game on Steam, and it lists Pre-Purchase (RoW) after the game name. What does that mean? Below is an example:
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How does Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) work?

Many Source engine games are run on servers that are "VAC-Secured". How does the VAC really work? What is it looking for? If it finds something "bad", what does it do? Is there any way a user can ...
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In sites such as Steamtrades, how do you know if the 'key' that you are buying is from RU CIS or the ROW version?

I actually wanna buy Bioshock Infinite from Steamtrades, but am scared of getting scammed. Don't want a Russian version obviously. How do I know if it's a legit English version of the game? Is there ...
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Is it possible to receive a gift on Steam and put it in your inventory if you already own it?

I own Portal. As part of the sale that's going on, there is a lot of trading going on. I am trying to get a few things together to make a trade with another person. A person sent me Portal via ...
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Steam again starting game download after installing Rage

I bought Rage from an online store yesterday. I activated the game and its DLCs (Anarchy Edition and Sewer Missions). After activation the game showed the popup: Game already registered. And ...
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Steam Menu Doesn't show games?

Sometimes, when I right click on Steam in the system tray, I see my games. Sometimes I don't. This is very strange, and annoying because I cannot access my games without opening Steam. For example, ...
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Settings are not being applied in Homefront

I am playing HomeFront on the PC with all the latest updates from Steam and I have this problem where the changes I make in the graphics menu just before starting the game is not applied when I am ...
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How do I get the Steam library view to open on “Installed”?

Whenever I fire up Steam for the first time after a reboot, the library view defaults to "All Games". My list of games is far too long for this, and every time I fire it up I switch it to "Installed" ...
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Team Fortress 2 Beta Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 with an updated version of Steam installed. I recently downloaded the Team Fortress 2 Beta to this Mac and then removed it via Steam's "Delete Local Game Content." ...
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“Mastering / crushing / playing” Steam game info for Borderlands 2

If you try viewing game info of a person playing Borderlands 2, it will show you "Mastering 1-52", "Crushing 1-9" or "Playing 1-11" and also "Dominating". The first number means the playthrough ...
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If I buy Arma 2 through Steam will I be able to install it on multiple computers?

I'm about to buy Arma 2 through Steam, and I just want to make sure I'll be able to download it on both my dad's and my mom's computers to play. Can I or do I have to pick one?
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Download CS:GO server without redownloading entire game

I'm trying to setup a home CS:GO server, but I want to do it without redownloading the entire game. I'm using Steamcmd to download the server and I've had a look at the files which it is downloading, ...
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Completely unable to use the Steam client

I am on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. I am unable to use the Steam client at all. The problem began when I loaded Steam today and went to my Library tab--it caused the client to crash. I do not have ...
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Do I collect steam trading cards in HL2: Episode 2 or only in the base HL2?

I played HL2: Episode 2 for about an hour but no steam trading card dropped. Do I have to play the base HL2 to get cards or are they also dropping in Episode 2?
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How to play Terraria without Steam?

I'm trying to play Terraria without initializing Steam but it is not working it displays Please launch the game from your Steam client Is there a possible way to do it?.
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How can I fix a loading screen crash in Grand Theft Auto IV?

I have a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam. When I start it, everything is fine: it loads and I can press "Play". However, the game crashes straight to the desktop—without any error message—about 5 ...
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Is there a quick way to delete saves off of the steam cloud?

I've been playing a Endless Space for a while now, and I've got quite a few saves saved up... Any way I can clean house and mass delete the ones I no longer need?
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Is it possible to limit the download bandwidth used by Steam?

Is it possible limiting the download bandwidth used by Steam in some way? When I am downloading a game it greatly speed down or even block all internet activities in my house.
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How can I make Steam launch in Big Picture mode?

I am in the process of building myself a Steam Box - a PC running Windows 8 and Steam that is going to be plugged into my TV without a keyboard and mouse attached. The only form of input plugged into ...
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Overlord: Raising Hell does not start from Steam

When clicking "play" on Overlord: Raising Hell in the Steam library the game won't run. When you choose "Play Overlord Raising Hell", the game does not start and exits without an error. When you ...
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Is “Overlord: Raising Hell” for the PC a standalone expansion?

For some Steam games, like Titan Quest, the expansion is really just an addon to the original game, and includes all the original content plus more. Thus, even though the game and its expansion are ...
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What is the difference between sharking and lowballing?

I've heard of these two terms, and I know they're both somewhat correlated with scamming. What are differences between these two?
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Installing Black Mesa through Steam

A friend told me Black Mesa has been "Greenlighted" for distribution on Steam. I also read somewhere that it's free and requires the Source SDK that comes bundled with some Valve games. I'm searching ...
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Is there a way to bypass the Steam region lock?

I want to check out a game but when I view it from Steam, it says: "This item is currently unavailable in your region" Is there a way to go around this limitation? Not simply by using a proxy to ...
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Skyrim achievements are locked although I've completed them

There are 3 achievements which are still locked in my profile although I've completed the quests required by them: Blood Oath, Taking Care of Business and One with the Shadows. Is there a way to ...
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How can I get the 'Moustachio' achievements in Left 4 Dead 2?

There are two achievements related to 'Moustachio' in Left 4 Dead 2. These are the descriptions: Gong Show - Prove you are stronger than Moustachio. Stache Whacker - Prove you are faster than ...
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DOTA2 keeps forgetting my region

When ever I launch DOTA2 I have to reset the region, however I didn't have to do this on my laptop? Any ideas what maybe causing this? (I don't use any autoexec options)
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Can you make steam not take dumps when Dota 2 crashes?

Everytime Dota 2 crashes steam makes memory dumps and they're placed in the C:\Program Files\Steam\dumps. Now my problem is that my HDD space is pretty low now, and each "dump" file is a bit over 1 ...
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How accurate are the Steam playtimes?

Within Steam you can look at how much playtime you have for each game. It says that I have 73 hours of playtime for Anno 2070. I would have guessed that I would have somewhere around 10. Could this ...
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How can I get Steam to recognise Black Mesa when installed on another partition?

I just downloaded Black Mesa, and when installing it I tried to install it in the Steam folder on another partition instead of the default one in Program Files, in D:\Steam\SteamApps\sourcemods\BMS ...
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Green Screen on Counter Strike on Linux Min

Good evening fellows, I've downloaded the Linux version of Steam and I've downloaded CS 1.6. After testing the game, I downloaded another game that didn't even load. After this, I tried to play CS ...
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Skip TF2 file validation in Steam

Steam want to validate the cache of Team fortress 2, everytime I launch it, pretty darn irritating. Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD) Any way to skip it? P.S:-It is nowhere related to HDD ...