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Can I activate the Trackmania 2 Steam Key on Maniaplanet?

Is it possible to activate the Key on Maniaplanet if I bought Trackmania 2 on Steam?
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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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Is there an easy way to be notified of a greenlit game showing up in the store?

When I find an interesting game on Steam Greenlight, I always make sure to follow it. For some reason, I was under the impression that I would surely be notified in some manner when and if the ...
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Steam won't work

My computer was reformatted but the when I try to open Steam now it gives me this message Steam failed to load StartSteamEngine(0x1bf598) failed with error 1. Unable to write to the current ...
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Subscribing to mods in Steam Workshop does nothing

I've had Civilization 5 for a year or so now and every time I wish to add a mod I go in and click the "Subscribe" button and nothing happens. So if anyone has had this problem can they tell me how to ...
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How long does a Booster Trooper guest pass last?

I just added Booster Trooper to my library on Steam, and received six guest passes. Each pass says This pass only gives you access to the full version of this game for a limited time period. ...
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Can I buy DLC for Games I do not own the Steam Version of?

If I have a normal version of a game (in this case Rome : Total War/ Rome : Total War Barbarian Invasion) and I want a DLC (Rome : Total War Alexander) from Steam, will it work with my other games ...
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How can I view my purchased DLC for my game on Steam? [duplicate]

Is it possible to view all of my purchased DLC for a given game on Steam? I want to know which expansions I've already bought, and pulling up the game's DLC page lists all DLC without indicating which ...
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Confusing information on Steam regarding version of Settlers 7

The page in the steam store for Settlers 7 Deluxe Gold Edition says it includes all the DLC content The Deluxe Gold Edition includes the original game fully patched and complete DLC content, plus ...
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Civ V GOTY edition soundtrack download on Mac

Where does the Game Of The Year edition Civilization V soundtrack get downloaded on Mac? I looked at this question and from it deduced that the equivalent location on the Mac would be ...
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How to download a Steam game without DLCs?

I bought The Binding of Isaac together with the soundtrack, and now when I want to download it to another PC, instead of the binary Steam also downloads the soundtrack, increasing the download size. ...
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In Steam, why are some DLC shown as separate entries and some are not?

Why is there a difference on how DLC content is shown on Steam? While some DLC is only shown under a "DLC" tab after clicking on "properties" (1), other DLC are shown separately as new game entries ...
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Does Steam version of RAGE contain Sewer Missions?

I have not encountered any Sewer Missions on job boards while playing through RAGE. The Wiki only describes the Wasteland Sewer Missions as X360 DLC. However in game properties in Steam I can see ...
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Is is possible to delete DLC from Steam?

Is there any way of removing DLC (Downloadable Content) from a game in Steam? In particular, I want to remove the two map packs from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as playlists are segregated ...
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How can I move Steam games to another disk?

How can I tell Steam to put games on another disk? They are currently on C: but I'm getting a little short on space.
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Why is steam wrong in its game count?

Referring to this image, steam says I have 11 games in total and 10 installed. However, if you count them (Yes, I have counted them a million times.), you get 12 total and 11 installed. What's wrong? ...
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How can I get steam to recognize existing game files (Far Cry 3)? [duplicate]

I've downloaded Far Cry 3 through the steam account on my laptop, then copied the files to the Steam account on my desktop PC. I've put the game folder into the common files folder, just as I always ...
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Arma 2 CD Key Problems

So, my Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead of steam is banned (battleye/cd key ban). If I buy Arma 2 Arrowhead and Dayz on the humble bundle then add it onto steam, will it reset my cd key to the one I just ...
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How can I get sweetfx to work with The Witcher?

Tried to run the first Witcher (EE, via Steam) using sweetfx and the "configurator", but I'm seeing no difference. I have successfully used it previously with Assassin's Creed 3. I installed it on ...
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Dark Souls - cannot log in on GFWL without entering product key that is already registered

I have installed Dark Souls from Steam, and try to play it online, but is asked to log in on GFWL. I have an account, on which Dark Souls is registered, but in order to log in, it keeps asking me to ...
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What is the ideal setup for multiple Steam accounts on one computer, including guests?

I live in a house with multiple gamers. We are considering installing Steam on our HTPC and using it like a sort of gaming console. There are a few ways to approach this, and none of them seem ideal. ...
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How does the Steam downloading scheduler work?

I'm a little confused how the Steam Download Restrictions work. It says there's an option to "Limit auto-updating schedule" and to pick a time, and then an option to limit bandwidth to various speeds. ...
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Having trouble getting Steam Terraria running in Linux

I followed the instruction here to run Terraria on my Fedora install, and when I went to install .NET 4, it said it was already installed. I deleted the registry node, as the instructions say, but it ...
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Is there any way to prevent Steam from signing me out when I access Steam's messaging features through a third party app?

I like being able to use Steam Chat from my Mobile Device. I usually do this through the imo.IM app, because it also works with my various other messaging services and I find it convenient and ...
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What is the procedure to report a bug/crash about a Steam game?

I've some games that crashes in Steam, but I can't find to whom I should report the bug. Should I go to the developer's page or to some obscure Steam form?
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Can I transfer my dota2 account invite to another account?

Now I have two steam account, bombess and bombless. I received a dota2 account invite email and click the link I received when I was using my steam account bombess. So now bombess got the gift. But I ...
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How many friend slots do you start off with, and how many do you get per Steam level?

According to What use are Steam Trading Cards?, additional Steam levels grants extra friend slots. Given that I have as many Steam friends as there are fingers on my hand, I didn't realize there was a ...
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How to get the Steam Workshop to work with “Civilization V” for a Mac?

I currently own Civilization V, (not the Gods & Kings expansion,) and have the latest version of it and have subscribed to several items on the Steam Workshop, but when I start-up the game, none ...
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Does Steam store my savegames?

if I install a Steam game on another computer, will my progress from my first computer be available immediately? Or is this game dependent? If not, what's the best way to transfer the progress?
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Can I purchase a gift certificate online for steam that is NOT associated with a specific game? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a repeat question - I didn't see it on the steam FAQ or other questions on here. I'd like to purchase a gift certificate for someone on steam and let them choose which game they ...
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Steam Trading Cards error “Cookies have been disabled”

I have had a few TF2 regular and foil trading cards and I want to sell them before they expire, however every time I try to sell them, a error prompt pops up saying "There was an error in selling your ...
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Shutdown resets my steam downloads

Whenever I download a game and before it's finished, if I shutdown my computer, the download gets reset and I have to download the whole thing again. Can someone tell me why this is happening and if ...
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Can I buy DLC for a game I don't have installed?

Lets say I got a game in my Steam library but I don't have it installed. Can I still buy DLC for it, though? For example, I have Empire: Total War, but I don't have it installed. Now, I'd like to ...
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Stop Steam Sync Permanently

While playing games via Steam, at the exit of the game Steam wants to "Sync" something. I guess it is game saves. I am in a low bandwidth environment where it takes for ever for Steam client to ...
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Can I find out what data is in the Steam Cloud for my games?

Out of idle curiosity I'm interested to know what files the Steam Cloud contains for my games. Is there anyway of seeing this information, either via a Valve website or an application that maybe uses ...
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Is anyone having the “Cannot copy SteamNew.exe to Steam.exe” problem on Steam?

It's happening to me since the last update and I'm unable to play any game. When I click the Steam icon, it opens the "Updating" bar, which sits at 0%. Then, the app closes, a second Steam app ...
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How do I find the ID for a game on Steam?

Every game on Steam has a different Game ID (also known as App ID). For instance, looking on my own computer, Portal has an ID of 400, and FTL: Faster Than Light is 212680. How do I find this ID for ...
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Do you lose the respective trading cards when uninstalling a steam game?

These days I want to uninstall some games to get more space for the new ones. I have earned some trading cards playing those games I want to uninstall, but I don't know if uninstalling will make me ...
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How do I make Steam stop broadcasting my activity to everyone? [duplicate]

First off, I don't even know why this option is on by default. It makes no sense. Anyway, I'd like my friends not to be notified when I log in, log out, and, most importantly, start playing some ...
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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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Is there any way to stop Steam downloading updates?

How can I get Steam to stop downloading updates automatically as soon as an update is released for a game like CS:S? It's just that I am running on mobile broadband at the moment and Steam loves to ...
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Where did my screenshots go?

I was playing a Steam game yesterday and remember taking a Steam screenshot with the F12 key. I distinctly remember the "shutter" sound and the Steam popup which appeared with the small version of the ...
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How do I install shared games using the Steam Family Sharing feature?

Alright, so I signed up for the Steam Family Sharing Beta. I followed the instructions to share my games on my family member's computer. I now see "BlueRaja's games" under their account. But, when ...
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How can the Steam first time setup be run without starting the game directly afterwards?

Since the incredibly fascinating (re-)installation of some DirectX and VC-Redistributable files takes a bit longer than I'm willing to stare at my screen, I'd like to be able to do something else, ...
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Microvolts on Steam came with 'XTrap'. Is it safe? [duplicate]

Is XTrap Safe? My little brother downloaded Microvolts surge from steam and got it. Is it a virus? Can it get me a virus? All I know that it is anti-cheat, but that's it. Will it add tracking cookies, ...
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Splinter Cell: Conviction (from Steam) on OS X crashes on load

I'm trying to play Splinter Cell: Conviction on a Mac and it crashes on first load. Remedies tried: Reinstall Steam Reinstall game (delete local content then redownloaded) The last Console ...
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GTA 4 will not progress past loading on Steam

I have had the game for awhile, I can get it started up, and I can see the main menu, but, when I hit play it just scrolls through the characters endlessly. Is there any way to fix this problem? ...
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Steam Error-118 [duplicate]

Last night I was trying to sell cards and level up when steam crashed. I could not get to the store or anything, and when it crashes it says,"Error Code: -118 Unable to connect to server. Server may ...
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Why does Mumble interfere with Steam?

Why does Mumble require me to close Steam or Chrome on Setup? What does it change within Steam that makes it necessary and why does it touch it at all?
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How can I collect all the Snow Globe Trading Cards with many restrictions on my account?

Since I'm home for Christmas I was interested in buying some steam games to fill my library. My account was basically unused as I made it over 1 year ago with the same intentions but never got around ...