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I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install MW3 to

I've got an SSD and HDD in my computer. I don't want to install programs where loading time isn't a big issue onto my SSD so I have a Steam library on the HDD but Steam installed on my SSD. When I ...
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How do I use email wishlist notifications?

Debuting with the Winter 2012 Steam Sale is something called "wishlist notifications" which appears to be: We'll let you know by email or through our mobile app when the games on your Wishlist are ...
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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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Why is it not recommended to trade hats for weapons or vice versa?

I've often traded a hat for 4-5 weapons, and afterwards people told me I shouldn't do that, and that it isn't recommended. I wasn't given an explanation. Could anyone shed some light on this? Why ...
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WIll I pay full price on Steam publisher bundles if I already own some of the games?

I was looking today at those great deals on Steam and saw the Steam's publisher bundle deal. Getting like 15 games from Square Enix for $90 is kinda sweet. But my question is if I take that bundle ...
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Can I buy the expansions from Steam if my copy of Sims 3 wasn't bought from Steam?

I already own Sims 3 and Sims 3 Generations after buying them from Best Buy and Walmart. If I want to buy other expansions through the Steam sales, do I have to rebuy these two in order to play them? ...
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Is it possible to send a gift anonymously or at least without them knowing beforehand?

I want to send someone a gift as I may or may not be involved in a secret santa on steam. Ideally I don't want them to know I sent it at all (the secret part) but I guess steam will tell them who ...
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Steam updating game that does not have DRM

At the moment Good Old Games have a special sale that has Witcher 2 enhanced edition. If I get the game there which does not have DRM I don't think it will give me a key to activate it on Steam. So ...
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Can I add Steam keys from Humble Bundles to Steam for Linux?

Steam for Linux is now in open beta, and the most recent Humble Bundle (Humble Indie Bundle 7) is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. If I purchase the current Humble Bundle, am I able to redeem the ...
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Every time my computer starts it fails to connect to Steam… How can I fix this?

Every time I turn my computer on and it gets into Windows, Steam immediately pops up and says it has failed to connect and that I can either retry or start in offline mode. After this, my network ...
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How do I add a game to Steam I've purchased somewhere else? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I register a retail boxed copy of a game with Steam? With the addition of Greenlight to Steam a decent amount of games that were normally purchased elsewhere can now ...
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How do I download a game I traded for?

I traded a player in Team Fortress 2 for a copy of DOTA 2. However, I don't know what to do next. Where do I download the game from? This is a bit confusing as this is my first time trading with ...
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TF2 account not premium anymore and most items not tradable

I didn't log into my second steam account for about a year, and today I discovered that I can only trade limited use items, like keys, duels, paints and tags. All other items are marked as ...
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Can I use DLC from Origin with the base game from Steam?

I have never played Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station, but it no longer appears to be available on Steam. This DLC now only appears to be available on Origin, from what I can see. I own Mass Effect on ...
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How can I move an installed game from one Steam library folder to another?

I use (and have it much bigger) drive D: to store all my user data and games, but I have installed the Steam client on drive C:. When I was installing a first game (Warhammer 40000), I've chosen to ...
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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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Can two people play the same game on the same account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to play two different Steam games on the same account at the same time? I bought the Call of Duty game, but I was wondering if someone else could log into ...
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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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Steam user interface display problem

I've been using steam on windows 8 for a while now and it's been fine. However all of a sudden it's displaying weirdly. The game library has game's screenshots/image background overlapping the game ...
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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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Can I prevent somebody from joining a public group?

Today some jerk joined the Arqade group on Steam and started spamming people with links to a lookalike phishing site. You know, like this but with "store.steampowered.com" instead of "twitter.com": ...
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Why can't I install TF2 in a non-default game library location?

I've set up 2 non-default game library locations. One in C:\Games and the other D:\Games. Steam is installed on C: so I have 2 libraries on C and one on D. When I go to install most games it lets me ...
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Is it possible to get Steam to continue downloading a game while I'm playing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing? This question has been asked before, but it's outdated and the solution no longer applies: How do I continue ...
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Why am I getting «delete of Steam.exe failed, Win32 Error 5 “Access is denied”»?

My PC is running Windows 7. I tried installing Steam. I downloaded the program. When I attempt to run it, it loads about half way and gives me an error message: Steam.exe (main exception): ERROR ...
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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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How do I get Skyrim to redownload Dawnguard and the other DLC if I accidentally deleted it from the data files menu?

I've tried restarting many times and going on "View Downloadable Content" but I don't see an option to tell Skyrim to download it again.
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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 it possible to force Steam to convert all games to 'the new format' in one go?

I just tried to start a game I haven't played in some time, and Steam has informed me that I need to wait for an unspecified period of time while it converts the game data into a 'new, more efficient ...
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How do I determine what my TF2 items are worth?

As someone who doesn't play Team Fortress 2, I occasionally get people asking me to trade, but I have no idea what's a "fair" price for these items. I don't really get this whole trading thing (I've ...
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What's the difference between “Full controller support” and “Partial controller support?”

Within Steam's "Big Picture Mode," games are shown with a half- or full-controller to signify partial- or full-controller support, respectively. However, many of the games listed as "partial ...
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How do I enable Big Picture Mode?

Steam officially released Big Picture Mode today, for navigating Steam with a controller. They claim it can be used from the computer, without the need to hook up to a TV. But, how do I do it? I've ...
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How to avoid 6GB download after restoring current TF2 backup on another PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I copy Team Fortress 2 to other computers? I have a current copy of TF2 on Steam in my main PC. I have successfully moved copies of Steam games to my other PC. ...
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Does US Scribblenauts Unlimited activate on a EU Steam account?

If I buy Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC) at Amazon.com and ship it to Europe, will I be able to attach it to my German Steam account or at least play it at all?
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Civ5 Steam workaround [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I play Civ 5 without having Steam installed? I purchased Civ5 Game of the Year Edition (physical CD) in June from Amazon - a seemingly brand new, unopened package. ...
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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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How to stop downloading a game in Steam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there anyway to stop a download on Steam? I started to download Team Fortress 2 but later on decided not, so I went to my downloads and I couldn't find any way to ...
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Segfaults under Linux

I run Steam natively on Linux. I installed Team Fortress 2, and when I try to start it, I get the normal "Preparing to launch Team Fortress 2" dialog. Then the screen goes black for about 15 seconds. ...
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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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What is the cause of Error Code 118, and how can I resolve this?

Above is a screenshot of the error I am getting in my Steam application. It says: "Unable to connect to server. Server may be offline or you may not be connected to the internet." I have a ...
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Is it possible to disable Steam Guard?

Whenever I log into the Steam website or into the Steam client on my work computer (or other computer that I do not normally use), Steam Guard prompts me to check my email for a code before I am able ...
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Steam game doesn't get added to library or start download

I was trying to download a F2P steam game, which when I click the install button from the app page, launches the steam wizard to install it, however nothing actually happens after the wizard closes. ...
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How do I see screenshots taken through Steam of a non-Steam game?

Steam has an option to take a screenshot of your current game at any time (F12). For Steamworks games, all screenshots are displayed as thumbnails on the library page when I select the game in my ...
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How can I stop Skyrim from downloading mods I'm no longer subscribed to?

Every time I open Skyrim the launcher downloads mods that I previously subscribed to and gives me a message that says, "Synchronization complete. Some mods that were unsubcribed were subscribed to and ...
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How can I sign up for the “Steam for Linux” beta?

Steam for Linux is in limited beta! I looked around on the Steam Community web site, but I can't find anything that seems to indicate that I can take part in the beta. Usually, Steam provides some ...
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Ensure steam download IO writes are to secondary drive

I have a main SSD drive where my Windows 7 is installed. I installed Steam on my secondary HDD. I am downloading new games through the Steam client on the HDD. I know that the downloaded files are ...
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Can I get Dishonored to stop asking for admin access whenever I run it?

Every time I run Dishonored under Steam I get a pop up asking me for my Administrator password (I run as a normal user account, I imagine a UAC prompt would come up if I was running as Admin). I think ...
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Steam and the recently played games jump list

I've had steam installed for a long time now and have had no problems. Recently it keeps forgetting my recently played games and only displays a single game (Age of Empires Online) there, where ...
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How can I throttle Steam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to limit the download bandwidth used by Steam? For my housemate's sake, I'd like to throttle Steam's download speed (when downloading games). How can I do ...
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Can I restore Steam game files that were on C:\?

I've installed Steam do my D:\ drive, and reinstalled windows without backing up most of my files on C:\. I then installed Steam over the old directory. I can run all of the games I had installed, but ...
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Can Dishonored run on Windows 8? [closed]

Can Dishonored run on Windows 8 or do I need to use Windows 7? It was never confirmed in the specs.