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Can I check what version is Steam gift?

I've purchased CD-Key for Call of Duty: Ghosts as a Steam gift from a 3rd party site. Can I somehow confirm that it's region free version instead of RU? If it's RU I shouldn't be able to redeem it as ...
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How to trade for an unusual hat in TF2 [duplicate]

I have some spare keys that I want to trade for an unusual hat. What are the prices of all the unusual hats? And is there an unusual within the price range of 5-10 keys?
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Removing Skyrim's HD texture pack before finishing the entire download

I saw the HD texture pack for Skyrim on Steam, so I went ahead and clicked install. One thing I forgot to check is the download size, which is important since my connection speeds are throttled if I ...
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Is there a way to view controller support from my Library?

Some Steam games offer full controller support, some offer only partial support, and some do not offer any support. What I want is a quick way to tell which of the games in my Library have some form ...
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Adding Minecraft to Steam with 64bit JRE

I am running a 64bit version of Windows 7 with a 64bit version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and have been wondering for a while why Steam only says that I am running Minecraft at the login ...
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How do I get rid of the “log in to social club” window?

Whenever I launch GTA-IV (via Steam), I'm prompted to "log in to Social Club". I'm not interested in multiplayer or video uploading features, at least at the moment; how can I stop this window from ...
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Shortcuts to launch game with different launch options in Steam

I am trying to create shortcuts for Arma 3 so I can quickly launch the game with and without mods, so I need to create at least 2 shortcuts, one for vanilla and one for mods. But when I created the ...
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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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Steam backup restoration stops after disk 1

As the title states it, the restoration process (The Witcher) stops at disk 1 and doesn't ask for disk 2 or 3. Only 4.7 GB is restored and I have to download the rest (~6 GB). How can I make it work ...
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How to get rid of Steam items, especially coupons? [duplicate]

My Steam inventory starts getting cluttered with coupons that will remain valid for way too long time and I'm absolutely not interested in using them or finding someone else to give them to. How can I ...
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How to play steam workshop content in trackmania 2 canyon?

I subscribed to three canyon maps. Then restarted the game. It updated the subscribed content. But I don't see the subscribed map anywhere! Where to find those maps so I can play them?
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What controllers are supported through Big Picture Mode?

For Big Picture Mode, they always advertise on the game's Steam page that it supports full-controller or partial-controller. Next to that they show a picture of the Logitech F710. I know that they do ...
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What is special about the “Steam Special Edition” of Tropico 3 and 4?

The latest Humble Weekly sale features games from Kalypso Media, amongst them Tropico 3 and 4, marked as "Steam Special Edition" on the sales page What's so special about the Steam Special Edition ...
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How do I activate a Steam key?

I bought the Skyrim Legendary edition and it came with a steam code. Where do I enter this Steam code?
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Where are the categories in my Steam library saved? Can I recover them if Steam forgets them?

I have enough games in my Steam library that I prefer to organize them into seven or eight categories. This is especially handy for things like those bundled Mac versions of Civ (no Macs in the ...
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What gives Steam XP?

From the faq I know that the following give XP: Crafting a badge ("most badges give 100 XP") Upgrading a badge (it looks the same as crafting a badge: mostly 100 XP) Years of Service badge (the faq ...
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How to boost up my Steam download speed?

Well, there's a huge difference of speed I get while downloading from the Internet and downloading from Steam. I get like ups and downs speed, which actually most of the time is stuck at 0 bytes/ ...
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Minimizing the risk of losing save data when playing offline

I play several of my Steam games in Offline Mode on a regular occasion. However, none of the save data for these games is managed by the Steam Cloud. Now, I've been thinking about playing some Steam ...
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Transfering already installed steam games onto another drive [duplicate]

Ok so I've seen the other questions about installing games onto another drive(SSD) and I've already done that properly for any new game that I have been getting. However I want to know if there is a ...
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Is Black Ops 2 region locked?

So, my sister fell in love with Black Ops 2 during the free weekend and we decided to get it for her. However, the price is... shall we say, high. However, we found it relatively cheap on Amazon.com, ...
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How can I add Civilization IV to my Steam account?

I installed a copy of Civilization 4 that I have bought and when I installed it, it didn't ask for a serial. But in Steam, I can only see an option that requires you to add the serial number. I ...
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Can I install Steam Workshop mods on a game purchased outside of Steam? [closed]

I have bought games outside of Steam, for example Fable 3, but I want to install some mods for it from the Steam Workshop. I would prefer to use Steam Workshop to install mods, as I don't trust my ...
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Can steam create an overview of all my achievements?

I play several games on Steam and I love the achievement system. It would be great to get an overview of all the achievements ever gained in Steam games. Does Steam support this? I haven't found such ...
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If I gift someone on Steam, will they see my email address?

I remembered that the email associated with my username has my surname in it, and would rather this wasn't exposed. I assumed it would not be shown but have been seeing otherwise! I purchased a game ...
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Is it possible to Idle, and get trading cards?

In order to receive Steam Trading Cards, you must play a game for some period of time. Is it possible to keep the game open as you go run errands, and have the cards when you get back, or do you have ...
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What's the purpose of Steam Badges?

Are they just the usual achievement-ish stuff or do they server some deeper purpose?
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Steam Error - “There was an error retrieving trade offers”

I've been getting this error constantly. Refreshing the page yields nothing, regardless if I do it through the Steam Browser or a internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Netscape (lel), etc.) I'd love ...
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How do I view other people's screenshots on Steam?

I can view my own screenshots just fine from my steam homepage, but I can't find other people's screenshots on their profile pages. Please help!
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Steam Will Not Open Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

I am trying to launch Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, but it doesn't want to open. It says that it's going to open and then it just doesn't. It's currently the only game I have installed. Here's ...
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What Valve games are playable on Linux? [closed]

Valve has recently started porting some of their games on Steam to the Linux OS due to their owner's stated distaste for Windows 8 and the company's desire to build their own open console, termed the ...
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Move hours played back to where it was

In the new update, they moved "Hours played" and "Last played" stats to the right column in the Library Detail View. Is there a way I can move it back to where it was? To help illustrate, here is a ...
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What does Steam give me as a gamer? [closed]

I know I can buy games in Steam, but what are the benefits of doing so over purchasing a no-DRM version of a game? What features does Steam provide to an average gamer to improve their gaming and user ...
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Can I enforce a time limit window on Steam games, notably Team Fortress 2?

My 10 year old loves Team Fortress 2 but spend too much time playing it. I looked for whether Steam has a parental control system allowing me to say "max X hours over the last 14 days", but could not ...
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How do I change th location of Steam games in my Start Menu?

I find the default "ProgramName" or "CompanyName/ProgramName" scheme of Windows' Start Menu hard to navigate, and always arrange it in a category structure ("Media/Winamp" and such). Unfortunately, ...
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How can I get the Steam overlay on Skyrim, if I am using the SKSE.exe to launch the game?

I am playing Skyrim modded, and would like to have the Steam overlay in the game, so that I can chat with users and such. I have purchased the game and activated it in Steam, but since I am launching ...
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Can I run a Fallout mod launcher and have Steam think it's the original game executable?

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas have a great modding community, but most mods require launching the game through a mod manager like Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM), or by launching the Fallout Script ...
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Can I make Steam give me a description or screenshots of a game when browsing my library?

When I click a game in my library that I've never played, the right side of the window presents a lot of info I don't want and virtually none of the info that I do. Is there some way to change this ...
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How do you activate the treasure in the garage?

On Steam, this Achievement exists for this game: Treasure Hunter Activate the hidden treasure in the garage. How do you unlock this? Where is the treasure and how do you activate it?
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Steam Error: Can't connect to Steam Network on Windows 7

My friend and I are trying to solve an issue we're having with Steam. My friend cannot connect to any Steamworks servers (such as Garry's mod/TF2 servers). We have tried: Deleting ...
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Does the Steam overlay hog resources?

I'm running on an older machine so resources are limited; this is not a gaming rig. As such, I'm trying to maximize system resources by turning off unnecessary things. Does the Steam overlay consume ...
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How is Multiplayer and achievement tracking done with Steam and Origin?

I bought a bundle (the HumbleBundle), and it provided me with codes for the game on both Steam and Origin. I activated all the codes successfully on both clients, but I was wondering: If I play a ...
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Can I get multiple booster packs from one game?

Is it possible to get multiple booster packs from the same game? I've just got one that I sold on the market and now I can't even find the game listed in the badges page on my profile.
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Non Steam game on another computer

I have added a non Steam game to Steam on one of my computers. Is there any way that I can download it to another computer?
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Steam account security: list of allowed computers on SteamGuard

When I login on the Steam website on a new computer, it uses Steamguard to send a code to my email and asks me to copy that code on a dialog on the website. It also asks me to set a nickname to the ...
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How do I safely uninstall mods added to borderlands 2?

A while ago, I added this mod to Borderlands 2. At that time, my Borderlands did not include any DLCs or other mods of any kind. However, a week later, I bought the following DLCs: "Krieg The Psycho", ...
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Can I play Dota 2 on Linux?

I've heard Steam will support Linux, but I can't wait. So I want to know if it is possible to play Dota 2 using wine or something. Has anyone tried? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, and I have never used Wine, ...
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How can I use the Steam app to download a game I already own?

On the few occasions where I have bought a game on Steam from my mobile phone, the app gave me the option to start downloading and installing the game on my desktop. What I don't see, however, is any ...
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How do I tell what version my Steam edition of The Witcher 2 is?

I'm stuck on the Kayran and I just want to download a trainer and kill it in godmode, but the trainers I've seen are version-specific and I can't tell which is right for me. How do I tell which ...
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How do I pick up trading cards?

Steam now has trading cards. In order to get them, you're supposed to play specific games (currently there are only 6 games supported, but they've said more will come). However, I can't figure out ...
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How can I get my Logitech Dual Action gamepad to work with DuckTales Remastered?

My Logitech Dual Action gamepad is detected by Steam and the Logitech setup utility, but it does not work at all with DuckTales Remastered. Others are having the same issues with the same gamepad as ...