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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 ...
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Can I install games obtained via Steam in Origin?

Origin seems to recognise that I purchased NFS: Hot Pursuit on Steam, and is now giving me the option to download it. Is there a way, or is it possible, to install games in Origin that have been ...
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Can I sort my Steam games by installed size?

Apparently my puny hard drive can't handle the awesomeness of Payday 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Fallout: New Vegas all being installed on my hard disk at the same time. I spent all my money buying ...
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Not getting pass code email from Steam support [closed]

I reinstalled Windows and can't get into my Steam account to turn off Steam Guard because I no longer have access to my e-mail. What should I do?
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Steam ports blocked

My schools internet network seems to block a few ports making me get kicked off of online steam games pretty quickly. I have a list of those ports, but it states: Note: Many university networks ...
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How can I stop invitation spam?

Occasionally, I receive invitations to join a Steam group from people I've never met, and which are most likely just sock-puppet accounts to begin with. However, 99% of the time, none of my friends ...
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How do you become eligible for Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 booster packs? [duplicate]

I know that booster packs are given out to users who have got all possible card drops from a certain game, as stated in the Steam Trading Card FAQ. However, with Free-to-Play games such as Team ...
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Why is my account not Premium after adding funds to my Steam Wallet?

I have added funds to my Steam account and used it to buy a game (but I have not added it to my library). I also believe I have been on Steam for about 30 days, as I have been playing since the 1st ...
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How can I force my computer to use my AMD GPU instead of the integrated Intel Card?

I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 and I'm trying to get the dicrete GPU selected. But even though I got the High Performance option selected on Catalyst Control Center, I ...
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Do I lose out on anything buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Community Market?

Will I get the same perks from buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Steam Community Market as I would buying it new?
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My Steam client won't go online

For some reason, when I powered my computer up and opened the Steam browser, it was in offline mode. I didn't see it, so I opened Garry's Mod, and when I connected to a server, after about 10 seconds ...
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How to know if your Steam account is premium?

I just got a Dota 2 gift, and I really wanna know if my account is premium. How can I check?
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Is there any way to make Steam overlay work on flash/AIR-based games?

If my memory serves me right, I can play Anodyne and a bunch of other flash/AIR-based games on Windows with an overlay. Now, I'm on OS X and I can't seem to pinpoint any valid solutions. Is there a ...
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How can I disable the Launcher for Medieval 2: Total War?

Medieval 2: Total War has a launcher that has always been of questionable utility, but now is a complete annoyance since the update site is offline, and it pops up a dialog box to tell me this. How ...
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Darksiders continuously scrolls when I start the game

Everytime I start up Darksiders (the first one, on Steam) and get to the main menu, the "select option" thing continuously scrolls up even though I'm not pressing any buttons on either my keyboard, ...
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Install and play games on Steam solely from an External Drive? [duplicate]

I want to save some space on my SSD and have Steam and its games stored on an external drive. Is it possible to install Steam and its games on an external drive ? Will some of the installation files ...
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Games on SSD with Steam [duplicate]

As I want to save as much space on my main SSD for games, to optimize performance for none Steam games. I would love to have these games on another drive. Is it possible to install Steam games on my ...
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Why are Steam's “hours played” numbers wrong for so many games?

For many games on my game list, the number of hours I am "on record" for playing are much less than I've actually played. According to Steam, I have not logged any hours playing the games that I ...
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Can I decline to install updates for Steam games?

Is it possible to be selective about updates to Steam games? If a recent update introduces crashes, performance degradation or other problems, can I go back?
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Locked out of Steam - not getting passcode email

My firewall was blocking Steam while I was logging in and failing. Now I am locked out of Steam and need an access code to log in. There seems to be no way to tell the Steam servers to send this code ...
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How can I delete local content from a game not in my list in Steam?

I played the free weekend for Call of Duty Black Ops and I decided not to buy it. However, now I have a folder taking up 8 GB of my SSD space in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\call of ...
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What is “Hitman: Sniper Challenge”?

I recently bought Hitman: Absolution on Steam and noticed that I got 2 new games: Hitman: Absolution and also some other game called "Hitman: Sniper Challenge". What is this "Hitman: Sniper ...
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I only see 29 achievements for Bleed, but Steam says there's 32?

As I said, I can only count 29 achievements here, but Steam is telling me there's 32 of them. Am I missing something here, or is Steam just making a mistake? Are there hidden achievements or ...
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Bought two games from Steam while abroad

I live in Ireland but currently in Hong Kong. I bought Farcry 3 and Dishonored today on Steam and I'm wondering if it will work when I'm back in Ireland? When I was purchasing both games I just ...
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Why can't I craft a badge when I have 5 different cards?

I have 5 different cards for The Binding Of Isaac, but I can't find anywhere to craft a badge. Do I need the exact 5 cards shown in the badges page within steam (as below)? I thought those were ...
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What is the base drop rate of Steam booster packs? [duplicate]

In terms of booster packs per month, for example. I know that the rate increases depending on the steam level, but the rate increase is meaningless without the base rate.