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How to downgrade game bought on steam?

I bought a game on steam (sins of a solar empire: rebellion) and I was using a mod for the game. Now all of a sudden I turn on the computer and start the game and it says that the game automatically ...
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Which saves are kept when I enable Steam Cloud synchronization?

More specifically, if I enable it after I've had it disabled for a while, will it save my offline saves to the cloud or will it pull the cloud data to my computer first? Also, if I have 2 different ...
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I have some questions about Steam [duplicate]

Do I download the games to hard drive? How much is the service? Does Steam OS make the experience better or what?
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How to join Online Campaign matches with Split Screen mod?

So we setup the Game-Banana/Game-MapsL4D2 Split-Screen mod and it works GREAT for local-play. However it's a bit iffy for Online play and I've only been able to get it to work on VERSUS matches so ...
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Why do some games allow offline Steam achievements?

I know of another question where it is asked if you can get Steam achievements offline. The accepted answer to that was no. But I do earn achievements for some Steam games while playing in offline ...
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Can you get acheivements in Offline Mode? [duplicate]

In offline mode, I can't even look at my acheivements. But say I make a lot of progress in a game in offline mode anyway. Do I still obtain them?
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Can Steam be closed without losing a download's progress?

Can I pause a download and shut down Steam, then turn off my computer then continue the download the next day without having to start over again?
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Steam Family sharing - Overlapping shared libraries

Let's say I have two friends (A and B) who shared their libraries with me. Let's also say they both own a copy of the game I want to play, and that I don't own it myself. Now logic would say that if ...
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Steam Market still unavailable after specified date

I recently build a PC and installed steam with my usual steam login. Weeks later I get into CS: GO and wanted to sell a case but it says the market is unavailable. What it says right now: The Market ...
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Is there a way to turn off the ad popup that appears when you close a Steam game?

After you're done playing a game on Steam, there's an annoying popup that appears advertising other Steam games. I'm perfectly capable of finding my own games that I would like to play. Is there a ...
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Can I appear offline on steam but still be online?

I have a friend that won't stop pestering me to play tf2, I don't want to be mean to him but when I want to play another game like gmod with another friend I would be in offline mode. Because I would ...
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Borderlands 1 crashing on steam multiplayer

Realize that this game is a bit older, but I'm hoping to play with some friends online! Whenever I try to host or get invited to a multiplayer game my whole steam client crashes. The game either ...
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Purchasing UPlay game on Steam

I purchased Far Cry 3 on my Steam account, I downloaded the game from Steam and when I ran it I got a key to activate the game on UPlay but, when I run the game I should login to both services. If I ...
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How to change dota 2 map visiblity

I want to change map visibility in Dota 2 offline mode. E.g. "explored," "all visible," etc. How can I do it in the console?
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How do I enter Game Properties in Steam Library?

So I'm kinda new to Steam so I'm unsure how to get into Properties in Steam in my Steam Library?
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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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What's the difference between GOG and Steam? [closed]

The header really says it all. Really just wondering about specifics and/or the future of each platform.
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How do I move Steam games from one computer to another without downloading them again? [duplicate]

So recently I got a new PC, mainly for gaming. I gave my old PC to my brother. Now what I am having trouble with is getting my old steam games on to my new computer, without having to download them. ...
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GTA IV won't start: 'SecuLauncer failed to start application' error?

When I click play on GTA 4 (steam) I get the Rockstar Social Club login (which I can log in fine), but after that this shows up: How do I fix this, so I can play the game?
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Is it possible to play two Steam games at once on the same computer/account?

I want to play Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2 at the same time so when I get bored of one I can easily alt tab to the other and when I'm needed back on the RP sever I like to join I can go back then ...
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Making the map on GTA V PC look like PS4 or Xbox One?

Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC is great, but the only complaint I have is the map and general HUD. It seems to have stuck to the edge of my screen, and imagine this happens to anyone else on 1080p. Is ...
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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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How do I know what my offense level is?

I played CS:GO a few times a while ago, but I got kicked frequently (because of my internet connection) and every time I do something wrong I get a 7 day ban. The one thing I don't know is what level ...
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I am getting redirected in cs servers while playing

I am playing cs1 CS 1.6 reloaded and I am getting redirected to another server even if I haven't pressed anything during a gameplay (not at start of the game). Its like, even when I am playing offline ...
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I don't want to be visible on Steam Friends web pages

If I become someone's friend on Steam, then I appear on their Friends list, even if I don't have a profile created, or if I do have a profile, I cannot delete it. There are people I want to be ...
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If I buy a game or DLC on one computer via Steam, can I play it on another?

I wanna buy it on my friends macbook tonight, then play it on my pc tomorrow night.
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Why is Steam saying my friends are playing Hello Kitty: Island Adventure when I know they aren't?

I frequently see that my friends on Steam are playing Hello Kitty: Island Adventure. I know that this is not accurate. Why is Steam reporting that they're playing a game that isn't on Steam? Is Steam ...
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My microphone doesn't work in Garry's Mod

I press the 'Press-To-Talk' key I have set on GMod and it doesn't show my microphone is open to broadcast. I have even reset the binds and nothing worked.
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How can I get Steam to download games during off hours?

My bandwidth provider has a window at night where my data isn't counted against my cap. How can I get Steam to download during that window? I know I can set the auto-updater for a specific time, but ...
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Turn off trade email confirmation

I do a fair amount of TF2 trading on steam through sites like backpack.tf. Every time I want to send or confirm trade offers steam sends me an email which I have to click in order to confirm the ...
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Way to play shared game that is in use in steam?

My brother just got me a new computer but he is always on so I can't play his steam shared games. Is there a way to play his games while he is playing a game too?
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How do I change my name in CS:GO?

I'm trying to create a mini montage on CS:GO by using GOTV and my old Steam name shows up in-game. How can I get CS:GO to use my current Steam name?
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How to prevent my Steam from messing with my outside audio?

Imagine me, sitting there at my computer watching a YouTube video. While I am sitting there, a friend of me messages me. Steam, trying to be the considerate person, lowers the volume of my video. I ...
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How can I clear Steam achievements for Portal 2?

My brother has played Portal 2 on my account and got a decent chunk of the achievements without specifically trying for them. Shamefully, I haven't yet played it, but I want to of course. I really ...
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How to fix “Steam unable to sync” error?

I have a steam version of torchlight 2, and this started happening when I installed and then removed some mods. Each time I'm starting torchlight I'm greeted by the following message: After this ...
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Where can I find out what games have cards?

Which games drop cards? I've been looking at the Steam Trading Card FAQ. However, I recently discovered that it's incomplete (eg. Trine 2 and A.R.E.S. now have cards, but aren't listed there). ...
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Steam beta shortcuts

Dota 2 recently release the option to start your game in the Reborn Beta. Usually, to do this you have to go to your library and hit the play button in the Steam client for it to give you the option. ...
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Where can I see the cards I'm selling on Steam?

I want to sell some cards on steam. After i clicked on the sell buton on some cards. i am no more able to see it in any of my account/settings or any page (former . Is there a page/place to track my ...
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What time can I play my pre-loaded game on Steam?

I've purchased a game on Steam and pre-loaded it so that I can play it on the release date. What I want to know is what time can I play my pre-loaded games? Is it at: Midnight (User's time.) ...
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Is it possible to activate and play Mortal Kombat X in Germany?

I'm wondering if it's possible to activiate and play Mortal Kombat X in Germany even though I would have to get it from another country. I know it's against Steam's rules to use a VPN or Proxy to ...
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Will I receive achievements for Steam games when using mods? [duplicate]

I know that using console commands will disable steam achievements in some games. Will using mods in e.g. Fallout new Vegas disable achievements as well?
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How can I map a button on a controller to launch Steam Big Picture

I'd like to be able to, like with a PS3, pick up my controller and hit a button and have Steam Big Picture load up. To complicate the situation, I already have steam running (to keep games up to ...
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Changing “team” name that appears in stats in CS:GO

When I bring up the in-game stats window in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a "team" column is included. It's empty for most users, but for some it includes a team/clan tag like players in others ...
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Is there a way to see what games contribute to my Avg. Completion Rate?

My average completion rate is kinda low, and I wanted to get it a little bit higher. The thing is, I have no idea what games are contributing to my average percentage (minus a few I've played ...
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Steam launch commands: a way to launch a little script?

I know you can personalize the launch of a game by adding specific commands on Steam. Can you add a command that runs a little .bat script?
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My friend and I can't trade

In Team Fortress 2, I got this item my friend wanted to trade for, so we established a trade. But when we go to the items, it says I don't have any to trade, even for him. He has about 23 items and it ...
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Will my Rust character differ if not using family sharing?

I downloaded Rust from the shared library of a friend. As I enter the game I see that I have a black character. I'm no racist but I absolutely hate my character with that skin tone. So the question ...
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How do I install a Steam game from the DVD disc, and into a custom directory?

I want to install a Steam game into a custom directory. For example, I want to install my new game which I activated through Stem but then cancelled the installation because I have the retail disc, ...
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Cannot Trade in Team Fortess 2

Team Fortress 2 is not letting me trade. It says, "Your account cannot trade right now". I waited for 6 or 7 days but I still can't trade, what do I do?
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Computer Restart Resets My Steam Downloads?

I am trying to download the new Batman. However with the file size being 35GB it will take me a while to download this. The problem I am having is when I shutdown my pc the download for Batman resets ...