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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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Can't start game (app already running)

I just installed TF2 and launched it. A steam pop-up said the app already was running. That weird because I haven't played it on that computer. There is no task called team fortress 2, and the game ...
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Steam won't allow Black Ops 2 to be downloaded/installed to a separate drive

I just bought Black Ops II on Steam, but I'm having trouble at this point. I saw a similar post on this website about Modern Warfare 3 (I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install ...
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PixelJunk shooter two-player mode greyed out

I've just installed PixelJunk shooter on my Mac and the Two player option is greyed out. I've tried it on both Windows and OSX. Is there any way to unlock it?
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Bulk activate product keys in Steam

After purchasing the current Humble Bundle, I wondered if it was possible to activate all of the 6 games in Steam at once, without having to do a "Product Activation" for every game. I could probably ...
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The Stanley Parable Demo won't load?

I just downloaded The Stanley Parable Demo from Steam ... Everything was running fine until I clicked Start Game, after that, a loading screen came up and it took me to a black page and wouldn't ...
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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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What is the easiest way to level up my profile?

While there's tons of badges out there, collecting cards and cards takes a lot of time, and only results in a 100 xp badge, is there anything other than just crafting badges that would help increase ...
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Can I transfer Steam Games from Win7 to Linux?

Does the Linux version of Steam use the same .gcf files as the Windows version? And if so where is the Steam install located by default on a *nix system? /usr/share/ or /home/user/.steam or somewhere ...
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How can I find my steam ID?

How can I find my steam ID? I haven't bought any games; I am playing a free one. Is the ID only created if I buy a game?
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Borderlands 2 for Mac crashes on launch

I recently downloaded Borderlands 2 through steam on my Mac OS X Lion machine, to get this error output: Process: Borderlands2 [16081] Path: /Users/Jamie ProBook/Library/Application ...
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How often do trading cards drop?

Each steam-trading-cards-enabled game has a certain number of cards that are automatically earned just by spending time playing the game. (3-5 from what I've seen so far) What I haven't been able to ...
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Install steam game does not give other library folders as option

I want to install a new game but only the default library location is being offered. I have two locations setup in the steam settings. D:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\SteamApps (0 installed) - DEFAULT ...
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Can I get Steam to stop annoying me with notifications that I've earned a nickel?

Steam has trading cards. Great. Now I have a bunch of nigh-worthless digital bits to get rid of. Fortunately, the Market provides an easy way to do that! I can recoup pennies on the dollar from the ...
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I get a “Steam needs to be online to update…” error message every time I start up my computer

"Steam needs to be online to update please confirm your network connection and try again." This started happening around a week ago. I looked it up, and I did the fix where you delete all the files ...
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Games that account for colourblind [closed]

What games have an option for people with colourblindness to play?
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How can I list all of my steam games I've ever downloaded in my library? [duplicate]

Some time ago I downloaded a bunch of steam games, that later I found out I couldn't play due to my shit graphics card. Now that I got a new one, I want to re download them, but they don't show up in ...
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Seeing a CD Key without steam open

Is there a way to find the key to a steam game without having steam open because i need my key to get my account info because someone stole my account...
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How do I remove Steam Inbox mail?

Near the top of the Steam, there is a green box with an image of a letter. Is there a way to remove all of the notifications at once? Without paying attention, I ended up getting over 300 of them, and ...
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I can't play Reus on Steam

It's the Steam Summer Sale and I bought a game called Reus. I downloaded it clicked play and then it asked for the administrator password, I put it in and then my Steam crashed. Why did this happen?
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How do trading card booster packs drop?

So today I woke up and noticed new item in inventory which was a booster pack containing 3 cards from L4D 2. From what I see on market these booster packs are new (graph only shows up to 19 of June). ...
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Why does “The Wolf Among Us” Download on Steam not finish?

On 3.1/3.9gb my download for The Wolf Among Us stops and throws a steam error, leading to this page. I tried everything on there. Still having the same issue! Can anyone help out?
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How do I get a list of games that are discounted during whole Steam Sale?

On the main Stream store page I can see daily deals (current and from past day), community choice deals and flash sales. I've noted however, that some games are on sale discounted until the end of ...
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Dota 2 config file in steam gets reset all the time!

I've just started playing dota 2 for a week now and have played LoL for a year. I've researched some stuff about binding and editing the config file. I've found what I wanted to do, however, every ...
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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...
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Can I contact a Steam user without befriending them?

I've recently received a Steam friend request from someone I think I know, but I am not absolutely sure. Sadly, he has no useful information in his profile page. Is there any way I can get in touch ...
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Can't add friends in Steam

When using a browser, I can't add any friends because it gives me the error: Error adding friend. Please try again. I have Steam open in the background. I would add them in the client but the ...
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Steam wallet cooldown problem

So I added funds to my steam wallet from a new card a week ago. I was disabled from the market for a week. I thought, fair enough, but was a bit annoyed because I wanted to buy a dota 2 announcer. So ...
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How do I get an emoticon for the chat?

It's part of the steam badge and I don't have one in my inventory to use. I know you can buy one, but how do I get one otherwise?
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How to get Steam to recognize existing game files from a different source?

Let's say I have a game bought on retail/other digital download and installed on my hard drive. I buy the same game (or a minor variant of it, say the GOTY edition) on Steam. It should be possible to ...
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Thinking of buying Elder Scrolls Anthology used, will Steam code still work? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying Elder Scrolls Anthology used. What I'm wondering is, if the old owner happened to use the Steam code already, will I still be able to use it?
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Can I run a steam game without updating it first?

Is is possible to install a steam game and then play it without having to download a huge update file? I'm temporally on super slow broadband at my parents and want to play a game I got now, not in ...
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Is it possible to clear OR hide Steam's Hours Played stat? [duplicate]

Is it really impossible to not have Steam track your time playing multi-player games? This seems like an obvious privacy issue to me, no? Is it at least possible to not share them? Also, is there a ...
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Can I transfer a Portal 2 saved game across accounts and platforms?

I started playing Portal 2 on my friend's Steam account on his Mac, and just bought the game for myself to play on my PC. Is there a way to transfer the saved game from his account on his Mac to my ...
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Why does the DotA2 Treasure Key sell for more than $2.50 on the Community Market?

The DotA2 Treasure Key costs $2.49 / £1.49 (~$2.48) / 1.79€ (~$2.45) at "retail". However, most of the listings on the first few pages of the Steam Community Market entry are around $2.60. It's not ...
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Do I need to purchase two copies of the game from steam to be able to do multiplayer game in LAN?

I've never used Steam. Several years ago it was necessary to pay for as many copies of the game as many people were expected to join the LAN party - otherwise the games would refuse to connect with ...
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How can I play the Stop it Slender workshop?

I've just made an account on steam, and subscribed to Garry's Mod, which said once I subscribed, the game would download immediately. Nothing happened. Do I need to buy Garry's mod or something? I ...
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Fixing unearned achievements in Fallout New Vegas

I completed Old World Blues and managed to get my brain back. Yet, I received neither Make up your Mind or Outsmarted on my Steam achievements. I did not use console (on purpose or by accident) to ...
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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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What are the “Mystery Trading Cards”?

I was in the Steam Market, looking for cheap things to buy/sell as usual, when I noticed this. A "Mystery Trading Card"? The description is "This card is very mysterious. Very, very mysterious. The ...
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Can I modify or delete one of my steam friends group tags?

In Steam friends, you can organize your friends by "tagging" them (in your friends list, right click someone and select "Tag as"). It's convenient since it allows you to organize your contacts ...
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How to view CD key for a Steam game?

I have purchased a game on Steam and can not find out the details of the file or purchase. How does one find their CD Key from a game purchased in Steam?
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How to find “STEAM only” Counter-Strike 1.6 and Source servers?

Both games are good, though I love 1.6 better. One thing ruins all the gameplay. Non-steam players (more than 70% of them are cheating.) They can't be banned, can't be checked. Is there a way to ...
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Can't log in due to Steam Guard and an inactive email account, what now?

I am unable to log into my Steam account as I do not have access to my email account for the Steam Guard verification process. I have raised a ticket but have not received a reply from Steam Support ...
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How do I resolve Steam Error 65432/80?

I was downloading mods through Nexus for Skyrim, and I was testing the game every once in a while for CTD's on start up. After a few minutes, I was waiting for Wet & Cold Ashes (Dragonborn) to ...
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Subscribe to be emailed about Steam games being on sale at 50%+ discount?

Is there any way to subscribe to receive emails about Steam games offered at 50% or higher discount?
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Can I play Fallout: New Vegas without Steam?

I just bought Fallout: New Vegas today on Amazon for the computer and I am dying to play it, but for some reason it made me install it on Steam and it is now updating the game which it says will take ...
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Contact steam user that is offline

I have a user in my steam friend list that I need to contact to. But he is offline for few days. There is no contact information specified in his profile. Is there a way to send him an email ...
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How do I move Steam games to another location on disk on my Mac?

Steam apparently keeps Steam games in my home directory of all places. That makes it very difficult to back up my home directory without also backing up Steam games (I have only one: Civ 5). How do I ...
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Only the Elderscrolls.com and Exit buttons are enabled on the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion launcher

When I launch the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion via Steam I get this launcher come up, but the Play button is disabled. What could be causing this? It works fine on my laptop. Both machines are running ...