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Is it possible to limit the download bandwidth used by Steam?

Is it possible to limit the download rate/bandwidth used by Steam in some way? When I am downloading a game it greatly slows down or even blocks all internet activities in my house.
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I want to sell a non-marketable hat in TF2. Is there any way to go about it? [closed]

I just crafted a SUPER EPIC NEW HAT! Unfortunately I just did it for cash as I've pretty much quit TF2. I wanted to know, how can I get money from this hat?
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How can I integrate my game libraries in Steam and Desura?

I have perhaps 100 games installed in Steam and 50 in Desura. There are even a few duplicates. Other than manually adding shortcuts in Steam to my Desura games (or vice versa), how can I integrate the ...
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What do Steam Profile levels do?

As you can see my Steam Profile, I'm level 10. What exactly do levels do? Do they provide any sort of benefits? I've noticed the following as well: Some of the other users have different ...
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Witcher 2 won't start

When I try launch Witcher 2, it gives me an error that says "Failed to start game (missing executable). I've tried verifying the game cache.
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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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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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Counter-Strike Global Offensive stuck on updating at 100 percent

My CS:GO gets stuck on 100 percent when its updating. When I click on the game to play it pops up the box that shows the estimated amount of wait time till I can play the game. The estimated amount of ...
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How can I quickly tell whether I own a different version of the same game on Steam?

I have way too many Steam games. As a result I don't always remember which ones I have when browsing their fantastical sales, and more than once I've tried to check out only to have it warn me that I ...
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Getting “Unable to load Steam.dll” when trying to load Peggle Extreme

I installed a game called Peggle Extreme, a free game in the Steam web store, but when I tried to play it, it gave me an error: Unable to load Steam.dll I do not have this issue with any other ...
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How can I log out of Steam remotely?

I was playing TF2 at a friend's house and I believe I forgot to log off. Does deauthorizing all computers with Steam Guard log me out, too? Or do I need to do something else?
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Can you disable DLC for a campaign?

When you download a DLC, does the campaign creation screen allow you to choose whether to play the original version or with the DLC added? If it doesn't, can I disable DLC's somewhere else? And how ...
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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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How do I upload old screenshots taken with traditional methods to Steam?

Steam now has a screenshot-hosting feature, but I've been unable to break the habit of hitting F5 to take traditional TGA screenshots in Team Fortress 2, rather than the new hotkey F12 (the default) ...
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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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Can Steam be used to Launch Mass Effect 3?

I own Mass Effect 3 on Origin, but I very much prefer launching games from Steam (largely for the overlay, since I've got hundreds of Steam friends). I know that non-steam applications can be ...
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Steam voice chat is not working

My friend has been with me and my other friends on Steam for a while. We would always hang out and talk with each other. But one day, his Steam group chat and VC stopped working. We went through the ...
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Why is my inventory in steam not showing up?

I was going through my inventory, cleaning up any items that I can sell on the market. I went to the Warframe one, and attempted to sell an item. It gave me an error, and told me to refresh. I ...
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Adding RCT3 to Steam

I just found out that Roller Coaster Tycoon 3: Platinum was added to Steam. I bought the game years ago, and unfortunately lost the disk. Is there any way to add RCT3 to Steam w/o the disk?
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Why can't I download an already purchased game on steam to my other pc? (VIA STEAM)

So I have a new PC. I downloaded the Steam app. Some days ago I just got a game(Ace of Spades) and I wanna use it on this PC. When I click play now on its Steam page it doesn't start the download, but ...
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Do Warframe Screenshot settings effect the screenshots that Steam takes?

I want to create some Warframe backgrounds, so I went into the settings and remove the UI from screen shots. Does this count when I am taking a screen shot with Steam?
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How can I list the users which have a game in Steam?

So, for example. Imagine I want to do some little research: to find out the average time invested in a game by its players. What I am looking for is a way to get a list of the people who have bought ...
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Steam Trading Error - “This trading session has expired.”

How can I fix this issue? Sometimes I find that when I try to trade with anyone, before the screen loads, this error message pops up. I'm not using Steam Beta.
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Can I skip the launcher on Skyrim?

I am executing Skyrim through Steam Big Picture with the controller but when I select Play on Big Picture, the launcher of the game appears and I have to use the mouse to start to play. This is very ...
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Steam Backups Question

I am going to be getting a new computer with SSD next week and want to be able to effectively preload my games (i.e. not have to start over or transfer save data manually). As I understand it, I want ...
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How can I get my Steam Game to Launch?

I just bought Sonic CD on my Steam account. Whenever I try to play it, A window opens up giving me two options: "Play Sonic CD", or "Video Setup." If I choose "Play Sonic CD", Steam will go to a ...
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What could prevent me from using the Steam Market?

I have this account on steam. I want to sell CS:GO items using this account after 15 days when the Steam Guard Restriction is over. Can I sell or will it still have a restriction so that I can't use ...
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How can i install and play games that require Steam without installing Steam?

I have a bunch of games ready to be played but my internet connection is too slow to download steam. I tried getting a updated installation file, which i did, but it still requires internet to ...
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Free to play games go missing in the Steam library

I added the Free-To-Play Team Fortress 2 to my favorite games in the Steam library, and played the game. After reinstalling steam, the game went missing from the library completely - it does show up ...
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How do I transfer items between two accounts on the same computer?

I have one premium steam account that I play TF2 on, and another F2P account that I idle in. I don't know how to transfer my items from my idle account to my main account on the same computer. I ...
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LA Noire Launcher DirectX not found problem (Windows XP)

I keep getting the "The Launcher cannot query DirectX. Please update DirectX by installing the latest redistributable" I'm on Windows XP and this is the Steam version of the game. GPU=NVIDIA 9800 ...
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Buying Item from A Steam Account without the game

I want to buy an CS:GO Item on steam from an account which doesn't have the game CS:GO. My library has no games. I will be trading/gifting/selling the items afterwards that I buy, but I also have ...
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Can you transfer Batman Arkham City saves from PS3 to Steam?

When Batman Arkham City first came out, I bought it for PS3 and beat the game while finishing a few extra side missions. Since then, I've gotten rid of my PS3 copy and got a steam version. I still ...
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Where can I see my perfect games in steam?

In my achievement showcase there is an item which says that I have 1 perfect game (which means 100% of the achievements gathered). So I browsed my games game by game and was still unable to find that ...
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How can I disable Street Fighter IV from lowering my volume during multiplayer battles?

When I play Street Fighter IV AE in Steam and I open or join a multiplayer game the volume of my music (e.g. iTunes, Spotify) gets lowered. How can I prevent this?
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What does “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” do?

I realize that many times when there is an issue with a game on Steam, it can be solved with "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". But, what exactly does this do? I tried running Darksiders and it gave ...
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Force “controller support” so game shows up in Big Picture

I've got some old (and some new) games on Steam that fully/partially support controllers, but their devs haven't listed controller support in the steam store. Is there any way to force these games ...
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Where do I put mods for Garry's Mod?

I want to install the DarkRP addon for Garry's Mod but I can't find my Profile folder in the steamapps folder. Where should I be looking?
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Can you play Battleblock Theater with local players and online players at the same time?

I and my friend loved playing Battleblock Theater on Xbox Live, and so it was pretty awesome when it turned out it was coming out on Steam soon after I no longer had access to the family Xbox 360 due ...
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Can I tell Steam which monitor to open a game on?

I have two monitors and Windows 7. Is it possible to tell Steam to open a game on my second monitor instead of the main monitor? If that's not possible through Steam itself, is there some other way ...
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Will I be able to purchase items from steam market after additional credit transfer?

I am waiting for steam market to become available (still in pending due to "30 days after first purchase ever" restriction). Unfortunately I noticed I won't be able to purchase what I want for the ...
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Where are the source shared files since the steam pipe update?

I used to do a little mapping and modding but I had to stop due to real life. Now I'm doing some gmod stuff and I was wondering where the source shared files have gone. The files used to be called: ...
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Get steam to realize I have games already installed

I uninstalled and re-installed steam. I didn't uninstall my games, and they still exist on my hard drive (I checked). I have an SSD and a HDD, and to save space I install programs (including steam) ...
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Where are Skyrim Screenshots saved?

I just took a screen shot in Skyrim. The message in the corner says it was saved, but it does not say where... Where are these saved on my computer?
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Archangel armor flight mode – is this a bug or am I completely missing something?

I've just acquired the Archangel armor in XCOM: Enemy Within and I'm not able to ascend when in Flight Mode. I activate Flight Mode, my sniper levitates slightly off the ground, but I'm not able to ...
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Do Steam's global achievement stats sample from users who have launched the game or from all owners? [closed]

Are Steam's global achievement statistics out of all owners or only those who have launched the game? The latter would make more sense, but Universe Sandbox has an achievement awarded upon first ...
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What request should I send to steam to buy an item from the community market? [closed]

I wrote a little python script that watches community market's items I'm interested in, and makes a sound when he finds an item that matches the price I inputted. The thing is, since the community ...
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Which Half-Life 2/Ep1/Ep2 save files store what in my Steam folders?

I was hoping to find the answer to this question somewhere, since it seemed so simple, and since Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 and 2 are such popular story driven games, but with no luck. I have a ...
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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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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 ...