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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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How can I force Steam to install Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from disk, NOT from web?

I purchased Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a retail disk, and when I install it from disk, Steam is attempting to download the complete game from the internet. I've 512 kbits/s (64 kBps) network, ...
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Custom Desura library locations?

In Steam, there's a feature called "Library Folders" (Settings -> Downloads -> Library Folders): Is there an feature, program, or workaround to do this in the Desura client? Thanks!
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how to change dota 2 map visiblity

I want to change map visiblity in dota 2 offline mode.(steam) like explored ,all visible etc. how to do it in console ?
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How do .NAV bot map navigation files in the Steam Workshop work?

I'm asking because I got these confusing information: This map's description states that the Steam Workshop does not allow including .NAV files and recommends I download a copy from another website, ...
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Block a steam game from myself for a period of time

Is there a way to block a certain game in my Steam lib from myself for a fixed amount of time? I'm basically looking into a "kitchen safe for Steam games" type of solution.
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Patch 1.05 Data folder not found

Steam just updated my game with patch 1.05 on starting the game I'm getting this: There is no such folder :\
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Can I filter my Steam library by tags or features?

I can look through the "Store" portion of Steam using tags, and I can also do an advanced-search on certain features like local co-op support. But for some reason, when I do this I can't tell which ...
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Logged into Steam to find that all of my games on the D: drive weren't installed; games are still in the folder

Why do my previously installed games appear as no longer installed? When I try to launch them, they pop up with the installation dialogue.
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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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GTA 4 Win 8.1 social club does load up but when I click play the loading circle shows up for a second or two but nothing happens

Yeah thats all that happens. I bought it on steam digitally. But theres a ReadMe file in the Gta 4 folder and it has a list of downloads. Is that what I need or does it not work for windows 8.1? ...
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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 can I get the Steam client to reestablish its connection?

I've been using the Steam client on my MacBook Pro quite a bit lately, and I've come across a rather annoying issue that I hope one of you can help me with. I often put my computer to sleep with the ...
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Can you craft badges or use card boosters for games you don't own?

While you have to own a game to get card drops, drops are not the only ways to get cards from a game. You can trade them, you can buy them from the market or you can use a booster. Do boosters work ...
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Progress for individual achievements in Steam?

Is it possible to see progress for individual achievements in Steam? For example in Skyrim, there's the achievement "Delver" (clear 50 dungeons), and we're wondering what number we're at.
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How do I change my Steam username?

My username on Steam is an old e-mail I no longer use. Is there a way to change username?
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Where are Pillars of Eternity portraits located on OSX?

I have some custom portraits downloaded and need to put them in some directory but have no idea where the portrait directory is on OSX (game installed from Steam). I've tried ~/Library/Application ...
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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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“Failed to find Steam” when starting

I have bought Deus Ex: Game of the Year edition on Steam and I am experiencing an issue that prevents me from playing. When I start the game I immediately get the following error; The game then ...
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Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead Demo+ Arma 2 Original

If i buy Arma 2 (Original) and get Arma 2 Operation Arrohead The Demo. Whould i be able to Play Arma 2:DayZ?
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Steam Downloading error [duplicate]

i am downloading dota 2, which is 7 gb (1 may 2015) in size. i only have 1.5 Megabits Speed (150 Kb) so you can understand how annoying it could be when a 7 gb game is downloaded till 98%, suddenly ...
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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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Steam library only some dlc and some not

I bought civ v complete edition which includes all dlcs and expansion for civ v. When I look in my library it only shows 2 of the dlcs and the normal coc games. I still have the features from the ...
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Can I uninstall my Steam games but still have the save?

I realize that there was a similar problem to this that was answered, but i want to be safe by asking this. I'm running extremely low on disk space and I'm thinking of buying games because of the ...
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How do I create an shortcut to a Steam game with a server specified?

Whenever I play a certain game online, I always join the same server. Instead of starting the game through Steam, clicking "Join Server" selecting "History" then selecting the server, would it be ...
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How can I move my Steam saves from One hard drive to another?

I'm planning to upgrade my computer's hard drive and I'm not using an imaging program because I'm clean installing - How can I move my Steam game files and game saves from the old harddrive to the new ...
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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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Changing the email address linked to my Steam account

I found myself in kind of a big problem today as I tried logging on Steam on another computer. The usual verification code popped up -- no problem -- the thing is that I only have access to the email ...
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Is it possible to see a list of which games I have marked as “Not Interested”?

If, during processing your queue, you marked a game as "Not interested", but you later reconsider based on a better understanding of the game, can you undo the "Not Interested" mark somehow? I know ...
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Steam World at War modded zombie maps connecting to online

I've recently bought World at War on Steam so that I could play custom modded zombie maps. Though I can play them in single player mode I can not connect to these maps in online multi player mode. ...
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Why is it after I unhollow, use Humanity and kill things, I gain Humanity?

Why is it after I use Humanity, unhollow, and kill things, I gain Humanity back in the upper left hand corner?
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How to effectively delete a Steam game on Mac OS?

I'm in desperate need to free up some disk space on my Macbook, so I went on Steam to delete a few of the heaviest games I haven't been playing. Then I noticed something puzzling. I had ~15GB free ...
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Super Crate Box keeps crashing

Whenever I start Super Crate Box, everything works fine at first. After about 3 minutes though, the game crashes. Any help? I downloaded the game from Steam, and the version I'm using is for ...
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Does GTA V activate on Steam?

If I buy GTA V from, for example, Amazon, will it come with a Steam CD Key, or will this be a separate, non-Steam version of the game?
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A lot of TCP and UDP errors in Boring Man

I've been playing Boring Man (a free online shooter on Steam) for a while and a ton of errors keep flooding me every time I want to join a game. Common Errors: TCP Error 4, UDP Error 5, TCP Error 5 ...
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Crysis 2 doesn't match my gamepad inputs

I'm using a Speedlink XEOX Pro Analog Wireless Gamepad. When playing Crysis 2 Maximum Edition on Steam, my controller input doesn't register until I push quite far on the right analog stick; this ...
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Error when launching Steam game [duplicate]

Steam refuses to launch a game, and I see the following trace in Steam's debug.log: [0426/161302:ERROR:gpu_info_collector_win.cc(103)] Can't retrieve a valid WinSAT assessment. ...
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GTA 5 social club logging in to wrong account

I have GTA5 on Xbox 360 and now on PC. I use the same social club logins on both accounts. I have GTA4 on steam but with a different social club account as at the time 4 was having issues and couldn't ...
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Dark Souls 1 DSFix: Why is my screen in the upper left corner?

I am using DSFix to get 60 fps in Dark Souls: PTDE, but why is my screen in the upper left corner? I disabled DOF and AA in the .ini file like other posts. It still remains there.
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Is there a ready-to-go Steam Linux distribution iso?

Not sure this belongs here or super user, but Steam recently made it to official release status for Linux. Are there any distributions yet of an instantly bootable Flashdrive image or something with ...
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Is scrap metal from non-tradable+tradable still tradable?

I recently learned that scrap metal crafted from 2 non-tradables creates non-tradable scrap metal. (And scrap from 2 tradables is tradable) What would happen if you created scrap metal from 1 ...
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Can I find out what data is in the Steam Cloud for my games?

Out of idle curiosity I'm interested to know what files the Steam Cloud contains for my games. Is there anyway of seeing this information, either via a Valve website or an application that maybe uses ...
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How do I spawn in weapons or items?

Is there a way in Dark Souls 1, Dark Souls 2, or Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin to spawn in weapons or items? I wanted to experiment with weapons that I didn't use on my first playthrough or ...
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Installing pre ordered game from Steam as soon as possible

I have pre ordered The Witcher 2 some while ago with my Steam client. So far so good. The game should be released to public on May 17th 2011 - great. Now for the questions: Can I somehow ...
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Why does my controller stop working in GTA V after opening Steam overlay?

I have GTA V for PC, bought through Steam. I play with an Xbox 360 controller. When I'm playing the game, if at any point I or the game opens a Steam overlay (be it the text input or the regular ...
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Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
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How to restore GTA 5 from a external hard drive [duplicate]

I bought GTA5 this weekend over steam, then realised that the game is 60GB big and I use a capped line. I asked one of my friends to make a copy of the game so I can restore the game using steam and ...
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How can I copy/transfer games via external hard drive?

I have successfully transferred "Killing Floor" from my brother's laptop to my own via external hard drive. The problem, now that I have all the files, is that I don't know how to launch the game ...
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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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Does Garry's Mod download addons twice? If not, what is it downloading?

You can find a copy of this question asked (by me) on the Facepunch Forums. When I subscribe to an addon on the Garry's Mod workshop, Steam instantly downloads them in the download manager. When I ...