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Show Windows games on the Steam homepage, even when using a Mac

I have both a Windows PC and a Mac. I use my PC for gaming, and my Mac for work. I browse Steam on my Mac. On the new Steam website, launched about a week ago, the homepage will show games based on ...
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Reports all Maps are Missing?

Recently, I installed MetaMod and SourceMod. Since I installed these I have been having the server report that it cannot find any maps. This is strange because when I go on the server as a client, ...
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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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VTF File Error: Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server

I recently installed MetaMod and SourceMod on a Windows 7 Home Edition Team Fortress 2 Dedicated server and correctly generated a VDF file. However I see this message in the client console: ...
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What are steam gems?

After reading this post on Arqade, I wondered what Steam gems were. I've never heard of Steam gems before. What are the uses of Steam gems? Are they some kind of currency? What do Steam gems do? ...
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Robocraft client not quitting completely after quitting game

Previously, closing the game window would fully quit the application but now it seems that the process remains active in the background, preventing me from relaunching the game (app already running). ...
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what do gems do on steam? [duplicate]

I was looking through inventory on steam and on one of the cards it said turn into gems does anyone know what these do? I turned one of the cards into gems now i have gems in my inventory can anyone ...
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How to configure steam on a multiuser system? [duplicate]

I have installed Steam on my laptop. I frequently lend this laptop to my friend. He even has his own account on the machine (which is running Windows 7 btw). Now my problem is: If one of us tells ...
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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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Does the Game Ban text go away when it lifts?

If I get a cheater ban from Overwatch for ~1 year, will the text of "1 game bans on record" go away when the ban lifts?
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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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Multiple Strange Errors when Starting TF2 Dedicated Server

Before I ask this question, note that I am referring to a strange error in the console when starting my server, not a strange kill tracking weapon in Team Fortress 2! When I start my server, I get 2 ...
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Sending Private MOTD messages to Users from Server

I have recently started a small Team Fortress 2 dedicated Windows Server on my PC for just a few friends to join. However if it may start to get popular, how would I send I private message to a user ...
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Why are my buildings and zones completely disappearing in Cities Skylines?

I am completely new to this and have no idea of gaming lingo. I'm learning by watching 'You tube' and reading blogs, so if you are nice enough to answer my question please be kind. I'm also old. I ...
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Hide my updates from friend's Steam Activity pages?

Back in August 2012, Valve rolled out some community updates, including the "Friend Activity" page, which amongst other things can list which achievements your friends have acquired, which games ...
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How do I activate a Steam key?

I bought the Skyrim Legendary edition and it came with a steam code. Where do I enter this Steam code?
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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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Can I keep the bonus of a Steam preorder while gifting the game?

So, "FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD"'s pre-order on Steam gives you a chocobo courier and a moogle ward for Dota 2. A friend of mine wants the game but he doesn't play Dota, while I want the courier but not ...
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Can you hide your game info on steam without appearing offline?

I want to not let people see any of the information about the server I'm playing on (to prevent things like DDoS attacks during a tournament) but it seems the only way to do that is to appear offline, ...
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Can't install Sims 3 purchased from GameStop on Steam?

I have bought the Sims 3 (and some expansions) discs from GameStop, and I'd like to buy the Sims 3 Seasons from Steam. However Steam won't let me download the game because I don't have the Sims 3 ...
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What do Steam Profile levels do?

As you can see my Steam profile says I'm level 20: 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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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 install backup of steam games on Ubuntu

I've got some games installed on native steam for linux. Unfortunately, my system got nuked and I had to reinstall. While I was reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, I managed to save some of my game folders to ...
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Steam will not let me play Fallout

I bought a game from the store, downloaded the game to my computer, and the game ran through steam. Then my computer crashed and eventually I got another computer. I logged into my steam account and ...
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Steam starts downloading updates while in-game and ignores throttling limit

I play CS:GO fairly often and that game really requires you to pretty much have a 60 or below ping to be playable. Now, my internet isn't great, but I can usually get that - 30s to 60ish ping range. ...
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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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Detect Steam game launch

I have a script (.ahk) that I want to run when I launch a game from Steam, but me and many others I know that want this use the Steam UI to launch the game, so making a desktop shortcut is out of the ...
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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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How do I pick-and-match licenses via Family Sharing if multiple friends own the same game?

I have two friends who own the same game, but one of them isn't very active. And by 'inactive', I was meant to say it was an alternate account. Both of them own Terraria, but I always seem to be ...
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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 says not enough space even though files are already on my hard drive

I have got gta v on A USB from a friend, I have put in the steams apps, common folder, but when I click install on steam it says not enough disc space. I have a 118 gb computer and I can only just fit ...
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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 ...
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How to play offline?

I have completed all Downloads for Counter Strike: Source, now I want to play offline. So, Please give a detailed procedure for playing offline.
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If I buy a shared game, will it stop being shared?

A friend of mine is sharing a game with me on Steam, which I will happen to be buying for myself later on. But, when I buy/activate the game on my library, will it be replaced with the shared one or ...
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Which Steam wishlist games are shared with me over family sharing?

Is there a way to check the intersection between my wishlist and the games shared with me over family sharing? In my case, both are very large. If not through Steam, then maybe by visiting some ...
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Hosting private Counter-Strike 1.6 games through Steam

Me and my friends want to start playing Counter Strike 1.6 online, but I'd like to know something before we all go and buy the game in the Steam Store. Is it possible to effortlessly host a private ...
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Items show up as blank spaces when trading with friend over steam

Playing Team Fortress 2 Premium, I am trying to send my friend a Pip-boy, for the engineer. For some reason, hey can not receive items for Team Fortress 2. He can receive Steam Trading Cards, and ...
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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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I deleted steamapps to uninstall steam can i get my games back though

I deleted every folder to uninstall steam including steamapps I installed steam again and my games are gone can I get them back or no?
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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 can I solve Steam Error -107/Secure Connection Failed?

I need help with fixing Steam on my PC. Whenever I try to use Steam via their website or the Steam platform or anything it does not load at all. From my browser I either just get a blank page or ...
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Installed games showing as not installed

Everything was working perfectly until a week ago. But one day, i started Steam, go to my Library. And saw all of my installed games are showing as not installed. Also when i try to to install them ...
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How does Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) work?

Many Source engine games are run on servers that are "VAC-Secured". How does the VAC really work? What is it looking for? If it finds something "bad", what does it do? Is there any way a user can ...
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How can I change the Social Club account associated with GTA 5?

I have GTA 5 on Xbox 360 and now on PC. I use the same Social Club logins on both accounts. I have GTA 4 on Steam but with a different Social Club account as at the time 4 was having issues and ...
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Steam Error loading Fallout: New Vegas

Today I launched Fallout: New Vegas and it gave me an error: Application load error P:********** (Dashes are hidden since it might be a security thing) I was busy at Vault 11 fighting laggy ...
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Steam support for Rift without re-downloading?

I downloaded Rift for my PC a few months ago. But seeing that it has been released on Steam now, I want to play it with Steam Support. Can I do this without having to re-download the game?
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Is it possible to activate and play Mortal Kombat X in Germany? [closed]

I'm wondering if it's possible to activiate and play Mortal Kombat X over Steam, 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 ...
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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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Skyrim is not working

When I go to open a game in steam it says that terraria is open on another computer when i logged out of all my accounts on other computers and even if i say log the other computer out it will say ...
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How can I run Plant vs Zombies in a resizable window mode?

I would like to play Plant vs Zombies in window mode but the result is a window too small for my actual resolution (1920x1200). Is it possible, using some external program and without changing my ...