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Are achievements still available while playing on a prior version on the game?

Can I continue an (old) Ironman game on a prior version and earn achievements ? I was trying a World Conquest with Ottomans and a new patch has been released recently.
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Replacing language locked games with global on Steam

First of all, if this is the wrong forum to post this on then I'm very sorry and would like to know where I could post this instead, with that said, here's the problem. A few months back, I bought ...
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How to set up a Steam profile showcase?

I noticed some people can create showcase of their Steam objects they want to trade or their in-game screenshots. Can someone explain how to set up this ?
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Server Won't Go On Internet Listing

Ok, so. I made a gmod server a few days ago and everything. I port forwarded all ports for garrys mod. I go onto internet to search for my server but nothing pops up. But, when I go to local network ...
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Is it possible to host Magicka in a LAN without steam?

I want to play Magicka in a LAN without steam, is it possible? I am hosting the game in one pc, but the other simply cannot see the game, or connect directly with the ip address. According to the ...
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Continue from downloading folder

Last night I've been downloading Payday2 update. It was 5.3GB and requiring over 3 hours. So I decided keep turn on my laptop and sleep. I opened cmd (command.com) and entered command -shutdown -s -f ...
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My internet is so slow Steam gives up downloading my stuff. What can I do?

Well, I'm in a difficult situation at the moment. I'm temporarily apart from my usual internet connection, and forced to use a really shitty solution. It's slow in ways I can't even explain: sometimes ...
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Buying a game from steam store and using dlc code

Basically I bought Civilization V pack long ago so that pack didn't contain brave new world dlc. Now I got dlc code and when I try to activate dlc code it tells me to activate main game first eventho ...
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Can I “follow” games on Steam without getting desktop notifications?

I recently started using Steam's "Follow" feature for a bunch of games so I would see their updates in my activity feed. Unfortunately this also came with the side effect of popup notifications in the ...
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Game sharing not working

i accidentally activated the key on my other account that i own and so the only person i game share with is myself on the same computer, so no one else could be playing my games. so when i gameshare i ...
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Bought game on Steam, but it's not in my Library

I bought a game on my dad's chrome book yesterday on steam and it told me to check my library for the games I bought, but they are not showing up. Do I have to buy them again? Or is there a way to ...
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Steam “trading confirmations” settings to remove 15 days hold

I have been using Mobile steam app and got authenticated since January, after the new updates on system "March 9", I am getting trade holds for 15 days, but I knew I am already mobile authenticated ...
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Downloading restarts every time after restarting Steam

I've been downloading DoTA 2 for the past 2 weeks. When I first started downloading, my electricity was cut and my computer got shut down. The next day, when I restarted my PC, the progress has jumped ...
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Earning “Friends List Slot” on Steam, what does this mean?

After I crafted a badge, I receive this a "5 slot level bonus". Does anyone know what it means ?
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How do I get my server to work through the internet listing?

I have set up and port forwarded a DarkRP server, on Garry's Mod. When I go to local game, and select play, it works. When I search the Internet section for my server, it pops up, but when I select ...
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Is a user's Steam Inventory the same across computers?

Is the Steam inventory on two different computers, but the same Steam account the same? For example, same guns on CS:GO, even if these are two different computers, but with the same account?
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Can I play a Uplay game through Steam's Big Picture mode?

Is it possible to add a game acquired through Uplay to my Steam library so I can play it in Big Picture mode? I got Assassin's Creed IV free with my video card, but I had to get it through Uplay. I ...
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Are custom Steam URLs reusable?

Let's say I have http://steamcommunity.com/id/xyz as my custom URL on Steam and then I change it to http://steamcommunity.com/id/qrs. Is xyz now available for someone else to claim as their URL ...
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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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Steam game purchase statistics?

Is it possible to view how many times any given game on Steam was purchased or downloaded? Steam & Game Stats only seems to list the top 100 games (but doesn't include purchases) - is there a way ...
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If someone's blocked me, will I be able to search for them on Steam?

Will I still be able to see the person in the "find people" search, or will they just not show up? I'd like to know so I can put certain suspicions to rest.
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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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Steam keeps making me appear offline in my Friends list

Steam seems to be doing something rather strange. I am always online. I have no issues launching, updating, or playing any game. Every so often, though, it seems to kick me into Appear Offline on ...
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Is there a service which can email you when a Steam game is updated? [closed]

I run a bunch of Steam servers, some of which I don't commonly go on. Is there a service which can email me when a steam game is updated to remind me to update it to the latest version? There have ...
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Downloaded game onto my external hard drive, but Steam won't let me play the game?

Steam is saying I have to download the game all over again, but I have already done so. It is on my external hard drive instead of my SSD in my laptop, to save space. I haven't really had this problem ...
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Is there any way to start Steam in offline mode without logging in first?

I recently find myself needing to start Steam in offline mode rather frequently (my wife is hogging my account to play Plants Vs. Zombies, and most of what I play doesn't really need to be online). I ...
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Buying game collection that contains game that I own Steam [duplicate]

Let's say I buy a game. And after a few months, the bundle that contains the game (e.g. all games from specific publisher or developer or franchise) go on sale and I wish to buy that bundle. What ...
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I want to remove Steam completely but I accidentley removed Steam uninstaller

I recently tried to remove Steam so I manually started deleting files, including Steam uninstaller. There are a few files that can not be deleted because they're open in Steam, however I exited Steam ...
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Can I install a Steam game on two drives?

Can I install a Steam game on two hard drives? I already have a game installed on my solid state from a transfer, but that folder is full of mods and ENB files, and it's quite messy. I want to install ...
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What would happen if a steam gift is decline but the recipient doesn't already own the game?

I'm thinking of gifting one of my friends a game that I know they don't have secretively, and if they do decline it and the gift is returned to my inventory, I'm wondering if I will be able to ...
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How can you find out the uplay account which is linked to Steam?

There are some games, which are buyable on Steam (in my case Assasin's Creed Revelations), but require a uplay account. How can you find out which uplay account is linked inside Steam? It seems that ...
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Why do some steam games not work on Windows 10 - error 53?

I've been trying to run Civilization:Beyond Earth, but either since I've upgraded to Windows 10 or the Rising Tide expansion came out (or both), I can't. Most of the times, I get the launcher asking ...
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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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When were achievements, especially their timestamps, introduced to Steam?

I need to know for a project centered around achievements, furthermore the date they were unlocked. I want to mitigate the fact that some achievements before a certain date had no timestamps for ...
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Closed down Steam while downloading a game

I was downloading a Steam game with terribly slow wifi. I managed to downloaded 6.5 gigabytes out of the 12.5 then shut off my computer because I thought steam would pause it (at previous questions ...
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Can you display more than 10 items per page in steam community market

On the steam community market it often takes me a good few seconds for a page to load (probably my internet connection). The problem is I look at the items and then want to move onto the next page, it ...
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Steam download resetting to 0GB progress after restart

I started downloading a game. It reached 9GB out of 12GB total. I paused the download and shutdown my computer to go outside, but when I logged back in again in Steam, the game's download reset to 0GB ...
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My screen goes partially black in team fortress 2

the first day after downloading the game the game ran nicely but from the next day i began to see this black parts whenever I open any window such as options,shops etc.and close them.when i connect to ...
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Installed GTA 5 Steam version greyed out, Discovering Existing Files, then completely redownloads game?

Yesterday I was playing GTA5 Steam Version just fine, today the "Grand Theft Auto V" font-color in my Steam Library isn't white anymore just greyed out, also the Installation button returned, all ...
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My TF2 server cannot connect to the item server

I own a standard SRCDS server and when I (or anybody else) joins, they cannot connect to the item server. I have checked other servers and it definitely works there. Does anyone know why this ...
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Unable to connect to source game servers requiring steam servers

I've tried to connect to servers for games like Garry's Mod, Dota 2, CS:GO and none of them have worked I get a error message like this: I've tried port forwarding, virus scanning, disabling ...
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1 Year Service on Steam, but no badge earned

It says my steam account is 1-year-old today, but the badge for the years of service isn't showing up. Is it delayed a day or something? Link to my profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Undelt
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What is the most profitable way to sell steam trading cards: as-is, or turned into gems?

My steam trading cards either turn into between 0.02 and 0.10 EUR when selling them, or I can turn them into gems. Can I sell these gems later on in some way? I see i can put them in a sack of gems, ...
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I've tried turning off the synchronization for steam cloud and re enabling it, but the question mark on the cloud icon is still there, what do i do?

The question mark on the cloud icon on steam is still there after I disabled steam cloud and i re enabled this,what does this mean?
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“You must be logged into Steam to play Batman: Arkham Asylum” error message

I have a problem over Steam. When I open the Batman Arkham Asylum game on Steam it shows this error message: You must logged in to Steam But I have logged in Steam! It still shows the same ...
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Steam only downloads after I've paused it

I recently downloaded steam, I've downloaded Garry's mod and ARK survival of the fittest, Garry's mod while only a 2gb file took an incredibly long time to download and survival of the fittest flat ...
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How can I judge hardware against minimum and recommended specs?

While investigating graphics card benchmarks for a new PC, I noticed that some of the games I've been playing on my current laptop list minimum specificaitons on Steam that are considerably higher ...
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Unable to use keyboard controls when playing XCOM 2 offline

Tested this three times, found the same result each time. After Steam goes offline and you attempt to play XCOM 2, keyboards dont work whatsoever. I can't use Q & E to rotate, use TAB to switch ...
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I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install MW3 to

I've got an SSD and HDD in my computer. I don't want to install programs where loading time isn't a big issue onto my SSD so I have a Steam library on the HDD but Steam installed on my SSD. When I ...