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Restore Steam games from non-Steam backup

I recently had to reinstall windows due to driver issues and copied all my Steam games in the steamapps folder from the C-drive to another drive, but now I'm stuck with a problem. I have installed ...
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How do I move Steam games to a new computer without re-downloading them?

I have just bought a new computer and I have everything migrated over except for my Steam games. I looked in Program Files/Steam/ and I found a folder full of the games I have downloaded, but I do ...
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Can't uninstall games with “Delete local content”

I'm trying to uninstall Portal 2 from my local copy of Steam, using the right click->Delete Local Content menu option. Upon selecting this, a dialog is presented confirming the delete, followed by an "...
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Does the Steam client automatically download pre-ordered games after their release?

I've pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto V on Steam. When I pre-ordered, Value cheekily charged the full amount to my credit card, so I'm all paid up. Just waiting for it to drop. If I leave my Windows PC ...
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How do I add a thumbnail image to my Stellaris mod on the Steam Workshop?

I have used the Stellaris launcher to add a mod to the Steam workshop for the game of the same name, but after doing so, it appears with a blank thumbnail: Going from the steam side of things, you ...
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Trying to wrap game launch - Steam Linux

Similar to this question, I'm trying to run a script to wrap the launch of a game simply for purposes of tracking how long I've been playing. The way I have it set up currently is: Move the ...
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Does US Scribblenauts Unlimited activate on a EU Steam account?

If I buy Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC) at Amazon.com and ship it to Europe, will I be able to attach it to my German Steam account or at least play it at all?
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Running games in DirectX 6

I've just watched a video where I saw Counter Strike: Global Offensive is running in Direct X 6. This makes HUGE difference on FPS and also lower the graphics quality so much. This makes me wonders ...
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Updating Workshop Items

I recently uploaded a prison to the Workshop, and am ready to upload a new version. I know there is a ChangeLog section where you can view updates, but I can't find a way to change the file. My Owner ...
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'Clay Pigeon Shooting' Achievement not progressing

I still haven't found a solution for this odd situation yet, but for some reason killing snipers with flechette rounds (on any shotgun I use) doesn't lower the counter of how many I need to kill for ...
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Steam - location and game censorship

From what I could read Steam offers differing versions of the games. For example non-censored US Fallout and non-US censored Fallout. I would like to go with the genuine versions. What do I need to do ...
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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 recently)...
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eOSDeviceScan opens ThemeChanger

Running eOSDeviceScan.exe on any computer opens the ThemeChanger.exe window. Creating a new account, deleting ThemeChanger, and renaming eOSDeviceScan do nothing. This has been happening since the v4....
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Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes tales of valor

I Downloaded COH Tales of valor and after play i see need coh new steam version but when i click play it's want to download it but both files is same coh is 7.5 gb and coh tales of valor is 7.6gb ...
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M&B Warband - Is it possible to add Anno Domini mod into Steam distribution on Linux?

I have Linux (Lubuntu 16.04) and I play M&B Warband on Steam. I'd like to try the Anno Domini mod, but I'm not sure how to add it to my game and if it's even possible with Steam distro and Linux. ...
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VAR issue in Counter Strike Global Offensive

I don't know how to fix this VAR issue, as you can see below the picture it's jumping from 0 ms to even 16 ms or 20 ms and it's causing lag. I tried to lower graphics.Putting NVIDIA to perfomance....
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What happens when you use all of your steam cloud save space?

When I'm playing, I like to quick-save a lot! Recently I've started playing a game that generates a new save file each time I hit the quick-save key and thus I've accumulated a large amount of save ...
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What is hardware video decoding, and should I enable it?

I was browsing through my Steam settings recently when I found the following checkbox: What is hardware video decoding, and should I enable it? Would it increase or decrease my performance? What ...
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Does the steam copy of Rocket League have implicit support for PS4 Controllers?

I bought Rocket League through Steam today and, on a whim, connected it to my PS4 controller. Despite my expectations of having to download drivers or the like, it just... worked! Is this something ...
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Is there a way to import Amazon-bought Genesis games into the Sega Genesis Classics Hub?

The "3D bedroom" interface was recently released on Steam for the Sega Genesis Classics game series. It works fine for the 3 Genesis games I got through Steam, but the 40+ titles I bought from Amazon ...
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How to make two persons play at the same time?

My brother owns Skyrim on steam. We use Steam Family Share, but we were wondering how both of us could play it at the same time?
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Why can't I trade TF2 items if I can trade Gmod items?

I'm trying to trade TF2 items with my friend, but it only lets me trade Gmod items, (Melon race, physics gun, etc). It says that I've been friends for only 12 days, is this a factor? If so, how long ...
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What does a Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) notification look like?

I'd like to know what messages appear when somebody is cheating and VAC detects it. Do they appear in-game (for games which support VAC natively) or via Steam's game overlay (opened by pressing shift-...
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Can you choose which version of a game to play on Steam?

I want to play a game in an older update, but can't see a way to choose a specific version. Is this possible?
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Is it possible to turn off shared games from your friend?

I have a game (Awesomenauts) that I can play because it's shared from my friend. This game became free for the weekend as well, but I was kicked off when my friend logged on even though it's free. I ...
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Moving Terraria Profiles from Mac OSX to PC Windows 10

I recently bought a new PC for gaming and I want to transfer my Terraria profiles from my Mac to my PC. I used my profile to log onto my PC my, but my worlds aren't showing up. How can I migrate my ...
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How can I get my Logitech Dual Action gamepad to work with DuckTales Remastered?

My Logitech Dual Action gamepad is detected by Steam and the Logitech setup utility, but it does not work at all with DuckTales Remastered. Others are having the same issues with the same gamepad as ...
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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 GTX+...
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Is it possible to log your Steam account into two computers at once?

My gaming computer is currently downloading Napoleon: Total War and Supreme Commander 2 which I purchased on Steam, and which will take some time to complete. While this download is going on, I would ...
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Steam Market buy order functionality

I have a question about how the buy order works on the Steam Market. I will use the following picture for my examples. Scenario: Let's say I list my buy order at $11.41, after someone listed the $...
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Bastion sound is static

When I start Bastion directly everything works fine, but when I launch the game through Steam, the sound comes out as static. Oddly enough when I switch to a VT with CTRLALTF3, and then switch back ...
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Walking Dead Fullscreen Second Monitor

How would I go about moving TWD to my second monitor(TV)? What does not work: Win + Shift + Right/Left (It just makes the second monitor white and displays the game on the first one) A program that ...
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How can I view steam purchase history when you don't have money in your account?

I'd like to view mine but I currently don't have any money on my account.
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Is it possible to only share specific games?

On my steam account, I have some games that I don't particularly want my sister to play, but I want to share my Terraria game with her so she can play with her friends. Is it possible to just share ...
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Age of Mythology: Extended Edition crashing on windows 10

I've had windows 10 since it's release, never ran into a problem with any game, I'd say every game has improved since. But for AoM:EE it runs for at least 30 minutes and then, when I click on a unit's ...
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Remove From Family Share

A few months ago a friend and I family shared eachother, and have since not talked to eachother. We are no longer friends and I have removed him from my family share, but I want him to remove me from ...
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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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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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Limit how long on steam

My son, spends large amounts of time playing steam games. However, he uses his account for work as well. How do I limit the amount that Steam.exe is allowed to run for?
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Can my brother and I play at the same time through Steam Family Sharing? [duplicate]

As far as I'm aware, if 2 steam accounts are logged into one computer they can both share each others libraries. So if I give my laptop to brother with my steam games downloaded on, and he creates ...
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How can I add a browser/web game as a non-Steam game to my library?

If you want to create a custom Steam Controller configuration for a game you have to add it to your Steam Controller first, and I want to do so for games such as slither.io, and I also would just like ...
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Steam game launching problem

Everytime I launch a game made in Unity from Steam, it will generate this error seen in output_log; ExecutionEngineException: SIGILL at (wrapper managed-to-native) Steamworks.NativeMethods:...
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Fallout 4 crashes so hard it gives Steam a concussion

This has happened to me twice now - the first time I assumed it was just some weird fluke because this problem is bizarre. OS is Windows 10 FWIW. Fallout 4 will freeze and I am unable to access the ...
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Game licensing across multiple pcs for a non-commercial setup, using Steam

In Steam, what options are there for installing the same game for simultaneous use, across several computers? Ease of management is the bigger concern, over game licensing costs. This is a non-...
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Steam Client Error -130: Unknown Error, could not connect to the page

Okay, this happened completely all of a sudden. This morning, I was getting the "-130" error message even more than normal. That's the one that says Unknown Error, could not connect to the page I ...
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Can I increase the number of threads Steam uses for in-home streaming?

I have a gaming PC with an i7 3820. It has 4 cores and 2 threads per core, making it capable of handling 8 threads When I stream a game (The Witcher 2 for example) using in-home streaming, I notice ...
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Call Of Duty MW2 fails to install

I purchased Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 from local retail shop, the game is brand new and never used. I started installing it on my PC, after i inserted the DISC 1 it launched the steam service ...
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Separate SSD disk for faster gaming?

I have a spare 120GB SSD kicking around and I was wondering if plugging it in and downloading my Steam games to it would have any performance benefit? Currently I have a 240GB SSD with both Windows 10 ...
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How do I remove a Steam game from my library?

I like how Steam presents my library to me. However, there is one thing that keeps irritating me every time I open Steam: the Team Fortress 2 Beta. I don't want it, yet it is always in my games list....
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Dark Souls 2 scholar of the first sin repetitive growling bug

In Dark Souls Scholar of the first sin. I have progressed to the shaded ruins when I reach the male scorpions den and went inside and fought the duo wielding swordsman I kept hearing this strange ...