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My Steam account from Windows computer won't let me sign in on my iPad?

I have a Steam account on my Windows computer, I downloaded Steam on my iPad so I can look at my account on the go but it won't let me sign into my account, I double checked my account name and ...
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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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I want to install Steam on two different locations

I would like if possible to install Steam at two different locations, physically separate on two different IP addresses (MACs) and can play games purchased. It's my house and my cottage, where I could ...
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Is there a way to manually update a game?

As this answer describes, there is a way to disable automatic updates for a game. If I choose to disable automatic updates, how do I check for updates for the game in Steam?
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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare freezes about 2 minutes into Multiplayer gameplay

I am running Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on my PC. I have updated all of my drivers, deleted and re-installed the game, and still no luck. The first week I had the game it was running great. Then ...
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Is there a way to automatically block level-zero Steam profiles?

Lately, I've been doing a lot of trading on sites like TF2Outpost and backpack.tf, and, within about a minute of bumping my trade, I receive at least 3 friend requests from level-zero private Steam ...
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How can I assign the Fn key as a keybind for Valve games?

I recently have been stuck with having to play Steam games on my Mac, and while I have not minded different keys being where I'm used to them on Windows, the real problem I have is that I can't assign ...
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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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On Final Fantasy IV for Steam, how can I get all the augments in the minimum amount of playthroughs?

I'm playing Final Fantasy IV (for the bazillionth time) and want to try using all the augments but found out I need to play through multiple times. How many times must I play through the game to get ...
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How can I get my Steam account to show youtube videos that are added?

I am having a problem in my steam account regarding adding video from a Youtube account in my steam. Previously I have added couple of videos from a youtube account to my steam without any trouble, ...
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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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Reinstalling my computer and Steam client

I have to reinstall my computer and Steam due to malware. When I reinstall Steam, will I be able to re-download the games that I bought? I still have the "Thank you for your purchase" emails, so will ...
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Can the original Age of Empires II be played online thru GameRanger with the HD version on Steam? [duplicate]

So my question is if the original Age of Empires 2 can be played online with the Steam HD version of the same game through the GameRanger software, not through Steam?
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How can I disable Steam from starting up with Windows without logging in to Steam?

Is there a way to disable Steam from starting up automatically with Windows (XP/Vista/7) after installing it? I fix systems for people and some of them request or have Steam, so I reinstall it for ...
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Is there any point in adding a non-Steam game to Steam?

Is there a point in adding a non-Steam game to Steam? Are there any advantages besides being able to launch the game from within Steam?
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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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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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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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Shortcuts to launch game with different launch options in Steam

I am trying to create shortcuts for Arma 3 so I can quickly launch the game with and without mods, so I need to create at least 2 shortcuts, one for vanilla and one for mods. But when I created the ...
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How do I play the “Homeworld Remastered Original Soundtracks”?

Gearbox recently released the original Homeworld soundtracks via Steam, and also provided DLC codes for Collector's Edition owners to download them for free. Having purchased the Collector's Edition, ...
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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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Steam Client is not listing my game

For the first time I bought a game from steam Age of Empires Online : All in wonder. The transaction was successful and I got the game listed under my account in the steam website but when I download ...
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“Scanning for Steam games updates” error message

Whenever I try to run Steam, I get an error message saying "Scanning for Steam licenses updates." I tried searching on google and found this advice: Restart Steam. Reboot your computer. Rename ...
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Is there a fix for the endless “Scanning for Steam games updates.”?

On trying to fire up any game in Steam, or Activate a Product on Steam, a popup will display stating "Scanning for Steam games updates.", and just sit there. It never does anything, and only offers a ...
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How can I move Steam to an SSD to improve boot time?

Most of the articles I've found detail how to move Steam games to another disk. That's not what I want to do, I want to move Steam (the application itself) to an SSD in order to improve the time it ...
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Is there a way to filter out certain tags on the Steam store?

There are some kinds of games that I really don't like, and it would be cool if I could somehow filter my Steam store view so that I don't see those games. Thankfully, there are tags that describe ...
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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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Steam and Teamspeak not connecting, but internet in general is working fine?

So I logged on today, and realized Teamspeak was not connecting to the server I log on to every day. I had also realized Steam was having a tough time connecting to the internet, and I have no idea ...
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Unable to leave random steam groups

I have a huge list of steam groups I've never joined in my "Groups" tab of the "Friends" section of Steam. It looks like this: Some of the games I own, some I had on my wishlist, some I've never ...
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How are “Foil” Badges different from common game Badges?

As I understand it, crafting a set of regular Steam Trading Cards gets you a common Game Badge. I also know that it is impossible to use a mix of regular and foil cards to craft a badge. Either you ...
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How to disable event notifications for group I'm not in?

I used to be a part of the "Tomb Raider Multiplayer Madness" Steam Group. They have regular weekly events. I became annoyed with the event notifications, so I thought leaving the group would cease ...
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Steam “Connect” Protocol

I currently have a link set on my website to run the following steam://connect/188.141.19.52:27016 When it runs, it launches Insurgency Standalone but it doesn't connect. If a person uses connect ...
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How to fix “Steam unable to sync” error?

I have a steam version of torchlight 2, and this started happening when I installed and then removed some mods. Each time I'm starting torchlight I'm greeted by the following message: After this ...
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Wineskin steam games not launching

I am trying to play KOTOR 2 on my mac and I have everything set up-- my steam is wineskinned, I have wrappers and KOTOR 2 is installed. But, whenever I go to click play game nothing happens. I click ...
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Why is Steam only showing me “Buy” instead of “Play” option for a game shared via Family Sharing?

I thought the whole point of family sharing was so that multiple copies of the game didn't have to be bought. I have no problem downloading the game, but instead of "Play", my only option once it's ...
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Can't Connect to Item Server for Battleblock Theater?

When I click play on Battleblock Theater it says: You are not connected to steam item sever, you will not able to unlock or trade items. I just don't know how it work.
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Replays

I am running a dedicated server for Team Fortress 2 and I have SourceMod installed. I would like to include replay support, which is presently almost functional. By almost functional I mean that it ...
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What are the potential risks of joining a Steam group?

Does joining a Steam group give that group any additional information about you? Does joining a Steam group open you up to potential fraud in some way? The source for this question is to understand ...
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Final Fantasy VIII - Card Collector achievement (Steam)

I recently made the effort of collecting all the cards in the game. No biggie, I love the card game anyway. Got the PuPu card last. I now have the yellow start next to the "Cards" menu entry, and ...
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Purchasing a Steam Game in Europe (though I am a US citizen)

Ok, I'm hoping this question doesn't get closed with regards to small locale as I'm trying to cover all of Europe with this one :) I am a US citizen currently working on an international assignment ...
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Download steam game on mac and pc?

I have a macbook pro and i am looking to get a gaming pc. Ive downloaded a few games on steam that are mac and windows compatible. I play them on my mac. Would i be able to sign into my steam ...
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What happens if I activate a product key on Steam for a game I already own?

I have a Steam product key for Just Cause 2 I got for free with the purchase of my video card. However, I already have a copy of this game attached to my Steam account. What will happen if I try to ...
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How to install skyrim using wine?

I used the following commands from ...
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Do transfering steam games to another computer reset that game's save data?

I have a steam account and I want to transfer some games to my laptop. I was just wondering if I transfer the games to my laptop, would it reset the data?
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Can I choose which library to install a game to using the remote-download feature?

Steam has a remote download feature. When you're away from your computer, you visit your games page, click "download" next to a game, and (assuming your computer is on) it will start downloading. ...
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Activating a steam gift from Russia failed. Now it says the gift would already have been used

I got a Steam gift key from a russian friend. I opened the link he sent me and it said that the game could not be activated in Germany. So i fired up a VPN and when I opened the Link again, it said ...
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Steam thinks the game is not installed

I've researched the web carefully and went on about 20 pages, either from Steam itself or from this website or among other forums. Since I'm a StackOverflow user, I decided to give here a try: I have ...
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What are some good tactics to use on DeGroot Keep?

I'm struggling on DeGroot Keep. Are there any specific strategies to win rounds consistently?
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How to see steam Username by UserID?

Hey guys i just created new account on steam yesterday for my brother with same email with me. Right now i really forget the account username but i know the userID because i took screenshot in game ...
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How can I find my steam ID?

How can I find my steam ID? I haven't bought any games; I am playing a free one. Is the ID only created if I buy a game?