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I want to buy ANOTHER copy of a game I already own and give it as a gift to a friend on Steam?

Basically what the title says - I'm on my friend's wishlist and want to buy them a game BUT I already own a copy of the game - for some reason the "Add to Cart" option is greyed out on the store's ...
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When does the Steam discovery queue card availability reset?

I am hoping to capitalize on obtaining as many trading cards as possible before they expire on July 4th. Is the gap between earning cards from the discovery queue based on a specific global reset time,...
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How to run two accounts of the same Steam game

So we are told with each copy of the upcoming game, No Man's Sky, you have your charter and start on a unique planet. If me and my wife want to play a Steam game with an online universe off the same ...
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Sid Meier's Pirates! Steam version crashes due to pure virtual function call?

I used to love Sid Meier's Pirates! and had a physical copy of the game I sadly misplaced. In a Steam sale a year or so ago, I bought a virtual copy, but have only recently gotten around to playing it....
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How do I clear Steam Cloud Sync files for a specific game?

I have some bad config data stored in Steam Cloud Sync for TF2. I've tried clearing all local files, passing in -autoexec as a launch option, and even doing a complete reinstall of the game and while ...
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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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I have different characters in my “My Games/Terraria/Players Folder” than in my game itself

I uninstalled Terraria because it kept crashing, after reinstallation, I opened it up, but both my characters and worlds were gone. They were still in my C:/documents/my games/terraria/worlds and /...
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How long are steam purchases valid?

Having always purchased hard copies of games I am a bit apprehensive about going all digital.My main concern once I have a steam game in my library is there a download limit/number of installation on ...
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Does the “Go outside” achievement keep track of time across machines?

I'm currently in the process of unlocking the "Go outside" achievement in The Stanley Parable (in other words, I haven't touched the game in quite a while). I'm aware there are ways to unlock this ...
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Can I play Steam's MK: Komplete Edition on two PC's?

Do I have to pay twice for play with my friend and is there multiplayer on mk: kp?
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7 days after mobile authentication, still getting 15 day hold.

I've had the mobile authenticator on for 7 days as of an hour ago, yet i still get a 15 day hold on any trade. I do not have trade confirmation options in my privacy settings on my phone nor on the ...
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How can I see the gem value of an item that I do not own?

I can see how many gems an item in my inventory converts to when I turn it into gems. But is there any way to know how many gems I would get for an item I do not own?
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Does playing a third-party game still prevents Family Sharing?

Yes, playing a non-sharable game locks me out from Family Sharing. However, does playing a third-party game which only has an icon in Steam locks me out from it? I have to register it because I have ...
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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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Can I still play games that have been removed from Steam?

As Steam gets more remastered titles (e.g. Metro Redux, Sleeping Dogs, etc.), their older counterparts are no longer available to buy on Steam (presumably to entice people to actually buy the ...
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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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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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Hitman: Codename 47 “No render is selected”

I recently bought Hitman: Codename 47 from Steam. When I try to run it, this message comes up: I tried different stuff like: And: After a while with a lot of changing random settings that don't ...
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Can I run Steam games through WINE with native Steam?

All tutorials I see on running Steam games through WINE require Steam to be installed using WINE. I use the native version of Steam, as in the official Linux version. Is there any way I can run Steam ...
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Weird CoD AW Gold Edition problem PC

Today something very weird happened to me. I played a game of FFA (on a non-DLC map) and I got a supply drop. When I opened it, there was an AE4 inside (I don't know which variant). I wanted to equip ...
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Is there a list of which Steam games support Oculus Rift?

Steam has apparently started displaying when a game supports Oculus Rift; see for example this game. Is there somewhere I can view all Steam games that have Oculus Rift support? I noticed the "...
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Copying steam game data from one computer to another [duplicate]

My friend just bought payday 2 yesterday, and he doesn't want to download it because it will take a long time. Let's pretend that there are two subject here, A and B. Both have payday, but only B ...
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Is there any way of viewing the CD Key for a bundle on Steam?

I've bought a few Valve Complete Pack CD-keys for Steam from game.co.uk. These bundles include 26 games. When the key is activated, the 26 games appear in your library, but there is nowhere to right-...
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What does this icon near SteamPlay text mean?

I saw this icon while browsing on steam and I wonder what it means. What does it mean?
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Sims 3 Expansions on Steam

I bought the Sims 3 and multiple expansion packs at a store. I wanted to install some expansion packs through Steam, and I am completely aware that if I want to to that, I will need to first install ...
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Can I buy the expansions from Steam if my copy of Sims 3 wasn't bought from Steam?

I already own Sims 3 and Sims 3 Generations after buying them from Best Buy and Walmart. If I want to buy other expansions through the Steam sales, do I have to rebuy these two in order to play them? ...
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Do titles on sale vary as time passes?

For those who have been living under a rock for the past few days haven't been informed, the 2016 Steam Summer Sale started yesterday. There are a few games that I'm really looking at buying, but I ...
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Steam game share, how do I move my main pc?

I game shared with a couple of friends and it was all good on my old PC, but I got a new one and I am using my game share library when I play games. How do I stop my PC from being in the shared ...
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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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Steam Market sell priority

Today I was revisiting my listed items after months and found out some items I had there for months havent been sold. Specificaly I have a pack of gems since april at 1.15€. Price is around 0.81 and ...
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How can I kick someone from a Steam group?

Someone added me and well, randomly used vulgar words against me and me family. They seem to be a member of the group I am an admin at, and I want to kick them as they might target the group's ...
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How can I check if Steam is up?

I opened Steam, attempting to login... and it just sits there for minutes then finally gives me "Could not connect to Steam network". I know I have full internet connectivity. It really seems like ...
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If I bought two of the same game but didn't give me an extra copy, can I refund one?

So recently I just bought Payday 2. One day after I bought Payday 2 GOTY edition because I wanted the DLC. It told me in my purchase that I wouldn't receive an extra copy of Payday 2. But I would ...
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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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Is there a way to import a gemcraft chasing shadows save into steam?

I just found out that Gemcraft Chasing Shadows was available on steam and being a Gemcraft fan I bought it. I have extensively played the game on it's original home of armour games and still have the ...
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What happens if I exceed Steam's transaction threshold?

I know that you have to put in billing information for Steam Community market once you make over 200 transactions in a year or $20,000 in USD, and if you exceed the $20k threshhold you get income ...
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I have bought Skyrim on CD, yet Steam is saying I have to buy it

I bought Skyrim on CD a few months ago and had no trouble playing it, Steam recognized that I had purchased it However, my computer crashed and I had to reinstall everything. In the time between ...
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My Family Shared Games will not Start

My family shared games will not start/launch because of a message "checking for updates" this has never happend before, NOTE: my own games will work 100%, cancel button doesnt cancel and the Error ...
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Turn off steam logon requirment for LAN CSGO

I have a LAN game of CSGO set up using the sv_lan method. This works fine, but where we like to play has an unreliable internet connection, and we often want to play when there if no internet ...
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How can I get Steam to download games during off hours?

My bandwidth provider has a window at night where my data isn't counted against my cap. How can I get Steam to download during that window? I know I can set the auto-updater for a specific time, but ...
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Deus-Ex Hi-res textures through Steam

I'm looking to begin playing through Deus-Ex which I purchased on Steam. I've heard about hi-res texture packs for the original game. I've come across posting which explains how to use this with ...
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CS:GO MM Official Servers Periodically HIGH Delay

The last two weeks that I have been playing CS:GO MM on official servers, it happened on ALL matches, except maybe one or two, that on whole game, most or even all players had really high ping, making ...
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Can I stop notifications of Steam groups I have joined?

I am member of many groups because of the freebies I get from Gleam. I don't want any notifications or their feeds in my friend's activity while being the part of group. Is this possible ? If yes, ...
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Will I receive a second copy of Dishonored in my Steam inventory, if I pre-order Dishonored 2 as a gift, and add it to my library that way?

If you attempt to purchase Dishonored 2 using 'Purchase for myself' it says: "you will not receive an extra copy of: Dishonored" Will I still receive the Dishonored definitive edition for myself ...
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Can I invite friends to Steam?

I basically want to invite a friend to steam, so that they will download it and play a certain game with me. Does steam have this sort of feature? It's essentially a personalized share. ...
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Can I appear to be playing a Steam game without actually playing it?

This may sound stupid, but I really want to know if I can appear to be playing a game without necessarily having it installed, a bit similarly to something like Idle Master.
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Steam trading issue

One of my CS:GO items do not appear in the trade prompt. I've been having this issue for hours now, and I dont know what it is. In my inventory, my AK47 Redline, (the item i'm attempting to trade), ...
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Can I install games from Steam while my computer is off?

I know this sounds kind of nooby, but I got my computer a day ago and tried installing CS:GO from Steam, but my internet speed is very slow. I just wanted to know if I could install it while my ...
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Downloaded game onto my external hard drive, but Steam won't let me play the game? [duplicate]

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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How to disable play time tracking?

Is it possible to avoid recording the time you play CS:GO on Steam? My friend and I had a deal that we would spend the same amount of time playing it so it would be fair. Now I have like 30 hours more ...