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Progress for individual achievements in Steam?

Is it possible to see progress for individual achievements in Steam? For example in Skyrim, there's the achievement "Delver" (clear 50 dungeons), and we're wondering what number we're at.
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How do I change my Steam username?

My username on Steam is an old e-mail I no longer use. Is there a way to change username?
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Where are Pillars of Eternity portraits located on OSX?

I have some custom portraits downloaded and need to put them in some directory but have no idea where the portrait directory is on OSX (game installed from Steam). I've tried ~/Library/Application ...
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Steam won't allow Black Ops 2 to be downloaded/installed to a separate drive

I just bought Black Ops II on Steam, but I'm having trouble at this point. I saw a similar post on this website about Modern Warfare 3 (I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install ...
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“Failed to find Steam” when starting

I have bought Deus Ex: Game of the Year edition on Steam and I am experiencing an issue that prevents me from playing. When I start the game I immediately get the following error; The game then ...
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Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead Demo+ Arma 2 Original

If i buy Arma 2 (Original) and get Arma 2 Operation Arrohead The Demo. Whould i be able to Play Arma 2:DayZ?
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Steam Downloading error [duplicate]

i am downloading dota 2, which is 7 gb (1 may 2015) in size. i only have 1.5 Megabits Speed (150 Kb) so you can understand how annoying it could be when a 7 gb game is downloaded till 98%, suddenly ...
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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 library only some dlc and some not

I bought civ v complete edition which includes all dlcs and expansion for civ v. When I look in my library it only shows 2 of the dlcs and the normal coc games. I still have the features from the ...
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Can I uninstall my Steam games but still have the save?

I realize that there was a similar problem to this that was answered, but i want to be safe by asking this. I'm running extremely low on disk space and I'm thinking of buying games because of the ...
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How do I create an shortcut to a Steam game with a server specified?

Whenever I play a certain game online, I always join the same server. Instead of starting the game through Steam, clicking "Join Server" selecting "History" then selecting the server, would it be ...
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How can I move my Steam saves from One hard drive to another?

I'm planning to upgrade my computer's hard drive and I'm not using an imaging program because I'm clean installing - How can I move my Steam game files and game saves from the old harddrive to the new ...
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I am getting redirected in cs servers while playing

I am playing cs1 CS 1.6 reloaded and I am getting redirected to another server even if I haven't pressed anything during a gameplay (not at start of the game). Its like, even when I am playing offline ...
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Changing the email address linked to my Steam account

I found myself in kind of a big problem today as I tried logging on Steam on another computer. The usual verification code popped up -- no problem -- the thing is that I only have access to the email ...
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Is it possible to see a list of which games I have marked as “Not Interested”?

If, during processing your queue, you marked a game as "Not interested", but you later reconsider based on a better understanding of the game, can you undo the "Not Interested" mark somehow? I know ...
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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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Why is it after I unhollow, use Humanity and kill things, I gain Humanity?

Why is it after I use Humanity, unhollow, and kill things, I gain Humanity back in the upper left hand corner?
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How to effectively delete a Steam game on Mac OS?

I'm in desperate need to free up some disk space on my Macbook, so I went on Steam to delete a few of the heaviest games I haven't been playing. Then I noticed something puzzling. I had ~15GB free ...
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Super Crate Box keeps crashing

Whenever I start Super Crate Box, everything works fine at first. After about 3 minutes though, the game crashes. Any help? I downloaded the game from Steam, and the version I'm using is for ...
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Does GTA V activate on Steam?

If I buy GTA V from, for example, Amazon, will it come with a Steam CD Key, or will this be a separate, non-Steam version of the game?
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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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Crysis 2 doesn't match my gamepad inputs

I'm using a Speedlink XEOX Pro Analog Wireless Gamepad. When playing Crysis 2 Maximum Edition on Steam, my controller input doesn't register until I push quite far on the right analog stick; this ...
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Error when launching Steam game [duplicate]

Steam refuses to launch a game, and I see the following trace in Steam's debug.log: [0426/161302:ERROR:gpu_info_collector_win.cc(103)] Can't retrieve a valid WinSAT assessment. ...
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GTA 5 social club logging in to wrong account

I have GTA5 on Xbox 360 and now on PC. I use the same social club logins on both accounts. I have GTA4 on steam but with a different social club account as at the time 4 was having issues and couldn't ...
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Dark Souls 1 DSFix: Why is my screen in the upper left corner?

I am using DSFix to get 60 fps in Dark Souls: PTDE, but why is my screen in the upper left corner? I disabled DOF and AA in the .ini file like other posts. It still remains there.
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Is there a ready-to-go Steam Linux distribution iso?

Not sure this belongs here or super user, but Steam recently made it to official release status for Linux. Are there any distributions yet of an instantly bootable Flashdrive image or something with ...
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Is scrap metal from non-tradable+tradable still tradable?

I recently learned that scrap metal crafted from 2 non-tradables creates non-tradable scrap metal. (And scrap from 2 tradables is tradable) What would happen if you created scrap metal from 1 ...
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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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How do I spawn in weapons or items?

Is there a way in Dark Souls 1, Dark Souls 2, or Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin to spawn in weapons or items? I wanted to experiment with weapons that I didn't use on my first playthrough or ...
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Installing pre ordered game from Steam as soon as possible

I have pre ordered The Witcher 2 some while ago with my Steam client. So far so good. The game should be released to public on May 17th 2011 - great. Now for the questions: Can I somehow ...
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Why does my controller stop working in GTA V after opening Steam overlay?

I have GTA V for PC, bought through Steam. I play with an Xbox 360 controller. When I'm playing the game, if at any point I or the game opens a Steam overlay (be it the text input or the regular ...
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Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
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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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How to restore GTA 5 from a external hard drive [duplicate]

I bought GTA5 this weekend over steam, then realised that the game is 60GB big and I use a capped line. I asked one of my friends to make a copy of the game so I can restore the game using steam and ...
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How can I copy/transfer games via external hard drive?

I have successfully transferred "Killing Floor" from my brother's laptop to my own via external hard drive. The problem, now that I have all the files, is that I don't know how to launch the game ...
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How to know if your Steam account is premium?

I just got a Dota 2 gift, and I really wanna know if my account is premium. How can I check?
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Does Garry's Mod download addons twice? If not, what is it downloading?

You can find a copy of this question asked (by me) on the Facepunch Forums. When I subscribe to an addon on the Garry's Mod workshop, Steam instantly downloads them in the download manager. When I ...
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Is it possible to activate and play Mortal Kombat X in Germany?

I'm wondering if it's possible to activiate and play Mortal Kombat X 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 Proxy to ...
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How to download a pre-updated Steam

After installing Steam, it demanded an update of 127 MB. But I don't have an Internet connection. So can I download a pre-updated Steam from any other computer which has an Internet connection?
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Steam Skyrim different languages on the same computer

I and my brother are playing Skyrim from the same computer (using Family Sharing). The problem is that I prefer to play in English but he needs a localized version. There is the localized version in ...
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Kill 10 snipers with flachette rounds not working

Hiya I still haven't found a solution for this odd situation yet, but for some reason killing snipers with flacette rounds (on any shotgun may i remind you) doesn't lower the counter of many I need to ...
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Lag when playing Rust

Yesterday I bought Rust on Steam, I downloaded and installed it without any problem. When I try to join a server to play, it stays on the loading screen for about 20 minutes and when the game finally ...
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What happens if I buy a game I already own through Steam a second time?

I am debating whether or not to get the Potato Sack (yes, I realize I've been debating for several weeks now) bundle through steam. I already own: Defense Grid: The Awakening, Super Meat Boy, and ...
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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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Did Humble Bundle stop supporting the “Activate on Steam” option?

There was a time where you could link your Steam account to your Humble Bundle account and have the codes automatically redeem as you clicked them, without all of the copy-paste-wait-wait more-click ...
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How to get steam to recognize game files downloaded on another machine?

Yesterday I purchased GTA V for the PC via Steam and downloaded it onto my laptop at work. When I got home to transfer the 65 GB worth of files to my main computer, I cleared up 65 GB of space on my ...
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Where'd MainMenu.lua go in Civilization 5: Brave New World? I want to enable mods on my Mac!

So to unlock Mods on your Mac version of Civ V, you need to comment out line 33 of MainMenu.lua. When Gods and Kings came out, MainMenu.lua moved, but the fix still worked. Now that "Brave New ...
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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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Can I trust Steam-powered games? Is there any unwanted behavior installed with Steam?

So – I just bought the new game Supreme Commander 2. This question is not about the game, but about the online software installation platform that it seems to require. I haven't bought a game ...
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What advantages do I gain from playing a game through Steam?

As the title states, what are the advantages to having a game on your Steam account versus having the game outside of Steam (especially for MMORPG games)? Take Rift for example. Rift recently became ...