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If I buy a shared game, will it stop being shared?

A friend of mine is sharing a game with me on Steam, which I will happen to be buying for myself later on. But, when I buy/activate the game on my library, will it be replaced with the shared one or ...
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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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My loadout isn't loading on most of the servers I go to

Most of the servers I go to says that they have lost connection with something (I can't remember) And that includes my taunts, hats and weapons! IS there any way I can fix this?
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How can I install a Steam game using the game installer exe?

I bought cook serve delicious a while ago from their website before I got steam. Now that I have steam installed, I'd like to have cook serve delicious in my library; however obviously I don't want to ...
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I can't trade tf2 items with my friend, but I can trade Gmod items. Help please!

I'm trying to trade tf2 items with my friend, but it only lets me trade Gmod items, (Melon race, physics gun, etc) Also, it says that I've been friends for only 12 days, so how long do I have to wait? ...
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How do I install linux steam games on a USB?

I know that to do this, I must go to steam settings, download, and make a new steam library on the USB. The problem is that my /media does not have a drop down and if I select /media it says "selected ...
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Which saves are kept when I enable Steam Cloud synchronization?

More specifically, if I enable it after I've had it disabled for a while, will it save my offline saves to the cloud or will it pull the cloud data to my computer first? Also, if I have 2 different ...
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How to join Online Campaign matches with Split Screen mod?

So we setup the Game-Banana/Game-MapsL4D2 Split-Screen mod and it works GREAT for local-play. However it's a bit iffy for Online play and I've only been able to get it to work on VERSUS matches so ...
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I have some questions about Steam [duplicate]

Do I download the games to hard drive? How much is the service? Does Steam OS make the experience better or what?
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Can you get acheivements in Offline Mode? [duplicate]

In offline mode, I can't even look at my acheivements. But say I make a lot of progress in a game in offline mode anyway. Do I still obtain them?
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How to add Minecraft.jar to Steam in Ubuntu

I have created a bin folder in my home directory and put my minecraft.jar in that folder. I then used Steam's "add non-steam game" option and added the minecraft.jar, but when I click play nothing ...
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Borderlands 1 crashing on steam multiplayer

Realize that this game is a bit older, but I'm hoping to play with some friends online! Whenever I try to host or get invited to a multiplayer game my whole steam client crashes. The game either ...
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How do I enter Game Properties in Steam Library?

So I'm kinda new to Steam so I'm unsure how to get into Properties in Steam in my Steam Library?
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What's the difference between GOG and Steam? [closed]

The header really says it all. Really just wondering about specifics and/or the future of each platform.
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How do I move Steam games from one computer to another without downloading them again? [duplicate]

So recently I got a new PC, mainly for gaming. I gave my old PC to my brother. Now what I am having trouble with is getting my old steam games on to my new computer, without having to download them. ...
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Making the map on GTA V PC look like PS4 or Xbox One?

Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC is great, but the only complaint I have is the map and general HUD. It seems to have stuck to the edge of my screen, and imagine this happens to anyone else on 1080p. Is ...
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How do I know what my offense level is?

I played CS:GO a few times a while ago, but I got kicked frequently (because of my internet connection) and every time I do something wrong I get a 7 day ban. The one thing I don't know is what level ...
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Purchasing UPlay game on Steam

I purchased Far Cry 3 on my Steam account, I downloaded the game from Steam and when I ran it I got a key to activate the game on UPlay but, when I run the game I should login to both services. If I ...
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Is it possible to make steam detect that I've copy-pasted the dlc into the game folder?

I'm trying to install the DoTA 2 reborn beta by flashdrive from another computer with the beta installed. I copied the "steamapps/common/dota 2 beta" folder, but the DLC did not get detected. How can ...
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Why is Steam connecting to a network when it shouldn't to?

Earlier today I was trying to reboot my computer to make sure I wouldn't receive some malware from the internet, and during reboot I made sure that my computer was not connected to the internet to be ...
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Steam beta shortcuts

Dota 2 recently release the option to start your game in the Reborn Beta. Usually, to do this you have to go to your library and hit the play button in the Steam client for it to give you the option. ...
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Will I receive achievements for Steam games when using mods? [duplicate]

I know that using console commands will disable steam achievements in some games. Will using mods in e.g. Fallout new Vegas disable achievements as well?
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Will my Rust character differ if not using family sharing?

I downloaded Rust from the shared library of a friend. As I enter the game I see that I have a black character. I'm no racist but I absolutely hate my character with that skin tone. So the question ...
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Steam launch commands: a way to launch a little script?

I know you can personalize the launch of a game by adding specific commands on Steam. Can you add a command that runs a little .bat script?
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Computer Restart Resets My Steam Downloads?

I am trying to download the new Batman. However with the file size being 35GB it will take me a while to download this. The problem I am having is when I shutdown my pc the download for Batman resets ...
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If Steam is installed on a seperate partition from windows, can I reinstall to that folder without redownloading my games?

I'm looking at upgrading to windows 10 beta through a clean install. I have steam and all my games installed on my secondary drive. If I wipe and reinstall windows, can I point steam to my D:\Steam ...
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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 ...
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Can I see the precise breakdown of the achievements' percentage obtained in Steam?

When viewing achievements on Steam it shows a percentage number for each achievement, which is the number of players that have unlocked that particular achievement. Is there any way to view the ...
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How to make Steam not count some games towards “Avg. Game Completion Rate”?

In Steam, some of the Showcases show the Avg. Game Completion Rate. This takes into account the percentage of achievements you have in average of all your games. Is there any way to make it not ...
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What happens if I buy a game without the DLC's the first time and then want to buy the game with all the DLC's

I first bought the normal version of Civ V without all the DLC's, but that was really boring, so I wanted the complete edition. That was $40, so I waited until the sale. I want to buy the complete ...
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How exactly does one enable Family Sharing on Steam? [duplicate]

Steam's documentation about Family Sharing (this and this) confusing, sometimes with respect to what happens on the borrower's side and what happens on the lender's side. Besides, it has generally ...
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Steam says not enough space even though files are already on my hard drive

I have got gta v on A USB from a friend, I have put in the steams apps, common folder, but when I click install on steam it says not enough disc space. I have a 118 gb computer and I can only just fit ...
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Do people still play the original Counter Strike online on steam? [closed]

I used to play this game (last time in 2003), but I would like to know if it's still active. So, do people still play this game online? And if so, where is the best place to do this?
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Can you buy a DLC via Steam and install it whenever you want to?

I'm planning to buy some Europa Universalis IV DLC's due to the steam sales. What i wanted to know is if i can buy them, and install the DLCs later when i finished my current game or will i be forced ...
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How to earn Monster Summer Sale cards? [duplicate]

When I press the "Play game" button I get referred to the Monster game. While playing the game I just earn more card drops instead of the cards. By playing the Monster game for a while I have ...
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Can I force Steam to install games on a drive that isn't C when in Big Picture mode?

I'm setting up an HTPC/Steam machine. It has a 60GB SSD drive for C (wow, small right?). There are several other drives, totalling about 2TB. I'm using Steam in big picture mode. When I install games ...
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Can I keep free games on my list when they are uninstalled?

Is there a way to keep free games on the list just like paid games when I uninstall them? I want to keep my free games in the list so I know which ones I had when I reinstall my PC.
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Copying game folder from friend's HDD onto my HDD, we both own the game [duplicate]

I have a very slow internet connection and so travelled to my friends house to download the 60 GB GTA V, played it at his house for 3 hours or so and then came home. I then put the HDD back into my ...
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Can I allow my friend to Family Share a game I own and use via Family Sharing another friend's copy [of the same game]?

Lets say I want to play Counter Strike on Steam. But my friend doesnt own this game. So I share my libary with my friend. Now my friend is able to play it. Now the complex part. When I want to play ...
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Steam starts downloading updates while in-game and ignores throttling limit

I play CS:GO fairly often and that game really requires you to pretty much have a 60 or below ping to be playable. Now, my internet isn't great, but I can usually get that - 30s to 60ish ping range. ...
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Transferring my RotMG broswer account to steam

I have played realm of the mad god on the original browser for ages now and I want to play on steam. How do I transfer my browser account onto steam? Do I have a Kongregate account? I have already ...
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What are the steam trading cards you can get for the Steam summer sale 2015?

I can't get into the steam game thing that they have that gives you card drops for the Steam summer badge, so I was wondering if anyone has the names of the cards so I can just buy/trade for them.
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Time during which steam prevents the sale of items unless I buy more games

I bought some games in Steam about 1 or 2 years ago. Recently I got some cards and items and I wanted to sell them. After all this time when pressing the sell button on such items. A message ...
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How do I get card drops in the Steam summer sale game?

I tried playing the Summer Sale clicking game for a bit, but it's pretty boring. The description says that playing will win you Steam trading cards. But how: is it just time spent clicking?
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How many players In a day for a CS:GO server [closed]

How many unique players online PER DAY does typically a CS:GO server, that usually have around 20-30 players online, recieve? Or a similar game
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Can I copy Steam game files from a Mac onto a PC?

I have a very slow Internet connection at home and cannot download large files there. However, I have a Macbook and fast Internet at school. Is it possible to download a game to my Macbook, then ...
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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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What is the rate the cops grow in The Basement?

So I recently bought the early access basement and it has no tutorial at all. I figured it out pretty quickly though. I still don't understand one thing though. The cops raids grow increasingly as you ...
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TF2 files not changing on reinstall

On Steam, I uninstalled TF2. A while later, I reinstalled it. However, when it finished, it keeps validating the game over and over again. I've tried many things; reinstalling it countless times, ...
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Steam game transfer [duplicate]

My previous computer has basically died. And I was wondering if I could transfer all of my steam games onto my new computer? I have re installed steam, and a bunch of my games aren't there to be ...