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Is a user's Steam Inventory the same across computers?

Is the Steam inventory on two different computers, but the same Steam account the same? For example, same guns on CS:GO, even if these are two different computers, but with the same account?
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Is there a service which can email you when a Steam game is updated? [closed]

I run a bunch of Steam servers, some of which I don't commonly go on. Is there a service which can email me when a steam game is updated to remind me to update it to the latest version? There have ...
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Downloaded game onto my external hard drive, but Steam won't let me play the game?

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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Buying game collection that contains game that I own Steam [duplicate]

Let's say I buy a game. And after a few months, the bundle that contains the game (e.g. all games from specific publisher or developer or franchise) go on sale and I wish to buy that bundle. What ...
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I want to remove Steam completely but I accidentley removed Steam uninstaller

I recently tried to remove Steam so I manually started deleting files, including Steam uninstaller. There are a few files that can not be deleted because they're open in Steam, however I exited Steam ...
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Can I install a Steam game on two drives?

Can I install a Steam game on two hard drives? I already have a game installed on my solid state from a transfer, but that folder is full of mods and ENB files, and it's quite messy. I want to install ...
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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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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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What would happen if a steam gift is decline but the recipient doesn't already own the game?

I'm thinking of gifting one of my friends a game that I know they don't have secretively, and if they do decline it and the gift is returned to my inventory, I'm wondering if I will be able to ...
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When were achievements, especially their timestamps, introduced to Steam?

I need to know for a project centered around achievements, furthermore the date they were unlocked. I want to mitigate the fact that some achievements before a certain date had no timestamps for ...
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Closed down Steam while downloading a game

I was downloading a Steam game with terribly slow wifi. I managed to downloaded 6.5 gigabytes out of the 12.5 then shut off my computer because I thought steam would pause it (at previous questions ...
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My TF2 server cannot connect to the item server

I own a standard SRCDS server and when I (or anybody else) joins, they cannot connect to the item server. I have checked other servers and it definitely works there. Does anyone know why this ...
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How do I tell what games were recently updated on Steam?

If you restart steam, your "Downloading" page becomes empty, providing that all the game updates finished and there are no new ones. How do I find out which games were updated by steam recently? Is ...
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1 Year Service on Steam, but no badge earned

It says my steam account is 1-year-old today, but the badge for the years of service isn't showing up. Is it delayed a day or something? Link to my profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Undelt
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I've tried turning off the synchronization for steam cloud and re enabling it, but the question mark on the cloud icon is still there, what do i do?

The question mark on the cloud icon on steam is still there after I disabled steam cloud and i re enabled this,what does this mean?
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Steam only downloads after I've paused it

I recently downloaded steam, I've downloaded Garry's mod and ARK survival of the fittest, Garry's mod while only a 2gb file took an incredibly long time to download and survival of the fittest flat ...
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How can I judge hardware against minimum and recommended specs?

While investigating graphics card benchmarks for a new PC, I noticed that some of the games I've been playing on my current laptop list minimum specificaitons on Steam that are considerably higher ...
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“You must be logged into Steam to play Batman: Arkham Asylum” error message

I have a problem over Steam. When I open the Batman Arkham Asylum game on Steam it shows this error message: You must logged in to Steam But I have logged in Steam! It still shows the same ...
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Steam download resetting to 0GB progress after restart

I started downloading a game. It reached 9GB out of 12GB total. I paused the download and shutdown my computer to go outside, but when I logged back in again in Steam, the game's download reset to 0GB ...
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The Steam App Won't Connect to Wifi

I have a new computer. When I first got it, I downloaded steam and 3 games. After that, i did not use it for 3 months. I recently started using it again. During the time that i did not use it, I ...
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Is there a file limit?

I have been downloading any and all of the important files that I find, and I haven't run into any problems yet. I know that there is a RAM limit, but is there a limit to the amount of files you can ...
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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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Unable to use keyboard controls when playing XCOM 2 offline

Tested this three times, found the same result each time. After Steam goes offline and you attempt to play XCOM 2, keyboards dont work whatsoever. I can't use Q & E to rotate, use TAB to switch ...
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Online features ceased to work

I'm playing Dark Souls 1 on Steam and few days ago I noticed that I can't connect to any other world: Invasions fail, White sings used by nobody, I don't see any messages. The game failed to work ...
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Garry's Mod not accepting Steam Controller input on Mac

After a recent update of one either the controller or Gmod, the game no longer takes any input at all from the controller. Even when trying to assign keys, pressing nay button simply acts as thought ...
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Do the Steam ToS allow a single person to have 2 Steam accounts?

I want to play some of the Steam dating sims, but I don't want to get derisive messages from my Steam friends when they see messages like "Nzall has started playing Tank Dating Simulator". Do the ...
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Steam Community market Buy Orders

I'm trying to place a buy order for an item on the steam community market (it's a specific weapon/skin for CS:GO) but there isn't any of the item coming up in the search. Usually what I would do is ...
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Is it possible to activate GTA V on a new PC?

I'm buying a new computer in the next days. I need to know if I bought GTA V from Steam or official website now and installed it on this pc, is it possible to install (re-downloading is OK) and ...
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Completing trading card set. Getting coupon for game I own

When completing Trading Card Sets. Is it possible to get a steam coupon for a game that I already own?
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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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Steam Chat completely dropping messages

For some reason whenever I close the lid of my laptop(lenovo T540p), sleep, logoff or shutdown. steam chat will stop receiving messages completely, and will never show up in the chat. This is odd ...
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Can you display more than 10 items per page in steam community market

On the steam community market it often takes me a good few seconds for a page to load (probably my internet connection). The problem is I look at the items and then want to move onto the next page, it ...
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How to set background for a Steam profile?

I noticed some of my friends can change their Steam background profile. I searched in "Edit Profile" tab to edit mine but I don't see how. Can someone explain how to do this ?
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Reduce Steam installation folder size

Some notes before main question: My Steam games library is on separate location (another drive), and removing games is not a solution to this question. I have already tried out TikiOne Steam ...
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Is my OnBoard graphics chip really capable of rendering VR or is it a flaw in the steam checking tool?

My mainboard is a Asus Z87-A Mainboard. It just left warranty after detecting it can't supply enough power while powering up, so it just turns off in booting process as soon a graphicscard is pluged. ...
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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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CSGO: How to disable “deathcam” from the server level?

This is not a thread for discussing the justification for / against "deathcam". I am building dedicated servers for CSGO tournament play (in a 100+ seat LAN setting), and require the settings to ...
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Is Warrior Kings on Steam/GOG.com the “Remastered Edition”?

No official info on Steam and GOG.com, that's why I'm asking. About "Remastered Edition".
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Can I play Beyond Earth without Steam?

I looked at the Beyond Earth , game site and it does not say anything about steam. I searched here and found sometimes you can't play if steam is not happy. Is this game dependent on steam (as some ...
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Transferring Steam with Family Share enabled during reinstallation

I am prepping to reinstall my OS and I was wondering if there was a way to transfer steam and preserve my family share plan, say by configuring steam to work on a secondary drive then repeating that ...
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Why is the item list empty when trading in TF2? as a F2P

Recently I got some duplicates in my items. I wanted to trade them but for some reason, my Item list is empty. I refreshed the trading screen a lot but still no help. I'm a f2p player but I know that ...
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how to prevent steam to duplicate game size when patching?

So, i have an X game that occupies like 20Gb, then, a patch comes out, but steam instead of just download and installing the patch, downloads the patch and it seems that copy all of my X game into the ...
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How can I share Civ 5 DLCs with different user accounts on the same PC?

On one computer I have 3 different users of Steam: The first user bought Civilization 5 some time ago (basic no DLC), The second user bought Civ 5 and all DLCs. I've also selected the option to ...
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How do I change my name on Steam?

I have a name on Steam, but when I play multiplayer Team Fortress, it shows my email address. I have already set my name in Steam, but I want the game to show my name.
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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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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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Does my second local player have a different MMR?

I play both solo and split-screen for competitive doubles, and have noticed that my primary account Player and my second controller Player(2) have different ranks Veteran & Pro respectively. ...
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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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Ultimate Doom (Doom Classic) from Steam cannot start on windows 8

I just bought Doom Classic Complete on steam (I am running Windows 8): http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18397/ Below are the files for Ultimate Doom after the steam download: C:\Program Files ...
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Game updates while playing not working as expected

I've set up Steam to stop downloading updates while I'm playing other games like this: Anyway Steam doesn't seem to care and keeps updating games while I play. How can I ensure that Steam is not ...