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Is there a way to disable showing what your friends are playing when first logging into steam?

Whenever I log onto steam and open it on the top right of my computer is shows everyone who is playing games but at 3 at a time. Due to my high number or friends it takes a good amount of time to ...
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eOSDeviceScan opens ThemeChanger

Running eOSDeviceScan.exe on any computer opens the ThemeChanger.exe window. Creating a new account, deleting ThemeChanger, and renaming eOSDeviceScan do nothing. This has been happening since the v4....
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How do I enable cloud sync?

I'm trying to upload a mission to the Workshop, but I need to enable cloud sync before I can. How do I do this?
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Not able to find any match in CS:GO

I bought CS:GO, but when I try to play online, it's just searching for matches all the time. It never finds any matches. I have been searching for 15 minutes, and still haven't found anything. Do you ...
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How to pin Steam games to Windows 7 task bar

When I right-click on a game on my Steam Library, I have the option to add a shortcut to my desktop. However, I can NOT put that shortcut in my Windows 7 task bar with other programs and games. ...
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Moving Terraria Profiles from Mac OSX to PC Windows 10

I recently bought a new PC for gaming and I want to transfer my Terraria profiles from my Mac to my PC. I used my profile to log onto my PC my, but my worlds aren't showing up. How can I migrate my ...
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Street Fighter V won't let me sign in

When I launch the game (steam), this message pops up: "Gameplay will continue in offline mode. You must log in again to the server to use network functions." I have had the game for 3 days, ...
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Can I report a cheater in Dark Souls 3?

Yesterday I got invaded by some guy I could not deal any damage to him at all. He didn't even attempt to dodge or block my attacks. I think he could be a cheater. I understand that due to game ...
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Cannot get Steam Controller to work with FIFA16 (Origin)

I recently bought a Steam Controller and it works very well with all the Steam games and features. Some days ago I bought FIFA16 and, as you probably know, it is an EA game accessible only by Origin. ...
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How Do I Install Stronghold 3 Gold Without A Key Code?

I'm a big fan of the Strongholds line, so picking up Stronghold 3 Gold was a no-brainer. But then I tried to install it, and I discovered it required Steam. I still prefer boxes with DVDs and manuals....
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How do I stop Steam changing my update setting to automatic?

For each Steam game, you can change your update settings (right click game > properties) to one of three options: automatically update (default), automatically update (high priority), and only update ...
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Are the in-game Steam keys real?

Among the general gibberish that can be found on certain NPC computers, there are file that contain what look like Steam game keys. There's a thread on the Steam Hacknet discussion forums, but it ...
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Could a member of my family and I play a game in Steam at the same time? [duplicate]

I have bought a game, but a member of my family couldn't because of $$ and I was thinking if I can do this: Add his/her computer to the list of family share of steam to let him/her see and play my ...
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What is the maximum attainable level of a Steam account? [duplicate]

What is the maximum attainable level of a Steam account ?
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Can I activate a DLC on Steam without owning the base game?

You often receive DLCs on Humble Bundle or similar sites without owning the base game. Can I activate them without worries? For sure I can't play the game, but assuming that you are waiting for a ...
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Are achievements still available while playing on a prior version on the game?

Can I continue an (old) Ironman game on a prior version and earn achievements ? I was trying a World Conquest with Ottomans and a new patch has been released recently.
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How to set up a Steam profile showcase?

I noticed some people can create showcase of their Steam objects they want to trade or their in-game screenshots. Can someone explain how to set up this ?
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Is it possible to host Magicka in a LAN without steam?

I want to play Magicka in a LAN without steam, is it possible? I am hosting the game in one pc, but the other simply cannot see the game, or connect directly with the ip address. According to the ...
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Server Won't Go On Internet Listing

Ok, so. I made a gmod server a few days ago and everything. I port forwarded all ports for garrys mod. I go onto internet to search for my server but nothing pops up. But, when I go to local network ...
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Buying a game from steam store and using dlc code

Basically I bought Civilization V pack long ago so that pack didn't contain brave new world dlc. Now I got dlc code and when I try to activate dlc code it tells me to activate main game first eventho ...
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Steam has “forgotten” all of the shared libraries on the device

I have a shared library from my friend. I was able to play it fine until today, now it says that that it has to be authorized again on this device and asks to send a request to a friend to do that ...
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Earning “Friends List Slot” on Steam, what does this mean?

After I crafted a badge, I receive this a "5 slot level bonus". Does anyone know what it means ?
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How do I get my server to work through the internet listing?

I have set up and port forwarded a DarkRP server, on Garry's Mod. When I go to local game, and select play, it works. When I search the Internet section for my server, it pops up, but when I select ...
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Are custom Steam URLs reusable?

Let's say I have http://steamcommunity.com/id/xyz as my custom URL on Steam and then I change it to http://steamcommunity.com/id/qrs. Is xyz now available for someone else to claim as their URL slug?...
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Game sharing not working

i accidentally activated the key on my other account that i own and so the only person i game share with is myself on the same computer, so no one else could be playing my games. so when i gameshare i ...
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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? [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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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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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 ...