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64-bit Steam version of Banished crashes on launch

Launching the 64-bit exe of the game (through Steam) gives crashes and writes a dump with the following: Process Name Application-steam-x64.exe Process Architecture x64 Exception Code ...
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Add GoG DOSBOX games to Steam

I bought the Quest for Glory pack on Good Old Games, and like most GoG games I tried to add it to Steam. Now, QFG 1 through 4 are all DOS games and run via a packaged DOSBOX emulator GOG distributes ...
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How can i install and play games that require Steam without installing Steam?

I have a bunch of games ready to be played but my internet connection is too slow to download steam. I tried getting a updated installation file, which i did, but it still requires internet to ...
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Will I get the cards for Steam Christmas sale ever?

I was level 3 on Christmas sale (Steam), and I voted each 8 hours. A message popped out, telling me that I'll receive my cards when I reach level 10. I just crafted another badge, and I'm now level ...
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Is Steam Powers Legal? [closed]

I was recently looking at Steam on Google and noticed a site called Steam Powers. I took a look at the site and found out that when you make an account you get points which you can use to get Steam ...
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Manually copied Skyrim Steam Version to new computer, can't start game [duplicate]

I have manually copied the skyrim directory of steamapps from my old computer to a new one. After installing Steam again, I tried to copy all files back again to start the game, but, when I start ...
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Change the location of the Steam screenshots folder?

There's an option in the "In-Game" tab in the Steam settings menu to change the screenshot folder, but it doesn't seem to do anything? I took a screenshot after changing the location through the ...
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How do you change your Steam status, ect. from a shortcut?

I want to do this, because I want to use RocketDock to change things like my status and open things like the Friends window. I'm trying to create a Steambox of sorts with a heavily modified Windows 7 ...
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What are these weird games in my steam library? [duplicate]

I was cleaning out my steam library today and noticed something weird. Dozens of games of the format, SteamAppXXXX, which don't seem to do anything. Given their... questionable nature, I haven't ...
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Installing RAGE with Discs [duplicate]

I am installing RAGE on my PC, after installing it fully I go to play and Steam wants me to download 17.9GB, would that be updates or what? I cant play until I download that and my internet is capped ...
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Is there a way to run a PC Steam game on my Mac [duplicate]

I just replaced my Macbook for an IMac. I saw that they released Splinter Cell Chaos Theory on Steam, complete with MP :-O . It is only for windows however. Is there a way I can run some sort of ...
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Enabling Steam Family Sharing

I'm trying to share my steam library but Valve seems to have updated their interface without updating their docs. Every Tutorial I look at features the settings window with a horizontal tab bar, mine ...
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SteamCMD “Error! App '237410' state is 0x10502 after update job”

I should most likely contact Steam Support as well about this, but my hope is this will be an easy fix. My friends and I recently purchased Insurgency, so, in an attempt to get a server running, I ...
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Install game on another PC using the CD key from Steam?

About 3 years ago I wanted to buy a game called "Magicka" from Steam. But due to some weird issues I couldn't proceed and pay. After waiting serveal hours and restarting the PC a couple of times, I ...
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Is there an easy way to be notified of a greenlit game showing up in the store?

When I find an interesting game on Steam Greenlight, I always make sure to follow it. For some reason, I was under the impression that I would surely be notified in some manner when and if the ...
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Steam won't work

My computer was reformatted but the when I try to open Steam now it gives me this message Steam failed to load StartSteamEngine(0x1bf598) failed with error 1. Unable to write to the current ...
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How long does a Booster Trooper guest pass last?

I just added Booster Trooper to my library on Steam, and received six guest passes. Each pass says This pass only gives you access to the full version of this game for a limited time period. ...
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Can I buy DLC for Games I do not own the Steam Version of?

If I have a normal version of a game (in this case Rome : Total War/ Rome : Total War Barbarian Invasion) and I want a DLC (Rome : Total War Alexander) from Steam, will it work with my other games ...
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How can I set up a The Ship server?

As I stated in the title, how can I set up a server for The Ship? I've searched everywhere and can't seem to find guides of any kind anywhere. There's some basic guides on how to set up a steamcmd ...
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How can I get sweetfx to work with The Witcher?

Tried to run the first Witcher (EE, via Steam) using sweetfx and the "configurator", but I'm seeing no difference. I have successfully used it previously with Assassin's Creed 3. I installed it on ...
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Steam running linux and wine at the same time

Would it be possible to have Steam run linux ready games natively, and non-linux based games through wine without having to run two instances of Steam?
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How does the Steam downloading scheduler work?

I'm a little confused how the Steam Download Restrictions work. It says there's an option to "Limit auto-updating schedule" and to pick a time, and then an option to limit bandwidth to various speeds. ...
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Why does the DotA2 Treasure Key sell for more than $2.50 on the Community Market?

The DotA2 Treasure Key costs $2.49 / £1.49 (~$2.48) / 1.79€ (~$2.45) at "retail". However, most of the listings on the first few pages of the Steam Community Market entry are around $2.60. It's not ...
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Is there any way to prevent Steam from signing me out when I access Steam's messaging features through a third party app?

I like being able to use Steam Chat from my Mobile Device. I usually do this through the imo.IM app, because it also works with my various other messaging services and I find it convenient and ...
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What is the procedure to report a bug/crash about a Steam game?

I've some games that crashes in Steam, but I can't find to whom I should report the bug. Should I go to the developer's page or to some obscure Steam form?
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Arma 2 CD Key Problems

So, my Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead of steam is banned (battleye/cd key ban). If I buy Arma 2 Arrowhead and Dayz on the humble bundle then add it onto steam, will it reset my cd key to the one I just ...
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Can I purchase a gift certificate online for steam that is NOT associated with a specific game? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a repeat question - I didn't see it on the steam FAQ or other questions on here. I'd like to purchase a gift certificate for someone on steam and let them choose which game they ...
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Bought game on Steam, but it's not in my Library

I bought a game on my dad's chrome book yesterday on steam and it told me to check my library for the games I bought, but they are not showing up. Do I have to buy them again? Or is there a way to ...
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Steam Trading Cards error “Cookies have been disabled”

I have had a few TF2 regular and foil trading cards and I want to sell them before they expire, however every time I try to sell them, a error prompt pops up saying "There was an error in selling your ...
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Can I buy TF2 items with my credit card?

Well this morning, I was going to buy a mann.co supply crate key. Which costs £1.49. But when I try to buy it, it only lets me pay with steam wallet. I mean I could add some money to it, but the ...
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Why is steam wrong in its game count?

Referring to this image, steam says I have 11 games in total and 10 installed. However, if you count them (Yes, I have counted them a million times.), you get 12 total and 11 installed. What's wrong? ...
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Stop Steam Sync Permanently

While playing games via Steam, at the exit of the game Steam wants to "Sync" something. I guess it is game saves. I am in a low bandwidth environment where it takes for ever for Steam client to ...
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How do I find the ID for a game on Steam?

Every game on Steam has a different Game ID (also known as App ID). For instance, looking on my own computer, Portal has an ID of 400, and FTL: Faster Than Light is 212680. How do I find this ID for ...
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Filter out Early Access games from Steam store

Is there a way to configure Steam to filter out early access games from the store? In other words only show non-early access games in the store.
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Microvolts on Steam came with 'XTrap'. Is it safe? [duplicate]

Is XTrap Safe? My little brother downloaded Microvolts surge from steam and got it. Is it a virus? Can it get me a virus? All I know that it is anti-cheat, but that's it. Will it add tracking cookies, ...
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How can I track / view all the Steam trading cards for a certain game?

I want to know when I have collected all the trading cards for a game. Is there a way to do this?
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Scribblenauts Mods Won't Download Effectively

I recently purchased Scribblenauts Unlimited and tried to get 4 mods. When I loaded my game (About 10 minutes later after subscribing to the mods) only one of them worked (which was nyan cat :P), the ...
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Steam Error-118 [duplicate]

Last night I was trying to sell cards and level up when steam crashed. I could not get to the store or anything, and when it crashes it says,"Error Code: -118 Unable to connect to server. Server may ...
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Do you lose the respective trading cards when uninstalling a steam game?

These days I want to uninstall some games to get more space for the new ones. I have earned some trading cards playing those games I want to uninstall, but I don't know if uninstalling will make me ...
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What happens if I buy a game I own on Uplay, on Steam?

If I own a game, which requires Uplay, on Uplay, and buy the same game later on Steam, what will happen? Here are a few of my thoughts of possible outcomes. Will I get a key from Steam, which I ...
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Civilization V Steam workshop troubles

So I have two different questions. When I download maps from steam workshop and try to run them there are no options to select the map I had downloaded when browsing maps. What could cause this or ...
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Steam crashes if it loses connection while downloading

I have a problem that, for whatever reason, causes my wireless adapter to disconnect completely from the computer and reconnect after a short while. If this occurs while I'm downloading a game ...
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Check the summary of spent money for Steam games

How to check the all paid money in steam for paying games? I mean the summary of spent money for paying games, i have a pretty bad feeling that i paid more than i think for the first time.
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Do I need to buy the same steam game twice for two different operating systems?

I want to buy Rome Total War 2 before it's released because it's currently 50% off. However, at the screen, it only shows a Windows symbol for the OS. If I buy it now, will it only be for Windows? ...
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What happens if I decline a Steam gift?

My friend has just sent me a gift for Christmas on Steam, but I already have a copy of it. I want to know what will happen if I decline the gift. Will my friend be able to get a refund on it, or will ...
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Is there a list of old community choice games/options in the winter sale on steam?

I would like to know if there is a list of the games previously up for Community Choice in the Winter Sale on steam, including those that didn't win. It would be a good, for example, to have a ...
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What do you mean by the cards from voting for Community Choice Flash Sale? [duplicate]

When voting for the Community Choice Flash Sale, I got this notification. Once you reach Steam Level 5, you'll get a card every 3rd time you vote for the Community's Choice Flash Sale and you'll ...
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If I uninstall my disc copy of Train Simulator 2013, will the activation code still work in Steam when I reinstall it?

My girlfriend just bought me a disc copy of Train Simulator 2013. While it initially worked fine, the game now is quoting "unable to load - scenario.bin". I have verified all files through Steam, but ...
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How do I play the piano in the Steam version of FFVII?

I'm playing through the piano in the steam version of FFVII and I'm in the Nibelheim flashback right after you leave Midgar. Cloud enters the mansion and finds a piano; it seems pretty obvious that ...
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Launching Steam games with affinity options

I'd like to launch Left 4 Dead 2 with option -affinity 1,so I would not have to set CPU affinity manually every time. But when I try to set it in shortcut,I can't launch the game and when I put it in ...