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Will I be able to purchase items from steam market after additional credit transfer?

I am waiting for steam market to become available (still in pending due to "30 days after first purchase ever" restriction). Unfortunately I noticed I won't be able to purchase what I want for the ...
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Steam Backups Question

I am going to be getting a new computer with SSD next week and want to be able to effectively preload my games (i.e. not have to start over or transfer save data manually). As I understand it, I want ...
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What request should I send to steam to buy an item from the community market? [closed]

I wrote a little python script that watches community market's items I'm interested in, and makes a sound when he finds an item that matches the price I inputted. The thing is, since the community ...
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Do Steam's global achievement stats sample from users who have launched the game or from all owners? [closed]

Are Steam's global achievement statistics out of all owners or only those who have launched the game? The latter would make more sense, but Universe Sandbox has an achievement awarded upon first ...
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Archangel armor flight mode – is this a bug or am I completely missing something?

I've just acquired the Archangel armor in XCOM: Enemy Within and I'm not able to ascend when in Flight Mode. I activate Flight Mode, my sniper levitates slightly off the ground, but I'm not able to ...
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Force “controller support” so game shows up in Big Picture

I've got some old (and some new) games on Steam that fully/partially support controllers, but their devs haven't listed controller support in the steam store. Is there any way to force these games ...
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Which Half-Life 2/Ep1/Ep2 save files store what in my Steam folders?

I was hoping to find the answer to this question somewhere, since it seemed so simple, and since Half-Life 2 and Episode 1 and 2 are such popular story driven games, but with no luck. I have a ...
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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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Borderlands 2 for Mac crashes on launch

I recently downloaded Borderlands 2 through steam on my Mac OS X Lion machine, to get this error output: Process: Borderlands2 [16081] Path: /Users/Jamie ProBook/Library/Application ...
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How can I map a button on a controller to launch Steam Big Picture

I'd like to be able to, like with a PS3, pick up my controller and hit a button and have Steam Big Picture load up. To complicate the situation, I already have steam running (to keep games up to ...
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Games that account for colourblind [closed]

What games have an option for people with colourblindness to play?
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Seeing a CD Key without steam open

Is there a way to find the key to a steam game without having steam open because i need my key to get my account info because someone stole my account...
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How can I list all of my steam games I've ever downloaded in my library? [duplicate]

Some time ago I downloaded a bunch of steam games, that later I found out I couldn't play due to my shit graphics card. Now that I got a new one, I want to re download them, but they don't show up in ...
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How can I get my Steam Game to Launch?

I just bought Sonic CD on my Steam account. Whenever I try to play it, A window opens up giving me two options: "Play Sonic CD", or "Video Setup." If I choose "Play Sonic CD", Steam will go to a ...
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I can't play Reus on Steam

It's the Steam Summer Sale and I bought a game called Reus. I downloaded it clicked play and then it asked for the administrator password, I put it in and then my Steam crashed. Why did this happen?
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How do I get a list of games that are discounted during whole Steam Sale?

On the main Stream store page I can see daily deals (current and from past day), community choice deals and flash sales. I've noted however, that some games are on sale discounted until the end of ...
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TF2 Black Screen on launch?

Whenever I boot up TF2, I get a black screen but can hear the audio. I am using a Benq external monitor. If I unplug the monitor and use my laptop screen and reboot TF2, it loads fine. I can, however, ...
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Dota 2 config file in steam gets reset all the time!

I've just started playing dota 2 for a week now and have played LoL for a year. I've researched some stuff about binding and editing the config file. I've found what I wanted to do, however, every ...
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Why does “The Wolf Among Us” Download on Steam not finish?

On 3.1/3.9gb my download for The Wolf Among Us stops and throws a steam error, leading to this page. I tried everything on there. Still having the same issue! Can anyone help out?
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Can't add friends in Steam

When using a browser, I can't add any friends because it gives me the error: Error adding friend. Please try again. I have Steam open in the background. I would add them in the client but the ...
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Steam wallet cooldown problem

So I added funds to my steam wallet from a new card a week ago. I was disabled from the market for a week. I thought, fair enough, but was a bit annoyed because I wanted to buy a dota 2 announcer. So ...
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How do I get an emoticon for the chat?

It's part of the steam badge and I don't have one in my inventory to use. I know you can buy one, but how do I get one otherwise?
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Thinking of buying Elder Scrolls Anthology used, will Steam code still work? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of buying Elder Scrolls Anthology used. What I'm wondering is, if the old owner happened to use the Steam code already, will I still be able to use it?
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Install steam game does not give other library folders as option

I want to install a new game but only the default library location is being offered. I have two locations setup in the steam settings. D:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\SteamApps (0 installed) - DEFAULT ...
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Is it possible to clear OR hide Steam's Hours Played stat? [duplicate]

Is it really impossible to not have Steam track your time playing multi-player games? This seems like an obvious privacy issue to me, no? Is it at least possible to not share them? Also, is there a ...
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Fixing unearned achievements in Fallout New Vegas

I completed Old World Blues and managed to get my brain back. Yet, I received neither Make up your Mind or Outsmarted on my Steam achievements. I did not use console (on purpose or by accident) to ...
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Do I need to purchase two copies of the game from steam to be able to do multiplayer game in LAN?

I've never used Steam. Several years ago it was necessary to pay for as many copies of the game as many people were expected to join the LAN party - otherwise the games would refuse to connect with ...
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Contact steam user that is offline

I have a user in my steam friend list that I need to contact to. But he is offline for few days. There is no contact information specified in his profile. Is there a way to send him an email ...
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Do Warframe Screenshot settings effect the screenshots that Steam takes?

I want to create some Warframe backgrounds, so I went into the settings and remove the UI from screen shots. Does this count when I am taking a screen shot with Steam?
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Does Steam save on discs?

I've been playing Skyrim via Steam Purchase, but I want to buy the whole Elder Scrolls Anthology for not only the Skyrim DLCs but for all the other games and their DLCs. Will the saves I have on the ...
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Halberd durability PC version of Dark Souls 2

I just bought Dark Souls 2 on Steam, I have been playing it on PS3. I just started the PC version last night and am building a strength character. I went home at lunch and went through Heide's Tower ...
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How do I tell Steam my games are already installed?

I installed Windows 8 on a second drive and made a Junction for Steamapps so Steam on Windows 8 could access all the 100+ already downloaded games from Windows 7. This almost worked, but each and ...
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Unable to save files from Space Empires V

I recently install Space Empires V via Steam on my Windows 7 x64 machine. It starts up and runs fine, but whenever I try to save a file, whether an empire file or a save game I get an unable to save ...
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Can the original Age of Empires II be played online thru GameRanger with the HD version on Steam? [duplicate]

So my question is if the original Age of Empires 2 can be played online with steam HD version of the same game through the Game Ranger software, not through steam? http://www.gameranger.com
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Can I stream non-Steam games using Steam's In-Home Streaming?

So Steam can now stream in-home. Does this only work with games tied to the Steam account, or can I play games added via the "Add non-Steam game" feature? Example: If I have Star Wars: The Old ...
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Realm of the mad god steam version asks for log-in

I launch the game from steam, and in the top right corner it says: logged in as RustyMember. When I then pick a character it asks me to log-in, and the log-in button doesn't work (what should i even ...
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Differences between playing the same game on Steam and Origin?

What are the differences, however minor, of playing the same game on Steam versus playing it on Origin? I bought a Humble Bundle pack a while ago that provided me with unlock keys for both Steam and ...
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Steam “Connect” Protocol

I currently have a link set on my website to run the following steam://connect/188.141.19.52:27016 When it runs, it launches Insurgency Standalone but it doesn't connect. If a person uses connect ...
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How to install skyrim using wine?

I used the following commands from ...
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How does one install skyrim from steamcmd?

I am having trouble downloading skyrim from steamcmd. Below is the following problem. How does one install skyrim from steamcmd? steam@ger:~/stemcmd$ ./steamcmd.sh +login bcommeau +force_install_dir ...
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What is steamcmd?

I have steam installed on my computer, but I recently found it something called steamcmd? I am not sure what it is or whether it is installed when steam is installed? What can I do with steamcmd?
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Nvidia Optimus Not letting me start games

I have a packard bell gaming laptop. Its an i5 quad core, 12 gigs of ram. and a gtx 750m The problem is that it has nvidia optimus(for those who dont know, Nvidia optimus is a feature that lets the ...
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Steam: Is it possible to copy only one game to a different computer? [duplicate]

I have a prohibitively slow internet connection (2.0 Mbit/s, around 200KB/s) for downloading large games. (It took 50 hours to download Torchlight 2) I have discovered a "short" solution to the ...
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Steam: Instantly finish downloads [duplicate]

Alright. I'm trying to move my games (from one drive to another), but as you know there is close to no possible way to do so.. Without redownloading it. No thanks to the recent client updates, simply ...
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How to disable play time tracking?

Is it possible to avoid recording the time you play CS:GO on Steam? My friend and I had a deal that we would spend the same amount of time playing it so it would be fair. Now I have like 30 hours more ...
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Will steam workshop download mods while playing a game?

I am installing a few big mods for skyrim, and I don't want to wait for them to finish. Can I start playing the game and expect them to still be downloaded, so that when I restart the game later on ...
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How can I find out the rarest Steam achievement?

Having completed the most difficult achievements for a couple of games, I started wondering how difficult the worst achievements can be. One well-defined measure for difficulty of an achievement is ...
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Red orchestra 2 Dedicated Server - Appcrash [STEAM]

I have a big problem by starting my RO2-DS. I did everything as written here: http://wiki.tripwireinteractive.com/index.php?title=RO2_Dedicated_Server until the step where I can automaticate all ...
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Sync progress in Portal 2 co-op between PS3 and Steam accounts?

My girlfriend has a PS3 with Portal 2 and our Steam accounts are friends. Is it possible for us to play in splitscreen mode on the PS3 while saving our progress to our respective Steam accounts? We ...
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Is it possible to play the Steam version of Quake on Ubuntu?

I understand that playing Quake on Linux requires three things: An engine A launcher The data files (either shareware or registered) The first two have GPL packages available and are as simple to ...