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How do I install a Steam game from the DVD disc, and into a custom directory?

I want to install a Steam game into a custom directory. For example, I want to install my new game which I activated through Stem but then cancelled the installation because I have the retail disc, ...
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Cannot Trade in Team Fortess 2

Team Fortress 2 is not letting me trade. It says, "Your account cannot trade right now". I waited for 6 or 7 days but I still can't trade, what do I do?
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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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How do I start Steam without it automatically logging in?

When I start Steam it automatically logs into my account. I want it setup so that when Steam starts next time, it will ask me for my credentials. I know how to do this the normal way (logging into ...
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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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How can I disable Steam from starting up with Windows without logging in to Steam?

Is there a way to disable Steam from starting up automatically with Windows (XP/Vista/7) after installing it? I fix systems for people and some of them request or have Steam, so I reinstall it for ...
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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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What is the easiest way to level up my profile?

While there's tons of badges out there, collecting cards and cards takes a lot of time, and only results in a 100 xp badge, is there anything other than just crafting badges that would help increase ...
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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 do I transfer Borderlands 2 game save files onto another account or computer?

How do I move the game save from my friend's Steam account onto my account? This is on the same computer. Also, how do I put game save files on a hard drive and move it onto a different computer? ...
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Why does Steam keep validating files?

For a few months now, Steam has been validating my files whenever I open it. For years, Steam did not do this. What exactly is Steam doing when it says that it is validating files, and why does it ...
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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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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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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 do you force Steam to use a different account for each Windows user account on the same machine?

I just built a PC because my son wants to play PC games. I installed Windows 7, and created 2 user accounts, one for each of us. Within my Windows user account I installed Steam, and downloaded some ...
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Installing AVP 2010 without Steam

The initial install of AVP 2010 worked fine with Steam. After reinstalling the OS and downloading and installing Steam, I can't install AVP 2010 from disc again. I don't want to download the game ...
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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 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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Splinter Cell: Conviction (from Steam) on OS X crashes on load

I'm trying to play Splinter Cell: Conviction on a Mac and it crashes on first load. Remedies tried: Reinstall Steam Reinstall game (delete local content then redownloaded) The last Console ...
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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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Are Steam games sandboxed?

Now that Steam is officially available on Linux, I am very interested in it! However, I wonder what is the security system in Steam? When I download a game through Steam, will the game run as native ...
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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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How many levels are there for Steam Trading Card badges?

With the new Steam Trading Cards, I decided to craft the badge for CS:GO. I got this: I then noticed that this is only a level 1 badge, and there was a level 2 badge to get. So I crafted it too: ...
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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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How can I find games by price in Steam?

I want to look at Steam games in their store sorted by price (I want to see their $30 games if it matters), but I can't figure out how (other than games under $10/$5). Am I missing something?
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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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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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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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Is it possible to see a list of which games I have marked as “Not Interested”?

If, during processing your queue, you marked a game as "Not interested", but you later reconsider based on a better understanding of the game, can you undo the "Not Interested" mark somehow? I know ...
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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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Can I reactivate a CD-key on a new account if the old account was deleted?

Can I use the CD-key again in the new steam account if the old account in which the cd-key is used is deleted? can cd-key will be valid?
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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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Need to login to the Steam Community from within Steam?

I remember I was able to browse things like my profile and others' profiles from the community tab in Steam. Lately, however, it seems that the community tab just shows me a page where I have to ...
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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 can I stop Steam from loading when I start my computer?

Every time I boot into OSX or Windows, Steam automatically starts. Is there a way to stop Steam starting whenever I boot up my computer?
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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 run a Fallout mod launcher and have Steam think it's the original game executable?

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas have a great modding community, but most mods require launching the game through a mod manager like Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM), or by launching the Fallout Script ...
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How do I see what I am currently subscribed to?

In the Steam workshop, how do I see the list of items that I'm currently subscribed to?
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Control Games running on Windows over network (and use ESC key)

I have one (Windows 8.1) PC set up for gaming only, and I can control that for the most part using VNC from Linux. The problem is however that controling the mouse in games (Tested using Dragon Age: ...
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What happens when I block someone on Steam?

I'm 'away' for a week and would like some friends not to know I'm playing games. What does blocking a friend actually do? I'm just looking for it to show me as offline and not show what game I'm ...
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What are the “Mystery Trading Cards”?

I was in the Steam Market, looking for cheap things to buy/sell as usual, when I noticed this. A "Mystery Trading Card"? The description is "This card is very mysterious. Very, very mysterious. The ...
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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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Company of Heroes 2 on Mac

I just bought the Relic Humble Bundle and redeemed the Steam codes. According to the Company of Heroes 2 Steam store page, and the Humble Bundle website, CoH2 is not Mac compatible. However, after ...
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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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Can I disable inbox alerts for new trading cards?

I like how my inbox icon lights up in green when I have new messages or new games from friends; but I'm not interested in trading cards, and it annoys me when after each gaming session I get a bunch ...
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How to sync Steam savegames?

I've been playing a couple of games on my Surface Pro 2 while travelling. When I launched a game on my desktop after I got home, I noticed my savegames did not sync. While I realize Steam couldn't ...
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Are the Steam region locks backwards compatible? Are there any workarounds?

Just recently, there has been an update to Steam's region locking, which affects gifting where games that are region locked can be activated on accounts outside the countries it is locked to, but ...
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Is there any way to get a refund for a game bought from Steam?

Is it possible? If it is, do I have to have had some sort of technical problem or can I get a refund just because I didn't like it?
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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 ...