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How to fix “Steam unable to sync” error?

I have a steam version of torchlight 2, and this started happening when I installed and then removed some mods. Each time I'm starting torchlight I'm greeted by the following message: After this ...
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How do cards work with family sharing beta - can I earn cards for games I don't own?

Under normal circumstances, you can't earn cards for demos or free-to-play games you haven't paid for, to prevent abuse. But how does this work with the new family sharing feature? If my brother ...
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Steam Error loading Fallout: New Vegas

Today I launched Fallout: New Vegas and it gave me an error: Application load error P:********** (Dashes are hidden since it might be a security thing) I was busy at Vault 11 fighting laggy ...
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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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Is it possible to see the PP and BP of an opponent without fighting him?

When you play against an opponent you see their PP and BP. You can also show the PP in the lobby by selecting the menu point. Can I somehow see the BP and PP of my friends or somebody else I have ...
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Where is the add a game button in Steam?

I just bought a digital copy of Grand Theft Auto 4 from Amazon, and I was given a Steam key to use. The problem I have is that I do not see any button in Steam that allows you to add a game to your ...
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How can delete “games” from the Steam library? [duplicate]

Steam, among other annoying things, seems to add games to my library spontaneously. For example, it recently added the game "Contagion - 2 hours left" to my library which I have no interest in ...
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How do you install skins on Steam?

I've seen people who have had customized versions of the Steam application, usually with different graphics or stylings. How is this done?
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Can I install Steam on a machine running XBMCbuntu?

I have a living room computer running XBMCbuntu, which is essentially a streamlined version of Ubuntu geared towards running XBMC (and so it boots directly into XBMC). The machine it's installed on ...
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Why is the Team Fortress 2 install so huge?

I notice that Team Fortress 2 is almost 10 gigs when downloaded via Steam. Why is that? Since the game's graphics are very simplistic, and I assume there's not like an hour-long 1080p movie embedded ...
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Are friend-removals bidirectional?

When I remove a friend from my friend list in steam, am I also removed from his friend list or can he still see when I come online, enter a game and so on?
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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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How do I change the visibility of my Steam screenshots in batch?

The screenshot manager in Steam allows you to change the visibility of your Steam screenshots, but is there a way to select them all without having to select each of them individually?
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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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Redeem keys without downloading

Related to Bulk activate product keys in Steam, I have the same problem with a lot of bundles (Humble Bundle is no longer a problem, but other sources have given me a crap ton of Steam codes that are ...
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I uninstalled Mount & Blade: Warband, and now it's not in my Steam Library

I uninstalled Mount & Blade: Warband and it said the game would be in my games library to reinstall at a later time, but the game is not there. Does anyone know how to get the game to reinstall ...
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Is there any way to hide your Steam status from others?

Is there any way to prevent others from seeing your Steam status without removing them as a friend? For example: If I want to play Borderlands 2 without letting some friends know, is there any way to ...
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Getting Error When trying to play Counter strike 1.6

Everything was fine, but after a 123 MB update of Steam, I tried to connect to a server and it says "Cannot continue without script events/awp.sc, disconnecting." I get the same for every server. I ...
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Is it possible to queue multiple Steam games for installation in one action?

When you buy multiple games in one purchase from Steam, you have the option to set them all to be installed, and the Steam client automatically queues them all at once. However, Is there a way to do ...
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High ping on local server?

I have been playing America's Army Proving Grounds for quite a while now and I have always played on international server with a ping of 300 to 500 which was very bad and laggy but I had no choice as ...
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Can I move Steam notification popups?

During a game that I love to play (League of Legends), if you are running the game through the Steam interface, the notifications appear at the bottom right hand corner and cover a vital part of the ...
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Black square when trying to open Steam

I am on Windows 7 and I updated Steam two days ago and it worked fine until today. Now when I click on it a dialog box shows up saying "Verifying Steam Installation" for about 3 seconds then a black ...
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How to play Rayman Legends without Uplay

I bought Rayman Legends on Steam a while ago, but when I launch it via Steam, it automatically launches Uplay (which uses about 6 times as much RAM as Steam, and crashes a lot). Is there any way to ...
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Hosting private Counter-Strike 1.6 games through Steam

Me and my friends want to start playing Counter Strike 1.6 online, but I'd like to know something before we all go and buy the game in the Steam Store. Is it possible to effortlessly host a private ...
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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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Can you use Steam music using only the Steam overlay?

Is there any way other than alt+tab to start playing music? To clarify I can only control music that is already playing from the Steam overlay(not in Big Picture mode). This seems like kind of basic ...
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How do I remove a Steam game from my library?

I like how Steam presents my library to me. However, there is one thing that keeps irritating me every time I open Steam: the Team Fortress 2 Beta. I don't want it, yet it is always in my games ...
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How can I have different Audio output for Steam Voice chat?

I was playing Portal 2 today and I wanted to have in-game audio (environmental sounds) through my main desktop speakers, while having my voice chat output to my headset. I couldn't find the setting ...
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Steam Shortcuts with no Images

Having created a series of shortcuts through the method of properties --> general --> create desktop shortcut I found that some, which I know have icons from installing it on a previous ...
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Adding multiple steam desktop shortcuts

I've just read this page about creating desktop shortcuts for my games, however steam recently broke for me and I lost all my shortcuts. Although I can create them one at a time, I have almost 215 ...
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How to increase Steam account inventory

Recently I created a Steam account, purchased a $1 bundle from https://www.humblebundle.com, and activated the games in this new account. However, this new account only consists of 120 slots. If I'm ...
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Can I transfer my achievements along with my save?

A few days ago I went to a friend's house for a sleepover and he let me play Skyrim. I made a lot of progress. He sent me my saved game via email because I'm buying Skyrim. When I load my saved game, ...
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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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Does GTA 4 retail activate with Steam?

I am thinking of buying a new copy of GTA 4. It says at the top of the box, "Games for windows Live". Does this game come with a code that activates/connects it with my steam account so I can connect ...
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Can Steam be closed without losing a download's progress?

Can I pause a download and shut down Steam, then turn off my computer then continue the download the next day without having to start over again?
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How can I find my steam ID?

How can I find my steam ID? I haven't bought any games; I am playing a free one. Is the ID only created if I buy a game?
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Is it possible to limit the download bandwidth used by Steam?

Is it possible to limit the download rate/bandwidth used by Steam in some way? When I am downloading a game it greatly slows down or even blocks all internet activities in my house.
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I want to sell a non-marketable hat in TF2. Is there any way to go about it? [closed]

I just crafted a SUPER EPIC NEW HAT! Unfortunately I just did it for cash as I've pretty much quit TF2. I wanted to know, how can I get money from this hat?
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How can I integrate my game libraries in Steam and Desura?

I have perhaps 100 games installed in Steam and 50 in Desura. There are even a few duplicates. Other than manually adding shortcuts in Steam to my Desura games (or vice versa), how can I integrate the ...
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What do Steam Profile levels do?

As you can see my Steam Profile, I'm level 10. What exactly do levels do? Do they provide any sort of benefits? I've noticed the following as well: Some of the other users have different ...
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I am getting redirected in cs servers while playing

I am playing cs1 CS 1.6 reloaded and I am getting redirected to another server even if I haven't pressed anything during a gameplay (not at start of the game). Its like, even when I am playing offline ...
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How do I download a game I traded for?

I traded a player in Team Fortress 2 for a copy of DOTA 2. However, I don't know what to do next. Where do I download the game from? This is a bit confusing as this is my first time trading with ...
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Counter-Strike Global Offensive stuck on updating at 100 percent

My CS:GO gets stuck on 100 percent when its updating. When I click on the game to play it pops up the box that shows the estimated amount of wait time till I can play the game. The estimated amount of ...
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How can I quickly tell whether I own a different version of the same game on Steam?

I have way too many Steam games. As a result I don't always remember which ones I have when browsing their fantastical sales, and more than once I've tried to check out only to have it warn me that I ...
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Getting “Unable to load Steam.dll” when trying to load Peggle Extreme

I installed a game called Peggle Extreme, a free game in the Steam web store, but when I tried to play it, it gave me an error: Unable to load Steam.dll I do not have this issue with any other ...
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How can I log out of Steam remotely?

I was playing TF2 at a friend's house and I believe I forgot to log off. Does deauthorizing all computers with Steam Guard log me out, too? Or do I need to do something else?
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Can you disable DLC for a campaign?

When you download a DLC, does the campaign creation screen allow you to choose whether to play the original version or with the DLC added? If it doesn't, can I disable DLC's somewhere else? And how ...
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PixelJunk shooter two-player mode greyed out

I've just installed PixelJunk shooter on my Mac and the Two player option is greyed out. I've tried it on both Windows and OSX. Is there any way to unlock it?
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How do I upload old screenshots taken with traditional methods to Steam?

Steam now has a screenshot-hosting feature, but I've been unable to break the habit of hitting F5 to take traditional TGA screenshots in Team Fortress 2, rather than the new hotkey F12 (the default) ...
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How do I disable or hide the big picture mode option on steam?

The steam big picture mode is really annoying on my desktop. Because of its location (right below the useful min/max/close buttons), and right above the "Friends" item in the right click menu, ...