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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...
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CS:GO “LAN” Servers

I want to host a server on "de_dust2" from my PC, with another user able to join. I'd like us two to be the only joined, whilst the other players are BOTS. Another note is the player I want to join ...
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Steam Mic Issues

Steam says that it has detected my headset and when I test the microphone it works fine. When I get into a game nothing changes with my settings but no one can hear me. I have no clue what the problem ...
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Can I appear offline on steam but still be online?

I have a friend that won't stop pestering me to play tf2, I don't want to be mean to him but when I want to play another game like gmod with another friend I would be in offline mode. Because I would ...
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How to view CD key for a Steam game?

I have purchased a game on Steam and can not find out the details of the file or purchase. How does one find their CD Key from a game purchased in Steam?
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Can Steam be prevented from updating itself on Mac?

Is there a way to tell Steam on Mac to not update itself when it hasn't been manually launched? I have now seen problems with this on two MacBooks. Without even trying to run Steam for anything, ...
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GTA IV won't start

When I click play on gta 4 (steam) first I get the Rockstar social club login thing. I log in fine, but after that This shows up: How do I fix this, so I can play the game?
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How to start Thief (2014) 64bit with Mantle enabled?

I've recently got Thief (2014 version, on Steam) and I got a pc that can run 64bit executables and use the AMD Mantle technology but if I try to start the game without the 32bit mode I just get a ...
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How do I add objects to the Workshop?

I created a mod for Skyrim, but I don't know how to add it into the Workshop. How would I go about adding it to the Workshop?
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Why won't my account link to Steam in town of salem?

Hi I recently bought Town of Salem and you need to link an account in the game and I tried to link it to my steam account, but every time I try it says "error no user found" I'm sure that I wrote my ...
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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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Adding Family to friends on steam

Been trying to add my brother as a friend who was already in family on steam once I made my account but when I try to add him his name doesn't come up, anyone know how to do it ?
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Steam: Strange Trading Verification Bug [closed]

Recently, I've been running into this bug with the verification code on the trading(The one that confirms you're not a robot). The part of the window with the letters that I need to type appears too ...
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How to prevent profile pages from revealing when I was last online on steam?

I always start my steam with "Automatically sign into Friends when I start Steam" disabled. It seems to work — people can't see if I'm online. But when I check the profiles of my steam buddies, there ...
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How do I determine what my TF2 items are worth?

As someone who doesn't play Team Fortress 2, I occasionally get people asking me to trade, but I have no idea what's a "fair" price for these items. I don't really get this whole trading thing (I've ...
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Do I need to have Steam for Wolfenstein (2009) single player?

I am thinking about buying Wolfenstein (2009), but on the packaging I noticed that it says something about Steam. Do I also need Steam for single player mode? Basically I want to avoid Steam for ...
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Space Engineers Not Installing From Disc

(Originally from Steam Discussion: http://steamcommunity.com/app/244850/discussions/6/618453594741594824/) I got the retail version of Space Engineers (Limited Edition) and put it into my computer. ...
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Is Counter-Strike 1.6 cross compatible with other platforms?

I would like to know if I buy CS 1.6 on Steam, then will I be able to play with stand-alone CS 1.6 on Windows computers via LAN/Wifi? Thank you in advance for your answers.
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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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Is it possible to disable Steam Guard?

Whenever I log into the Steam website or into the Steam client on my work computer (or other computer that I do not normally use), Steam Guard prompts me to check my email for a code before I am able ...
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Can users play simultaneously from one copy of Civilization V?

I read in an ad for Civilization 5 that it allows installation on 5 different computers. Does that mean I can install it on my kid's computer and mine, and then we can simultaneously play, or even in ...
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Moving games from a steam account to another steam account?

I need help with my steam accounts. I got two steam accounts, and installed games on both. I want to move my games from one account to the other one. The games were bought in a regular store, so I ...
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Another Steam download issue - ARMA 3

So I gifted myself ARMA 3 for XMas and have been trying to download it ever since. It keeps resetting, I have downloaded 40+ GB and have 13.3GB in the download directory but no game folder. There is ...
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How to prevent my Steam from messing with my outside audio?

Imagine me, sitting there at my computer watching a YouTube video. While I am sitting there, a friend of me messages me. Steam, trying to be the considerate person, lowers the volume of my video. I ...
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Dark Souls 1 executable has stopped working

I reinstalled DS1 toady and right at the start DS1 crashed. With the error message : "dark souls PTDE executable has stopped working" I already did some research and apperently Games for Windows ...
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Steam game audio doesn't change to Traditional Chinese

I have tried changing the game audio settings of Portal to Traditional Chinese with no luck. Only subtitles seem to change, and that is after changing the language settings of the Steam client. The ...
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Can I filter my Steam library by tags or features?

I can look through the "Store" portion of Steam using tags, and I can also do an advanced-search on certain features like local co-op support. But for some reason, when I do this I can't tell which ...
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Is there a way to hide a Steam game from your recently played list?

A friend of mine said he's seen me playing a game (Batman: Arkham Origins) on Steam while I was at work. Since he only has two friends in his list I tend to believe him (ruling out a mix-up) But the ...
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Stop Steam opening window when computer starts

Is there a way to enable the "Run Steam when my computer starts" option but have no window appear when I login? This way Steam will start running with an icon the system tray in the bottom right, ...
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Is there any way to start Steam in offline mode without logging in first?

I recently find myself needing to start Steam in offline mode rather frequently (my wife is hogging my account to play Plants Vs. Zombies, and most of what I play doesn't really need to be online). I ...
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Steam Family sharing - Overlapping shared libraries

Let's say I have two friends (A and B) who shared their libraries with me. Let's also say they both own a copy of the game I want to play, and that I don't own it myself. Now logic would say that if ...
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Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead Demo+ Arma 2 Original

If i buy Arma 2 (Original) and get Arma 2 Operation Arrohead The Demo. Whould i be able to Play Arma 2:DayZ?
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse collecters edition

I'm planning on getting Dragon Ball Xenoverse for PC via steam. If you pre-order you get special content but I want to wait for release so i can see how it turns out. The same content is in the ...
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If I delete a game from my machine, is it deleted from Steam? [duplicate]

Say I buy a game on Steam, download / install it on my machine, and then delete it. Does it stay in my games library on Steam and can I download it again? And if so, what about my saved game data? ...
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Can I import my FFXIII saves from XBox to PC?

Is there any way I can import the FFXIII saves from XBox to my computer for Steam?
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Recovering Steam cloud saves

I was playing Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on a laptop which I hadn't used to play BoI before. I still had access to my saves because of the cloud. Then the battery died and everything crashed. When I ...
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What does the progress bar just below a steam download signify?

On Steam, whenever a download is taking place, there are two progress bars: One on the bottom which is global to the Steam application, and the other is only visible in the Downloads screen. I am ...
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How are the Gem values worked out?

In the Steam Auction, every Steam item (card, booster pack, background and emoticon) has a gem value, which is awarded when the item is "recycled" (user clicks the Turn into Gems... button). How is ...
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MW3 downloading 2 times on steam

MW3 is downloading 2 times on steam. First single player which is ~7GB its downloading 14GB, so I'm hoping it will download multiplayer too, but it's not, and I have to download multiplayer which is ...
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Do chat wheel messages and map pings still appear from muted players?

Sadly, sometimes I have to mute and report players who are being abusive. I know that muting a player stops me from seeing chat messages and voice from them but does it also stop me from seeing their ...
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How do I move Steam games to another location on disk on my Mac?

Steam apparently keeps Steam games in my home directory of all places. That makes it very difficult to back up my home directory without also backing up Steam games (I have only one: Civ 5). How do I ...
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Add non-steam games more than 1 folder deep in bulk

I hope my question makes sense as-is - if not let me elaborate a bit. When I click "add non-steam game", I get a big list of potential games it wants to suggest. It looks like it is doing a ...
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Is there any way to re-obtain deleted achievement items?

A few months ago, I finally made my first purchase in TF2 and my backpack expanded accordingly. However, during my years as a F2P, I accumulated a large number of achievement items. Since I only had ...
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Gimli That Axe Achievement Broken

I'm having trouble getting the "Gimli That Axe" Achievement in Killing Floor. I bought Dwarfs!? which and got 40,000 gold to get the "Not A War hammer" Achievement but I still didn't get the "Gimli ...
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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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Steam- Failed to start game (unknown error)

Every now and again Steam will decide to Show a unknown error popup when starting a game: "Steam- Failed to start game (unknown error)" The only way I can fix this issue is to restart Steam. This ...
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How to get rid of Steam Coupons? [duplicate]

My Steam inventory starts getting cluttered with coupons that will remain valid for way too long time and I'm absolutely not interested in using them or finding someone else to give them to. How can I ...
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What are steam gems?

So after reading THIS post on arqade i wondered what steam gems were. I've never heard of steam gems before. What are the uses of steam gems? Are they some kind of currency? What do steam gems do? ...
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Install rollercoaster tycoon 2 with steam

I used to play Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 on my old PC all the time, and it was one of the best games I've ever played. However, I have to put the disk in every time I want to play it. Now I have my new ...
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If I purchase a game on a Steam account, can I play that game on a second account?

If you are confused i will clear it up... Account 1 (mine) I purchased --> Left 4 Dead Then I made a new account, Account 2 (also mine) I didn't purchase anything yet. Can I play Left 4 Dead ...