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Why is my account not Premium after adding funds to my Steam Wallet?

I have added funds to my Steam account and used it to buy a game (but I have not added it to my library). I also believe I have been on Steam for about 30 days, as I have been playing since the 1st ...
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How to know if your Steam account is premium?

I just got a Dota 2 gift, and I really wanna know if my account is premium. How can I check?
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Copy a Steam game to a USB flash drive [duplicate]

I have an 8GB USB drive which is completely empty and I would like to copy Retro City Rampage: DX to it. Is there a way I can copy to the USB so I can play it on another PC without Steam being ...
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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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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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Team Fortress 2 wont start after installing custom GUI and content?

I have recently experienced some problems with starting Team Fortress 2. Yesterday I installed a few sprites, skins, adn GUI's, but ever since I did that the game says Failed to Start Game ...
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How can I map the camera in League of Legends to a touchpad on the Steam Controller?

If you add League of Legends to Steam as a third-party shortcut, you can launch the game from big picture mode and configure the Steam Controller as usual. I'd like to move the camera smoothly with ...
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Disable Steam Guard email, but not phone guard?

I feel like the texts are a much more secure way to get the code, rather than my email. Anyone can access my email but my phone is always with me. I also dont like anyone having a chance to see my ...
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How do I get the hidden badge on Steam for the SteamSale ARG?

There seems to be a hidden badge on Steam which hints towards an ARG. How do I get this badge?
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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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Free to play games go missing in the Steam library

I added the Free-To-Play Team Fortress 2 to my favorite games in the Steam library, and played the game. After reinstalling steam, the game went missing from the library completely - it does show up ...
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Steam gifting a region locked game can it be added to library [duplicate]

I live in India and gifted my friend, who lives in USA, Witcher 3 During the purchase steam gives the notice (which I did not see) Gift purchases for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can only be added ...
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Buying Skyrim Legendary Edition while already having Skyrim

Hello guys I want to buy Skyrim Legendary Edition because it will be cheaper than buying all the DLCs. But I already have Skyrim. What would happen if I buy Legendary Edition that including Skyrim. ...
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How to remove all items from Steam store cart?

Is there a way to empty the whole steam cart at once? I can only find a Remove link under the items. I am not really keen to have to remove all 247 DLC for train simulator one by one ...
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How to get steam to recognize game files downloaded on another machine?

Yesterday I purchased GTA V for the PC via Steam and downloaded it onto my laptop at work. When I got home to transfer the 65 GB worth of files to my main computer, I cleared up 65 GB of space on my ...
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Can I download Steam games on one computer (mac), then install them on another (Windows)?

My gaming PC (which runs on Windows) has very limited bandwith: I can connect to the internet, but cannot download a game. However I do have a macbook with access to a network with unlimited bandwith. ...
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Are games on Steam already up to date after the initial download?

I am busy downloading Witcher 3 now, and will probably be done in about a day and a half's time (slow connection here...). I would just like to know: Will I still need to download the updates after ...
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Is it possible to send a gift anonymously or at least without them knowing beforehand?

I want to send someone a gift as I may or may not be involved in a secret santa on steam. Ideally I don't want them to know I sent it at all (the secret part) but I guess steam will tell them who ...
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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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Will sending my friend a game as a gift remove it from my Library?

So I bought Terraria from steam, and I want to send a copy to my friend for his birthday as a gift. Will doing this delete Terraria from my computer or just buy a whole new version of it for him?
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Can I play Kerbal without Steam?

Kerbal Space Program looks like a game I'd enjoy. There is a free demo available. I noticed the purchase link lists "Buy Steam Key". I have had one experience with Steam, and that was enough. Do I ...
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Is there a way to reset/change my Steam email without being logged on?

I cannot access the email that is linked to my Steam account and need to change it. However, Steam Guard sends a verification code to that email address. Is there any way around this?
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Steam Account security

I just recently started using steam again and was introduced to their new security system... ...where I have to put a code (sent via email from steam) in everywhere i want to assess my account. ...
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Does removing a Uplay game from your Steam account also remove it from Uplay?

I want to remove Assassin's Creed: Unity from my Steam account. Would this also remove it also from my Uplay account?
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MGS 5 TPP: the game starts forever at PC

I am starting Metal Gear Solid 5 TPP, Steam version... Skipping all the screens I finally press "Continue" and that screen lasts forever. I am able to paginate through advices, the loading circular ...
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Will steam download games when computer is sleeping?

I have steam running in the background when computer is not sleeping but I was wondering if Steam will download games when my computer is locked/sleeping.
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How to reduce lag in Robocraft?

After the last major update in Robocraft (Full Spectrum Combat), I've found that even on the lowest quality setting, "Fastest", whenever I'm in a match, my FPS drops consistently down to around 1 FPS. ...
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Batch file to open Steam shortcuts not working

I created a batch file to pick a random file from a folder. This includes steam games as URL shortcuts but the games fail to read Steam and end up crashing because they lack a connection to their DRM. ...
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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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Is there an issue with the Steam Store right now? [closed]

I'm currently in the Steam Store and it seems like the language keeps changing, and/or I keep being logged in/out and/or it keeps thinking that I'm another account. Is anybody else experiencing the ...
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Will the 3 day Stream trade waiting period happen for every trade?

My question is if I don't use the Steam mobile authentication from the Steam app will I have to wait 3 days each trade I make or will this happen only a set amount of times? (Would much prefer they ...
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Does the Steam Wallet Code from Paypal Gifts work in other countries?

eg. If I bought the steam wallet code in the UK, would I be able to activate it while on holiday in Hong Kong?
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Almost every server on every Source game is not responding

Whenever my friends are playing servers, and I try to join, it always says "server not responding." Also, there are very few servers on the list of online servers. This happens in every source game. ...
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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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How many controllers does OS X support?

Dear fellow Steam on OS X players, I wonder how many controllers can be connected either per USB or paired via Bluetooth to OS X? I have just one PS4 dualshock which works perfectly with my Macbook ...
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Steam error when adding friends

I've got few problems in Steam, where I can't add friends. I'm trying to add my first Steam friend but it comes up with one of these messages: "Could not invite %s. Their friends list is full." ...
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Dark Souls - change xbox sticks to always run instead of walk to running?

When you slightly move the stick your character walks, when you move the stick all the way your character runs. Is there a way so that it always runs? My controller is dodgy in that moving the stick ...
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Is it possible to Idle, and get trading cards?

In order to receive Steam Trading Cards, you must play a game for some period of time. Is it possible to keep the game open as you go run errands, and have the cards when you get back, or do you have ...
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What happens when I recieve the same game as a gift twice?

A friend of mine has 2 spare copies of portal 2, and I which to give one to another friend and keep one for myself. When I receive the second copy, does it get added into my inventory?
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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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Is it possible to install Steam games to two different locations?

I want to build a new PC with a smallish SSD. I'd like to be able to install some of my games onto the drive (those I care about loading quickly or I play frequently), but have the rest of them on a ...
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Can Steam downloads be set to run consecutively instead of concurrently?

This is more of a general question about the best way to expedite Steam downloads. I'm on a slower DSL line at home so if I end up with multiple downloads from Steam running at the same time it bogs ...
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How to find games by tag and language in Steam

I'd like to find games of a particular genre (for the purpose, Hidden Objects) that are in a specific language (for the purpose, spanish), or, if not the audio, the text is. Is there any way to make ...
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Can I modify or delete one of my steam friends group tags?

In Steam friends, you can organize your friends by "tagging" them (in your friends list, right click someone and select "Tag as"). It's convenient since it allows you to organize your contacts ...
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Do console cheats disable achievements? [duplicate]

Title sums it up, but I'll break it down into two parts. Part 1: Will console commands disable achievements in Steam? Part 2: If achievements are disabled will it be forever or just for game session? ...
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Recovering files after Steam update

I've come across this issue a couple times now. I was downloading a game when Steam ran an update of the client, which makes the client restart downloading the game from the beginning. I had already ...
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What's the difference between “Free” versus “Free to Play” on Steam?

On Steam, there are the labels "Free" and "Free to Play" - what is the difference between the two?
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How do I launch Sid Meiers Civilization 5 to play in offline mode?

I have just installed Civ 5 from Steam. Is it possible to play it offline (without connecting to the Internet?) If yes, How?
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Steam on another PC after uninstall [duplicate]

I'm going to have a new PC and I will uninstall everything on my old PC (reset to factory setting). I need to know if this affect my Steam installation on the new PC in any way. Will I still have my ...
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How do I launch Dota 2 straight into Reborn using a shortcut?

I made a shortcut on the desktop to open Dota: steam://rungameid/570 I found the GameIDs for the betas as follows: 571, 572, 573 and tried them in the launch shortcut but they do not work. How do ...