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Unable to connect to source game servers requiring steam servers

I've tried to connect to servers for games like Garry's Mod, Dota 2, CS:GO and none of them have worked I get a error message like this: I've tried port forwarding, virus scanning, disabling ...
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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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What does “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” do?

I realize that many times when there is an issue with a game on Steam, it can be solved with "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". But, what exactly does this do? I tried running Darksiders and it gave ...
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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 ...
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How to make Steam not count some games towards “Avg. Game Completion Rate”?

In Steam, some of the Showcases show the Avg. Game Completion Rate. This takes into account the percentage of achievements you have in average of all your games. Is there any way to make it not ...
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Why does Modern Warfare 3 download twice on Steam?

MW3 appears to be downloading twice on Steam. First, single player which is downloading 14GB (which is currently at ~7GB). I'm hoping it will download multiplayer too, but it's not, and I have to ...
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Why Doesn't my steam browser auto log me in on the steam store

Basically what happened is I launch steam then I click store and it doesn't load steam doesn't auto log me on, how do I fix this?
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Can I launch Fallout: New Vegas via Fallout 3's launcher on Steam?

I have Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 3 on steam and I want to try TTW mod (F3 into new vegas)That mod is for Fallout: New Vegas and I would like to know if there is any way to start falloutnv.exe ...
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Search steam store by full audio language

I am trying to filter all games in the steam store by full language audio. Steam makes it easy to search for games with interface translations but I cannot find a way on the steam site nor any ...
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Gaining items after a match

Are there any condition to when or what items will be given to a player at the end of a match? Or is this pure luck base, or in my case un-luck based, since i played about 20 matches i often see 4 or ...
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Can I throw away contents of my Steam Inventory?

I have a number of items in my Steam inventory that are never going to get used; for example, some AirMech 2 "gifts" that are marked as NO LONGER VALID. Is there some way to get rid of them so I ...
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Facebook account already linked to another steam profile

I have created a new Steam account and made new purchases. The problem is, I can't link my Facebook account to it because it has already been linked to another Steam account. I don't remember ...
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Fallout 3 - GOTY get CD key from steam for windows live / change lanugage [duplicate]

I have Fallout3-GOTY (steam-app #22370) and wish to change the game's language from german to english. My steam-account is configured in english and steam correctly downloads the game in english. When ...
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Is it possible to move a hard drive with Steam games to a new computer?

I've seen a lot of questions asking somewhat the reverse of this question, namely copying games from one PC to another to avoid downloading. My question is can I just remove my entire hard drive from ...
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Install game on another PC using the CD key from Steam?

About 3 years ago I wanted to buy a game called "Magicka" from Steam. But due to some weird issues I couldn't proceed and pay. After waiting serveal hours and restarting the PC a couple of times, I ...
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Civilization V Steam workshop troubles

So I have two different questions. When I download maps from steam workshop and try to run them there are no options to select the map I had downloaded when browsing maps. What could cause this or ...
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CSGO - Banned competitive or a penalty of a few months / years?

I think I'm banned in competitive csgo, I was wondering when I'm banned, they block the competitive line? or you can throw at it, only without earn points, how it works? why this happened to me only, ...
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VAR issue in Counter Strike Global Offensive

I don't know how to fix this VAR issue, as you can see below the picture it's jumping from 0 ms to even 16 ms or 20 ms and it's causing lag. I tried to lower graphics.Putting NVIDIA to ...
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Separate SSD disk for faster gaming?

I have a spare 120GB SSD kicking around and I was wondering if plugging it in and downloading my Steam games to it would have any performance benefit? Currently I have a 240GB SSD with both Windows 10 ...
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My loadout isn't loading on most of the servers I go to

Most of the servers I go to says that they have lost connection with something (I can't remember) And that includes my taunts, hats and weapons! IS there any way I can fix this?
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Why is Steam connecting to a network when it shouldn't to?

Earlier today I was trying to reboot my computer to make sure I wouldn't receive some malware from the internet, and during reboot I made sure that my computer was not connected to the internet to be ...
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How to add Minecraft.jar to Steam in Ubuntu

I have created a bin folder in my home directory and put my minecraft.jar in that folder. I then used Steam's "add non-steam game" option and added the minecraft.jar, but when I click play nothing ...
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How do I install linux steam games on a USB?

I know that to do this, I must go to steam settings, download, and make a new steam library on the USB. The problem is that my /media does not have a drop down and if I select /media it says "selected ...
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I can't trade tf2 items with my friend, but I can trade Gmod items. Help please!

I'm trying to trade tf2 items with my friend, but it only lets me trade Gmod items, (Melon race, physics gun, etc) Also, it says that I've been friends for only 12 days, so how long do I have to wait? ...
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Steam keeps making me appear offline in my Friends list

Steam seems to be doing something rather strange. I am always online. I have no issues launching, updating, or playing any game. Every so often, though, it seems to kick me into Appear Offline on ...
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The Stanley Parable Demo won't load?

I just downloaded The Stanley Parable Demo from Steam ... Everything was running fine until I clicked Start Game, after that, a loading screen came up and it took me to a black page and wouldn't ...
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How to downgrade game bought on steam?

I bought a game on steam (sins of a solar empire: rebellion) and I was using a mod for the game. Now all of a sudden I turn on the computer and start the game and it says that the game automatically ...
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Which saves are kept when I enable Steam Cloud synchronization?

More specifically, if I enable it after I've had it disabled for a while, will it save my offline saves to the cloud or will it pull the cloud data to my computer first? Also, if I have 2 different ...
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I have some questions about Steam [duplicate]

Do I download the games to hard drive? How much is the service? Does Steam OS make the experience better or what?
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How to join Online Campaign matches with Split Screen mod?

So we setup the Game-Banana/Game-MapsL4D2 Split-Screen mod and it works GREAT for local-play. However it's a bit iffy for Online play and I've only been able to get it to work on VERSUS matches so ...
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Why do some games allow offline Steam achievements?

I know of another question where it is asked if you can get Steam achievements offline. The accepted answer to that was no. But I do earn achievements for some Steam games while playing in offline ...
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Can you get acheivements in Offline Mode? [duplicate]

In offline mode, I can't even look at my acheivements. But say I make a lot of progress in a game in offline mode anyway. Do I still obtain them?
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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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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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Is there a way to turn off the ad popup that appears when you close a Steam game?

After you're done playing a game on Steam, there's an annoying popup that appears advertising other Steam games. I'm perfectly capable of finding my own games that I would like to play. Is there a ...
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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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Borderlands 1 crashing on steam multiplayer

Realize that this game is a bit older, but I'm hoping to play with some friends online! Whenever I try to host or get invited to a multiplayer game my whole steam client crashes. The game either ...
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Purchasing UPlay game on Steam

I purchased Far Cry 3 on my Steam account, I downloaded the game from Steam and when I ran it I got a key to activate the game on UPlay but, when I run the game I should login to both services. If I ...
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How do I enter Game Properties in Steam Library?

So I'm kinda new to Steam so I'm unsure how to get into Properties in Steam in my Steam Library?
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My Steam client won't go online

For some reason, when I powered my computer up and opened the Steam browser, it was in offline mode. I didn't see it, so I opened Garry's Mod, and when I connected to a server, after about 10 seconds ...
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What's the difference between GOG and Steam? [closed]

The header really says it all. Really just wondering about specifics and/or the future of each platform.
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How do I move Steam games from one computer to another without downloading them again? [duplicate]

So recently I got a new PC, mainly for gaming. I gave my old PC to my brother. Now what I am having trouble with is getting my old steam games on to my new computer, without having to download them. ...
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GTA IV won't start: 'SecuLauncer failed to start application' error?

When I click play on GTA 4 (steam) I get the Rockstar Social Club login (which I can log in fine), but after that this shows up: How do I fix this, so I can play the game?
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Is it possible to play two Steam games at once on the same computer/account?

I want to play Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2 at the same time so when I get bored of one I can easily alt tab to the other and when I'm needed back on the RP sever I like to join I can go back then ...
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Making the map on GTA V PC look like PS4 or Xbox One?

Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC is great, but the only complaint I have is the map and general HUD. It seems to have stuck to the edge of my screen, and imagine this happens to anyone else on 1080p. Is ...
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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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How do I know what my offense level is?

I played CS:GO a few times a while ago, but I got kicked frequently (because of my internet connection) and every time I do something wrong I get a 7 day ban. The one thing I don't know is what level ...
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If I buy a game or DLC on one computer via Steam, can I play it on another?

I wanna buy it on my friends macbook tonight, then play it on my pc tomorrow night.
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Why is Steam saying my friends are playing Hello Kitty: Island Adventure when I know they aren't?

I frequently see that my friends on Steam are playing Hello Kitty: Island Adventure. I know that this is not accurate. Why is Steam reporting that they're playing a game that isn't on Steam? Is Steam ...
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How can I get Steam to download games during off hours?

My bandwidth provider has a window at night where my data isn't counted against my cap. How can I get Steam to download during that window? I know I can set the auto-updater for a specific time, but ...