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Is scrap metal from non-tradable+tradable still tradable?

I recently learned that scrap metal crafted from 2 non-tradables creates non-tradable scrap metal. (And scrap from 2 tradables is tradable) What would happen if you created scrap metal from 1 ...
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Can I find out what data is in the Steam Cloud for my games?

Out of idle curiosity I'm interested to know what files the Steam Cloud contains for my games. Is there anyway of seeing this information, either via a Valve website or an application that maybe uses ...
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How do I spawn in weapons or items?

Is there a way in Dark Souls 1, Dark Souls 2, or Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin to spawn in weapons or items? I wanted to experiment with weapons that I didn't use on my first playthrough or ...
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Installing pre ordered game from Steam as soon as possible

I have pre ordered The Witcher 2 some while ago with my Steam client. So far so good. The game should be released to public on May 17th 2011 - great. Now for the questions: Can I somehow ...
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Why does my controller stop working in GTA V after opening Steam overlay?

I have GTA V for PC, bought through Steam. I play with an Xbox 360 controller. When I'm playing the game, if at any point I or the game opens a Steam overlay (be it the text input or the regular ...
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How to restore GTA 5 from a external hard drive [duplicate]

I bought GTA5 this weekend over steam, then realised that the game is 60GB big and I use a capped line. I asked one of my friends to make a copy of the game so I can restore the game using steam and ...
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How can I copy/transfer games via external hard drive?

I have successfully transferred "Killing Floor" from my brother's laptop to my own via external hard drive. The problem, now that I have all the files, is that I don't know how to launch the game ...
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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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Does Garry's Mod download addons twice? If not, what is it downloading?

You can find a copy of this question asked (by me) on the Facepunch Forums. When I subscribe to an addon on the Garry's Mod workshop, Steam instantly downloads them in the download manager. When I ...
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How to download a pre-updated Steam

After installing Steam, it demanded an update of 127 MB. But I don't have an Internet connection. So can I download a pre-updated Steam from any other computer which has an Internet connection?
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Steam Skyrim different languages on the same computer

I and my brother are playing Skyrim from the same computer (using Family Sharing). The problem is that I prefer to play in English but he needs a localized version. There is the localized version in ...
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Kill 10 snipers with flachette rounds not working

Hiya I still haven't found a solution for this odd situation yet, but for some reason killing snipers with flacette rounds (on any shotgun may i remind you) doesn't lower the counter of many I need to ...
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What happens if I buy a game I already own through Steam a second time?

I am debating whether or not to get the Potato Sack (yes, I realize I've been debating for several weeks now) bundle through steam. I already own: Defense Grid: The Awakening, Super Meat Boy, and ...
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Steam and Teamspeak not connecting, but internet in general is working fine?

So I logged on today, and realized Teamspeak was not connecting to the server I log on to every day. I had also realized Steam was having a tough time connecting to the internet, and I have no idea ...
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Did Humble Bundle stop supporting the “Activate on Steam” option?

There was a time where you could link your Steam account to your Humble Bundle account and have the codes automatically redeem as you clicked them, without all of the copy-paste-wait-wait more-click ...
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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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Where'd MainMenu.lua go in Civilization 5: Brave New World? I want to enable mods on my Mac!

So to unlock Mods on your Mac version of Civ V, you need to comment out line 33 of MainMenu.lua. When Gods and Kings came out, MainMenu.lua moved, but the fix still worked. Now that "Brave New ...
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Can I trust Steam-powered games? Is there any unwanted behavior installed with Steam?

So – I just bought the new game Supreme Commander 2. This question is not about the game, but about the online software installation platform that it seems to require. I haven't bought a game ...
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What advantages do I gain from playing a game through Steam?

As the title states, what are the advantages to having a game on your Steam account versus having the game outside of Steam (especially for MMORPG games)? Take Rift for example. Rift recently became ...
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How can I speed up SteamCMD download?

My app_update, on linux SteamCMD, is running extremely slow on my 100 MB/s network, so is there a way I could make it download faster? Maybe by changing the download location somehow? It also seems to ...
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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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How do I activate a Steam key?

I bought the Skyrim Legendary edition and it came with a steam code. Where do I enter this Steam code?
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Steam keys on gamersgate

I am thinking of buying a game on Gamersgate but I was wondering if you get a steam key when you buy it. For instance I want to buy Just Cause 2, but I have heard some games are redeemed via steam and ...
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What do I do with Kingdom of Amalur's Steam Key?

I have the Steam version of Kingdom of Amalur, and when I opened up the game for the first time, Steam gave me a game key and told me that I'd need to enter it -- except it didn't tell me where, or ...
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Is there a way I can check dates (going over 2 years back) on Steam Store purchases?

Is there a way to check the date I bought games on my Steam library? I bought Garry's Mod sometime back in 2012 and I want to see the exact date (day, month, year). Is there a way to do that?
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I just bought TF2 as part of the Valve Complete Pack. Where's my Proof of Purchase helmet?

I bought a Valve Complete Pack license off an external site (Here, to be exact), which came with TF2 (which I hadn't downloaded before). I'm pretty sure I have a premium account because my backpack ...
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Do booster packs continue to drop once I crafted badge?

I've obtained all the "default" drops, got some booster later and finally crafted a badge. Will I continue to get more boosters for the SAME game that I already crafted badge for?
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Cities: Skyline fails to generate correct menu and crashes on exit

I just installed Cities Skylines on my linux mint 17 os which includes a R7 260X Radeon graphics card. The game fails to launch with an appropriate menu screen as depicted in the screen shot ...
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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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My steam account is logging into my old account, how do i fix [closed]

My games on steam broke so to try and fix it I logged out of steam and moved the games to a separate hard drive. My games then broke. SO I decided to uninstall them and reinstall them only to find out ...
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If I uninstall a steam game (Payday 2), will I keep my progress? [duplicate]

I want to download GTA V, but I don't have enough disk space and the only game I have left to uninstall is Payday 2. However, I have been playing it frequently, even going on 17 hour marathons to ...
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Does the Steam client automatically download pre-ordered games after their release?

I've pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto V on Steam. When I pre-ordered, Value cheekily charged the full amount to my credit card, so I'm all paid up. Just waiting for it to drop. If I leave my Windows PC ...
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How can you install Steam games offline?

My main computer that has Steam installed on it does not have an active Internet connection. I do not want this computer to have access to the Internet, but I really would like to be able to play ...
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How does the Steam downloading scheduler work?

I'm a little confused how the Steam Download Restrictions work. It says there's an option to "Limit auto-updating schedule" and to pick a time, and then an option to limit bandwidth to various speeds. ...
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How do I get Skyrim to redownload Dawnguard and the other DLC if I accidentally deleted it from the data files menu?

I've tried restarting many times and going on "View Downloadable Content" but I don't see an option to tell Skyrim to download it again.
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Steam Game Preloading [closed]

So I preordered GTA V PC back at the beginning of February and, as you may or may not know, you were able to begin preloading it on April 7. I understand that I can't play it until it is released on ...
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What happens if I decline a Steam gift?

My friend has just sent me a gift for Christmas on Steam, but I already have a copy of it. I want to know what will happen if I decline the gift. Will my friend be able to get a refund on it, or will ...
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What do Steam Profile levels do?

As you can see my Steam profile says I'm level 20: 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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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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Can I play a country-locked Steam Game if I buy a physical copy?

So thing is - I want to have DIRT3 on steam but it's blocked for my country. So I've found a cd in a shop but it says that it's "GFWL" but apart from that, my mate bought a "GFWL" game and it ...
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Only the Elderscrolls.com and Exit buttons are enabled on the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion launcher

When I launch the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion via Steam I get this launcher come up, but the Play button is disabled. What could be causing this? It works fine on my laptop. Both machines are running ...
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Borderlands 2 for Mac crashes on launch

I recently downloaded Borderlands 2 through steam on my Mac OS X Lion machine, to get this error output: Process: Borderlands2 [16081] Path: /Users/Jamie ProBook/Library/Application ...
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How to disable event notifications for group I'm not in?

I used to be a part of the "Tomb Raider Multiplayer Madness" Steam Group. They have regular weekly events. I became annoyed with the event notifications, so I thought leaving the group would cease ...
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Steam “Connect” Protocol

I currently have a link set on my website to run the following steam://connect/188.141.19.52:27016 When it runs, it launches Insurgency Standalone but it doesn't connect. If a person uses connect ...
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Game download resetting for several times

I'm trying to install War Thunder in Steam from my Xbuntu 14.04 ... I had to pause the download multiple times to download it in segments. But every 2 or 3 days later it gets reset to the first and ...
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Zbots not working with Counter-Strike 1.6 steam version

I recently bought Counter-Strike 1.6 on Steam. Now I can't find the cstrike/maps sub folder, don´t know where the maps are saved and the zbots are analyzing, restarting, analyzing, restarting... and ...
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Can I choose which library to install a game to using the remote-download feature?

Steam has a remote download feature. When you're away from your computer, you visit your games page, click "download" next to a game, and (assuming your computer is on) it will start downloading. ...
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How can I move an installed game from one Steam library folder to another?

I use (and have it much bigger) drive D: to store all my user data and games, but I have installed the Steam client on drive C:. When I was installing a first game (Warhammer 40000), I've chosen to ...
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Any way to mass sell all my steam trading cards?

I have a large number of steam trading cards and for me they are just filling up my inventory, I have no interest in doing anything with them except selling them. Is there any way to mass sell all my ...
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Is there a way to see the exact numerical wear values of guns on the Steam Community Market?

Is there a way to see the wear values of guns on the Steam Community Market? To clarify, I'm not talking about the label qualities (Fac New, Min Wear, FT, BS, WW), I'm talking about a numerical value ...