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Is it possible to log your Steam account into two computers at once?

My gaming computer is currently downloading Napoleon: Total War and Supreme Commander 2 which I purchased on Steam, and which will take some time to complete. While this download is going on, I would ...
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How do I tell Steam my games are already installed?

I installed Windows 8 on a second drive and made a Junction for Steamapps so Steam on Windows 8 could access all the 100+ already downloaded games from Windows 7. This almost worked, but each and ...
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Unable to save files from Space Empires V

I recently install Space Empires V via Steam on my Windows 7 x64 machine. It starts up and runs fine, but whenever I try to save a file, whether an empire file or a save game I get an unable to save ...
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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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Can I stream non-Steam games using Steam's In-Home Streaming?

So Steam can now stream in-home. Does this only work with games tied to the Steam account, or can I play games added via the "Add non-Steam game" feature? Example: If I have Star Wars: The Old ...
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How to pause steam downloads?

I would like to pause a download on steam. I don't wish to delete it, just pause it. When I right click on the game, there is no option "pause downloading". So, how can I pause it without closing ...
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Can I play on a non-steam servers like PGN from my original Steam Counter Strike: Condition zero?

I am thinking of buying original Counter Strike: Condition Zero with steam because my points resets when I re-install my Windows. Is it possible to play on non-steam servers like PGN from my original ...
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Can the original Age of Empires II be played online thru GameRanger with the HD version on Steam? [duplicate]

So my question is if the original Age of Empires 2 can be played online with steam HD version of the same game through the Game Ranger software, not through steam? http://www.gameranger.com
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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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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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Can I have more than one of the same trading card?

Steam now has trading cards. In order to get them, you're supposed to play specific games (currently there are only 6 games supported, but they've said more will come). However, it's only possible ...
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How to install skyrim using wine?

I used the following commands from ...
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How can I stop Skyrim from downloading mods I'm no longer subscribed to?

Every time I open Skyrim the launcher downloads mods that I previously subscribed to and gives me a message that says, "Synchronization complete. Some mods that were unsubcribed were subscribed to and ...
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Differences between playing the same game on Steam and Origin?

What are the differences, however minor, of playing the same game on Steam versus playing it on Origin? I bought a Humble Bundle pack a while ago that provided me with unlock keys for both Steam and ...
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How does one install skyrim from steamcmd?

I am having trouble downloading skyrim from steamcmd. Below is the following problem. How does one install skyrim from steamcmd? steam@ger:~/stemcmd$ ./steamcmd.sh +login bcommeau +force_install_dir ...
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What is steamcmd?

I have steam installed on my computer, but I recently found it something called steamcmd? I am not sure what it is or whether it is installed when steam is installed? What can I do with steamcmd?
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How to disable play time tracking?

Is it possible to avoid recording the time you play CS:GO on Steam? My friend and I had a deal that we would spend the same amount of time playing it so it would be fair. Now I have like 30 hours more ...
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Nvidia Optimus Not letting me start games

I have a packard bell gaming laptop. Its an i5 quad core, 12 gigs of ram. and a gtx 750m The problem is that it has nvidia optimus(for those who dont know, Nvidia optimus is a feature that lets the ...
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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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Steam won't stop muting my music and/or skype conversations on lobby join

Every time I join a lobby in CS: GO, my steam mutes everything but the game on my computer. How to stop it from doing that?
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How can I get the Steam client to reestablish its connection?

I've been using the Steam client on my MacBook Pro quite a bit lately, and I've come across a rather annoying issue that I hope one of you can help me with. I often put my computer to sleep with the ...
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Steam over proxy

How do I run Steam from behind a proxy server?
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Add GoG DOSBOX games to Steam

I bought the Quest for Glory pack on Good Old Games, and like most GoG games I tried to add it to Steam. Now, QFG 1 through 4 are all DOS games and run via a packaged DOSBOX emulator GOG distributes ...
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Steam: Is it possible to copy only one game to a different computer? [duplicate]

I have a prohibitively slow internet connection (2.0 Mbit/s, around 200KB/s) for downloading large games. (It took 50 hours to download Torchlight 2) I have discovered a "short" solution to the ...
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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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Steam and the recently played games jump list

I've had steam installed for a long time now and have had no problems. Recently it keeps forgetting my recently played games and only displays a single game (Age of Empires Online) there, where ...
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Steam: Instantly finish downloads [duplicate]

Alright. I'm trying to move my games (from one drive to another), but as you know there is close to no possible way to do so.. Without redownloading it. No thanks to the recent client updates, simply ...
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Change icons in Big Picture Mode

I've got some non-Steam games that support controllers, but Big Picture Mode only shows them as big generic Steam logos, making them very hard ti pick out from the pack (big picture only shows names ...
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Will steam workshop download mods while playing a game?

I am installing a few big mods for skyrim, and I don't want to wait for them to finish. Can I start playing the game and expect them to still be downloaded, so that when I restart the game later on ...
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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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Installing Evolution RTS on Linux Steam

I am trying to install the game Evolution RTS on Steam, but there seems to be a problem downloading the game? Note, that I have downloaded 0 bytes and yet the installation is complete. I verified the ...
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Are pro versions of the contracts considered separate for all achievements?

There are many achievements for completing all contracts on a certain difficulty or from a certain contractor and some of them mention pro jobs, such as: OVERKILL Salutes You! Complete all ...
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How can I find out the rarest Steam achievement?

Having completed the most difficult achievements for a couple of games, I started wondering how difficult the worst achievements can be. One well-defined measure for difficulty of an achievement is ...
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How do I copy Steam game files from another PC while the game's still downloading?

So I know (by trying it out) that you can copy Steam game files from one PC to another and make the game run with the copied files. This is a different issue than merely copying game files (which has ...
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Gmod fading doors dosnt work after I reload my savegame

I am playing Gmod with the popular "fading doors" addon. I make a few doors and as soon as I exit my game and load it again, all the doors no longer function with their corresponding key-bindings. ...
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Is it possible to play the Steam version of Quake on Ubuntu?

I understand that playing Quake on Linux requires three things: An engine A launcher The data files (either shareware or registered) The first two have GPL packages available and are as simple to ...
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Red orchestra 2 Dedicated Server - Appcrash [STEAM]

I have a big problem by starting my RO2-DS. I did everything as written here: http://wiki.tripwireinteractive.com/index.php?title=RO2_Dedicated_Server until the step where I can automaticate all ...
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Sync progress in Portal 2 co-op between PS3 and Steam accounts?

My girlfriend has a PS3 with Portal 2 and our Steam accounts are friends. Is it possible for us to play in splitscreen mode on the PS3 while saving our progress to our respective Steam accounts? We ...
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Using steam game key without steam installation

I want to play Heroes 5 on my ubuntu 13.04. I installed steam and it works. I have purchased the Might and Magic 5 bundle, so I have Heroes 5 with the two expansions and other game that come along. ...
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How do I get Team Fortress 2 to span multiple monitors?

I'm trying to run TF2 at a custom resolution. I have 3 monitors at 1024x1280 (all together 3072x1280). When I run Team Fortress 2 it only gives me one monitor as the max resolution. I tried setting ...
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How do I adjust Steam chat font sizes?

It seems that a recent Steam update increased font size in chat to 'improve readability'. Unfortunately, this only changed the font size in the in the conversation area and nowhere else in the chat ...
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How do you install the Season Pass for Trials: Fusion on Steam?

I've right clicked on the game in steam, but I didn't see an install option, nor did I see it in the DLC section. The game told me I had to purchase it when I went to addition content, but Steam told ...
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Can I trade a Steam game that I don't want?

The title pretty much says it all. If someone gave me a game, and I opened it for a few minutes to take a gander, can I still trade it to someone else? Or is it forever mine? For example, if someone ...
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Can I purchase a game bundle as a gift even though I have already purchased it?

I've purchased the Portal bundle (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7932/) and I'm considering buying a second copy of it as a gift, since it's on a 75% sale right now. Will it be possible to ...
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Hide my updates from friend's Steam Activity pages?

Back in August 2012, Valve rolled out some community updates, including the "Friend Activity" page, which amongst other things can list which achievements your friends have acquired, which games ...
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What network port does Steam use?

We have a white list of ports on our network, and the Steam client cannot connect to the server. Which ports do I need to open to make it work?
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Can the Steam achievements be gained also offline?

If I play, for example, Plant vs Zombies or Toki Tori on Steam when I am offline, can I get achievements? Are these re-synchronized when Steam returns online?
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Language change to English

My Steam installation is in Danish, which is no problem. But my DOTA 2 installation is in Danish. How can I change the language from Danish (or any other language) to English in DOTA 2? It is so ...
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Can I install a Steam game without having to use the internet?

So I finished building my computer and I got Steam on it by trying to install Skyrim. It gives me Steam but it says I have to have internet to continue. I'm pretty sure that I don't need online mode ...
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Steam Trading Error - “Your Inventory Is Not Available At This Time”

I am having trading issues very often in Team Fortress 2. I get a message stating Your Inventory Is Not Available At This Time in the area where your items are then quickly closes and says: "Oh ...