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What are the ranks do you earn drops?

In the new update they made a new ranking system and on rank 2 I earned a drop. I was just wondering what ranks give you drops and which ones don't?
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Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for save files individually?

Does The Witcher 2 record your play time for each save game separately? I have it on Steam.
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Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
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Steam game download messed up!

So I downloaded the first 12 gigs of NBA2K15 on steam about a week ago. Then yesterday I downloaded the rest. When I finished the download it came up as I had to download it again, saying "update ...
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How can I find my steam ID?

How can I find my steam ID? I haven't bought any games; I am playing a free one. Is the ID only created if I buy a game?
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How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing?

I have many games on Steam and many more I will buy, but I have a problem and I hope you can point me a solution. When I download a game, is it possible to launch and play a single player game under ...
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Can I search for a user who has not bought any games?

I want to play Path of Exile with my sister, so she signed up for a Steam Account. However, Path of Exile is a free game and when she tried to add friends she got a message stating she cannot yet add ...
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Auto-Disconnect when playing Counter Strike GO

Is it normal for Steam to randomly go offline if playing CS:GO? It has happened to me a number of times and sometimes I am automatically disconnected from the match I'm playing. My ping is no ...
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Is there a way to redeem Steam games from Steam keys while I'm not on my PC? [duplicate]

I'm going to be away from the country (and from my PC) for a month. However, I'm going to receive some steam keys from a friend sometime next week, and I was wondering if there was a way for me to ...
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Do mods or console use disable achievements for Fallout:New Vegas?

I've heard mixed information on this and I'd like to get a straight answer, for two reasons: The widely reported Quicksave/Autosave bug is annoying and, quite frankly, has terrified me into ...
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Does Steam work through Tor or a VPN?

I talked to Steam Support about Steam Offline. I have been told: You can set up your Steam account to run in offline mode prior to connecting to your school's network […] you must allow ...
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What is the maximum damage that can be done in TF2? [closed]

What is the maximum damage that can be done in TF2? (No tf2x10, UberUpgrades, etc.. Just normal TF2). I have several other questions pertaining to damage calculation in TF2, such as how damage ...
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Lag when playing Rust

Yesterday I bought Rust on Steam, I downloaded and installed it without any problem. When I try to join a server to play, it stays on the loading screen for about 20 minutes and when the game finally ...
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How does the Steam Marketplace work?

After the Trading Card update, I noticed an option that said "sell", and discovered the Steam Market. I was wondering, how does this work? When I clicked "Sell," it took me to a page asking me for the ...
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How does the Angel generation work in the Steam Version of Adventure Capitalist?

I did a search around the internet about this, but the wiki either refers to a totally different version of the game or is just plain wrong. According to the possibly outdated wiki, you get Angels ...
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Can I join my account from another Steam account when I bind it to my Steam account?

I have a Robocraft account that I share with one of my friends, I recently logged in and saw a function to bind the Robocraft account to my Steam Account, if I do that, will my friend be able to join ...
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How to view Borderlands FPS without third party software

I would like to see what my framerate is for Borderlands 2 (steam). However, the only way to do this that I can find on Google, is to install 3rd-party-software (fraps, EVGA monitor...). Right now, I ...
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How to transfer GTA V save files?

How can you transfer your save files from one computer to another? I can't find any function on Social Club or steam.
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Steam Trading Error - “This trading session has expired.”

How can I fix this issue? Sometimes I find that when I try to trade with anyone, before the screen loads, this error message pops up. I'm not using Steam Beta.
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Accidentally deleted steam download files

I am currently downloading a game on Steam. I accidentally deleted some files in the downloading folder under steamapps but the download ran normally. Would the missing downloading folder files have ...
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Can I turn off the new item notification? [duplicate]

Once in a while, I get new trading cards from playing games. I am really not into the whole Steam trading card thing, and the constant green notification icon in the top right corner, both in the ...
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Why does the Steam Market keep delisting my items?

I sell Mann Co. Crates on the Steam Market, putting up 20-30 at once every now and then (I have probably 120+ on the go right now). Every now and then, Steam takes my oldest bunch of crates, removes ...
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Bulk activate product keys in Steam

After purchasing the current Humble Bundle, I wondered if it was possible to activate all of the 6 games in Steam at once, without having to do a "Product Activation" for every game. I could probably ...
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Why won't Steam use my last library settings on start?

Whenever I start Steam, my library is set to "Games" and displaying a certain game (Racer 8). I then change it to "recent" and play some other game, however after the next reboot it's back to "Games" ...
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Why do I get messages from [Unassigned] and how do I remove them from my notifications?

I get these empty messages from a person called [unassigned] with no steam profile and I can't seem to remove the notification from steam. Is there any way to delete these?
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What will happen if I get GTA V from Steam and use the code on an account with GTA V Social Club Edition on it?

I bought GTA V from Rockstar Warehouse, but now I regret that decision. Will I keep my save data / online users if I use the code I get from Steam to activate on my current rockstar account? Also what ...
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Can I contact a Steam user without befriending them?

I've recently received a Steam friend request from someone I think I know, but I am not absolutely sure. Sadly, he has no useful information in his profile page. Is there any way I can get in touch ...
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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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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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Is there a way to automatically block level-zero Steam profiles?

Lately, I've been doing a lot of trading on sites like TF2Outpost and backpack.tf, and, within about a minute of bumping my trade, I receive at least 3 friend requests from level-zero private Steam ...
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Can't connect to any gaming servers

I am using a desktop with a wired connection. I can use Skype, surf the web. I can login to Steam on the browser. I can't connect to League of Legends (logging in gives me a "Can't connect to maestro ...
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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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“Civilization V has stopped working” crash on turn processing, on exit to main menu/desktop and on load game from ingame

Civilization V keeps crashing on me. I've now had several games that suddenly crash while processing a specific turn (same turn every time). The crash usually happens during the early parts of the ...
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Why am I getting such low FPS in the Witcher 2?

I bought Witcher 2 during the Steam sales, and I don't know why I get so low FPS... My specs are : MSI GE70 Intel i7 4700MQ 2.4GHz GTX 765M 2Go 8Gb RAM HDD 7200 RPM Low or High presets doesn't ...
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Unplayed games appear in Steam jumplist after reboot

A few days ago I set up family sharing with my brother. Since then, whenever I restart steam, Dota 2 and Dota 2 - English Depot appear at the top of my steam jumplist (both from steam taskbar and ...
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Where are the source shared files since the steam pipe update?

I used to do a little mapping and modding but I had to stop due to real life. Now I'm doing some gmod stuff and I was wondering where the source shared files have gone. The files used to be called: ...
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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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Move non-steam edition saves to steam edition game?

I want to copy my profile from the non-steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth into my steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth. I found the 3 persistentgamedataX.dat files and copying them over ...
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Escapists shows blank frame when launching Steam

I have a problem, Whenever I launch the escapists on Steam, a blank frame shows up. I have reinstalled like 10 times. When i move the window and switch back, it copies the pixels under it and puts ...
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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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Is there a way to download Windows games on Steam but for my Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro and all my friends have 40+ games but most of them are for Windows. So is there anyway that I can download them but on my Mac and be able to play them?
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My Steam license agreement when I activate a game is just a list of directories

For about a year, whenever I activated a Humble Bundle game on Steam, it would give me a blank license agreement to agree to. I thought it was slightly odd. Today I got this instead: That's the ...
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“No Steam config online” error when installing Skyrim on PC

I just bought Skyrim on PC and when I try to install it I have to update Steam. When I try, a pop up says "no Steam config online". What does that mean and how do I fix it?
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Why is Steam only showing me “Buy” instead of “Play” option for a game shared via Family Sharing?

I thought the whole point of family sharing was so that multiple copies of the game didn't have to be bought. I have no problem downloading the game, but instead of "Play", my only option once it's ...
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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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How can I force Steam to install Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from disk, NOT from web?

I purchased Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a retail disk, and when I install it from disk, Steam is attempting to download the complete game from the internet. I've 512 kbits/s (64 kBps) network, ...
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Block a steam game from myself for a period of time

Is there a way to block a certain game in my Steam lib from myself for a fixed amount of time? I'm basically looking into a "kitchen safe for Steam games" type of solution.
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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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Logged into Steam to find that all of my games on the D: drive weren't installed; games are still in the folder

Why do my previously installed games appear as no longer installed? When I try to launch them, they pop up with the installation dialogue.
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GTA 4 Win 8.1 social club does load up but when I click play the loading circle shows up for a second or two but nothing happens

Yeah thats all that happens. I bought it on steam digitally. But theres a ReadMe file in the Gta 4 folder and it has a list of downloads. Is that what I need or does it not work for windows 8.1? ...