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Steam game launching problem

Everytime I launch a game made in Unity from Steam, it will generate this error seen in output_log; ExecutionEngineException: SIGILL at (wrapper managed-to-native) Steamworks.NativeMethods:...
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Fallout 4 crashes so hard it gives Steam a concussion

This has happened to me twice now - the first time I assumed it was just some weird fluke because this problem is bizarre. OS is Windows 10 FWIW. Fallout 4 will freeze and I am unable to access the ...
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Game licensing across multiple pcs for a non-commercial setup, using Steam

In Steam, what options are there for installing the same game for simultaneous use, across several computers? Ease of management is the bigger concern, over game licensing costs. This is a non-...
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Steam Client Error -130: Unknown Error, could not connect to the page

Okay, this happened completely all of a sudden. This morning, I was getting the "-130" error message even more than normal. That's the one that says Unknown Error, could not connect to the page I ...
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Can I increase the number of threads Steam uses for in-home streaming?

I have a gaming PC with an i7 3820. It has 4 cores and 2 threads per core, making it capable of handling 8 threads When I stream a game (The Witcher 2 for example) using in-home streaming, I notice ...
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Call Of Duty MW2 fails to install

I purchased Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 from local retail shop, the game is brand new and never used. I started installing it on my PC, after i inserted the DISC 1 it launched the steam service ...
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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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How do I remove a Steam game from my library?

I like how Steam presents my library to me. However, there is one thing that keeps irritating me every time I open Steam: the Team Fortress 2 Beta. I don't want it, yet it is always in my games list....
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Dark Souls 2 scholar of the first sin repetitive growling bug

In Dark Souls Scholar of the first sin. I have progressed to the shaded ruins when I reach the male scorpions den and went inside and fought the duo wielding swordsman I kept hearing this strange ...
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How do I prevent the “Updating Steam” dialog from showing up

Every time I start Steam, it takes a dozen seconds checking for updates. Is there a way to force it to only check for updates on a weekly basis?
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Is there a quick way to delete saves off of the steam cloud?

I've been playing a Endless Space for a while now, and I've got quite a few saves saved up... Any way I can clean house and mass delete the ones I no longer need?
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What is the significance of 88.7?

I have just completed Mirror's Edge and I am now going back through to locate all the courier drops. I've noticed that next to a lot of them is some graffiti. Several of the graffiti marks have ...
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How to play Rayman Legends without Uplay

I bought Rayman Legends on Steam a while ago, but when I launch it via Steam, it automatically launches Uplay (which uses about 6 times as much RAM as Steam, and crashes a lot). Is there any way to ...
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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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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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Steam across countries and accounts

I am trying to give a laptop to family member in another country (he is mostly a gamer type, but the country's internet is too slow for massive downloads), and I want to give him some steam games ...
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Can I skip the launcher on Skyrim?

I am executing Skyrim through Steam Big Picture with the controller but when I select Play on Big Picture, the launcher of the game appears and I have to use the mouse to start to play. This is very ...
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Are Steam games sandboxed?

Now that Steam is officially available on Linux, I am very interested in it! However, I wonder what is the security system in Steam? When I download a game through Steam, will the game run as native ...
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Cannot get Steam Controller to work with FIFA16 (Origin)

I recently bought a Steam Controller and it works very well with all the Steam games and features. Some days ago I bought FIFA16 and, as you probably know, it is an EA game accessible only by Origin. ...
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Steam - Non-Steam Game Shortcut Path

I am trying to write a small batch file or ps1 script to add a non-game shortcut to the Steam library. Unfortunately, I am unable to figure out where valve is saving the info. No luck in the registry. ...
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How do you restore Steam news/ads after closing a game?

I'm having the opposite problem as this question, where I only see the news popup after manually restarting Steam, and I'd like to restore it to how it used to be, i.e. after closing a game, since it ...
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Steam Error - “There was an error retrieving trade offers”

I've been getting this error constantly. Refreshing the page yields nothing, regardless if I do it through the Steam Browser or a internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Netscape (lel), etc.) I'd love to ...
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How do I enable cloud sync?

I'm trying to upload a mission to the Workshop, but I need to enable cloud sync before I can. How do I do this?
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Is there a way to disable showing what your friends are playing when first logging into steam?

Whenever I log onto steam and open it on the top right of my computer is shows everyone who is playing games but at 3 at a time. Due to my high number or friends it takes a good amount of time to ...
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How can I disable Steam from starting up with Windows without logging in to Steam?

Is there a way to disable Steam from starting up automatically with Windows (XP/Vista/7) after installing it? I fix systems for people and some of them request or have Steam, so I reinstall it for ...
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How do I tell what games were recently updated on Steam?

If you restart steam, your "Downloading" page becomes empty, providing that all the game updates finished and there are no new ones. How do I find out which games were updated by steam recently? Is ...
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Why can't I download an already purchased game on steam to my other pc? (VIA STEAM)

So I have a new PC. I downloaded the Steam app. Some days ago I just got a game(Ace of Spades) and I wanna use it on this PC. When I click play now on its Steam page it doesn't start the download, but ...
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Steam Community market Buy Orders

I'm trying to place a buy order for an item on the steam community market (it's a specific weapon/skin for CS:GO) but there isn't any of the item coming up in the search. Usually what I would do is ...
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Adding multiple steam desktop shortcuts

I've just read this page about creating desktop shortcuts for my games, however steam recently broke for me and I lost all my shortcuts. Although I can create them one at a time, I have almost 215 ...
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Not able to find any match in CS:GO

I bought CS:GO, but when I try to play online, it's just searching for matches all the time. It never finds any matches. I have been searching for 15 minutes, and still haven't found anything. Do you ...
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How to pin Steam games to Windows 7 task bar

When I right-click on a game on my Steam Library, I have the option to add a shortcut to my desktop. However, I can NOT put that shortcut in my Windows 7 task bar with other programs and games. ...
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Street Fighter V won't let me sign in

When I launch the game (steam), this message pops up: "Gameplay will continue in offline mode. You must log in again to the server to use network functions." I have had the game for 3 days, ...
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Can I report a cheater in Dark Souls 3?

Yesterday I got invaded by some guy I could not deal any damage to him at all. He didn't even attempt to dodge or block my attacks. I think he could be a cheater. I understand that due to game ...
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Steam has “forgotten” all of the shared libraries on the device

I have a shared library from my friend. I was able to play it fine until today, now it says that that it has to be authorized again on this device and asks to send a request to a friend to do that ...
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Way to play shared game that is in use in steam?

My brother just got me a new computer but he is always on so I can't play his steam shared games. Is there a way to play his games while he is playing a game too?
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How Do I Install Stronghold 3 Gold Without A Key Code?

I'm a big fan of the Strongholds line, so picking up Stronghold 3 Gold was a no-brainer. But then I tried to install it, and I discovered it required Steam. I still prefer boxes with DVDs and manuals....
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How do I stop Steam changing my update setting to automatic?

For each Steam game, you can change your update settings (right click game > properties) to one of three options: automatically update (default), automatically update (high priority), and only update ...
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Are the in-game Steam keys real?

Among the general gibberish that can be found on certain NPC computers, there are file that contain what look like Steam game keys. There's a thread on the Steam Hacknet discussion forums, but it ...
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Can I activate a DLC on Steam without owning the base game?

You often receive DLCs on Humble Bundle or similar sites without owning the base game. Can I activate them without worries? For sure I can't play the game, but assuming that you are waiting for a ...
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Could a member of my family and I play a game in Steam at the same time? [duplicate]

I have bought a game, but a member of my family couldn't because of $$ and I was thinking if I can do this: Add his/her computer to the list of family share of steam to let him/her see and play my ...
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Are achievements still available while playing on a prior version on the game?

Can I continue an (old) Ironman game on a prior version and earn achievements ? I was trying a World Conquest with Ottomans and a new patch has been released recently.
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Replacing language locked games with global on Steam

First of all, if this is the wrong forum to post this on then I'm very sorry and would like to know where I could post this instead, with that said, here's the problem. A few months back, I bought ...
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How to set up a Steam profile showcase?

I noticed some people can create showcase of their Steam objects they want to trade or their in-game screenshots. Can someone explain how to set up this ?
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Server Won't Go On Internet Listing

Ok, so. I made a gmod server a few days ago and everything. I port forwarded all ports for garrys mod. I go onto internet to search for my server but nothing pops up. But, when I go to local network ...
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Is it possible to host Magicka in a LAN without steam?

I want to play Magicka in a LAN without steam, is it possible? I am hosting the game in one pc, but the other simply cannot see the game, or connect directly with the ip address. According to the ...
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My internet is so slow Steam gives up downloading my stuff. What can I do?

Well, I'm in a difficult situation at the moment. I'm temporarily apart from my usual internet connection, and forced to use a really shitty solution. It's slow in ways I can't even explain: sometimes ...
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Buying a game from steam store and using dlc code

Basically I bought Civilization V pack long ago so that pack didn't contain brave new world dlc. Now I got dlc code and when I try to activate dlc code it tells me to activate main game first eventho ...
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Can I “follow” games on Steam without getting desktop notifications?

I recently started using Steam's "Follow" feature for a bunch of games so I would see their updates in my activity feed. Unfortunately this also came with the side effect of popup notifications in the ...
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Game sharing not working

i accidentally activated the key on my other account that i own and so the only person i game share with is myself on the same computer, so no one else could be playing my games. so when i gameshare i ...