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Fixing steam installs

I have this problem with a lot of games on Steam and was wondering if there is a general fix. What happens is I go to install a game, it asks for admin permission, does it's thing, installs and runs ...
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Steam voice chat is not working [closed]

My friend has been with me and my other friends on Steam for a while. We would always hang out and talk with each other. But one day, his Steam group chat and VC stopped working. We went through the ...
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Steam with NFS Hot Pursuit: “Failed to contact key server” despite previous success while in offline mode

I've purchased NFS Hot Pursuit from Steam, and I was supplied a CD key and could run the game after downloading it. I was then able to run the game with Steam in offline mode, but at one point (after ...
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Garry's Mod Steam Server?

I followed the following instructions for setting up a Garry's Mod server in Linux via the command line; http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Hosting_A_Dedicated_Server mkdir ~/Steam cd ~/Steam wget ...
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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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Where can I find out what games have cards?

Which games drop cards? I've been looking at the Steam Trading Card FAQ. However, I recently discovered that it's incomplete (eg. Trine 2 and A.R.E.S. now have cards, but aren't listed there). ...
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Why does steam keep asking if I'm over 18?

Every time I open steam and try and view a game that is rated M (or equivalent rating), the Steam age gate always asks me for my birthday before I can continue. At least the birthday is pre-filled ...
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Can I view tags from other languages without switching my store language?

I use Steam in Finnish as I'm one of the voluntary translators for that language. As a result, my store is in Finnish as well and I only see tags made by other users who are using Finnish. ...
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Is there a way to get Sims 3 from my Steam account to work on my Mac?

I previously had a PC and Steam account. Now I have a Mac and I really want to play Sims 3. I read somewhere that I could download Origin and transfer my codes or something, but how would I go about ...
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How to find how large a download is for a Steam Game?

I am considering purchasing a Steam game. I am on a limited download limit, I was wondering how to find out how large a game download is. I understand I can purchase the game, download a portion and ...
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Can I tell Steam which monitor to open a game on?

I have two monitors and Windows 7. Is it possible to tell Steam to open a game on my second monitor instead of the main monitor? If that's not possible through Steam itself, is there some other way ...
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How to install the Steam version of DC Universe Online using the DCUO install CD's?

I recently had to reinstall everything on my computer due to system and hardware failure. What I would like to do is to install the DC Universe Online game on Steam. However, when I use the DVD's ...
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How do I access the Binding of Isaac: Rebirth soundtrack?

I have the soundtrack for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth installed through Steam: Where can I find it in order to listen to when I'm not playing? I found a packed music.a file, but that's ...
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Team Fortress 2 Beta Icon Stuck on Launchpad in Mac OS X

I am currently running OS X 10.7.2 with an updated version of Steam installed. I recently downloaded the Team Fortress 2 Beta to this Mac and then removed it via Steam's "Delete Local Game Content." ...
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Can you delete the contents of the downloads folder?

In my Steam folder, under steamapps, there is a downloading directory which is totaling more than 5gB. Exploring it shows game files for games that, not only do I not have a local installation for, ...
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How can I set up a The Ship server?

As I stated in the title, how can I set up a server for The Ship? I've searched everywhere and can't seem to find guides of any kind anywhere. There's some basic guides on how to set up a steamcmd ...
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Why do I have to re-install my Civilization V?

I had Civilization V on C:/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps and I copied and pasted it from my laptop on to a new PC I bought. However when I installed Steam, it didn't register that Civilization was ...
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Why do I always have to reenable Steam Permissions on my Mac?

When I launch any Steam games like Cs:Go or TF2, My engine always says that the overlay is not on before launching, causing me to always open up my System preferences and I have to put in the password ...
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Can I transfer Steam games from one steam account to another? [duplicate]

I want to play Dota 2 with my friend. However his Internet connection is so slow that it would take him about 2 days to download it and then it will be throttled. I am thinking of transferring the ...
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Can I give away unused steam games as gifts? [duplicate]

I got a pack with a couple of games. I accepted the pack, but one of the games I don't want to play, and I never have. Does it work to give only that game back? If it helps; the game is Need for speed ...
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Can't log in due to Steam Guard and an inactive email account, what now?

I am unable to log into my Steam account as I do not have access to my email account for the Steam Guard verification process. I have raised a ticket but have not received a reply from Steam Support ...
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Steam always starts in Big Picture mode

I don't know why but for a few days Steam has been always starting in Big Picture mode. It has even been doing this for the login screen: How do I fix this?
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Can you import savegames into Steam?

I have some games which I've purchased and played outside of Steam. Later I got them again on Steam (from bundles) and I'm wondering if there is a general way to import my existing savegames into ...
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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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How to stop Dota 2 Workshop tools download?

I have mistakenly clicked the download Dota 2 workshop tools button inside the game. Now it is downloading 5GB of content. I don't want to download this. So I canceled the download from Steam. But ...
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Batch file to open Steam shortcuts not working

I created a batch file to pick a random file from a folder. This includes steam games as URL shortcuts but the games fail to read Steam and end up crashing because they lack a connection to their DRM. ...
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How do I get two gamepads to work with Monaco (or other Steam games)?

I'm running Linux and my two controllers are.. THRUSTMASTER 2-in-1 Dual Trigger Controller THRUSTMASTER 3-in-1 Dual Trigger Controller The problem is that even though I can configure one of them ...
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Is there any way to get a refund for a game bought from Steam?

Is it possible? If it is, do I have to have had some sort of technical problem or can I get a refund just because I didn't like it?
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Debugging SteamCMD/CSGO not updating

I'm trying to update my Counter-Strike: Global Offensive server and Steam is giving the error code 0x6 however this error does not seem to be documented anywhere. [...] Update state (0x3) ...
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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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Change Wakfu installation folder

here's my problem : When I launch Wakfu from Steam, it installs some files on my first HD (in the Appdata\Local folder) but there is no more space left in it (all my steam games (even Wakfu) are ...
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Can I search my Steam library titles and sort them by user review? [duplicate]

I, like many other Steam users, own quite a few games, and have trouble ever deciding which ones to try next. My favorite metric these days is the user review scores, but I can find no way to apply ...
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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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Can you select specific mods/addons to download or prioritize one over another?

In Garry's Mod, I've subscribed to a whole bunch of addons from the Steam Workshop. Naturally, if it was a few addons - I would just leave it running (since it would take only a minute or two to ...
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What could prevent me from using the Steam Market?

I have this account on steam. I want to sell CS:GO items using this account after 15 days when the Steam Guard Restriction is over. Can I sell or will it still have a restriction so that I can't use ...
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How to get the 15/15 badges achievement for A.V.A?

Alliance of Valiant Arms (A.V.A) has these end of the match badge rewards which give you more of a reward for contributing to the mission. However in all of my time playing I only seem to have ...
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How do I get an emoticon for the chat?

It's part of the steam badge and I don't have one in my inventory to use. I know you can buy one, but how do I get one otherwise?
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How can I get to the same match with my friend in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms?

My friend and I are friends on Steam, and we want to play in the same team or at least in the same match. How can we do that?
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Steam - Disable Two Factor Authentication [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable the Steam two factor authentication? In other words, when I type my user and pwd, I want to be logged in. I don't want to wait for Steam to email me some code if it ...
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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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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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How can I sort/organize my Steam game library?

My game list is approaching 100 games and it is starting to get difficult to sort them. I've categorized them by genre but it's still difficult to find them (and my backlog is getting bigger). I also ...
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Steam running linux and wine at the same time

Would it be possible to have Steam run linux ready games natively, and non-linux based games through wine without having to run two instances of Steam?
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How do I copy Team Fortress 2 to other computers?

Since Team Fortress 2 is available for free, many of my friends have downloaded the game. Can I copy the game on a digital media (USB stick or external hard drive) without creating a problem with ...
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Linking installed game with steam

Medieval total war 2 is already installed on my pc, if I look in steam it is there and it only says "install" Is there anyway of making steam recognise that its installed already and link them or do ...
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Do TF2 purchases make me eligible for Steam trading?

When using the Steam Community Market, it says I am unable to sell items because "...we require that users have made any purchase on Steam in the last year, the first of which mus have occurred more ...
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Does Wasteland 2 physical DVD includes Steam copy?

I would like to have a box copy of Wasteland 2 for aesthetical reasons, but actually I prefer pure Steam in usage. So can I play Wasteland 2 with just a Steam with no disc, after initial installation? ...
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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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How do I change the time zone Steam uses?

When I receive Steam messages, the shown time that the message was received is inaccurate. It's always 3 hours earlier than I actually received the message. For example, if someone sends me a message ...
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Is it possible to disable Steam Guard?

Whenever I log into the Steam website or into the Steam client on my work computer (or other computer that I do not normally use), Steam Guard prompts me to check my email for a code before I am able ...