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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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Is it possible to activate GTA V on a new PC?

I'm buying a new computer in the next days. I need to know if I bought GTA V from Steam or official website now and installed it on this pc, is it possible to install (re-downloading is OK) and ...
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Completing trading card set. Getting coupon for game I own

When completing Trading Card Sets. Is it possible to get a steam coupon for a game that I already own?
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Is it possible to turn off shared games from your friend?

I have a game (Awesomenauts) that I can play because it's shared from my friend. This game became free for the weekend as well, but I was kicked off when my friend logged on even though it's free. I ...
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Steam Chat completely dropping messages

For some reason whenever I close the lid of my laptop(lenovo T540p), sleep, logoff or shutdown. steam chat will stop receiving messages completely, and will never show up in the chat. This is odd ...
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Can you display more than 10 items per page in steam community market

On the steam community market it often takes me a good few seconds for a page to load (probably my internet connection). The problem is I look at the items and then want to move onto the next page, it ...
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How to set background for a Steam profile?

I noticed some of my friends can change their Steam background profile. I searched in "Edit Profile" tab to edit mine but I don't see how. Can someone explain how to do this ?
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Reduce Steam installation folder size

Some notes before main question: My Steam games library is on separate location (another drive), and removing games is not a solution to this question. I have already tried out TikiOne Steam ...
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Is my OnBoard graphics chip really capable of rendering VR or is it a flaw in the steam checking tool?

My mainboard is a Asus Z87-A Mainboard. It just left warranty after detecting it can't supply enough power while powering up, so it just turns off in booting process as soon a graphicscard is pluged. ...
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Steam game share, how do I move my main pc?

I game shared with a couple of friends and it was all good on my old PC, but I got a new one and I am using my game share library when I play games. How do I stop my PC from being in the shared ...
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CSGO: How to disable “deathcam” from the server level?

This is not a thread for discussing the justification for / against "deathcam". I am building dedicated servers for CSGO tournament play (in a 100+ seat LAN setting), and require the settings to ...
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Is Warrior Kings on Steam/GOG.com the “Remastered Edition”?

No official info on Steam and GOG.com, that's why I'm asking. About "Remastered Edition".
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Can I play Beyond Earth without Steam?

I looked at the Beyond Earth , game site and it does not say anything about steam. I searched here and found sometimes you can't play if steam is not happy. Is this game dependent on steam (as some ...
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Transferring Steam with Family Share enabled during reinstallation

I am prepping to reinstall my OS and I was wondering if there was a way to transfer steam and preserve my family share plan, say by configuring steam to work on a secondary drive then repeating that ...
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Why is the item list empty when trading in TF2? as a F2P

Recently I got some duplicates in my items. I wanted to trade them but for some reason, my Item list is empty. I refreshed the trading screen a lot but still no help. I'm a f2p player but I know that ...
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how to prevent steam to duplicate game size when patching?

So, i have an X game that occupies like 20Gb, then, a patch comes out, but steam instead of just download and installing the patch, downloads the patch and it seems that copy all of my X game into the ...
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How can I share Civ 5 DLCs with different user accounts on the same PC?

On one computer I have 3 different users of Steam: The first user bought Civilization 5 some time ago (basic no DLC), The second user bought Civ 5 and all DLCs. I've also selected the option to '...
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How do I change my name on Steam?

I have a name on Steam, but when I play multiplayer Team Fortress, it shows my email address. I have already set my name in Steam, but I want the game to show my name.
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Steam trading issue

One of my CS:GO items do not appear in the trade prompt. I've been having this issue for hours now, and I dont know what it is. In my inventory, my AK47 Redline, (the item i'm attempting to trade), ...
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Why do some steam games not work on Windows 10 - error 53?

I've been trying to run Civilization:Beyond Earth, but either since I've upgraded to Windows 10 or the Rising Tide expansion came out (or both), I can't. Most of the times, I get the launcher asking ...
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Does my second local player have a different MMR?

I play both solo and split-screen for competitive doubles, and have noticed that my primary account Player and my second controller Player(2) have different ranks Veteran & Pro respectively. ...
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Restore Steam games from non-Steam backup

I recently had to reinstall windows due to driver issues and copied all my Steam games in the steamapps folder from the C-drive to another drive, but now I'm stuck with a problem. I have installed ...
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Ultimate Doom (Doom Classic) from Steam cannot start on windows 8

I just bought Doom Classic Complete on steam (I am running Windows 8): http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18397/ Below are the files for Ultimate Doom after the steam download: C:\Program Files (x86)...
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Game updates while playing not working as expected

I've set up Steam to stop downloading updates while I'm playing other games like this: Anyway Steam doesn't seem to care and keeps updating games while I play. How can I ensure that Steam is not ...
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How to install and play a retail game when Steam is required to play? [duplicate]

I bought Mafia II on eBay, the Steam version. Not a Steam Key, but the whole game, all files included, but I was told that I need Steam to play it. I tried adding the game to my Steam library, but it ...
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Can i share my PC game with my sister?

I have a sister. There is one computer in our house. All my family members use this computer. If my sister and I want to play any game, do I have to buy 2 game disks? Or 1 is enough? I am asking is ...
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What will happen to my owned games if Steam were to close?

Years ago, people would pay for physical discs in order to play games. With proper care, those discs could last years. Currently for most PC games, people pay for Steam Keys. So what will happen if ...
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Portal 2 will not launch on windows 10, but the CD version will

I have portal 2 on a cd that I just found. At first, the CD was not working, so I bought it off of steam. After fiddling with the steam version for what feels like 5-6 hours, i have done the following:...
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New Steam install question [duplicate]

I recently wiped a drive C: and reinstalled windows. Steam client was installed on C: but my game files (SteamApps/common) were on a partition G:. C: has a new Windows install on it and instead of ...
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I have different characters in my “My Games/Terraria/Players Folder” than in my game itself

I uninstalled Terraria because it kept crashing, after reinstallation, I opened it up, but both my characters and worlds were gone. They were still in my C:/documents/my games/terraria/worlds and /...
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Family sharing - Why do i still need to pay?

Me and my brother are having some trouble with the steam family sharing function, we wanted to split our account because we want to play our own games at the same time, but when we were younger we ...
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copy steam counter-strike source to second location

both my friend and i have purchased steam cs source. i downloaded all 2.4 gb of it but due to internet issues, he could not. i was wondering what would happen if i copy the entire game folder (240) ...
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Can I remove multiple games from steam's wishlist at once?

I've got a wishlist with more than 2200 titles. Even opening it is painful and slow. Removing by one reloads the whole page each time. Is there a way to do it faster?
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Steam mobile authenticator on a Windows phone

My question is essentially the title, can you get a mobile authenticator on a Windows phone? Also related do you need the app for the mobile authenticator? I can't find any information either way but ...
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How can I rank my games by number of achievements remaining? [duplicate]

I would like to try and get some "perfect" games on Steam - games for which I have collected all the achievements. Obviously, some games have much bigger lists of achievements than others and some ...
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FO3 - How to complete Anchorage DLC using cheats?

I am currently on the Paving the Way Quest, but I just want to complete it using cheats. I have tried the following: a) completes all objectives: CompleteAllObjectives 050009c0 b) completes the ...
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How to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress to steam?

Is it possible to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress/profile/charactes to steam? I used to play in a standalone Dark Souls aplication (PC), but it has problem with online gameplay. I realy love the ...
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Where does Magic Duels store its deck files?

I'm looking to try and create a reader to turn Magic Deck Files into decklists. But my first step is to work out where it stores those files.
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Does Steam transfer offline save files from one device to another? (specifically Undertale)

My brother and I are soon going to be getting a Steam account so that we can get Undertale. The idea we have in mind is that we each install the same Steam account onto our respective PCs, but I'm ...
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Steam Play Game (Offline) that is Partially Updated

Not sure if there is somewhere else to post this. There is a game that has such a big update I can't download it all at once, but I want to do it in bits. But I also want to play the game offline. I ...
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Can I download Steam game updates on an account that doesn't own the game?

This is a bit of a weird question and situation, but I manage an after-school computer lab and I want to have a bunch of games automatically download updates. I have the computers set up to ...
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Switched Windows to Mac, do I have to buy Steam games again to play on Mac?

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. Steam says I have fewer Mac specific games than total games and it should be an equal amount unless you can only download, install, and play once from your ...
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Loading addons to GMod server ubuntu 14.04

I can make a server and people can join it but when I try the "./srcds_run -console -game garrysmod +maxplayers 2 -authkey 6413E62BC3830CB92989xxxxxxxxxxxx +host_workshop_collection [ID NUMBER] +map [...
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Is there any way of viewing the CD Key for a bundle on Steam?

I've bought a few Valve Complete Pack CD-keys for Steam from game.co.uk. These bundles include 26 games. When the key is activated, the 26 games appear in your library, but there is nowhere to right-...
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Abnormally slow speeds downloading from Steam

I'm trying to download Terraria in this case, and I have tested the download speed of this computer's adapter already; 1.5mb/s. Despite this, downloading things in Steam will only reach up to 150kb/s. ...
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How to buy multiple case keys at once from the market?

I want to purchase many Chroma case keys (about 20) in the Steam store. But can only purchase the case keys one by one from the market as I do not have the game installed. How can I buy multiple case ...
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Can I have one steam account with 5 games and second steam account with no games on the same PC?

I want to have an account from which I won't be recognised as another account. I already have several games on my new account which kinda gives me away.
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cant stop Steamclientbootsrapper from running and I cant delete steam! Help!

One day, not long ago, my Steam wouldnt start anymore and I thought I just needed to restart my PC. After 5 times of restarting and trying to open Steam, I searched for help. I tried many things, and ...
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Steam Mobile Authenticator not working?

So due to steam requiring the mobile authenticator for trades I got it about a month ago. It's a pain but I don't trade often, just use it when I log in the steam. Recently I tried to use a Jackpot ...
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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 ...