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Is it possible to make a steam:// desktop shortcut leading to a non-Steam program?

With any game on Steam, it's possible to make a desktop shortcut for it by pointing it to a location with the steam:// protocol, like so: However, is it possible to create a shortcut like this for ...
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Is it possible to put a Steam game onto a USB drive and have it work without a direct way to install Steam?

At my school programing class, our teacher encouraged us to gather other types of video game design software to allow us to make more complex games, instead of just the base Greenfoot and Bluejay ...
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Can I filter out Windows only games when using the Steam client on a Mac?

I recently got myself a Macbook Pro and promptly installed Steam on it (mainly, so that I could play the Binding of Isaac). While I have quite a few games that are compatible with OS X in my Steam ...
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If I appear offline on steam and play a game like that, will the game appear under “recently played” on my profile?

I want to be "offline" at times to everyone and while "offline", I want to be able to play something. If I play a game while in this "offline" state, will it come up under the "recent activity" ...
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Turn off trade email confirmation

I do a fair amount of TF2 trading on steam through sites like backpack.tf. Every time I want to send or confirm trade offers steam sends me an email which I have to click in order to confirm the ...
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Sync specific files to the Steam Cloud

Is it possible to sync specific files (user input settings, progress) of a game that supports Steam Cloud to the Steam Cloud? For instance: during the week I play on a GTX 960M and during the ...
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What's the purpose of Steam Badges?

Are they just the usual achievement-ish stuff or do they serve some deeper purpose?
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Help me with my Steam Downloads

I want to play Ark, I bought it and want to download it. But. Garry's Mod is doing a download. But the Garry's Mod download will not start at all. If I press resume, it will say it's doing it but not ...
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How do you get your Steam games to run on Ubuntu through Wine or something similar?

Ok, I was kind of surprised that this hadn't been asked here before, but maybe it's too technical for this site. You guys decide. I've heard lots of different stories about setting up Wine on Ubuntu, ...
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Changing the email address linked to my Steam account

I found myself in kind of a big problem today as I tried logging on Steam on another computer. The usual verification code popped up -- no problem -- the thing is that I only have access to the email ...
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Playing games from a USB3.0 external hard drive [closed]

So I use my Mac to play games, but unfortunately the memory on the Mac runs out very very quickly. I have a USB3 external hard drive and I've been wondering if I could it to store all the game files. ...
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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 ...
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Restoring TF2 from “steamapps/common/Team fortress 2”

I spent a month downloading this game and now i lost the backup, I'm left with only the content of the folder mentioned above (hl2.exe etc) is there anyway i can restore this without spending another ...
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Reinstalling a game using Steam

I recently downloaded a game on Steam (no more room in hell) and during the downloading it was interrupted due to a power outage. power was restored in a few minutes so I went back to Steam to try and ...
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Is it possible to Airdrop/Transfer games to another computer

Ok so my friend and I both have CSGO and we are at school and basically my school blocks steam and I do not have CSGO installed on my mac BUT have the game bought is it possible for him to Airdrop it ...
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Can DLC be shared along with games with family sharing?

Using Steam's Family Sharing feature, can you share DLC as well as games?
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Is there a way that I can list the games I own which give out a CD key?

Some games in Steam give out a CD key when you launch them (or when you hit the CD key button). I want to backup my CD keys in Steam, so instead of clicking all my games and seeing if they have a CD ...
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Steam Locked Me Out- Please help!

I tried to log into Steam and it was having trouble connecting. I restarted my PC, thinking it was a connection issue (I get them all the time, no big deal), but restarting it only seemed to make it ...
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Start Steam in Offline Mode Without an Internet Connection [duplicate]

I need to start Steam in offline mode without first logging in and without having an Internet connection. I know there are already questions like this, but there are no decent answers that I can ...
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Workarounds for playing a game installed from a retail disk without an internet connection to download updates?

I just bought Borderlands 2 on the retail disk strictly so I wouldn't need to download anything off the internet, because I don't have a good internet plan. Turns out, after buying it, when I put the ...
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In L4D2, how to print text in chat panel privately for yourself to see?

Typically if you want to write to the in-game chat panel, you use say and say_team to write to everyone and your team-only, respectively. But what about writing to yourself? For example, if I set ...
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Steam is having trouble connecting to the Steam servers [duplicate]

I have the ability to start in offline mode, yet this still comes up. What does that even mean (since I'm not connected to the Internet and also apparently started in offline mode)? Why would it make ...
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The Stanley Parable Demo won't load?

I just downloaded The Stanley Parable Demo from Steam ... Everything was running fine until I clicked Start Game, after that, a loading screen came up and it took me to a black page and wouldn't ...
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Can I safely uninstall games purchased from Steam?

Can I uninstall purchased games from my computer and then later download them through Steam without having to re-purchase if I'd like to? I'm running short on space on my laptop, looking to free up ...
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Remove the “Access steam community while playing” message?

I want to keep the shift+tab overlay and all other toast messages but I want to remove the initial "Access steam community while playing" message. It gets in the menu sometimes.
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Steam says that I need to buy the game again

I purchased and installed Assassin's Creed 4. It wasn't working. Then when I logged out and logged back in I couldn't get my serial code. After changing my password I came back into my steam to find ...
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Does Steam store my savegames?

if I install a Steam game on another computer, will my progress from my first computer be available immediately? Or is this game dependent? If not, what's the best way to transfer the progress?
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CS:Go on Ubuntu renders Incorrectly

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it's working fine, but CS:GO don't. When I open up the game the menu is fine, but when I start the match, some walls and models will be corrupted and messy. Here ...
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Steam shop - Do not show 'In library' games

Is there a way to stop Steam showing games you already own in the store page? I have looked through help and searched the net but I can't find such an option. I own a lot of games and it would be ...
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Refunding gift copy in Steam of game already owned

So, I had bought a few copies of a game for some friends, but I accidentally bought an extra one and I want to get a refund on that extra Will steam only take that one out and not mess with the copy ...
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Can I activate a DLC I bought through Steam on a game I bought through App Store?

About a year ago I bought Rome Total War: 2 Emperor Edition for my Mac through the App Store. I bought the DLC Greek States through Steam. I have an activation key for the DLC but when I enter it on ...
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How do you disable the sound calling makes?

It happens friend of mine "call" me when I don't answer to regular chat messages. It of course is pretty annoying, and disturbes me when I am playing other non-steam games (well even steam games) My ...
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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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Installation of Steam client and games [duplicate]

If I install the Steam client onto my SSD, can I install games I download on Steam to my HDD?
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How to avoid 6GB download after restoring current TF2 backup on another PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I copy Team Fortress 2 to other computers? I have a current copy of TF2 on Steam in my main PC. I have successfully moved copies of Steam games to my other PC. ...
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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, Steam mutes everything except the game on my computer. How to stop it from doing that?
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What is the difference between sharking and lowballing?

I've heard of these two terms, and I know they're both somewhat correlated with scamming. What are differences between these two?
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Can I buy a game on steam and install it later on a different laptop?

Long story short I have ordered a new gaming laptop. I want to buy a game in the upcoming steam sales but not install it until I get my new laptop. Maybe 3-4 weeks from now. Will I be able to do this? ...
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Can I port my old save game to Wasteland 2 Director's Cut?

I started playing Wasteland 2 a while back and only recently noticed the Director's Cut. On Steam, it's listed as a separate game, so I installed it. When I launched it, I noticed that it didn't show ...
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How to activate Steam Overlay on non Steam games?

I was trying to get my friend to watch me on Minecraft, (I launched it through Steam), and it said that it was waiting for my broadcast to start. (No overlay) How do I add the Steam overlay on my ...
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Is there a way to see all Steam achievements in one account? [duplicate]

I want to check which of my games need the least achievements to achieve a perfect status. The only way to see the game stats that I know of is to go to the games list from a player profile but ...
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Is there a way to hide a Steam game from your recently played list?

A friend of mine said he's seen me playing a game (Batman: Arkham Origins) on Steam while I was at work. Since he only has two friends in his list I tend to believe him (ruling out a mix-up) But the ...
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Is there any way I can do key combos on a steam controller (mac)

I would really like to be able to do combinations like ctrl+rightarrow and things like that. As a mac user knows, to switch between fullscreen apps (and use mission control), you need to use the ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Is it possible to play two different Steam games on the same account at the same time?

I own a lot of games on Steam, and I'm overall a big fan of the service. However, one thing about it really bothers me, and I'm wondering if anything can be done about it. Let's say I have two ...
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How many levels are there for Steam Trading Card badges?

With the new Steam Trading Cards, I decided to craft the badge for CS:GO. I got this: I then noticed that this is only a level 1 badge, and there was a level 2 badge to get. So I crafted it too: ...
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Can I throw away contents of my Steam Inventory?

I have a number of items in my Steam inventory that are never going to get used; for example, some AirMech 2 "gifts" that are marked as NO LONGER VALID. Is there some way to get rid of them so I ...
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Can I play a Uplay game through Steam's Big Picture mode?

Is it possible to add a game acquired through Uplay to my Steam library so I can play it in Big Picture mode? I got Assassin's Creed IV free with my video card, but I had to get it through Uplay. I ...
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How do I use Steam In-Home Streaming between Fedora (client) and Windows 8 (server)?

My main gaming machine is a Windows 8 box attached to my TV. When my husband wants to watch TV, I like to play games from my laptop. Since switching OS from Ubuntu to Fedora on my laptop, Steam has ...
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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 ...