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Installing AVP 2010 without Steam

The initial install of AVP 2010 worked fine with Steam. After reinstalling the OS and downloading and installing Steam, I can't install AVP 2010 from disc again. I don't want to download the game ...
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Is there a way to see gifts you've sent on Steam?

I remember there being a button to view a list of all the guest passes and gifts you've sent to people on Steam, but it seems to have disappeared after the Steam inventory update. Is it still there, ...
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Should I install steam/origin on SSD and map some games to HDD or other way around?

Well the topic explains it all. I just reinstalled my PC. Now that I have a larger SSD I want to have some games on my SSD and some other games on my HDD. I wonder if I should install Steam and ...
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How can I find games by price in Steam?

I want to look at Steam games in their store sorted by price (I want to see their $30 games if it matters), but I can't figure out how (other than games under $10/$5). Am I missing something?
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How do I recognize games that give +1 to my library?

As you may see from the title, my question is "What counts as a game on steam?" or as edited by NoneOfYourBuisness: "How do I recognize games that give +1 to my library?" Do Free-to-play games count ...
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What should I do if steam fails to launch a game?

I've installed a few games everything worked flawless. After a while I couldn't any longer start Metro 2033. A message popup appears saying that Metro 2033 is launched the popup disappears and the ...
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Moving games from a steam account to another steam account?

I need help with my steam accounts. I got two steam accounts, and installed games on both. I want to move my games from one account to the other one. The games were bought in a regular store, so I ...
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How to get Steam to recognize existing game files from a different source?

Let's say I have a game bought on retail/other digital download and installed on my hard drive. I buy the same game (or a minor variant of it, say the GOTY edition) on Steam. It should be possible to ...
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Assassin's Creed II keep on crashing

I recently purchased this game, Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition, mainly because it looked interesting and it was on sale. So I bought it and installed it. When I lauched the game, it gave me the ...
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Finding Games folder?

So I want to add my Dragon Age: Origins game to my Steam Library. However, when I open up the "Add a Game" explorer window for adding a non-steam game, I cannot for the life of me find DA:O! The only ...
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Steam friends went offline

My Steam friends went offline today for no good reason. I understand the server goes down sometimes but usually it auto reconnects as soon as the server is up again but this time it was different. ...
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Is there a way to stop Steam from going offline without me explicitly telling it to do so?

I have Steam set to launch on demand (i.e., not start on startup). Sometimes, after I launch a game like Torchlight 2, which also launches Steam, it somehow fails to connect and dumps itself into ...
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Why does the DotA2 Treasure Key sell for more than $2.50 on the Community Market?

The DotA2 Treasure Key costs $2.49 / £1.49 (~$2.48) / 1.79€ (~$2.45) at "retail". However, most of the listings on the first few pages of the Steam Community Market entry are around $2.60. It's not ...
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How can I install Sims 3 via Steam on a Mac?

I had a PC laptop and had The Sims 3 installed on it through Steam. I figure that Mac and PC have different platforms, but is there any way to have the game installed on my Mac?
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How do I use this weapon skin?

There is a weapon skin I want to use in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive called Pulse. I cannot figure out how to add it to the game. It says "considered for use pending" if this helps.
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Witcher 2 won't start

When I try launch Witcher 2, it gives me an error that says "Failed to start game (missing executable). I've tried verifying the game cache.
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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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How often do trading cards drop?

Each steam-trading-cards-enabled game has a certain number of cards that are automatically earned just by spending time playing the game. (3-5 from what I've seen so far) What I haven't been able to ...
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Can I bulk download Steam games?

I have a substantial Steam library, and a new computer with plenty of disk space. I want to queue up all (or most) of my Steam games for downloading. I know I can click on each one in turn, but I ...
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Does Steam back up my games? [duplicate]

My laptop has been running pretty slow recently I am trying to fix bugs, and get rid of viruses and I might reset my laptop to start new. Before I do this I wanted to know if my games I bought are ...
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Use PC as Console - start PC remotely and automatically close launchers [closed]

I'm a happy console user, despite of available skills to build and manage gaming PC, I highly prefer games on console mostly because of I'm sitting in front of PC through whole day with keyboard and ...
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How to see what all DLC I have in Max Payne 3?

Recently there was a deal in steam for Max Payne 3 and All its DLC. I purchased the game along with the DLC. Now whenever I try to redeem the code for DLC it always says Redemption code already ...
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How do I copy Steam game files from another PC while the game's still downloading?

So I know (by trying it out) that you can copy Steam game files from one PC to another and make the game run with the copied files. This is a different issue than merely copying game files (which has ...
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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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Will setting up 2 steam accounts allow you to play the games you've bought between both accounts

My dad and I have just bought a gaming pc to share between us and we don't want to share the same steam account, but we also don't want to have to buy a game on my dad's account and not have it work ...
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Show Windows games on the Steam homepage, even when using a Mac

I have both a Windows PC and a Mac. I use my PC for gaming, and my Mac for work. I browse Steam on my Mac. On the new Steam website, launched about a week ago, the homepage will show games based on ...
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How do you force Steam to use a different account for each Windows user account on the same machine?

I just built a PC because my son wants to play PC games. I installed Windows 7, and created 2 user accounts, one for each of us. Within my Windows user account I installed Steam, and downloaded some ...
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Steam Music volume is extremely low — despite setting it to high?

I'm trying out Steam Music right now and I"m trying to get the sound to an audible level. However for some reason it seems the volume seems very muted, despite the fact the volume level bar is at the ...
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Show music not albums - Steam Music

Steam just rolled out a new update for all clients adding a few features and one of them being Steam Music. It adds functionality to listen to music from games (purchased as a extra DLC). My question ...
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How can I map a button on a controller to launch Steam Big Picture

I'd like to be able to, like with a PS3, pick up my controller and hit a button and have Steam Big Picture load up. To complicate the situation, I already have steam running (to keep games up to ...
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SteamGuard requires an email I no longer have access to [closed]

I tried to login online to Steam but it says that I need to go to my email to activate SteamGuard. The problem is that the email it is set to was on an old outlook account on a computer I no longer ...
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Is there a way to force Steam Cloud to sync? [duplicate]

Right now, I have dual boot with Windows 7 and elementary OS(Linux), but my internet connection isn't working on Windows. I used to play Portal 2 a lot on Windows, and now I want to play it on Linux ...
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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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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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Unable to start steam: To run Steam, you must first connect to the Internet

Only a messagebox comes up: "Steam.exe (main exception): To run Steam, you must first connect to the Internet" It worked earlier Other connections are working (http, vpn, skype) Firewall not ...
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Windows 8.1 - Steam (inlc games Dota2 CoD etc) freezing (or not starting)

Installed Windows 8.1 for the first time after buying a high-end computer. Much to my surprise, steam stops after working flawlessly for a day. Symptoms: Steam starts (connects and checks for ...
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How do I see what I am currently subscribed to?

In the Steam workshop, how do I see the list of items that I'm currently subscribed to?
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Is there an easy way to figure out which DLCs have you bought already?

Assume you bought a game on steam and 7 out of 10 DLCs that are available for that game. When you go (in the steam application) to "LIBRARY" -> "game XY" -> "DLC", you get a list of all DLCs that are ...
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Filter out Early Access games from Steam store

Is there a way to configure Steam to filter out early access games from the store? In other words only show non-early access games in the store.
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Missing “Add to Wishlist” button after I tried to add a game to wishlist and got “Oops sorry!”

This has happened several times, but I've just realized that this weird "Oops sorry!" message seems to be causing it. Here is the most recent case I'm facing with Hawken. I tried adding the game to ...
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Is there any way to start Steam in offline mode without logging in first?

I recently find myself needing to start Steam in offline mode rather frequently (my wife is hogging my account to play Plants Vs. Zombies, and most of what I play doesn't really need to be online). I ...
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How do I play Portal 2 workshop maps?

I've subscribed to several workshop maps in Portal 2, but when I launch the game, I can't find the maps. I've tried searching on YouTube for answers to this question and all the videos have a menu ...
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Steam friends login

My Steam doesn't login into the friend list since long ago. Today I tried to fix it and stumbled upon this Under Settings - Friends I have "Automatically sign into Friends when I start Steam" ...
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How can I identify my unused duplicate Steam keys?

Let's say I have a list of a thousand Steam keys, mostly for different games. All of those games are already on my Steam account, mostly redeemed from keys on the list. That leaves me with perhaps 200 ...
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Help reinstalling Skyrim on a different computer

I bought Skyrim and originally installed it on my sisters computer because mine was not present. I now have my computer back and I have been trying to install it again on this pc, but when I type in ...
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Steam game from Mac to PC

Im using a Macbook right now and I bought Rome 2 Total War with Steam, however I've just bought a new gaming laptop which is Windows. I wonder if I'm able to download my game on my new laptop from ...
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Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Missing?

I purchased both Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition before the Ultra Street Fighter IV came out on Steam. The last time that I played them, there were separate games in ...
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How I am able to deactivate the steam url filter?

If I open a link through the steam chat fenster a what I call URL-Filter appears. It notice you that you are leaving the offical steam sites. I really want to remove that. I know myself when I leave ...
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How to sync Steam savegames?

I've been playing a couple of games on my Surface Pro 2 while travelling. When I launched a game on my desktop after I got home, I noticed my savegames did not sync. While I realize Steam couldn't ...
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Do Mac Steam keys work for PC?

The Bioshock Infinite season pass (Steam key) is on offer at the moment, but only for Mac. Having already bought the stand-alone game Bioshock Infinite a while ago, if I buy this DLC, will I be able ...