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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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What is the maximum attainable level of a Steam account? [duplicate]

What is the maximum attainable level of a Steam account ?
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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 ...
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Downloading restarts every time after restarting Steam

I've been downloading DoTA 2 for the past 2 weeks. When I first started downloading, my electricity was cut and my computer got shut down. The next day, when I restarted my PC, the progress has jumped ...
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Earning “Friends List Slot” on Steam, what does this mean?

After I crafted a badge, I receive this a "5 slot level bonus". Does anyone know what it means ?
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How do I get my server to work through the internet listing?

I have set up and port forwarded a DarkRP server, on Garry's Mod. When I go to local game, and select play, it works. When I search the Internet section for my server, it pops up, but when I select ...
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Is a user's Steam Inventory the same across computers?

Is the Steam inventory on two different computers, but the same Steam account the same? For example, same guns on CS:GO, even if these are two different computers, but with the same account?
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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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Are custom Steam URLs reusable?

Let's say I have http://steamcommunity.com/id/xyz as my custom URL on Steam and then I change it to http://steamcommunity.com/id/qrs. Is xyz now available for someone else to claim as their URL slug?...
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Archangel armor flight mode – is this a bug or am I completely missing something?

I've just acquired the Archangel armor in XCOM: Enemy Within and I'm not able to ascend when in Flight Mode. I activate Flight Mode, my sniper levitates slightly off the ground, but I'm not able to ...
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Steam game purchase statistics?

Is it possible to view how many times any given game on Steam was purchased or downloaded? Steam & Game Stats only seems to list the top 100 games (but doesn't include purchases) - is there a way ...
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If someone's blocked me, will I be able to search for them on Steam?

Will I still be able to see the person in the "find people" search, or will they just not show up? I'd like to know so I can put certain suspicions to rest.
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How can I get my Steam Game to Launch?

I just bought Sonic CD on my Steam account. Whenever I try to play it, A window opens up giving me two options: "Play Sonic CD", or "Video Setup." If I choose "Play Sonic CD", Steam will go to a ...
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Steam keeps making me appear offline in my Friends list

Steam seems to be doing something rather strange. I am always online. I have no issues launching, updating, or playing any game. Every so often, though, it seems to kick me into Appear Offline on ...
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Is there a service which can email you when a Steam game is updated? [closed]

I run a bunch of Steam servers, some of which I don't commonly go on. Is there a service which can email me when a steam game is updated to remind me to update it to the latest version? There have ...