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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...
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Buying games from Steam in foreign store?

I have noticed recently that Steam has different stores for different countries. These stores generally have different prices for certain games. Is there anything wrong with me logging into the US ...
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Why can't I activate Steam Community ingame?

I apprehend that Dragon Age: Inquisition won't come to Steam as it will be restricted to Origin. But I would like to use Steam Community (SHIFT+TAB) ingame to chat with friends and take screenshots - ...
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Half life is censored after buying german Counter-Strike

I had a nice, american version of Half-Life, given to me through Steam. However, now that I installed the Counter-Strike 1 Anthology (EDIT: In Germany), I have a censored Half-Life, with robots ...
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Steam can't connect to the internet, first time installed

I installed Steam on my laptop but it keeps saying that I need to connect to the internet. I've checked a bunch of sites but they all mention that you have to delete files, folders, etc. after ...
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Can my friend play Dawnguard if I'm sharing my Steam library with him?

Let's say my Steam Library is shared with person B. If I own Skyrim, and he plays it, and then I buy Dawnguard, can he play Dawnguard as well? Or will he have to buy his own copy?
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Robocraft and the Steam Overlay

So I have 95 hours of robocraft playtime. Ever since EAC appeared I have not been able to use the Shift+Tab Steam overlay. I have made a disscusion on the forums and noone seems to be having the ...
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Hitman: Codename 47 “No render is selected”

I recently bought Hitman: Codename 47 from Steam. When I try to run it, this message comes up: I tried different stuff like: And: After a while with a lot of changing random settings that don't ...
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What version do I have?

Prison Architect has multiple versions available on Steam and I'm wondering which edition I bought when I bought it. Through the DLC menu in the game's properties I can tell I have at least ...
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What are the 2 CD keys provided with the Ultimate Edition for?

I've just bought Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition on Steam. When I launch the game, it gives me 2 CD keys. What are they for? The game's store page says Requires agreement to a 3rd-party ...
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Game Availability through Digital Distribution vs. DVD Content

I prefer to have the games I purchase available for local installation from a DVD, so I can continue playing once the zombies run rampant and I figure out the whole food/clothing/shelter/electricity ...
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Terraria no longer starts after 1.2 update, terminates with unhandled exception

I have had the game, Terraria for a while and it has always worked fine for me. Recently, a new update, 1.2, came out, and Steam updated the game to that version. After that, Terraria no longer starts ...
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Will my save files on a shared game remain if I buy the game?

I've been playing Skyrim on my brother's Steam account, and decided to make my own account. I made it possible to play some of his games on my new account, but if I buy Skyrim so that I have it on my ...
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steam wont open?

when i open steam it says "steam could not connect to servers" Last time this happened i just installed it and then re-installed it. It said i had to re-install all my games but it did save my ...
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What are the Steam mascot names? [duplicate]

I've always been curious. I often see the 3 of those in many different forms throughout the Steam platform, do they have a name or something? Where did they come from? Are they officially Steam's ...
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Steam purchase issue

When you attempt to purchase Realm of the Mad God's "Beginner's Package", it lists the purchase as buying "2600 Gold". The package contains more than just gold, so what does this mean?
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Dizzel Prompting socket error #11002 when launched?

i just downloaded Dizzel on Steam (Free Game), and tried to launch it , first it downloaded a couple of updates, then when i ran the game there was an error saying "socket error #11002" while trying ...
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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 force Steam to use my Nvidia GPU instead of the integrated Intel card?

I have 2 graphics cards in my laptop (Alienware M11X); the first is the default Intel graphics card, and the second is a high perf Nvidia card. I would like to play my Steam games with the Nvidia ...
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Do I have to pay again for a game I bought on a different PC with the same Steam account?

I recently bought a new laptop for gaming. I logged into Steam without difficulty, except when I logged into the account where I had bought my games on. My Friends list was empty, and I had no games. ...
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I bought a game on for linux can I install it on windows?

I have bought a cross-platform game over steam and installed it in Linux. Would I have to buy another key to play it on my Windows pc? or could I just install it on my windows pc?
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How can I get BayetasMod for Grid 2 installed on Mac?

The instructions for Bayetas Mod (downloaded from http://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/bayetas-mod.439/) are applicable only to Windows. Have you managed to install this on Mac, and if so, what did ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...