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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 ...
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FPS counter in Steam Big Picture mode

Is there a way to get the FPS counter to appear in Steam when using the Big Picture mode? I do not usually use the Big Picture mode, but occasionally I do due to having a steam controller. I know how ...
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Steam Market buy order functionality

I have a question about how the buy order works on the Steam Market. I will use the following picture for my examples. Scenario: Let's say I list my buy order at $11.41, after someone listed the $...
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Can ios users connect and play with PC users? [duplicate]

I have Terraria on Steam and on mobile, but I want to know if I can connect with PC users. I believe my friend has accomplished this, but I do not know how. Is this possible? How do you do it if so?
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Why do I have to put my mailing address

When I am redeeming a code on Steam why do I have to put my mailing address? What happens if I put in my address?
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How can I stack my Gems on Steam?

I have six (!) different piles of Gems, all marked with the same tags (Common, Steam, Holiday Sale 2014, Gems, Tradable, Not Marketable). Why are my Gems not stacked and how can I make them so?
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Apply Steam Overlay to Chrome?

I got Chrome to launch from Steam in kiosk mode by using "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://www.netflix.com/browse --kiosk --user-data-dir="C:/AppData/SteamChrome" (...
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Steam Game Badge Count False?

I have 28 games in total but on my steam profile it shows that i only have 5. I have already gotten the badge for 5games but shouldn't it show the 25 games badge? All help is appreciated:) thanks
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Can I use a Steam Gift Card and not give Steam credit card information?

Can I use a Steam gift card to buy games instead of giving Steam my credit card info?
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Can I be using Steam while someone else is redeeming a Steam giftcard on my account?

What if someone's playing a game on Steam and another person is on the same account redeeming a gift card at the same time?
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Accedently pressed Verify integrety of game cache and it deleted all my files in terraria how can I recover them.

My computer gave an notification saying that my memory was clouding up (I have 1tb added up with my two discs) so I tried everything to send all the files how my :c drive to my :E drive but I couldn't ...
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Downloading Steam games without it being installed

I'm on a distribution that doesn't support steam - at least not without a lot of complex and incredibly repetitious workarounds. I only purchase DRM-free games, and they work out-of-the-box here - I'...
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Black Ops II theater successfully render movie clips but doesn't upload it to youtube

I bought Black Ops II as a steam gift, two days ago from www.g2a.com. I finished installing it one yesterday. First i connected my Youtube channel and tried to render some of my edited movies. After ...