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How can I find out the rarest Steam achievement?

Having completed the most difficult achievements for a couple of games, I started wondering how difficult the worst achievements can be. One well-defined measure for difficulty of an achievement is ...
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Red orchestra 2 Dedicated Server - Appcrash [STEAM]

I have a big problem by starting my RO2-DS. I did everything as written here: http://wiki.tripwireinteractive.com/index.php?title=RO2_Dedicated_Server until the step where I can automaticate all ...
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Sync progress in Portal 2 co-op between PS3 and Steam accounts?

My girlfriend has a PS3 with Portal 2 and our Steam accounts are friends. Is it possible for us to play in splitscreen mode on the PS3 while saving our progress to our respective Steam accounts? We ...
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Is it possible to play the Steam version of Quake on Ubuntu?

I understand that playing Quake on Linux requires three things: An engine A launcher The data files (either shareware or registered) The first two have GPL packages available and are as simple to ...
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Using steam game key without steam installation

I want to play Heroes 5 on my ubuntu 13.04. I installed steam and it works. I have purchased the Might and Magic 5 bundle, so I have Heroes 5 with the two expansions and other game that come along. ...
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How do you install the Season Pass for Trials: Fusion on Steam?

I've right clicked on the game in steam, but I didn't see an install option, nor did I see it in the DLC section. The game told me I had to purchase it when I went to addition content, but Steam told ...
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How do I get Team Fortress 2 to span multiple monitors?

I'm trying to run TF2 at a custom resolution. I have 3 monitors at 1024x1280 (all together 3072x1280). When I run Team Fortress 2 it only gives me one monitor as the max resolution. I tried setting ...
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Can I purchase a game bundle as a gift even though I have already purchased it?

I've purchased the Portal bundle (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7932/) and I'm considering buying a second copy of it as a gift, since it's on a 75% sale right now. Will it be possible to ...
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How do I remove Steam Inbox mail?

Near the top of the Steam, there is a green box with an image of a letter. Is there a way to remove all of the notifications at once? Without paying attention, I ended up getting over 300 of them, and ...
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Can I install a Steam game without having to use the internet?

So I finished building my computer and I got Steam on it by trying to install Skyrim. It gives me Steam but it says I have to have internet to continue. I'm pretty sure that I don't need online mode ...
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PixelJunk shooter two-player mode greyed out

I've just installed PixelJunk shooter on my Mac and the Two player option is greyed out. I've tried it on both Windows and OSX. Is there any way to unlock it?
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Steam no longer recognizing games in drive F [duplicate]

I installed games onto another internal drive, and since yesterday steam seems to have forgotten that games are installed on that drive, I don't want to download all the games again, help?
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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 ...
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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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How can I get to the same match with my friend in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms?

My friend and I are friends on Steam, and we want to play in the same team or at least in the same match. How can we do that?
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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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Increase size of some fonts in HL-2 Deathmatch

I've just built a steamos machine and have HL2-Deathmatch running perfectly. Unfortunately some of the smallest fonts are too small to see on the TV (highlighted in red): How do I increase the ...
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Installing Evolution RTS on Linux Steam

I am trying to install the game Evolution RTS on Steam, but there seems to be a problem downloading the game? Note, that I have downloaded 0 bytes and yet the installation is complete. I verified the ...
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How do .NAV bot map navigation files in the Steam Workshop work?

I'm asking because I got these confusing information: This map's description states that the Steam Workshop does not allow including .NAV files and recommends I download a copy from another website, ...
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What special markup options are there in Discussions and how to use them?

I noticed some users markup their forum posts to render an interactive object. For example this button will open a trade window with the user: Hovering over these images, will show a detailed ...
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How can a game have both Full and Partial Controller suport?

When looking at the game Scourge: Outbreak I noticed that it features both "Partial Controller Support" and "Full controller support". At first I thought maybe if a game has full support, it must ...
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Are pro versions of the contracts considered separate for all achievements?

There are many achievements for completing all contracts on a certain difficulty or from a certain contractor and some of them mention pro jobs, such as: OVERKILL Salutes You! Complete all ...
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Transfer steam games locally

I am sharing my dad's steam account on my computer. He bought/downloaded/installed a game on his user, but I have to reinstall it on my user. How can I get it on my user without re-downloading it, ...
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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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Importing games back into steam [duplicate]

Recently got a new pc, put the HDD from old pc into new one, reinstalled Steam however I want to use the library from old pc on new one but keep it on external. New pc has a SSD which I do not want ...
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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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Local Multiplayer on Steam [closed]

Hello I am new to this forum and new to the Steam topic. So far I played/possesed PS3 and PS4. I only play when other people are playing with me together (local). Therefore I used to play Tekken ...
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Is it possible to run the Steam version of GTA 4 on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Is it possible to run GTA4 from Steam on Ubuntu? How would I go about installing it from my Steam client? Do I need to use some sort of Windows application wrapper like Wine? And can I play ...
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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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Are there any tools available to convert game save files from the GFWL to the Steam version?

Due to the closure of the Games for Windows Live service this year, many games that previously weren't available on Steam have appeared on the service. For the game Batman: Arkham Asylum, users have ...
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Do TF2 purchases make me eligible for Steam trading?

When using the Steam Community Market, it says I am unable to sell items because "...we require that users have made any purchase on Steam in the last year, the first of which mus have occurred more ...
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How can I separate each item from a franchise pack or bundle if I gifted it to myself?

Just brought Metro Franchise Pack, which includes Metro 2023 Metro Last Light Metro Last Light RPK DLC Metro Last Light RANGER DLC They all come as 1 item in my inventory since I bought it as a ...
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Can I disable inbox alerts for new trading cards?

I like how my inbox icon lights up in green when I have new messages or new games from friends; but I'm not interested in trading cards, and it annoys me when after each gaming session I get a bunch ...
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How to fix the issue of Civilization V not launching in “Direct X 10 & 11” mode

I launch Civlization V from steam and the launcher appears, it gives me the option of Direct X 9, Direct X 10 & 11 or Windows 8 Touch Enabled Mode. I wish to run it in DX11 so I select that, the ...
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Steams Servers Are To Busy To Complete Installation?

I had a problem with Portal 2 on steam a bit ago where when I tried to launch it after the creepy Valve intro the game would crash. I went to validate my files and after I did that I opened the game ...
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How can I play the Stop it Slender workshop?

I've just made an account on steam, and subscribed to Garry's Mod, which said once I subscribed, the game would download immediately. Nothing happened. Do I need to buy Garry's mod or something? I ...
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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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Change icons in Big Picture Mode

I've got some non-Steam games that support controllers, but Big Picture Mode only shows them as big generic Steam logos, making them very hard ti pick out from the pack (big picture only shows names ...
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Can I see individual achievement progress for Half Life 2 Episode 2?

I've started working on the Get Some Grub achievement, it requires me to kill 333 antlion grubs throughout the first 2 chapters. From reading some guides I gather I should be able to track my progress ...
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Download Steam games outside of Steam [closed]

Recently, while explaining exactly what Steam is and what its benefits are, someone asked me: "But what happens if Steam went bankrupt all of a sudden and you couldn't access the platform anymore?". ...
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“No Steam config online” error when installing Skyrim on PC

I just bought Skyrim on PC and when I try to install it I have to update Steam. When I try, a pop up says "no Steam config online". What does that mean and how do I fix it?
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Track non-steam game hours

Is it possible to track non-steam game hours? Almost any game was possible with Xfire, does steam has a similar functionality? If so, how?
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How to stop Steam from showing all free games in library

It appears that Steam has made a change so that all Free-to-Play games now show up in your library regardless of whether you have requested them. This really clutters up the library and makes it hard ...
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Playing a steam game with a controller while using other applications (Multi-Monitor)

I'd like to be able to use my computer while my boyfriend plays a game on steam. I have two monitors and he's using a Xbox 360 controller hooked up to my pc. Is it possible to allow the game to be ...
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How does Steam work with alternative accounts? [closed]

I've had gotten 1 week trade ban on one of my Steam accounts. When it went away, I got a trade probation tag that then led to me getting banned on Steam rep, outpost and bazaar. I'd like to know how ...
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How to view CD key for a Steam game?

I have purchased a game on Steam and can not find out the details of the file or purchase. How does one find their CD Key from a game purchased in Steam?
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Steam characters [duplicate]

During big sales or special deals, Steam changes its background images to those containing their own characters: Who are these guys? What are their names? How can we be friends?
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Find game which a Steam profile background is from?

How do I see which game a Steam background is from? For example this background image: ...
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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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How to increase Steam account inventory

Recently I created a Steam account, purchased a $1 bundle from https://www.humblebundle.com, and activated the games in this new account. However, this new account only consists of 120 slots. If I'm ...