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Steam/Tf2 crash

After the last Team Fortress 2 update, i can't exit steam, i can't play the game, i can't uninstall the game and it seams like my account is gone: when they ask for account information(username and ...
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Is it possible to put a Steam game onto a USB drive and have it work without a direct way to install Steam?

At my school programing class, our teacher encouraged us to gather other types of video game design software to allow us to make more complex games, instead of just the base Greenfoot and Bluejay ...
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Help with Steam game files [duplicate]

I got and installed Steam a few months ago in my system drive. And then I got a backup of Dota 2 and installed it. It was fine till a month ago before my lap top got broken. With passing problems and ...
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How to automatically heartbeat a TF2 listen server?

I am running a listen server from time to time to play with friends, i get annoyed that in order for the server to be lsited on the internet i have to manually "map " in the console. Is there a way to ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Settings changes not persisted after exiting and restarting Steam [closed]

I go onto Steam, open Settings, remove "Run Steam when my computer starts", and then exit. But then I come back, and none of the settings were changed. Please provide something I could do.
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How to read Steam play time hours when they are in decimal format?

In Steam the play time of a person is displayed in a decimal formatted number such as 0.5 hours or 21.9 hours. what is the significance of the number after the decimal point? And how should these ...
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Do I need Dota 2 to redeem the free item I got?

I bought a mouse that comes with the Kantusa Sword, but I don't play Dota 2. Is it possible for me to redeem the item even if I don't install Dota 2? I was hoping to sell it in the steam marketplace ...
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What is this message when somebody wants to send gift money with my item?

I received the following message on Steam: Steam Guard: Your account will be credited the amount of $25..00 USD, it will be available after the exchange. If you refuse the exchange amount will ...
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Steam: Strange Trading Verification Bug [closed]

Recently, I've been running into this bug with the verification code on the trading(The one that confirms you're not a robot). The part of the window with the letters that I need to type appears too ...
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Town of Salem Steam Download Corrupted

I downloaded Town of Salem on Steam today and once it finished downloading I opened it and it said "Adobe AIR The installation of this application is damaged. Try re-installing or contacting the ...
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I need to delete and redownload a game on steam, but I'm scared it'll delete my save file

I need to redownload Skyrim, but I'm to sure how to delete is and I don't want it to delete my save files! How do I this?
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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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What can I do because of 'Duplicate Product Code' on Steam?

I've just created a new steam account and wanted to activate Half-Live there. Then I got this error message: When I click on 'Retrieve Account', nothing happens. I am quite sure that I have already ...
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Can I receive items on Steam for games I don't own?

I got a new account and want to receive items from my friend but I don't have any games. Is it possible to receive and sell items from, for example, CS:GO if I don't have CS:GO?
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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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Activating a steam gift from Russia failed. Now it says the gift would already have been used

I got a Steam gift key from a russian friend. I opened the link he sent me and it said that the game could not be activated in Germany. So i fired up a VPN and when I opened the Link again, it said ...
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Can Don't Starve be played without Reign of Giants?

I just bought the Reign of Giants expansion for Don't Starve today. However, can Don't Starve be played without the Reign of Giants now that I own it?
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Tomb Raider (2013) goes black

I decided to play Tomb Raider today for sense a few months ago. When i clicked play on the launcher all I got was a black screen. I have tried changing the resolution and the exclusive full screen ...
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Is it possible to put steam emoticons into text outside of steam?

I think the Steam emoticons are pretty cool and would like to use them in other text is this possible?
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Anno2070 activation code cycle

I bought anno2070 two days ago on steam but couldn't play since. The game keeps asking me for the activation code which I enter and it accepts but than it redirects me to the activation window. ...
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How do I start a public stream with Steam Broadcasting?

I know that Steam Broadcasting is primarily made for friends requesting to view other friends playing games, but there is also a public streaming section. I know that Steam broadcasting normally ...
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How can the broadcaster talk in the chat during a Steam Broadcast?

Steam Broadcasting is a neat feature I've been using with a friend to watch each other play some games remotely. There is a chat room in the broadcast where the person casting can see people's chat ...
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Steam not letting me sell items

Recently I added money to my steam wallet using my Visa card. Now on all my marketable items it says: You've recently funded your steam wallet using PayPal or an unverified payment method that has ...
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Moving a game from game library to inventory on Steam

I was wondering if I could move a game from my library to my inventory. Because my friend bought a game called "Lords of the Fallen", it does not work on his PC, so I was thinking if I could trade ...
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Recovering Steam cloud saves

I was playing Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on a laptop which I hadn't used to play BoI before. I still had access to my saves because of the cloud. Then the battery died and everything crashed. When I ...
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More groups in common than total groups?

I got a friend request on Steam so I checked out the user's profile to see the groups and friends we have in common only to find out that he has 3 groups and we have 4 groups in common (sorry about ...
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Is it possible to easily collate recommended system requirements for all owned Steam games?

I'm looking at getting a laptop and wanted to make sure that most of my Steam games would be compatible. I know how to read hardware requirements but unfortunately I haven't found an easy way to get ...
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TF2 Backpack items not showing up — stuck on loading

I can't access any of my items in my TF2 backpack when I'm in the game. This happens on every page of my backpack: Is there any fix to this?
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Can't launch Thief 2 on Steam because of resolution change

I recently bought Thief 2: The Metal Age on Steam, and was messing around with the settings. I changed the resolution to a different one than the default and tried to restart the game so the change ...
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Move non-steam edition saves to steam edition game?

I want to copy my profile from the non-steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth into my steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth. I found the 3 persistentgamedataX.dat files and copying them over ...
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Stop Steam opening window when computer starts

Is there a way to enable the "Run Steam when my computer starts" option but have no window appear when I login? This way Steam will start running with an icon the system tray in the bottom right, ...
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Steam transactions

I received an offer for purchase of few of my items on steam. But at the end of the transaction I did not receive the money. How long does it take for the money to get credited to my account? Or what ...
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Can I stop the Steam Android app from logging in each time a game on my wishlist is on sale?

I have the Steam App installed on my Android phone. I also have a few games on my Steam Wishlist. Everytime a game on my wishlist is on sale, the Steam App logs into my account. It won't open or ...
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Can I still play games that have been removed from Steam?

As Steam gets more remastered titles (e.g. Metro Redux, Sleeping Dogs, etc.), their older counterparts are no longer available to buy on Steam (presumably to entice people to actually buy the ...
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Steam PlayOnLlinux-based custom shortcut

I'm trying to create a custom Steam Library shortcut for a PlayOnLinux game. The problem is that, even without the --run option, PlayOnLinux fails to start. It looks like the Steam does something to ...
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Can I choose which library to install a game to using the remote-download feature?

Steam has a remote download feature. When you're away from your computer, you visit your games page, click "download" next to a game, and (assuming your computer is on) it will start downloading. ...
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Steam Locked Me Out- Please help!

I tried to log into Steam and it was having trouble connecting. I restarted my PC, thinking it was a connection issue (I get them all the time, no big deal), but restarting it only seemed to make it ...
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What's the effective difference between a Steam Wallet Code and a Steam Gift Card

I read the Steam description of the difference in their knowledge base, but it didn't actually clarify anything for me. In both cases you end up with a code that one can use to add money to one's ...
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Where did my Steam gems go?

I made about 250 gems on Dec. 15. I bid them all on a game with the miniscule possibility that I could get the game. I obviously did not. I thought that would mean that I got to keep those gems when ...
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Is it possible to move a hard drive with Steam games to a new computer?

I've seen a lot of questions asking somewhat the reverse of this question, namely copying games from one PC to another to avoid downloading. My question is can I just remove my entire hard drive from ...
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Steam Client Is Broken

Okay, this happened completely all of a sudden. This morning, I was getting the "-130" error message even more than normal. That's the one that says Unknown Error, could not connect to the page ...
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Can I see how many gems I bid when I won an auction?

I won an auction in the Steam Holiday Auction yesterday. I want to compare how much I bid with the current bid for the same item. Is there some place I can see how many gems I paid?
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Are Dark Soul's Steam servers VAC secured?

Now that Steam has liberated us from the icy clutches of GFWL, does anybody know if the new servers are VAC secured or not? Being able to try out different builds and theorycrafting was a pretty big ...
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Is DSCfix still needed/useful for multiplayer now that the game uses steamworks?

The Steam version of Dark Souls has finally been upgraded to use steamworks. Praise The Sun! What kind of mods are required to get multiplayer to work? So far, I only have DSfix installed and working ...
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Workarounds for playing a game installed from a retail disk without an internet connection to download updates?

I just bought Borderlands 2 on the retail disk strictly so I wouldn't need to download anything off the internet, because I don't have a good internet plan. Turns out, after buying it, when I put the ...
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Is the “GTA: ELC” entry in my Steam library spam?

Ever since buying a GTA collection on Steam there's an entry in the library called "Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City". I finally tried it today, only to get some [bleep]ing [bleep] about ...
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How are the Gem values worked out?

In the Steam Auction, every Steam item (card, booster pack, background and emoticon) has a gem value, which is awarded when the item is "recycled" (user clicks the Turn into Gems... button). How is ...
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Access code for steam [closed]

I just got a new computer but forgot the access code so I can log in on this computer. Is there any way i can change it or log in? https://support.steampowered.com/index.php
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What are steam gems?

So after reading THIS post on arqade i wondered what steam gems were. I've never heard of steam gems before. What are the uses of steam gems? Are they some kind of currency? What do steam gems do? ...