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Let's Learn Big Numbers achievement not unlocking

I've got 62 Decillion on hand, and the game calls me a decillionaire, but the Steam Achievement hasn't unlocked. Am I doing something wrong?
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Can't download Skyrim Texture Pack from Steam

I'm having trouble downloading the Skyrim High Resolution Texture Pack from Steam, when I click on the download link, I get the following error screen. I'm just wondering if anyone knows if this is a ...
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How to stop Steam continually downloading and installing Mafia 2?

I purchased a physical copy of Mafia 2 DLC edition, registered the game on Steam and used it to install the game. Once I installed the game using both DVDs, it started downloading a 7.3Gb update using ...
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Steam shared library problem with overlapping games

My brother and I both own a copy of a game (CS:GO) so we can play together, but after I shared my library with him he now only can play that game when I'm not playing, any solution for this problem?
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I Suspect My “Active Effects” in Skyrim are Showing but not Working

I suspect that some of the "Active Effects" shown for my character in Skyrim (PC - Steam) are listed, but not actually applying their benefits. How can I check with the console - or otherwise - that ...
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No being able to comment on profiles? (Steam)

So I just logged onto steam and wanted to comment on my friends profile but when I click comment it doesn't appear? My steam is up to date, is this just a bug and is there a way to fix it?
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Steam Disk Write Error

Using Steam, when I try to reinstall one of my games, it always says "Disk write error". I went to content_log to go to the specific place and gave full access to all of my computer like a guide told ...
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MGS 5 TPP: the game starts forever at PC

I am starting Metal Gear Solid 5 TPP, Steam version... Skipping all the screens I finally press "Continue" and that screen lasts forever. I am able to paginate through advices, the loading circular ...
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“Steam needs to be online to update” error while updating Steam

Someone please help me with this. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Steam multiple times, and the error continues to occur. Here is a screenshot of the error:
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If I delete a game from Steam off my PC, will it free the space/usage it took to download?

I know this may seem like a stupid question but I can't find the answer. Thanks!
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Can the “Crusader Kings II Collection” be split?

The "Crusader Kings II Collection", as bought from The Humble Store, is a single Steam key, or multiple keys that can be redeemed to multiple accounts? I'm asking here because apparently they have a ...
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Badges for games you don't own? [duplicate]

Can you complete badges with Steam trading cards for a game you don't own?
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To which systems do the Steamplay icons refer?

This may sound as a stupid question, but I just wanted to be sure. Steamplay is an indicator on the Steam Store on which operating systems the game is officially supported. Recently they've got ... ...
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How To Start CS:GO again?

i just wanted to ask you guys how can a make a fresh start on CS:GO ? or transform my items to a new steam account without buying games on it.
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How can I run steam through a proxy?

I am trying to run Steam on 8 laptops for a fate at my school, however I am having issues because of the proxy in place at my school. I know that offline mode can be used but I need online so that I ...
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508 views

Is there a way to tell a Steam shortcut to open in big picture mode?

I have a monitor and a TV side by side. Sometimes I want to game from my couch and sometimes I want to sit and game at the computer. When I'm gaming at my desktop I don't have the TV on. When Steam ...
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What happens with a CD-KEY of a steam game if I add the same game through a pack?

I have a game added to my steam library a long time ago (I redeemed it with a physical retail CD-key, let's call "XXXX") and then I would know what happens with this retail cd-key if I buy a steam key ...
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How to set buy order for all items in dota 2 (immortals)

Today there was a boom on the Steam market as everyone was selling and buying Dota 2 compendium items, and I am trying to buy some immortals but am not able to do so as the rate is reflected every ...
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This war of mine will not load (linux)

I am attempting to play This War Of Mine through steam on Ubuntu 15.04. However, once I launch the game, it makes it to the loading screen and will not go any farther. I am not getting any useful ...
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CSGO Weapon Case Key Problems

So I bought CS GO from a 3rd party website to add to my steam account. It is the only steam game I have as I am not interested in any other games at the moment. I have received a case and was wanting ...
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How can I tell if a mod will disable Steam Achievements?

I recently came to the knowledge that having mods enabled for a game results in gaining no Steam achievements (Wish I knew this earlier..spent so many hours already). However I was wondering if this ...
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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 do i get my old games on my new account?

If I purchased Counterstrike 1.6 and Condition Zero on my old PC (with my old Steam account), how do I get my game on my new Steam account and new PC? I have lost or forgotten my CD key.
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Details about fallout nv savegames and steam (cloud?)

In order to clean up my C / Systemdrive a bit I figured out 800 MB of savegame files of my fallout new vegas game played steam. After reading a bit about options for moving them somewhere else and let ...
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People trying to log into my steam account every day

Thanks to Steam guard, I get an email with a code when I try to log into my Steam account from a new device. But this week I have received constants emails from people trying to log in my account ...
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Why has my Team Fortress 2 inventory vanished and then reappeared on Steam?

I want to sell some tf2 items on the Steam Market, however, my inventory seems to have vanished, that is, the tf2 tab is no longer there. After I noticed this, I decided to try selling through the tf2 ...
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Is it possible to install linux on a steam machine?

I would really like to use the system for emulation and GZDoom (especially on the portable steam machine) but it's probably not possible on Steam-OS. EDIT: I know that Steam-OS is linux, but it is a ...
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Steam emoticon displays as a red error box

For a while now I've noticed that a specific Steam emote (:csgohelmet:) displays as what looks like an "error" image, both in the emote picker and the chat itself. However the higher resolution ...
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what do gems do on steam? [duplicate]

I was looking through inventory on steam and on one of the cards it said turn into gems does anyone know what these do? I turned one of the cards into gems now i have gems in my inventory can anyone ...
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How to configure steam on a multiuser system? [duplicate]

I have installed Steam on my laptop. I frequently lend this laptop to my friend. He even has his own account on the machine (which is running Windows 7 btw). Now my problem is: If one of us tells ...
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Reports all Maps are Missing?

Recently, I installed MetaMod and SourceMod. Since I installed these I have been having the server report that it cannot find any maps. This is strange because when I go on the server as a client, ...
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Multiple Strange Errors when Starting TF2 Dedicated Server

Before I ask this question, note that I am referring to a strange error in the console when starting my server, not a strange kill tracking weapon in Team Fortress 2! When I start my server, I get 2 ...
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Does the Game Ban text go away when it lifts?

If I get a cheater ban from Overwatch for ~1 year, will the text of "1 game bans on record" go away when the ban lifts?
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Sending Private MOTD messages to Users from Server

I have recently started a small Team Fortress 2 dedicated Windows Server on my PC for just a few friends to join. However if it may start to get popular, how would I send I private message to a user ...
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Can't install Sims 3 purchased from GameStop on Steam?

I have bought the Sims 3 (and some expansions) discs from GameStop, and I'd like to buy the Sims 3 Seasons from Steam. However Steam won't let me download the game because I don't have the Sims 3 ...
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Can you hide your game info on steam without appearing offline?

I want to not let people see any of the information about the server I'm playing on (to prevent things like DDoS attacks during a tournament) but it seems the only way to do that is to appear offline, ...
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How to install backup of steam games on Ubuntu

I've got some games installed on native steam for linux. Unfortunately, my system got nuked and I had to reinstall. While I was reinstalling Ubuntu 15.04, I managed to save some of my game folders to ...
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Steam will not let me play Fallout

I bought a game from the store, downloaded the game to my computer, and the game ran through steam. Then my computer crashed and eventually I got another computer. I logged into my steam account and ...
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Detect Steam game launch

I have a script (.ahk) that I want to run when I launch a game from Steam, but me and many others I know that want this use the Steam UI to launch the game, so making a desktop shortcut is out of the ...
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Can I keep the bonus of a Steam preorder while gifting the game?

So, "FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 HD"'s pre-order on Steam gives you a chocobo courier and a moogle ward for Dota 2. A friend of mine wants the game but he doesn't play Dota, while I want the courier but not ...
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How do I pick-and-match licenses via Family Sharing if multiple friends own the same game?

I have two friends who own the same game, but one of them isn't very active. And by 'inactive', I was meant to say it was an alternate account. Both of them own Terraria, but I always seem to be ...
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How to play offline?

I have completed all Downloads for Counter Strike: Source, now I want to play offline. So, Please give a detailed procedure for playing offline.
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I deleted steamapps to uninstall steam can i get my games back though

I deleted every folder to uninstall steam including steamapps I installed steam again and my games are gone can I get them back or no?
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How can I solve Steam Error -107/Secure Connection Failed?

I need help with fixing Steam on my PC. Whenever I try to use Steam via their website or the Steam platform or anything it does not load at all. From my browser I either just get a blank page or ...
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Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes tales of valor

I Downloaded COH Tales of valor and after play i see need coh new steam version but when i click play it's want to download it but both files is same coh is 7.5 gb and coh tales of valor is 7.6gb ...
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Items show up as blank spaces when trading with friend over steam

Playing Team Fortress 2 Premium, I am trying to send my friend a Pip-boy, for the engineer. For some reason, hey can not receive items for Team Fortress 2. He can receive Steam Trading Cards, and ...
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Steam CD Key already used

I bought a physical copy of Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition, and the game arrived, a day later. I installed the game, and entered the product code through Steam. It said the product code had ...
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Installed games showing as not installed

Everything was working perfectly until a week ago. But one day, i started Steam, go to my Library. And saw all of my installed games are showing as not installed. Also when i try to to install them ...
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How can I show my games in Xbox Games list?

AFAIK, steam adds games to installed programs list when installed, which allows me to add them to my Xbox Games list (and record etc. without stutter etc.), but my Windows 10 install wiped my system ...
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Permanently disabling Saints Row: The Third DLC on Steam [duplicate]

I bought Saints Row: The Third PC on Steam with a load of DLC which unlocks way too many things from the start, so I'd like to disable the DLC. I found that this can be done by right clicking on the ...