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What happens if I decline a Steam gift?

My friend has just sent me a gift for Christmas on Steam, but I already have a copy of it. I want to know what will happen if I decline the gift. Will my friend be able to get a refund on it, or will ...
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Is there a list of old community choice games/options in the winter sale on steam?

I would like to know if there is a list of the games previously up for Community Choice in the Winter Sale on steam, including those that didn't win. It would be a good, for example, to have a ...
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What do you mean by the cards from voting for Community Choice Flash Sale? [duplicate]

When voting for the Community Choice Flash Sale, I got this notification. Once you reach Steam Level 5, you'll get a card every 3rd time you vote for the Community's Choice Flash Sale and you'll ...
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If I uninstall my disc copy of Train Simulator 2013, will the activation code still work in Steam when I reinstall it?

My girlfriend just bought me a disc copy of Train Simulator 2013. While it initially worked fine, the game now is quoting "unable to load - scenario.bin". I have verified all files through Steam, but ...
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How do I play the piano in the Steam version of FFVII?

I'm playing through the piano in the steam version of FFVII and I'm in the Nibelheim flashback right after you leave Midgar. Cloud enters the mansion and finds a piano; it seems pretty obvious that ...
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Launching Steam games with affinity options

I'd like to launch Left 4 Dead 2 with option -affinity 1,so I would not have to set CPU affinity manually every time. But when I try to set it in shortcut,I can't launch the game and when I put it in ...
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Why don't some games have Add To Wishlist button?

Why is there no Add To Wishlist button for some games, such as Borderlands 2 (as of 2013-12-28)?
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Where can I see the cards I'm selling on Steam?

I want to sell some cards on steam. After i clicked on the sell buton on some cards. i am no more able to see it in any of my account/settings or any page (former . Is there a page/place to track my ...
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Steam Error - 118 Need help fixing it.! [duplicate]

I want to buy Skyrim before the Christmas sale ends but the steam store keeps saying: Error Code: -118 Unable to connect to server. Server may be offline or you may not be connected to the internet. ...
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Does every Steam user have their own unique .exe file for DRM protected games?

I stumbled upon this answer which says that Steam supposedly produces a unique .exe file (which launches the game) for each user, so they can't be copied over to another Steam user's folder. Is that ...
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How do I copy Steam game files from another PC while the game's still downloading?

So I know (by trying it out) that you can copy Steam game files from one PC to another and make the game run with the copied files. This is a different issue than merely copying game files (which has ...
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How can I collect all the Snow Globe Trading Cards with many restrictions on my account?

Since I'm home for Christmas I was interested in buying some steam games to fill my library. My account was basically unused as I made it over 1 year ago with the same intentions but never got around ...
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Why can't I purchase the full version of Magic 2014 on Steam?

I downloaded the demo version of Magic 2014 on Steam. Now I wanted to look what the full version would cost but when I click on Purchase Full Game this screen appears: So, where can I purchase the ...
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Is there a program to limit access to Steam?

I would like to help myself control how many video games I play. Is there a way I can block Steam at certain times of day or after using it for so long?
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How can I get my Steam account to show youtube videos that are added?

I am having a problem in my steam account regarding adding video from a Youtube account in my steam. Previously I have added couple of videos from a youtube account to my steam without any trouble, ...
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My internet is so slow Steam gives up downloading my stuff. What can I do?

Well, I'm in a difficult situation at the moment. I'm temporarily apart from my usual internet connection, and forced to use a really shitty solution. It's slow in ways I can't even explain: sometimes ...
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Can't log in due to Steam Guard and an inactive email account, what now?

I am unable to log into my Steam account as I do not have access to my email account for the Steam Guard verification process. I have raised a ticket but have not received a reply from Steam Support ...
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Can you gift games to yourself?

It's the holiday season, and the steam sale just started, and I have the urge to buy many many games as gifts, BUT, I am not certain that people are going to want those games, and I might want them ...
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Steam Trading APIs [closed]

I've seen sites such as www.scrap.tf, www.tf2outpost.com, www.trade.tf, etc. that all use Steam APIs for trading, bots, etc. How do these sites accomplish this? What is the Steam API documentation?
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Can I find out what data is in the Steam Cloud for my games?

Out of idle curiosity I'm interested to know what files the Steam Cloud contains for my games. Is there anyway of seeing this information, either via a Valve website or an application that maybe uses ...
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Steam keys on gamersgate

I am thinking of buying a game on Gamersgate but I was wondering if you get a steam key when you buy it. For instance I want to buy Just Cause 2, but I have heard some games are redeemed via steam and ...
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What does “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” do?

I realize that many times when there is an issue with a game on Steam, it can be solved with "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". But, what exactly does this do? I tried running Darksiders and it gave ...
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Logging into steam VIA ssh to update game

I just recently got a server and it is linux SSH. It has installed on it Starbound. Starbound has recently updated and I need to update it but with the instructions provided I cannot seem to get it to ...
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What are the pros and cons of using SteamCMD over Steam on a server?

I'm looking at running a server on a Windows machine for a game available on Steam. I can either install Steam on the server and use that, or use SteamCMD to run the server instead. Are there any ...
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Dark Souls - cannot log in on GFWL without entering product key that is already registered

I have installed Dark Souls from Steam, and try to play it online, but is asked to log in on GFWL. I have an account, on which Dark Souls is registered, but in order to log in, it keeps asking me to ...
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How do I resolve Steam Error 65432/80?

I was downloading mods through Nexus for Skyrim, and I was testing the game every once in a while for CTD's on start up. After a few minutes, I was waiting for Wet & Cold Ashes (Dragonborn) to ...
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“Updating Steam” window at startup when no updates were downloaded

So, every time I start my PC this window pops up: This even happens when Steam downloaded no update. What can I do to stop it from reappearing?
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How do I log out of an account on Steam for Android?

I have installed Steam for Android on my Nexus 7 tablet and logged into one of my Steam accounts (I have several). Now I'm trying to log out of that account to log into another but I cannot find the ...
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How to pause steam downloads?

I would like to pause a download on steam. I don't wish to delete it, just pause it. When I right click on the game, there is no option "pause downloading". So, how can I pause it without closing ...
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How can I speed up SteamCMD download?

My app_update, on linux SteamCMD, is running extremely slow on my 100 MB/s network, so is there a way I could make it download faster? Maybe by changing the download location somehow? It also seems to ...
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Source-based games hang every time on the loading screen

I've been playing Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 specifically, and I noticed that every single time a screen appears with "Loading..." in the corner, it momentarily "hangs" my computer, at least that's ...
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Can I download to my laptop while playing on my pc?

I want to download a huge online game onto my laptop, to do so, I can't seem to be online in steam on my pc. Is there a way to do that? Going forward, I can't leave both online on steam to get updates ...
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How can I get steam to recognize existing game files (Far Cry 3)? [duplicate]

I've downloaded Far Cry 3 through the steam account on my laptop, then copied the files to the Steam account on my desktop PC. I've put the game folder into the common files folder, just as I always ...
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What are Authorized Devices on Steam and how do I use it?

I noticed there is a section called "Authorized Devices" on my Steam Account Page. Currently, it says only: Manage and share devices You can authorize up to 10 devices to allow ...
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Will a Steam account work across platforms?

I have never used Steam before, but now I want to install Steam because there are some games that are having a Cyber Monday sale today. The problem is that my Windows PC is broken at the moment, so I ...
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Backup Steam and Origin Games before full system format

I'm planning to do a full format of my system this month in order to install Linux for programming purposes. But I have 4 games installed, Skyrim from Steam and Mass Effect from Origin. Both of them ...
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If I buy a game or DLC on one computer via Steam, can I play it on another?

I wanna buy it on my friends macbook tonight, then play it on my pc tomorrow night.
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can i convert steam games in my library to my steam gift inventory? [duplicate]

is it possible to move steam games in your library to your steam gift inventory? i would like to trade my games for keys/metal/unusual's for tf2 but i can't figure out how to do so. Is it even ...
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Can you gain achievements while in Offline Practice Mode?

Can Steam Achievements in Team Fortress 2 be awarded if you are playing in Offline/Training mode, or is it just training? (I am online, it's just that the Offline Practice is playing with Bots.)
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GTA 4 will not progress past loading on Steam

I have had the game for awhile, I can get it started up, and I can see the main menu, but, when I hit play it just scrolls through the characters endlessly. Is there any way to fix this problem? ...
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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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Gmod fading doors dosnt work after I reload my savegame

I am playing Gmod with the popular "fading doors" addon. I make a few doors and as soon as I exit my game and load it again, all the doors no longer function with their corresponding key-bindings. ...
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Do you get trading cards faster when the game has the focus? [duplicate]

It seems like you get trading cards slower when you have the game in the background or minimized. Can someone confirm this?
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Is there a list of which Steam games support Oculus Rift?

Steam has apparently started displaying when a game supports Oculus Rift; see for example this game. Is there somewhere I can view all Steam games that have Oculus Rift support? I noticed the ...
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Does “Delete Local Content” retain save files?

If you remove a single player game installation with the Delete Local Content option from the Steam Libary, in general will save files be deleted or retained?
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Steam game purchase statistics?

Is it possible to view how many times any given game on Steam was purchased or downloaded? Steam & Game Stats only seems to list the top 100 games (but doesn't include purchases) - is there a way ...
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If I install Steam on my hard drive will the downloaded games also install onto it?

I am going to get a MacBook Air but the hard drive space is fairly small. I just wanted some clarification on installing games onto a hard drive. If I install steam on my hard drive will the ...
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Can Wrye Bash's merge .esp function be used together with Steam Workshop Mod Manager?

I have a ridiculous number of mods active, and I'd like to download more using Steam Workshop (which has better quest mods as compared to Skyrim Nexus). However, I don't know if merging .esps will ...
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How to set a Steam group to public?

I'm considering setting my Steam community group to public so that anyone may join, but I can't figure out how or where to change the setting. This Steam Support page states that I should: ...
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How many times do I need to collect sets of Steam Trading cards? [duplicate]

I managed to craft the Team Fortress 2 badge after trading away a couple of duplicates to friends. However when I went to view my badge progress, I noticed that the remaining duplicate cards had ...