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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 ...
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Get steam to realize I have games already installed

I uninstalled and re-installed steam. I didn't uninstall my games, and they still exist on my hard drive (I checked). I have an SSD and a HDD, and to save space I install programs (including steam) ...
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My server favorites and history are gone!

I got on Steam one day to realize that my favorites and history were completely cleared. I may have a backup, though. How do I restore it?
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Do Steam codes need a physical disc?

I have unwittingly bought a second hand game on e-bay that uses a Steam account for activation. I am currently in dispute with the seller as he sold something which I feel is unusable. He has listed a ...
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Logged into Steam to find that all of my games on the D: drive weren't installed; games are still in the folder

Why do my previously installed games appear as no longer installed? When I try to launch them, they pop up with the installation dialogue.
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Is it possible to dispute being reported as a scammer? [closed]

I am new to steam trading, and today I found that I have been reported as a scammer. I do not know why, I didn't invite anyone to trade with me in the same time. All the trades I have done were in ...
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Steam cannot access my YouTube username

I'm trying to link my YouTube account to Steam so I can share videos through it. However I'm getting this error: According to this and this, I need a YouTube channel, as well as having it linked to ...
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Steam logs in without being signed in

Frequently now, when I start Steam it auto logs in and take me to my Library. If I look to the bottom right corner, under VIEW FRIENDS LIST it says 0 Online. If I actually click this the Friends ...
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Is enabling Steam features possible for non-Steam copies?

This is perhaps an odd or silly question, and it needs a bit of elaboration. I have two copies of a game, one from Steam, and one from the developer's website. This is because I purchased the game ...
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How can I force Steam to install Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from disk, NOT from web?

I purchased Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a retail disk, and when I install it from disk, Steam is attempting to download the complete game from the internet. I've 512 kbits/s (64 kBps) network, ...
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Does anyone know of a WebSite where I can sell TF2 Items? [closed]

Like a website where I can sell scrap for money or Steam wallet funds.
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64-bit Steam version of Banished crashes on launch

Launching the 64-bit exe of the game (through Steam) gives crashes and writes a dump with the following: Process Name Application-steam-x64.exe Process Architecture x64 Exception Code ...
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Add GoG DOSBOX games to Steam

I bought the Quest for Glory pack on Good Old Games, and like most GoG games I tried to add it to Steam. Now, QFG 1 through 4 are all DOS games and run via a packaged DOSBOX emulator GOG distributes ...
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How can i install and play games that require Steam without installing Steam?

I have a bunch of games ready to be played but my internet connection is too slow to download steam. I tried getting a updated installation file, which i did, but it still requires internet to ...
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Will I get the cards for Steam Christmas sale ever?

I was level 3 on Christmas sale (Steam), and I voted each 8 hours. A message popped out, telling me that I'll receive my cards when I reach level 10. I just crafted another badge, and I'm now level ...
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Is Steam Powers Legal? [closed]

I was recently looking at Steam on Google and noticed a site called Steam Powers. I took a look at the site and found out that when you make an account you get points which you can use to get Steam ...
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Manually copied Skyrim Steam Version to new computer, can't start game [duplicate]

I have manually copied the skyrim directory of steamapps from my old computer to a new one. After installing Steam again, I tried to copy all files back again to start the game, but, when I start ...
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Change the location of the Steam screenshots folder?

There's an option in the "In-Game" tab in the Steam settings menu to change the screenshot folder, but it doesn't seem to do anything? I took a screenshot after changing the location through the ...
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How do you change your Steam status, ect. from a shortcut?

I want to do this, because I want to use RocketDock to change things like my status and open things like the Friends window. I'm trying to create a Steambox of sorts with a heavily modified Windows 7 ...
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What are these weird games in my steam library? [duplicate]

I was cleaning out my steam library today and noticed something weird. Dozens of games of the format, SteamAppXXXX, which don't seem to do anything. Given their... questionable nature, I haven't ...
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Installing RAGE with Discs [duplicate]

I am installing RAGE on my PC, after installing it fully I go to play and Steam wants me to download 17.9GB, would that be updates or what? I cant play until I download that and my internet is capped ...
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Is there a way to run a PC Steam game on my Mac [duplicate]

I just replaced my Macbook for an IMac. I saw that they released Splinter Cell Chaos Theory on Steam, complete with MP :-O . It is only for windows however. Is there a way I can run some sort of ...
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Enabling Steam Family Sharing

I'm trying to share my steam library but Valve seems to have updated their interface without updating their docs. Every Tutorial I look at features the settings window with a horizontal tab bar, mine ...