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Cities: Skyline fails to generate correct menu and crashes on exit

I just installed Cities Skylines on my linux mint 17 os which includes a R7 260X Radeon graphics card. The game fails to launch with an appropriate menu screen as depicted in the screen shot ...
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Recently activated a product on steam that is already installed via disk. Can I move it to steam? [duplicate]

I recently activated my 2007 physical copy of Supreme Commander on Steam that has been installed via disk since that time. It gave me access to Supreme Commander AND Forged Alliance (yay free game! ...
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Playing Heroes of the Storm with Steam Overlay

When you launch Heroes of the Storm directly, it would just take you to Battle.Net. The same is the case with Diablo 3. Adding the parameter -launch to D3 circumvents Battle.Net though and you can log ...
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Are there alternate methods to activate Steam CD Keys?

Just recently (today), I bought a Humble Bundle and I do not have access to a PC with the Steam Client... Is there any alternate ways to activate the keys I've got from my bundle? Like calling APIs ...
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Why does the Steam Market keep delisting my items?

I sell Mann Co. Crates on the Steam Market, putting up 20-30 at once every now and then (I have probably 120+ on the go right now). Every now and then, Steam takes my oldest bunch of crates, removes ...
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Transferring downloaded games from mac to mac

I am downloading a Game in Steam in iMac which is present in my friends place. I want to take the downloaded game to my mac. my internet is too slow so i am downloading it in my friends mac. i am ...
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CSGO - Banned competitive or a penalty of a few months / years?

I think I'm banned in competitive csgo, I was wondering when I'm banned, they block the competitive line? or you can throw at it, only without earn points, how it works? why this happened to me only, ...
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Turn off trade email confirmation

I do a fair amount of TF2 trading on steam through sites like backpack.tf. Every time I want to send or confirm trade offers steam sends me an email which I have to click in order to confirm the ...
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Can I play Kerbal without Steam?

A recent hot question, brought my attention to this site and the Kerbal space program. It looks like I would enjoy it, and there is a free demo but when I look at the purchase link it lists a "Buy ...
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Are the Steam region locks backwards compatible? Are there any workarounds?

Just recently, there has been an update to Steam's region locking, which affects gifting where games that are region locked can be activated on accounts outside the countries it is locked to, but ...
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Steam Community Market fees - Dota/TF2/CSGO

Reference: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6088-UDXM-7214 When I sell something in the Steam Community Market, there's a "Steam Fee" of 5%, but there are also "game-specific fees" ...
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My Steam gives an “Failure to start game Unknown Error” on games that are already installed and I've played it earlier in the day

Earlier today, I played Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed multiple times between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. At around 3-ish it gave me the failure to start game error. I tried all the other games and ...
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A lot of TCP and UDP errors in Boring Man

I've been playing Boring Man (a free online shooter on Steam) for a while and a ton of errors keep flooding me every time I want to join a game. Common Errors: TCP Error 4, UDP Error 5, TCP Error 5 ...
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I want to install Steam on two different locations

I would like if possible to install Steam at two different locations, physically separate on two different IP addresses (MACs) and can play games purchased. It's my house and my cottage, where I could ...
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How can I assign the Fn key as a keybind for Valve games?

I recently have been stuck with having to play Steam games on my Mac, and while I have not minded different keys being where I'm used to them on Windows, the real problem I have is that I can't assign ...
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On Final Fantasy IV for Steam, how can I get all the augments in the minimum amount of playthroughs?

I'm playing Final Fantasy IV (for the bazillionth time) and want to try using all the augments but found out I need to play through multiple times. How many times must I play through the game to get ...
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Is there a way to automatically block level-zero Steam profiles?

Lately, I've been doing a lot of trading on sites like TF2Outpost and backpack.tf, and, within about a minute of bumping my trade, I receive at least 3 friend requests from level-zero private Steam ...
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Reinstalling my computer and Steam client

I have to reinstall my computer and Steam due to malware. When I reinstall Steam, will I be able to re-download the games that I bought? I still have the "Thank you for your purchase" emails, so will ...
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How do I play the “Homeworld Remastered Original Soundtracks”?

Gearbox recently released the original Homeworld soundtracks via Steam, and also provided DLC codes for Collector's Edition owners to download them for free. Having purchased the Collector's Edition, ...
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“Scanning for Steam games updates” error message

Whenever I try to run Steam, I get an error message saying "Scanning for Steam licenses updates." I tried searching on google and found this advice: Restart Steam. Reboot your computer. Rename ...
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How can I move Steam to an SSD to improve boot time?

Most of the articles I've found detail how to move Steam games to another disk. That's not what I want to do, I want to move Steam (the application itself) to an SSD in order to improve the time it ...
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Steam and Teamspeak not connecting, but internet in general is working fine?

So I logged on today, and realized Teamspeak was not connecting to the server I log on to every day. I had also realized Steam was having a tough time connecting to the internet, and I have no idea ...
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Wineskin steam games not launching

I am trying to play KOTOR 2 on my mac and I have everything set up-- my steam is wineskinned, I have wrappers and KOTOR 2 is installed. But, whenever I go to click play game nothing happens. I click ...
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Why is Steam only showing me “Buy” instead of “Play” option for a game shared via Family Sharing?

I thought the whole point of family sharing was so that multiple copies of the game didn't have to be bought. I have no problem downloading the game, but instead of "Play", my only option once it's ...
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Final Fantasy VIII - Card Collector achievement (Steam)

I recently made the effort of collecting all the cards in the game. No biggie, I love the card game anyway. Got the PuPu card last. I now have the yellow start next to the "Cards" menu entry, and ...
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What are the potential risks of joining a Steam group?

Does joining a Steam group give that group any additional information about you? Does joining a Steam group open you up to potential fraud in some way? The source for this question is to understand ...
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Do transfering steam games to another computer reset that game's save data?

I have a steam account and I want to transfer some games to my laptop. I was just wondering if I transfer the games to my laptop, would it reset the data?
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Download steam game on mac and pc?

I have a macbook pro and i am looking to get a gaming pc. Ive downloaded a few games on steam that are mac and windows compatible. I play them on my mac. Would i be able to sign into my steam ...
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Is there a way to filter out certain tags on the Steam store?

There are some kinds of games that I really don't like, and it would be cool if I could somehow filter my Steam store view so that I don't see those games. Thankfully, there are tags that describe ...
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Steam thinks the game is not installed

I've researched the web carefully and went on about 20 pages, either from Steam itself or from this website or among other forums. Since I'm a StackOverflow user, I decided to give here a try: I have ...
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How to see steam Username by UserID?

Hey guys i just created new account on steam yesterday for my brother with same email with me. Right now i really forget the account username but i know the userID because i took screenshot in game ...
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Steam Mic Issues

Steam says that it has detected my headset and when I test the microphone it works fine. When I get into a game nothing changes with my settings but no one can hear me. I have no clue what the problem ...
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Steam library only some dlc and some not

I bought civ v complete edition which includes all dlcs and expansion for civ v. When I look in my library it only shows 2 of the dlcs and the normal coc games. I still have the features from the ...
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Can I appear offline on steam but still be online?

I have a friend that won't stop pestering me to play tf2, I don't want to be mean to him but when I want to play another game like gmod with another friend I would be in offline mode. Because I would ...
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Can Steam be prevented from updating itself on Mac?

Is there a way to tell Steam on Mac to not update itself when it hasn't been manually launched? I have now seen problems with this on two MacBooks. Without even trying to run Steam for anything, ...
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How to start Thief (2014) 64bit with Mantle enabled?

I've recently got Thief (2014 version, on Steam) and I got a pc that can run 64bit executables and use the AMD Mantle technology but if I try to start the game without the 32bit mode I just get a ...
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How do I add objects to the Workshop?

I created a mod for Skyrim, but I don't know how to add it into the Workshop. How would I go about adding it to the Workshop?
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CS:GO “LAN” Servers

I want to host a server on "de_dust2" from my PC, with another user able to join. I'd like us two to be the only joined, whilst the other players are BOTS. Another note is the player I want to join ...
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Why won't my account link to Steam in town of salem?

Hi I recently bought Town of Salem and you need to link an account in the game and I tried to link it to my steam account, but every time I try it says "error no user found" I'm sure that I wrote my ...
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Adding Family to friends on steam

Been trying to add my brother as a friend who was already in family on steam once I made my account but when I try to add him his name doesn't come up, anyone know how to do it ?
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GTA IV won't start: 'SecuLauncer failed to start application' error?

When I click play on GTA 4 (steam) I get the Rockstar Social Club login (which I can log in fine), but after that this shows up: How do I fix this, so I can play the game?
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Space Engineers Not Installing From Disc

(Originally from Steam Discussion: http://steamcommunity.com/app/244850/discussions/6/618453594741594824/) I got the retail version of Space Engineers (Limited Edition) and put it into my computer. ...
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Robocraft client not quitting completely after quitting game

Previously, closing the game window would fully quit the application but now it seems that the process remains active in the background, preventing me from relaunching the game (app already running). ...
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Is Counter-Strike 1.6 cross compatible with other platforms?

I would like to know if I buy CS 1.6 on Steam, then will I be able to play with stand-alone CS 1.6 on Windows computers via LAN/Wifi? Thank you in advance for your answers.
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Another Steam download issue - ARMA 3

So I gifted myself ARMA 3 for XMas and have been trying to download it ever since. It keeps resetting, I have downloaded 40+ GB and have 13.3GB in the download directory but no game folder. There is ...
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How to prevent profile pages from revealing when I was last online on steam?

I always start my steam with "Automatically sign into Friends when I start Steam" disabled. It seems to work — people can't see if I'm online. But when I check the profiles of my steam buddies, there ...
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How can I play Dying Light in Germany?

The game is not available for sale here, and CD keys apparently will not activate on steam from this region. Could I activate a key on the steam website using Hola Unblocker, or would the gam refuse ...
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Dark Souls 1 executable has stopped working

I reinstalled DS1 toady and right at the start DS1 crashed. With the error message : "dark souls PTDE executable has stopped working" I already did some research and apperently Games for Windows ...
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Unable to leave random steam groups

I have a huge list of steam groups I've never joined in my "Groups" tab of the "Friends" section of Steam. It looks like this: Some of the games I own, some I had on my wishlist, some I've never ...
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Is there a way to hide a Steam game from your recently played list?

A friend of mine said he's seen me playing a game (Batman: Arkham Origins) on Steam while I was at work. Since he only has two friends in his list I tend to believe him (ruling out a mix-up) But the ...