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Is there any way to get a refund for a game bought from Steam?

Is it possible? If it is, do I have to have had some sort of technical problem or can I get a refund just because I didn't like it?
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Debugging SteamCMD/CSGO not updating

I'm trying to update my Counter-Strike: Global Offensive server and Steam is giving the error code 0x6 however this error does not seem to be documented anywhere. [...] Update state (0x3) ...
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Adding multiple steam desktop shortcuts

I've just read this page about creating desktop shortcuts for my games, however steam recently broke for me and I lost all my shortcuts. Although I can create them one at a time, I have almost 215 ...
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Change Wakfu installation folder

here's my problem : When I launch Wakfu from Steam, it installs some files on my first HD (in the Appdata\Local folder) but there is no more space left in it (all my steam games (even Wakfu) are ...
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Can I search my Steam library titles and sort them by user review? [duplicate]

I, like many other Steam users, own quite a few games, and have trouble ever deciding which ones to try next. My favorite metric these days is the user review scores, but I can find no way to apply ...
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What do I do with Kingdom of Amalur's Steam Key?

I have the Steam version of Kingdom of Amalur, and when I opened up the game for the first time, Steam gave me a game key and told me that I'd need to enter it -- except it didn't tell me where, or ...
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Can you select specific mods/addons to download or prioritize one over another?

In Garry's Mod, I've subscribed to a whole bunch of addons from the Steam Workshop. Naturally, if it was a few addons - I would just leave it running (since it would take only a minute or two to ...
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What could prevent me from using the Steam Market?

I have this account on steam. I want to sell CS:GO items using this account after 15 days when the Steam Guard Restriction is over. Can I sell or will it still have a restriction so that I can't use ...
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How to get the 15/15 badges achievement for A.V.A?

Alliance of Valiant Arms (A.V.A) has these end of the match badge rewards which give you more of a reward for contributing to the mission. However in all of my time playing I only seem to have ...
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How do I get an emoticon for the chat?

It's part of the steam badge and I don't have one in my inventory to use. I know you can buy one, but how do I get one otherwise?
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How can I get to the same match with my friend in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms?

My friend and I are friends on Steam, and we want to play in the same team or at least in the same match. How can we do that?
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Steam - Disable Two Factor Authentication [duplicate]

Is there a way to disable the Steam two factor authentication? In other words, when I type my user and pwd, I want to be logged in. I don't want to wait for Steam to email me some code if it ...
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Can I move Steam notification popups?

During a game that I love to play (League of Legends), if you are running the game through the Steam interface, the notifications appear at the bottom right hand corner and cover a vital part of the ...
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Is there any way to re-obtain deleted achievement items?

A few months ago, I finally made my first purchase in TF2 and my backpack expanded accordingly. However, during my years as a F2P, I accumulated a large number of achievement items. Since I only had ...
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How can I sort/organize my Steam game library?

My game list is approaching 100 games and it is starting to get difficult to sort them. I've categorized them by genre but it's still difficult to find them (and my backlog is getting bigger). I also ...
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Steam running linux and wine at the same time

Would it be possible to have Steam run linux ready games natively, and non-linux based games through wine without having to run two instances of Steam?
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How do I copy Team Fortress 2 to other computers?

Since Team Fortress 2 is available for free, many of my friends have downloaded the game. Can I copy the game on a digital media (USB stick or external hard drive) without creating a problem with ...
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Linking installed game with steam

Medieval total war 2 is already installed on my pc, if I look in steam it is there and it only says "install" Is there anyway of making steam recognise that its installed already and link them or do ...
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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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Does Wasteland 2 physical DVD includes Steam copy?

I would like to have a box copy of Wasteland 2 for aesthetical reasons, but actually I prefer pure Steam in usage. So can I play Wasteland 2 with just a Steam with no disc, after initial installation? ...
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Where'd MainMenu.lua go in Civilization 5: Brave New World? I want to enable mods on my Mac!

So to unlock Mods on your Mac version of Civ V, you need to comment out line 33 of MainMenu.lua. When Gods and Kings came out, MainMenu.lua moved, but the fix still worked. Now that "Brave New ...
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How do I change the time zone Steam uses?

When I receive Steam messages, the shown time that the message was received is inaccurate. It's always 3 hours earlier than I actually received the message. For example, if someone sends me a message ...
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Is it possible to disable Steam Guard?

Whenever I log into the Steam website or into the Steam client on my work computer (or other computer that I do not normally use), Steam Guard prompts me to check my email for a code before I am able ...
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Is it possible to launch Hearthstone (Diablo, Starcraft, WoW) directly?

Is it possible bypass the Blizzard launcher when starting Hearthstone. I would like to launch Hearthstone directly? In fact I would like to be able to launch Hearthstone from steam in streaming ...
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distnoted process hogging memory when running dota2/steam on a mac

I am playing Dota2 on a non-gaming oriented machine (low spec macbook). After I have been playing for some time, the process "distnoted" starts taking a lot of memory and I have to restart Dota ...
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Changing “team” name that appears in stats in CS:GO

When I bring up the in-game stats window in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a "team" column is included. It's empty for most users, but for some it includes a team/clan tag like players in others ...
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How to find RPG games in my steam library?

So this might sound stupid, but I've kinda lost the overview over all the games I have on steam, which now becomes a problem, since I don't know how to find games I actually want to play. I want to ...
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Windows 8 steam compatibility

I have literally just bought my first ever computer and thought Windows 8 seeing as it is the most up to date would be the best.. anyhow, I am trying to download steam so as to buy games and play 'em ...
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How Does One Transfer A Steam Game?

I have a failure to transfer my game from one HDD to another, and one PC to another. I copied the entire Skyrim folder from one HDD to another. And told where to find it also. Steam did a huge check ...
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Can I modify or delete one of my steam friends group tags?

In Steam friends, you can organize your friends by "tagging" them (in your friends list, right click someone and select "Tag as"). It's convenient since it allows you to organize your contacts ...
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Custom Desura library locations?

In Steam, there's a feature called "Library Folders" (Settings -> Downloads -> Library Folders): Is there an feature, program, or workaround to do this in the Desura client? Thanks!
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If I'm eligible for more games, am I more likely to get a steam booster pack?

Let's imagine three systems where the two options would apply:- System one (Where eligibility doesn't matter):- System adds all eligable users to a pool System picks X many random users from the ...
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Choose install location Steam games on Mac

I'm pretty sure I have set it up at home on my iMac, but I can't for the life of me find out how to set it up again on my Macbook Air. I have recently purchased a USB-stick to run Steam off of, ...
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Steam Purchases: Can you store pre-purchased items in your inventory?

On the Steam store, there are some games/software that can be pre-purchased/ordered, purchased as a timed license/one-time license (which most games/programs use; basically binds to one Steam account, ...
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SteamCMD “Error! App '237410' state is 0x10502 after update job”

I should most likely contact Steam Support as well about this, but my hope is this will be an easy fix. My friends and I recently purchased Insurgency, so, in an attempt to get a server running, I ...
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How can I track / view all the Steam trading cards for a certain game?

I want to know when I have collected all the trading cards for a game. Is there a way to do this?
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Steam opening in another Windows User account

Steam is installed on our home Windows 7 computer. Originally we shared my husband's account. At first it worked just fine whether we opened the games in my user account or his. About a year ago, ...
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Steam Change Date Format

In Steam, is there a way to change the date format displayed? An example is a coupon, it says it runs out on 10/12/2014 I see the 10th of December 2014, but it's actually the 12th of October 2014. ...
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How to disable play time tracking?

Is it possible to avoid recording the time you play CS:GO on Steam? My friend and I had a deal that we would spend the same amount of time playing it so it would be fair. Now I have like 30 hours more ...
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Installing AVP 2010 without Steam

The initial install of AVP 2010 worked fine with Steam. After reinstalling the OS and downloading and installing Steam, I can't install AVP 2010 from disc again. I don't want to download the game ...
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Is there a way to see gifts you've sent on Steam?

I remember there being a button to view a list of all the guest passes and gifts you've sent to people on Steam, but it seems to have disappeared after the Steam inventory update. Is it still there, ...
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Should I install steam/origin on SSD and map some games to HDD or other way around?

Well the topic explains it all. I just reinstalled my PC. Now that I have a larger SSD I want to have some games on my SSD and some other games on my HDD. I wonder if I should install Steam and ...
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How can I find games by price in Steam?

I want to look at Steam games in their store sorted by price (I want to see their $30 games if it matters), but I can't figure out how (other than games under $10/$5). Am I missing something?
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How do I recognize games that give +1 to my library?

As you may see from the title, my question is "What counts as a game on steam?" or as edited by NoneOfYourBuisness: "How do I recognize games that give +1 to my library?" Do Free-to-play games count ...
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What should I do if steam fails to launch a game?

I've installed a few games everything worked flawless. After a while I couldn't any longer start Metro 2033. A message popup appears saying that Metro 2033 is launched the popup disappears and the ...
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Moving games from a steam account to another steam account?

I need help with my steam accounts. I got two steam accounts, and installed games on both. I want to move my games from one account to the other one. The games were bought in a regular store, so I ...
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How to get Steam to recognize existing game files from a different source?

Let's say I have a game bought on retail/other digital download and installed on my hard drive. I buy the same game (or a minor variant of it, say the GOTY edition) on Steam. It should be possible to ...
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Assassin's Creed II keep on crashing

I recently purchased this game, Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition, mainly because it looked interesting and it was on sale. So I bought it and installed it. When I lauched the game, it gave me the ...
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Finding Games folder?

So I want to add my Dragon Age: Origins game to my Steam Library. However, when I open up the "Add a Game" explorer window for adding a non-steam game, I cannot for the life of me find DA:O! The only ...
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Steam friends went offline

My Steam friends went offline today for no good reason. I understand the server goes down sometimes but usually it auto reconnects as soon as the server is up again but this time it was different. ...