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Check the summary of spent money for Steam games

How to check the all paid money in steam for paying games? I mean the summary of spent money for paying games, i have a pretty bad feeling that i paid more than i think for the first time.
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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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Do I need to buy the same steam game twice for two different operating systems?

I want to buy Rome Total War 2 before it's released because it's currently 50% off. However, at the screen, it only shows a Windows symbol for the OS. If I buy it now, will it only be for Windows? ...
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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 way to keep Steam from showing me non-game software for sale on the main page?

Steam is now selling more than just games, and the non-game software clutters up the main page that shows new releases. Is there a filter option or anything else I can do to keep Steam from showing ...
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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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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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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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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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Which characters are allowed in your name?

When I changed my name on Steam, I noticed that some characters are not supported and will display in game but are not allowed to have as a name in Steam. So my questions is: which characters are you ...
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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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What is the cause of Error Code 118, and how can I resolve this?

Above is a screenshot of the error I am getting in my Steam application. It says: "Unable to connect to server. Server may be offline or you may not be connected to the internet." I have a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Every time my computer starts it fails to connect to Steam… How can I fix this?

Every time I turn my computer on and it gets into Windows, Steam immediately pops up and says it has failed to connect and that I can either retry or start in offline mode. After this, my network ...
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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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Is there a way to turn off the ad popup that appears when you close a Steam game?

After you're done playing a game on Steam, there's an annoying popup that appears advertising other Steam games. I'm perfectly capable of finding my own games that I would like to play. Is there a ...
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Any way to limit Steam Server Search results?

Basically I am having the same problem as described in this thread . My connection drops every time I want to search servers in the "Internet" tab but fine if I view servers in "History" or ...
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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 I get steam achievements when playing only vs. AI opponents?

I've played a couple of games of DEFCON vs. AI opponents and I'm pretty sure to have met some achievements goals. Strangely those achievements haven't been unlocked. Are achievements allowed in vs. AI ...
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Can I get my Steam categories back?

During the Holiday sales, I logged in to Steam on a different computer (one powerful enough to actually run my games :). When I logged back in on my notebook, all of my categories except one were ...
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How many cards can I collect per day?

I have been playing Portal 2 from the start in order to collect trading cards in the Steam trading card beta. I have collected four cards so far, and when I look at my badge process it gives an ...
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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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What is Steam? DRM?

What exactly is Steam? Isn't it DRM? What can I do with it?
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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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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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How do I make sure a GPU will support most games?

I put together a computer last year for, among other things, playing The Force Unleashed. (OK, that and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis). Anyway, IJATFOA worked just fine, but TFU always froze ...
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What happens if you install a Steam game to a removable drive?

What happens if you install a game to an external drive and then remove it? Does the game just not work if you try to start it? Does it get "uninstalled" according to Steam? Does Steam have serious ...
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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 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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“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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Is it possible to trade a Steam key / humble bundles?

With the fourth Humble Indie Bundle I received second copy of the third pack that I already own. Is there any way to add the key or the games to my account as something gift/trade-able? Duplicate ...
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Is there a way to manually update a game?

As this answer describes, there is a way to disable automatic updates for a game. If I choose to disable automatic updates, how do I check for updates for the game in Steam?
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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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Can I gift games from my library?

I understand that once a game is in the library it cannot be removed, only hidden. My question is, can I gift an uninstalled copy of a game to a friend? I understand that this may be impossible due ...
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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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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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If I download Steam on Ubuntu, does that mean I can play any game I get on Steam ON Ubuntu?

This question may or may not be very stupid, as I am kind of ignorant when it comes to computers. My friend has convinced me to switch to Linux, and I'm trying to figure out how I can game on it.
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Is there a way to move my Steam games to a new Xbox 360?

I recently got a new Xbox 360 and I was wondering if there is a way to move my Steam games (specifically Assassins Creed, Half-Life, Portal) to the Xbox hard drive. Perhaps I could redeem them for a ...
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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 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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Can I buy the expansions from Steam if my copy of Sims 3 wasn't bought from Steam?

I already own Sims 3 and Sims 3 Generations after buying them from Best Buy and Walmart. If I want to buy other expansions through the Steam sales, do I have to rebuy these two in order to play them? ...
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What happens if I activate a product key on Steam for a game I already own?

I have a Steam product key for Just Cause 2 I got for free with the purchase of my video card. However, I already have a copy of this game attached to my Steam account. What will happen if I try to ...
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How do I adjust Steam chat font sizes?

It seems that a recent Steam update increased font size in chat to 'improve readability'. Unfortunately, this only changed the font size in the in the conversation area and nowhere else in the chat ...
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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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How do I connect to a listen server I made with another client via batch files?

"C:\Program Files\Sandboxie\Start.exe" /box:username F:\Steam\Steam.exe +login username password +applaunch 440 +nosound +novid +textmode +sv_lan 0 +mp_idledealmethod 0 +sv_password "serverpassword" ...