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Buying game collection that contains game that I own Steam [duplicate]

Let's say I buy a game. And after a few months, the bundle that contains the game (e.g. all games from specific publisher or developer or franchise) go on sale and I wish to buy that bundle. What ...
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I want to remove Steam completely but I accidentley removed Steam uninstaller

I recently tried to remove Steam so I manually started deleting files, including Steam uninstaller. There are a few files that can not be deleted because they're open in Steam, however I exited Steam ...
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Can I install a Steam game on two drives?

Can I install a Steam game on two hard drives? I already have a game installed on my solid state from a transfer, but that folder is full of mods and ENB files, and it's quite messy. I want to install ...
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What would happen if a steam gift is decline but the recipient doesn't already own the game?

I'm thinking of gifting one of my friends a game that I know they don't have secretively, and if they do decline it and the gift is returned to my inventory, I'm wondering if I will be able to ...
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Why do some games allow offline Steam achievements?

I know of another question where it is asked if you can get Steam achievements offline. The accepted answer to that was no. But I do earn achievements for some Steam games while playing in offline ...
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When were achievements, especially their timestamps, introduced to Steam?

I need to know for a project centered around achievements, furthermore the date they were unlocked. I want to mitigate the fact that some achievements before a certain date had no timestamps for ...
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Closed down Steam while downloading a game

I was downloading a Steam game with terribly slow wifi. I managed to downloaded 6.5 gigabytes out of the 12.5 then shut off my computer because I thought steam would pause it (at previous questions ...
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Can you display more than 10 items per page in steam community market

On the steam community market it often takes me a good few seconds for a page to load (probably my internet connection). The problem is I look at the items and then want to move onto the next page, it ...
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Steam download resetting to 0GB progress after restart

I started downloading a game. It reached 9GB out of 12GB total. I paused the download and shutdown my computer to go outside, but when I logged back in again in Steam, the game's download reset to 0GB ...
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Installed GTA 5 Steam version greyed out, Discovering Existing Files, then completely redownloads game?

Yesterday I was playing GTA5 Steam Version just fine, today the "Grand Theft Auto V" font-color in my Steam Library isn't white anymore just greyed out, also the Installation button returned, all ...
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My TF2 server cannot connect to the item server

I own a standard SRCDS server and when I (or anybody else) joins, they cannot connect to the item server. I have checked other servers and it definitely works there. Does anyone know why this ...
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Unable to connect to source game servers requiring steam servers

I've tried to connect to servers for games like Garry's Mod, Dota 2, CS:GO and none of them have worked I get a error message like this: I've tried port forwarding, virus scanning, disabling ...
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1 Year Service on Steam, but no badge earned

It says my steam account is 1-year-old today, but the badge for the years of service isn't showing up. Is it delayed a day or something? Link to my profile: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Undelt
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What is the most profitable way to sell steam trading cards: as-is, or turned into gems?

My steam trading cards either turn into between 0.02 and 0.10 EUR when selling them, or I can turn them into gems. Can I sell these gems later on in some way? I see i can put them in a sack of gems, ...
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I've tried turning off the synchronization for steam cloud and re enabling it, but the question mark on the cloud icon is still there, what do i do?

The question mark on the cloud icon on steam is still there after I disabled steam cloud and i re enabled this,what does this mean?
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“You must be logged into Steam to play Batman: Arkham Asylum” error message

I have a problem over Steam. When I open the Batman Arkham Asylum game on Steam it shows this error message: You must logged in to Steam But I have logged in Steam! It still shows the same ...
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Steam only downloads after I've paused it

I recently downloaded steam, I've downloaded Garry's mod and ARK survival of the fittest, Garry's mod while only a 2gb file took an incredibly long time to download and survival of the fittest flat ...
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How can I judge hardware against minimum and recommended specs?

While investigating graphics card benchmarks for a new PC, I noticed that some of the games I've been playing on my current laptop list minimum specificaitons on Steam that are considerably higher ...
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Unable to use keyboard controls when playing XCOM 2 offline

Tested this three times, found the same result each time. After Steam goes offline and you attempt to play XCOM 2, keyboards dont work whatsoever. I can't use Q & E to rotate, use TAB to switch ...
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I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install MW3 to

I've got an SSD and HDD in my computer. I don't want to install programs where loading time isn't a big issue onto my SSD so I have a Steam library on the HDD but Steam installed on my SSD. When I ...
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Steam Chat completely dropping messages

For some reason whenever I close the lid of my laptop(lenovo T540p), sleep, logoff or shutdown. steam chat will stop receiving messages completely, and will never show up in the chat. This is odd ...
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The Steam App Won't Connect to Wifi

I have a new computer. When I first got it, I downloaded steam and 3 games. After that, i did not use it for 3 months. I recently started using it again. During the time that i did not use it, I ...
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Activating a steam gift from Russia failed. Now it says the gift would already have been used

I got a Steam gift key from a russian friend. I opened the link he sent me and it said that the game could not be activated in Germany. So i fired up a VPN and when I opened the Link again, it said ...
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Online features ceased to work

I'm playing Dark Souls 1 on Steam and few days ago I noticed that I can't connect to any other world: Invasions fail, White sings used by nobody, I don't see any messages. The game failed to work ...
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Idling in Team Fortress 2

After the recent class update, I've been trying to increase my play time from 2 to 3 hours per week to 2 to 3 per night in order to receive additional weapon drops. Yet this doesn't seem to be enough ...
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Do the Steam ToS allow a single person to have 2 Steam accounts?

I want to play some of the Steam dating sims, but I don't want to get derisive messages from my Steam friends when they see messages like "Nzall has started playing Tank Dating Simulator". Do the ...
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Is there any way to run an older version of the Steam client?

The latest auto-update of Steam (5 November 2015) has broken the Steam client on OS X 10.6.8. This means I can no longer install or update any of my games, nor even play games that use the Steam DRM ...
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Garry's Mod not accepting Steam Controller input on Mac

After a recent update of one either the controller or Gmod, the game no longer takes any input at all from the controller. Even when trying to assign keys, pressing nay button simply acts as thought ...
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New Steam install question [duplicate]

I recently wiped a drive C: and reinstalled windows. Steam client was installed on C: but my game files (SteamApps/common) were on a partition G:. C: has a new Windows install on it and instead of ...
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How to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress to steam?

Is it possible to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress/profile/charactes to steam? I used to play in a standalone Dark Souls aplication (PC), but it has problem with online gameplay. I realy love the ...
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Do the Steam versions of the X-Com games have the original bugs fixed?

Has anyone played these on Steam? Are the bugs fixed? Bugs I remember: All difficulties are the same. Infinite Fuel Glitch Shooting (and seeing) through some walls. Item spawn limits when aliens ...
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Is it possible to activate GTA V on a new PC?

I'm buying a new computer in the next days. I need to know if I bought GTA V from Steam or official website now and installed it on this pc, is it possible to install (re-downloading is OK) and ...
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Completing trading card set. Getting coupon for game I own

When completing Trading Card Sets. Is it possible to get a steam coupon for a game that I already own?
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Block a steam game from myself for a period of time

Is there a way to block a certain game in my Steam lib from myself for a fixed amount of time? I'm basically looking into a "kitchen safe for Steam games" type of solution.
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Reduce Steam installation folder size

Some notes before main question: My Steam games library is on separate location (another drive), and removing games is not a solution to this question. I have already tried out TikiOne Steam ...
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How to set background for a Steam profile?

I noticed some of my friends can change their Steam background profile. I searched in "Edit Profile" tab to edit mine but I don't see how. Can someone explain how to do this ?
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Is my OnBoard graphics chip really capable of rendering VR or is it a flaw in the steam checking tool?

My mainboard is a Asus Z87-A Mainboard. It just left warranty after detecting it can't supply enough power while powering up, so it just turns off in booting process as soon a graphicscard is pluged. ...
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CSGO: How to disable “deathcam” from the server level?

This is not a thread for discussing the justification for / against "deathcam". I am building dedicated servers for CSGO tournament play (in a 100+ seat LAN setting), and require the settings to ...
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Why is the item list empty when trading in TF2? as a F2P

Recently I got some duplicates in my items. I wanted to trade them but for some reason, my Item list is empty. I refreshed the trading screen a lot but still no help. I'm a f2p player but I know that ...
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Is there a way to view controller support from my Library?

Some Steam games offer full controller support, some offer only partial support, and some do not offer any support. What I want is a quick way to tell which of the games in my Library have some form ...
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Is Warrior Kings on Steam/GOG.com the “Remastered Edition”?

No official info on Steam and GOG.com, that's why I'm asking. About "Remastered Edition".
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Can I play Beyond Earth without Steam?

I looked at the Beyond Earth , game site and it does not say anything about steam. I searched here and found sometimes you can't play if steam is not happy. Is this game dependent on steam (as some ...
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Switched Windows to Mac, do I have to buy Steam games again to play on Mac?

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. Steam says I have fewer Mac specific games than total games and it should be an equal amount unless you can only download, install, and play once from your ...
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Transferring Steam with Family Share enabled during reinstallation

I am prepping to reinstall my OS and I was wondering if there was a way to transfer steam and preserve my family share plan, say by configuring steam to work on a secondary drive then repeating that ...
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Disable Steam notifications in-game only

Is it possible to disable Steam notifications (friend logs in, messages you, et cetera) in-game, and do so without disabling the community completely? That is to say I can still access Steam in-game - ...
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how to prevent steam to duplicate game size when patching?

So, i have an X game that occupies like 20Gb, then, a patch comes out, but steam instead of just download and installing the patch, downloads the patch and it seems that copy all of my X game into the ...
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How can I share Civ 5 DLCs with different user accounts on the same PC?

On one computer I have 3 different users of Steam: The first user bought Civilization 5 some time ago (basic no DLC), The second user bought Civ 5 and all DLCs. I've also selected the option to '...
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How do I determine what my TF2 items are worth?

As someone who doesn't play Team Fortress 2, I occasionally get people asking me to trade, but I have no idea what's a "fair" price for these items. I don't really get this whole trading thing (I've ...
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How to prevent my Steam from messing with my outside audio?

Imagine me, sitting there at my computer watching a YouTube video. While I am sitting there, a friend of me messages me. Steam, trying to be the considerate person, lowers the volume of my video. I ...
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Why is it not recommended to trade hats for weapons or vice versa?

I've often traded a hat for 4-5 weapons, and afterwards people told me I shouldn't do that, and that it isn't recommended. I wasn't given an explanation. Could anyone shed some light on this? Why isn'...