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Is it possible to play two different Steam games on the same account at the same time?

I own a lot of games on Steam, and I'm overall a big fan of the service. However, one thing about it really bothers me, and I'm wondering if anything can be done about it. Let's say I have two ...
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How many levels are there for Steam Trading Card badges?

With the new Steam Trading Cards, I decided to craft the badge for CS:GO. I got this: I then noticed that this is only a level 1 badge, and there was a level 2 badge to get. So I crafted it too: ...
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Can I throw away contents of my Steam Inventory?

I have a number of items in my Steam inventory that are never going to get used; for example, some AirMech 2 "gifts" that are marked as NO LONGER VALID. Is there some way to get rid of them so I ...
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Can I play a Uplay game through Steam's Big Picture mode?

Is it possible to add a game acquired through Uplay to my Steam library so I can play it in Big Picture mode? I got Assassin's Creed IV free with my video card, but I had to get it through Uplay. I ...
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How do I use Steam In-Home Streaming between Fedora (client) and Windows 8 (server)?

My main gaming machine is a Windows 8 box attached to my TV. When my husband wants to watch TV, I like to play games from my laptop. Since switching OS from Ubuntu to Fedora on my laptop, Steam has ...
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Hide my updates from friend's Steam Activity pages?

Back in August 2012, Valve rolled out some community updates, including the "Friend Activity" page, which amongst other things can list which achievements your friends have acquired, which games ...
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Problem with streaming on steam link

(Also happens on Laptop, so not just steam link) Hello! I pre-ordered the steam link/steam controller through the steam website and just got it on Friday, but I'm having some issues. Problem: I'm ...
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What costume am I missing?

I have the PC version of Arkham Knight, preordered from Steam with the season pass and this missing gap is killing me and my OCD. I have already 200% the game, logged in with WBPlay, got 3 stars on ...
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Is it possible to see the content of game updates on Steam?

I have automatic game updates enabled on Steam, but so far I haven't been able to find an easy way to see exactly what has been updated. Is there a way to see the details of a game update on Steam, ...
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Am I subject to any disadvantages when sharing Steam games?

Like most people on Steam I have stockpiled a large library of games over the years. I recently found out that there is a Steam Family Sharing feature, which seems a great way of letting others make ...
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What time will a steam game unlock for me?

So basically i'm thinking of pre-ordering fallout 4, and i was just wondering at what time would it come out for me if i did get it. Recently gamestop told me if i pre-ordered with them that they can ...
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How can I see the gem value of an item that I do not own?

I can see how many gems an item in my inventory converts to when I turn it into gems. But is there any way to know how many gems I would get for an item I do not own?
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What could stop an old steam key from working?

So I recently dug up a couple games: "Fable: The Lost Chapters" and "Spore". I noticed they had product keys. I'm not sure if the keys had been used, but I tried registering them on Steam. For some ...
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How to upload a mod to Steam Workshop

I have been developing a mod for Prison Architect recently, and now I believe it should be added the the Steam Workshop. I've looked around, and this post says to . . . put it in your PA mod ...
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Is there any way to hide your Steam status from others?

Is there any way to prevent others from seeing your Steam status without removing them as a friend? Let's say I want to play Borderlands 2 without letting some friends know. Is there any way to hide ...
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Darksiders II on Steam

When I want to open Darksiders II's Steam store page I get to the starting page of the steam shop. ==> It seems to be deleted from the store. When you search for the game there can only be found ...
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Turn off Steam Controller without using big picture mode

I have a steam controller connected to my computer. How do I turn the controller off without launching big picture mode? Currently to turn the controller off, I do the following: hit the steam ...
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Why do I suddenly have Dawnguard installed?

It has been ages since I played Skyrim (1.8-something was the last version I played), but as is often the case, questions here have inspired me to pick it back up. Careful owner of a modded Skyrim ...
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Is it possible to achieve 100% steam achievements without spending money?

Do I need any additional content packs or DLCs which are not part of the F2P part of Path of Exile to achieve 100% Steam achievements?
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Connecting DCUO Account with Steam

I used to play DC Universe Online on my old computer outside of Steam. I am currently downloading DCUO through Steam and I was wondering how can I connect my old account with my Steam account?
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How can I change the browser home page in Steam?

Every time I open up the browser from within a game in Steam, I am taken to Google. I would much rather this site be the home page of the Steam web browser. I can't seem to figure out how to change ...
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How can I install a Steam game using the game installer exe?

I bought cook serve delicious a while ago from their website before I got steam. Now that I have steam installed, I'd like to have cook serve delicious in my library; however obviously I don't want to ...
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Counter Strike: Global Offensive Lags

I'm playing CS:GO for a while now and on some days I'm really bad. It was noticeable that on these days even my teammates from the same city I live in were lagging and "flying" from one point to ...
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If I play Fallout 3 via Steam, will I still be able to obtain Live achievements?

Since Steam usually has it's own achievements system and there is no mention of it on the page of the game, is it still possible to obtain Live achievements, or are they not availble in the steam ...
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Batman Arkham City doesn't launch on Windows

I've just installed Batman: Arkham City GOTY from Steam for the first time. Immediately after launching the game I'm getting a "has stopped working" crash, with the details "APPCRASH" for ...
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Download Steam Game to Library

I want to download a steam game since they're on sale, but my computer is good enough to run it, so i want to download it to my steam library, but not have it on my computer. Anyone know how to do ...
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Steam crashes on startup

A couple days ago I bought my new Mac for work because I use my PC for gaming. When I installed steam today it opened but now it crashes. It says "connecting to network" then says "Steam quit ...
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Can I disable steam asking for my mobile number?

For quite some time, the steam client is asking me to give them my mobile number. But I dont want that steam know it. So is there a possibility to tell steam to stop asking for my number?
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Can't download Skyrim Texture Pack from Steam

I'm having trouble downloading the Skyrim High Resolution Texture Pack from Steam, when I click on the download link, I get the following error screen. I'm just wondering if anyone knows if this is a ...
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Is there an easy way to figure out which DLCs have you bought already?

Assume you bought a game on steam and 7 out of 10 DLCs that are available for that game. When you go (in the steam application) to "LIBRARY" -> "game XY" -> "DLC", you get a list of all DLCs that are ...
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How do I change my name in CS:GO?

I'm trying to create a mini montage on CS:GO by using GOTV and my old Steam name shows up in-game. How can I get CS:GO to use my current Steam name?
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How to disable steam broadcasting?

I enabled broadcasting because it was an annoying option getting in my way on the in-game Steam menu, although once I enabled it I realised I did not know how to disable it. Am I being stupid or is it ...
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How long are Steam Keys normally valid for?

I was thinking on buying Sono Hanabira on Mangagamer (Potential NSFW Warning for adds) to support English localization of Shoujo Ai/Yuri titles, but much to my disappointment it's digital only so i ...
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Where is the steam authorization file?

My steam installation was having some weird problems, so I "reinstalled" steam by deleting everything EXCEPT: steamapps/ userdata/ Steam.exe This caused steam to redownload all its files. On ...
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Finding my old mass effect save files

I recently went to continue an old game of Mass Effect 2 and was disappointed to find that all of my save files were missing. That's Ok, I thought, I hadn't got that far in, I'll just restart the ...
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Can you download Steam Platform Updates without the Steam Client

Is it possible to download Steam platform updates using something that isn't the Steam client (i.e. HTTP) The steam client doesn't provide file size or time indications and I find this irritating when ...
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How can I show my games in Xbox Games list?

AFAIK, steam adds games to installed programs list when installed, which allows me to add them to my Xbox Games list (and record etc. without stutter etc.), but my Windows 10 install wiped my system ...
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Can't start game (app already running)

I just installed TF2 and launched it. A steam pop-up said the app already was running. That weird because I haven't played it on that computer. There is no task called team fortress 2, and the game ...
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If I buy a shared game, will it stop being shared?

A friend of mine is sharing a game with me on Steam, which I will happen to be buying for myself later on. But, when I buy/activate the game on my library, will it be replaced with the shared one or ...
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Can I force Steam to use my Nvidia GPU instead of the integrated Intel card?

I have 2 graphics cards in my laptop (Alienware M11X); the first is the default Intel graphics card, and the second is a high perf Nvidia card. I would like to play my Steam games with the Nvidia ...
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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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Does playing non-shareable games prevent sharing?

According to the Steam Family Sharing FAQ: Can all Steam games be shared with friends and family? No, due to technical limitations, some Steam games may be unavailable for sharing. For ...
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Is the steam family sharing user cap a life time limitation?

You may authorize Family Library Sharing on up to 10 devices at a given time, and for up to 5 accounts that may then use your game library on any of your authorized computers. From this it is ...
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Need to login to the Steam Community from within Steam?

I remember I was able to browse things like my profile and others' profiles from the community tab in Steam. Lately, however, it seems that the community tab just shows me a page where I have to ...
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VAC Banned in CS:GO but not VAC Banned in Steam Profile or any other game? [closed]

So, my friend is getting this message in CS:GO, after attempting standard matchmaking: VAC Banned from Secure Server He can't join any community (unless it's unsecured) or Valve servers (in ...
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Steam beta shortcuts

Dota 2 recently release the option to start your game in the Reborn Beta. Usually, to do this you have to go to your library and hit the play button in the Steam client for it to give you the option. ...
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Unable to move Steam games [duplicate]

So I had my Steam game installed in H:\Games and wanted to move it to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\. I followed this Steam guide on how to move a Steam installation. I moved my game ...
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How often do trading cards drop?

Each steam-trading-cards-enabled game has a certain number of cards that are automatically earned just by spending time playing the game. (3-5 from what I've seen so far) What I haven't been able to ...
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Can I install Assassin's Creed through Steam?

Many years ago (before I bought a gaming PC) I bought Assassin's Creed 1 on disc, without realizing my (then) current PC would have no hope of playing it. After discovering this I left the game in a ...
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How do I see who I am following on steam?

How can I see who I am following on steam? Like an author or something? I have looked all around the internet and cannot find the answer