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Can you idle in more than one game at the same time?

I want to get trading cards for lots of games. I know I can idle in a game and earn my drops in it, but can I idle in multiple games at the same time and accrue drops for all of them?
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If I gift someone on Steam, will they see my email address?

I remembered that the email associated with my username has my surname in it, and would rather this wasn't exposed. I assumed it would not be shown but have been seeing otherwise! I purchased a game ...
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Steam Error - “There was an error retrieving trade offers”

I've been getting this error constantly. Refreshing the page yields nothing, regardless if I do it through the Steam Browser or a internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Netscape (lel), etc.) I'd love ...
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Steam won't allow Black Ops 2 to be downloaded/installed to a separate drive

I just bought Black Ops II on Steam, but I'm having trouble at this point. I saw a similar post on this website about Modern Warfare 3 (I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install ...
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Move hours played back to where it was

In the new update, they moved "Hours played" and "Last played" stats to the right column in the Library Detail View. Is there a way I can move it back to where it was? To help illustrate, here is a ...
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Steam Will Not Open Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

I am trying to launch Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, but it doesn't want to open. It says that it's going to open and then it just doesn't. It's currently the only game I have installed. Here's ...
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What does Steam give me as a gamer? [closed]

I know I can buy games in Steam, but what are the benefits of doing so over purchasing a no-DRM version of a game? What features does Steam provide to an average gamer to improve their gaming and user ...
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Can't access many parts of Steam?

For some reason, I am now unable to access much of the Steam site. When I click to go to the Store or my profile, it will just load for quite a while and then give me the "Error Code: -7" page. The ...
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Error -310 when I try to access the Steam market

Whenever I try to access the Steam community market, it just shows "Error -310 (unknown)". Googling got me nowhere. Has anyone heard of this error/know how to fix it?
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Language change to English

My Steam installation is in Danish, which is no problem. But my DOTA 2 installation is in Danish. How can I change the language from Danish (or any other language) to English in DOTA 2? It is so ...
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Can I check what version is Steam gift?

I've purchased CD-Key for Call of Duty: Ghosts as a Steam gift from a 3rd party site. Can I somehow confirm that it's region free version instead of RU? If it's RU I shouldn't be able to redeem it as ...
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Can I run a Fallout mod launcher and have Steam think it's the original game executable?

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas have a great modding community, but most mods require launching the game through a mod manager like Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM), or by launching the Fallout Script ...
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Can I make Steam give me a description or screenshots of a game when browsing my library?

When I click a game in my library that I've never played, the right side of the window presents a lot of info I don't want and virtually none of the info that I do. Is there some way to change this ...
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How do you activate the treasure in the garage?

On Steam, this Achievement exists for this game: Treasure Hunter Activate the hidden treasure in the garage. How do you unlock this? Where is the treasure and how do you activate it?
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Steam backup restoration stops after disk 1

As the title states it, the restoration process (The Witcher) stops at disk 1 and doesn't ask for disk 2 or 3. Only 4.7 GB is restored and I have to download the rest (~6 GB). How can I make it work ...
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Does the Steam overlay hog resources?

I'm running on an older machine so resources are limited; this is not a gaming rig. As such, I'm trying to maximize system resources by turning off unnecessary things. Does the Steam overlay consume ...
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Witcher 2 won't start

When I try launch Witcher 2, it gives me an error that says "Failed to start game (missing executable). I've tried verifying the game cache.
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Can I activate the Trackmania 2 Steam Key on Maniaplanet?

Is it possible to activate the Key on Maniaplanet if I bought Trackmania 2 on Steam?
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Can I get multiple booster packs from one game?

Is it possible to get multiple booster packs from the same game? I've just got one that I sold on the market and now I can't even find the game listed in the badges page on my profile.
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Non Steam game on another computer

I have added a non Steam game to Steam on one of my computers. Is there any way that I can download it to another computer?
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How do I safely uninstall mods added to borderlands 2?

A while ago, I added this mod to Borderlands 2. At that time, my Borderlands did not include any DLCs or other mods of any kind. However, a week later, I bought the following DLCs: "Krieg The Psycho", ...
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How can I use the Steam app to download a game I already own?

On the few occasions where I have bought a game on Steam from my mobile phone, the app gave me the option to start downloading and installing the game on my desktop. What I don't see, however, is any ...
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How can I get my Logitech Dual Action gamepad to work with DuckTales Remastered?

My Logitech Dual Action gamepad is detected by Steam and the Logitech setup utility, but it does not work at all with DuckTales Remastered. Others are having the same issues with the same gamepad as ...
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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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How to get Steam to recognize existing game files for Arma

okay so I installed Arma Combined operations off the anniversary disc. now i want a new CD key to play DayZ as that one is my brothers so i purchased Arma 2 and Arma 2 operation arrowhead on steam. ...
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Can I sort my Steam games by installed size?

Apparently my puny hard drive can't handle the awesomeness of Payday 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Fallout: New Vegas all being installed on my hard disk at the same time. I spent all my money buying ...
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How is Multiplayer and achievement tracking done with Steam and Origin?

I bought a bundle (the HumbleBundle), and it provided me with codes for the game on both Steam and Origin. I activated all the codes successfully on both clients, but I was wondering: If I play a ...
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Not getting pass code email from Steam support [closed]

I reinstalled Windows and can't get into my Steam account to turn off Steam Guard because I no longer have access to my e-mail. What should I do?
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How do you become eligible for Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 booster packs? [duplicate]

I know that booster packs are given out to users who have got all possible card drops from a certain game, as stated in the Steam Trading Card FAQ. However, with Free-to-Play games such as Team ...
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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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Do I lose out on anything buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Community Market?

Will I get the same perks from buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Steam Community Market as I would buying it new?
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Is there a way to stop Steam from going offline without me explicitly telling it to do so?

I have Steam set to launch on demand (i.e., not start on startup). Sometimes, after I launch a game like Torchlight 2, which also launches Steam, it somehow fails to connect and dumps itself into ...
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Is there any way to make Steam overlay work on flash/AIR-based games?

If my memory serves me right, I can play Anodyne and a bunch of other flash/AIR-based games on Windows with an overlay. Now, I'm on OS X and I can't seem to pinpoint any valid solutions. Is there a ...
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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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What is the highest possible profile level?

What is the highest Steam profile level? I've seen people with levels like 142 and they still have a next level indicator on their profile. Is there an end to this?
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How can I force my computer to use my AMD GPU instead of the integrated Intel Card?

I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 and I'm trying to get the dicrete GPU selected. But even though I got the High Performance option selected on Catalyst Control Center, I ...
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Transfering already installed steam games onto another drive [duplicate]

Ok so I've seen the other questions about installing games onto another drive(SSD) and I've already done that properly for any new game that I have been getting. However I want to know if there is a ...
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How can I access item details?

Take a look at these: http://steamcommunity.com/economy/item/440/2/1844108053/ http://steamcommunity.com/economy/itemhover/440/2/1844108053/?l=english&o_url=onehitkiller The first one's just ...
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Why is my account not Premium after adding funds to my Steam Wallet?

I have added funds to my Steam account and used it to buy a game (but I have not added it to my library). I also believe I have been on Steam for about 30 days, as I have been playing since the 1st ...
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Games on SSD with Steam [duplicate]

As I want to save as much space on my main SSD for games, to optimize performance for none Steam games. I would love to have these games on another drive. Is it possible to install Steam games on my ...
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Steam account security: list of allowed computers on SteamGuard

When I login on the Steam website on a new computer, it uses Steamguard to send a code to my email and asks me to copy that code on a dialog on the website. It also asks me to set a nickname to the ...
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What is “Hitman: Sniper Challenge”?

I recently bought Hitman: Absolution on Steam and noticed that I got 2 new games: Hitman: Absolution and also some other game called "Hitman: Sniper Challenge". What is this "Hitman: Sniper ...
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Where do I put mods for Garry's Mod?

I want to install the DarkRP addon for Garry's Mod but I can't find my Profile folder in the steamapps folder. Where should I be looking?
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How to boost up my Steam download speed?

Well, there's a huge difference of speed I get while downloading from the Internet and downloading from Steam. I get like ups and downs speed, which actually most of the time is stuck at 0 bytes/ ...
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Can I get Steam Trading Cards from game demos?

When you play games on Steam you can get Trading Cards in the games that have this option. Can we obtain the same trading cards from just playing the game demos of games that would have trading ...
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I only see 29 achievements for Bleed, but Steam says there's 32?

As I said, I can only count 29 achievements here, but Steam is telling me there's 32 of them. Am I missing something here, or is Steam just making a mistake? Are there hidden achievements or ...
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Darksiders continuously scrolls when I start the game

Everytime I start up Darksiders (the first one, on Steam) and get to the main menu, the "select option" thing continuously scrolls up even though I'm not pressing any buttons on either my keyboard, ...
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Steam with NFS Hot Pursuit: “Failed to contact key server” despite previous success while in offline mode

I've purchased NFS Hot Pursuit from Steam, and I was supplied a CD key and could run the game after downloading it. I was then able to run the game with Steam in offline mode, but at one point (after ...
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What is the base drop rate of Steam booster packs? [duplicate]

In terms of booster packs per month, for example. I know that the rate increases depending on the steam level, but the rate increase is meaningless without the base rate.
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Where can I obtain the Amtrak P42DC Genesis from Train simulator 2013?

I currently have the RailSimulator "Train Simulator 2013". I'm browsing through the Steam Store and finding player mods mentioning Amtrak P42DC Genesis. However I cannot find this on the Steam Store ...