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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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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 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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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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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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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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How can I map the camera in League of Legends to a touchpad on the Steam Controller?

If you add League of Legends to Steam as a third-party shortcut, you can launch the game from big picture mode and configure the Steam Controller as usual. I'd like to move the camera smoothly with ...
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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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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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I recieved this message before I was locked out of my account, and now I am recieving it again. Should I be worried?

I received this message with a list of IP addresses from which Steam Guard was being authorised. All of the IP addresses belong to me. I have previously received a similar message, before being ...
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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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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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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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Continue from downloading folder

Last night I've been downloading Payday2 update. It was 5.3GB and requiring over 3 hours. So I decided keep turn on my laptop and sleep. I opened cmd (command.com) and entered command -shutdown -s -f ...
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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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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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Can DLC be shared along with games with family sharing?

Using Steam's Family Sharing feature, can you share DLC as well as games?
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Is there is a possibility of VAC ban because of using Tunngle?

Tunngle creates virtual LAN network and let gamers play with remotely located friends via LAN. So is this possible to get VAC ban (on VAC enabled games) if we use Tunngle with steam ? "Playing ...
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How do you get to 1000 before 666 of Earth investments?

In looking at the list of achievements for adventure-capitalist I see that more people have gotten Grand Standing! than have Ominous... yet everybody that has Grand Standing! should already have ...
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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
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Does the steam copy of Rocket League have implicit support for PS4 Controllers? [duplicate]

I bought Rocket League through Steam today and, on a whim, connected it to my PS4 controller. Despite my expectations of having to download drivers or the like, it just... worked! Is this something ...
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Filter games to Mac-compatible on Steam

Is it possible to filter out Windows only games while on Windows? I'm getting a Mac soon for work purposes and I want to know what games I own will natively support Mac without having to buy Windows ...
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Don't Starve “select (originally right mouse)” and “left” are bound to A [duplicate]

My steam game don't starve has the action that "right mouse" would usually do is bound to a and move left is also bound to a. I tried deleting all my don't starve files and i cant find the right bind ...
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How do I change where Steam installs to? [duplicate]

I had a problem with Steam a while ago and had to re-install it. When I re-installed I somehow set it to install on my desktop and it cluttered my desktop with all of the files. I moved all of files ...
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How to reinstall Terraria on Steam

I recently added unsupported files to my Terraria and edited my files. This was a error on my part because now Terraria won't load. I have no way to fix this and am not good enough at file ...
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Can I appear to be playing a Steam game without actually playing it?

This may sound stupid, but I really want to know if I can appear to be playing a game without necessarily having it installed, a bit similarly to something like Idle Master.
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Is it possible to take Steam screenshots without using the in-game overlay?

As the title states. Sometimes running with the steam overlay is a bad idea, but I find myself wanting to put screenshots on my Steam profile, which the built-in game screenshot functionality does not ...
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What do I do if I get deranked in an unfair competitive game?

I recently got to Gold Nova 1 and then I played a game with at least 2 people on the opposite side, wall and aim hacking. After, I got ranked down even though the game was unfair and we couldn't do ...
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Is there a way to reset steam achievements or farm steam trading cards?

Is there currently any viable method in which to reset one's steam achievements? In this case, for a game like Terraria? Is there a way to "farm" steam trading cards? And what are its mechanics?
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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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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 use Steam without connecting to Steam's servers?

I'm not trying to hack anything here. To clarify my question, I'll give you the situation. I'm an engineer who is also an avid gamer. Where I work, we get downtime from time to time where we ...
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Is it possible to disable camera sway and/or weapon bobbing in Quake 1?

Upon sorting some of my games into categories on Steam I realised I had the original Quake in my Steam library (bought as part of a Steam sale pack no doubt), and decided to give it a go. ...
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I can't screenshot on Steam?

I've been able to screenshot ever since I got Steam but now when I tried to screenshot my game it didn't work. I have Steam overlay enabled and the overlay comes up but when I press Fn+F5 it doesn't ...
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What defines an item's value in gems? [duplicate]

Looking at the Steam Community page on my inventory, I can see that any community item such as a profile background, trading cards or emoticon can be converted into a certain amount of gems. ...
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Can I transfer a game over Steam?

I have three games, on Steam. Shadow of Mordor, Risen 3 and Lords of the Fallen. I have downloaded and played Risen 3 and Lords of the Fallen. I have only downloaded Shadow of Mordor. Can I sell ...
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Disloyal Whiterun Horse [duplicate]

The horse I bought from the stables next to Whiterun starts to walk away when I dismount it. I bought another horse to fix this problem. It is the palomino one from one of the northern Holds. This one ...
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Will PC disc games automatically download on steam?

I play all my games on console, but I am soon making a full changeover to PC. I am not new to computers, but I am kind of new to Steam and overall PC gaming. Due to me not finding the "better" ...
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Steam Games bought in Japan, and their fate

I am currently living in Japan, and bought couple games already. At the moment about to buy "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor", but on Japanese Steam Market, its name is "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor ...
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What information is supplied to sites when logging in with Steam OpenID?

I've been curious as to what details about my steam account or profile is supplied when I log into a website or service using the Steam OpenID service. Which details are being supplied and how ...
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Battle.net / Steam: Physical copy allowing use of digital download?

I primarily use a Mac without a optical drive. I found a good offer for the physical retail copy and I would like to buy this copy. Will it allow me to download the game since I can't use the physical ...
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Benefit from old downloaded files

I downloaded Borderlands and then, without making a steam backup file of it, I reset Windows, I found that all the files of the game was not removed and then I put in a folder with its code (8980) in ...
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Let's Learn Big Numbers achievement not unlocking

I've got 62 Decillion on hand, and the game calls me a decillionaire, but the Steam Achievement hasn't unlocked. Am I doing something wrong?
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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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How to stop Steam continually downloading and installing Mafia 2?

I purchased a physical copy of Mafia 2 DLC edition, registered the game on Steam and used it to install the game. Once I installed the game using both DVDs, it started downloading a 7.3Gb update using ...
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Steam shared library problem with overlapping games

My brother and I both own a copy of a game (CS:GO) so we can play together, but after I shared my library with him he now only can play that game when I'm not playing, any solution for this problem?
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I Suspect My “Active Effects” in Skyrim are Showing but not Working

I suspect that some of the "Active Effects" shown for my character in Skyrim (PC - Steam) are listed, but not actually applying their benefits. How can I check with the console - or otherwise - that ...
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No being able to comment on profiles? (Steam)

So I just logged onto steam and wanted to comment on my friends profile but when I click comment it doesn't appear? My steam is up to date, is this just a bug and is there a way to fix it?
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Steam Disk Write Error

Using Steam, when I try to reinstall one of my games, it always says "Disk write error". I went to content_log to go to the specific place and gave full access to all of my computer like a guide told ...