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How to find games by tag and language in Steam

I'd like to find games of a particular genre (for the purpose, Hidden Objects) that are in a specific language (for the purpose, spanish), or, if not the audio, the text is. Is there any way to make ...
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Does removing a Uplay game from your Steam account also remove it from Uplay?

I want to remove Assassin's Creed: Unity from my Steam account. Would this also remove it also from my Uplay account?
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Recovering files after Steam update

I've come across this issue a couple times now. I was downloading a game when Steam ran an update of the client, which makes the client restart downloading the game from the beginning. I had already ...
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Steam on another PC after uninstall [duplicate]

I'm going to have a new PC and I will uninstall everything on my old PC (reset to factory setting). I need to know if this affect my Steam installation on the new PC in any way. Will I still have my ...
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Is it possible to make a steam:// desktop shortcut leading to a non-Steam program?

With any game on Steam, it's possible to make a desktop shortcut for it by pointing it to a location with the steam:// protocol, like so: However, is it possible to create a shortcut like this for ...
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What's the difference between “Free” versus “Free to Play” on Steam?

On Steam, there are the labels "Free" and "Free to Play" - what is the difference between the two?
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If I appear offline on steam and play a game like that, will the game appear under “recently played” on my profile?

I want to be "offline" at times to everyone and while "offline", I want to be able to play something. If I play a game while in this "offline" state, will it come up under the "recent activity" ...
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Sync specific files to the Steam Cloud

Is it possible to sync specific files (user input settings, progress) of a game that supports Steam Cloud to the Steam Cloud? For instance: during the week I play on a GTX 960M and during the ...
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Help me with my Steam Downloads

I want to play Ark, I bought it and want to download it. But. Garry's Mod is doing a download. But the Garry's Mod download will not start at all. If I press resume, it will say it's doing it but not ...
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Playing games from a USB3.0 external hard drive [closed]

So I use my Mac to play games, but unfortunately the memory on the Mac runs out very very quickly. I have a USB3 external hard drive and I've been wondering if I could it to store all the game files. ...
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Is using a Steam achievement manager against Steam rules?

First off, I'll give some background on why I'm asking this: I enjoy achievement hunting in my steam games, so I have no intention of unlocking all achievements. However, there are several games (E....
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Restoring TF2 from “steamapps/common/Team fortress 2”

I spent a month downloading this game and now i lost the backup, I'm left with only the content of the folder mentioned above (hl2.exe etc) is there anyway i can restore this without spending another ...
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Is it possible to Airdrop/Transfer games to another computer

Ok so my friend and I both have CSGO and we are at school and basically my school blocks steam and I do not have CSGO installed on my mac BUT have the game bought is it possible for him to Airdrop it ...
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Is there a way that I can list the games I own which give out a CD key?

Some games in Steam give out a CD key when you launch them (or when you hit the CD key button). I want to backup my CD keys in Steam, so instead of clicking all my games and seeing if they have a CD ...
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Steam is having trouble connecting to the Steam servers [duplicate]

I have the ability to start in offline mode, yet this still comes up. What does that even mean (since I'm not connected to the Internet and also apparently started in offline mode)? Why would it make ...
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Start Steam in Offline Mode Without an Internet Connection [duplicate]

I need to start Steam in offline mode without first logging in and without having an Internet connection. I know there are already questions like this, but there are no decent answers that I can ...
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In L4D2, how to print text in chat panel privately for yourself to see?

Typically if you want to write to the in-game chat panel, you use say and say_team to write to everyone and your team-only, respectively. But what about writing to yourself? For example, if I set ...
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Steam says that I need to buy the game again

I purchased and installed Assassin's Creed 4. It wasn't working. Then when I logged out and logged back in I couldn't get my serial code. After changing my password I came back into my steam to find ...
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CS:Go on Ubuntu renders Incorrectly

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it's working fine, but CS:GO don't. When I open up the game the menu is fine, but when I start the match, some walls and models will be corrupted and messy. Here ...
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Steam shop - Do not show 'In library' games

Is there a way to stop Steam showing games you already own in the store page? I have looked through help and searched the net but I can't find such an option. I own a lot of games and it would be ...
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Refunding gift copy in Steam of game already owned

So, I had bought a few copies of a game for some friends, but I accidentally bought an extra one and I want to get a refund on that extra Will steam only take that one out and not mess with the copy ...
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Can I activate a DLC I bought through Steam on a game I bought through App Store?

About a year ago I bought Rome Total War: 2 Emperor Edition for my Mac through the App Store. I bought the DLC Greek States through Steam. I have an activation key for the DLC but when I enter it on ...
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Installation of Steam client and games [duplicate]

If I install the Steam client onto my SSD, can I install games I download on Steam to my HDD?
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Can I port my old save game to Wasteland 2 Director's Cut?

I started playing Wasteland 2 a while back and only recently noticed the Director's Cut. On Steam, it's listed as a separate game, so I installed it. When I launched it, I noticed that it didn't show ...
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Can I buy a game on steam and install it later on a different laptop?

Long story short I have ordered a new gaming laptop. I want to buy a game in the upcoming steam sales but not install it until I get my new laptop. Maybe 3-4 weeks from now. Will I be able to do this?
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How to activate Steam Overlay on non Steam games?

I was trying to get my friend to watch me on Minecraft, (I launched it through Steam), and it said that it was waiting for my broadcast to start. (No overlay) How do I add the Steam overlay on my ...
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How do you disable the sound calling makes?

It happens friend of mine "call" me when I don't answer to regular chat messages. It of course is pretty annoying, and disturbes me when I am playing other non-steam games (well even steam games) My ...
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Is there a way to see all Steam achievements in one account? [duplicate]

I want to check which of my games need the least achievements to achieve a perfect status. The only way to see the game stats that I know of is to go to the games list from a player profile but that'...
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Is there any way I can do key combos on a steam controller (mac)

I would really like to be able to do combinations like ctrl+rightarrow and things like that. As a mac user knows, to switch between fullscreen apps (and use mission control), you need to use the ...
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Do console cheats disable achievements? [duplicate]

Title sums it up, but I'll break it down into two parts. Part 1: Will console commands disable achievements in Steam? Part 2: If achievements are disabled will it be forever or just for game session?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to download Windows games from Steam onto a Linux computer?

I recently switched to an Ubuntu computer and the one thing that annoys me is the lack of games available. However I have found a program called WINE which can run Windows applications (.exe) on Linux ...
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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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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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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 ...