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Logging into steam VIA ssh to update game

I just recently got a server and it is linux SSH. It has installed on it Starbound. Starbound has recently updated and I need to update it but with the instructions provided I cannot seem to get it to ...
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What are the pros and cons of using SteamCMD over Steam on a server?

I'm looking at running a server on a Windows machine for a game available on Steam. I can either install Steam on the server and use that, or use SteamCMD to run the server instead. Are there any ...
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Dark Souls - cannot log in on GFWL without entering product key that is already registered

I have installed Dark Souls from Steam, and try to play it online, but is asked to log in on GFWL. I have an account, on which Dark Souls is registered, but in order to log in, it keeps asking me to ...
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How do I resolve Steam Error 65432/80?

I was downloading mods through Nexus for Skyrim, and I was testing the game every once in a while for CTD's on start up. After a few minutes, I was waiting for Wet & Cold Ashes (Dragonborn) to ...
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“Updating Steam” window at startup when no updates were downloaded

So, every time I start my PC this window pops up: This even happens when Steam downloaded no update. What can I do to stop it from reappearing?
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How do I log out of an account on Steam for Android?

I have installed Steam for Android on my Nexus 7 tablet and logged into one of my Steam accounts (I have several). Now I'm trying to log out of that account to log into another but I cannot find the ...
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How to pause steam downloads?

I would like to pause a download on steam. I don't wish to delete it, just pause it. When I right click on the game, there is no option "pause downloading". So, how can I pause it without closing ...
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How can I speed up SteamCMD download?

My app_update, on linux SteamCMD, is running extremely slow on my 100 MB/s network, so is there a way I could make it download faster? Maybe by changing the download location somehow? It also seems to ...
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Source-based games hang every time on the loading screen

I've been playing Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 specifically, and I noticed that every single time a screen appears with "Loading..." in the corner, it momentarily "hangs" my computer, at least that's ...
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Can I download to my laptop while playing on my pc?

I want to download a huge online game onto my laptop, to do so, I can't seem to be online in steam on my pc. Is there a way to do that? Going forward, I can't leave both online on steam to get updates ...
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How can I get steam to recognize existing game files (Far Cry 3)? [duplicate]

I've downloaded Far Cry 3 through the steam account on my laptop, then copied the files to the Steam account on my desktop PC. I've put the game folder into the common files folder, just as I always ...
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What are Authorized Devices on Steam and how do I use it?

I noticed there is a section called "Authorized Devices" on my Steam Account Page. Currently, it says only: Manage and share devices You can authorize up to 10 devices to allow ...
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Will a Steam account work across platforms?

I have never used Steam before, but now I want to install Steam because there are some games that are having a Cyber Monday sale today. The problem is that my Windows PC is broken at the moment, so I ...
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Backup Steam and Origin Games before full system format

I'm planning to do a full format of my system this month in order to install Linux for programming purposes. But I have 4 games installed, Skyrim from Steam and Mass Effect from Origin. Both of them ...
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If I buy a game or DLC on one computer via Steam, can I play it on another?

I wanna buy it on my friends macbook tonight, then play it on my pc tomorrow night.
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can i convert steam games in my library to my steam gift inventory? [duplicate]

is it possible to move steam games in your library to your steam gift inventory? i would like to trade my games for keys/metal/unusual's for tf2 but i can't figure out how to do so. Is it even ...
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Can you gain achievements while in Offline Practice Mode?

Can Steam Achievements in Team Fortress 2 be awarded if you are playing in Offline/Training mode, or is it just training? (I am online, it's just that the Offline Practice is playing with Bots.)
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GTA 4 will not progress past loading on Steam

I have had the game for awhile, I can get it started up, and I can see the main menu, but, when I hit play it just scrolls through the characters endlessly. Is there any way to fix this problem? ...
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Is there a way to get Sims 3 from my Steam account to work on my Mac?

I previously had a PC and Steam account. Now I have a Mac and I really want to play Sims 3. I read somewhere that I could download Origin and transfer my codes or something, but how would I go about ...
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Gmod fading doors dosnt work after I reload my savegame

I am playing Gmod with the popular "fading doors" addon. I make a few doors and as soon as I exit my game and load it again, all the doors no longer function with their corresponding key-bindings. ...
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Do you get trading cards faster when the game has the focus? [duplicate]

It seems like you get trading cards slower when you have the game in the background or minimized. Can someone confirm this?
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Is there a list of which Steam games support Oculus Rift?

Steam has apparently started displaying when a game supports Oculus Rift; see for example this game. Is there somewhere I can view all Steam games that have Oculus Rift support? I noticed the ...
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Does “Delete Local Content” retain save files?

If you remove a single player game installation with the Delete Local Content option from the Steam Libary, in general will save files be deleted or retained?
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Steam game purchase statistics?

Is it possible to view how many times any given game on Steam was purchased or downloaded? Steam & Game Stats only seems to list the top 100 games (but doesn't include purchases) - is there a way ...
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If I install Steam on my hard drive will the downloaded games also install onto it?

I am going to get a MacBook Air but the hard drive space is fairly small. I just wanted some clarification on installing games onto a hard drive. If I install steam on my hard drive will the ...
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Can Wrye Bash's merge .esp function be used together with Steam Workshop Mod Manager?

I have a ridiculous number of mods active, and I'd like to download more using Steam Workshop (which has better quest mods as compared to Skyrim Nexus). However, I don't know if merging .esps will ...
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How to set a Steam group to public?

I'm considering setting my Steam community group to public so that anyone may join, but I can't figure out how or where to change the setting. This Steam Support page states that I should: ...
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How many times do I need to collect sets of Steam Trading cards? [duplicate]

I managed to craft the Team Fortress 2 badge after trading away a couple of duplicates to friends. However when I went to view my badge progress, I noticed that the remaining duplicate cards had ...
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Where are the source shared files since the steam pipe update?

I used to do a little mapping and modding but I had to stop due to real life. Now I'm doing some gmod stuff and I was wondering where the source shared files have gone. The files used to be called: ...
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Search for run-able games [closed]

Is there a site where you can fill in your specs (OS, GPU, CPU, RAM) and find games you can run (preferably Steam games)?
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How can I remove a screenshot from the background rotation?

How can I stop a screenshot from showing up in the Steam Library's background rotation? I have tried deleting the screenshot but for some reason it's still showing up.
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How to downgrade game bought on steam?

I bought a game on steam (sins of a solar empire: rebellion) and I was using a mod for the game. Now all of a sudden I turn on the computer and start the game and it says that the game automatically ...
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Can I transfer Steam Games from Win7 to Linux?

Does the Linux version of Steam use the same .gcf files as the Windows version? And if so where is the Steam install located by default on a *nix system? /usr/share/ or /home/user/.steam or somewhere ...
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Viewing Beaten Games on Steam

In your personal Steam profile you can see your average game completion percentage (which, for me, sits at a pathetic 33%). However, I can't seem to find a way to see which of these games Steam ...
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Can I unlock the 'Hardware Enthusiast' Badge with a PS3 controller in MotioninJoy?

I'm having a little trouble earning the 'Hardware Enthusiast' Badge - the only requirement I have left is to launch a game through Big Picture with a controller. I have my PS3 controller connected to ...
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Can you transfer Batman Arkham City saves from PS3 to Steam?

When Batman Arkham City first came out, I bought it for PS3 and beat the game while finishing a few extra side missions. Since then, I've gotten rid of my PS3 copy and got a steam version. I still ...
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What advantages do I gain from playing a game through Steam?

As the title states, what are the advantages to having a game on your Steam account versus having the game outside of Steam (especially for MMORPG games)? Take Rift for example. Rift recently became ...
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Steam support for Rift without re-downloading?

I downloaded Rift for my PC a few months ago. But seeing that it has been released on Steam now, I want to play it with Steam Support. Can I do this without having to re-download the game?
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Can't change texture quality

I just downloaded Path of Exile via Steam. I looked forward to the video settings, and I found that the texture quality is locked to medium (meaning that I can't change it). Is there a way to change ...
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EVE Online starter pack on Steam: can I start later?

I don't really have time to play EVE right now, but in a few weeks I presume I will. If I purchase a EUR5 starter pack currently on Steam sale, will the 30 days of game time start ticking down only ...
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How do I install shared games using the Steam Family Sharing feature?

Alright, so I signed up for the Steam Family Sharing Beta. I followed the instructions to share my games on my family member's computer. I now see "BlueRaja's games" under their account. But, when ...
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What happens if you enter a Steam powered serial key by accident of a game you already owned? [duplicate]

When you have a vast collection you might get confused. What happens if you try to activate a Steam powered game with a serial of a game you already owned? Does the key get lost? How can you tell if ...
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How can I install Sims 3 via Steam on a Mac?

I had a PC laptop and had The Sims 3 installed on it through Steam. I figure that Mac and PC have different platforms, but is there any way to have the game installed on my Mac?
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The Stanley Parable Demo won't load?

I just downloaded The Stanley Parable Demo from Steam ... Everything was running fine until I clicked Start Game, after that, a loading screen came up and it took me to a black page and wouldn't ...
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Does GTA 4 retail activate with Steam?

I am thinking of buying a new copy of GTA 4. It says at the top of the box, "Games for windows Live". Does this game come with a code that activates/connects it with my steam account so I can connect ...
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Is there a limit of steam cards per day

So I have a question about how steam cards work, specifically if there is a limit outside of the random factor to the card drops. So I know you can only get half of the cards total by just playing ...
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Is it (currently) possible to share games between users on different computers?

In Steam -> Settings -> Account I now have button Manage family sharing & devices. However it seem that there only thing I can do is authorize sharing on same device. Description says ...
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How do cards work with family sharing beta - can I earn cards for games I don't own?

Under normal circumstances, you can't earn cards for demos or free-to-play games you haven't paid for, to prevent abuse. But how does this work with the new family sharing feature? If my brother ...
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How do I enable Steam at system start? [duplicate]

A little bit ago, I was stupid and deleted my Windows (7) registry key for auto starting Steam on login. I foolishly had deleted it, not disabled. Now I'd like it to auto start on login, but I have no ...
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Can multiple computers install to the same shared SteamApps folder?

I want to put my SteamApps folder on a network share so that multiple computers can use it, without wasting hundreds of gigabytes in duplicated software installations between them. Can this be done? ...