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How to make two persons play at the same time?

My brother owns Skyrim on steam. We use Steam Family Share, but we were wondering how both of us could play it at the same time?
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Can I install games from Steam while my computer is off?

I know this sounds kind of nooby, but I got my computer a day ago and tried installing CS:GO from Steam, but my internet speed is very slow. I just wanted to know if I could install it while my ...
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Can you still earn cards from the Monster Summer Sale?

When the Steam Winter Sale ended a section appeared on my badges page for the Monster Summer Sale, it wasn't there before the winter sale and I can't click into it to see the details for it like my ...
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Is there any incentive to ordering my Steam Link and Steam Controller through the Steam Store?

I have neither seen or used either of these new toys. However, just the possibility of playing Civ while sprawled on the couch is an enticing $100 experiment. My quandary is that these pieces of ...
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Where can I find my product key for Black Ops 3?

So I bought a Call of Duty Black Ops 3 game for PC at EB Games. When I put it in the disc drive and opened the link, it opened Steam and asked for a product code. Only problem is that I don't know ...
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Enable “Play” button for Undertale on Linux Steam

I have downloaded the game "Undertale" on the Linux Steam client using this method. However, Steam recognizes that the game does not run natively on Linux and will not allow me to start "Undertale" ...
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Is there a legal way to obtain games not available in certain Steam regions?

I'm currently living in Japan. These are the games that I want to buy but for some reason (publisher's discretion?) is not available: Valkyria Chronicles Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series Is ...
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Can I still purchase after cart expired in Steam?

I have received this email from Steam support. There was an error with a recent Steam purchase. We've saved your cart (including discounts) for 72 hours so you can attempt your purchase again....
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How can I view steam purchase history when you don't have money in your account?

I'd like to view mine but I currently don't have any money on my account.
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Why do other racers show up in a GTA:5 solo session?

My SO has been playing GTA:5 on Steam in a solo session to learn how to play the game. Occasionally, when entering a race point other names show up in the race queue. We searched the web and there ...
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If someone's blocked me, will I be able to search for them on Steam?

Will I still be able to see the person in the "find people" search, or will they just not show up? I'd like to know so I can put certain suspicions to rest.
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Copy a Steam game to a USB flash drive [duplicate]

I have an 8GB USB drive which is completely empty and I would like to copy Retro City Rampage: DX to it. Is there a way I can copy to the USB so I can play it on another PC without Steam being ...
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Steam - The Latest version of Microsoft DirectX(r) is required to play [game here]

If I try to launch any game from steam, it gives this error: Steam - latest DirectX required The latest version of MicrosoftX(r) is required to play [game] Microsoft DirectX(r) download site ...
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Team Fortress 2 wont start after installing custom GUI and content?

I have recently experienced some problems with starting Team Fortress 2. Yesterday I installed a few sprites, skins, adn GUI's, but ever since I did that the game says Failed to Start Game (...
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Steam gifting a region locked game can it be added to library [duplicate]

I live in India and gifted my friend, who lives in USA, Witcher 3 During the purchase steam gives the notice (which I did not see) Gift purchases for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can only be added ...
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Unable to launch Edna & Harvey: The Breakout on Mac OS X via Steam - Wineskin

I'm new here and I got no clue about PC/Mac/Games/how to ask questions in here in general so I need some help. (I've already looked through previous questions but nothing could help me...) I wanted ...
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How do I get the hidden badge on Steam for the SteamSale ARG?

There seems to be a hidden badge on Steam which hints towards an ARG. How do I get this badge?
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How to remove all items from Steam store cart?

Is there a way to empty the whole steam cart at once? I can only find a Remove link under the items. I am not really keen to have to remove all 247 DLC for train simulator one by one ...
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Will sending my friend a game as a gift remove it from my Library?

So I bought Terraria from steam, and I want to send a copy to my friend for his birthday as a gift. Will doing this delete Terraria from my computer or just buy a whole new version of it for him?
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Will steam download games when computer is sleeping?

I have steam running in the background when computer is not sleeping but I was wondering if Steam will download games when my computer is locked/sleeping.
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Steam Controller and Non-Steam GTA V

I have a non-Steam version of GTA V (PC), and I cannot get the Steam controller to work in GTA V. I can't get the Steam overlay to work in GTA V, either. I've Google'd this for hours, and there are ...
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Are games on Steam already up to date after the initial download?

I am busy downloading Witcher 3 now, and will probably be done in about a day and a half's time (slow connection here...). I would just like to know: Will I still need to download the updates after ...
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Is there an issue with the Steam Store right now? [closed]

I'm currently in the Steam Store and it seems like the language keeps changing, and/or I keep being logged in/out and/or it keeps thinking that I'm another account. Is anybody else experiencing the ...
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Can't add or delete friend in Steam

I'm trying to add a friend in Steam but it doesn't allow me because my friend slots are full. I am trying to delete one of my friends to open a slot but it doesn't work. It gives an error saying that ...
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Buying Skyrim Legendary Edition while already having Skyrim

Hello guys I want to buy Skyrim Legendary Edition because it will be cheaper than buying all the DLCs. But I already have Skyrim. What would happen if I buy Legendary Edition that including Skyrim. ...
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Does the Steam Wallet Code from Paypal Gifts work in other countries?

eg. If I bought the steam wallet code in the UK, would I be able to activate it while on holiday in Hong Kong?
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Will the 3 day Stream trade waiting period happen for every trade?

My question is if I don't use the Steam mobile authentication from the Steam app will I have to wait 3 days each trade I make or will this happen only a set amount of times? (Would much prefer they ...
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How many controllers does OS X support?

Dear fellow Steam on OS X players, I wonder how many controllers can be connected either per USB or paired via Bluetooth to OS X? I have just one PS4 dualshock which works perfectly with my Macbook ...
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Steam error when adding friends

I've got few problems in Steam, where I can't add friends. I'm trying to add my first Steam friend but it comes up with one of these messages: "Could not invite %s. Their friends list is full." ...
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Steam Community Market - Wait Time Keeps Changing

I have steam cards that I want to sell, but I have to wait for the restriction to be lifted. BUT the problem with this is that the day the restriction gets lifted changes and becomes an even longer ...
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Dark Souls - change xbox sticks to always run instead of walk to running?

When you slightly move the stick your character walks, when you move the stick all the way your character runs. Is there a way so that it always runs? My controller is dodgy in that moving the stick ...
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What happens when I recieve the same game as a gift twice?

A friend of mine has 2 spare copies of portal 2, and I which to give one to another friend and keep one for myself. When I receive the second copy, does it get added into my inventory?
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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 ...