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Is it possible to view another user's purchases on Steam?

If so, how do I view another user's purchases on Steam?
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How do I enable gore in games I bought on steam from Germany

Now please don't tell me that violent video games are illegal in Germany, they are not. :) I have a perfectly good and gory version of Half-Life one but I can't find the disk anymore. I bought stuff ...
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What happened to Steam's second hand game market idea?

What happened to Steam's idea to allow users to resell their copies of games? It was a hot topic few years ago, but I have not heard anything since.
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How can I find my steam ID?

How can I find my steam ID? I haven't bought any games; I am playing a free one. Is the ID only created if I buy a game?
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Can I run PC steam games on a Mac?

I recently downloaded 'Blood Bowl' on Steam to my Mac, not realizing that it was not Mac-compatible. Is there any software or any way that will allow me to play it, as obviously I've already paid for ...
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Can I see who gifted me a game after I accepted the gift?

I would like to send a thank you gift to the several people who were kind enough to gift me Steam games throughout the last year. Is it possible to see who gifted you a particular game? If so, how?
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What is the difference between borderlands and borderlands GOTY edition?

I want to buy a Borderlands game but what is the difference between the normal and GOTY editions? I see the normal price for just the game is $20 and the GOTY edition is $30.
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Is there a fix for the endless “Scanning for Steam games updates.”?

On trying to fire up any game in Steam, or Activate a Product on Steam, a popup will display stating "Scanning for Steam games updates.", and just sit there. It never does anything, and only offers a ...
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How does one get in the Steam mobile app beta? [closed]

Steam recently released a mobile app. What is confusing is it doesn't say anything about beta, but when you try out the app it says "Account not part of the beta."
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Does Steam work through Tor or a VPN?

I talked to Steam Support about Steam Offline. I have been told: You can set up your Steam account to run in offline mode prior to connecting to your school's network […] you must allow ...
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Can I use Fallout 3 savegames in Fallout 3 GOTY?

I have played the boxed version of Fallout 3 without expansions at the beginning of 2009. Now I have bought the GOTY on Steam and I would like to known if it is possible import my old savegames.
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Why does the DotA2 Treasure Key sell for more than $2.50 on the Community Market?

The DotA2 Treasure Key costs $2.49 / £1.49 (~$2.48) / 1.79€ (~$2.45) at "retail". However, most of the listings on the first few pages of the Steam Community Market entry are around $2.60. It's not ...
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Why can't I take screenshots in my Steam games?

I installed Steam through Winetricks on Ubuntu, and I can't take any screenshots. I can't get the Steam overlay to come up either. I've checked that the overlay is enabled in multiple places. ...
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How do I get the “Get Lost” achievement in Solar 2?

I've tried running around randomly as an asteroid and a planet, and I've also just tried going on and on and on for miles across the universe, but I haven't been able to unlock the "Get Lost" ...
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Do I collect steam trading cards in HL2: Episode 2 or only in the base HL2?

I played HL2: Episode 2 for about an hour but no steam trading card dropped. Do I have to play the base HL2 to get cards or are they also dropping in Episode 2?
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Can two accounts play a game only bought on one account, on the same computer?

I play Garry's Mod a lot and I am over at a friends house who also enjoys games. I downloaded steam for her and I noticed that Garry's Mod is downloaded onto my hard drive. I legally own the game, ...
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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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Bioshock on Steam Hangs on Startup

When i start Bioshock from steam, it hangs on the splash screen. I have Windows 7 x64,and have installed all the latest drivers. HW details: i5 750, Asus P7P55D MB, ATI HD5770
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How to get the Steam Workshop to work with “Civilization V” for a Mac?

I currently own Civilization V, (not the Gods & Kings expansion,) and have the latest version of it and have subscribed to several items on the Steam Workshop, but when I start-up the game, none ...
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What are the chances of crafting a Rare or Uncommon background?

I've noticed that in the Steam Market, there's a variety of Steam Trading Card Wallpapers on sale, but some wallpapers have the prefix Uncommon, or even Rare. What's the "craft" rate of getting ...
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Where are the categories in my Steam library saved? Can I recover them if Steam forgets them?

I have enough games in my Steam library that I prefer to organize them into seven or eight categories. This is especially handy for things like those bundled Mac versions of Civ (no Macs in the ...
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Will using the unofficial official combat mod disable achievements?

So the new unofficial official Combat Mod from CD PROJEKT RED just came out and I wonder if you will still be able to gain achievements on Steam when you are using this mod to play the game?
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What games save to the Steam Cloud?

Which games (except Torchlight) store the current state of the game to the Steam cloud? What is the Steam Cloud? Steam is Valve's online game purchasing and digital delivery service/platform. Steam ...
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Do I have to pay again for a game I bought on a different PC with the same Steam account?

I recently bought a new laptop for gaming. I logged into Steam without difficulty, except when I logged into the account where I had bought my games on. My Friends list was empty, and I had no games. ...
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Can I influence my Steam region?

There's an Unreal pack available on Steam – but not in my region (Germany) probably due to Germany's laws against graphical violence for minors. I had the idea to ask a friend in the USA to register ...
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How do I open a Mann-Co Supply Crate?

I just received a Mann-Co Supply Crate from the TF2 random drop system -- but it says it's locked. I see that a key is available for purchase in the TF2 Store (for $2.50), but I have no interest in ...
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Is it possible to disable Steam Guard?

Whenever I log into the Steam website or into the Steam client on my work computer (or other computer that I do not normally use), Steam Guard prompts me to check my email for a code before I am able ...
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How to move Steam games on OS change (32-bit to 64-bit)

I have found many questions regarding this on this Q&A Board. However, I am not only moving my games from Vista to 7, but also from 32-bit to 64-bit. I once had some trouble doing so using a ...
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Do you lose the respective trading cards when uninstalling a steam game?

These days I want to uninstall some games to get more space for the new ones. I have earned some trading cards playing those games I want to uninstall, but I don't know if uninstalling will make me ...
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Will Diablo 3 use Steam?

I'd like to use Steam to play Diablo III and track achievements. WIll it use Steam, and will it be available for download through Steam?
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How to use multiple Steam accounts without re-entering passwords?

I'd like to switch between two Steam accounts (from the same windows user account) without having to re-enter their passwords. So basically I am trying to write a batchfile which takes care of the ...
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How do I make sure a GPU will support most games?

I put together a computer last year for, among other things, playing The Force Unleashed. (OK, that and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis). Anyway, IJATFOA worked just fine, but TFU always froze ...
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How do I get Skyrim to redownload Dawnguard and the other DLC if I accidentally deleted it from the data files menu?

I've tried restarting many times and going on "View Downloadable Content" but I don't see an option to tell Skyrim to download it again.
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What's the purpose of Steam Badges?

Are they just the usual achievement-ish stuff or do they server some deeper purpose?
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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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What does scrap banking mean?

I hear it all the time. They're looking for scrap? Crafting scrap? Trading scrap?
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Can I download Steam games on one computer (mac), then install them on another (Windows)?

My gaming PC (which runs on Windows) has very limited bandwith: I can connect to the internet, but cannot download a game. However I do have a macbook with access to a network with unlimited bandwith. ...
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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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Can I buy DLC for a game I don't have installed?

Lets say I got a game in my Steam library but I don't have it installed. Can I still buy DLC for it, though? For example, I have Empire: Total War, but I don't have it installed. Now, I'd like to ...
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How do I remove a game off steam that doesn't give the the option when I right click

The game "No more room in hell" will not show the option to remove when I right click on it. I installed the game through Desura quite some time ago and it put it in my steam library but now I want it ...
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How can I check if Steam is up?

I opened Steam, attempting to login... and it just sits there for minutes then finally gives me "Could not connect to Steam network". I know I have full internet connectivity. It really seems like ...
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Can I contact a Steam user without befriending them?

I've recently received a Steam friend request from someone I think I know, but I am not absolutely sure. Sadly, he has no useful information in his profile page. Is there any way I can get in touch ...
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“Vietnam” from Steam with retail base game?

Steam had EA Week, they had all of Battlefield stuff on sale, including "Vietnam" expansion pack for Bad Company 2 at 50% off. Is it possible to use Steam version of that expansion pack with retail ...
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What will happen to my digital games after I die? [closed]

After recently reading this, I wonder if the games I downloaded and currently own on Steam can be passed on to my son. Will Steam allow transfer of ownership of my account? If it is written in my last ...
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Extraordinarily long names in Modern Warfare?

Every now and then I run into people with names that extend off the screen in Modern Warfare 2. How can I get a name like that? Steam seems to limit the number of characters I can have when I try.
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Super Meat Boy no-death achievements

I have Super Meat Boy for Steam and there are the no-death achievements, like Wood Boy, that expect you to complete a world without dying. What exactly do I have to do to get one of these ...
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Steam repeatedly pauses downloads

The problem: when I am downloading anything with Steam, no matter where I am or what I am connected to, it pauses the download after a few seconds. Behavior: Select item to download Navigate to ...
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Hide my updates from friend's Steam Activity pages?

Back in August 2012, Valve rolled out some community updates, including the "Friend Activity" page, which amongst other things can list which achievements your friends have acquired, which games ...
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What do I do with Kingdom of Amalur's Steam Key?

I have the Steam version of Kingdom of Amalur, and when I opened up the game for the first time, Steam gave me a game key and told me that I'd need to enter it -- except it didn't tell me where, or ...
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Logged into Steam to find that all of my games on the D: drive weren't installed; games are still in the folder

Why do my previously installed games appear as no longer installed? When I try to launch them, they pop up with the installation dialogue.