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Steam backup restoration stops after disk 1

As the title states it, the restoration process (The Witcher) stops at disk 1 and doesn't ask for disk 2 or 3. Only 4.7 GB is restored and I have to download the rest (~6 GB). How can I make it work ...
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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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Witcher 2 won't start

When I try launch Witcher 2, it gives me an error that says "Failed to start game (missing executable). I've tried verifying the game cache.
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Can I activate the Trackmania 2 Steam Key on Maniaplanet?

Is it possible to activate the Key on Maniaplanet if I bought Trackmania 2 on Steam?
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Can I get multiple booster packs from one game?

Is it possible to get multiple booster packs from the same game? I've just got one that I sold on the market and now I can't even find the game listed in the badges page on my profile.
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Non Steam game on another computer

I have added a non Steam game to Steam on one of my computers. Is there any way that I can download it to another computer?
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How do I safely uninstall mods added to borderlands 2?

A while ago, I added this mod to Borderlands 2. At that time, my Borderlands did not include any DLCs or other mods of any kind. However, a week later, I bought the following DLCs: "Krieg The Psycho", ...
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How can I use the Steam app to download a game I already own?

On the few occasions where I have bought a game on Steam from my mobile phone, the app gave me the option to start downloading and installing the game on my desktop. What I don't see, however, is any ...
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How can I get my Logitech Dual Action gamepad to work with DuckTales Remastered?

My Logitech Dual Action gamepad is detected by Steam and the Logitech setup utility, but it does not work at all with DuckTales Remastered. Others are having the same issues with the same gamepad as ...
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Is there a way to manually update a game?

As this answer describes, there is a way to disable automatic updates for a game. If I choose to disable automatic updates, how do I check for updates for the game in Steam?
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How to get Steam to recognize existing game files for Arma

okay so I installed Arma Combined operations off the anniversary disc. now i want a new CD key to play DayZ as that one is my brothers so i purchased Arma 2 and Arma 2 operation arrowhead on steam. ...
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Can I sort my Steam games by installed size?

Apparently my puny hard drive can't handle the awesomeness of Payday 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Fallout: New Vegas all being installed on my hard disk at the same time. I spent all my money buying ...
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How is Multiplayer and achievement tracking done with Steam and Origin?

I bought a bundle (the HumbleBundle), and it provided me with codes for the game on both Steam and Origin. I activated all the codes successfully on both clients, but I was wondering: If I play a ...
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Not getting pass code email from Steam support [closed]

I reinstalled Windows and can't get into my Steam account to turn off Steam Guard because I no longer have access to my e-mail. What should I do?
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How do you become eligible for Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 booster packs? [duplicate]

I know that booster packs are given out to users who have got all possible card drops from a certain game, as stated in the Steam Trading Card FAQ. However, with Free-to-Play games such as Team ...
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Can I get steam achievements when playing only vs. AI opponents?

I've played a couple of games of DEFCON vs. AI opponents and I'm pretty sure to have met some achievements goals. Strangely those achievements haven't been unlocked. Are achievements allowed in vs. AI ...
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Do I lose out on anything buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Community Market?

Will I get the same perks from buying the International 2013 Interactive Compendium from the Steam Community Market as I would buying it new?
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Is there a way to stop Steam from going offline without me explicitly telling it to do so?

I have Steam set to launch on demand (i.e., not start on startup). Sometimes, after I launch a game like Torchlight 2, which also launches Steam, it somehow fails to connect and dumps itself into ...
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Is there any way to make Steam overlay work on flash/AIR-based games?

If my memory serves me right, I can play Anodyne and a bunch of other flash/AIR-based games on Windows with an overlay. Now, I'm on OS X and I can't seem to pinpoint any valid solutions. Is there a ...
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What happens if you install a Steam game to a removable drive?

What happens if you install a game to an external drive and then remove it? Does the game just not work if you try to start it? Does it get "uninstalled" according to Steam? Does Steam have serious ...
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What is the highest possible profile level?

What is the highest Steam profile level? I've seen people with levels like 142 and they still have a next level indicator on their profile. Is there an end to this?
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How can I force my computer to use my AMD GPU instead of the integrated Intel Card?

I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 and I'm trying to get the dicrete GPU selected. But even though I got the High Performance option selected on Catalyst Control Center, I ...
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Transfering already installed steam games onto another drive [duplicate]

Ok so I've seen the other questions about installing games onto another drive(SSD) and I've already done that properly for any new game that I have been getting. However I want to know if there is a ...
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How can I access item details?

Take a look at these: http://steamcommunity.com/economy/item/440/2/1844108053/ http://steamcommunity.com/economy/itemhover/440/2/1844108053/?l=english&o_url=onehitkiller The first one's just ...
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Why is my account not Premium after adding funds to my Steam Wallet?

I have added funds to my Steam account and used it to buy a game (but I have not added it to my library). I also believe I have been on Steam for about 30 days, as I have been playing since the 1st ...
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Games on SSD with Steam [duplicate]

As I want to save as much space on my main SSD for games, to optimize performance for none Steam games. I would love to have these games on another drive. Is it possible to install Steam games on my ...
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Steam account security: list of allowed computers on SteamGuard

When I login on the Steam website on a new computer, it uses Steamguard to send a code to my email and asks me to copy that code on a dialog on the website. It also asks me to set a nickname to the ...
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What is “Hitman: Sniper Challenge”?

I recently bought Hitman: Absolution on Steam and noticed that I got 2 new games: Hitman: Absolution and also some other game called "Hitman: Sniper Challenge". What is this "Hitman: Sniper ...
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Where do I put mods for Garry's Mod?

I want to install the DarkRP addon for Garry's Mod but I can't find my Profile folder in the steamapps folder. Where should I be looking?
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How to boost up my Steam download speed?

Well, there's a huge difference of speed I get while downloading from the Internet and downloading from Steam. I get like ups and downs speed, which actually most of the time is stuck at 0 bytes/ ...
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Can I get Steam Trading Cards from game demos?

When you play games on Steam you can get Trading Cards in the games that have this option. Can we obtain the same trading cards from just playing the game demos of games that would have trading ...
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I only see 29 achievements for Bleed, but Steam says there's 32?

As I said, I can only count 29 achievements here, but Steam is telling me there's 32 of them. Am I missing something here, or is Steam just making a mistake? Are there hidden achievements or ...
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Darksiders continuously scrolls when I start the game

Everytime I start up Darksiders (the first one, on Steam) and get to the main menu, the "select option" thing continuously scrolls up even though I'm not pressing any buttons on either my keyboard, ...
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Steam with NFS Hot Pursuit: “Failed to contact key server” despite previous success while in offline mode

I've purchased NFS Hot Pursuit from Steam, and I was supplied a CD key and could run the game after downloading it. I was then able to run the game with Steam in offline mode, but at one point (after ...
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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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Where can I obtain the Amtrak P42DC Genesis from Train simulator 2013?

I currently have the RailSimulator "Train Simulator 2013". I'm browsing through the Steam Store and finding player mods mentioning Amtrak P42DC Genesis. However I cannot find this on the Steam Store ...
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What is the easiest way to level up my profile?

While there's tons of badges out there, collecting cards and cards takes a lot of time, and only results in a 100 xp badge, is there anything other than just crafting badges that would help increase ...
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Bought two games from Steam while abroad

I live in Ireland but currently in Hong Kong. I bought Farcry 3 and Dishonored today on Steam and I'm wondering if it will work when I'm back in Ireland? When I was purchasing both games I just ...
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What are the names of the Summer Getaway Badge levels on Steam?

After crafting the Summer Getaway Badge I noticed that it had multiple levels. What are the names of the various levels?
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What is meant by “Broadband Internet Connection Required” on various steam system requirements?

I'm very wary about supporting developers/publishers who use always on drm, so I do my best to research what drm is in the steam games I want to buy. When looking at the system requirements, some ...
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Can I decline to install updates for Steam games?

Is it possible to be selective about updates to Steam games? If a recent update introduces crashes, performance degradation or other problems, can I go back?
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How do I play Monaco with friends?

I see no obvious way to play Monaco with friends, but surely that must be an available option in a coop game that uses Steamworks?
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Can I get Steam to stop annoying me with notifications that I've earned a nickel?

Steam has trading cards. Great. Now I have a bunch of nigh-worthless digital bits to get rid of. Fortunately, the Market provides an easy way to do that! I can recoup pennies on the dollar from the ...
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Are card drops equally likely?

Are all card drops equally likely? The number of the market seem a little too much off, what with there being six thousand more Football Manager cards for sale than anything else.
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What are the rewards for each Steam Level? [duplicate]

As many of you know, Steam now offers a profile level system. Upon leveling up, you seem to receive rewards (eg ability to receive cards from voting on Community Choice, more friends). As far as we ...
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Are any of the Steam achievements for Psychonauts missable?

I've never played Psychonauts before, so I don't know how the game is structured (permanent linear progression or revistable chapters, for example). I'm playing the Steam version and I'd like to know ...
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Can you see if a game has trading card support on its 'Library Page'?

Right now on the Featured Items page of the store if a game has Card support it has a sash over the top left corner that says 'Cards'. On your profile, the badges section is a list of all your games ...
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Can I remove emoticon button from Steam friends chat?

I'd like to remove the ugly smiley face button from my friend chat interface that I have no intention to use, and which is eating some of the input box space. Is there any way to do that?
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Why can't I craft a badge when I have 5 different cards?

I have 5 different cards for The Binding Of Isaac, but I can't find anywhere to craft a badge. Do I need the exact 5 cards shown in the badges page within steam (as below)? I thought those were ...
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Steam Error: Can't connect to Steam Network on Windows 7

My friend and I are trying to solve an issue we're having with Steam. My friend cannot connect to any Steamworks servers (such as Garry's mod/TF2 servers). We have tried: Deleting ...