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How to get Steam to recognize existing game files from a different source?

Let's say I have a game bought on retail/other digital download and installed on my hard drive. I buy the same game (or a minor variant of it, say the GOTY edition) on Steam. It should be possible to ...
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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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How can I play Dying Light in Germany?

The game is not available for sale here, and CD keys apparently will not activate on steam from this region. Could I activate a key on the steam website using Hola Unblocker, or would the gam refuse ...
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Do non-cloud Steam save files have a regular structure?

By "structure" I mean headers and footers that all (or a significant subset of) Steam games' local save files begin and end with. A .dat file extension or folder heirarchy is not enough, as I will be ...
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Norton Security and Steam [on hold]

For the past few days steam has refused to log me in. It would either A: say there is a connection issue and make me want to "retry connection" or after i log in just freeze. I decided to check the ...
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I am getting redirected in cs servers while playing

I am playing cs1 CS 1.6 reloaded and I am getting redirected to another server even if I haven't pressed anything during a gameplay (not at start of the game). Its like, even when I am playing offline ...
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CSGO - Banned competitive or a penalty of a few months / years?

I think I'm banned in competitive csgo, I was wondering when I'm banned, they block the competitive line? or you can throw at it, only without earn points, how it works? why this happened to me only, ...
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Can you make console commands through Alienware Alpha?

If so is it still possible to do it through Steam? (Since you obviously need to use steam to play on the Alpha...)
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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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Steam library only some dlc and some not

I bought civ v complete edition which includes all dlcs and expansion for civ v. When I look in my library it only shows 2 of the dlcs and the normal coc games. I still have the features from the ...
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Any way to mass sell all my steam trading cards?

I have a large number of steam trading cards and for me they are just filling up my inventory, I have no interest in doing anything with them except selling them. Is there any way to mass sell all my ...
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Is there a way to see the wear values of guns on the Steam Community Market?

Is there a way to see the wear values of guns on the Steam Community Market? I know CSGO lounge and CSGO analyst have it, but is there a way to see the wear values of skins on the CSGO community ...
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please help.. CS GO error this game requires steam! [on hold]

I have downloaded counter strike global offensive from utorrent and installed everything and when i open the csgo.exe it says this game requirss steam! i did everything i can do i opened the ...
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How do I transfer Borderlands 2 game save files onto another account or computer?

How do I move the game save from my friend's Steam account onto my account? This is on the same computer. Also, how do I put game save files on a hard drive and move it onto a different computer? ...
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Keys are pressed many times in CS:GO

I installed CS:GO on my computer. And when I press Tab or E in game it looks like key presses many times per second instead just hold. So I can't select players in Tab-menu and defuse bomb. Any ideas ...
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Do I need Dota 2 to redeem the free item I got?

I bought a mouse that comes with the Kantusa Sword, but I don't play Dota 2. Is it possible for me to redeem the item even if I don't install Dota 2? I was hoping to sell it in the steam marketplace ...
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Transfer Entire Steam Inventory to Another Account [on hold]

I have a Dota 2 item inventory with about 780 items inside and I want to move them all to another account of mine. I know I can trade each item individually but that would take ages and I would ...
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How can I fix a loading screen crash in Grand Theft Auto IV?

I have a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam. When I start it, everything is fine: it loads and I can press "Play". However, the game crashes straight to the desktop—without any error message—about 5 ...
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Cities: Skyline fails to generate correct menu and crashes on exit

I just installed Cities Skylines on my linux mint 17 os which includes a R7 260X Radeon graphics card. The game fails to launch with an appropriate menu screen as depicted in the screen shot ...
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Get steam to realize I have games already installed

I uninstalled and re-installed steam. I didn't uninstall my games, and they still exist on my hard drive (I checked). I have an SSD and a HDD, and to save space I install programs (including steam) ...
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Are there alternate methods to activate Steam CD Keys?

Just recently (today), I bought a Humble Bundle and I do not have access to a PC with the Steam Client... Is there any alternate ways to activate the keys I've got from my bundle? Like calling APIs ...
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Recently activated a product on steam that is already installed via disk. Can I move it to steam? [duplicate]

I recently activated my 2007 physical copy of Supreme Commander on Steam that has been installed via disk since that time. It gave me access to Supreme Commander AND Forged Alliance (yay free game! ...
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Minecraft AND Turbo Dismount Crashing a LOT on Windows 8.1 Pro [closed]

When I was playing Minecraft and Turbo Dismount today my game kept on crashing for no sudden reason. I do not use mods, nor do I use any tweaks. Before my games used to work fine, but now its ...
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Playing Heroes of the Storm with Steam Overlay

When you launch Heroes of the Storm directly, it would just take you to Battle.Net. The same is the case with Diablo 3. Adding the parameter -launch to D3 circumvents Battle.Net though and you can log ...
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Why does the Steam Market keep delisting my items?

I sell Mann Co. Crates on the Steam Market, putting up 20-30 at once every now and then (I have probably 120+ on the go right now). Every now and then, Steam takes my oldest bunch of crates, removes ...
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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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My Steam gives an “Failure to start game Unknown Error” on games that are already installed and I've played it earlier in the day

Earlier today, I played Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed multiple times between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. At around 3-ish it gave me the failure to start game error. I tried all the other games and ...
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Transferring downloaded games from mac to mac

I am downloading a Game in Steam in iMac which is present in my friends place. I want to take the downloaded game to my mac. my internet is too slow so i am downloading it in my friends mac. i am ...
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How does the Steam Marketplace work?

After the Trading Card update, I noticed an option that said "sell", and discovered the Steam Market. I was wondering, how does this work? When I clicked "Sell," it took me to a page asking me for the ...
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Turn off trade email confirmation

I do a fair amount of TF2 trading on steam through sites like backpack.tf. Every time I want to send or confirm trade offers steam sends me an email which I have to click in order to confirm the ...
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Can I play Kerbal without Steam?

A recent hot question, brought my attention to this site and the Kerbal space program. It looks like I would enjoy it, and there is a free demo but when I look at the purchase link it lists a "Buy ...
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Steam Locked Me Out- Please help!

I tried to log into Steam and it was having trouble connecting. I restarted my PC, thinking it was a connection issue (I get them all the time, no big deal), but restarting it only seemed to make it ...
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“No Steam config online” error when installing Skyrim on PC

I just bought Skyrim on PC and when I try to install it I have to update Steam. When I try, a pop up says "no Steam config online". What does that mean and how do I fix it?
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Move non-steam edition saves to steam edition game?

I want to copy my profile from the non-steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth into my steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth. I found the 3 persistentgamedataX.dat files and copying them over ...
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Installing Black Mesa through Steam

A friend told me Black Mesa has been "Greenlighted" for distribution on Steam. I also read somewhere that it's free and requires the Source SDK that comes bundled with some Valve games. I'm searching ...
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Steam Community Market fees - Dota/TF2/CSGO

Reference: https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=6088-UDXM-7214 When I sell something in the Steam Community Market, there's a "Steam Fee" of 5%, but there are also "game-specific fees" ...
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Are the Steam region locks backwards compatible? Are there any workarounds?

Just recently, there has been an update to Steam's region locking, which affects gifting where games that are region locked can be activated on accounts outside the countries it is locked to, but ...
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Is it possible to play two different Steam games on the same account at the same time?

I own a lot of games on Steam, and I'm overall a big fan of the service. However, one thing about it really bothers me, and I'm wondering if anything can be done about it. Let's say I have two ...
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What does “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” do?

I realize that many times when there is an issue with a game on Steam, it can be solved with "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". But, what exactly does this do? I tried running Darksiders and it gave ...
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Can't add friends in Steam

When using a browser, I can't add any friends because it gives me the error: Error adding friend. Please try again. I have Steam open in the background. I would add them in the client but the ...
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My Steam account from Windows computer won't let me sign in on my iPad?

I have a Steam account on my Windows computer, I downloaded Steam on my iPad so I can look at my account on the go but it won't let me sign into my account, I double checked my account name and ...
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A lot of TCP and UDP errors in Boring Man

I've been playing Boring Man (a free online shooter on Steam) for a while and a ton of errors keep flooding me every time I want to join a game. Common Errors: TCP Error 4, UDP Error 5, TCP Error 5 ...
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I want to install Steam on two different locations

I would like if possible to install Steam at two different locations, physically separate on two different IP addresses (MACs) and can play games purchased. It's my house and my cottage, where I could ...
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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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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare freezes about 2 minutes into Multiplayer gameplay

I am running Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on my PC. I have updated all of my drivers, deleted and re-installed the game, and still no luck. The first week I had the game it was running great. Then ...
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Is there a way to automatically block level-zero Steam profiles?

Lately, I've been doing a lot of trading on sites like TF2Outpost and backpack.tf, and, within about a minute of bumping my trade, I receive at least 3 friend requests from level-zero private Steam ...
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How can I assign the Fn key as a keybind for Valve games?

I recently have been stuck with having to play Steam games on my Mac, and while I have not minded different keys being where I'm used to them on Windows, the real problem I have is that I can't assign ...
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Robocraft client not quitting completely after quitting game

Previously, closing the game window would fully quit the application but now it seems that the process remains active in the background, preventing me from relaunching the game (app already running). ...
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On Final Fantasy IV for Steam, how can I get all the augments in the minimum amount of playthroughs?

I'm playing Final Fantasy IV (for the bazillionth time) and want to try using all the augments but found out I need to play through multiple times. How many times must I play through the game to get ...
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How can I get my Steam account to show youtube videos that are added?

I am having a problem in my steam account regarding adding video from a Youtube account in my steam. Previously I have added couple of videos from a youtube account to my steam without any trouble, ...