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Steam Client Is Broken

Okay, this happened completely all of a sudden. This morning, I was getting the "-130" error message even more than normal. That's the one that says Unknown Error, could not connect to the page ...
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Steam Gift Trades - What are the risks

I got an offer from a stranger to trade a cs:go skin (an item in a game) for a game (CoD:AW). What are the risks with this trade? Can he request his game back? Could this game be unavailable in my ...
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How do I unpack or pack large quantities of gems at once?

I just bought a large quantity of gem packs from the Market. How can I unpack them with minimal effort? I have a large quantity of gems to turn into gem packs. How can I pack them with minimal ...
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Half-Life on Steam plays audio from CD while loading

Half-life (steam version) starts playing audio CD in my CD-ROM when game is loading and mostly stops it after game is loaded, but sometimes it plays forever. Is there a setting to prevent it playing ...
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What determines how many gems a game's backgrounds, emotions, and cards will give?

Backgrounds and emoticons for a particular game on Steam are all worth the same number of gems, as are its cards. What determines how many gems a game's community items and cards are worth?
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Can I see how many gems I bid when I won an auction?

I won an auction in the Steam Holiday Auction yesterday. I want to compare how much I bid with the current bid for the same item. Is there some place I can see how many gems I paid?
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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 do I get messages from [Unassigned] and how do I remove them from my notifications?

I get these empty messages from a person called [unassigned] with no steam profile and I can't seem to remove the notification from steam. Is there any way to delete these?
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Are Dark Soul's Steam servers VAC secured?

Now that Steam has liberated us from the icy clutches of GFWL, does anybody know if the new servers are VAC secured or not? Being able to try out different builds and theorycrafting was a pretty big ...
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Is DSCfix still needed/useful for multiplayer now that the game uses steamworks?

The Steam version of Dark Souls has finally been upgraded to use steamworks. Praise The Sun! What kind of mods are required to get multiplayer to work? So far, I only have DSfix installed and working ...
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Workarounds for playing a game installed from a retail disk without an internet connection to download updates?

I just bought Borderlands 2 on the retail disk strictly so I wouldn't need to download anything off the internet, because I don't have a good internet plan. Turns out, after buying it, when I put the ...
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Remove 'Steam is currently set to be in Offline Mode' dialog

Is there a way to remove or automatically skip the following dialog, which I get because I have steam set to start in offline mode: Steam is currently set to be in Offline Mode. Many features, ...
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Is there any way to hide your Steam status from others?

Is there any way to prevent others from seeing your Steam status without removing them as a friend? For example: If I want to play Borderlands 2 without letting some friends know, is there any way to ...
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Having trouble adding a friend

I don't know why, but I can't seem to add someone as a friend. Whenever I click add as friend, it says "Friend invite sent". What doesn't show up is an "invitations sent" listing on my friends list. ...
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Is the “GTA: ELC” entry in my Steam library spam?

Ever since buying a GTA collection on Steam there's an entry in the library called "Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City". I finally tried it today, only to get some [bleep]ing [bleep] about ...
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How are the Gem values worked out?

In the Steam Auction, every Steam item (card, booster pack, background and emoticon) has a gem value, which is awarded when the item is "recycled" (user clicks the Turn into Gems... button). How is ...
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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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Who are the Steam Mascots?

So with the Steam Summer Sale in full swing, I've finally taken notice of the Steam Mascots. Judging by the latest background, the black one, at least, has a name: Cyl. Do the other two have names ...
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What are steam gems?

So after reading THIS post on arqade i wondered what steam gems were. I've never heard of steam gems before. What are the uses of steam gems? Are they some kind of currency? What do steam gems do? ...
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How do you install the Season Pass for Trials: Fusion on Steam?

I've right clicked on the game in steam, but I didn't see an install option, nor did I see it in the DLC section. The game told me I had to purchase it when I went to addition content, but Steam told ...
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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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Are steam gems / recycling permanent new feature? [on hold]

I am wondering whether steam gems/recycling and booster crafting are permanent addition to steam? I know that gems will continue to be useful for booster crafting after auction, but will they work ...
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Access code for steam [on hold]

I just got a new computer but forgot the access code so I can log in on this computer. Is there any way i can change it or log in? https://support.steampowered.com/index.php
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Most powerful class build in dark souls 1 & 2? What is the best? [on hold]

I am curious to see what you guys think is the most powerful and what your favorite class builds are. Why are they the best? What makes them special? Tell me why you love this class build. Indulge ...
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Can I install Steam on a machine running XBMCbuntu?

I have a living room computer running XBMCbuntu, which is essentially a streamlined version of Ubuntu geared towards running XBMC (and so it boots directly into XBMC). The machine it's installed on ...
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How to enable Steam overlay while playing Dungeons of Dredmor?

For some reasons I cannot access to Steam overlay and other Steam features (F12->screenshot) while playing Dungeons of Dredmor. Do you know how to fix it? Just to be precise the in-game option in the ...
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TF2: how to stop bots from attacking me

how do I stop bots from attacking? I accidentally typed in nav_generate so I don't know if this affected anything but if yes, how do I reverse it?
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How do I turn all my cards into gems at once?

In order to bid on stuff I need to turn my cards and items into gems, instead of doing it one at a time, is there a way I can turn them all into gems at the same time?
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Where can I see which games are up for auction?

According to the steam holiday auction page, there are 100 copies each of almost 2000 games up for auction. However, I only see 14 games listed on that page. Where can I see all the others?
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What is Steam? DRM?

What exactly is Steam? Isn't it DRM? What can I do with it?
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How can I force Steam to install Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from disk, NOT from web?

I purchased Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a retail disk, and when I install it from disk, Steam is attempting to download the complete game from the internet. I've 512 kbits/s (64 kBps) network, ...
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How do I activate a Steam key?

I bought the Skyrim Legendary edition and it came with a steam code. Where do I enter this Steam code?
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How long does it take for the Steam activation key to activate?

I bought Grand Theft Auto Vice City for my Mac and it gave me an activation key to activate before the game can begin installation. I did this about an hour ago and I wanted to know approximately how ...
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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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Can I buy TF2 items with my credit card?

Well this morning, I was going to buy a mann.co supply crate key. Which costs £1.49. But when I try to buy it, it only lets me pay with steam wallet. I mean I could add some money to it, but the ...
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Can I use a controller on TF2 if I don't have a working xbox?

I was just wondering because i would rather play it on a controller.
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Team Fortress 2 Dedicated Server Replays

I am running a dedicated server for Team Fortress 2 and I have SourceMod installed. I would like to include replay support, which is presently almost functional. By almost functional I mean that it ...
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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 can I install steam games to a USB drive on Linux?

I saw some very similar questions but for windows and I am using unity and have no space to install a game so I need to use a USB drive but have no idea how to unlock the /media file to read/write so ...
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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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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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How can I copy Team Fortress 2 from Steam to another computer?

I've just downloaded Team Fortress 2 from Steam on another PC and I would really like to copy it on my home PC. So, I copied the "steamapps" folder and compressed it with 7zip, it went from 12 GB to ...
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First Time Setup runs every time I click Play

Whenever I run Dota 2, Steam shows me this UAC dialog: If I click No, the game launches. If I click Yes, I see the following and then the game launches. It's just an annoyance, but how can I ...
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Buying games from Steam in foreign store?

I have noticed recently that Steam has different stores for different countries. These stores generally have different prices for certain games. Is there anything wrong with me logging into the US ...
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Steam Family sharing - Overlapping shared libraries

Let's say I have two friends (A and B) who shared their libraries with me. Let's also say they both own a copy of the game I want to play, and that I don't own it myself. Now logic would say that if ...
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Why can't I activate Steam Community ingame?

I apprehend that Dragon Age: Inquisition won't come to Steam as it will be restricted to Origin. But I would like to use Steam Community (SHIFT+TAB) ingame to chat with friends and take screenshots - ...
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Half life is censored after buying german Counter-Strike

I had a nice, american version of Half-Life, given to me through Steam. However, now that I installed the Counter-Strike 1 Anthology (EDIT: In Germany), I have a censored Half-Life, with robots ...
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Steam can't connect to the internet, first time installed

I installed Steam on my laptop but it keeps saying that I need to connect to the internet. I've checked a bunch of sites but they all mention that you have to delete files, folders, etc. after ...
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Steam won't allow Black Ops 2 to be downloaded/installed to a separate drive

I just bought Black Ops II on Steam, but I'm having trouble at this point. I saw a similar post on this website about Modern Warfare 3 (I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install ...
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Can my friend play Dawnguard if I'm sharing my Steam library with him?

Let's say my Steam Library is shared with person B. If I own Skyrim, and he plays it, and then I buy Dawnguard, can he play Dawnguard as well? Or will he have to buy his own copy?