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Does Adding To Steam Auto-Update

If I add a non-steam game to my steam library although it is not updated will adding it to steam automatically update it for me?
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Copy steam games to other PCs

Some time ago it was very easy to copy steam game files. start the download, close steam and copy the files to steam/steamapps/common/. But now this folder wont appear until the download has finished....
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How to see steam Username by UserID?

Hey guys i just created new account on steam yesterday for my brother with same email with me. Right now i really forget the account username but i know the userID because i took screenshot in game ...
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Steam Workshop/Game Safety

Alright, so this is my first post so I apologize for any errors. I'm not sure if I should post this here, or on the security thread. Basically, I'm wondering how safe the steam workshop actually is. ...
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How to get Steam games that I haven't bought to show up on my library?

Crazy question, I know. And no, this is not "how 2 get steam gaems for free", I fully expect them to show up with a "Buy Now" button (or something of the sorts) instead of the usual "Play" one. Simply ...
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Starting Steam in Offline Mode doesn't work [duplicate]

I'm currently at a university with a firewall that blocks certain connections, and Steam appears to be in that list. When Steam starts, it gives a connection error, along with the option to start in ...
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How to upload a mod to Steam Workshop

I have been developing a mod for Prison Architect recently, and now I believe it should be added the the Steam Workshop. I've looked around, and this post says to . . . put it in your PA mod ...
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TF2- Use of v_model

For the past couple of years I have been playing TF2. After the LaW update there was a change in the player models and animations. In this question, I am referring specifically to the soldier model. ...
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Fallout 4 missing executable

I just installed Fallout 4 via Steam and Fallout.exe is missing from Steam/steamapps/common/Fallout 4. I'm able to start the game from Steam and it opens the launcher. When I click Play, though, the ...
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How can I turn off all the Steam Inventory/Trading Cards/Community stuff?

Steam has a 'trading card'-social-media thing. I don't really get it, and I have zero interest in it. As far as I can tell, it basically serves to clutter up the Steam interface, and constantly ...
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Tremor Games won't let me log in [closed]

I use a site called Tremor Games where I can earn points to get free Steam items, games, trading cards, etc. The problem is I can't login anymore because the site thinks I'm using a proxy, but I swear ...
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Why does my controller stop working in GTA V after opening Steam overlay?

I have GTA V for PC, bought through Steam. I play with an Xbox 360 controller. When I'm playing the game, if at any point I or the game opens a Steam overlay (be it the text input or the regular ...
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Steam didn't change language. After a reinstall, it doesn't even open

I use Steam in English, but I first installed it in Spanish. Yesterday, it randomly changed back to Spanish and wouldn't change to any other language, even after restarting. Today, I decided to ...
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how do I transfer game data through a usb stick to a new pc on steam

So you know how steam lets you transfer game saves to a usb sticks about 5 months ago my pc hardrive got messed up so it had to be replaced and before that happened I had saved data from deus ex on my ...
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If I earn trading cards on steam when level 10 do I have to craft badges for xp or just get the cards?

So I'm just wondering since I'm level 10 on steam and got 3 trading cards and haven't gotten any XP from it. Do I have to craft a badge? Before I was level 10 cards gave me XP, why don't they give ...
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Where does PAYDAY 2 store the music files?

Where, in the PAYDAY 2 bundles is the music? I understand it is probably in the bundles but that won't be a problem because I've already extracted everything using the bundle modder tool. Also, I am ...
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Not getting achievements In Civilization 5 is there a difference between silver and bronze achievements?

I just finished a game as Attila. I won a militaristic victory on level Prince(4), small map, standard game. I did not get my steam achievement for this victory, Scourge of Everyone. Then I noticed ...
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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? Let's say I want to play Borderlands 2 without letting some friends know. Is there any way to hide ...
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How to install don bradman cricket 14 pc with steam upadates?

At the time of installation of Don Bradman Cricket 2014 PC, its start to take steam updates via online, but after downloading updates around 20 to 21mb it will stop the update process suddenly and ...
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“Bad password” error when connecting to a password protected server

I'm trying to connect to a password-protected CS:GO server by using the Steam protocol using steam://connect/ip:port/password. When CS:GO is already running, the client connects without any problems. ...
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trouble connecting to steam servers

I log in to my steam account with internet, without coming up with an option of offline mode it goes straight to steam warning, steam is having trouble connecting to the steam servers, does not fix ...
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TF2, Warning: Connection Problem, Auto Disconnect in x seconds

When i connect to any server, after 1-2 minutes i get notification at the right of the corner: "Warning: Connection Problem, Auto Disconnect in 25 seconds" and after 25 seconds it disconnects from ...
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Can I partially refund a 4-pack bought on Steam?

I bought the 4 pack for Orion: Prelude and planned to gift the copy to my friends. I gave one of the copy but he can't seem to download it. How can i refund the last 2 copy in my inventory without ...
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Steam wallet cooldown problem

So I added funds to my steam wallet from a new card a week ago. I was disabled from the market for a week. I thought, fair enough, but was a bit annoyed because I wanted to buy a dota 2 announcer. So ...
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Steam emoticon displays as a red error box

For a while now I've noticed that a specific Steam emote (:csgohelmet:) displays as what looks like an "error" image, both in the emote picker and the chat itself. However the higher resolution ...
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Why I need to verify Steam file integrity when a play Civilization V in DX9 mode?

In order to play Civilization V in DX9 mode I have to verify the file integrity, and Steam downloads a file. Any idea why I have to do this in order to play?
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Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes tales of valor

I Downloaded COH Tales of valor and after play i see need coh new steam version but when i click play it's want to download it but both files is same coh is 7.5 gb and coh tales of valor is 7.6gb ...
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When exactly does Steam mark someone as 'Online'?

As far as I've found, Steam automatically sets the following status : Away : Person is logged in but has not been using Steam for 10-15 minutes. Snooze : Person is logged in but has not been using ...
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How do I turn off the steam controller start and end sound?

I thought that this would be a pretty simple setting, but somehow I couldn't find it. When you turn the steam controller on, it plays a short sound. The same happens when you turn it off. I know where ...
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How do I get a CD Key for a family shared game?

A friend gave me family access to his games, and several of them require the CD Key. How do I get a CD Key for a family shared game?
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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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“Scanning for Steam games updates” error message

Whenever I try to run Steam, I get an error message saying "Scanning for Steam licenses updates." I tried searching on google and found this advice: Restart Steam. Reboot your computer. Rename ...
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Is it even possible to get real money for CS:GO skins?

With the recent reports of the CS:GO shenanigans summarized in this video by h3h3, one has to wonder how did we even get to this point? I mean as far as I understand ...
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What determines which Mature Content warning Steam gives you?

So when browsing Steam games, I've noticed two distinct "Mature Content" warnings: First, one that asks you to enter your birthdate. It looks like this: However, recently I've started seeing a ...
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Does US Scribblenauts Unlimited activate on a EU Steam account?

If I buy Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC) at Amazon.com and ship it to Europe, will I be able to attach it to my German Steam account or at least play it at all?
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Bought game on Steam, but it's not in my Library

I bought a game on my dad's chrome book yesterday on steam and it told me to check my library for the games I bought, but they are not showing up. Do I have to buy them again? Or is there a way to ...
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How can I tell which DLC my friends have for their games?

I'm looking at buying some DLC as a gift for a friend, but I want to double-check he doesn't already have it. He's not online right now to simply ask, and you'd think with the ability to see our ...
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Can i play the same game in family sharing if we both own it before sharing the library?

So: lets say, I (player A) and my friend (player B) both own skyrim on our steam account, but we decide to family share, will me and him be able to play skyrim at the same time? also (diferent ...
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What happens with Steam trading cards from sale after the sale?

I have some cards from the current sale. They are marked as "valid until 7/4/2016, 6:00:00 PM". What happens after this date? Will they be removed?
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Restore Steam games from non-Steam backup

I recently had to reinstall windows due to driver issues and copied all my Steam games in the steamapps folder from the C-drive to another drive, but now I'm stuck with a problem. I have installed ...
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Steam Client Chat Notification Glitch

You know that tiny thing in the top right that turns green if there is something new? I already ran into this problem more than a few times in the past. I manage to use a simple fix but it is getting ...
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How many XBox 360 controllers can you use on PC?

My friends and are going to meet up soon and I am thinking of getting Castle Crashers on steam. We already have enough controllers for 4 player, but I am wondering if we will be able to all use them. ...
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How to transfer save files, not the game itself on steam [closed]

So I recently just bought a PC to replace my Mac. I know I can copy the game itself onto a flash drive and spare myself the download time but my flash drive isn't big enough. I can download the games ...
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If I add a non-Steam game to my Steam account can I then play it on any PC?

On my family PC there are lots of games, If I add them to my Steam account can I then play them on my laptop? Would I only be able to play on the PC they were on?
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I want to buy ANOTHER copy of a game I already own and give it as a gift to a friend on Steam?

Basically what the title says - I'm on my friend's wishlist and want to buy them a game BUT I already own a copy of the game - for some reason the "Add to Cart" option is greyed out on the store's ...
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When does the Steam discovery queue card availability reset?

I am hoping to capitalize on obtaining as many trading cards as possible before they expire on July 4th. Is the gap between earning cards from the discovery queue based on a specific global reset time,...
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How to run two accounts of the same Steam game

So we are told with each copy of the upcoming game, No Man's Sky, you have your charter and start on a unique planet. If me and my wife want to play a Steam game with an online universe off the same ...
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Sid Meier's Pirates! Steam version crashes due to pure virtual function call?

I used to love Sid Meier's Pirates! and had a physical copy of the game I sadly misplaced. In a Steam sale a year or so ago, I bought a virtual copy, but have only recently gotten around to playing it....
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How do I clear Steam Cloud Sync files for a specific game?

I have some bad config data stored in Steam Cloud Sync for TF2. I've tried clearing all local files, passing in -autoexec as a launch option, and even doing a complete reinstall of the game and while ...