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Sims 3 Expansions on Steam

I bought the Sims 3 and multiple expansion packs at a store. I wanted to install some expansion packs through Steam, and I am completely aware that if I want to to that, I will need to first install ...
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Can I buy the expansions from Steam if my copy of Sims 3 wasn't bought from Steam?

I already own Sims 3 and Sims 3 Generations after buying them from Best Buy and Walmart. If I want to buy other expansions through the Steam sales, do I have to rebuy these two in order to play them? ...
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Do titles on sale vary as time passes?

For those who have been living under a rock for the past few days haven't been informed, the 2016 Steam Summer Sale started yesterday. There are a few games that I'm really looking at buying, but I ...
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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 ...
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Steam game share, how do I move my main pc?

I game shared with a couple of friends and it was all good on my old PC, but I got a new one and I am using my game share library when I play games. How do I stop my PC from being in the shared ...
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Is there a way to filter out certain tags on the Steam store?

There are some kinds of games that I really don't like, and it would be cool if I could somehow filter my Steam store view so that I don't see those games. Thankfully, there are tags that describe ...
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Steam Market sell priority

Today I was revisiting my listed items after months and found out some items I had there for months havent been sold. Specificaly I have a pack of gems since april at 1.15€. Price is around 0.81 and ...
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TF2 Backpack items not showing up — stuck on loading

I can't access any of my items in my TF2 backpack when I'm in the game. This happens on every page of my backpack: Is there any fix to this?
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How can I kick someone from a Steam group?

Someone added me and well, randomly used vulgar words against me and me family. They seem to be a member of the group I am an admin at, and I want to kick them as they might target the group's ...
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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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External hard drive for ASUS ROG GR6 [on hold]

I want an external hard drive for my ASUS ROG GR6 128GB mini-pc. What external hard drive should i get? I play a lot of medium/high end games like skyrim, the forest, gta 5, etc. I'm going to download ...
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If I bought two of the same game but didn't give me an extra copy, can I refund one?

So recently I just bought Payday 2. One day after I bought Payday 2 GOTY edition because I wanted the DLC. It told me in my purchase that I wouldn't receive an extra copy of Payday 2. But I would ...
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Multiple Strange Errors when Starting TF2 Dedicated Server

Before I ask this question, note that I am referring to a strange error in the console when starting my server, not a strange kill tracking weapon in Team Fortress 2! When I start my server, I get 2 ...
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Is there a way to import a gemcraft chasing shadows save into steam?

I just found out that Gemcraft Chasing Shadows was available on steam and being a Gemcraft fan I bought it. I have extensively played the game on it's original home of armour games and still have the ...
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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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What happens if I exceed Steam's transaction threshold?

I know that you have to put in billing information for Steam Community market once you make over 200 transactions in a year or $20,000 in USD, and if you exceed the $20k threshhold you get income ...
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I have bought Skyrim on CD, yet Steam is saying I have to buy it

I bought Skyrim on CD a few months ago and had no trouble playing it, Steam recognized that I had purchased it However, my computer crashed and I had to reinstall everything. In the time between ...
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Continue from downloading folder

Last night I've been downloading Payday2 update. It was 5.3GB and requiring over 3 hours. So I decided keep turn on my laptop and sleep. I opened cmd (command.com) and entered command -shutdown -s -f -...
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Can a Steam game access internet if blocked in firewall?

I blocked Dark Souls' executable located in ~\Steam\steamapps\common\Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition\DATA\DARKSOULS.exe in Windows firewall. I feel that the game can still access the internet, ...
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Steam “trading confirmations” settings to remove 15 days hold

I have been using Mobile steam app and got authenticated since January, after the new updates on system "March 9", I am getting trade holds for 15 days, but I knew I am already mobile authenticated ...
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My Family Shared Games will not Start

My family shared games will not start/launch because of a message "checking for updates" this has never happend before, NOTE: my own games will work 100%, cancel button doesnt cancel and the Error ...
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Turn off steam logon requirment for LAN CSGO

I have a LAN game of CSGO set up using the sv_lan method. This works fine, but where we like to play has an unreliable internet connection, and we often want to play when there if no internet ...
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How can I get Steam to download games during off hours?

My bandwidth provider has a window at night where my data isn't counted against my cap. How can I get Steam to download during that window? I know I can set the auto-updater for a specific time, but ...
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Deus-Ex Hi-res textures through Steam

I'm looking to begin playing through Deus-Ex which I purchased on Steam. I've heard about hi-res texture packs for the original game. I've come across posting which explains how to use this with ...
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CS:GO MM Official Servers Periodically HIGH Delay

The last two weeks that I have been playing CS:GO MM on official servers, it happened on ALL matches, except maybe one or two, that on whole game, most or even all players had really high ping, making ...
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Can I stop notifications of Steam groups I have joined?

I am member of many groups because of the freebies I get from Gleam. I don't want any notifications or their feeds in my friend's activity while being the part of group. Is this possible ? If yes, ...
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Will I receive a second copy of Dishonored in my Steam inventory, if I pre-order Dishonored 2 as a gift, and add it to my library that way?

If you attempt to purchase Dishonored 2 using 'Purchase for myself' it says: "you will not receive an extra copy of: Dishonored" Will I still receive the Dishonored definitive edition for myself ...
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Can I invite friends to Steam?

I basically want to invite a friend to steam, so that they will download it and play a certain game with me. Does steam have this sort of feature? It's essentially a personalized share. ...
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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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7 days after mobile authentication, still getting 15 day hold.

I've had the mobile authenticator on for 7 days as of an hour ago, yet i still get a 15 day hold on any trade. I do not have trade confirmation options in my privacy settings on my phone nor on the ...
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Can I appear to be playing a Steam game without actually playing it?

This may sound stupid, but I really want to know if I can appear to be playing a game without necessarily having it installed, a bit similarly to something like Idle Master.
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Steam trading issue

One of my CS:GO items do not appear in the trade prompt. I've been having this issue for hours now, and I dont know what it is. In my inventory, my AK47 Redline, (the item i'm attempting to trade), ...
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Can I install games from Steam while my computer is off?

I know this sounds kind of nooby, but I got my computer a day ago and tried installing CS:GO from Steam, but my internet speed is very slow. I just wanted to know if I could install it while my ...
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Downloaded game onto my external hard drive, but Steam won't let me play the game? [duplicate]

Steam is saying I have to download the game all over again, but I have already done so. It is on my external hard drive instead of my SSD in my laptop, to save space. I haven't really had this problem ...
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How to disable play time tracking?

Is it possible to avoid recording the time you play CS:GO on Steam? My friend and I had a deal that we would spend the same amount of time playing it so it would be fair. Now I have like 30 hours more ...
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Is there any incentive to ordering my Steam Link and Steam Controller through the Steam Store?

I have neither seen or used either of these new toys. However, just the possibility of playing Civ while sprawled on the couch is an enticing $100 experiment. My quandary is that these pieces of ...
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Quake PC Game (Steam Ver.)

My inquiry is; is there a command\ prompt that can be used to play my installed Quake game via Win98, while my steam account has no internet connection (completely offline)? I had noticed I was able ...
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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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How do I move Steam games to a new computer without re-downloading them?

I have just bought a new computer and I have everything migrated over except for my Steam games. I looked in Program Files/Steam/ and I found a folder full of the games I have downloaded, but I do ...
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Can't uninstall games with “Delete local content”

I'm trying to uninstall Portal 2 from my local copy of Steam, using the right click->Delete Local Content menu option. Upon selecting this, a dialog is presented confirming the delete, followed by an "...
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Does the Steam client automatically download pre-ordered games after their release?

I've pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto V on Steam. When I pre-ordered, Value cheekily charged the full amount to my credit card, so I'm all paid up. Just waiting for it to drop. If I leave my Windows PC ...
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How do I add a thumbnail image to my Stellaris mod on the Steam Workshop?

I have used the Stellaris launcher to add a mod to the Steam workshop for the game of the same name, but after doing so, it appears with a blank thumbnail: Going from the steam side of things, you ...
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Trying to wrap game launch - Steam Linux

Similar to this question, I'm trying to run a script to wrap the launch of a game simply for purposes of tracking how long I've been playing. The way I have it set up currently is: Move the ...