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Escapists shows blank frame when launching Steam

I have a problem, Whenever I launch the escapists on Steam, a blank frame shows up. I have reinstalled like 10 times. When i move the window and switch back, it copies the pixels under it and puts ...
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Can I gift games from my library?

I understand that once a game is in the library it cannot be removed, only hidden. My question is, can I gift an uninstalled copy of a game to a friend? I understand that this may be impossible due ...
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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 start Steam in offline mode without logging in first?

I recently find myself needing to start Steam in offline mode rather frequently (my wife is hogging my account to play Plants Vs. Zombies, and most of what I play doesn't really need to be online). I ...
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Games automatically crash [on hold]

I don't know if this is the right site to ask this in but, whenever I try to launch a game, like say TF2 or Hearthstone. I am running these games in Windowed mode. The window turns white and says ...
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CSGO API : How can I download a demo based on playerId [on hold]

I'm trying to find a way to download the demo of a player based on his steamID using csgo api. I know it's there somewhere but it's not documented. Any lead appreciated, Thanks.
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How To Start CS:GO again?

i just wanted to ask you guys how can a make a fresh start on CS:GO ? or transform my items to a new steam account without buying games on it.
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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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How can I run steam through a proxy?

I am trying to run Steam on 8 laptops for a fate at my school, however I am having issues because of the proxy in place at my school. I know that offline mode can be used but I need online so that I ...
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Which game distribution store is better to use? [on hold]

There is many game distribution stores out there, but I personally use Steam. But is Steam the best out there? According to TruePCGaming there are at least 10 more great platforms. Is Steam the best?
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Is there a way to tell a Steam shortcut to open in big picture mode?

I have a monitor and a TV side by side. Sometimes I want to game from my couch and sometimes I want to sit and game at the computer. When I'm gaming at my desktop I don't have the TV on. When Steam ...
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What happens with a CD-KEY of a steam game if I add the same game through a pack?

I have a game added to my steam library a long time ago (I redeemed it with a physical retail CD-key, let's call "XXXX") and then I would know what happens with this retail cd-key if I buy a steam key ...
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How to set buy order for all items in dota 2(immortals)

As you all can see that today there is boom in steam market as everyone is selling and buying dota 2 compendium items and i am trying to buy some immortals but not able to as rate is reflected every ...
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This war of mine will not load (linux)

I am attempting to play This War Of Mine through steam on Ubuntu 15.04. However, once I launch the game, it makes it to the loading screen and will not go any farther. I am not getting any useful ...
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CSGO Weapon Case Key Problems

So I bought CS GO from a 3rd party website to add to my steam account. It is the only steam game I have as I am not interested in any other games at the moment. I have received a case and was wanting ...
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Company of Heroes 2 on Mac

I just bought the Relic Humble Bundle and redeemed the Steam codes. According to the Company of Heroes 2 Steam store page, and the Humble Bundle website, CoH2 is not Mac compatible. However, after ...
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How can I tell if a mod will disable Steam Achievements?

I recently came to the knowledge that having mods enabled for a game results in gaining no Steam achievements (Wish I knew this earlier..spent so many hours already). However I was wondering if this ...
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How do I change my name in CS:GO?

I'm trying to create a mini montage on CS:GO by using GOTV and my old Steam name shows up in-game. How can I get CS:GO to use my current Steam name?
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Details about fallout nv savegames and steam (cloud?)

In order to clean up my C / Systemdrive a bit I figured out 800 MB of savegame files of my fallout new vegas game played steam. After reading a bit about options for moving them somewhere else and let ...
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Installed GTA 5 Steam version greyed out, Discovering Existing Files, then completely redownloads game?

Yesterday I was playing GTA5 Steam Version just fine, today the "Grand Theft Auto V" font-color in my Steam Library isn't white anymore just greyed out, also the Installation button returned, all ...
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Replacing language locked games with global on Steam

First of all, if this is the wrong forum to post this on then I'm very sorry and would like to know where I could post this instead, with that said, here's the problem. A few months back, I bought ...
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Can I run multiple copies of Terraria if I bought it on Steam?

I play Terraria a bit with my brother and friends and I am always the one with the server, but sometimes while I am playing it gets a bit boring and I want to play on my own world and character (I do ...
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Can I search for a user who has not bought any games?

I want to play Path of Exile with my sister, so she signed up for a Steam Account. However, Path of Exile is a free game and when she tried to add friends she got a message stating she cannot yet add ...
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How can I install a Steam game using the game installer exe?

I bought cook serve delicious a while ago from their website before I got steam. Now that I have steam installed, I'd like to have cook serve delicious in my library; however obviously I don't want to ...
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how do i get my old games on my new account?

If I purchased Counterstrike 1.6 and Condition Zero on my old PC (with my old Steam account), how do I get my game on my new Steam account and new PC? I have lost or forgotten my CD key.
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How to fix the issue of Civilization V not launching in “Direct X 10 & 11” mode

I launch Civlization V from steam and the launcher appears, it gives me the option of Direct X 9, Direct X 10 & 11 or Windows 8 Touch Enabled Mode. I wish to run it in DX11 so I select that, the ...
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Can't start game (app already running)

I just installed TF2 and launched it. A steam pop-up said the app already was running. That weird because I haven't played it on that computer. There is no task called team fortress 2, and the game ...
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Trying to join my Garry's Mod server

When I try to join my Garry's Mod server, it either gets while sending client info, or I will rejoin again and wait, only to have it fail after four or so attempts. What is going on? 66.7 fps ...
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Steam (Mac) game location

A few months ago, I restored my Mac from a Time Machine backup. Now, when I try to play a game on Steam (Civ 5 for example), Steam does not seem to be aware of the location of the game. I found the ...
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I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install MW3 to

I've got an SSD and HDD in my computer. I don't want to install programs where loading time isn't a big issue onto my SSD so I have a Steam library on the HDD but Steam installed on my SSD. When I ...
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What are the ranks do you earn drops?

In the new update they made a new ranking system and on rank 2 I earned a drop. I was just wondering what ranks give you drops and which ones don't?
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How to prevent profile pages from revealing when I was last online on steam?

I always start my steam with "Automatically sign into Friends when I start Steam" disabled. It seems to work — people can't see if I'm online. But when I check the profiles of my steam buddies, there ...
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People trying to log into my steam account every day

Thanks to Steam guard, I get an email with a code when I try to log into my Steam account from a new device. But this week I have received constants emails from people trying to log in my account ...
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Starbound stuck on loading screen on OS X

When I launch Starbound on OS X, the game launcher works fine, until I launch the game. When the game launches, it will never load. I have waited 1hr and it still hasn't loaded. I have also tried ...
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Dark Souls 1 executable has stopped working

I reinstalled DS1 toady and right at the start DS1 crashed. With the error message : "dark souls PTDE executable has stopped working" I already did some research and apperently Games for Windows ...
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Weird CoD AW Gold Edition problem PC

Today something very weird happened to me. I played a game of FFA (on a non-DLC map) and I got a supply drop. When I opened it, there was an AE4 inside (I don't know which variant). I wanted to equip ...
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Is there a way to view controller support from my Library?

Some Steam games offer full controller support, some offer only partial support, and some do not offer any support. What I want is a quick way to tell which of the games in my Library have some form ...
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Is it possible to install linux on a steam machine?

I would really like to use the system for emulation and GZDoom (especially on the portable steam machine) but it's probably not possible on Steam-OS. EDIT: I know that Steam-OS is linux, but it is a ...
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Why has my Team Fortress 2 inventory vanished and then reappeared on Steam?

I want to sell some tf2 items on the Steam Market, however, my inventory seems to have vanished, that is, the tf2 tab is no longer there. After I noticed this, I decided to try selling through the tf2 ...
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Should I purchase a Two Pack for myself or as a gift?

I was about to buy a Portal 2 - Two Pack, but I'm not sure how to proceed: What happens to the second license when I buy the Two Pack? Will I still be able to 'gift' the second license to somebody ...
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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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How do .NAV bot map navigation files in the Steam Workshop work?

I'm asking because I got these confusing information: This map's description states that the Steam Workshop does not allow including .NAV files and recommends I download a copy from another website, ...
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Is it possible to make steam detect that I've copy-pasted the dlc into the game folder?

I'm trying to install the DoTA 2 reborn beta by flashdrive from another computer with the beta installed. I copied the "steamapps/common/dota 2 beta" folder, but the DLC did not get detected. How can ...
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When do Steam Workshop mods download/sync?

I currently have poor internet for downloading games or anything large (i.e. around 150 KB/s maximum download rate). When I subscribed to a very large Skyrim mod (SMIM) via the Workshop, the mod ...
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How to disable event notifications for group I'm not in?

I used to be a part of the "Tomb Raider Multiplayer Madness" Steam Group. They have regular weekly events. I became annoyed with the event notifications, so I thought leaving the group would cease ...
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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 I ...
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Steam CD Key already used

I bought a physical copy of Civilization V: Game of the Year Edition, and the game arrived, a day later. I installed the game, and entered the product code through Steam. It said the product code had ...
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Downloading restarts every time after restarting Steam

I've been downloading DoTA 2 for the past 2 weeks. When I first started downloading, my electricity was cut and my computer got shut down. The next day, when I restarted my PC, the progress has jumped ...
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How can I sort/organize my Steam game library?

My game list is approaching 100 games and it is starting to get difficult to sort them. I've categorized them by genre but it's still difficult to find them (and my backlog is getting bigger). I also ...
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Is it possible to put a Steam game onto a USB drive and have it work without a direct way to install Steam?

At my school programing class, our teacher encouraged us to gather other types of video game design software to allow us to make more complex games, instead of just the base Greenfoot and Bluejay ...