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Does Wasteland 2 physical DVD includes Steam copy?

I would like to have a box copy of Wasteland 2 for aesthetical reasons, but actually I prefer pure Steam in usage. So can I play Wasteland 2 with just a Steam with no disc, after initial installation? ...
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Fixing steam installs

I have this problem with a lot of games on Steam and was wondering if there is a general fix. What happens is I go to install a game, it asks for admin permission, does it's thing, installs and runs ...
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Steam “Connect” Protocol

I currently have a link set on my website to run the following steam://connect/188.141.19.52:27016 When it runs, it launches Insurgency Standalone but it doesn't connect. If a person uses connect ...
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Steam with NFS Hot Pursuit: “Failed to contact key server” despite previous success while in offline mode

I've purchased NFS Hot Pursuit from Steam, and I was supplied a CD key and could run the game after downloading it. I was then able to run the game with Steam in offline mode, but at one point (after ...
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Where'd MainMenu.lua go in Civilization 5: Brave New World? I want to enable mods on my Mac!

So to unlock Mods on your Mac version of Civ V, you need to comment out line 33 of MainMenu.lua. When Gods and Kings came out, MainMenu.lua moved, but the fix still worked. Now that "Brave New ...
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How do I change the time zone Steam uses?

When I receive Steam messages, the shown time that the message was received is inaccurate. It's always 3 hours earlier than I actually received the message. For example, if someone sends me a message ...
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Is it possible to disable Steam Guard?

Whenever I log into the Steam website or into the Steam client on my work computer (or other computer that I do not normally use), Steam Guard prompts me to check my email for a code before I am able ...
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Garry's Mod Steam Server?

I followed the following instructions for setting up a Garry's Mod server in Linux via the command line; http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Hosting_A_Dedicated_Server mkdir ~/Steam cd ~/Steam wget ...
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The most owned games? [on hold]

Does anyone know which user owns the most games on Steam? Is there anyone who owns every single game that Valve have? As there is the Steam Community pages it must be possible via the api to list ...
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Is it possible to launch Hearthstone (Diablo, Starcraft, WoW) directly?

Is it possible bypass the Blizzard launcher when starting Hearthstone. I would like to launch Hearthstone directly? In fact I would like to be able to launch Hearthstone from steam in streaming ...
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distnoted process hogging memory when running dota2/steam on a mac

I am playing Dota2 on a non-gaming oriented machine (low spec macbook). After I have been playing for some time, the process "distnoted" starts taking a lot of memory and I have to restart Dota ...
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Changing “team” name that appears in stats in CS:GO

When I bring up the in-game stats window in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a "team" column is included. It's empty for most users, but for some it includes a team/clan tag like players in others ...
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Can I view tags from other languages without switching my store language?

I use Steam in Finnish as I'm one of the voluntary translators for that language. As a result, my store is in Finnish as well and I only see tags made by other users who are using Finnish. ...
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How to find RPG games in my steam library?

So this might sound stupid, but I've kinda lost the overview over all the games I have on steam, which now becomes a problem, since I don't know how to find games I actually want to play. I want to ...
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Windows 8 steam compatibility

I have literally just bought my first ever computer and thought Windows 8 seeing as it is the most up to date would be the best.. anyhow, I am trying to download steam so as to buy games and play 'em ...
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How Does One Transfer A Steam Game?

I have a failure to transfer my game from one HDD to another, and one PC to another. I copied the entire Skyrim folder from one HDD to another. And told where to find it also. Steam did a huge check ...
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Can I modify or delete one of my steam friends group tags?

In Steam friends, you can organize your friends by "tagging" them (in your friends list, right click someone and select "Tag as"). It's convenient since it allows you to organize your contacts ...
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Custom Desura library locations?

In Steam, there's a feature called "Library Folders" (Settings -> Downloads -> Library Folders): Is there an feature, program, or workaround to do this in the Desura client? Thanks!
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If I'm eligible for more games, am I more likely to get a steam booster pack?

Let's imagine three systems where the two options would apply:- System one (Where eligibility doesn't matter):- System adds all eligable users to a pool System picks X many random users from the ...
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Choose install location Steam games on Mac

I'm pretty sure I have set it up at home on my iMac, but I can't for the life of me find out how to set it up again on my Macbook Air. I have recently purchased a USB-stick to run Steam off of, ...
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Steam Purchases: Can you store pre-purchased items in your inventory?

On the Steam store, there are some games/software that can be pre-purchased/ordered, purchased as a timed license/one-time license (which most games/programs use; basically binds to one Steam account, ...
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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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Where can I find out what games have cards?

Which games drop cards? I've been looking at the Steam Trading Card FAQ. However, I recently discovered that it's incomplete (eg. Trine 2 and A.R.E.S. now have cards, but aren't listed there). ...
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SteamCMD “Error! App '237410' state is 0x10502 after update job”

I should most likely contact Steam Support as well about this, but my hope is this will be an easy fix. My friends and I recently purchased Insurgency, so, in an attempt to get a server running, I ...
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How can I track / view all the Steam trading cards for a certain game?

I want to know when I have collected all the trading cards for a game. Is there a way to do this?
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Steam opening in another Windows User account

Steam is installed on our home Windows 7 computer. Originally we shared my husband's account. At first it worked just fine whether we opened the games in my user account or his. About a year ago, ...
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Steam Change Date Format

In Steam, is there a way to change the date format displayed? An example is a coupon, it says it runs out on 10/12/2014 I see the 10th of December 2014, but it's actually the 12th of October 2014. ...
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Can two accounts play a game only bought on one account, on the same computer?

I play Garry's Mod a lot and I am over at a friends house who also enjoys games. I downloaded steam for her and I noticed that Garry's Mod is downloaded onto my hard drive. I legally own the game, ...
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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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Installing AVP 2010 without Steam

The initial install of AVP 2010 worked fine with Steam. After reinstalling the OS and downloading and installing Steam, I can't install AVP 2010 from disc again. I don't want to download the game ...
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Is there a way to see gifts you've sent on Steam?

I remember there being a button to view a list of all the guest passes and gifts you've sent to people on Steam, but it seems to have disappeared after the Steam inventory update. Is it still there, ...
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Should I install steam/origin on SSD and map some games to HDD or other way around?

Well the topic explains it all. I just reinstalled my PC. Now that I have a larger SSD I want to have some games on my SSD and some other games on my HDD. I wonder if I should install Steam and ...
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How can I find games by price in Steam?

I want to look at Steam games in their store sorted by price (I want to see their $30 games if it matters), but I can't figure out how (other than games under $10/$5). Am I missing something?
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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 recognize games that give +1 to my library?

As you may see from the title, my question is "What counts as a game on steam?" or as edited by NoneOfYourBuisness: "How do I recognize games that give +1 to my library?" Do Free-to-play games count ...
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What should I do if steam fails to launch a game?

I've installed a few games everything worked flawless. After a while I couldn't any longer start Metro 2033. A message popup appears saying that Metro 2033 is launched the popup disappears and the ...
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Moving games from a steam account to another steam account?

I need help with my steam accounts. I got two steam accounts, and installed games on both. I want to move my games from one account to the other one. The games were bought in a regular store, so I ...
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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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Assassin's Creed II keep on crashing

I recently purchased this game, Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition, mainly because it looked interesting and it was on sale. So I bought it and installed it. When I lauched the game, it gave me the ...
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Finding Games folder?

So I want to add my Dragon Age: Origins game to my Steam Library. However, when I open up the "Add a Game" explorer window for adding a non-steam game, I cannot for the life of me find DA:O! The only ...
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Steam friends went offline

My Steam friends went offline today for no good reason. I understand the server goes down sometimes but usually it auto reconnects as soon as the server is up again but this time it was different. ...
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Can you select specific mods/addons to download or prioritize one over another?

In Garry's Mod, I've subscribed to a whole bunch of addons from the Steam Workshop. Naturally, if it was a few addons - I would just leave it running (since it would take only a minute or two to ...
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Is there a way to stop Steam from going offline without me explicitly telling it to do so?

I have Steam set to launch on demand (i.e., not start on startup). Sometimes, after I launch a game like Torchlight 2, which also launches Steam, it somehow fails to connect and dumps itself into ...
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How to stop Dota 2 Workshop tools download?

I have mistakenly clicked the download Dota 2 workshop tools button inside the game. Now it is downloading 5GB of content. I don't want to download this. So I canceled the download from Steam. But ...
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Why does the DotA2 Treasure Key sell for more than $2.50 on the Community Market?

The DotA2 Treasure Key costs $2.49 / £1.49 (~$2.48) / 1.79€ (~$2.45) at "retail". However, most of the listings on the first few pages of the Steam Community Market entry are around $2.60. It's not ...
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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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How can I install Sims 3 via Steam on a Mac?

I had a PC laptop and had The Sims 3 installed on it through Steam. I figure that Mac and PC have different platforms, but is there any way to have the game installed on my Mac?
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How do I use this weapon skin?

There is a weapon skin I want to use in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive called Pulse. I cannot figure out how to add it to the game. It says "considered for use pending" if this helps.
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downloading restarts every time after restarting steam

Please help me solve this. I've been downloading DoTA 2 for the past 2 weeks. I live in India. When I first started downloading, my electricity was cut and my computer got shut down. The next day, ...
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Debugging SteamCMD/CSGO not updating

I'm trying to update my Counter-Strike: Global Offensive server and Steam is giving the error code 0x6 however this error does not seem to be documented anywhere. [...] Update state (0x3) ...