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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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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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Unable to connect to source game servers requiring steam servers

I've tried to connect to servers for games like Garry's Mod, Dota 2, CS:GO and none of them have worked I get a error message like this: I've tried port forwarding, virus scanning, disabling ...
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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 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 it ...
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Is it possible to activate and play Mortal Kombat X in Germany?

I'm wondering if it's possible to activiate and play Mortal Kombat X in Germany even though I would have to get it from another country. I know it's against Steam's rules to use a VPN or Proxy to ...
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Move non-steam edition saves to steam edition game?

I want to copy my profile from the non-steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth into my steam edition of Binding of Isaac Rebirth. I found the 3 persistentgamedataX.dat files and copying them over ...
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Why does “The Wolf Among Us” Download on Steam not finish?

On 3.1/3.9gb my download for The Wolf Among Us stops and throws a steam error, leading to this page. I tried everything on there. Still having the same issue! Can anyone help out?
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Batch file to open Steam shortcuts not working

I created a batch file to pick a random file from a folder. This includes steam games as URL shortcuts but the games fail to read Steam and end up crashing because they lack a connection to their DRM. ...
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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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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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Save server list in steam to file

Is there a way to back up the favorite server list in steam servers ? This gets reset most of the times during updates and its a pain to get all the servers added to this list again.
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Steam World at War modded zombie maps connecting to online

I've recently bought World at War on Steam so that I could play custom modded zombie maps. Though I can play them in single player mode I can not connect to these maps in online multi player mode. ...
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Blocky graphical issues and missing roads

Essentially, I'm getting these uniform sized squares at random spots in the graphics. (See images below) They happen at near and far distances, and more consistently at night. Also, the road just ...
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My Steam license agreement when I activate a game is just a list of directories

For about a year, whenever I activated a Humble Bundle game on Steam, it would give me a blank license agreement to agree to. I thought it was slightly odd. Today I got this instead: That's the ...
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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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Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
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How to automatically heartbeat a TF2 listen server?

I am running a listen server from time to time to play with friends, i get annoyed that in order for the server to be lsited on the internet i have to manually "map " in the console. Is there a way to ...
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Segfaults under Linux

I run Steam natively on Linux. I installed Team Fortress 2, and when I try to start it, I get the normal "Preparing to launch Team Fortress 2" dialog. Then the screen goes black for about 15 seconds. ...
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Robocraft and the Steam Overlay

So I have 95 hours of robocraft playtime. Ever since EAC appeared I have not been able to use the Shift+Tab Steam overlay. I have made a disscusion on the forums and noone seems to be having the ...
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How to get the 15/15 badges achievement for A.V.A?

Alliance of Valiant Arms (A.V.A) has these end of the match badge rewards which give you more of a reward for contributing to the mission. However in all of my time playing I only seem to have ...
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Show Windows games on the Steam homepage, even when using a Mac

I have both a Windows PC and a Mac. I use my PC for gaming, and my Mac for work. I browse Steam on my Mac. On the new Steam website, launched about a week ago, the homepage will show games based on ...
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Steam logs in without being signed in

Frequently now, when I start Steam it auto logs in and take me to my Library. If I look to the bottom right corner, under VIEW FRIENDS LIST it says 0 Online. If I actually click this the Friends ...
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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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Can I use a Dungeons of Dredmor expansion purchased through Steam in Desura?

I bought the Dungeons of Dredmor expansion, Realm of the Diggle Gods, on Steam. However, I prefer to play DoD on Linux, through Desura. Is there any way I can move the expansion to the Desura install, ...
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Super Crate Box keeps crashing

Whenever I start Super Crate Box, everything works fine at first. After about 3 minutes though, the game crashes. Any help? I downloaded the game from Steam, and the version I'm using is for ...
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How to download a pre-updated Steam

After installing Steam, it demanded an update of 127 MB. But I don't have an Internet connection. So can I download a pre-updated Steam from any other computer which has an Internet connection?
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Dizzel Prompting socket error #11002 when launched?

i just downloaded Dizzel on Steam (Free Game), and tried to launch it , first it downloaded a couple of updates, then when i ran the game there was an error saying "socket error #11002" while trying ...
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Change Wakfu installation folder

here's my problem : When I launch Wakfu from Steam, it installs some files on my first HD (in the Appdata\Local folder) but there is no more space left in it (all my steam games (even Wakfu) are ...
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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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Steam Music volume is extremely low — despite setting it to high?

I'm trying out Steam Music right now and I"m trying to get the sound to an audible level. However for some reason it seems the volume seems very muted, despite the fact the volume level bar is at the ...
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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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Is there a list of old community choice games/options in the winter sale on steam?

I would like to know if there is a list of the games previously up for Community Choice in the Winter Sale on steam, including those that didn't win. It would be a good, for example, to have a ...
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Move hours played back to where it was

In the new update, they moved "Hours played" and "Last played" stats to the right column in the Library Detail View. Is there a way I can move it back to where it was? To help illustrate, here is a ...
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Darksiders continuously scrolls when I start the game

Everytime I start up Darksiders (the first one, on Steam) and get to the main menu, the "select option" thing continuously scrolls up even though I'm not pressing any buttons on either my keyboard, ...
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Crysis 2 doesn't match my gamepad inputs

I'm using a Speedlink XEOX Pro Analog Wireless Gamepad. When playing Crysis 2 Maximum Edition on Steam, my controller input doesn't register until I push quite far on the right analog stick; this ...
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Game download resetting for several times

I'm trying to install War Thunder in Steam from my Xbuntu 14.04 ... I had to pause the download multiple times to download it in segments. But every 2 or 3 days later it gets reset to the first and ...
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Is there any way for DRM-free version of games to sync achievements with Steam?

In this particular example, I'll be using Titan Attacks; a game I have a DRM-free and Steam version of. With some games, achievements are unlocked by calling specific methods within the ...
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Is there a way to see the exact numerical wear values of guns on the Steam Community Market?

Is there a way to see the wear values of guns on the Steam Community Market? To clarify, I'm not talking about the label qualities (Fac New, Min Wear, FT, BS, WW), I'm talking about a numerical value ...
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Keys are pressed many times in CS:GO

I installed CS:GO on my computer. And when I press Tab or E in game it looks like key presses many times per second instead just hold. So I can't select players in Tab-menu and defuse bomb. Any ideas ...
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Wineskin steam games not launching

I am trying to play KOTOR 2 on my mac and I have everything set up-- my steam is wineskinned, I have wrappers and KOTOR 2 is installed. But, whenever I go to click play game nothing happens. I click ...
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Another Steam download issue - ARMA 3

So I gifted myself ARMA 3 for XMas and have been trying to download it ever since. It keeps resetting, I have downloaded 40+ GB and have 13.3GB in the download directory but no game folder. There is ...
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Gimli That Axe Achievement Broken

I'm having trouble getting the "Gimli That Axe" Achievement in Killing Floor. I bought Dwarfs!? which and got 40,000 gold to get the "Not A War hammer" Achievement but I still didn't get the "Gimli ...
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Steam - Non-Steam Game Shortcut Path

I am trying to write a small batch file or ps1 script to add a non-game shortcut to the Steam library. Unfortunately, I am unable to figure out where valve is saving the info. No luck in the registry. ...
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Anno2070 activation code cycle

I bought anno2070 two days ago on steam but couldn't play since. The game keeps asking me for the activation code which I enter and it accepts but than it redirects me to the activation window. ...
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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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Steam PlayOnLlinux-based custom shortcut

I'm trying to create a custom Steam Library shortcut for a PlayOnLinux game. The problem is that, even without the --run option, PlayOnLinux fails to start. It looks like the Steam does something to ...
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Getting Error When trying to play Counter strike 1.6

Everything was fine, but after a 123 MB update of Steam, I tried to connect to a server and it says "Cannot continue without script events/awp.sc, disconnecting." I get the same for every server. I ...
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Red orchestra 2 Dedicated Server - Appcrash [STEAM]

I have a big problem by starting my RO2-DS. I did everything as written here: http://wiki.tripwireinteractive.com/index.php?title=RO2_Dedicated_Server until the step where I can automaticate all ...
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Steam Error - “There was an error retrieving trade offers”

I've been getting this error constantly. Refreshing the page yields nothing, regardless if I do it through the Steam Browser or a internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Netscape (lel), etc.) I'd love ...
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Microsoft Flight refuses to launch

My Microsoft Flight just stopped working one day. I deleted it and re-downloaded it, but it still says the same thing. It says, "Microsoft Flight encountered an error while initializing its system. ...