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I don't think you'll be able to copy everything and have it work right away, since like others have mentioned there are probably some files that are different. However, the bulk of what you download are things like music, textures, and models, and those will most likely be the same between platforms. What you could try doing is downloading the game onto ...


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Yes and no. While Steam doesn't support this directly that I know of (though I rarely use Big Picture mode), you can use a symbolic link to make Windows "lie" to Steam. This will require a keyboard and/or mouse for the initial setup, but shouldn't require them after that. Assuming your SSD's Steam install is at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam, and you want ...


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You can disable DLC for a game in the game properties like this:


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You can use SteamCMD, Steams command-line client, to download game files, and you can also force it to download files for a different OS. You can find the app ID by looking it up in the Steam Database. That way you'll get all the executable files as well! Edit: To be clear, I've used this method myself to download a Windows-only game on a Linux machine, and ...


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While the other answers about disabling are correct I can't add a comment, so I'll post this is an answer. In the case of Europa Universalis IV, this is a non-issue as you can activate and deactivate DLC as you please from the launcher that boots when you hit play game.


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All you have to do to get the free cards from the game is play the game, and the game plays itself even if you're not actively watching/playing it. Even if you load the game once and then close the tab, you'll still get cards from "playing." (I've gotten one card so far this way, after loading the game once and having the tab just lock up on me) The ...


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This policy has just changed. Now it's possible to ask for a refund within 14 days of purchase, provided you have played it for less than two hours. You can request a refund for nearly any purchase on Steam—for any reason. Maybe your PC doesn't meet the hardware requirements; maybe you bought a game by mistake; maybe you played the title for an hour ...


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Your account must have purchased a game between thirty days and one year ago. This means that if you don't purchase anything for a whole year, you will lose access to the marketplace. From the Steam FAQ: Purchase Limitations Your account must have a successful purchase older than thirty days, but not older than a year in order to access the ...


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Yes, and you can later add it to your game (or disable if you want that for some reason) right from the game's page in your library by (un)marking the corresponding checkbox:


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So the answer is sort of. You can't choose an install location or set a default location for big picture mode (at the moment). There is no configuration for this, it will always use the default install location which is the drive Steam is installed on. And that's the key. You can move your steam installation to a different disk and it will default to that ...


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I've written a script to solve this problem. It can be found on GitHub here. It tells you what games are below average, and which ones are the easiest to boost (strictly mathematically). Improvements and pull requests are welcome. I know very few people will want to download something for this, but it's the best I can do without having a server. Here's a ...


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Yes you can. Mostly it will work out of the box. Just link Steam after your fresh installation to the correct folder, restart Steam and everything should be fine. I've encountered some cases, where this haven't worked. In those cases, I point to a newly created folder in the same partition. I start a clean download/install of a game. After I've added all ...


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According to user Lorean at Steam Community: A quite late response, but I keep a spreadsheet to track my achievements and I just tested this. with some functions. Dividing completed achievements vs total achievements gives me 40%. Calculating the average of each individual game's achievement completion % gives a result of 52.11% which would match with my ...


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I've been in the same situation with Civ 5 and also Killing Floor. If you own the base game, but not the DLC, buying a complete/gold edition will give you all the DLC but not another copy of the base game. In some cases it's cheaper than buying all the DLC on its own, even though you're missing out on the base game (Civ 5/Killing Floor case).


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You can see the all cards when you log into your account, hover over your name in the menu and then choose "Badges". There you can look at all Monster Summer Sale cards by clicking on the box of Monster Summer Sale. Here is the overview The names of the cards are: Bob Dominic Blitzkrieg Cerulean Carmouth Sigmond Crusta-Sean Dansky Dire Frog Z-Lo ...


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There are two options I see: 1) Ensure the "Run Steam when my computer starts" option is turned off in Steam's options dialog. 2) Run msconfig.exe (which I hope is available under Windows 8) to turn off Steam, or any other processes, that run upon startup. MSConfig.exe is a Windows program that will edit your computer's registry to, among other things, ...


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It says on the page so here is what it says: Craft a game badge Starting June 1st, crafting a game badge earned you a Summer Sale trading card rather than a coupon, so if you crafted a badge in the last week you’re already ahead of the game. During the sale, each game badge you craft will get you an additional Summer Sale trading card. ...


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No, you cannot. Free to Play games (which are not installed) will only appear in your library if you own any DLCs or have early access to a particular game. If you wish for a list of Free to Play games which you have previously played you will have to go through your games list through your profile. This list will include any Free to Play games you have ...


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Sorry for the necro, I just found a great little way to do this. First, rename fose-loader.exe to Fallout3Beta.exe Then rename Fallout3.exe to Fallout3ng.exe It seems that if the launcher cannot find Fallout3.exe it looks for Fallout3Beta.exe, and if fose-loader.exe can't find Fallout3.exe, it looks for Fallout3ng.exe


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You can view precise percentages for each achievement at the URL below. http://api.steampowered.com/ISteamUserStats/GetGlobalAchievementPercentagesForApp/v0002/?gameid=291650 Change the number at the end to the appid of the game. You can find that as the number in the URL of the store page for the game you're interested in. You can not view the number of ...


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The "card drops remaining" -number is misleading. It doesn't actually show how many drops are remaining, but how many drops you have gotten so far. This is most likely because they only count how many cards you've got and are using the same template as other badges, but didn't bother to change the wording on it or reverting the number in any way. The ...


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There are several ways to get cards: You can earn up to two cards per day by playing that monster game You'll receive an additional card for every 10$ you spend at the store You'll be rewarded with an extra card for each badge you craft during the sale You can trade with others to get their surplus monster cards; there are several offers in the trading ...


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No. In Rust, your character is automatically male, and given a random set of features that is tied to your account. Here's a link to an article that talks about it. http://steamed.kotaku.com/rust-chooses-players-race-for-them-things-get-messy-1693426299


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It depends heavily on the game. For instance, Invisible, Inc uses a system to detect modifications to the game code and will disable achievements. There are workarounds for bypassing the mod achievement disable, but it's not trivial to do. On the other hand, many games do not care if you use mods for achievements. Fallout: New Vegas is in this category. ...


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SteamCharts shows that Counter-Strike is still played quite a bit. Concurrent playercount is usually somewhere between 5 000 and 20 000 players (worldwide). This is less than tenth of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, but double Counter Strike: Source.


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Getting a card is actually not from playing the game. Each day you can get three by: Starting a new game Joining a friend's game Beating the boss at level 10


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Using a third party program it is possible to reset your achievements as they are NOT stored server-side. Though extremely unlikely, it is possible to be banned for doing this. As of July 2015 I don't believe Steam is banning for using SAM. http://gib.me/sam/


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You don't even need to download and reinstall Steam. After you've installed the new version of Windows all you need to do is run D:\Steam\Steam.exe and it'll figure everything out for you. I haven't used Windows 10, but you should be able to pin it to the task bar or the start menu by right clicking on Steam.exe in Explorer. You should also be able to make a ...


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Short answer: No The Steam launch commands are no different from adding launch commands to the application's shortcut. It depends on each application what they will or won't parse. You can't run any scripts or anything, unless the game itself has such functionality, in which case, it's not relevant to steam launch commands. There are different ways of ...


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No, but you can achieve the same result with a bit of a hack. Launch arguments aren't related to batch files. You can use a batch file to launch something with launch arguments but not the other way around. However, if you want to launch the game through Steam and make the batch file run before the game, you can use the steps below to achieve that. Go to ...



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