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Steam Family Sharing only allows you to play the game if the account the game is actually purchased under isn't active. It counts as active if anyone is playing any game in it. So if... the account owner is playing any game they purchased, not just the one you want to play Anyone else they're sharing with has already "borrowed" a game from their account ...


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Short answer: yes, it can be done As Steam is a cloud service, this is percisely what the platform excells at. If you have two differents computers, simply install Steam, log into your account, download the games you want and play on. If you have Steam Guard enabled, Steam may ask you to verify the new location by a code sent to you by e-mail. However, ...


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Steam games are linked to your account. You can download and install them anywhere, anytime, as long as you log in. You don't need the purchase confirmation emails.


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If two people are in the same group, they can message each other without being Steam-friends. This is a potential scam/spam vector. However, it's not a common one, in my experience. I think the actual reason for the excess of group-invites on Steam is the same as the reason people spam guild/clan/server invites in many games, despite a large number of ...


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I just looked it up. I ended up on this article. Important: Ensure that you are activating your game through the Steam application. The Steam website cannot be used to activate a game. If you have not yet done so, you can download and install the Steam application by clicking on the green "Install Steam Now" button here: ...


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Save file formats entirely depend on the game, and many games will use any combination of binary or plain text formats. While Steam hosts many games, it does not define how a game should manage its own data. Games published through Steam will therefore widely vary, and it's no different than if you got each from their publishers. The Steam Cloud simply ...


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Try moving the entire Supreme Commander folder to steam/steamapps/common/ then installing the game through steam. On the install page with the progress bar (that usually says e.g. Allocating disk space), it should say at some point something like 'checking existing installation'. This can take a while. The game will then be added to the download queue, but ...


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Yes, just download and install the Steam client, and log in and you can download your games without any issue.


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I contacted Nosgoth Support Team and they actually helped me to fix it. The problem is with family sharing or simply Steam. They said to me: To solve the problem, try this solution: Exit Steam first! Go to your Steam folder (probably C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam) and delete all folders except those 3 folders / files: SteamApps userdata Steam.exe ...


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You're probably confusing with how the Steam Market works. There is a "Steam Fee" which is 5%, but there are also "game specific fees" for Dota2/CSGO/TF2 (each at 10%). When you sell an item on the market, you're asked for two values: "Buyer pays" and "You receive", which are relative to each other. (As in: Changing one box will change the other). ...


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You could try this: Move the game folder to a different location Click on Delete Local Content for the game in steam if available Initiate the installer Once it begins downloading, pause and close steam Move the original game folder back into where steam is downloading the new files Run steam and if it doesn't automatically do so, verify file integrity


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Additionally, groups can set events which will cause windows to pop up on your screen alerting you of the event. These won't go away until you close the windows. This is potentially annoying and can't be disabled.


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Yes, to answer the question in your title. No, to answer the question in your post. Steam is not required for KSP. When you purchase it from the Kerbal Space Program store, you either buy a Steam Key, or buy it so that you download / patch it from their servers. This is a choice you only get to make once. Just click on "Add to Cart" rather than "Buy a ...


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Just putting the Steam executable on the SSD, and not the games, will not noticeably improve your load time ('boot time' is typically reserved for your OS/computer). The Steam executable has very little data to load compared to a modern game, so the decreased load time from hard drive to RAM will hardly (if at all) be noticeable. If you still want to do ...


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Two things I've figured out: The music files are downloaded to the following path by default. They're in MP3 and FLAC format. You should be able to play them in your media player of preference from here. (MP3s played fine in Windows Media Player, and FLAC played in VLC, for me.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Homeworld\Soundtrack You may ...


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You need 1 playthrough and at least portions of a 2nd playthrough in order to obtain all of the augments. Here is a link to a FAQ on GameFAQs that details a suggested augment path. You can use this to determine how far through the New Game+ you need to get in order to obtain all of the augments. Throughout the walkthrough that also appears on the page, it ...


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There are a few reason why you might be unable to connect to a competitive round: Competitive Ban You can receive this ban for doing any of the following: Too much damage to teammates. (3 warnings) Harming a teammate at the start of the round (Instant ban) Leaving a match after you have pressed the ACCEPT button. Abusing the kick system. Keep in mind ...


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Visit your Inventory page. Click More > Inventory Privacy Settings Set Confirmation of Trades to Disabled and hit Save Changes Note, by disabling email confirmations, you are forfeiting your rights to having your items recovered if your account is compromised. Make sure you have a strong, unique password on both your Steam account and email account. ...


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If you have Steam Cloud synchronization enabled, any applicable games will back up their saves to the cloud so you can access them from whatever device you install the game on. To make sure this option is turned on: Open Steam In the top right, click Steam, then click Settings. Click Cloud on the left hand list. Make sure Enable Steam Cloud ...


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Sort of how you must actually use the direct Diablo 3 executable to launch it as a non-Steam game, so too must you use the direct HotS executable to launch it as a non-Steam game. The difference is, with HotS it's not as simple as the direct executable instead of the launcher sitting in the same directory. What you are looking to launch is: ...


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To give a simple answer, you have to redownload it. It's possible for some games that the files could be the same, and in that case, you may be able to start it downloading, then exit Steam during the download, move your files in, then reopen Steam and resume your download. It's possible it may notice new files. However, it's most likely that won't work, and ...


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The answer to this is in the Steam Region Restrictions FAQ However, said answer is anything but clear. Basically, for CD Keys (which these would count as), it says Region restrictions on CD Keys vary by each individual publisher. There is no standard or universal restriction placed on retail games. Having said that, I haven't had any problems ...


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No. This function isn't implemented yet. As you can see here, this function's missing right now. However, tags can be banned by Valve itself, but you can't block or ban tags yourself. If you don't like to see a particular game, just click the "Not interested" button. It won't show up on your shop site anymore, still you can access it through search. Games ...


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Using Steam allows you to make screenshots and chat via the steam chat system (including voice comms if set up) even if the game itself doesn't allow it. I've found the screenshot feature very useful.


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These days, it also enables Steam Gamestreaming if you add a non-steam game to your steam library so all your friends can watch in envy as you play Elite: Dangerous.


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Some games use the Steam cloud sync as Kaizerwolf wrote, some don't In addition enabling Steam Cloud Sync, you could potentially copy over most of them yourself. A lot of games store their saves under C:\Users\<Username>\Documents\My Games If you copy this entire directory over (or individually for saves that you're missing), you'll be able to ...


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Items will expire from the Steam Market after a number of days. While I believe the limit is 120 days (around 4 months), Steam/Valve doesn't actually document this anywhere.


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In the Account menu, you have the “Backup and Restore Games…” option; use this to copy TF2 to a thumb drive or equivalent, and at home, restore TF2 to your computer from the drive using the same feature.


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I've had similar issues with games, especially Skyrim, and anything I'd played that day would no longer work. I ended up having to restart my PC each time it would appear otherwise I couldn't start my games. Typically I would get it if Skyrim crashed or I cancelled the loading sequence before it was finished. This blurb is taken from the Steam forums ...


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Make a macro on an external Driver ( if you are using razor or steelseries etc this is easy) on the button to "be" another button that you wont typically use while gaming. Put this in some predefined "gaming" setting that you can easily switch this setting in when you want to play games where you need this keybind. So as an example, make a macro that FN ...



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