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Steam Family Sharing is made for exactly this situation. You can authorize up to 10 devices and up to 5 accounts to have (almost) full access to your Steam games without being considered the same user or using the same save files. If an authorized user (your wife, on her account) is playing on an authorized device (your computer), then she can play without ...


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buying two copies off one steam account This isn't possible for any Steam game, so I don't think it will be possible here. one copy per steam account. If this is the preferred option, can they both use the same installation location? Yes, this is correct. You can log into two different accounts on the same machine and it will use the same game files, ...


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All that adding them to Steam does is allows you to launch them through Steam (and you will be shown as playing a non-Steam game to any friends you have). It doesn't allow them to be downloaded to or played on any other machine. Even if they were Steam games, you'd still have to download them from your library to the other machine to play, but non-Steam ...


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The games you buy are yours forever (or rather a very long time) and can be installed on as many computers as you want (unless the game has a limit on its own, but the same limitation would likely be on the physical edition too). Dumping physical copies is a decision you must make, but as I stated below, Steam has been around for 13 years already, and they ...


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I don't think you're going to like the answer, but... ...it depends entirely on the game. Or more specifically, on how the game developer integrated workshop features. The more a game allows workshop items to do, the more likely it is that someone could slip something hostile into it.


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Most of the skins you'd ever own are very worthless. Every now and then someone somewhere gets a skin that actually is worth something more than 5$. Even more rarely, they'd get a skin that's worth more than 400$. The difference here is 400$ is the upper limit for which you can sell items on the Steam market, so you wouldn't sell your skin there. Another ...


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If they are new games with third party, online authenticated, DRM like products from Ubisoft: You don't. The key is tied to your friends account and those other DRM products don't allow library sharing so you're out of luck. You would have to log in on your friends account in that DRM and risk the account getting banned. In older games which just have a CD ...


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The following has worked for me on Windows without 3rd party tools. First I install Steam in the new location (if it's not already installed), log in at least once, then exit. Then from the original Steam location, I copy over 2 things to the same relative directories in the new Steam location: The game's directory in \Steam\SteamApps\common\ (should be ...


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According to Steam Refunds you can't do that. You can only refund full bundles and only if none of the items are transferred. Refunds on Bundles You can receive a full refund for any bundle purchased on the Steam Store, so long as none of the items in the bundle have been transferred, and if the combined usage time for all items in the bundle is ...


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No, Steam only updates games bought and installed through Steam.


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I've had success (different game) in the past with this guide (the Steam app ID for TF2 is 440): http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2470784 The basic idea is to: mess up (i.e. empty) the local backup data start Steam and receive a Sync conflict dialog delete the local backup data without closing the dialog resolve the conflict in the ...


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Yes, they will just disappear.


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The family sharing page of Steam has a FAQ with useful information. Can two users share a library and both play at the same time? No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time. When I authorize a device to lend my library to others, do I limit my own ability to access and play my games? As the account holder, you may ...


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You're trying to buy one of the proper "Bundles" that exist on Steam, which are not simply a collection of items. When you buy such a bundle, you get a certain discount off the total price of the items in it, however items that you already own won't be counted. Let's say there's a bundle with two items that cost $5 each, and the bundle itself offers a 10% ...


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You are mostly correct. It's important to note, though, that Steam says you are online if the following conditions are met: Steam is running on any machine with your account logged in. Steam has detected mouse movement or keyboard usage within the last 10 minutes on any of these machines. This means that Away can reliably inform you of whether or not ...


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Those two are the only warnings. The difference between the two is that one has an age rating and the other one has not. You can see the second message for "Early Access"-games, pre-orders, betas and demos which have no age rating yet. Sometimes a DLC which adds blood and/or gore has the second message too, because the game itself is not rated M, but the ...


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For games that use a submission-based workshop (like TF2, DOTA2, and CS:GO), there is no chance to contract a virus, as there is no way to download the workshop item in question. Submissions are only selected and included into the game by Valve. You can only ogle and vote on them. Pertaining to servers and getting viruses in these games, there have been ...


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Do I have to craft a badge? Yes, you have to craft a badge. Before I was level 10 cards gave me XP, why don't they give me XP anymore? You never get XP from only cards, you get XP from crafting badges and buying games (2-3 xp per game) and some special badges such as "X+ games owned" or "member for Y years". How much XP will I get from crafting a ...


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You can declare your old steam folder as a library. This should immediately make Witcher 3 playable again after a quick data integrity check. Go to the Settings - Downloads. Click Steam Library Folders, then select your old steam folder(s). I reinstalled Windows just a week ago. Set my old steam folder as a library and all my games worked again.


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What Dulkan said is correct, however it happenned to me once and even that did not work. (Maybe they fixed it now) What I did at the time was simply put everything in place and launch the .exe as it will automatically 'connect' with Steam.


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Some ideas (some of them might be completely wrong): Your session might be timing out. Did you mark the "remember me" checkbox when logging in to steam? Someone might be trying to log in on your account on a different machine. Try changing your password and enabling Steam Guard. Your firewall or other security software might be interfering. Try adding a ...


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What you are looking at in the screenshot is used in the new prime parts system. Your void keys will have been replaced with "Void Relics," which have their own, smaller drop tables. These drop tables are also static, so if something is about to enter the vault, you can farm their specific relics ahead of time. The liset segment you are looking at is for "...


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Unfortunately, no. As far as I could find very few weapons will allow the use of v models. The ones that will allow v model are Stickybomb Launcher, Minigun, Revolver, Knife, and Red Tape Recorder. No other models will accept a v model.


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Just copy over your save data into where the games are saved. Click on My Computer, go to your C: drive or wherever your program files are located. Click on Program Files (or Program Files x86 if you have it), click on the Steam folder, click on the folder that says userdata, click on the single folder in there then open folder 28050 where the save data ...


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Trading via the marketplace in Steam will put the money in your steam wallet. However, all money that circulates in Steam was introduced somehow, mainly by people "topping up" their Steam wallet from their creditcard or bank account. However, no-one forces you to sell skins via the marketplace. One can simply conduct regular trades between two accounts, and ...


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Having an online status on Steam means you are using a Steam client that is currently active. Showing I am playing a NON-Steam game or meaning I am just , for example watching YouTube. Being logged in means I could have Steam X'd out, but the task is still running (Meaning I closed the Window and not completely ended the task) whilst having any type of ...


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I believe it's 10 AM Pacific time (note that at the moment, the Pacific time zone is observing Daylight Saving time). In the past, that's when the new sales begin.


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So one of the nice things that you can get from Steam is the ability to upload any of your saves to the Cloud and then it will allow you to synch up the game so it downloads what you uploaded. For other games you would see save files in ProgramFiles/Steam/SteamApps/Common/"Game"/Save Some saves can be located in additonal files, sometimes; /bin, /binaries ...


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If the games use steam cloud, Steam should be saving the savefiles for you. Otherwise you have to identify the location of each savefile folder of each game, copy it, and put it in the corresponding location on the new machine.


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I see you mentioned in the comments that you don't want to re-install Steam, but have you tried deleting everything except for steamapps? This will keep your games intact, and even save you storage in the long run, by deleting some junk cache, if you have any custom Steam skins, be sure to back those up before doing it, and I'm pretty sure it will also reset ...



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