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There's not a "only after login" option for displaying these friend notifications. As has been noted, it's all or nothing in Steam's settings. There's also no launch option that helps. However, you can make it go faster, if you edit your Steam style. In your Steam directory, look for resource\styles\steam.style. (Assuming you use the default skin - if ...


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The only way to disable this is to disable friend notifications entirely. In Steam's settings, go to the Friends tab and uncheck "When any Friend joins a game" "Display a notification". Edit: As @ardaozkal has pointed out, you can override this per friend by opening the friends list, clicking the down arrow next to their name and clicking Notification ...


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If you don't own the base game, Steam won't allow you to activate an add-on (eg, DLC) for it. You'll need to own the base game on Steam first. Edit: The error you get is as below:


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Yes. The inventories are tied to the Steam account, not the computer. However, keep in mind that if you're trying to "share" your account with somebody... well, you shouldn't. It's against Steam's TOS and can create a lot of problems if you're trying to do things on both computers simultaneously. But if it's just you, and you're using Steam on two ...


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88.7 is a secret underground radio network. On the Windows Phone version of Mirror's Edge, there is actually an achievement for it: I Heart 88.7 Find the pirate radio frequency graffiti While the game never explicitly covers and talks about said radio station, despite the graffiti you can find around town, its most probable uses are for relaying ...


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You unlock the ability to create an extra showcase every 10 levels. If your Steam level is lower than 10, you can't have any at all. This info is in the Trading Cards FAQ. Once you've unlocked a showcase, simply go to your own Steam profile and click the "add a showcase" block with the dashed line around it.


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Your Friends-list now has 5 more slots for 5 more friends.


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Once you hit level 10, you can set a featured showcase in your profile settings. You get more showcases as you level up further.


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Steam Spy is a website allows you to search for a specific game, to get estimated sales numbers and hours played. Although Valve doesn't make such data public, it is possible to estimate it, based on what data is public. Steam Spy does exactly this by random sampling of public user profiles, which list what games that user owns and how many hours they've ...


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You'd need to work with every internet provider in the world, to make this true. You can't simply download stuff at higher than provided internet speed. If my provider gives me 8 megabits per second internet, I will never download with speed greater than 1 megabyte per second, regardless of what the software I'm using to download does. To make it work, ...


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You can report a player on Steam. To do this, open Steam overlay in-game (Shift+Tab by default), click "View Players" in the Friends box. This will show you all players you've met in Steam games, ordered by time. If you have already left the game, same list can be accessed from Steam client menu, View -> Players. From the list, find the suspected ...


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Yes, there is a way! In order to hide the update dialog, simply run Steam with the -silent command line option. As usual, any other dialogs (such as going into offline mode due to a lack of internet connection or a missing Steam Service warning) will appear. Those cannot be suppressed. If you do not want Steam to verify its files (check integrety), run ...


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You cannot activate it without owning the base game on steam. Steam will show you a message that you need to purchase the base game first.


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For this problem there is a workaround. In Origin-settings disable origin-ingame(the overlay) shut down origin add fifa16.exe from your installation directory to steam via "add a non-steam game to steam" start the recently added fifa16.exe from Steam. Now the Steam overlay should work ingame and you can setup your Steam Controller


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This means that irrespective of a consumer's internet plan or download speed, his digital copy will be downloaded at a faster speed. This is a big no no. You cannot force a download to occur at a higher speed than what the user has requested to his ISP unless you had some sort of partnership with that ISP. Worse than that, you most certainly cannot ...


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UPDATE So I emailed the lead (only?) developer and got a pretty quick reply! It turns out he adds free Steam keys into the game every time he does a major patch. Below is a copy of his reply to me: Keys to Hacknet can be found in a few places ingame. They're the same for everyone, but I change them on major patches (and some minor ones) for new saves ...


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I have figured out what was the problem. I have turned off one of my network adapters. It seems that to detect the same machine is used you have to have exactly the same network adapters as you had during Family sharing installation.


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To add on to what @DJ Pirtu said your game library is not always the same across computers. This is because free games only show up in it if they are installed and so on what PC you may have 9 games whereas another 10. I know this is about steam inventories but libraries are very closely tied onto that.


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Open settings, click "Cloud", check "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for applications which support it".


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Yes, that URL should be useable. When you want to set a custom URL it tells you if the URL is free or not. After you change to another URL the old one is free.


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Yes you can. Or, at least, you could add of the last version. Not played since, been addicted to Kerbal.


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There is no way to legally play a game that requires steam, without the CD key. If you purchased the game, new, return to the store with your receipt and demand an exchange for a copy that has a key or a refund. No matter where you are your consumer rights should at least cover you for that1. If you purchased the game, second hand, you might have less ...


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No. The Steam family sharing FAQ explicitly says this is not allowed. 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. If you try to get creative to work around the technical limitations of the steam family sharing, you are risking Valve's wrath, including VAC-bans. ...


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There isn't a hard limit. However, you'd hit a soft limit after crafting every single available badge. The exception is during winter and summer sales, which have badges that can be levelled an infinite number of times.


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The simplest method would be to run the game, then right click on its icon in the taskbar and pick "Pin this program to taskbar". If the game is full-screen by default, you should be able to minimise it by holding alt and pressing tab until you reach your desktop. I believe every version of Windows that allows taskbar pinning should work using this ...


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What you've got sounds like a bug. If you aren't getting these anymore, you might try: Refreshing your Steam files Toggling this setting off, quitting steam, logging back in, then turning it back on again. Use Win+R to open the Windows Run dialog, then enter steam://open/console then enter the command clear_marketing_message_views Open the ...


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Unless he owns the games, he'll have to purchase them again for his account, log into your account or be granted access using Steam's Family Sharing system. Games like TF2 and DoTA 2 will work fine, but other titles such as Counter-Strike: GO will require a repurchase (for his account) or family sharing licenses. As for having to download the games again, ...


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Well As posted in my comment. If you used the Ring of Whispers darksouls2.wikidot.com/ring-of-whispers to talk to Manscorpion Tark and didn't take it of, one of the effects is whenever is an enemy near you will hear the sounds you describe


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If you are using the Steam version and 1.3, click the cloud icon on the bottomleft of the player/world card, then go to the other computer and you can access it.


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See this comment on Steam Community Forum. Basically what the poster suggests is to turn the steam controller desktop settings to an XBox controller. The settings the poster is talking about I believe are here: Big Picture mode -> Settings (the gear symbol at the upper right) -> Controller (category) -> Configurations -> Desktop Configuration. I do not ...



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