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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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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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The game will stay in your Steam library available for you to download and install again. Whether or not your saves are saved depends on the game. In some cases they're not deleted from your computer, in some cases Steam saves the save file in the cloud, and sometimes your saves will be deleted along with the game. It's always a good idea to back them up!


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When you ask Steam to follow a game, you receive that game's announcements in your activity feed. Not explicitly mentioned, or at least not where I could find it, is that you also join that game's official group. When you stop following a game, you will automatically be removed from the group, meaning that any rewards or advantages that require you be a ...


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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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Make your Profile Private so that they can't access to your Profile. If you do so, they won't be able to see when you were online, but on the downside, they can't see anything.


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Yes, the game will stay in your steam library. You can redownload it at any time. Save files will be kept, with some exceptions. If you want to keep your save files, enable Steam Cloud (if available) or look for the savefiles outside of the games's steamapps folder.


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Uploading to Steam Workshop is handled by the Creation Kit. Open the File menu and choose Upload Plugin and Archive to Steam to open the uploading interface.


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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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Steam's option to launch on startup is on by default. You can change it by going to the menu bar and choosing Steam → Preferences… to open Steam's Preferences window. Then in the Preferences window choose Interface (I know, that's not intuitive, is it), and uncheck Run Steam when my computer starts: To stop an already-running Steam, just switch to ...


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Muting someone will block their chat wheel messages but won't block their pings. Which mean theorically they could spam ping and you couldn't do much about it, though, for now at least, most people still use the ping to draw attention more than being a nuisance.


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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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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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Judging by the question date is quite likely you already resolved this. But I'll answer for future generations. If you start steam on the PC it will overwrite the local save. So you have to: Back up the save file. Let steam overwrite it. Start the game. Alt-Tab the game and replace the current save with the backup. Close the game. Steam will update the ...


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You have to click on Friends button and select Offline. It will show you as offline in friends list, but you will still be online on steam. You won't be able to see your friend list, but you can still play with them if you join through other means (web profile or game browser within the game).


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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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http://steamidconverter.com/ This website might come useful for you. Just find your Community ID on this website through your SteamID and then search for it under Steam Community's Home Page -> "Find People"


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Automatic voice detection can be unreliable, especially if you don't spend time calibrating it. In this case, the threshold was too high. Switching to push-to-talk fixes this and is a lot easier than calibrating the voice levels. It can be done from the broadcasting menu. Just remember not to use a button you need in the game.


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Here's the lobby way: Invite player to lobby. Set permissions to Private Match by clicking the permissions button once. Choose gamemode. Go, and you should load into a server. Bots should already be there.


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There is no reason you could not do this. Just a bit of fiddling with some Console commands. The best route I'd say but may require some knowledge of steam console commands is to use a Dedicated server. https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Counter-Strike:_Global_Offensive_Dedicated_Servers You can host a server and provided you open the approproiate ...


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Searching for other profiles in the Steam Client has not always been as easy as it should be. A fail-safe way to find your friend and add him, is be asking him to go to his profile in his browser. Then he'll copy his URL (it should look something like http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198017813554/), and send it to you. Then you can open this URL in ...


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From SecuROM's website: Please note that this is a common issue when the Visual Studio C++ redistributable and/or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 was not installed properly. To solve the issue, please open your Windows Explorer/My Computer and switch to the following directory on the 'Grand Theft Auto IV' Disc #1: e.g. E:\GTAIV\Redistributable. ...


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After you activated the key, just open your Steam library and download the game. It's only about 1.5 gigabytes, and this will be the cleanest and simplest way, since the only important part of your retail copy is the key it included, which you said you redeemed.


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Yes, Counter Strike 1.6 on Steam is currently cross platform on Windows, Mac OS X and SteamOS+Linux. It is interoperable between all platforms, so you should have no problems playing with friends on a LAN.


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This is not possible to change.


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As this game is not prohibited to run in Germany, you can ask someone from a country where it is available to gift or trade it to you. You can then accept the gift and play it normally. This is an intentional loop hole in Steam and works with any Game that does not have the prohibitedToRunInCountries or onlyallowrunincountries flags on it's config, like seen ...


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Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition already doesn't work with GFWL. In options in Steam select beta versions and choose 2. It may help.


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If you disconnect from the internet while playing the game, it won't count towards your hours played. If you think someone else might have been on your account, Steam logs where people access your account from via IP address. So if you log into your account from a new computer, it will require email verification before you can login.


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No its not possible to delete or remove those entrys since they are all stored server side i assume. If you search you find people on reddit having similar issues, which can be traced back to a buggy steam beta version and free weekends showing wrong information on the beta client. http://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/2uwnwn/ Maybe those bugs and your ...



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