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Once you buy a steam game, you can use it on any computer, provided that the computer can run it. There should be no need to re-buy the mac versions of the same games, though you will need to download the mac versions of the game to your new computer. However, not all games for Windows work on Mac or Linux. That is why your mac specific games are less than ...


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When you open Steam on the Mac, your game library is by default shown with a filter for games released under the "SteamPlay" label. Buying games with this label always gives you the Mac version or the Mac and Linux versions for free in addition to the Windows version of the software. You'll see either of these logos on games with SteamPlay: (Windows and ...


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You can try to download them with SteamCMD, if they are DRM-Free. When you run it, you can login with, login (username) Then set the download path with, force_install_dir (path) Then, you can install the game with this: app_update (gamesteamid) validate You can replace the (gamesteamid) part with the game's steam id, which you can find by ...


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No, you are not able to earn cards for it anymore. The fact that it is displayed is probably a bug.


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Non-Steam, DLC and Free to play games do not count towards the game count on your profile, this could be why you are seeing a difference between games in your library and the number of games shown on your profile. One example is Call of Duty which has a single and multiplayer game listed in the library but will only add one to your games count.


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Two people can't play at the same moment on Steam Family Sharing. Family Sharing FAQ clearly states this: 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.


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You can't. If you want to save energy, just turn off your LCD. Don't wait until the download is complete, just do your daily life as usual and let your PC do it`s job.


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Yes you can, all you have to do is click in the top right where it shows your username, then go to account details. After, go to Add funds to your Steam wallet. Then on the right, Redeem a Steam Wallet Code. All you have to do now is enter your code and you should be fine.


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As @Asunez stated, you can purchase keys from the in-game menu and changing the quantity in the box next to the buy button. On top of that, it's cheaper to purchase your keys through the game store as opposed to the market as the keys are more expensive ($2.69 USD^) than their worth ($2.49 USD). Anyway, here goes: Since a Chroma Case Key is a commodity, ...


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Some games only run on Windows. These games, obviously, will not run on your Mac and do not appear by default in your library. Unfortunately, this is a technical limitation which generally cannot be worked around by giving Valve more money. WINE, as mentioned in another answer, may give you some success, but in my experience, it is very case-by-case in ...


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As long as you're not trying to play two games at once, you can log into the same account from multiple locations. You (or your friend) can redeem the giftcard on one device while you play on the other. However, there is no reason to do this. Your friend can just as easily give you the gift card or its code. They can also purchase games for you as gifts. ...


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Most games aren't available from non-steam platforms if you bought it from Steam, but these are: Most DRM-Free games can be copied once downloaded from Steam. These games give out a key that can be used on non-steam versions: Don't Starve, add your CD key from steam to the end of the link. Evochron Mercenary, when you download and launch it, it'll ask ...


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As of the time of me writing this answer, there are no ways to tell Steam to open Windows games using Wine. Many people have asked, and want this feature. The only workaround to getting Windows games running in Linux (under Wine) is to run Steam itself inside of Wine. I can understand why this is problematic, but this is the way it was designed. ...


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Well, the FAQ tells us the following: How do buy orders choose which listing to buy? When you place a buy order, the market first looks for all the cheapest items that can fulfill your order. Then the oldest listing (ie. the seller who has waited the longest) is selected and purchased. If the items are listed in multiple currencies, the ...


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Unfortunately, there's no way to stack them. Multiple groups are created when one converts an item which is not currently available for trading into gems. Trade limitations in this situation are usually from buying the items you want to convert on the market. This makes them gain the same time limitation, and causes them to be made into a separate group ...


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Yes, you can log in to more than one Steam account from the same PC. From Steam: Yes, you can access different Steam accounts from one computer. However, you may only access one account at a time. The accounts will share the core files for any games the accounts have in common, but each account will maintain its own custom content and configuration ...


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What do you mean by deleted? I hope you mean uninstall and you didn't just try to delete the actual Steam files. Trying to delete the files directly (for any program) will usually not work for a multitude of reasons, one reason being that when you install programs registry entries will be installed as well which also need to be deleted, so unless you go ...


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Start your PC in Safe Mode, then proceed to uninstall Steam from the Control Panel (Add/Remove Program).


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There is no way to get around this limitation. After you wait 7 days, you will no longer have trade holds. The most likely cause of the sudden trade hold is because of a disable and re-enable of the mobile authenticator or multiple failed attempts at entering the authentication code.


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By "solo" session - I assume you mean online, but playing in invite-only and then starting races by yourself. You probably have matchmaking enabled - other players are then able to join in your race through various methods, and do not have to be specifically invited. To turn off matchmaking - open the menu and go to the Online tab, then locate Matchmaking ...


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Unfortunately Steam does not offer any downloads outside its client. (Even though the content itself may be DRM-free.) I believe you are out of luck, unless the game you have purchased offers alternative methods of download. While I'm aware of a few sites that offer both downloads and keys to be activated on Steam (such as Humble Store), I do not know if ...


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From the steam website FAQ: Q: Can two users share a library and both play at the same time? A: No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time.


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Might be a silly suggestion but have you tried going into Settings and checking whether there's a bandwidth download limit set on your account? It's found under the Downloads tab. Once clicked, there should be a little dropdown menu.


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Your problem was not caused by Steam's "Verify Integrity of Game Cache" option. It was most likely caused by moving the unspecified files from your C: to E:. You should reverse what you did in the previous step.


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You can't. Family sharing acts as though you were passing the account login back and forth. Only one person can access any given account at one time. So as soon your brother starts a game, you or anyone else is locked out. It will not let you play as though you had two copies of the game.


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A product code is a series of numbers/letters separated by dashes, like: AS79C-AF9KV-VIE30. Search the contents of the box that the game came in for something that looks kinda like that. It is generally found on the sleeve for the CD.


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The servers on Valve's end that are used for backpack information and/or trading occasionally go down or are under heavy load. When this happens, TF2 and Steam cannot access your backpack at all. If this happens, it's likely that your items may be currently untradable and/or your entire backpack will be completely inaccessible, meaning you'll be unable to ...


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No you cannot connect between Terraria on PC and Terraria on mobile. The simple reason for this is that the two games are completely different. As I'm sure you would know since you have both versions, there are many changes between the two games such as different enemies and items. It would be impossible for the two different games to be able to connect.


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They just need to know where you live in order to correctly apply any required taxes to your purchases. Nothing will be sent to you. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2780567 https://steamcommunity.com/discussions/forum/1/622954747302629048/


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Have you tried to remove the authenticator and re-add it? Disable the authenticator (go to the Steam Guard menu and choose a different Steam Guard method) Log out of your account (go to the Log Out menu on iOS, or go to Settings / Log Out on the Android app). Source



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