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You can launch a game though a command: steam://rungameid/"appid" (without quotes) appid's can be found my store page on the url Example: http://store.steampowered.com/app/730/ - 730 is the appid for CSGO For timing of game launching, windows comes with a task scheduler, you can schedule this steam url to run at a specific time Now start the download of ...


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Get him to play in offline mode. I do it all the time with my brother.


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Aside from msconfig, another place to check is your startup folder in your start menu. Any shortcut placed there will start the program when the system boots up.


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Steam is supposed to do that, as well as dozens of applications you have installed. It's not "potentially dangerous". That's very common for a lot of applications. When you start your machine several processes run because of the start itself. Some of them connect to available networks to perform updates or log in users into services. That's what steam was ...


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As far as WHY Steam is connecting to the internet - that's what it is made to do. It connects for many reasons - once on start-up to log in to your account and authorize all your games, periodically through the day to check for game updates or new games in your library (say if you added a game through the website instead of through the Steam application), ...


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There are two options I see: 1) Ensure the "Run Steam when my computer starts" option is turned off in Steam's options dialog. 2) Run msconfig.exe (which I hope is available under Windows 8) to turn off Steam, or any other processes, that run upon startup. MSConfig.exe is a Windows program that will edit your computer's registry to, among other things, ...


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Using a third party program it is possible to reset your achievements as they are NOT stored server-side. Though extremely unlikely, it is possible to be banned for doing this. As of July 2015 I don't believe Steam is banning for using SAM. http://gib.me/sam/


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This happened the other day to me as well. I renamed the userdata to userdata.old and restarted Steam. After launching Portal 2 (because this was the game that didn't wanted to sync) again, the prompt didn't show and I was able to play normally. No need to reinstall Steam this way.


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You have to create a shortcut to (PathToSteamFolder)\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win64\dota2.exe if you are running a 64 bit OS or (PathToSteamFolder)\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\game\bin\win32\dota2.exe if running 32 bit OS.


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As far as i noticed it is set to your computers time. I changed my password and after a week it said i could access the Steam market on 6/27/2015 10:33:27. I looked up my time on google( because my computer's time is off) and it was 12:13. My computer says it was 9:31 and at 10:33 i could go back to the market. So i don't know about pre releases and games ...


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It depends heavily on the game. For instance, Invisible, Inc uses a system to detect modifications to the game code and will disable achievements. There are workarounds for bypassing the mod achievement disable, but it's not trivial to do. On the other hand, many games do not care if you use mods for achievements. Fallout: New Vegas is in this category. ...


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I believe no. But I might be wrong because I don't have Fallout: New Vegas. The only mods I ever got into a Steam game were through the Steam Workshop, for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Steam didn't disable the achievements. In fact, for CS:GO there are dozens of achievement maps available that let you get the achievements for number of kills/games ...


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This is so far the most elegant approach that also has many other additional features/capabilities: Found at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/367670/ PS: I am not in any way affiliated with the developer - I just think it's awesome and use it personally.


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I've written a script to solve this problem. It can be found on GitHub here. It tells you what games are below average, and which ones are the easiest to boost (strictly mathematically). Improvements and pull requests are welcome. I know very few people will want to download something for this, but it's the best I can do without having a server. Here's a ...


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I'm sure you have Steam Guard active, so that shouldn't be an issue. However, you stated your friends number of items, 23, which leads me to think you two are Free2Play. F2P are players who have not spent any amount of money in the Mann Co. Store, did not buy TF2 during the time it cost money to play, or did not activate an Upgrade to Premium. F2Pers cannot ...


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No. In Rust, your character is automatically male, and given a random set of features that is tied to your account. Here's a link to an article that talks about it. http://steamed.kotaku.com/rust-chooses-players-race-for-them-things-get-messy-1693426299


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No, but you can achieve the same result with a bit of a hack. Launch arguments aren't related to batch files. You can use a batch file to launch something with launch arguments but not the other way around. However, if you want to launch the game through Steam and make the batch file run before the game, you can use the steps below to achieve that. Go to ...


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Short answer: No The Steam launch commands are no different from adding launch commands to the application's shortcut. It depends on each application what they will or won't parse. You can't run any scripts or anything, unless the game itself has such functionality, in which case, it's not relevant to steam launch commands. There are different ways of ...


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Your problem might be due to Steam Guard. Try re-enabling it.


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There currently is no such option in Steam. However, there is a petition/idea going on on the Steam Forum. Something you can do, is to switch your computer off after a set amount of time. For example, if the estimated time is still two hours when you go to bed, you can make it shutdown after three hours (for security). To do this, run the following command ...


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You don't even need to download and reinstall Steam. After you've installed the new version of Windows all you need to do is run D:\Steam\Steam.exe and it'll figure everything out for you. I haven't used Windows 10, but you should be able to pin it to the task bar or the start menu by right clicking on Steam.exe in Explorer. You should also be able to make a ...


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Yes you can. Mostly it will work out of the box. Just link Steam after your fresh installation to the correct folder, restart Steam and everything should be fine. I've encountered some cases, where this haven't worked. In those cases, I point to a newly created folder in the same partition. I start a clean download/install of a game. After I've added all ...


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You can view precise percentages for each achievement at the URL below. http://api.steampowered.com/ISteamUserStats/GetGlobalAchievementPercentagesForApp/v0002/?gameid=291650 Change the number at the end to the appid of the game. You can find that as the number in the URL of the store page for the game you're interested in. You can not view the number of ...


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Another great way of getting easy badges is to play on some F2P games (that have trading cards), and then either complete the badges for the game or selling the cards you get with the game on the Market and buying any cards with the money you got for any sets you need to complete. Costs: effort. F2P games with Trading Cards include: Team Fortress 2 ...


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According to user Lorean at Steam Community: A quite late response, but I keep a spreadsheet to track my achievements and I just tested this. with some functions. Dividing completed achievements vs total achievements gives me 40%. Calculating the average of each individual game's achievement completion % gives a result of 52.11% which would match with my ...


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I've been in the same situation with Civ 5 and also Killing Floor. If you own the base game, but not the DLC, buying a complete/gold edition will give you all the DLC but not another copy of the base game. In some cases it's cheaper than buying all the DLC on its own, even though you're missing out on the base game (Civ 5/Killing Floor case).


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OK, apparently the previous messages didn't take into account permissions or SteamPlay cloud sync. First thing you want to do is turn off SteamPlay cloud sync on your account (the one you are copying to) Then you need to copy the game files (mentioned in the other answers). If you don't have read permission, from your account make sure to set that up on ...


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Update Delete a shared library So that you need the other way around there is a good and a bad message. The bad one is Get them to remove you, its a one way set up. Removing them from you share doesn't remove you from thier shares. The good one however, there is a workaround available which I've not tested but as you just have to comment out a ...


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Authorising Devices for Sharing Authorising Devices for Sharing Before authorising other accounts to access your own library, you must first authorise any devices on which others will play your games. This will require you to log in to those devices with your Steam account, so it's important to emphasise that you should not share your Steam account ...


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If Alice wants to share her games on Alpha, with Bob on Beta, Alice will need to enable Family Library Sharing. First be sure Alice has Steam Guard security enabled via Steam > Settings > Account in the Steam Client. Then, enable the sharing feature via Settings > Family (or in Big Picture mode, Settings > Family Library Sharing) Alice can now specify ...


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I't says in the FAQ you have to be at least level 8 to receive any cards you've earned, and as long as you become level 8 by the end of the sale you'll receive them.


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While the other answers about disabling are correct I can't add a comment, so I'll post this is an answer. In the case of Europa Universalis IV, this is a non-issue as you can activate and deactivate DLC as you please from the launcher that boots when you hit play game.


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You can try to copy gta to another drive, start installing it on steam. Wait till the first bytes are done. Close steam, copy the data back, start steam and you should be happy. The download resumes, load the last bytes and should be done. This normally works for me. Btw. This way you will see how much space is needed AFTER installation, due to the fact ...


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Yes, and you can later add it to your game (or disable if you want that for some reason) right from the game's page in your library by (un)marking the corresponding checkbox:


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SteamCharts shows that Counter-Strike is still played quite a bit. Concurrent playercount is usually somewhere between 5 000 and 20 000 players (worldwide). This is less than tenth of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, but double Counter Strike: Source.


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You can disable DLC for a game in the game properties like this:


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Before Steam supported multiple library folder I would install steam to a different place than C:\program files (eg. g:\steam), I don't know if this will still work but it could be worth trying as steam is pretty great a recognising games in libraries from previous installs now (I just install win10 and after adding my old steam library to a new install it ...


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The "card drops remaining" -number is misleading. It doesn't actually show how many drops are remaining, but how many drops you have gotten so far. This is most likely because they only count how many cards you've got and are using the same template as other badges, but didn't bother to change the wording on it or reverting the number in any way. The ...


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There are several ways to get cards: You can earn up to two cards per day by playing that monster game You'll receive an additional card for every 10$ you spend at the store You'll be rewarded with an extra card for each badge you craft during the sale You can trade with others to get their surplus monster cards; there are several offers in the trading ...


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go to http://store.steampowered.com/ click the search icon (with nothing in the search box) click 'Sort by' and select 'Lowest Price' after results have refreshed go to your browser's URL bar and add '00' and hit Enter/Return key


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Just setup another library in your steam options. After that you can choose which library (drive) should be used to install the the game.


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Yes and no. While Steam doesn't support this directly that I know of (though I rarely use Big Picture mode), you can use a symbolic link to make Windows "lie" to Steam. This will require a keyboard and/or mouse for the initial setup, but shouldn't require them after that. Assuming your SSD's Steam install is at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam, and you want ...


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So the answer is sort of. You can't choose an install location or set a default location for big picture mode (at the moment). There is no configuration for this, it will always use the default install location which is the drive Steam is installed on. And that's the key. You can move your steam installation to a different disk and it will default to that ...


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Getting a card is actually not from playing the game. Each day you can get three by: Starting a new game Joining a friend's game Beating the boss at level 10


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I've got exactly same problem. Solved it by installing windows on my macbook and using steam there. I downloaded games on windows partition and then copied it into home PC Possible solutions: a) Install Windows Steam on OS X via Wineskin (wine skin runs .exe like it would be an .app) b) Install parallels. It runs virtual machine with windows inside os x ...


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You can disable the download inside steam while your playing. This can be activated in your options. I would suggest to enable this option always. You'll forget it otherwise on MP games. ;-)


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So after looking in game and doing some searches online it seems that account linking is no longer possible nor supported in the current version of the game. (since January 2015) Here's an excerpt from a Steam Community post which explains the situation: ...As of January 2015, the "Replace" function is no longer working. This may be a side effect of a ...


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No, you cannot. Free to Play games (which are not installed) will only appear in your library if you own any DLCs or have early access to a particular game. If you wish for a list of Free to Play games which you have previously played you will have to go through your games list through your profile. This list will include any Free to Play games you have ...


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Easiest badges are: Community Ambassador(200XP),which is made by completing community tasks. Gem maker(100XP),Buy a cheap loading screen or emoticon of 0.03$ and convert it into gems. Participating in sale events(100-200XP). Years of service(1year=50XP). None of the above works for a limited account, I think.


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I think not. But you can remove them and then have it for download, but put in no download priority and it will be on the list.



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