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Why is Steam telling me that I've been "attempting a lot of purchases" and how do I fix it?

When trying to make a purchase, Steam keeps saying: It looks like you've been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours. Please wait a while before trying again. How do I get rid of this ...
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Resources packs are missing from the DLC page in Dead Space 3. How can I spend my ration seals?

As you know, the game has a mechanism that allows you to earn ration seals. These seals can then be used to buy resources packs from within the game, which give the player with some resources and some ...
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transfer dragon age origin save to dragon age ultimate edition

This is for steam. I have a save from dragon age origin on steam, just bought dragon age ultimate edition on steam today. Can I transfer my progress over?
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Is it possible to set a cover art image for non steam game?

I have added a foreign (non steam) game to steam library. If I right click at the game in the list and choose properties, a new window appears. There you can set to force use specific proton version, ...
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What does the 'mouse cursor in a box' button do?

When configuring touch controls on the Steam Link iOS app, there's a button in the bottom right of a white mouse cursor inside a box. Clicking it toggles whether the white mouse cursor is inside or ...
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If I change my computer, how can I transfer my Stardew Valley save?

I would like to know that if I change my laptop can I still be playing the same Stardew Valley save that I have on my old laptop. Meaning, would I have the same save file directly connected to my ...
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Is there a way to compare game prices in different stores?

Sometimes I get games a bit cheaper on Humble Store or Fanatical, but I wonder: is there's a way to see if it's even cheaper somewhere else?
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Is there a way to force a direct connection for Steam remote play from outside of the host pcs network?

I know how to remote connect within my home to get low ping, but outside of the network is there a way to reduce the ping?
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Can I install Witcher 3 DLCs with external keys if the main game is on Steam?

I've currently got the Witcher 3 main game on Steam and I'd like to install the two DLCs. Is it possible to purchase (legal) activation keys via a different website (given that games are often cheaper ...
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Can you share save files on Steam Family Share to other accounts?

I've been playing on my brother's Steam account for a long time and it's about time I should get my own Steam account now, but looking up the Family Share it keeps saying that everyone will have their ...
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How to play CS:GO with dual monitor expanded over both monitors?

I want to play CS:GO using two monitors, each connected via HDMI to a GT 1030. How can I play CS:GO expanded over both monitors?
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CS:GO Error - Auto-Disconnect problem (Custom servers only)

I can play in "official" servers without any issue (like competitive match/casual etc). but when I go into a custom server, after few seconds it shows this error: "Warning: Connection ...
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Is there any way to stop Steam client updates?

I searched a lot about this but can't find the solution. All results show that how can you disable a game update in steam. But I need to stop the Steam software updates itself. Is there any way to ...
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Request for Steam keys for free game - is this a scam? [closed]

I recently converted my own paid Steam game into a free game. Since then, I got two requests (one via Discord, and one via email) for a Steam key for the game. Is this a scam, or harmful in any way (...
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Can a Steam card in USD currency be redeemed in PHP currency? [duplicate]

I have a Steam card but it is in USD currency. I am in the Philippines so my account is in PHP currency. I can't redeem the said card because the currency is not the same. How can I redeem said card? ...
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My friend has a Terraria server running and Rust open at the same time, how can I join their Terraria server?

Title. The steam GUI when I right click on them only shows Rust options, nothing for Terraria. The Terraria server works and I was in it, left for a second, and now I can't join back, due to them ...
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My real first and last name is showing up when I get killed or get a kill on Steam

Not that it matters too much because I don’t have social media, but I’d rather my name not be public. I don't know why but every time I get killed in a game or I do the killing, it says my full name. ...
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Can you activate a region locked Steam key without a VPN?

I bought a region free key from Kinguin, but after activating it, I see it ends with "(RU)", after the game name. Does it means it's region locked for Russia? May I get banned on Steam for ...
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Is Steam obligated to provide downloads of games for life (of the Steam account holder)? [duplicate]

Also, what happens to your Steam library if Steam goes out of business? I learned the hard way that the Apple iTunes app store is a `marketplace' and, after the first time you download a game, you ...
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Steam Family Mode won't allow Origin games

If I am on Family View in Steam, games like Madden and Fifa won't start, because they use Origin, and I get an error which says "Error, relaunch your game to continue linking your accounts". ...
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Can I get a refund due to bundle sales on Steam?

So, I bought one game on Steam, and a few days later looked at another game I wanted. I scrolled down, and saw that it had a bundle with both games in it for nearly the same price that I payed for the ...
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Safe to delete the workshop folder in Steamapps?

I don't know what this "workshop" folder does. Its size is 3.34 GB. I want to delete it because I must free up HD space.
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Steam Games Not Launching (I’ve Tried Everything!)

I have had my Dell XPS 8900 for several years, during which I was able to play all of my Steam games just fine. Recently, I have found that nearly all of my Steam games crash/fail to launch, and the “...
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How do you find all the accounts you've logged in to on Steam?

Sometimes, when you log in to another account on Steam, it tells you "Game from the library of NICKNAME". Therefor, I assume that somewhere there are logs of your previously connected ...
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Is it possible to entirely disable updates for a game on Steam?

I thought I'd found information about this before, but now it seems gone. Is it possible to disable updates on a Steam game? I'd like to play an old version of a single-player game, because the most ...
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Can I Unlock The Fallout: New Vegas Steam Achievements If I Buy It Through Bethesda.Net?

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition is currently 50% off on the Bethesda.net launcher. If I buy it there, can I just add it to my Steam account and earn the Steam achievements for Fallout: New Vegas, ...
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How do I find the appid for a non-steam game on Steam

Similar to How do I find the ID for a game on Steam? but this is about non-steam games (shortcuts). I'm trying to figure out what to name my custom artwork for non-steam games to get steam to ...
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When game is focused somehow my music and browser audio is lowered, any ideas?

Somehow whenever I'm playing any game on Steam (any game, including WoWs, Satisfactory, and Cities Skylines) if i have the game focused (i'm in game), somehow my machine is lowering my audio for my ...
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Change Steam account email address, having lost access [duplicate]

How do you change an unverified Steam email address, with no access to the cell phone number and email address for the Steam account?
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What does "Please enter the same address in both email address fields" mean for steam

I cannot make a Steam account because Steam keeps saying this: Please enter the same address in both email address fields
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How can you sell Team Fortress 2 items instantly in the Steam Market and what's the best/easiest way?

I want to sell TF2 items and successfully sell them instantly in the Steam Market. How can I do it and what's the best/easiest way?
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How to get rid of short and useless reviews on Steam?

Steam reviews section is progressively plagued with more and more short and absolutely garbage "reviews". Sometimes they are funny, sometimes not but they give next to zero information about ...
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Why does steam forget my birthdate? [duplicate]

Whenever I visit a store page for an M-rated game, I am prompted with a warning asking my date-of-birth, to prove I'm old enough for the game. I understand this. What I don't understand is why it ...
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Can I sync Steam ESO files with the Bethesda client so I don't have to download them again?

I downloaded ESO from a friend's account on Steam to test whether or not it is playable on my computer. However, I intend to buy and download from the official website for various reasons. Is there ...
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What should I do to secure my Steam account after I redeemed a Steam wallet code sent by another user? As that user can now possibly access my account

I redeemed a Steam wallet code that was sent to me by another Steam user. Before I did this, I asked a different question in this link in Arqade - Stack Exchange. I asked if my computer/account could ...
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Can your computer/Steam account get hacked by redeeming a Steam wallet code sent to you by another user?

Another Steam user gave me a Steam wallet code. Can my PC/Steam account get hacked by redeeming that code?
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AOE2 DE: How to disable debug information?

Some time ago I somehow enabled debug information in AOE2 DE, which is displayed in top left corner all the time (including main menu, etc.). This information sadly cannot be disabled by pressing F5 / ...
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Lost access to Steam Desktop Authenticator files and codes - how do I recover my account?

I was using Steam Desktop Authenticator and then the hard drive it was on broke. Now, my Steam account is asking for an auth code but I don't have one and the SDA code to transfer accounts from A to B ...
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No multiplayer on total war?

I downloaded a total war game on steam today to play multiplayer but on the main menu is only allows for a single-player mode. Any way to fix this to allow local, online multiplayer? Thanks.
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Proslife PS4 Controller Bluetooth Not Working On Windows 10

My Proslife controller works in-game over USB but not via Bluetooth. It is connected to the PC via Bluetooth and the input test works when running JOY.CPL, it even works on the controller menu in ...
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Any free codes to rollback Europa Universalis 4 and other Paradox games without using their official forum?

I would like to play a modded older versions of some Paradox games. Is there any free code for doing the rollback to previous versions on steam? Or any other way to rollback without using their ...
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Can I copy Battlefield 4 files to Steam Library?

I just bought BF4 on steam and I already have it installed on my computer on an origin account. Is it possible to make steam recognize my already installed game or to copy it into the steam library ...
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I reset my laptop and now Steam games are all missing

I reset my pc and didn't expect anything to happen to my Steam account. I had a ton of games on there that were very expensive. I re-downloaded Steam on my now-reset laptop. When I looked at my ...
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Bought games don't show up in library on new PC

I've got some problems with my steam library. After buying a new pc, I logged into my steam account there and downloaded a few of my games I was in the mood of playing, including some free games and ...
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Streaming game to laptop while gaming on other screen

My laptop is very weak and I want to run a game on my gaming pc and stream it to my laptop. This can be made with steam remote play or just with parsec. BUT I want to play on the same pc at the same ...
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How to set Steam options from a batch file?

I repair computers and often need to reconfigure or reinstall the software. Some users want Steam installed. I have a batch file that installs all the requested / required apps, including Steam. ...
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Buttons on PS4 Controller not Detected by Steam Controller Settings

I am attempting to set up my PS4 controller on Steam PC and there are numerous button inputs not being detected. At the very least Steam does detect the controller, but when I try to set up the input ...
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How can I increase FPS in games (Minecraft, various Steam games) on my low-mid end computer? Specs below [duplicate]

Specs: Intel Core i7-6500U @ 2.50GHz x 4 HP ENVY Notebook 16384MB RAM Display: Intel HD Graphics 520 Render: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940M Windows 10 Pro version 1909 (I typed that ...
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How to avoid the DirectX/Vulkan/32-bit selector when starting Hades? [duplicate]

Whenever I start Hades on Steam it asks whether I want to run the DirectX, Vulkan or 32-bit version. I always use the Vulkan version, and it would be great to not have to select this every time. Is ...
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Can the save files from the Steam version of Nier Automata be used in the Microsoft Store version?

With the Microsoft Store version of Nier Automata being released, I'm seriously considering getting that version to play after I lost interest in trying to play the Steam version when it stopped ...
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