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Is there a good way to determine whether a Steam Key has been used without redeeming it?

Long story short, I had a brief period where I signed up for just about every software bundle I could because I got caught up in collecting the games. The Humble Bundles work nicely in that they ...
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Timed out on most CS:GO servers

Most of the time when I try to connect to a CS:GO server I get timed out. I don't know why and how this happens but this has been happening for the last week. when I try to ping a CS:GO server in CMD ...
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Steam and Ubuntu - 2nd HDD (game library) not being recognized until clicked on

So I installed steam and I got a problem each time I reboot. My HDD remains undetected by Steam until its been accessed in Ubuntu 15.04. Thus steam does not recognize the HDD and leaves my library ...
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Open applications on startup without explorer.exe running

I have set Steam's Big Picture as my default shell and I would like to start up a program automatically, SCP Server (DS4 Tool). I have changed the shell using RegEdit and have added a string value ...
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How to set an environment variable for an specific game on Steam for Linux?

Well, how? There is that "SET LAUNCH OPTIONS" button, but I believe that is only fit to command line switches.
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Steam network error. Suddenly fails to connect. Same issue with PS4 online

Recently I have been unable to connect to steam on any computer in my house. Even on my PS4 I cant play online games for some strange reason. I cant change my ISP since it is the only one available in ...
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Can I launch a flash game from Steam?

There are a few online flash games that I play frequently. I'd love to be able to launch them from within Steam, like any other program/game you manually add to your Steam game list. I'm pretty sure ...
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Task manager can't find the process

I launched a game call Dirty Bomb but it crashed. My steam told me I was still playing it. I shutdown my PC and turned it back on to find that I was still playing dirty bomb. I couldn't find the ...
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Is it possible to tweak Steam's download bandwith limit settings?

In Settings > Downloads > Download Restrictions, we can limit the download bandwidth to one of a number of predefined speeds. Is it possible to set arbitrary values (for example, in some file) to ...
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Portal 2 won't launch

Usually I can figure this stuff out on my own, but I am stumped with this one: When trying to open portal 2 in steam, I get the preparing to launch portal 2 message, the message closes, then nothing. ...
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steam wont launch after driver update

recently acquired wolfenstein:the old blood in the steam sale and upon startup it recommended I update my graphics card driver. I opened the device manager, updated my card, came back to steam and ...
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Getting controller to work on second x-server

I am using Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon as my primary WM. I want to run Steam in a separate x-server for better fullscreen performance and because unredirect doesn't work properly in Cinnamon and ...
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Steam constantly timeouts

Surface Pro 3 i5 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 I cannot update steam or any installed games. They all download very slowly (<10kb/s) and then fail and reset. Attached is the log from the C:\Program Files ...
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Games won't start, downloads won't start, xampp control panel doesn't show

As I was just in the middle of a game of CS:GO I had to go downstairs for dinner. When I came back the sound of CS:GO didn't work, so I restarted the game. However I got the error: "Failed to Start ...
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How To Make Steam Client Auto Start Downloads When I'm Away From Computer

I've few games to be downloaded and sometimes I don't remember putting them on download when I'm going to be away. Is it possible to make Steam auto download games when I'm away from computer? And ...
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Dodgy window focus in EA's Origin client

For the past few weeks I've had a setup at home whereby I use Steam in-home streaming to stream Origin games from one computer to another, by adding Origin as a non-Steam program on the host PC. ...
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Cannot run any game on Steam for Linux (Ubuntu)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, installed Bumblebee and Steam. Everything worked fine, but now, suddenly, I cannot run any game. Here is a copy of terminal output: [ ... ] Running Steam on ubuntu 14.04 ...
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OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display when starting Steam (CS:S)

On my Linux Mint machine I can't get Counter-Strike Source started with my nVidia GeForce GT645M card. I installed bumblebee drivers and in NVIDIA X Server Configuration the nVidia card is selected. ...
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Steam can only connect in TCP mode, cannot join any gameservers

A few months ago Steam stopped being able to log in. I thought there may be a server outage so I waited a few days but when it still didn't work I started investigating. I ran through Valve's Network ...
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Can I download from Steam for different OS?

I would like to avoid having my main computer turned on just to download from Steam for a considerable amount of time, although it shouldn't be that expensive since most of the CPU will be sleeping ...
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How to Remove Synergy from Mac OSX

Hi I don't remember installing synergy but it's been in my computer for a while. However now since I don't have much space in my computer, I can't afford it taking up any space. But I couldn't ...
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Can't browse steampowered.com

Surface Pro 3 i5 4GB RAM, Windows 8.1 Chrome 41.0.2272.101 m When I open the steam store or other steam sites (e.g. steam community) it takes absolutely ages to load. This carries over to steam ...
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Is there a way to lock the access to a folder for x days?

I need a method to lock the access to a folder from myself any allowed it to open only at weekends. I'm addicted to gaming and right now I have to delete my games (steam) and download it again every ...
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All input unresponsive during/after games on Ubuntu Linux

The vast majority of times which I fire up a game on my PC, after a period of play time [random, 15 minutes up to several hours] my system will become unresponsive to all input. It isn't a full ...
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VNC/Steam game Streaming service with a Windows server with no monitor plugged in is only 640x480 resolution

VNC, Steam Streaming, and Windows 7 desktop only seem to support 640x480 resolution when there is no monitor plugged in. Is there an application that can "spoof" a monitor being plugged in? I'd like ...
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Accidentally killed SteamService.exe under wininit (Process explorer) [duplicate]

I rebooted my computer and checked on process explorer to see if it had returned. But it was gone. What is SteamService.exe exactly? And why has it not come back after I killed the process under ...
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How do I set “OpenGL profile context flags”?

glxinfo on my machine gives: … OpenGL core profile context flags: (none) … OpenGL profile context flags: (none) OpenGL profile mask: (none) … Consequently, KDE, Steam, nor glxgears etc. can display ...
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Steam Unturned Server on VPS Ubuntu 14.04 - No GPU

I'm using a VPS from vpsdime.com I have been looking all over the web for a way to do this but can't get it to work. I've used xvfb-run wine /home/unturned/steam/apps/Unturned.exe ...
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Will Steam not run if its partition is copied to another using dd?

If I have Steam installed on one windows partition and then I copy that windows partition into another partition using dd, will Steam not run in that new partition? If so is there a way to fix it?
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What is the list of minimum services needed to run Steam on windows 7?

There are a lot of services running in the background for windows 7. If one is using there windows computer only to play steam games, then I am willing to bet that a good chunk of the services running ...
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Steam and proprietary drivers

I installed fglrx-updates and used aticonfig --initial -f and aticonfig --px-dgpu. Ok, now it seems like drivers are installed. Video looks good. Bu when try to start Dota 2 in Steam I get this ...
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Unable to install steam on Ubuntu

I've just installed Ubuntu on my chromebook because I want a little more functionality (<3 the design, not much utility on chrome os besides crosh) I used sudo apt-get to get the steam-launcher ...
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Can't get steam running on a ubuntu

i'm on ubuntu 14.04 and am having problems with getting steam to run. I'm running on an i5 with intel HD integrated graphics. originally, an easily-googleable problem....was missing libc package. ...
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Steam app and age verification issue

I have OSX 10.9.4 with the Steam App (API v016 and package versions 1407966480) installed. When I would visit game pages that required age verification, my birthday would be filled in due to being ...
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Why does Prison Architect work in the gnome DE but not in DWM?

I have a laptop running Arch Linux and primarily use dwm as the window manager. The first time I played Prison Architect (a game on steam) for the first time, it ran fine. After a later reboot I ...
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What does “C:2\” in a windows path string mean?

I got this pop-up from the Windows firewall. What is "C:2\" in the path? The real path is D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\... I tried cd /d C:2\ in cmd and got "The system cannot find the path ...
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OpenGL is not using Direct Rendering

I have a Chromebook with Debian installed using Crouton. I've installed Steam, and I'm trying to get through all the dependencies and errors associated with such a hacky setup. My latest error that ...
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Windows 8.1: Flash video in Steam was working, then I installed Firefox, and now it is not

Edit 8/15/2014: It appears this has been fixed in the latest Steam patch. In Windows 8/8.1 64-bit, I know that Flash is built in to Internet Explorer 11 so you don't have to download it separately. ...
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Steam games mute all volume on computer

As soon as I start a steam game, the volume mutes, and so does the volume for everything on the Computer, and when i close the game, everything is still muted. If i restart my computer I can hear ...
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NTFS Junction Point from HDD to SSD, will it cause performance bottleneck? (steam game relocation)

Can an NTFS Junction Point between HDDs cause a bottleneck? Or will the junction be cached in memory? Specifically, I want to install Steam on a magnetic HDD. This means all the games will be ...
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How do I do this on a mac instead of windows? [closed]

I want to do this (see video) quite badly, but the problem is I have a Mac and not a windows. So I get lost after system32 and what not. Please help! :c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UucAscSUEvs
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Does Steam hog bandwidth or is it displaying incorrectly?

I'm currently downloading a game on steam. It's painfully slow, and it's probably going to take around 9 hours. What I don't understand however is the fact that steam is download at around 410kbps, ...
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Is there any way to run Steam on one screen, while having access to my desktop on the other?

Not much more to add really. All of the games I play on Steam only use one screen, is there any way to have my desktop active on the second screen or is this not possible? Thanks
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Changing the ports a program uses

This question might not even make sense. I have a very limited understanding of how networking protocols work. My phrasing of these questions might be very poor. My school has a firewall enabled. ...
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Boost microphone volume on windows vista over max [duplicate]

I quite literally made an account on here to post this question. I've already tried the standard settings such as the slider that boosts your volume by 30% and I've maxed ALL the mic controls on both ...
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What ephemeral ports do Steam & Valve games use?

I need to know exactly which ports are ephemeral so that I can create QoS rules. This page doesn't state which are ephemeral. I know that some of those ports such as 28960 are static ephemeral ports. ...
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Set Teamviewer Remote Printer as Default

I am using TeamViewer, and need to print something from the remote computer to the local printer to which the computer I am actually on is attached. The thing that I am trying to print does not give ...
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Steam not work in Debian 7 - Illegal instruction

I don't know what can I do to make this work, help is needed. I installed steam from Debian repos - by synaptic, all I have is "not found": Illegal instruction /usr/games/steam: 16: ...
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I can not edit drive properies even when I use root

I use the gksu nemo (because my file explorer is nemo) command, yet when I go to the drive I use, I right-click, then go to properties I still cannot change the Permissions. I have a 1TB portable ...
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Program suspended in Windows 8.1. Can't kill it because 'Access is Denied'

I have been getting this problem since I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. What happens is after any program crashes, I cannot open it again and I cannot change any of the files that would normally not ...