An online gaming, digital distribution, social and DRM platform by developer Valve. This tag should be used for questions about Steam-specific issues with games or any of Steam's features, including but not limited to the digital distribution of games, the desktop PC client, in-game overlay, social ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms (5)

3
votes
1answer
227 views

Unable to use keyboard controls when playing XCOM 2 offline

Tested this three times, found the same result each time. After Steam goes offline and you attempt to play XCOM 2, keyboards dont work whatsoever. I can't use Q & E to rotate, use TAB to switch ...
12
votes
4answers
7k views

I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install MW3 to

I've got an SSD and HDD in my computer. I don't want to install programs where loading time isn't a big issue onto my SSD so I have a Steam library on the HDD but Steam installed on my SSD. When I ...
-2
votes
1answer
43 views

Steam Chat completely dropping messages

For some reason whenever I close the lid of my laptop(lenovo T540p), sleep, logoff or shutdown. steam chat will stop receiving messages completely, and will never show up in the chat. This is odd ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Is it possible to turn off shared games from your friend?

I have a game (Awesomenauts) that I can play because it's shared from my friend. This game became free for the weekend as well, but I was kicked off when my friend logged on even though it's free. I ...
-2
votes
1answer
39 views

The Steam App Won't Connect to Wifi

I have a new computer. When I first got it, I downloaded steam and 3 games. After that, i did not use it for 3 months. I recently started using it again. During the time that i did not use it, I ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Activating a steam gift from Russia failed. Now it says the gift would already have been used

I got a Steam gift key from a russian friend. I opened the link he sent me and it said that the game could not be activated in Germany. So i fired up a VPN and when I opened the Link again, it said ...
1
vote
2answers
620 views

Online features ceased to work

I'm playing Dark Souls 1 on Steam and few days ago I noticed that I can't connect to any other world: Invasions fail, White sings used by nobody, I don't see any messages. The game failed to work ...
12
votes
1answer
918 views

Idling in Team Fortress 2

After the recent class update, I've been trying to increase my play time from 2 to 3 hours per week to 2 to 3 per night in order to receive additional weapon drops. Yet this doesn't seem to be enough ...
30
votes
3answers
3k views

Do the Steam ToS allow a single person to have 2 Steam accounts?

I want to play some of the Steam dating sims, but I don't want to get derisive messages from my Steam friends when they see messages like "Nzall has started playing Tank Dating Simulator". Do the ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Is there any way to run an older version of the Steam client?

The latest auto-update of Steam (5 November 2015) has broken the Steam client on OS X 10.6.8. This means I can no longer install or update any of my games, nor even play games that use the Steam DRM ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Garry's Mod not accepting Steam Controller input on Mac

After a recent update of one either the controller or Gmod, the game no longer takes any input at all from the controller. Even when trying to assign keys, pressing nay button simply acts as thought ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

New Steam install question [duplicate]

I recently wiped a drive C: and reinstalled windows. Steam client was installed on C: but my game files (SteamApps/common) were on a partition G:. C: has a new Windows install on it and instead of ...
4
votes
1answer
104 views

How to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress to steam?

Is it possible to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress/profile/charactes to steam? I used to play in a standalone Dark Souls aplication (PC), but it has problem with online gameplay. I realy love the ...
20
votes
4answers
3k views

Do the Steam versions of the X-Com games have the original bugs fixed?

Has anyone played these on Steam? Are the bugs fixed? Bugs I remember: All difficulties are the same. Infinite Fuel Glitch Shooting (and seeing) through some walls. Item spawn limits when aliens ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Is it possible to activate GTA V on a new PC?

I'm buying a new computer in the next days. I need to know if I bought GTA V from Steam or official website now and installed it on this pc, is it possible to install (re-downloading is OK) and ...
3
votes
2answers
69 views

Completing trading card set. Getting coupon for game I own

When completing Trading Card Sets. Is it possible to get a steam coupon for a game that I already own?
23
votes
6answers
5k views

Block a steam game from myself for a period of time

Is there a way to block a certain game in my Steam lib from myself for a fixed amount of time? I'm basically looking into a "kitchen safe for Steam games" type of solution.
4
votes
5answers
656 views

Reduce Steam installation folder size

Some notes before main question: My Steam games library is on separate location (another drive), and removing games is not a solution to this question. I have already tried out TikiOne Steam ...
14
votes
1answer
794 views

How to set background for a Steam profile?

I noticed some of my friends can change their Steam background profile. I searched in "Edit Profile" tab to edit mine but I don't see how. Can someone explain how to do this ?
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Is my OnBoard graphics chip really capable of rendering VR or is it a flaw in the steam checking tool?

My mainboard is a Asus Z87-A Mainboard. It just left warranty after detecting it can't supply enough power while powering up, so it just turns off in booting process as soon a graphicscard is pluged. ...
3
votes
1answer
129 views

CSGO: How to disable “deathcam” from the server level?

This is not a thread for discussing the justification for / against "deathcam". I am building dedicated servers for CSGO tournament play (in a 100+ seat LAN setting), and require the settings to ...
2
votes
2answers
38 views

Why is the item list empty when trading in TF2? as a F2P

Recently I got some duplicates in my items. I wanted to trade them but for some reason, my Item list is empty. I refreshed the trading screen a lot but still no help. I'm a f2p player but I know that ...
10
votes
4answers
10k views

Is there a way to view controller support from my Library?

Some Steam games offer full controller support, some offer only partial support, and some do not offer any support. What I want is a quick way to tell which of the games in my Library have some form ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Is Warrior Kings on Steam/GOG.com the “Remastered Edition”?

No official info on Steam and GOG.com, that's why I'm asking. About "Remastered Edition".
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Can I play Beyond Earth without Steam?

I looked at the Beyond Earth , game site and it does not say anything about steam. I searched here and found sometimes you can't play if steam is not happy. Is this game dependent on steam (as some ...
39
votes
4answers
5k views

Switched Windows to Mac, do I have to buy Steam games again to play on Mac?

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. Steam says I have fewer Mac specific games than total games and it should be an equal amount unless you can only download, install, and play once from your ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Transferring Steam with Family Share enabled during reinstallation

I am prepping to reinstall my OS and I was wondering if there was a way to transfer steam and preserve my family share plan, say by configuring steam to work on a secondary drive then repeating that ...
12
votes
2answers
24k views

Disable Steam notifications in-game only

Is it possible to disable Steam notifications (friend logs in, messages you, et cetera) in-game, and do so without disabling the community completely? That is to say I can still access Steam in-game - ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

how to prevent steam to duplicate game size when patching?

So, i have an X game that occupies like 20Gb, then, a patch comes out, but steam instead of just download and installing the patch, downloads the patch and it seems that copy all of my X game into the ...
3
votes
1answer
83 views

How can I share Civ 5 DLCs with different user accounts on the same PC?

On one computer I have 3 different users of Steam: The first user bought Civilization 5 some time ago (basic no DLC), The second user bought Civ 5 and all DLCs. I've also selected the option to ...
33
votes
2answers
23k views

How do I determine what my TF2 items are worth?

As someone who doesn't play Team Fortress 2, I occasionally get people asking me to trade, but I have no idea what's a "fair" price for these items. I don't really get this whole trading thing (I've ...
0
votes
1answer
210 views

How to prevent my Steam from messing with my outside audio?

Imagine me, sitting there at my computer watching a YouTube video. While I am sitting there, a friend of me messages me. Steam, trying to be the considerate person, lowers the volume of my video. I ...
5
votes
2answers
949 views

Why is it not recommended to trade hats for weapons or vice versa?

I've often traded a hat for 4-5 weapons, and afterwards people told me I shouldn't do that, and that it isn't recommended. I wasn't given an explanation. Could anyone shed some light on this? Why ...
18
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I change my name on Steam?

I have a name on Steam, but when I play multiplayer Team Fortress, it shows my email address. I have already set my name in Steam, but I want the game to show my name.
5
votes
2answers
10k views

Is using a Steam achievement manager against Steam rules?

First off, I'll give some background on why I'm asking this: I enjoy achievement hunting in my steam games, so I have no intention of unlocking all achievements. However, there are several games ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Steam and Teamspeak not connecting, but internet in general is working fine?

So I logged on today, and realized Teamspeak was not connecting to the server I log on to every day. I had also realized Steam was having a tough time connecting to the internet, and I have no idea ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Launching Steam games with affinity options

I'd like to launch Left 4 Dead 2 with option -affinity 1,so I would not have to set CPU affinity manually every time. But when I try to set it in shortcut,I can't launch the game and when I put it in ...
39
votes
5answers
170k views

How can I tell if a Steam game syncs my saved games to the Steam Cloud?

I've already seen this question and this one, but neither explicitly tells me whether a particular game syncs saved game files to the Steam Cloud. Do all Steam games with Steam Cloud enabled ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Steam trading issue

One of my CS:GO items do not appear in the trade prompt. I've been having this issue for hours now, and I dont know what it is. In my inventory, my AK47 Redline, (the item i'm attempting to trade), ...
3
votes
1answer
148 views

Does my second local player have a different MMR?

I play both solo and split-screen for competitive doubles, and have noticed that my primary account Player and my second controller Player(2) have different ranks Veteran & Pro respectively. ...
7
votes
2answers
8k views

How to remove all non-steam games from games library

Anyone have any ideas on how best to automatically and en-mass delete all my non-steam game links from my games menu?
5
votes
2answers
711 views

Steam running linux and wine at the same time

Would it be possible to have Steam run linux ready games natively, and non-linux based games through wine without having to run two instances of Steam?
5
votes
1answer
856 views

Computer Restart Resets My Steam Downloads?

I am trying to download the new Batman. However with the file size being 35GB it will take me a while to download this. The problem I am having is when I shutdown my pc the download for Batman resets ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Patch 1.05 Data folder not found

Steam just updated my game with patch 1.05 on starting the game I'm getting this: There is no such folder :\
5
votes
1answer
5k views

Failed to enumerate subscribed files-no mods

I got the "Failed to enumerate subscribed files" error, which I know means that I have over 50 subscribed files. Thing is, I didn't. I thought one of them was bugged, so I favorited them all and ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

Ultimate Doom (Doom Classic) from Steam cannot start on windows 8

I just bought Doom Classic Complete on steam (I am running Windows 8): http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18397/ Below are the files for Ultimate Doom after the steam download: C:\Program Files ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Lag when playing Rust

Yesterday I bought Rust on Steam, I downloaded and installed it without any problem. When I try to join a server to play, it stays on the loading screen for about 20 minutes and when the game finally ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

Game updates while playing not working as expected

I've set up Steam to stop downloading updates while I'm playing other games like this: Anyway Steam doesn't seem to care and keeps updating games while I play. How can I ensure that Steam is not ...
-1
votes
2answers
217 views

Family sharing - Why do i still need to pay?

Me and my brother are having some trouble with the steam family sharing function, we wanted to split our account because we want to play our own games at the same time, but when we were younger we ...
6
votes
5answers
3k views

How to install and play a retail game when Steam is required to play? [duplicate]

I bought Mafia II on eBay, the Steam version. Not a Steam Key, but the whole game, all files included, but I was told that I need Steam to play it. I tried adding the game to my Steam library, but it ...