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)

2
votes
1answer
68 views

Is scrap metal from non-tradable+tradable still tradable?

I recently learned that scrap metal crafted from 2 non-tradables creates non-tradable scrap metal. (And scrap from 2 tradables is tradable) What would happen if you created scrap metal from 1 ...
14
votes
2answers
3k views

Changing the email address linked to my Steam account

I found myself in kind of a big problem today as I tried logging on Steam on another computer. The usual verification code popped up -- no problem -- the thing is that I only have access to the email ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

Does GTA V activate on Steam?

If I buy GTA V from, for example, Amazon, will it come with a Steam CD Key, or will this be a separate, non-Steam version of the game?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I spawn in weapons or items?

Is there a way in Dark Souls 1, Dark Souls 2, or Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin to spawn in weapons or items? I wanted to experiment with weapons that I didn't use on my first playthrough or ...
4
votes
0answers
925 views

Why does my controller stop working in GTA V after opening Steam overlay?

I have GTA V for PC, bought through Steam. I play with an Xbox 360 controller. When I'm playing the game, if at any point I or the game opens a Steam overlay (be it the text input or the regular ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How to restore GTA 5 from a external hard drive [duplicate]

I bought GTA5 this weekend over steam, then realised that the game is 60GB big and I use a capped line. I asked one of my friends to make a copy of the game so I can restore the game using steam and ...
6
votes
1answer
183 views

Problem running Civilization 5 Steam

I have installed Civilization 5 from Steam and it was working fine, but when I tried to run it this morning it got stuck at the first step with the message Preparing to launch Sid Meier's Civilization ...
2
votes
1answer
94 views

How to download a pre-updated Steam

After installing Steam, it demanded an update of 127 MB. But I don't have an Internet connection. So can I download a pre-updated Steam from any other computer which has an Internet connection?
9
votes
1answer
98k views

How to transfer GTA V save files?

How can you transfer your save files from one computer to another? I can't find any function on Social Club or steam.
4
votes
1answer
144 views

Kill 10 snipers with flachette rounds not working

Hiya I still haven't found a solution for this odd situation yet, but for some reason killing snipers with flacette rounds (on any shotgun may i remind you) doesn't lower the counter of many I need to ...
2
votes
3answers
2k 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 ...
3
votes
2answers
163 views

Steam Skyrim different languages on the same computer

I and my brother are playing Skyrim from the same computer (using Family Sharing). The problem is that I prefer to play in English but he needs a localized version. There is the localized version in ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

Does Garry's Mod download addons twice? If not, what is it downloading?

You can find a copy of this question asked (by me) on the Facepunch Forums. When I subscribe to an addon on the Garry's Mod workshop, Steam instantly downloads them in the download manager. When I ...
17
votes
1answer
2k views

Did Humble Bundle stop supporting the “Activate on Steam” option?

There was a time where you could link your Steam account to your Humble Bundle account and have the codes automatically redeem as you clicked them, without all of the copy-paste-wait-wait more-click ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

How to get steam to recognize game files downloaded on another machine?

Yesterday I purchased GTA V for the PC via Steam and downloaded it onto my laptop at work. When I got home to transfer the 65 GB worth of files to my main computer, I cleared up 65 GB of space on my ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Installed GTA 5 Steam version greyed out, Discovering Existing Files, then completely redownloads game?

Yesterday I was playing GTA5 Steam Version just fine, today the "Grand Theft Auto V" font-color in my Steam Library isn't white anymore just greyed out, also the Installation button returned, all ...
0
votes
2answers
732 views

Is there a way I can check dates (going over 2 years back) on Steam Store purchases?

Is there a way to check the date I bought games on my Steam library? I bought Garry's Mod sometime back in 2012 and I want to see the exact date (day, month, year). Is there a way to do that?
5
votes
1answer
369 views

I just bought TF2 as part of the Valve Complete Pack. Where's my Proof of Purchase helmet?

I bought a Valve Complete Pack license off an external site (Here, to be exact), which came with TF2 (which I hadn't downloaded before). I'm pretty sure I have a premium account because my backpack ...
3
votes
1answer
945 views

If I uninstall a steam game (Payday 2), will I keep my progress? [duplicate]

I want to download GTA V, but I don't have enough disk space and the only game I have left to uninstall is Payday 2. However, I have been playing it frequently, even going on 17 hour marathons to ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to activate and play Mortal Kombat X in Germany? [closed]

I'm wondering if it's possible to activiate and play Mortal Kombat X over Steam, in Germany, even though I would have to get it from another country. I know it's against Steam's rules to use a VPN or ...
-2
votes
1answer
142 views

My steam account is logging into my old account, how do i fix [closed]

My games on steam broke so to try and fix it I logged out of steam and moved the games to a separate hard drive. My games then broke. SO I decided to uninstall them and reinstall them only to find out ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Does the Steam client automatically download pre-ordered games after their release?

I've pre-ordered Grand Theft Auto V on Steam. When I pre-ordered, Value cheekily charged the full amount to my credit card, so I'm all paid up. Just waiting for it to drop. If I leave my Windows PC ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Steam Game Preloading [closed]

So I preordered GTA V PC back at the beginning of February and, as you may or may not know, you were able to begin preloading it on April 7. I understand that I can't play it until it is released on ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

How does the Angel generation work in the Steam Version of Adventure Capitalist?

I did a search around the internet about this, but the wiki either refers to a totally different version of the game or is just plain wrong. According to the possibly outdated wiki, you get Angels ...
0
votes
0answers
131 views

Game download resetting for several times

I'm trying to install War Thunder in Steam from my Xbuntu 14.04 ... I had to pause the download multiple times to download it in segments. But every 2 or 3 days later it gets reset to the first and ...
15
votes
1answer
319 views

My Steam license agreement when I activate a game is just a list of directories

For about a year, whenever I activated a Humble Bundle game on Steam, it would give me a blank license agreement to agree to. I thought it was slightly odd. Today I got this instead: That's the ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Where are Pillars of Eternity portraits located on OSX?

I have some custom portraits downloaded and need to put them in some directory but have no idea where the portrait directory is on OSX (game installed from Steam). I've tried ~/Library/Application ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Is there any way for DRM-free version of games to sync achievements with Steam?

In this particular example, I'll be using Titan Attacks; a game I have a DRM-free and Steam version of. With some games, achievements are unlocked by calling specific methods within the ...
0
votes
1answer
45 views

symlink to move steam games to cold storage?

I am building a linux desktop and have 250 GB SSD and 2 TB HDD. I want to install my steam games (which I play actively) on the SSD, but if/when I don't play them, I'd like to move them on to the ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Where to find Unturned Workshop

I poked around the internet and can't seem to find how to get to the Unturned Workshop on steam. I bought Gold and have Beta installed already. I want to get the Canada Map back in for 3.0 but the PEI ...
2
votes
2answers
767 views

How to effectively delete a Steam game on Mac OS?

I'm in desperate need to free up some disk space on my Macbook, so I went on Steam to delete a few of the heaviest games I haven't been playing. Then I noticed something puzzling. I had ~15GB free ...
5
votes
1answer
752 views

Activating another country's key on Steam in United States, any problems?

I just bought a game from Greenmangaming and got a Steam key. However, when I went to activate it on Steam it said I activated the UK version of the game. I live in the US and want to know if there ...
6
votes
1answer
724 views

Do non-cloud Steam save files have a regular structure?

By "structure" I mean headers and footers that all (or a significant subset of) Steam games' local save files begin and end with. A .dat file extension or folder heirarchy is not enough, as I will be ...
-3
votes
1answer
176 views

Norton Security and Steam [closed]

For the past few days steam has refused to log me in. It would either A: say there is a connection issue and make me want to "retry connection" or after i log in just freeze. I decided to check the ...
-2
votes
1answer
128 views

Can you make console commands through Alienware Alpha?

If so is it still possible to do it through Steam? (Since you obviously need to use steam to play on the Alpha...)
0
votes
0answers
216 views

Keys are pressed many times in CS:GO

I installed CS:GO on my computer. And when I press Tab or E in game it looks like key presses many times per second instead just hold. So I can't select players in Tab-menu and defuse bomb. Any ideas ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Cities: Skyline fails to generate correct menu and crashes on exit

I just installed Cities Skylines on my linux mint 17 os which includes a R7 260X Radeon graphics card. The game fails to launch with an appropriate menu screen as depicted in the screen shot ...
5
votes
2answers
468 views

Recently activated a product on steam that is already installed via disk. Can I move it to steam? [duplicate]

I recently activated my 2007 physical copy of Supreme Commander on Steam that has been installed via disk since that time. It gave me access to Supreme Commander AND Forged Alliance (yay free game! ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Playing Heroes of the Storm with Steam Overlay

When you launch Heroes of the Storm directly, it would just take you to Battle.Net. The same is the case with Diablo 3. Adding the parameter -launch to D3 circumvents Battle.Net though and you can log ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Are there alternate methods to activate Steam CD Keys?

Just recently (today), I bought a Humble Bundle and I do not have access to a PC with the Steam Client... Is there any alternate ways to activate the keys I've got from my bundle? Like calling APIs ...
2
votes
2answers
343 views

Why does the Steam Market keep delisting my items?

I sell Mann Co. Crates on the Steam Market, putting up 20-30 at once every now and then (I have probably 120+ on the go right now). Every now and then, Steam takes my oldest bunch of crates, removes ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

Transferring downloaded games from mac to mac

I am downloading a Game in Steam in iMac which is present in my friends place. I want to take the downloaded game to my mac. my internet is too slow so i am downloading it in my friends mac. i am ...
-3
votes
1answer
517 views

CSGO - Banned competitive or a penalty of a few months / years?

I think I'm banned in competitive csgo, I was wondering when I'm banned, they block the competitive line? or you can throw at it, only without earn points, how it works? why this happened to me only, ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Turn off trade email confirmation

I do a fair amount of TF2 trading on steam through sites like backpack.tf. Every time I want to send or confirm trade offers steam sends me an email which I have to click in order to confirm the ...
3
votes
1answer
214 views

Can I play Kerbal without Steam?

A recent hot question, brought my attention to this site and the Kerbal space program. It looks like I would enjoy it, and there is a free demo but when I look at the purchase link it lists a "Buy ...
6
votes
1answer
330 views

Are the Steam region locks backwards compatible? Are there any workarounds?

Just recently, there has been an update to Steam's region locking, which affects gifting where games that are region locked can be activated on accounts outside the countries it is locked to, but ...
2
votes
2answers
768 views

My Steam gives an “Failure to start game Unknown Error” on games that are already installed and I've played it earlier in the day

Earlier today, I played Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed multiple times between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. At around 3-ish it gave me the failure to start game error. I tried all the other games and ...
1
vote
1answer
466 views

A lot of TCP and UDP errors in Boring Man

I've been playing Boring Man (a free online shooter on Steam) for a while and a ton of errors keep flooding me every time I want to join a game. Common Errors: TCP Error 4, UDP Error 5, TCP Error 5 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

I want to install Steam on two different locations

I would like if possible to install Steam at two different locations, physically separate on two different IP addresses (MACs) and can play games purchased. It's my house and my cottage, where I could ...
1
vote
1answer
180 views

How can I assign the Fn key as a keybind for Valve games?

I recently have been stuck with having to play Steam games on my Mac, and while I have not minded different keys being where I'm used to them on Windows, the real problem I have is that I can't assign ...