My son and I would like to play a Steam game in multiplayer. How do I set this up? Do I need two Steam accounts, or is this possible with one (Family) account?

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  • You do need two Steam accounts: a shared Steam library (through Family Library Sharing) can't be used simultaneously by two (or more) people. As per Steam's FAQ:

    Can two users share a library and both play at the same time?
    No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time.

  • Setting up a local multiplayer game is dependent on the game, and usually this can be done relatively easily in-game.

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