Questions tagged [steam]

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 features and account management and settings.

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How to delete Steam Cloud save files?

Beacuse this question has no answers anywhere, that actually works, I am asking it once again: How can one delete save files from the dreaded Steam Cloud? I have written a ticket to Steam Support, ...
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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 weird ass name not be public and idk why but every time I get killed in a game or I do the killing it says my full dang ...
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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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Rainbow Six Siege not launching

So last week I got Rainbow Six Siege (a friend gave me his Ubisoft account with the game purchased on it for free as he doesn't play the game) and when I got it and clicked play it took me directly to ...
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How to avoid the DirectX/Vulkan/32-bit selector when starting Hades?

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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Steam download issue

Normally I let my games on Steam download at night. Recently I bought a game that because of its size I’d have to let download over night. I got the game like 3 days ago and every morning Steam has ...
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How do I deal with Steam's phantom comment notification?

There is a phantom "new comment" notification haunting my Steam account. You know, one of these things that's tracked by the wdiget with the envelope in the upper right corner of the window ...
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How can I easily see which of my followed games have been fully released?

I've added a lot of early access and unreleased games to my list of followed games on steam. I would like to know which of these have now been fully released. Is there an easier way to do so other ...
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Buying micro-transactions on another country on steam

I moved from Russia 4-5 months ago and my billing address is still based on the Russia currency/store. I know that buying games on another store while your ip is on another country puts it on region ...
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Will games played with an EA Play subscription drop Steam Trading Cards?

Some EA games present on EA Play like Battlefield 4 say that they drop Stream Trading Cards. Will the games drop the Trading Cards if they have been accessed via the EA Play Subscription or would I ...
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How do I transport my game data to another computer that already has the game with Steam?

I have Papers Please on both my desktop and laptop, and was playing on my laptop while the power was out, when I rebooted it up on my desktop my newly gained progress wasn't there, but it still ...
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Why does my steam game not verify it's download all the way?

I try to download game on steam, and it doesn't verify the download. It gets to a point where the "Verifying download" stage ends, but it just goes back to 99% of the game downloaded. I ...
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How can I remove a non-steam game from family view?

For Steam games, there is the option to remove the game from family view via the context menu. After adding a non-Steam game, the game is visible in family view. And there seems to be no way to ...
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Two player, one platform, online Steam games [closed]

I am wondering if there are any Steam games that two players on one PC can play two players on another PC online? I know there are family sharing rules and such, just wondering if this is possible.
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I lost access to my e-mail and I can't log into my Steam account. How can I regain access?

When I was trying to log into my Steam account, Steam wanted me to input the Steam Guard Code, so I checked my phone and there was no code so I tried to change my password and try again, I did it and ...
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Steam / DirectX

While I was playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, I got kicked from the game. The reason I got kicked is that Steam displayed me VAC ban warning. They told me to verify CS:GO game files which I ...
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Can I make a dynamic collection in Steam based on playtime?

I know that you can create a dynamic collection filtered by 'Unplayed' but I would like to create a collection along the lines of 'Favourites' and filter games I've played for say greater than or ...
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Steam download issues

I have had an issue with steam where it just does not download at my full speed all the time. when steam is using full speed it is at around 35MB/s but that is only for like the first 10 seconds of ...
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Garry's Mod 9 can't load single player

I have Garry's Mod 9 (the Half-Life 2 mod) installed. I can launch it from the Source SDK, but when I try to launch it from Steam and click the Single Player or Create Server buttons, no dialog ...

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