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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Inconsistent priority given to some buy orders on Steam Market

I have been using Steam Market for some years. Several times in the past, I have been surprised by: the priority seemingly given to some buy orders which were lower than the bid, even though the item ...
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How do I invite a friend to play a game with me using the Steam Client?

For any game that we both own on Steam, I don't see the option anywhere within the Steam client to invite someone on my Steam friends list to play a game with me. This is the only menu I see when I ...
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Lost email to Steam

I was resetting my PC, when I got it up and running again I had forgotten which email I used for Steam. When I tried to login, Steam Guard wanted me to confirm the email that I didn't have. I tried ...
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How to find all my purchased soundtracks in Steam?

For some games, the corresponding "Original Soundtracks" (OST) are sold separately and can be bought and downloaded without the base game, and are listed as a separate category in Library (e....
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How do you download the Mac version of a Steam game on a Windows PC?

I'm on Windows 10 and my other PC is a Mac. I was wondering if, on my Windows 10 machine, I can select an option to make it install the Mac version of Terraria/Garry's Mod while I'm still on Windows ...
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Ext4 secondary drive not accepted by Steam on Linux

My computer restarted with Steam open and upon relaunching it none of my games on a secondary internal SSD were recognized. The drive is Ext4 and the relevant line from fstab is UUID=99d2c67d-cbd0-...
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Move Tomb Raider save files from Steam to Epic

I am playing Tomb Raider on Steam. Yesterday I claimed a free copy of Tomb Raider GOTY on Epic. Is there a way to move save files from Steam to Epic (I would like to try the GOTY features)? I moved ...
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Can I use Steam Family Sharing with five user accounts plus one account per game?

This is a follow-up to a question from 2010: Can I create one steam account per game? Since then, Steam introduced Family Sharing, which significantly changes things. The idea is to resolve the ...
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How to make Proton work correctly on Debian?

Some months ago I tried using Ubuntu (18.04) as my gaming setup. There I used Steam and its compatibility layer Proton. It worked just fine. Now, I am using Debian (12), because my gaming PCs sata ...
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How do you get the automatic save data backup to work with Batman Arkham Knight? [duplicate]

I deleted and reinstalled the game from epic. I found the automatic backup saves from the documents/WB Games/SteamID/Batman Arkham Knight/SaveData/Backup folder (it actually says SteamID rather than ...
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I deleted and reinstalled Batman Arkham Knight from epic and when I booted the game, my saves were gone. Is there a way to recover my data?

I did save some of my data a while back to another folder but I'd like to get all of my timed records and progress back. I noticed that in the This PC/Documents/WB Games/Batman Arkham Knight/SteamID/...
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How can I reset controller configuration for a specific game in Steam?

Background I own a PS5 controller, my operating system is Ubuntu 22.04. I installed a new game in steam, and it was listed as having partial controller support. I did not see any controller ...
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Do delisted games on Steam count as perfected games if I would 100% them now?

I have No Time To Explain Remastered and the delisted original version No Time To Explain in my library. The original is delisted from Steam Store, but I can still download and install it. Would this ...
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In the new version of Quake on Steam, how do I change my player name?

My player name is the annoyingly generic "steamuser" and I can't find any setting to change it. In the non-Steam-ified version this was done in the Multiplayer menu under setup but that ...
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Steam overlay text is missing on Linux

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 as my primary OS, and also installed steam on it, 2 games are installed: Stardew Valley and Terraria. I've got one issue with the Steam overlay. Steam overlay rendered perfectly ...
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How do I add the new Minecraft launcher to Steam?

With the new update in which you have a Minecraft launcher for Java, Microsoft, and dungeons editions, Steam won't always let you see it in the list of non-steam games when you try to add it to Steam. ...
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How do I separate which game is installed on Steam based on windows user?

I make videos about games and those games, I typically consider "work". I also play plenty of other games in my free time. Now, I've made different user accounts on my Windows: Work Play I ...
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Is there a way to get the soundtrack for the first KoPaP game from Steam?

There's no way to get the soundtrack for the first game on Steam, right? I can only find it on Bandcamp and Apple Music. Unlike with the second game, it seems like the first game's Deluxier edition ...
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Do console commands on Skyrim Anniversary Edition disable Steam achievements?

Now that console says that some commands will disable achievements after that Anniversary update, what, if any, will disable achievements?
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Accessing Steam Guard File

I am trying to use a Python package from GitHub with which I can access many information on steam: . However, in order to log in, I would need to provide use the path to my "Steam Guard File"...
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New World family sharing suddenly stopped being accessible?

Recently I logged into my Steam account, only to find that New World that was 'family shared' with me stopped being available for play. I know for a fact that no one is playing that game on the ...
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How to make shortcuts for these Steam games/"subgames"?

The Steam right-click menu for Shadow Warrior Classic Redux allows me to play the game expansions Wanton Destruction and Twin Dragon. If I utilize the option in the same right-click menu to Create ...
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Does Steam show Away/Snooze when I'm browsing the internet?

I've noticed that Steam sets Away for some friends and then goes to Snooze while I play games. Does that mean they have the app running and are on their computers for 10 minutes+? Or does it mean they ...
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Steam Streaming + RDP - No Sound

I have a Windows VM that I connect to using RDP. Gaming over RDP mostly works, but there are some limitations - games have to run windowed, and in some FPS-es (e.g. Halo Reach) that means mouse ...
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How do I move the installation folders of Steam games that have shared content to another drive?

I was trying to move the installation folder of my Steam games, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes, but have encountered the following error message: ...
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I have the same game purchased both on Uplay and Steam. How do I launch the steam version of the game?

I brought Ghost Recon Future Solider on Uplay long time ago I also brought the same game on Steam recently When I go to Library on Steam and download the game and launch it, it again downloads the ...
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How do you complete the quest “Recent Events on M4-78”?

This is pertaining to Star Wars KOTOR 2 and the M4-78 Enhancement Project. I am currently on the planet M4-78 and am about to finish it but this one quest ”Recent Events on M4-78” is hard to finish. I ...
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Cannot play games with NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super + Intel Xeon Silver

For professional purposes, I work on a computer with the following specifications: Graphics card NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER (8 GB), Processor (x 2) Intel Xeon Silver 2.40 GHz, and 128 GB RAM I tried to ...
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Steam won't launch in Windows 10 dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04

I have a laptop with dual boot (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04). It has been about 2 months that I have been using dual boot. Before I installed Ubuntu 20.04, my Windows 10 had Steam installed. Then I ...
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How do I turn 360 degrees in Portal on Steam/Linux?

Ubuntu 20.04LTS fully updated. Installed the steam package. Have used Steam on Linux on a previous install. When I run Portal, keyboard controls and both mouse buttons work correctly. However, I can ...
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I lost my character in Terraria, how can I get it back?

I was playing Terraria when my pc overheated and then shutdown. The next time I opened the game my character disappeared/deleted itself, I tried to recover the character by going to my Terraria game ...
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Why is Steam telling me that I've been "attempting a lot of purchases" and how do I fix it?

When trying to make a purchase, Steam keeps saying: It looks like you've been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours. Please wait a while before trying again. How do I get rid of this ...
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Resources packs are missing from the DLC page in Dead Space 3. How can I spend my ration seals?

As you know, the game has a mechanism that allows you to earn ration seals. These seals can then be used to buy resources packs from within the game, which give the player with some resources and some ...
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transfer dragon age origin save to dragon age ultimate edition

This is for steam. I have a save from dragon age origin on steam, just bought dragon age ultimate edition on steam today. Can I transfer my progress over?
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Is it possible to set a cover art image for non steam game?

I have added a foreign (non steam) game to steam library. If I right click at the game in the list and choose properties, a new window appears. There you can set to force use specific proton version, ...
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What does the 'mouse cursor in a box' button do?

When configuring touch controls on the Steam Link iOS app, there's a button in the bottom right of a white mouse cursor inside a box. Clicking it toggles whether the white mouse cursor is inside or ...
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If I change my computer, how can I transfer my Stardew Valley save?

I would like to know that if I change my laptop can I still be playing the same Stardew Valley save that I have on my old laptop. Meaning, would I have the same save file directly connected to my ...
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Is there a way to compare game prices in different stores?

Sometimes I get games a bit cheaper on Humble Store or Fanatical, but I wonder: is there's a way to see if it's even cheaper somewhere else?
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Is there a way to force a direct connection for Steam remote play from outside of the host pcs network?

I know how to remote connect within my home to get low ping, but outside of the network is there a way to reduce the ping?
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Can I install Witcher 3 DLCs with external keys if the main game is on Steam?

I've currently got the Witcher 3 main game on Steam and I'd like to install the two DLCs. Is it possible to purchase (legal) activation keys via a different website (given that games are often cheaper ...
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Can you share save files on Steam Family Share to other accounts?

I've been playing on my brother's Steam account for a long time and it's about time I should get my own Steam account now, but looking up the Family Share it keeps saying that everyone will have their ...
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How to play CS:GO with dual monitor expanded over both monitors?

I want to play CS:GO using two monitors, each connected via HDMI to a GT 1030. How can I play CS:GO expanded over both monitors?
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CS:GO Error - Auto-Disconnect problem (Custom servers only)

I can play in "official" servers without any issue (like competitive match/casual etc). but when I go into a custom server, after few seconds it shows this error: "Warning: Connection ...
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Is there any way to stop Steam client updates?

I searched a lot about this but can't find the solution. All results show that how can you disable a game update in steam. But I need to stop the Steam software updates itself. Is there any way to ...
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Request for Steam keys for free game - is this a scam? [closed]

I recently converted my own paid Steam game into a free game. Since then, I got two requests (one via Discord, and one via email) for a Steam key for the game. Is this a scam, or harmful in any way (...
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Can a Steam card in USD currency be redeemed in PHP currency? [duplicate]

I have a Steam card but it is in USD currency. I am in the Philippines so my account is in PHP currency. I can't redeem the said card because the currency is not the same. How can I redeem said card? ...
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My friend has a Terraria server running and Rust open at the same time, how can I join their Terraria server?

Title. The steam GUI when I right click on them only shows Rust options, nothing for Terraria. The Terraria server works and I was in it, left for a second, and now I can't join back, due to them ...
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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 name not be public. I don't know why but every time I get killed in a game or I do the killing, it says my full name. ...
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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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