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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Sharing game files between Linux & Windows (Dual boot)

I've read the article from itsfoss about how to share a game between Linux & Windows and it got my excited, I've been undecisive about using Linux because I couldn't play video games but now I can!...
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How do I make Portal (steam) work with X360CE?

I run the 32-bit version of x360ce.exe in both C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal and C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal\bin. It created the xinput1_3.dll file in ...
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Why do some achievements not count towards the achievements total displayed on my Steam profile's Achievement Showcase?

I've bought a game on Steam and completed 100% of the achievements a few months ago yet I noticed recently that the numbers of achievements and perfect games haven't updated on the Achivement Showcase ...
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Will deleting my Steam account also revoke gifts I've sent?

I have two Steam accounts one of which is a very old one that I don't use anymore and I'd like to delete. Over the years I've gifted some games using this account. If I delete it, do the gifts I've ...
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No “\Documents\My games” directory created for Borderlands 2 [closed]

I have downloaded Borderlands 2 on steam but for some reason no "\Documents\My games" directory can be seen. I am trying to make a modded Borderlands 2 weapon.
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How does Steam decide when to update my games?

I have a few game updates automatically scheduled on Steam. What I don't get is how Steam decides when to update a game. The scheduled updates range from tonight at 3AM, Wednesday at 2:35 to 8th of ...
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use virtual controller and physical one at the same time

I am trying to use a virtual controller, but I still want my physical controller (a Dualshock 4) to work at the same time when I'm playing on steam. For some reason whenever I start up the virtual ...
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How to remove any non-steam game from the library

I had the brilliant idea of adding Excel and PowerPoint to my library as non-steam games (yup...). At some point, I wanted to remove them. However, surprise, surprise, the "Right Click / Manage / ...
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Any way to tell in the Steam store if a Mac-compatible game will run on Catalina?

So for games I already own this is easy, Steam filters out the 32-bit ones when I go to my library. But if I'm looking at a game that I might want to buy in the Steam store, and it has a little Apple ...
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Can I make Steam interpret a keyboard key as a controller input?

I am trying to map a single key on my keyboard to be interpreted as the x-button of my dualshock, but I am not sure how to do it in the steam settings/if I need a program for that. It's not important ...
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Is there a way to search for games on Steam that are both Mac OS and PS4 controller compatible?

I'm having a hard time finding games that meet these requirements. At the moment I spend a long time downloading a game only to find it won't work with a handheld controller. Can I search by this ...
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How can I bind my Steam game to my Ubisoft account?

I'd like to know if anyone knows how to bind my Steam purchased game to my Ubisoft account. We're talking about "South Park: The Stick of Truth" in this particular case. Problem discription: ...
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No Card Drops Remaining for CSGO

Does CSGO drop random trading cards? I'm asking this because I never got any card drops and I have 90 hours playtime
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Way to get Titanfall 2 on Steam if you already own it on Origin?

Recently Titanfall 2 became available on the Steam store. I already own the game on Origin but would like to get it on Steam so I don't have to deal with Origin as much. Is there any way to do this, ...
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Transfering Skyrim save from Windows to Linux

I'm playing Skyrim on a Windows 10 PC via Steam and I'm considering buying a new Linux PC, so I was wondering if I can transfer my old saved game to that new Linux PC. I've seen that in Windows to ...
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Can my friend play Street Fighter V online from shared library?

I willingly gave out my Steam info to my friend so we can share my library and he can play Hitman 2. What I want to know is if he could also play SFV online if the game is in my library or does he ...
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Delayed updates

I will often look in my download queue in Steam and see updates scheduled for later that day or the next. This makes sense to balance the strain on Valve’s servers. However, today I had two or three ...
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Can I get just Gothic 1 on Steam?

Discovering the demo (so-called "Playable teaser") for a remake of Gothic, I got hit with nostalgia and wanted to play the original again. I went to Steam and found... That it's seemingly only ...
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Borderlands 3 Achievements on Steam stopped rewarding after level 1

I'm currently at level 22 on Borderlands 3 on Steam and just realized that I hadn't seen any achievements pop up like normal. One of the first achievements in the list is You Got Skills which you get ...
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How to prevent Steam for closing my games without warning?

It does not happen often, but it happened just now and a few times before: some Steam self updater popup opens and whatever you click your games are closed with no warning. It only happens when the ...
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Issue with launching Rust from Steam (on Ubuntu 18.04)

I recently bought and installed Rust along with Steam onto my computer (running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and now 18.04 LTS). After downloading, I tried to run Rust first from Steam and then from the desktop ...
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Play Steam game on different Windows user (Without logging in)

I own a bunch of games on Steam, but my family only has one computer (capable of running them). My brother would like to play some of the games I own as well, and it would obviously be nonsensical to ...
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Steam fails to download the missing ._.DS_Store file for Monaco

The other day I was trying to download Monaco, which I wanted to play with some friends. However it would result in an unusual error, the likes of which I could not find on the internet (Or I missed ...
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Installing Skyrim on a new computer/OS [duplicate]

I'm trying to transfer all my files over from my laptop, which is slow and laggy, to my newer desktop, which is nice and fast. I want to be able to play Skyrim on it. I've been looking into how to ...
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Can you play games between physical and online platforms (eg. Xbox Live & Xbox can play with PC & Steam)?

I want to play Borderlands 3 with a friend using an Xbox One with Xbox Live. I have a PC. I see Borderlands 3 on sale via Steam's site for $59, but I also see Borderlands being sold as a hard copy for ...
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Failed to load Steamui.dll error

I tried to install Steam on my PC today, and it didn't work due to the "Failed to load Steamui.dll" error. Of course, I tried most of the solutions on the web, such as deleting and re-installing Steam,...
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Can you see recent players on a Steam game you haven't played for a long time?

I cleared my friends list about a week ago and realised today that I deleted an old friend. I have their username from /config within my Steam folder but for some reason I can't find them again. I've ...
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How much Internet do I need to install CS:Go on Steam right now?

I am planning to download CS:GO on my PC and I have some limited internet. How much data will be consumed to install it?
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Are Steam achievements also given in journey mode?

Since "Journey's End" release (patch 1.4+) there is a new journey mode with togglable god-mode and difficulty meter. Is it possible for a new player to play in journey mode and get all achievements?
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Is there a way to hide Steam tags?

I do NOT want to hide games marked by those tags. I want to hide the tags themselves. Some tags are too broad in my opinion and appear on many hardly related games. Some cover distinction I will ...
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N++ System Requirements on Mac

I'm looking at N++ (https://store.steampowered.com/app/230270/N_NPLUSPLUS/) and it doesn't list the system requirements for a mac. This question is not about whether my specific computer can run N++, ...
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Steam - running instalation script (mic)

After starting new game steam says "running instalation script (mic)", i takes around 5-10 seconds to finish. I know that steam runs instalation scripts for diferent libraries game needs, but what ...
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PC Online Multiplayer Gaming - How to connect like couch co-op?

My kids and their friends have lots of games that they want to play together. If the game supports online multiplayer, through some game server, they're fine. Is there some easy way, ignoring steam,...
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Continuous input problem in Hollow Knight

I'm using an XBOne controller on OS X Catalina (i heard people on windows also have this problem sometimes). Every minute or two the keys suddenly stop responding until I pause-unpause the game. ...
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How to play Civilization V online (with and without Steam)

So I've got a Mac and a copy of Civilization V, I got from Mac App store years ago for free. A friend of mine has got a Windows machine with Civilization V running from Steam. We want to play online. ...
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How can I determine which games I've earned achievements in?

I have put all of the games I have played that have achievements into a spreadsheet, and counted them to 49. I have also added all achievements together which got me to 957. However, my "Achievement ...
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Dualshock 4 does not connect to pc via wireless

At the beginning the bluetooth connection worked normally between my ds4 and the pc, as much in steam, as in ds4 Windows. Now, my ds4 only connect via USB. When I try to turn on the bluetooth control ...
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Steam expansion for non-Steam game

In 2014 I bought Victoria II and in 2015 its 'A House Divided' expansion using a site called "Gamesrocket". I can't add the license keys to my Steam account, so I'm guessing they're either expired or ...
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Why did my Steam download restart back to the beginning?

I bought Hunter: Call of the Wild on Steam, and I've been downloading it for the past couple of days. Yesterday when I turned off my PC, the download had reached 90%. But when I rebooted and opened ...
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Where can I download the demo of Total Tank Simulator?

I saw many people playing the demo and and making videos about it. I wanted to download this demo myself over at Steam, but when I go to the demo page, it just says that the game has not yet been ...
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How can I combine MangoHud and game variables in the launch options?

How do I use this option: -oldgameui with the options MANGOHUD=1 MANGOHUD_CONFIG=full %command%? I've already tried it different ways, but any option where they're together does not work.
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Dota 2 user interface / display problem

Soon as I launch Dota 2, the display becomes as shown in image attached. The screen starts flickering and there is great noise and disruption on the screen overall. I have particularly attached an ...
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Steam: Can a game recieved as a gift, be sent back after a short play

I purchased "Don't Starve Together" on Steam (which gives you 2 copies by default), I sent one to a friend as a gift who installed and played it for a short time ( < 2 hours). They decided that ...
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Is there a way to add a game to a Category/Collection via the console?

So i've had 2 Portable 4TB HDDs (S: and T:) that i've been downloading all my games onto as a sort of backup, the idea is not fill them up so i have space for updates and new DLC, about ~500GB each. ...
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How can I force Steam to run a post installation script again?

Steam has a couple of scripts that are executed after the installation of a Game or Program. They say what else needs to be installed or what registry keys need to be created. Some examples: Just ...
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Setting up a CS: Source server to be accessible from the internet

I am trying to set up a Counter-Strike: Source server so that I can play online with my friends. The server is simply a Windows 10 Desktop PC. I followed the instructions using steam.cmd, as per here ...
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Steam Dynamic Collection with and/or logic in tags

Is it possible to create a Dynamic Library in Steam, that uses "OR" logic? E.g. all games that have either tag "A" OR tag "B"? If you add multiple tags to a search, it uses "AND" logic. I've noticed ...
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Hide specific game from status

I bought an app (Soundpad) through Steam that I open and close frequently/leave open, yet I don't want to annoy my friends with constant status updates or have that be my default always on status. ...
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New Recruits achievement not awarded in Assassin's Creed Origins

I have completed the Main quests (including the two DLC) for Assassin's Creed: Origins, so am now working through all the different possible Steam/Uplay achievements. One of these is called "New ...
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CSGO: laggy gameplay on Dell E6510

Problem Laggy gameplay in CSGO in offline mode with bots (9 bots + 1 human) with video settings set to low. Hardware Dell Latitude E6510 Core i5 1st Gen 2.67GHz 8 GB RAM NVIDIA NVS 3100M 512MB ...

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