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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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Is it possible to do a clean reinstall of Skyrim (non-Special Edition) via Steam with DLC?

I just updated my graphics driver and Skyrim won't start anymore. After disabling all mods, and manually deleting the EBN dll's, scripts, and folders, it gets as far as the company splash screen ...
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Steam Shared Library only showing Buy Option even with all shared personnel offline

I recently had a friend share his library so I could play middle earth shadow of war. I downloaded it fine, but the button to play is only showing "Buy" instead of "Play". the current sharer is ...
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I'm locked in Gaming Stackexchange [migrated]

I just registered with this gaming site and I can't find the "log out" button. ;-) rm
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What do I do If I have receive a “Duplicate Product Code?”

I purchased some games from someone else and I have the original discs, cases and product codes. I cannot activate the games because they were activated by the previous owner, whoever that is. What ...
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Steam mobile push notifications not working

Since 4 months ago, the steam mobile stop giving me notifications about Verification code, Friend message, etc. If I request Verification code on another pc, steam mobile crashes with no why. Is it ...
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Can I get my saved data back later if I uninstall a steam game?

If I uninstall a story mode game from steam will my saved game data will be available if I install the game in the future?
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How can I force Steam to install a DLC to a different drive?

My C drive is not big enough to hold a DLC, but the main game is installed on this C drive. Is there a way I can force the DLC to be downloaded to a different drive?
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Error Code 118, please help [duplicate]

If anyone knows how to fix Error Code 118 on stem please tell me, it is really annoying I cant trade, open profile, or anything but I can chat to friends, so please help me...
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Cannot connect to Steam LAN server

I first documented my issues here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/1741103267317324804/ I have five total computers in my house: My desktop My wife's desktop My gaming laptop My ...
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Steam Workshop - can I save a collection of subscribed items?

I play Cities:Skylines and I have 800+ subscribed-to items in the workshop. I haven't played for a while (2 new expansions since) and I would like to do a "clean slate" of my subscriptions and start ...
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Install Company of Heroes 2 windows version on Linux (Steam Proton)?

Because of technical difficulties CoH2 Feral's native port to Linux does not support crossplatform multiplayer (Win-Lin specifically). Since there are around \~5-10k online players and Linux usage on ...
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Buying someone a Steam game without a Steam account

I deleted my Steam account with with 1k games on it recently because I wanted to combat my video game addiction. I want to gift a game (specifically Artifact) to a friend, he has a Steam account and ...
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Is it safe to apply fan-made patches to steam games? [closed]

I have an adult game in my steam account that's riddled with annoying censors. There are unofficial uncensored patches available which require modifying my game's installation files. Those patches are ...
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Can I buy a Steam game on my phone, and then just download it at the same account on my PC?

I just want to know if I can buy a Steam game from my phone, and then just download it on my PC?
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Steam installer unknown error

So, its holidays and I decided install Medieval Total War to relax and chill, but when tried to install steam client to download the game I got the following error I redownloaded the client, ...
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Share Steam games bought on parent account and computer to child account and computer

We have a number of games that have been bought with my Steam account and installed on my laptop. My child is now to get his own computer. Preferrably he would have his own Steam account. If we want ...
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Windows Steam not working properly using WineBottler on macOS v10.13.6 (17G3025)

I've just installed the latest WineBottler v2.0 from https://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads. I clicked on the supplied Steam install button, and ended up with a new application in my ...
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How do I make a mod for Counter-Strike 1.6 or Half-Life 1? [closed]

Is there a boilerplate mod that I can download? Can I separate the mod folders from the game folders so that it's easy to keep track of what content I added? What kind of formats are the content ...
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If I own a steam bundle and content gets added, do I get that content too?

I am thinking about buying a game bundle on steam, and I know the game developer is still going to add more stuff to the bundle, like their new DLC's. Do I need to re-buy the bundle, or do I get all ...
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If i buy a Ubisoft game on Steam will it appear in UPLAY list as well?

I want to buy on sale a Ubisoft game on Steam. The only problem is that i want to collect all Ubisoft games on UPLAY. If i buy the game on Steam will it appear in the UPLAY games list? so i will be ...
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Is it possible to see a feed of my followed games?

This is strange. I've looked everywhere (community hub, profile, news page, email, etc.), but I can't find an actual feed of updates from my followed games. The closest thing I've found is this page, ...
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Can Steam Achievements be successfully deleted?

When I was younger I modded my a game (Dungeons of Dredmor) so that achievements were very easy to unlock. However I'm playing it again now and I'd like to legitimately earn the achievements. I've ...
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Family view and Skyrim

I own Skyrim, now suddenly it won't load and tells me the game is not able to be played in family view. I have disabled family view in Steam, restarted but still no joy.
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How to make Steam scan existing files when there is no disk space left

I have a 120 GB SSD that I just installed. I moved Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege over to it so I can have faster loading times in the game. It takes up almost all of the storage space that the drive ...
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Can I permanently remove a game from steam without uninstalling the game, and then buy the game again without having to install it?

I'm looking to buy Rainbow Six Siege Standard edition so I can upgrade from the depressing starter edition. In order to do this, I need to permanently remove Rainbow Six Siege from my account and then ...
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How do I get my game back on Steam?

I formatted my computer recently and when I logged in only a couple of the games I had were in my library. The one I am missing needs me to pay to get it back again. The game is Total War: Warhammer ...
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Steam: is it possible to use in-house streaming and record gameplay at the same time?

I am streaming from Windows 10 host to macOS client. What sort of solution are available? I think I should capture on host to avoid unnecessary quality lost. I would like some suggestions ...
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How to see the followed publisher & developer pages?

Steam recently added own pages for publishers and developers (central "hubs" for their games) which count the number of followers. Can I see all followed parties at once like for followed games and ...
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Is there anything about the macOS 64-bit Steam Client installed on Mojave macOS that would interfere with playing 32-bit games?

I realize the next version beyond Mojave macOS may enforce a 64-bit application restriction. Is there potentially something about the 64-bit Steam Client for the current Mojave macOS 10.14 that could ...
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Is there any way to make steam ask for guard every time?

Yes, I know it's weird! But there is any way I can do it from steam files? For example, by editing the loginusers.vdf?
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How can I split my Steam Library across multiple portable harddrives?

I am currently downloading my Steam Library to a 4TB Portable Harddrive which when i want to play a game, i copy off from onto my gaming PC, whichever it may be (in the event i do a new build). At ...
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EU4: Mouse not recognising clicks properly in Full Screen on Mac

My PC is fried nowadays so I downloaded EU-IV on my mac. But the problem is that when I open the game, the mouse starts acting weirdly. Clicking on Single player opens the "About" screen. Clicking ...
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Has Reign Of Kings stopped being supported? [closed]

Around a year or two ago I stumbled across a video of Syndicate playing a game called Reign Of Kings which led me to buy the game. This survival game is the best one I have ever played and I have 300+ ...
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Where is the config file for Momodora Reverie Under the Moonlight

I have the slowdown issue with this game that require vsync to be disabled which is done by modifying the config file This is supposed to be where the config file is: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/...
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The last level of Arizona Sunshine crashes my game

I have been playing Arizona Sunshine on my Oculus Rift, me and my friend were playing through with no problems at all. We finally get to the last level and just before I load into the game it crashes. ...
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Restoring game from multiple game backup file problem

I wanna use my friend steam back up file (he backed up multiple games into one folder) but I don't own all the same games as him. I want to back up a specific game from that file folder. Is this ...
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How can I get my Steam Cloud saves without installing the game?

I currently started a new game on Saints Row: Gat out of Hell from GOG. Since you can import your character from the old Saints Row 4 savegames, I need my data that is stored on Steam Cloud. Because ...
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Can I activate a product key in UPlay for a game that I've already bought on Steam?

I have bought a Ubisoft game on Steam, and bought its season pass product key on a retail website, which happens to be for UPlay. It seems that I have wasted my money. That, I accept. Now, I want to ...
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Steam family sharing shows “buy” instead of “play”

So my friend let me try out Arma 3 by adding my account to family sharing. So he logged onto his account on my PC (Using TeamViewer) and added my account to family sharing, and while logged into his ...
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Steam Screenshot Uploader preview resolution is low

Text like "Passive Abilities" here is unreadable in Steam's Screenshot Uploader preview (not when opened in an external editor). Is there a way to fix that?
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Steam games stuck in 'pre-loaded' state. How can I fix it?

I've gotten some games, got almost 100+ hours on some, then my PC went through an update and now all my games say, "Pre-load complete" From what I have already read, they are in essence locked. It's ...
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How to remove uninstalled game from list of steam tray [closed]

I Uninstalling two games from my Steam, And in Steam application at LIBRARY/GAMES those don't listed, But when I right-click on Steam (icon) at my Windows tray those - uninstalled games - listed! and ...
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No Man's Sky multiplayer with Steam and GOG users

Finally No Man's Sky has a multiplayer mode. I have the Steam version. So when I want to invite people to my game I see a list of my Steam friends that own this game. But is it also possible for an ...
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How can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? [duplicate]

Like the question disable Steam notifications in-game only is there a way to stop getting a popup when a friend starts playing a game? I tried following the global method as outlined above, as that ...
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Copy pasting non-Steam game to reduce download time

This is about Ring of Elysium specifically. It came out many months ago on Garena. I have the latest update from before it came out of closed testing. Now that it is on Steam, is there any way that ...
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Is there a way to use steam market without delay if I don't have a mobile device?

From the googling I've done it seems that without a mobile device (so without the mobile authenticator) I can only buy items on the market immediately. Trading and selling seems to force a 15 day ...
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Can I disable the Steam Community notification in Big Picture Mode with PS4 controller playing Diablo 2

I decided to try Steam because it has a nice controller mapping feature to Big Picture Mode. So what I did: Mapped the keys to PS4 controller for Diablo II config Enabled Steam Overlay (in both the ...
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How to prevent steam client from auto-updating itself?

I am downloading a 24 GB game with a connection speed of 200-300 KBPS. It will take a week almost. Thing is that I turn off the pc every night. Steps carried: Pause download Exit Steam Shut down ...
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Does Steam allow hard paywalls for games on Steam?

If a developer publishes a game on Steam, can they add a micro-transaction system where players must pay money to access certain important items? I know it's common for cosmetic items, but why is it ...
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How can I see my uncategorized friends in the new Steam friends UI?

I get a lot of friend requests, and I use a combination of categories and nicknames to help gauge who stays and who goes. In short, if they belong in a category, they stay on my friends list. Everyone ...