Questions tagged [steam-play]

Steam Play is a service provided by Valve that allows users to purchase applicable games on one operating system and play on a different one without having to re-purchase it. Use this tag for questions about game compatibility on Steam with different operating systems.

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Random crashes with Hitman 3 on Linux via Steam Play/Proton

This is a question mainly for people playing Hitman 3 on Linux. I am trying to play Hitman 3 via Steam Play (Proton) on pc running Ubuntu 20.04 but I have random crashes in the level Chongqing. After ...
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Will Arma 3 work with Linux through Steam Play?

I really want to get Arma 3, but I am using Linux. Arma 3 is officially only available on Windows. Will this work with Linux via Steam Play?
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Star Conflict shows black screen on Linux

I just downloaded Star Conflict through Steam on Linux, and when I entered the game instead of all beautiful space objects and ships it just shows a black screen. I don't know what happened, maybe I ...
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How to disable Steam-Play (linux) Notification about proton when launching a game

Anytime you launch a game in steam that uses the SteamPLay feature a popup is displayed warning you about the compatibility tool (image) Is there a way to disable this notification?
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How to fix random crashes with Linux+AMD on Vulkan & Source Engine games?

Problems: TF2 crash after 30 minutes of gameplay with random texture or dx8 errors Source games like Portal 2 (and mods like Thinking with Time Machine) or Insurgency does not start or crash Vulkan ...
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New PC, New Operating System. Can I transfer my Steam games and data?

I used to use a Mac with some Steam games like CS:GO, I'm gonna build my gaming PC soon (on Windows 10). Is transferring Steam games possible to another computer with another operating system possible....
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Can you download a Mac version of a Steam game you purchased using a retail key?

I added Modern Warfare 3 on Steam using a retail key. The game wouldn't download properly, as in when I clicked install it would instantly say it's finished downloading even though nothing was ...
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What does this icon near SteamPlay text mean?

I saw this icon while browsing on steam and I wonder what it means. What does it mean?
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Switched Windows to Mac, do I have to buy Steam games again to play on Mac?

I recently switched from Windows to Mac. Steam says I have fewer Mac specific games than total games and it should be an equal amount unless you can only download, install, and play once from your ...
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To which systems do the Steamplay icons refer?

This may sound as a stupid question, but I just wanted to be sure. Steamplay is an indicator on the Steam Store on which operating systems the game is officially supported. Recently they've got ... ...
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Download steam game on mac and pc? [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro and i am looking to get a gaming pc. Ive downloaded a few games on steam that are mac and windows compatible. I play them on my mac. Would i be able to sign into my steam ...
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Steam game from Mac to PC [duplicate]

Im using a Macbook right now and I bought Rome 2 Total War with Steam, however I've just bought a new gaming laptop which is Windows. I wonder if I'm able to download my game on my new laptop from ...
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Does PC version of Civ-5 on Steam entitle me to Mac version?

I'm wondering, since my PC version of Civ-5 is registered on Steam, am I going to be able to download the Mac version when it comes out? I switched to Mac a couple years ago, so my Mac is faster and ...
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Why are there duplicate game entries in my Steam library?

I purchased Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition, a package that includes four items. Three of the included items are displayed twice in my games library, with the message [game] is not ...
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