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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Autonauts on Debian 11: how to make it work with Proton?

I want to play Autonauts on Debian 11 using Steam Play compatibility tools (Proton). How to make it work correctly using Proton? No version seems to be able to make it work.
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Hitman 3 on Steam/Proton via Linux Fedora 38

When trying to play Hitman 3 (2021) on Linux Fedora 38 via Steam Proton, the following problems sometimes occur for me: Game does not start properly. After starting, there is a short black screen but ...
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Why does Hades on Linux fail to launch both before and after hardware changes?

My wife has an eight year old computer we're building a replacement for. Recently, Hades started to a black screen with a cursor; and Cat Quest 2 claimed no graphics card was installed. I replaced the ...
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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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