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 there any way to start Steam in offline mode with code after the new steam client?

I am working on a project that logs you automatically in steam. I want to add another login method that logs you in with offline mode. Before the new steam client, i was editing the loginusers.vdf ...
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Steam is unable to find mangohud when included in launch option

So I've installed Steam using Flathub to play game on Linux with mangohud to display FPS with CPU, GPU stat as an overlay. And in the documentation, to display the overlay on games, all I have to do ...
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How to fix small steam icons?

Recently I opened up Steam and it suddenly became microscopic: I tried restarting and stuff. Where is the setting to fix that? (I'm on mac os, 15 inch monitor, the screenshot takes up full screen)
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What Proton version is being used automatically for each game?

I'm running the-great-ace-attorney-chronicles and forcing it to use Proton-7 because whatever default Proton it's using somehow breaks the video display. But how do I find what the default is, so ...
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How do I bring my jackbox games on a trip Without bringing my home PC?

In November, I'm taking a trip to my in-laws, and they recently got interested in Jackbox games. They are almost certainly going to be interested in playing more of it when we take a trip there. I ...
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Launching non-Flatpak Discord from Steam on a Steam Deck

Does anyone know if, and how, you can successfully launch a non-Flatpak version of Discord from Steam on the Steam Deck without putting the deck into developer mode? I've installed the Flatpak version ...
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Steam microphone configuration file

Where does Steam save which microphone I’m using? The GUI for changing this doesn’t save any other choice than whatever is set as my OS default, so I’d like to try other ways like changing it manually ...
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Can I use Linux to download games that will be played on Windows?

I run a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows 10. Linux is my primary OS and I use it for all my computing except for gaming. My internet connection is fairly slow so I would like to be able to ...
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Can I remove multiple games from steam's wishlist at once?

I've got a wishlist with more than 2200 titles. Even opening it is painful and slow. Removing by one reloads the whole page each time. Is there a way to do it faster?
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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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How can I use my save files for TBOI after switching to other Steam account?

It's the same PC, so all save files must be the same, but the game doesn't recognize it and treats it as a complete undone game. What can I do for my new account to "see" those files?
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Why did my Xbox One Controller stop working with Steam?

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 I've been connecting an Xbox One controller wirelessly through Bluetooth to play games on Steam and it has worked fine. But recently, the Xbox ...
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Can I sync Steam ESO files with the Bethesda client so I don't have to download them again?

I downloaded ESO from a friend's account on Steam to test whether or not it is playable on my computer. However, I intend to buy and download from the official website for various reasons. Is there ...
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How do I remove a Steam game from my library?

I like how Steam presents my library to me. However, there is one thing that keeps irritating me every time I open Steam: the Team Fortress 2 Beta. I don't want it, yet it is always in my games list....
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How do I completely remove a game demo from steam? [duplicate]

I have uninstalled the Torchlight II Demo from my steam library, But it still displays on the right-click menu of the steam system tray icon. How to remove it from the right-click menu? Edit 1, Add ...
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Recovering Steam cloud saves

I was playing Binding of Isaac: Rebirth on a laptop which I hadn't used to play BoI before. I still had access to my saves because of the cloud. Then the battery died and everything crashed. When I ...
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Steam tells me Morrowind is still running while it isn't

I've recently been having issues where Steam tells me Morrowind is still running, even when it isn't. I've checked Task Manager but Morrowind doesn't show up in the "Processes" tab. I also ...
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Steam Invalid SSL Certificate

For the past few months I have been having an issue with Steam, and I have finally decided to ask about it. I've looked up solutions but none of them work, and nobody else has seemed to have had the ...
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Is there way to get removed steam games like this api api.steampowered.com/ISteamApps/GetAppList/v2/?

This api.steampowered.com/ISteamApps/GetAppList/v2/ shows only public games. But removed games like this https://steamdb.info/app/24170/ doesn't showed from GetAppList Any ideas how to get full game ...
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Comparing "Animal Shelter" on Steam and "Animal Shelter Simulator" on other platforms

I would like to play "Animal Shelter" on Steam but I do not have an appropriate device for playing it since my personal computer is a Mac. It appears that there is an identical or nearly ...
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path help with Proton and EA Origin on Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 22.04 and Steam with Proton. I added the EA Origin installer to Steam using Proton Experimental and I am able to play Origin games through it with no issues. However, each time I start ...
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Steam Family View won't allow Origin games

If I am on Family View in Steam, games like Madden and Fifa won't start, because they use Origin, and I get an error which says "Error, relaunch your game to continue linking your accounts". ...
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Steam does not allocate CPU on first attempt to start games [closed]

I have an issue with running Steam games that I hope someone can help with. I am running Steam on an older gaming PC that I built with: Intel Core i7 6700 32 GB of RAM Windows 7 64 bit The Steam ...
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Is there a way to see a list of every game I have ever owned on Steam?

Is there a way to see a list of every game I have ever owned on Steam? This includes games I have refunded, free games I've removed the license for, and free weekend games that I didn't end up buying. ...
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How do I start a game from Steam from a batch file and wait for it to exit?

I have an autohost app for Space Empires which I use to process turns in multiplayer games, but when I hook it up to the Steam instance of SE5, I find that it uploads the turn before it finishes ...
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How to set Steam options from a batch file?

I repair computers and often need to reconfigure or reinstall the software. Some users want Steam installed. I have a batch file that installs all the requested / required apps, including Steam. ...
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Rocksmith 2014 Remastered crashed for no apparrent reason

Since the release of Rocksmith+ and the update to Rocksmith 2014 Remastered, I am unable to play RS2014R normally as it often opens for a few seconds and then suddenly closes. I tried to close all ...
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Best way to connect multiple controllers to a PC

I was considering building a LAN PC (e.g. a Mini ITX portable build) to bring around to my friends houses. I remember last time I tried to play two player Castle Crashers on Steam, we had a problem ...
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How to check if a game is installed more than once, so that I can remove duplicates?

I've moved quite a few hard drives from past PCs & laptops into my current PC. Is there anyway to check if I've installed say... Hades on one of my previous laptops? Even if it's also installed to ...
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Are there any disadvantages in buying Outward at GOG.com instead of Steam? Do mods actually work properly in the GOG version?

I want to buy Outward, and I usually buy games from GOG and avoid supporting Steam if I can. However, I have read that there can be problems with launching Nexus mods with the GOG version. Is it true?...
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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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Does Family Share games keep save files on the cloud?

Is saved progress for family shared games kept in the Steam cloud the same way my owned games? Another thing, say I bought Elden Ring on Account-A but I want to play it in Account-B, will family ...
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How do I bind a button combo to an action in Steam input?

I want to configure a control scheme in Steam Input where a combination of 2 buttons triggers an action. More specifically, I want holding d-pad left or right then pressing R2 to double tap the d-pad. ...
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Stop Steam opening window when computer starts

Is there a way to enable the "Run Steam when my computer starts" option without any window to appear when I login? This way Steam will start running as an icon in the system tray in the bottom right, ...
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Specific server not responding specifically for me

There are a few community servers, in specific three from the same host, that I want to connect to badly but the game always says "Server not responding". I'm not banned from them and everyone else ...
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How do I hide family shared games in SteamOS?

I have friends that share their Steam games with me using Steam Family Sharing. In the desktop version of Steam I can hide the shared games using "Group by Library", but I can't find this ...
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How do I find my Geometry Dash song files on PC through Steam file browsing?

I can't find the song file location. I tried looking through Steam>GeometryDash>Propreties>Browselocalfiles. I want to replace my Songs with non-Newgrounds songs, but I can't find the song ...
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Is there any way to stop Steam downloading updates?

How can I get Steam to stop downloading updates automatically as soon as an update is released for a game like CS:S? It's just that I am running on mobile broadband at the moment and Steam loves to ...
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Rainbow Six : Siege won't update and can't play

Yesterday Rainbow Six worked fine, but today something strange happened. I wanted to surf the shop, and the game won't update, and I get this error saying Update failed, with two options retry and ...
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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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How to get rid of short and useless reviews on Steam?

Steam reviews section is progressively plagued with more and more short and absolutely garbage "reviews". Sometimes they are funny, sometimes not but they give next to zero information about ...
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Why is Steam only showing me "Buy" instead of "Play" option for a game shared via Family Sharing?

I thought the whole point of Family Sharing was so that multiple copies of the game didn't have to be bought. I have no problem downloading the game, but instead of "Play", my only option once it's ...
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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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Skyrim character progress and Steam Family Sharing

I've allowed someone to try Skyrim through Family Sharing but I have one concern, when my friend plays Skyrim for the first time, will them creating a character wipe all my progress? Thanks for any ...
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How to set Steam to always choose the same launch option for a game?

Sometimes when you launch a game you have to choose between different launch options: Is it possible to configure Steam so the startup window is skipped and a specific options is chosen? I my case I ...
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CS:GO How to calculate float values

I am aware that there are several external sites to calculate the float of an item. But how do those sites calculate the float using the inspect link? What API returns this information or if there is ...
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If Steam is installed on a separate partition from Windows, can I reinstall to that folder without redownloading my games?

I'm looking at upgrading to Windows 10 Beta through a clean install. I have Steam and all my games installed on my secondary drive. If I wipe and reinstall Windows, can I point steam to my D:\Steam ...
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Proslife PS4 Controller Bluetooth Not Working On Windows 10

My Proslife controller works in-game over USB but not via Bluetooth. It is connected to the PC via Bluetooth and the input test works when running JOY.CPL, it even works on the controller menu in ...
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What compression does Steam use for games?

To save bandwidth when downloading Steam games the files are sent compressed then uncompressed on the end user's PC. What compression algorithm is Steam using to do this?
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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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