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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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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Buying micro-transactions on another country on steam

I moved from Russia 4-5 months ago and my billing address is still based on the Russia currency/store. I know that buying games on another store while your ip is on another country puts it on region ...
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PC - Sleeping Dogs: (Definitive Edition) Radio Fix

Hey guys I recently bought Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition on PC through Steam as it was on sale. I've played the normal edition when it was released and one of the good parts of the game was the ...
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Why is the item list empty when trading in TF2? as a F2P

Recently I got some duplicates in my items. I wanted to trade them but for some reason, my Item list is empty. I refreshed the trading screen a lot but still no help. I'm a f2p player but I know that ...
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Do removed games still count towards Achievements Status on Steam?

I already know that it doesn't count any games with 0 achievements, but I've deleted some games with unlocked achievements from my Steam profile using help.steampowered.com. I want to know if these ...
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Will games played with an EA Play subscription drop Steam Trading Cards?

Some EA games present on EA Play like Battlefield 4 say that they drop Stream Trading Cards. Will the games drop the Trading Cards if they have been accessed via the EA Play Subscription or would I ...
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Steam game display is wrong on multi-monitor setup under Linux

I have a multi-monitor setup on a Linux Mint system. My main monitor is 1980x1200 (16:10 ratio) and my secondary monitor stands pivoted (1050x1680) next to it. Steam itself works fine, even in big ...
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How to find how large a download is for a Steam Game?

I am considering purchasing a Steam game. I am on a limited download limit, I was wondering how to find out how large a game download is. I understand I can purchase the game, download a portion and ...
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I get a “Steam needs to be online to update…” error message every time I start up my computer

"Steam needs to be online to update please confirm your network connection and try again." This started happening around a week ago. I looked it up, and I did the fix where you delete all the files ...
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Can I download updates from another computer and then transfer it?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare is very big game and it is getting new updates. The last one was 25 GB and in my home internet is very bad. I must take my PC to work then install update. Can I install ...
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Issue with a Steam version of Morrowind

First time here. I've recently been having issues wherein Steam tells me Morrowind is still running, even when it isn't. I've checked Task Manager and Morrowind doesn't show in the "Processes" tab, ...
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How does the steam market work for different currencies?

I searched on web and read many article but i still cant understand How do the steam market and its currency converter work? I also wonder why there are so many spikes in some lower valued items like ...
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Is it possible to sync all my games to steam from Epic Games Launcher, and Microsoft Store?

As the title states, is it possible that I could import my games from Microsoft Store, Epic Games Launcher, into Steam, so they can be launched from Steam? An example is I have Totally Accurate Battle ...
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How do I transport my game data to another computer that already has the game with Steam?

I have Papers Please on both my desktop and laptop, and was playing on my laptop while the power was out, when I rebooted it up on my desktop my newly gained progress wasn't there, but it still ...
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How can I run Plant vs Zombies in a resizable window mode?

I would like to play Plant vs Zombies in window mode but the result is a window too small for my actual resolution (1920x1200). Is it possible, using some external program and without changing my ...
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Why don't some games have Add To Wishlist button?

Why is there no Add To Wishlist button for some games, such as Borderlands 2 (as of 2013-12-28)?
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VAR issue in Counter Strike Global Offensive

I don't know how to fix this VAR issue, as you can see below the picture it's jumping from 0 ms to even 16 ms or 20 ms and it's causing lag. I tried to lower graphics.Putting NVIDIA to perfomance....
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Hide my updates from friend's Steam Activity pages?

Back in August 2012, Valve rolled out some community updates, including the "Friend Activity" page, which amongst other things can list which achievements your friends have acquired, which games they'...
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Why does my steam game not verify it's download all the way?

I try to download game on steam, and it doesn't verify the download. It gets to a point where the "Verifying download" stage ends, but it just goes back to 99% of the game downloaded. I ...
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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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Steam remote play together no streaming screen from mac host

I am trying to use Steam's remote play together to play Death Squared with a friend remotely. However, when they accept the invite, it shows the "live broadcast" screen and nothing else. It ...
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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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Are historic Steam playtime stats available?

I know that Steam tracks certain stats related to the amount of time I've played games in my library. The stats that I'm aware of are: Time of my current session Time spent playing a game over the ...
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How can I remove a non-steam game from family view?

For Steam games, there is the option to remove the game from family view via the context menu. After adding a non-Steam game, the game is visible in family view. And there seems to be no way to ...
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Two player, one platform, online Steam games [closed]

I am wondering if there are any Steam games that two players on one PC can play two players on another PC online? I know there are family sharing rules and such, just wondering if this is possible.
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How to make playable discs for steam games (not backup install disks)

My goal is to create a physical game library where I can showcase my favorite games but I also want it to be functional. I want to be able to pop a disk in and play a game without worrying about hard ...
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Raft and objects are white

I just installed Raft, and all the objects in the game appear white. Specs: Acer Nitro 5 Ubuntu 20.10 graphics card: NVIDIA GeFORCE 1650 driver: nvidia-driver-455 PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command% ...
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Not able to find any match in CS:GO

I bought CS:GO, but when I try to play online, it's just searching for matches all the time. It never finds any matches. I have been searching for 15 minutes, and still haven't found anything. Do you ...
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I lost access to my e-mail and I can't log into my Steam account. How can I regain access?

When I was trying to log into my Steam account, Steam wanted me to input the Steam Guard Code, so I checked my phone and there was no code so I tried to change my password and try again, I did it and ...
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Are Steam games sandboxed?

Now that Steam is officially available on Linux, I am very interested in it! However, I wonder what is the security system in Steam? When I download a game through Steam, will the game run as native ...
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Disable Steam notifications in-game only

Is it possible to disable Steam notifications (friend logs in, messages you, et cetera) in-game, and do so without disabling the community completely? That is to say I can still access Steam in-game - ...
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Is it possible to install linux on a steam machine?

I would really like to use the system for emulation and GZDoom (especially on the portable steam machine) but it's probably not possible on Steam-OS. EDIT: I know that Steam-OS is linux, but it is a ...
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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 can I check the first date of a Steam game being played in my library?

Finding the most recent date played is simple enough, but is there a way of finding the date of the first instance it was played? Purchase date doesn't help me in this regard as I rarely play games ...
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Dota2 reborn download keeps restarting

I've been downloading Dota2 reborn and when it reached nearly 55% I exited Steam as I had to download another program. When I reopened Steam the download starts again from 0% and due to my slow ...
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What special markup options are there in Discussions and how to use them?

I noticed some users markup their forum posts to render an interactive object. For example this button will open a trade window with the user: Hovering over these images, will show a detailed tooltip ...
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How to make Steam download game updates immediately?

My Steam client always waits for an hour+ to start downloading a game update: "Scheduled for 19:35". There is a button to force update though. Auto-updates are turned on for all games. How can I make ...
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Disable Uplay overlay on Steam

I am trying to play Assassin's creed Odyssey on Ubuntu 18 with Proton 5.13-4 on Steam. The game is running but a balloon asking to shift+f2 to open Uplay is constantly on the top right corner of the ...
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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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How can Steam be prevented from downloading a billion copies of DirectX?

As a follow-up to my question regarding the first-time installation, I noticed Steam stores the DirectX and vcredist etc files individually in each games directory. That means, those sometimes up to ...
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Steam / DirectX

While I was playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive, I got kicked from the game. The reason I got kicked is that Steam displayed me VAC ban warning. They told me to verify CS:GO game files which I ...
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Can I make a dynamic collection in Steam based on playtime?

I know that you can create a dynamic collection filtered by 'Unplayed' but I would like to create a collection along the lines of 'Favourites' and filter games I've played for say greater than or ...
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Steam Game Removal on Different Drives

If I am trying to uninstall Steam and it is in my C: drive while some of my other games are installed onto my F: drive, will it remove those games on the F: and C: drive or just on the C: drive?
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Steam download issues

I have had an issue with steam where it just does not download at my full speed all the time. when steam is using full speed it is at around 35MB/s but that is only for like the first 10 seconds of ...
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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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Garry's Mod 9 can't load single player

I have Garry's Mod 9 (the Half-Life 2 mod) installed. I can launch it from the Source SDK, but when I try to launch it from Steam and click the Single Player or Create Server buttons, no dialog ...
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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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Is there a way to hide that you own a game in the steam store?

I have game details on private in my profile, but when others look at a game I own in the steam storefront, they can still see if I own the game or have added it to my wish list. Is there a way to ...
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Proton 5.21-GE-1 doesn't work suddenly

Proton 5.21GE-1 doesn't work suddenly, so i launched steam on terminal to see what's happening. this is the log i got https://pastebin.com/gpebk8rW Launching proton manually on terminal works, at ...
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No Man's Sky and Steam Family Library…can we play at the same time? [duplicate]

My husband bought me No Man's Sky (NMS) for xmas. He saw how much I was enjoying it, and started playing it himself via the Steam Family Library (we share with each other). Every other game we have, ...

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