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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Can the original Age of Empires II be played online with the HD version on Steam?

My friend has an original copy of the game and was wondering if he could play online with me if I buy the HD version on Steam.
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“Updating Steam” window at startup when no updates were downloaded

So, every time I start my PC this window pops up: This even happens when Steam downloaded no update. What can I do to stop it from reappearing?
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Can the whole prologue be skipped with other method than using saves?

Every time I restarted the game, I had to go through the whole "walking cinematic" with Dr. Reed, where the game doesn't prompt any means to skip it. The reason why I'm asking about not using a save ...
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Why isn't my Switch Pro controller working with Steam

It has worked in the past but I used Xinput emulation with it using a rudimentary program I found online called ProConXinput. It has worked in the past, even after using the program for the first time,...
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If a non-friend comes across my Steam Wishlist, how easily can they gift me one of the games?

Hypothetical scenario that made me ask this question: Suppose I somehow get a viral tweet on Twitter. Some people who get a tweet like that use a reply to promote their own content like Twitch, ...
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Can players on Steam OS play with people on PCs?

I want to play PlanetSide 2 with my brother, but he only plays Consoles, so I'm thinking of getting him a Steam Box. Will my plan work? ETA: PlanetSide 2 is a free game, so anybody out there with a ...
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Steam starts downloading updates while in-game and ignores throttling limit

I play CS:GO fairly often and that game really requires you to pretty much have a 60 or below ping to be playable. Now, my internet isn't great, but I can usually get that - 30s to 60ish ping range. ...
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What items can be sold on Steam Marketplace?

I know that people can buy and sell the new steam cards, but I see items for some games (TF2 and DOTA2) being sold for well over $10.00. Are these items that people have found in game and then are ...
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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 play Kerbal without Steam?

Kerbal Space Program looks like a game I'd enjoy. There is a free demo available. I noticed the purchase link lists "Buy Steam Key". I have had one experience with Steam, and that was enough. Do I ...
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How to prevent steam from starting the game when adding a DLC?

I was adding free DLC's to some games (like HD Texture packs) and each time I clicked the 'Download' button the game would start, which is very annoying! Why does Valve think that Download == Start ...
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Disabling Steam Chat's automatic popup at Windows login startup

Recently as of this writing (27 July 2018), Steam has begun opening the chat Friends popup whenever I login to my Windows 10 account: I can't figure out how to stop this without disabling Steam ...
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Can I edit my Wishlist email notification settings with the Steam Client, instead of the website?

Can I edit my Wishlist email notification settings with the Steam Client, instead of the website? If so, how? I can't seem to access any email settings with the Steam Client?
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Does Okami HD on PC support smooth run/walk blending?

Most games, when played with an analog controller stick, allow you to seamlessly walk or run at any speed you like. But when I tried a borrowed Switch Pro controller with Okami, I was startled to ...
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How do you get more Boosts in the Steam Grand Prix?

The Steam Grand Prix has lots of weird and unintuitive rules. You can use Boosts to spend up to 1000 distance points to make your team go faster, but the number of Boosts available seems limited, and ...
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How to reinstall Terraria on Steam

I recently added unsupported files to my Terraria and edited my files. This was a error on my part because now Terraria won't load. I have no way to fix this and am not good enough at file ...
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Why I can't see the image on Mobile Steam?

In the steam chat, I can clearly see there's image show out just like this. But in my Mobile Steam chat, the image is not show out and it only show the link. What is the problem at here?
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How can I tell if a Steam game syncs my saved games to the Steam Cloud?

I've already seen this question and this one, but neither explicitly tells me whether a particular game syncs saved game files to the Steam Cloud. Do all Steam games with Steam Cloud enabled ...
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How to open the Steam overlay if my controller doesn't have the guide button?

My bluetooth controller emulates an xbox 360 controller, but, even if it reports 16 buttons, it actually has 15 buttons. It doesn't have the home button. There's a way to map a different key ...
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Why are some Steam Market items selling above their lowest listed price?

I was revisiting my listed items, and found that some items I had up there for months haven't been sold. Specifically I have a pack of gems since April at 1.15€. This is not surprising, the current ...
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Steam “not enough free disk space” error when attempting to move game folder

I have Steam libraries on two different disk drives. When attempting to move a game from one to the other, the operation fails with "not enough free disk space" error even though there is plenty of ...
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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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What does Dark Souls 3's Season Pass do?

I'm fairly new to Season passes and how they work. Looking at Steam today, I noticed that there's a great sale on Dark Souls 3 and it's DLCs. There are two alternatives: The base game and a Season ...
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How do you get your Steam games to run on Ubuntu through Wine or something similar?

Ok, I was kind of surprised that this hadn't been asked here before, but maybe it's too technical for this site. You guys decide. I've heard lots of different stories about setting up Wine on Ubuntu, ...
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“Error code 51” when launching a game using Steam

When launching a particular game - Rocket League in this case - I get "Game Launch Failed, error code 51". How can I fix this? This is what it looks like: I've seen a lot of 'solutions' around the ...
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Transfer playing time to other Steam account

I've been Family Sharing my Rust account from my old account to my new account for about a year now, and during this time I have gained achievements and over 1000 hours of playing time on my new ...
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How can I force Steam to download DLC?

I just bought some DLC for Train Simulator, but after completing the purchase I skipped to another page without starting the download. Now the DLC shows up in my list of DLC as "not installed" (in ...
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Which Steam badges can be currently obtained without any game cards?

What are all of the badges that anyone can get right now, presuming they have the materials, that aren't game dependent? Like, "Gem Maker", for turning Cards into Gems. Is there one for making a ...
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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 do I turn off the Steam Controller keyboard when playing Rocket League?

I don't like the Steam controller keyboard coming up while I'm playing Rocket League. I have to play in Big Picture, as I'm on a Mac, and it doesn't handle my PS4 controller very well unless I do. Big ...
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What are my options for activating previously activated Steam games?

I purchased some games second-hand from someone else. I have the original discs, cases and product codes. However I cannot activate the games because they were activated by the previous owner, whoever ...
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What are the chances of crafting a Rare or Uncommon background?

I've noticed that in the Steam Market, there's a variety of Steam Trading Card Wallpapers on sale, but some wallpapers have the prefix Uncommon, or even Rare. What's the "craft" rate of getting these?...
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Steam Categories under “My Games”

A family member has their Steam account under the same Windows account as me, which means their installed games show up in my library and vice versa (for reasons I cannot fathom). It appears there is ...
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Counter Strike Condition Zero Mac Dedicated Server with Steam

I just purchased counter strike condition zero from steam, and now I want to host a public server over which my friends can connect from different places over the internet. For that I tried ...
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Where does Steam store Fallout Shelter's save files?

Now that Fallout Shelter has released on Steam I would like to use my save-files off the Bethesda launcher function. I already copied the save-files of the Bethesda launcher and have them on my PC. ...
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What is the difference between a game ban and a VAC ban in Steam?

Recently a famous youtuber (this is his steam ID here) got game banned on Steam. So I asked a friend "what is a game ban?", and he told me it is almost the same as a VAC ban. The difference is that ...
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How can I see the gem value of an item that I do not own?

I can see how many gems an item in my inventory converts to when I turn it into gems. But is there any way to know how many gems I would get for an item I do not own?
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Can Steam be closed without losing a download's progress?

Can I pause a download and shut down Steam, then turn off my computer then continue the download the next day without having to start over again?
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Steam game won't launch, says 'running' for short while then stops

When i try to launch Geometry Dash, the following things happen: 'Running' appears next to the game in my library. A 'Preparing to Launch' window appears for a short while. My profile picture turns ...
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Steam games by sneakernet with an external hard drive - Is it possible? if so, how can I do it? [duplicate]

I've recently moved houses, but unfortunately my new place is in a part of town where the only economical way to get an internet connection is via a prepaid data modem (DSL in my building is super ...
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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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Steam Link for iOS - mouse region with touch controls?

I've been playing Okami HD, and it would be wonderful to paint by directly painting on the screen (maybe even with a stylus, e.g. the Apple Pencil, as a brush!). I think I could do this by setting up ...
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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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Is it possible to log your Steam account into two computers at once?

My gaming computer is currently downloading Napoleon: Total War and Supreme Commander 2 which I purchased on Steam, and which will take some time to complete. While this download is going on, I would ...
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How to activate Steam review comments by default?

Comments on Steam reviews have been deactivated by default. If I want people to be able to comment on my review I have to click the check box to activate comments. I want all my future and past ...
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Is it possible to sell Rocket League Items?

One of my Friends recently gave me some skins on Rocket league, but I don't play that often. Is there a possible way to sell all Rocket league Items?
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How Do I Install Stronghold 3 Gold Without A Key Code?

I'm a big fan of the Strongholds line, so picking up Stronghold 3 Gold was a no-brainer. But then I tried to install it, and I discovered it required Steam. I still prefer boxes with DVDs and manuals....
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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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Steam family sharing - simultaneous play [duplicate]

If my friend lets me play his copy of The Witcher 3 via Steam family sharing, is he still able to play Dota 2 while I play The Witcher? If not, am I able to go into offline mode to play The Witcher ...
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Why am I unable to play CS:GO through Steam Family Sharing anymore?

I have a friend who family shares me some games and I can play all of them except one: CSGO. I was able to play it before. He's not playing something either: I only cannot play CSGO, but I can play ...