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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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Morrowind bug - all keywords have 's' prefixed

Here's the problem: using Morrowind's Construction Set to change Gameplay > Settings > fEncumbranceStrMult to get more carry weight works like a charm, BUT there is a slight problem. Every text in-...
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Is there a way to run a PC Steam game on my Mac [duplicate]

I just replaced my Macbook for an IMac. I saw that they released Splinter Cell Chaos Theory on Steam, complete with MP :-O . It is only for windows however. Is there a way I can run some sort of ...
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Steam won't download - thinks I have less free space than I do

When downloading Rainbow Six: Siege on Steam, it gives me the error "Not enough disk space..." I tried reinstalling again, but when it reaches 90%, it shows me that error message again, even though I ...
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Can Steam Discovery Queue be fixed?

I like to discover games with Steam Discovery Queue. However, I have been encountering an error for several years, I am not the only one in this situation, and I have not found any fix yet. Let us ...
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Why is my inventory in steam not showing up?

I was going through my inventory, cleaning up any items that I can sell on the market. I went to the Warframe one, and attempted to sell an item. It gave me an error, and told me to refresh. I ...
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How can I earn trading card in Ultra Street Fighter IV?

Recently I open Steam's Inventory and realize that I have 5 trading cards from Ultra Street Fighter IV (1 Decapre, 1 Elena (foil), 2 Poison, 1 Yang - I don't even play these characters much), I have ...
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2 Steam Accounts W/ Different Games

I have two steam accounts with different games and gameshare is not a thing for both of them, I'm wondering if there is a way to launch a certain steam game with a specific profile without having to ...
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Why do some of my friends have yellow names, and how do I get it?

Some of the friends on my list have yellow names now. I can't seem to find out if it has to do with their status or something new added in the options, but I can't recall having seen this earlier ...
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My Team Fortress 2's userconfig.cfg has gone AWOL

For whatever reason, I do not have a userconfig.cfg file. Nothing I have done so far has completely restored the file (in order): Taking another game's userconfig.cfg file and putting it into the TF2 ...
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Can I decline to install updates for Steam games?

Is it possible to be selective about updates to Steam games? If a recent update introduces crashes, performance degradation or other problems, can I go back?
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How long does it take for Steam to re-fill product key stock?

With the recent steam sales, I bought a game that was -50% (GTA V). When it finished downloading, I tried to launch it for the first time, but I had an error message saying they were out of stock for ...
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Is it possible to purchase/activate a Steam game that has been removed from the Store?

Is it somehow possible to purchase or otherwise activate a game that has been removed from the Steam Store?
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Reset or delete hours played in a singular steam game [duplicate]

This old post exists Is it possible to clear OR hide Steam's Hours Played stat? this is before they added the ability to hide hours. However, i'm wondering is there any possible way including ...
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FNAF Bundle “glitch?”

So I own the FNaF bundle on Steam. The last game (FNAF: Sister Location) has been added to the bundle some time ago, and it also appeared in my library without me paying a single cent. Is this ...
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Steam Link streaming causes low frame rates

(Also happens on Laptop, so not just steam link) Hello! I pre-ordered the steam link/steam controller through the steam website and just got it on Friday, but I'm having some issues. Problem: I'm ...
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How to get Steam games that I haven't bought to show up on my library?

Crazy question, I know. And no, this is not "how 2 get steam gaems for free", I fully expect them to show up with a "Buy Now" button (or something of the sorts) instead of the usual "Play" one. Simply ...
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Is it possible to email-subscribe to a game's news on Steam?

I'd like to know, via email, when a game's news page has a new updated posted to it. Currently I've been checking manually every day, but that's getting pretty tedious. Is there any way to email-...
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Can Steam Achievements be successfully deleted?

When I was younger I modded a game (Dungeons of Dredmor) so that achievements were very easy to unlock. However I'm playing it again now and I'd like to legitimately earn the achievements. I've ...
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Can I make steam remember the password for both of my steam accounts? [duplicate]

I followed the instructions from this answer to an absolute t there and it works great. Only thing is that no matter what I try, whenever I double click on the icon for my second account it asks me to ...
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How to download Windows games from Steam onto a Linux computer?

I recently switched to an Ubuntu computer and the one thing that annoys me is the lack of games available. However I have found a program called WINE which can run Windows applications (.exe) on Linux ...
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How to switch between 2 Steam accounts on one PC without having to enter mobile code every time?

My brother and I share the same PC, but we each have our own Steam accounts. Before Steam mobile authentication was introduced, we did the good old trick of adding the -login %u %p parameters to two ...
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Civ 5 over remote session?

So I have been playing Civ 5 hotseat with my wife. But it is a little fustrating getting up getting out of the room or changing chairs. My wife has a laptop, but the graphics card is not that great. ...
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What can I do because of 'Duplicate Product Code' on Steam?

I've just created a new steam account and wanted to activate Half-Live there. Then I got this error message: When I click on 'Retrieve Account', nothing happens. I am quite sure that I have already ...
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Is it possible to see a feed of my followed games?

This is strange. I've looked everywhere (community hub, profile, news page, email, etc.), but I can't find an actual feed of updates from my followed games. The closest thing I've found is this page, ...
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I have a question about gifting on Steam

Is it possible to purchase a second copy of a game on Steam that I already own and gift it to a friend? If so, how do I?
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Why won't a friend show up under a game tab?

On Steam, every friend who plays a game that you have will appear under a "Friends" section on the games page. But, I have a friend who plays the same game as me (I can see them on my friends list, ...
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Can I tell Steam which monitor to open a game on?

I have two monitors and Windows 7. Is it possible to tell Steam to open a game on my second monitor instead of the main monitor? If that's not possible through Steam itself, is there some other way ...
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Is it possible to do a clean reinstall of Skyrim (non-Special Edition) via Steam with DLC?

I just updated my graphics driver and Skyrim won't start anymore. After disabling all mods, and manually deleting the EBN dll's, scripts, and folders, it gets as far as the company splash screen ...
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How do I get the number of Steam friends online programmatically? [migrated]

How can I get the current number of Steam friends online in order to insert it into a script or program? I'm looking to use this value to do something like changing an LED colour or for providing data ...
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Was my game activated twice on the same Uplay account?

I created a uplay account a few years ago for my little brother. I sended him FarCry Primal as a steam gift last month, and it was activated on his uplay account, because he was logged in on it. ...
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change email without logging [duplicate]

I cannot access the email that is linked to my Steam account and need to change it. However, Steam Guard sends a verification code to that email address. I changed my computer, and need to change my ...
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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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Steam's “Ticket to ride” work with Intel HD Graphics card 510?

I have a laptop (64bit arch) with Ubuntu MATE Yaketty Yak 16.10 installed and an integrated Intel HD Graphics Card 510 I've been trying to install and use a steam game (specifically, "Ticket to ride"...
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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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Uplay Games not Launching

I have 2 Ubisoft games on Steam, Assassin's Creed III and Valiant Hearts. I've bought them a while ago, and they seemed to work, I've played them a lot. But now, when I try to run them, the mouse ...
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People trying to log into my steam account every day

Thanks to Steam guard, I get an email with a code when I try to log into my Steam account from a new device. But this week I have received constants emails from people trying to log in my account (...
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Steam Shared Library only showing Buy Option even with all shared personnel offline

I recently had a friend share his library so I could play middle earth shadow of war. I downloaded it fine, but the button to play is only showing "Buy" instead of "Play". the current sharer is ...
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What do I do If I have receive a “Duplicate Product Code?” [duplicate]

I purchased some games from someone else and I have the original discs, cases and product codes. I cannot activate the games because they were activated by the previous owner, whoever that is. What ...
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Unable to use keyboard controls when playing XCOM 2 offline

Tested this three times, found the same result each time. After Steam goes offline and you attempt to play XCOM 2, keyboards dont work whatsoever. I can't use Q & E to rotate, use TAB to switch ...
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How can I stop Steam from loading when I start my computer?

Every time I boot into OSX or Windows, Steam automatically starts. Is there a way to stop Steam starting whenever I boot up my computer?
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If I buy a shared game, will it stop being shared?

A friend of mine is sharing a game with me on Steam, which I will happen to be buying for myself later on. But, when I buy/activate the game on my library, will it be replaced with the shared one or ...
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I want to sell a couple if skins on the steam market but my phone authenticator doesnt show anything

I am selling the skins on the market. It says "waiting for confirmation", and I have steam guard activated but i still don't see it on my steam app on my phone.
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Steam mobile push notifications not working

Since 4 months ago, the steam mobile stop giving me notifications about Verification code, Friend message, etc. If I request Verification code on another pc, steam mobile crashes with no why. Is it ...
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How do I log out of an account on Steam for Android?

I have installed Steam for Android on my Nexus 7 tablet and logged into one of my Steam accounts (I have several). Now I'm trying to log out of that account to log into another but I cannot find the ...
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Steam mobile authenticator on a Windows phone

My question is essentially the title, can you get a mobile authenticator on a Windows phone? Also related do you need the app for the mobile authenticator? I can't find any information either way but ...
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New phone number but still have the steam mobile app logged in?

I got a new line (and #) and did not update it with steam app prior to doing so. Im still logged in and can use my authenticator when it requests it. What can I do to update my number seeing that I ...
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How can I use the Steam app to download a game I already own?

On the few occasions where I have bought a game on Steam from my mobile phone, the app gave me the option to start downloading and installing the game on my desktop. What I don't see, however, is any ...
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Steam Authenticator doesn't load the page properly

My steam mobile authenticator isn't really working. It looks like this: I'm not sure why the screen is mostly white and why it doesn't allow me to accept the sell order.
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Do I need to keep Steam mobile open to get sale messages?

I accidentally launched Steam's mobile app the other day, and it gave me a chance to register for push notifications about ongoing sales. Thing is, there are quite a few sales going on right now, and ...
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Steam keeps logging me out of the mobile application

I have an IOS 10.3.3 iPhone 5s, and my steam app keeps logging me off. I log back in but after a few minutes I get logged out again, and this is really irritating me. How do I fix this?