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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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Steam family sharing shows “buy” instead of “play”

So my friend let me try out Arma 3 by adding my account to family sharing. So he logged onto his account on my PC (Using TeamViewer) and added my account to family sharing, and while logged into his ...
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Steam Screenshot Uploader preview resolution is low

Text like "Passive Abilities" here is unreadable in Steam's Screenshot Uploader preview (not when opened in an external editor). Is there a way to fix that?
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Steam games stuck in 'pre-loaded' state. How can I fix it?

I've gotten some games, got almost 100+ hours on some, then my PC went through an update and now all my games say, "Pre-load complete" From what I have already read, they are in essence locked. It's ...
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How to remove uninstalled game from list of steam tray [closed]

I Uninstalling two games from my Steam, And in Steam application at LIBRARY/GAMES those don't listed, But when I right-click on Steam (icon) at my Windows tray those - uninstalled games - listed! and ...
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No Man's Sky multiplayer with Steam and GOG users

Finally No Man's Sky has a multiplayer mode. I have the Steam version. So when I want to invite people to my game I see a list of my Steam friends that own this game. But is it also possible for an ...
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How can I stop getting notifications when my friends start games? [duplicate]

Like the question disable Steam notifications in-game only is there a way to stop getting a popup when a friend starts playing a game? I tried following the global method as outlined above, as that ...
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Copy pasting non-Steam game to reduce download time

This is about Ring of Elysium specifically. It came out many months ago on Garena. I have the latest update from before it came out of closed testing. Now that it is on Steam, is there any way that ...
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Is there a way to use steam market without delay if I don't have a mobile device?

From the googling I've done it seems that without a mobile device (so without the mobile authenticator) I can only buy items on the market immediately. Trading and selling seems to force a 15 day ...
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Can I disable the Steam Community notification in Big Picture Mode with PS4 controller playing Diablo 2

I decided to try Steam because it has a nice controller mapping feature to Big Picture Mode. So what I did: Mapped the keys to PS4 controller for Diablo II config Enabled Steam Overlay (in both the ...
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How to prevent steam client from auto-updating itself?

I am downloading a 24 GB game with a connection speed of 200-300 KBPS. It will take a week almost. Thing is that I turn off the pc every night. Steps carried: Pause download Exit Steam Shut down ...
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Does Steam allow hard paywalls for games on Steam?

If a developer publishes a game on Steam, can they add a micro-transaction system where players must pay money to access certain important items? I know it's common for cosmetic items, but why is it ...
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How can I see my uncategorized friends in the new Steam friends UI?

I get a lot of friend requests, and I use a combination of categories and nicknames to help gauge who stays and who goes. In short, if they belong in a category, they stay on my friends list. Everyone ...
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Issues setting up Steam Family Sharing

I am trying to enable Steam family sharing with my brother. We have followed what little documentation we could find and completed the following steps. I logged into his computer on my steam account ...
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Now that Steam has removed the friends tab from settings how do I disable chat notifications sounds?

It used to be in settings under the friends tab. The friends tab no longer exists! Where do I find that infuriatingly missing setting now?
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Steam showing weird pop up after buying some DLCs for CK2

I bought some DLCs for CK2 at Steam. Since then, Steam is showing the following pop up before launching the game. After that, it doesn't ask me to enter the keys at all. The DLCs are showing as ...
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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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Steam account hacked! [closed]

My steam account got hacked by visiting a phising website via my phone. My account details including my phone number and email account that has been linked to my steam account is changed. I have ...
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Is it possible to check all installed Steam games for integrity?

My hard drive started to fail recently. I've managed to copy almost all data to another drive, but 280 sectors (140kB) were corrupted. Since that drive also contains my Steam library, I want to check ...
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How do Steam download keys work?

I see people online selling Steam download keys for this game, Dirt3, but when I searched Steam it showed up as not available. How does this work? Steam still has it but you can only get it thru re-...
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Is it possible to play local multiplayer Steam games with wireless xbox one controllers on macOS?

I want to know if it is possible to play Steam games that support local multiplayer game modes(such as stick fight, Nidhogg2, Rocket League, etc.) using 2(or more) Xbox One wireless controllers on ...
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How can I download steam games files on android?

I am trying to download the files from a windows game from steam on my android phone. I don't want to remotely start a download on my PC but download the game directly to my phone. At home I have ...
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How can I change microphone sensitivity in the newest Steam update

The newest update removed the setting in steam to test and change sensitivity, and they also removed right clicking your profile pic in a call and adjusting it there. Does anyone know how to do it now?...
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How to manually-manually detect installed steam games?

I know that if you just run the install with the game present Steam does all the work for you. But before Steam even attempts to install/detect a game, it will first check if you have enough of free ...
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RotMG - not loaded: Version loading error, retrying

After I installing Realm of the Mad God via Steam, I always get this error: Version loading error, retrying... and after waiting for a long time, restarting, reinstalling and ...; nothing changed! ...
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Does Invisible mode still allow you to gain hours in-game?

Invisible status (which can be access via Friends -> Invisible) has been released to the Steam client. I'm wondering - even though from your friend's perspective, you're offline - will you still gain ...
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Steam retail Serial Number “Not available for purchase in your country”

I have a retail copy of the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy for PC. When I try and redeem my code, Steam issues the error message: The product is not available for purchase in your country. The ...
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How can I transfer my SteamGuard key to the Steam mobile app?

I'd like to use Steam's mobile Android app, but in order to do so I need to either find a way to transfer my SteamGuard key to my phone, or reset my SteamGuard (which I'd rather not do because it ...
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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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“VAC was unable to verify the game session”

It's CS:GO, and the error reads as the title. Now, your first thought may probably be "can this dude even use Google?", but I've been unable to solve this issue for three days now. I have tried the ...
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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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How can I get my PS4 controller to work for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver on Steam?

I currently use InputMapper 1.6.10.19991 on my computer for my PS4 Controller with the profile set to Emulate an XBox 360 Controller. in the options for Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver the Control option ...
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Record game is Invalid bug in AoM:EE

I have the Age of Mythology: Extended Edition from Steam. I've downloaded some recorded games from RTS Sanctuary (link to the subforum, which is for AoM:EE replays only, technically). While some of ...
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Hide games in friends list

Steam rolled out a new Friend List UI earlier today that shows friends grouped by games at the top. Is there any way to hide this list while still having Steam set to start when Windows starts? (I'm ...
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Deleted email associated with Steam, can't access account

I deleted the address associated with my steam account. Now i cannot access it so I can change the email to my new one. Does anyone know how to change the email without being logged in, or if not, a ...
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How to install Steam games on external HDD without having to rerecognise files?

I have a decently capable laptop which I upgraded to an SSD a while ago. Unfortunately, I didn't have the foresight to buy a 500GB 850 EVO and I now have a 250GB. I now want to install games to use on ...
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If I buy the same game I already have downloaded on my computer from a different steam account, will I have to re-download it?

A while back, I got completely locked away from my old steam account because of a hacker that bothered me more than a couple times. He completely changed all the information on the account so I can’t ...
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Same game in different accounts [duplicate]

Two friends of mine shared libraries with me. And both of them have the same game, yet I can only see it in one of them. Is there a way to choose from which library I want to download the game?
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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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Steam slow large inventory: Can it be split easily on 2+ accounts?

As the title says: is there any easy way to split the inventory between accounts EASILY ? like using the same mobile for all when transfering... Thanks :-)
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Can friends see scheduled gifts in my inventory?

I will be without internet for a couple months so I scheduled a game to be gifted while I'm gone. Is he able to look through my inventory and see the game I am giving him?
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What does it mean when a Steam download says Preallocating?

What does it mean when the Steam Downloads screen says Preallocating?
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What are the monster vulnerabilities in the dungeon levels for Epic Clicker Journey?

I checked out this guide for Epic Clicker Journey, and while it provided a list of vulnerabilities for each of the monsters in 20 map levels, it did not [at the time of this asking] include which ...
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Is it possible to disable cloud saves for specific games/apps?

I'm planning on buying articy:draft 3. I want to keep my projects local only and do my own backups. I don't want anything from my projects to be saved to the cloud. Is it possible to disable it for ...
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Exiting steam from closing window

Currently my setup is on a Nvidia Shield and I stream my PC to my shield to play Steam in big picture mode. When I am away for a long time or when I try to use the quit command option to exit PC ...
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GTA 4 and black screen on steam

Each time I start GTA 4 in steam I just get a black screen. My graphic card is a 1070 with 3 GB RAM and I have found: https://support.rockstargames.com/hc/en-us/articles/200145206-Issues-with-GTA-IV-...
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How can I transfer Steam game save files from one Mac to another?

I got a game in Steam, and because my computer was a little slow in terms of graphics, I bought a new top specked iMac to play the game. I took a backup of the old game and brought it over to the new ...
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Hide friends offline in the update made today

In the old steam interface, we could hide our offline friends in the list. Is there a way to do it in the new interface? I have too many I have to look for those who are online is horrible, could you ...
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What are the complete requirements of the Bollywood Achievement?

I'm very curious is there some kind of requirement(s) I'm unaware of for the Bollywood Achievement: Bollywood As Gandhi, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire. I'm ...
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Games show up as in library when on their page, but not when i'm actually in my library

So I was recently looking through my games library wondering why it was so small and then i remembered having played a few on my last computer that weren't showing up in the library. I went to the ...
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What are the controller ids in a Steam announcement?

In the Steam announcement "v1.55 Released - XInput Support, Xbox One Controller Compatibility", a number of controllers were listed, each with an id of some sort after them. Some of them were as ...