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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: “You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libdrm.so.2”

It is the weirdest. I opened up my Steam and suddenly received this message when it had been working perfectly fine a couple of days before: It was already installed. I tried reinstalling Steam from ...
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How are the recommended system specs determined on Steam?

Steam shows both the minimum system requirements and the recommended ones. How are the latter determined? Most games have settings ranging from a bare minimum to some form of ultra mega. What ...
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Where can I find pending Friend Invitations on Steam?

One of the little cousins at our Christmas gatherings wanted to be friends on Steam. That's cool, but our first attempt at searching for his Steam username was a disaster, and we probably both wound ...
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Consistent disconnection by VAC in Linux, despite verifying local file integrity

I got disconnected from an official Team Fortress 2 server by VAC using my Linux machine, even though I have not changed the game files in anyway nor have I added any modifications. Yet, after ...
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How to view Gmod screenshots from other computer but the same account?

I have an ancient s775/DDR2 system (replaced with AM3/DDR3 pc), but it has some problems with cooling and I can't turn it on, I don't have much time to solve the problem tho. So, I made a big amount ...
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Can I get steam to reconnect without restarting?

Steam is in a weird state. I have a game running, and: it says "no connection" it sort of thinks it's in online mode: the client menu has a "go offline..." option, which doesn't help - it requires ...
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How to search games by its publisher in Steam

For example I want to search for games developed or published by Valve in Steam, But I can't figure it out how? Any help appreciated.
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How to Restore Steam Games [duplicate]

Help! I backed up my "common" folder when I reset my PC, but now, when I try to copy it into "steamapps", Steam doesn't detect the files AT ALL. I have really slow internet, so I'd be looking at about ...
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Where to search for steam greenlight games in the steam launcher?

Since steam removed greenlight, how i can search for those concept games in the steam launcher?
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Steam Game not Validated [duplicate]

Recently I have encountered an issue with steam. If you turn off your computer too fast, steam will register a game you were running as uninstalled. In my case it is GTA V. I have looked far and wide ...
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Does buying a TF2 key unlock the community market?

I need access to the community market in order to sell some trading cards, does buying a TF2 key from the TF2 store unlock the community market?
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Cannot create steam game folder “new steam folder must be mounted on a file system with execute permission”

I created a partition on my second hard drive for steam games. I added a steam library there and successfully downloaded a few games. After I rebooted, the library disappeared. I tried to add it again ...
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Will I be banned if I use mods in terraria?

I have Terraria on steam and I wish to play tremor mod with my friend on host & play, so my question is: Can I use mods on Terraria without getting banned on steam or lose my terraria account?
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Prevent uninstalling game via Steam

I need a way to prevent removing a game via Steam. I shared my computer with my brothers, and while I am already able to disable the "Add or Remove Programs" option in Control Panel via Group Policy, ...
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What is Steam's “download now” icon?

In the Steam client application there is a download now icon, here it is with hover over: and by itself: What is this icon? It kind of looks like this Chinese character 不 but it wouldn't really ...
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How long are steam downloads cached?

I usually can't complete a full 10Gb download at a time due to slow download speeds and restrictions for how long my PC can be on for etc. This hasn't been a problem in the past, I'd set a game ...
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My two different controllers don't have the same button recognition ingame

I would like to definitely solve a problem with controllers configuration when I play local games with friends on my PC. I have different controllers (not Xbox controllers but various and random PC ...
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Steam says I do not have enough disk space available to install a game, even though I have plenty. How do I solve this?

When I try to install Bioshock Infinite (for example), on the game installation page, it says that I have 12846MB available, but if I look at my Steam library folders through Settings > Downloads > ...
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Can steam and steam games be put on a USB?

I purchased a game from Steam, but my computer storage is completely full, I've tried many methods to get rid of unwanted stuff taking up my storage, but nothing worked. If you have any suggestions, ...
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Retrieving Steam Game progress from Mac to new PC

I haven't specifically seen a question relating to the retrieval of saved game progress that was achieved on the Mac version of Steam to be transferred to the PC version. I have almost 3000 hours of ...
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Steam offline mode stopped working [duplicate]

Hello so I'm visiting the parents for the holidays and they do not have Internet so I have been using offline mode to play a few games. Last night it was working just fine but now when I try to launch ...
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How can Steam Inventory items be shown from a private profile?

There are a number of friends in our Steam group who prefer to keep their Steam profile private. (There are several reasons for this, which you can probably imagine. The excessive social media stats, ...
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Is there a limit to how many people you can block on Steam?

Steam limits the number of friends you can have, but I am uncertain if there is a limit on how many people you can block. I tried to google it, but information I found was conflicting. Some said it ...
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Can I buy steam games right after I've created a new account and its at level 1?

I'm wondering if I can buy a game for example PUBG on a newly created acc/account that's still level 1?
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Multi controller config problems in Windows 10 and in particular on Steam games?

I have 2 Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick Joysticks and 2 Mayflash PS2 PS3 PC USB Universal Arcade Fighting Stick Joysticks. Usually these work relatively well for MAME and I can make them work ...
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Best way to get a worldwide giftable copy of the game?

I am infrequently participating in Random Acts of Gaming, a subreddit for giving away games. I wanted to buy and give away a copy of the game I love. However, both the game publisher site and the ...
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Is it possible to send a Steam gift card to someone not yet on Steam?

I want to give a gift to someone for Christmas. They know they want a game, but not which one and I don't think they are on Steam yet. Don't really want to ask, because of the surprise element. Can I ...
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Will steam try to 'claim' a game I didnt originally purchase via Steam? [closed]

I am specifically interested in Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). I bought it via ESO, not Steam. I have a friend that said he purchased another game via Steam and already had ESO on that computer and that ...
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Steam Link not sending sound to TV

When I start Steam Link I don't receive any sound from the TV. I checked sound settings and they were enabled. How can I fix this?
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Where are the categories of non-steam games stored locally?

So I already read this question where they answer a similar question: Where are the categories in my Steam library saved? Can I recover them if Steam forgets them? I took a look at that file and it ...
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Can you stream to steam link via different networks?

I recently got a steam link (thanks Black Friday), and I was wondering if you could run it on different networks. I thought at first you could port forward the router, but all of my research shows ...
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Can't find new DLC Not A Hero

Apparently Not A Hero was released yesterday as free DLC for anybody who owned the base Resident Evil 7 game. However when I check my extra content section of the game I can't see it anywhere? Am ...
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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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Can I play 2D Steam games on Windows Mixed Reality?

I am considering purchasing one of the new Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Would I be able to play games from my existing Steam library with the WMR headset?
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XBOne controller driver issues. How to use Dolphin and Steam on the same driver

Recently I discovered that the current Xbox One controller drivers are bunk and you have to use much older drivers in order to get background window control. This is critical when doing link play with ...
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How do I remove the automatic updates from Dota2 Workshop?

I've already unchecked the DLC stuff on Dota2 page and disabled download DLC on Steam options in Dota2. I don't have any arcade games installed on it. Why does it keep downloading?
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Can't install certain Steam games on ExFAT hard drive [duplicate]

I was trying to install BioShock Infinite on my external hard drive, but Steam said it couldn't use my hard drive because it uses the FAT32 filesystem which I'm assuming is because it has a 4GB per ...
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How do I restore a saved game in Steam?

I recently formatted my PC, and I installed Steam from scratch. I have download some of the games that I had before, and Steam provided me the most recent save files for all of them (through the ...
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Can I play a hard copy of a game expansion with a game bought on Steam?

I have Fallout 4 on Steam. I just saw a good deal in a physical store for the DVD expansion Far Harbor. Can I activate that on Steam or even play the expansion with my Steam copy?
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Why do I have gaming time in a game I haven't played

I was going to return a game "Player Unknowns Battle Grounds" and when I checked the playtimes it says that I have played for 9 hours. I was confused because I only played it for 10 minutes until I ...
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Steam badge didn't level up

I got my 5th game on Steam and the game badge didn't level up, it is still at the 1+ Game badge. Why didn't the badge level up?
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Steam wants to redownload half-downloaded game [duplicate]

I was downloading Rainbow Six Siege and I added the texture pack before it finished. I regretted it and unchecked the tick in the DLC tab, but now Steam is trying to re-download the whole game. I ...
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Is there any way to retrieve a steam CD key anywhere else than in the library screen?

DCS is the last thing I play that I haven't tried running on linux, if I manage to make it work, I'll finally be able to ditch Windows. For those who don't know, DCS is a flight simulator, which uses ...
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Steam wanting me to buy a game I already bought?

So, someone else came over, signed into their account. I try to open GMod, and it asks me if I want to buy or ask permission, but I've already bought it. I've signed out the other person and it still ...
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How to download non-DRM version of game from Steam to run in WINE?

I just purchased a turn-based game which is only supported on Windows (it’s Cogmind, if relevant). Since I’m on macOS, the game won’t download when I click “Install Game...”: An error occurred ...
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What will happen to shared DLC if I buy Just Cause 3? [duplicate]

My friend has shared his Steam library with me so I can play his games when he is not playing. He has Just Cause 3 with some DLC which I can play as i have made some progress in the Sky Fortress DLC. ...
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Change microphone sensitivity in Steam

I know that my headset's microphone is working fine because I use it in Skype talks, but everytime I want to play CSGO I need to scream so the other players can hear me. I have already use it in ...
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How does the money system work in CSGO?

How does the money system work? How much money is provided for winning/losing and kills? Is there differences between T and CT side for money/cost? Guns will give me different rewards, how is this ...
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Steam and recently played games jump list

A couple of days ago Steam stopped displaying recently played games when I right click on the tab on the taskbar. I've tried doing all the things suggested here but none has worked. Can anybody help ...
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How do I de-attach an ESEA account from my steam account?

I want to get ESEA, but unforunately I signed up for it a while ago with my email address and steam account. It looks like you can only log in with your accounts Alias, and I cannot remember mine. I'...