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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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Downloading Steam games on different family laptops

I have two sons, each with his own laptop. Each of them has a Steam account. Now when one buys a game, is it possible for the other one to download it too (without paying again)? I have tried what ...
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Can Steam gifts be rescheduled under the new gift system introduced on May 3, 2017?

On May 3rd, Steam changed its gift system. Prior to this change, I used to purchase several gifts during sales and put them in my inventory. I would send them to friends later, on birthdays or other ...
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Does Steam share DLC for games both accounts own?

The current humble bundle with borderlands 2 contains some dlc, one of which is not in the GOTY edition (which is active on account2)(ultimate vault hunter pack 2), but is missing a lot other DLC (eg. ...
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Steam game (DOS2) shows as uninstalled

Recently bought Divinity: Original Sin 2 and have been experiencing an odd bug I haven't run into before with any games. When I turn off my computer, when I turn it back on DOS2 appears as ...
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Can't sell Steam Cards, Can Sell Booster Packs?

What has changed with Steam Marketplace, and/or my account, that would prevent me from selling Steam Trading Cards (can convert to Gems)?
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If I buy a game with a “non-tradable” coupon, is the game tradable?

If I buy a game with a "non-tradable" coupon, can I trade the game? E.g. can I technically buy the game using the coupon, and then sell it on ebay?
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Why did Cuphead delete my save files?

I loaded up the game offline, and it did not have my items and such. It still left me off where I was (zone 3) though nothing was completed. I Alt-F4'd the game to close it, afraid it would save and ...
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Remove old games from Steam panel entry

I had a couple of games on my old PC, and now switched to another one. Now, despite having only 4 games installed, the entry on the panel (aka Linux menu bar)(that thing with all games, the 5 major ...
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Steam Guard requires a Steam Guard code to login

I log into store.steampowered.com Being asked for a Steam Guard 1-time code Opened Steam android app (Steam Guard is there) For some reason now the app asks me for a Steam Guard 1-time code x_x Is ...
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Is there a way to turn off Steam cloud saves for all Steam games?

I hate Steam cloud saves, they are awful. I know how to turn off Steam cloud for each game that supports it individually, but that's a super annoying and very inefficient way to do it. Since Steam ...
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Can you get punished by cheating on a single player game on steam?

I have some single player games that I want to skip the grind part and go straight to the end game content. Could I get VAC if the game has no online content? As examples, I got heat-signature and ...
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Managing Steam game saves in gaming arcade environment

I am in the process of researching the viability of a VR gaming cafe. Since this would largely use games from Steam, I am looking at the capabilities of the Steam platform and what it allows. I am ...
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How to fix “key already in use” for Trackmania² Canyon?

I bought Trackmania² Canyon via Steam. I think I was able to play regularly for some time (maybe a year ago). I have then shared my Steam library with my son via the family library sharing and now ...
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What additional features do you get after spending five dollars on Steam?

Spending more than $5 on Steam upgrades your account from a limited one to a premium one. I know there are a few benefits and privileges enjoyed by premium account holders, such as adding friends. ...
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How to disable online in Dark Souls 1 while keeping Steam online?

I need to disable Dark Souls 1 online features. Usually people do it by putting the whole Steam offline, but I need Steam to be online. As far as I know there is PvPWatchdog mod, which allows you to ...
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Cannot confirm trade(gift) on steam authenticator

As title states, I made a trade with a friend. It is not an actual trade. I got 4x Punk Boots and decided to give him one. However, at the authenticator, it shows the user, it shows I have a trade to ...
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Steam partially restarting game download

I was downloading Dota 2. I stopped the download at 4 GB but when I tried to restart the download next day it only showed 2.7 GB out of 4 GB. Does anyone know why this happened?
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Humble Bundle Steam Keys

If I use the "Redeem on Steam" function on Humble Bundle and get the key, can I give that key to a friend in a mean of gifting it to him?
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Does steam have the ability to delete someones account due to a prank?*check info* [closed]

So my friend came over and signed into his steam on my laptop and left it signed in. He forgot to sign it off so i decide to "prank" him and changed all of the info on his steam to brexit. He was ...
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If someone logs into their steam on my computer and downloads a game will we be able to play multiplayer together? [duplicate]

So around last year a buddy of mine bought ark on his stream account and downloaded it to my old computer. I was able to play it even though I never really paid for it. Steam just sent a email to the ...
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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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How to toggle and zoom in/zoom out on display that shows incoming missiles in Mig-29 Fulcrum (by Novalogic). Screenshot inside

Here is the image: Display that I need is in the right upper corner. How to toggle it on and zoom in/zoom out?
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How to download a Linux version of Terraria on Steam

I purchased a copy of Terraria on steam about a year ago to play on my windows laptop. I switched over to a different PC with Linux as its operating system.After downloading Steam,Steam only downloads ...
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Sort steam by unearned Achievements? [duplicate]

I want to order my steam games by "unearned achievments" aka achievements I haven't gotten yet because I am trying to 100% every game I have. Does anyone know how to do that? If that's not possible ...
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Does posting a review on Steam give me better recommendations?

I know that Steam harvests all kinds of interesting data points to determine what games to recommend; for example, it recommended a 2D shooter roguelike to me "because you spent 0.1 hours playing ...
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My items on steam are still being held despite having authenticator for over a week

I have had the steam authenticator for over a week however when I attempt to trade it puts the item on hold for 8 days. how do I stop this?
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Why is Steam trying to load up games with optional parameters?

I am trying to join my friend's Garry's Mod server and Steam is telling me that Garry's Mod is trying to launch with optional parameters. I don't know why, and he is telling me that he does not know. ...
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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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Get half-life CD key from Steam

I bought a retail version of half-life with no CD key, before I reinstalled windows I got the CD key from the Steam version of the game that I had bought, and that worked to activate the retail ...
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Steam Inventory not showing up?

Just did a few trades for CS:GO and after a while steam shows that i have 0 items in my entire inventory on steam (Steam items, CS:GO items, TF2 items, etc.). However my items do show up in-game. Is ...
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What game is in this video showing a green field with purple bushes and a 'No Power' message?

What game can be seen on this screenshot, and at 5s in the video?
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How to stop Steam complaining about LavasoftTCPService.dll on startup?

I'm getting this message whenever I start Steam: An incompatible version of LavasoftTCPService.dll (related to Lavasoft Web Companion) has been detected inside of the Steam process. We suggest ...
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Cannot connect to Team Fortress 2 item server? [duplicate]

It says "loadout not available - no connection to Steam"...what? What does this mean? I'm pretty sure I'm connected to Steam.
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Radeon Pack Bundle - Wolfenstein 2 and Prey Code Delivery Method

I already have one of the game that comes with this bundle. Prey. I was wondering does the amd promotion give you a steam code to use? Or is it a single code and will not give you a free gift to use? ...
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ETS2 DLCs not installing to Steam Folder?

I downloaded all the ETS2 DLC Map packs from the Euro Truck Simulator 2 site. The problem is now, when I run the installer and redirect the installer to my Steam directory where ETS2 is installed, it ...
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Steam says game is suddenly uninstalled. I know it is not

I've been playing a Elite Dangerous over the past few days. Now today, when I start up steam, it suddenly says it is uninstalled (name in sidebar is dimmed, and play button is replaced with install ...
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Why isn't a game purchased through Steam mobile showing in my PC library?

I have some problem after I purchased a game on Steam mobile, I can't find it on my game library on Steam PC. I am sure that I have logged in my account on both my mobile and PC, I can see that the ...
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Steam sharing an account

Is there a way that me and my friend can share the same account but have separate saves. A way to play the same games at the same time but to have different views. We have been trying to play skyrim ...
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Can I restore a game from Mac to PC using steam backup/restore or by copying? [duplicate]

I have CSGO installed in my MacBook and I don't want to re-download at least the whole file. So I was thinking if it is possible to create a steam backup on my MacBook and restore the file on steam PC ...
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Is there a way to use the v_model for the Soldier in Team Fortress 2? [duplicate]

A while back in Team Fortress 2 not only was the Soldier's v_model changed to the c_model but morally everything was. Since I use the soldier the most, I was curious if there was a way to use or get a ...
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Can't use a controller with Steam In-Home Streaming

I'm streaming from my Windows PC to my Linux laptop and trying to use a wireless PS3 controller. The controller works fine when playing games running on the laptop but doesn't get recognized when ...
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Can I message someone on Steam if they've sent me a friend request?

Every so often I'll receive a Steam friend request from a user whose name I don't recognize. I don't want to deny the request, since they may be trying to contact me for completely legitimate reasons....
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Will the humble version of halcyon 6 work on steam for linux?

Halcyon 6 in the Humble Store says the following: Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is provided via Steam key for Windows and Mac. However, Halcyon 6 in the Steam store claims it supports linux. If I ...
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How can I change where Steam games save data?

In my Documents folder I have "\Klei\DoNotStarveTogether", "\My Games\Far Cry Primal", and "Square Enix\JustCause3" that are folders made automatically by the games. I'd like to move these folders to ...
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If I buy GTA V with a key via social club, can I then add the game to steam?

I read that you can't associate a retail copy of GTA V to Steam. But I also see on several places that if you buy GTA from Steam that you may also need a social club account. Now, currently there is ...
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Block chat in Rocket League

My 12yo son plays "Rocket League" on Steam, however he has started chatting in game to some people who have terrible language that I'd prefer my son doesn't pick up (at least not this young!), and so ...
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Purchasing Sims 3 expansions on Steam without owning Sims 3 base game on steam

Currently, I have purchased all of my Sims 3 expansions on a disc. However, due to moving several times, I have lost some of the games in the unpacked stuff in the garage. Through the magic of game ...
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What is the difference between remotely installing a game on computer and downloading via Steam?

After purchasing a game via Steam, it gives me two options: Download game remotely to computer; and where it asks "Got Steam?" which on clicking redirects to the Steam Desktop Application and it ...
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Steam “Turn On Accessibility” Problems

I have SO many problems with Steam, this one has been happening for a while. Every time I launch a game, a notification pops up saying "The in-game overlays require accessibility to be enabled, enable ...
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How do I restore DLC content in Oblivion Game of the Year edition?

I have the Oblivion Game of the Year bought from Steam, and have been playing with the Frostcrag Spire DLC. I bought all the upgrades, but now it has disappeared from my map entirely. It is still ...