Questions tagged [steam]

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Are there any disadvantages in buying Outward at GOG.com instead of Steam? Do mods actually work properly in the GOG version?

I want to buy Outward, and I usually buy games from GOG and avoid supporting Steam if I can. However, I have read that there can be problems with launching Nexus mods with the GOG version. Is it true?...
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How can I fix TF2 segfaulting running on Linux?

I run Steam natively on Linux. I installed Team Fortress 2, and when I try to start it, I get the normal "Preparing to launch Team Fortress 2" dialog. Then the screen goes black for about 15 seconds. ...
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Can I use a Dungeons of Dredmor expansion purchased through Steam in Desura?

I bought the Dungeons of Dredmor expansion, Realm of the Diggle Gods, on Steam. However, I prefer to play DoD on Linux, through Desura. Is there any way I can move the expansion to the Desura install, ...
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Batch file to open Steam shortcuts not working

I created a batch file to pick a random file from a folder. This includes steam games as URL shortcuts but the games fail to read Steam and end up crashing because they lack a connection to their DRM. ...
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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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How to keep steam in offline mode?

I use Steam on Ubuntu almost exclusively without internet. I've taken the following steps to enable offline mode: Per this answer, created a file ~/.steam/steam.cfg with the following contents: ...
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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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Is there a way to add Free DLC so that it's queued and downloaded but not start the game?

How i download my Steam games and their updates/DLC is that i queue them up on my laptop which download them to Portable HDDs and then when i want them on my gaming PC i copy the games from the ...
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How to install the voice component on F1 2018

When I first started playing F1 2018 (Steam - PC) I did not like the idea of having the voice command software installed (or see the need for it), so when the game was installing I skipped the ...
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Is there anything about the macOS 64-bit Steam Client installed on Mojave macOS that would interfere with playing 32-bit games?

I realize the next version beyond Mojave macOS may enforce a 64-bit application restriction. Is there potentially something about the 64-bit Steam Client for the current Mojave macOS 10.14 that could ...
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Data file too short - Arma II: OA

I just downloaded Arma 2 OA, and upon launch, it gave me the message that the data file anims.pbo was too short. I tried verifying the integrity of the files through steam, and it tells me 1 file was ...
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Bastion sound is static

When I start Bastion directly everything works fine, but when I launch the game through Steam, the sound comes out as static. Oddly enough when I switch to a VT with CTRLALTF3, and then switch back ...
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Robocraft and the Steam Overlay

So I have 95 hours of robocraft playtime. Ever since EAC appeared I have not been able to use the Shift+Tab Steam overlay. I have made a disscusion on the forums and noone seems to be having the ...
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Steam logs in without being signed in

Frequently now, when I start Steam it auto logs in and take me to my Library. If I look to the bottom right corner, under VIEW FRIENDS LIST it says 0 Online. If I actually click this the Friends ...
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Is there any way I can do key combos on a steam controller (mac)

I would really like to be able to do combinations like ctrl+rightarrow and things like that. As a mac user knows, to switch between fullscreen apps (and use mission control), you need to use the ...
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How can i reach the Announcement/RSS Page from a Steam Game Page?

I created a Selenium Script that iterates though all the game URLS i have in a list (ie https://store.steampowered.com/app/400910 or https://store.steampowered.com/app/233450) and looks for the link ...
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SUPERHOT MCD saves seemingly wiped

I got a new computer, loaded Steam onto it, and tried launching SUPERHOT MCD on it to see if it handled it well. Unfortunately, it ended up starting a new game instead of loading my existing save. ...
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Is it possible to use a.bat file to toggle Steam joystick preferences?

I have two Steam games that require different configurations in the Steam/settings/Controller/GENERAL CONTROLLER SETTINGS page that I would like to somehow be able to change with a script. Here is the ...
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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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Why am I not friends with someone on my friend list

I went to send a trade offer to someone on my friend's list on Steam and i had to go into my email to confirm the trade offer. In the email I see this However, I am; as when I go into their profile ...
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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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Cannot connect to Steam LAN server

I first documented my issues here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/1741103267317324804/ I have five total computers in my house: My desktop My wife's desktop My gaming laptop My ...
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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: Change Store Game Hover from Image to Description

A recent update made it so that when you hover over a game in the Steam Store (not ones like the "Popular new releases" or "Upcoming"), instead of giving a description of the game, it'll give you ...
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HTC Vive having trouble with non-steam games

I've been able to run steam VR games just fine with my Vive. I have a couple non-steam, standalone games though that support VR natively (don't need something like vorpX). I've had substantial trouble ...
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'Unable to load manifest file' when running Portal 2

I recently deleted and reinstalled Steam and my games because they weren't working properly. I just finished installing Portal 2, hit play, and it showed an error message: Unable to load manifest ...
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Sid Meier's Pirates! Steam version crashes due to pure virtual function call?

I used to love Sid Meier's Pirates! and had a physical copy of the game I sadly misplaced. In a Steam sale a year or so ago, I bought a virtual copy, but have only recently gotten around to playing it....
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Why is Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 failing to install?

I purchased Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 from local retail shop, the game is brand new and never used. I started installing it on my PC, after i inserted the DISC 1 it launched the steam service ...
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Is it possible to host Magicka in a LAN without steam?

I want to play Magicka in a LAN without steam, is it possible? I am hosting the game in one pc, but the other simply cannot see the game, or connect directly with the ip address. According to the ...
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Buying a game from steam store and using dlc code

Basically I bought Civilization V pack long ago so that pack didn't contain brave new world dlc. Now I got dlc code and when I try to activate dlc code it tells me to activate main game first eventho ...
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Can I still purchase after cart expired in Steam?

I have received this email from Steam support. There was an error with a recent Steam purchase. We've saved your cart (including discounts) for 72 hours so you can attempt your purchase again. ...
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Dark Souls - change xbox sticks to always run instead of walk to running?

When you slightly move the stick your character walks, when you move the stick all the way your character runs. Is there a way so that it always runs? My controller is dodgy in that moving the stick ...
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How to get the 15/15 badges achievement for A.V.A?

Alliance of Valiant Arms (A.V.A) has these end of the match badge rewards which give you more of a reward for contributing to the mission. However in all of my time playing I only seem to have ...
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How do I change the time zone Steam uses?

When I receive Steam messages, the shown time that the message was received is inaccurate. It's always 3 hours earlier than I actually received the message. For example, if someone sends me a message ...
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Move hours played back to where it was

In the new update, they moved "Hours played" and "Last played" stats to the right column in the Library Detail View. Is there a way I can move it back to where it was? To help illustrate, here is a ...
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Installing AVP 2010 without Steam

The initial install of AVP 2010 worked fine with Steam. After reinstalling the OS and downloading and installing Steam, I can't install AVP 2010 from disc again. I don't want to download the game ...
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Ultimate Doom (Doom Classic) from Steam cannot start on windows 8

I just bought Doom Classic Complete on steam (I am running Windows 8): http://store.steampowered.com/sub/18397/ Below are the files for Ultimate Doom after the steam download: C:\Program Files (x86)...
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Why does “The Wolf Among Us” Download on Steam not finish?

On 3.1/3.9gb my download for The Wolf Among Us stops and throws a steam error, leading to this page. I tried everything on there. Still having the same issue! Can anyone help out?
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Does US Scribblenauts Unlimited activate on a EU Steam account?

If I buy Scribblenauts Unlimited (PC) at Amazon.com and ship it to Europe, will I be able to attach it to my German Steam account or at least play it at all?
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Game updates while playing not working as expected

I've set up Steam to stop downloading updates while I'm playing other games like this: Anyway Steam doesn't seem to care and keeps updating games while I play. How can I ensure that Steam is not ...
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Save server list in steam to file

Is there a way to back up the favorite server list in steam servers ? This gets reset most of the times during updates and its a pain to get all the servers added to this list again.
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Install Civ 5 mod on Linux

Playing Portugal, I'd really like to have the Trade Opportunities mod. But how do I install it on a Linux system? I could not find it in the mod hub, as suggested by the link.
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Dota 2 corrupted download file apk01_46.vpk

The newly released dota patch 7.00 caused me some trouble. Every time I exit steam It resets my download. After multiple attempts I managed to finish the download however every time I try to open the ...
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Is it posible to run Minecraft 1.10 without the launcher?

I've got an HTC Vive, and so going through the normal Minecraft launcher to play in VR is a pain, since I have to start the game and then switch to desktop mode to actually click launch. What I want ...
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Car accelerating on its own in BeamNG Drive?

I have been playing BeamNG.Drive with my steering wheel and Pedals ( logitech driving force EX ) When I am in first gear the car slowly moves / accelerates on its own without pressing the gas pedal. ...
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How can I window stretch and remove the border graphics for Final Fantasy IX?

In the Steam version of Final Fantasy IX, it seems most resolutions have these strange grey stone like gradient borders and I find them a little off-putting. Is there a way to remove these and ...
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Rocket League local multiplayer via steam link + DS4 controllers

I would like to play a Rocket League local co-op game on my TV via a Steam Link with 2 players DS4 controllers. When I launch the game, the keyboard and mouse work, and one of the controllers works, ...
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How do I start a game from Steam from a batch file and wait for it to exit?

I have an autohost app for Space Empires which I use to process turns in multiplayer games, but when I hook it up to the Steam instance of SE5, I find that it uploads the turn before it finishes ...
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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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Grand Theft Auto V won't load in Steam on Ubuntu 18.10 using Proton 3.16-9beta ERR_GFX_D3D_NOD3D1X_4

I am not able to get Grand Theft Auto V working on my computer. I have searched the internet and tried everything I could find. So here's the details, hopefully someone can help... I have installed ...