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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Is there a way to add free DLC so that it's queued and downloaded without starting the game?

To download my Steam games and their updates/DLC, I queue them up on my laptop which downloads them to portable HDDs. When I want them on my gaming PC, I copy the games from the portable HDDs (I am ...
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Using Steam backup to store game files and saves on different drives

I am going to be getting a new computer with an SSD next week and want to be able to effectively preload my games (i.e. not have to start over or transfer save data manually). As I see it, I want the ...
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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 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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Setting up a CS: Source server to be accessible from the internet

I am trying to set up a Counter-Strike: Source server so that I can play online with my friends. The server is simply a Windows 10 Desktop PC. I followed the instructions using steam.cmd, as per here ...
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Two offline steam accounts on one PC?

Is there any way to have two different Steam accounts on one PC, with BOTH being in offline mode? We have two people sharing one computer, and we'll be losing home internet in the near future. It ...
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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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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 on Linux

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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How can I force Steam to run a post installation script again?

Steam has a couple of scripts that are executed after the installation of a Game or Program. They say what else needs to be installed or what registry keys need to be created. Some examples: Just ...
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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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Why do some achievements not count towards the achievements total displayed on my Steam profile's Achievement Showcase?

I've bought a game on Steam and completed 100% of the achievements a few months ago yet I noticed recently that the numbers of achievements and perfect games haven't updated on the Achivement Showcase ...
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Steam fails to download the missing ._.DS_Store file for Monaco

The other day I was trying to download Monaco, which I wanted to play with some friends. However it would result in an unusual error, the likes of which I could not find on the internet (Or I missed ...
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Is there a way to hide Steam tags?

I do NOT want to hide games marked by those tags. I want to hide the tags themselves. Some tags are too broad in my opinion and appear on many hardly related games. Some cover distinction I will ...
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Why can't I buy any games in Uplay after linking Steam account?

After buying a Ubisoft game on Steam, the store in the Uplay launcher disappeared.
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Issue with a Steam version of Morrowind

First time here. I've recently been having issues wherein Steam tells me Morrowind is still running, even when it isn't. I've checked Task Manager and Morrowind doesn't show in the "Processes" tab, ...
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Steam Does Not Recognize Insurgence: Sandstorm as Closed

I just played Insurgency: Sandstorm earlier today, and then left to do some other things. When I came back to start it, Steam said it was already running, even though it was not. Restarting Steam ...
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Is there a way to see a list of every game I have ever owned on Steam?

Is there a way to see a list of every game I have ever owned on Steam? This includes games I have refunded, free games I've removed the license for, and free weekend games that I didn't end up buying. ...
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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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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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Cannot add a game to my Xbox app games list in Windows 10

Using Windows 10 and trying to add some Steam games to the My games list in the Xbox app. When I click on the Add a game from your PC it shows a list of apps that have shortcuts in the Start Menu. I'...
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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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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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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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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. If ...
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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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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.