Questions tagged [steam]

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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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Steam Categories under “My Games”

A family member has their Steam account under the same Windows account as me, which means their installed games show up in my library and vice versa (for reasons I cannot fathom). It appears there is ...
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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 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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Restoring game from multiple game backup file problem

I wanna use my friend steam back up file (he backed up multiple games into one folder) but I don't own all the same games as him. I want to back up a specific game from that file folder. Is this ...
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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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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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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 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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Rearranging Inventory in Fallout Shelter

Is there a way to rearrange the items in your inventory in Fallout Shelter? For example, I would like to put all of my single-stat outfits at the beginning, then two-stat and three and so-on. 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: 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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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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Synergy (Half-Life 2 co-op mod) can't connect through SteamID number like Sven (HL1 co-op mod)

In Sven Co-op you can connect to your friends' servers by typing: connect STEAM_0:1:12345678 I'm changing the numbers of these values in the post, except for the headings. To go through Steam's ...
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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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Friends network unreachable

On steam, I cannot reach friend servers. This has been an issue for a month and does not happen on my other computer. Can anyone tell me what the issue is? I have tried resetting my steam, I have ...
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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 ...
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When do end game achievements activate in The Banner Saga

I just finished a hard-mode play through of The Banner Saga and the achievements did not activate. I'm on Mac playing a Steam version. I was on a spotty internet connection at the time, which has ...
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Is there a way I can add GFWL files or downgrade Arkham Asylum to the Steam version that had GFWL achievements?

I recently bought Arkham Asylum on Steam, and I am too obsessed with Xbox achievements. Unfortunately the current version(s) have been patched to remove GFWL, which I totally understand, but I seem to ...
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My Team Fortress 2's userconfig.cfg has gone AWOL

For whatever reason, I do not have a userconfig.cfg file. Nothing I have done so far has completely restored the file (in order): Taking another game's userconfig.cfg file and putting it into the TF2 ...
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Why won't a friend show up under a game tab?

On Steam, every friend who plays a game that you have will appear under a "Friends" section on the games page. But, I have a friend who plays the same game as me (I can see them on my friends list, ...