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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Can you play all Steam games on Linux (not on SteamOS)?

Can you play all Steam games on Linux (not on SteamOS)?
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How do I preserve my save data

I recently got a hankering to play the game again. I've forgotten a fair amount of the game mechanics, and wanted to run through the first bit of the game again. However, my last game is about 66% of ...
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Rainbow Six : Siege won't update and can't play

Yesterday Rainbow Six worked fine, but today something strange happened. I wanted to surf the shop, and the game won't update, and I get this error saying Update failed, with two options retry and ...
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Is there anyway to stop a download on Steam?

Steam recently started downloading an update for Super Monday Night Combat. Remembering the fact that the game never ran properly for me, and that I was unable to ever find any fix, I impatiently ...
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How to make Steam detect games in another HDD?

I got an SSD and I'm running Windows from it and when I go to Steam's library manager and try to add my old HD's steam folder, it says "folder already has game library installed", which is ...
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Who's all the characters / games represented in Steam's Humble Games Publisher Birthday Sale 2022 banner / picture?

Who's all the characters in Steam's Humble Games Publisher Birthday Sale 2022 banner / picture? Which seem to reuse models from the banner of the Humble Games 2021 Autumn Sale. It's really tall, but I'...
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Transfer Dragon Age Origins save to Dragon Age Ultimate Edition

I have a save from Dragon Age Origins on Steam and just bought Dragon Age Ultimate Edition on Steam today. Can I transfer my progress?
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Where is the Quantum Conundrum (Steam) save file location?

Where can I find the save file for Quantum Conundrum? I believe the game does not have Steam cloud enabled.
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CS:GO Error - Auto-Disconnect problem (Custom servers only)

I can play in "official" servers without any issue (like competitive match/casual etc). but when I go into a custom server, after few seconds it shows this error: "Warning: Connection ...
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Steam family share playing together

If my friend would share to my account and to HIS alt account at the same time and he plays from his alt where I play from my main account, can we play at the same time over a Steam account?
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Can I transfer Steam games from a Windows installation to a linux installation?

Does the Linux version of Steam use the same .vpk files as the Windows version? And if so where is the Steam install located by default on a *nix system? /usr/share/ or /home/user/.steam or somewhere ...
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Cannot play games with NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super + Intel Xeon Silver

For professional purposes, I work on a computer with the following specifications: Graphics card NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER (8 GB), Processor (x 2) Intel Xeon Silver 2.40 GHz, and 128 GB RAM I tried to ...
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Does the OST come with only the Humble Bundle version of the game?

I just bought Costume Quest on Humble Bundle and got the OST with it, but its existence wasn't even mentioned on the store page. Installing my Steam version reveals no OST in the game files... And I ...
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My PlayStation account doesn't link to Ubisoft account

I play Rainbow Six Siege on PC with steam (that I had linked it to my Ubisoft account before), but now I want to link a PlayStation account to my Ubisoft account, and I did it so. But when I open the ...
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Proslife PS4 Controller Bluetooth Not Working On Windows 10

My Proslife controller works in-game over USB but not via Bluetooth. It is connected to the PC via Bluetooth and the input test works when running JOY.CPL, it even works on the controller menu in ...
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Steam is "running installation script (mic)", but what for?

After starting a new game, Steam says "running installation script (mic)". It takes around 5-10 seconds to finish. I know that Steam runs installation scripts for different libraries that ...
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Dark Souls 3 controller not working

On starting Dark souls 3 (steam/win11/razer blade 17) only the mouse and keyboard would work despite having an xbox series controller wirelessly connected. The xbox button prompts were there but the ...
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Is there any way to stop Steam downloading updates?

How can I get Steam to stop downloading updates automatically as soon as an update is released for a game like CS:S? It's just that I am running on mobile broadband at the moment and Steam loves to ...
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Can I prevent Steam from updating a game or app while still being able to play it? [duplicate]

I've tried looking in the game/software's properties tab, however I only see the following options : I've also looked at the general download setting but nothing helpful was there either:
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What does "players like you love this game" mean exactly?

What exactly is the mechanism behind this statement? The game in question, Cyberpunk 2077, at the moment of writing has a general rating of 76% ('Mostly Positive') — I would not consider that 'love'. ...
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Can I run a steam game without updating it first?

Is is possible to install a steam game and then play it without having to download a huge update file? I'm temporally on super slow broadband at my parents and want to play a game I got now, not in 10 ...
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How can I validate that Steam Cloud is up to date?

I have previously played Elden Ring but found after a reinstall that some of my characters were lost, even though I am completely sure that before deleting the game for the reinstall, the cloud status ...
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How to open the Steam overlay if my controller doesn't have the guide button?

My bluetooth controller emulates an xbox 360 controller, but, even if it reports 16 buttons, it actually has 15 buttons. It doesn't have the home button. There's a way to map a different key ...
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Steam Web API: Am I allowed to use it as private person?

I had the following idea: Creating a non commercial webpage, which looks through all steam comments to see games has the most playtime. Imagine a ranking like "average playtime" #1: SimCity ...
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Does the Steam Deck preorder page tell you when your reservation is ready for purchase?

This question is primarily aimed at people who were already able to purchase the Steam Deck they placed a reservation for, or just anyone who has seen or knows the exact process. As far as I ...
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RotMG - not loaded: Version loading error, retrying

After I installing Realm of the Mad God via Steam, I always get this error: Version loading error, retrying... and after waiting for a long time, restarting, reinstalling and ...; nothing changed! ...
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How to force install a Demo version of game you already own in Steam?

Is it possible to force install the Demo version of a game, for which you already have a full version in Steam? The reason I want to install a demo is that I want to use it for tests. Like for example,...
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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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Why did my Xbox One Controller stop working with Steam?

I have a MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 I've been connecting an Xbox One controller wirelessly through Bluetooth to play games on Steam and it has worked fine. But recently, the Xbox ...
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Steam remote play poor quality on linux as a client

I get very poor video quality (pixelated) when playing games from my laptop via steam remote play on ubuntu 20.10. When I use the same laptop, with the same settings on win10 - the quality is ...
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Steam remote play together no streaming screen from mac host

I am trying to use Steam's remote play together to play Death Squared with a friend remotely. However, when they accept the invite, it shows the "live broadcast" screen and nothing else. It ...
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Is it possible to earn Steam Achievements when playing Remotely?

Can you still earn Achievements when playing (single player) using Steam Remote Play? When hosting in my pc and playing remotely achievements aren’t unlocking. If I play locally on the pc they do.
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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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Is there way to get removed steam games like this api api.steampowered.com/ISteamApps/GetAppList/v2/?

This api.steampowered.com/ISteamApps/GetAppList/v2/ shows only public games. But removed games like this https://steamdb.info/app/24170/ doesn't showed from GetAppList Any ideas how to get full game ...
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Can I use Steam Family Sharing to play an Origin or Ubisoft game?

Can I Use Steam Family Sharing to play an Origin or Ubisoft game if I don't own it on Steam but I do own it on Origin or on Ubisoft Connect/Uplay? I am asking this to see if I can get the games' ...
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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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How to set Steam options from a batch file?

I repair computers and often need to reconfigure or reinstall the software. Some users want Steam installed. I have a batch file that installs all the requested / required apps, including Steam. ...
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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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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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(Permanently) changing resolution in Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

When I launch "Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind" from Steam, it pops up a launcher that looks like this: If I go into "Options", I can change the resolution from 1024x768 (default) to ...
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Transfer Elden Ring save files to another account

I wanted to figure out how to transfer my game save on one account to another Steam account with a different Steam id. I was able to find something very similar with Sekiro using this method Sekiro ...
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How do I add the new Minecraft launcher to Steam?

With the new update in which you have a Minecraft launcher for Java, Microsoft, and dungeons editions, Steam won't always let you see it in the list of non-steam games when you try to add it to 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 to run steam through "TCP over SSL tunnel"?

I'm from the country with the worst internet connection (no joke, research was done in 2020). So I'm tunneling a zoom package and I can't seem to run Steam through the proxy I create. How do I achieve ...
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Streaming game to laptop while gaming on other screen

My laptop is very weak and I want to run a game on my gaming pc and stream it to my laptop. This can be made with steam remote play or just with parsec. BUT I want to play on the same pc at the same ...
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Is it possible to run GOG Galaxy inside Steam via steam-store application?

I know that on Steam it is possible to run non-steam applications and games via "Add non-steam game", but I'm running Steam via Geforce Now service where this way doesn't work. You can add ...
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How much available space per game in the Steam Cloud?

Is there a way to find out how much available space does a game have in the Steam Cloud (it seems that this varies depending on the game)? Also, is there a way to see how much of the available space ...
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Can I sync Steam ESO files with the Bethesda client so I don't have to download them again?

I downloaded ESO from a friend's account on Steam to test whether or not it is playable on my computer. However, I intend to buy and download from the official website for various reasons. Is there ...
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Can I install Witcher 3 DLCs with external keys if the main game is on Steam?

I've currently got the Witcher 3 main game on Steam and I'd like to install the two DLCs. Is it possible to purchase (legal) activation keys via a different website (given that games are often cheaper ...
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How to transfer your Sekiro's save file to a new account?

How to share your Steam save file for Sekiro with a friend [who uses a different steam account]? I go to c:\Users[myname]\AppData\Roaming\Sekiro[folder-with-a-lot-of-numbers] and replace the file ...

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