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Steam - The Latest version of Microsoft DirectX(r) is required to play [game here]

If I try to launch any game from steam, it gives this error: Steam - latest DirectX required The latest version of MicrosoftX(r) is required to play [game] Microsoft DirectX(r) download site ...
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How to upload a mod to Steam Workshop

I have been developing a mod for Prison Architect recently, and now I believe it should be added the the Steam Workshop. I've looked around, and this post says to . . . put it in your PA mod folder, ...
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How to remove "Eligible Account" from Family Sharing?

Specific issue with Steam Family Sharing removal; can't seem to find any documentation on it, much less any solution. A couple of years ago, I shared my Steam Library with someone via Family Share. ...
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What are Steam's storage locations for soundtrack covers?

Steam's soundtracks don't store their covers all in the same place, like, for example, LOST EPIC MINI SOUNDTRACK I found most of the covers that appear when playing soundtracks in Steam in: C:\Program ...
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Game sharing not working

I accidentally activated the key on my other account that I own and so the only person I game share with is myself on the same computer, so no one else could be playing my games. so when I game share ...
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ARK: Survival Ascended keeps crashing with LowLevelFatalError (error DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED with Reason: DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG)

I'm trying to play "ARK: Survival Ascended" and host a local LAN Server for myself and my friends. I have the strongest computer of all of us. But the game keeps crashing every 30min or so ...
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Any way to lock the keyboard and mouse on the host computer when streaming a game on Steam? [closed]

I sometimes play games by streaming to my laptop from my PC, however, sometimes my cat is in the room (and I am not) and when he sees things on the monitor, he jumps on the table and press keys or ...
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Steam App ID of a non-Steam game added to Steam in SteamOS on Steam Deck

Similar to this question, I need to find a non-Steam game ID so I could locate its Proton prefix inside /home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/ in SteamOS on Steam Deck. I can find the ID ...
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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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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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What is the proper way to sync saved games on the PC version of FFIX?

After having good FFIX memories on my PS1, I started playing FFIX on my PC (Steam) finalas well. However, when I came to Lindblum and reinstalled Windows, downloaded Steam and FFIX again - my saved ...
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How does the inventory drop system work in Banana?

I've started playing Banana on Steam and I see the game is dropping items that land into my Steam Inventory. How does the drop system work? Does it drop randomly, or do I need to click a certain ...
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Unable to load one or more Anti-Cheat components on Splitgate

I'm trying to play Splitgate on Steam, but I keep getting a big error popup as soon as I try to launch the game. Something about the Anti-Cheat not working: Unable to load one or more Anti-Cheat ...
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Psychonauts was unable to create the Direct3D device

Whenever I try to launch Psychonauts on Steam, then I get an error message popup saying: Psychonauts Startup Problem The game was unable to create the Direct3D device. Please check to ensure your ...
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Why is a game's minor update on Steam (e.g., New World) ~15 GB to download?

I understand that the game as a whole is around 80 GB, so at first glance, it makes sense that an update could be 15 GB. But isn't the vast majority of that game size graphic assets, like textures? I'...
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How can I tell what's included in a Steam special edition?

Given a Steam product listing, is there a way to tell what is included in a "special edition" of a game? For example, I'm looking at RobotCop: Rogue City on Steam. I see two options to buy, ...
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What's going on with these Steam updates that have small downloads but HUGE patching stages? [duplicate]

For the last year or two, I've noticed that some games on Steam have small download sizes but patches (disk-writes) that are significantly bigger. For example, this World of Warships patch - 1gb ...
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How to fix the "Steam unable to sync" error?

I have a Steam version of Torchlight 2, and this started happening when I installed and then removed some mods. Each time I'm starting Torchlight I'm greeted by the following message: After this ...
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Can you choose which version of a game to play on Steam?

I want to play a game in an older update, but can't see a way to choose a specific version. Is this possible?
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VALORANT on Steam [closed]

Has Riot Games ever said anything about putting VALORANT on Steam? Have there ever been any rumours about doing so? If so, when was this, and what was said? I know VALORANT is available on Windows, ...
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How to optimize vmware 13 for gaming on apple silicon?

Is there a way? I set the graphic memory to 8gb and 6 core processors with 10 gb rams and it still run at less than 30fps on windows 11 arm 64 with 3d acceleration on. If not any recommendation for ...
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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 remove any non-steam game from the library

I had the brilliant idea of adding Excel and PowerPoint to my library as non-steam games (yup...). At some point, I wanted to remove them. However, surprise, surprise, the "Right Click / Manage / ...
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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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Autonauts on Debian 11: how to make it work with Proton?

I want to play Autonauts on Debian 11 using Steam Play compatibility tools (Proton). How to make it work correctly using Proton? No version seems to be able to make it work.
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My friend has a Terraria server running and Rust open at the same time, how can I join their Terraria server?

Title. The steam GUI when I right click on them only shows Rust options, nothing for Terraria. The Terraria server works and I was in it, left for a second, and now I can't join back, due to them ...
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"Failed to initialize the GameStartup Interface" when trying to run Crysis 2 demo

I've downloaded the Crysis 2 demo through Stream, but when I try to run it I immediately get the error message Failed to initialize the GameStartup Interface! and nothing happens after clicking ...
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How does Steam set a game's background in the Library?

Lately, I realized, that the background of a game in the Steam Library changes from time to time, and I swear, I once even recognized the background somehow from a scene I've been to in a game. So, ...
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Does Hogwarts Legacy have an in-game FPS Counter?

I'd like to see how much FPS (frames per second) I get in the game, does Hogwarts Legacy have a setting somewhere to enable an in-game FPS Counter?
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Not able to launch Hogwarts Legacy on Steam due to being in "offline mode"

Every time I open Hogwarts Legacy on my PC, then I get a message that says the following: Steam is currently in Offline Mode. For the first launch go in Online Mode. Select "Steam' in the upper ...
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How to stop Steam from automatically running in background (Linux)

Basically exactly this question regarding Windows but for Linux, Fedora 40. I imagine the answer has something to do with systemd, for which Steam has a couple files. Other than comments, they seem to ...
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How can I apply certain Xbox controller keybinds depending on the position of the analog/joysticks on Windows 10?

I'm looking to bind the following functionality to my Xbox Series S controller via Steam's controller input, for one game only: Pressing the controller's X button actually presses K on the keyboard, ...
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Does Euro Truck Simulator 2 have multiplayer?

When I go to the Steam ETS2 page, it has Co-op Online tag. However, when I google about it, all I find is about a mod to play it online. I know many years ago it wasn't possible to play it multiplayer....
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Is there a way to dismiss my PC's lockscreen when connecting via Steam Remote Play?

My PC is running Windows 10 and only has one local account with NO password. However, when it's on the lock screen and I try to start a Remote Play session from my laptop on the same network, it won't ...
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Why, whenever I try to open Fallout 4 on Steam, it says it needs to open with "optional parameters"?

Launch Game with custom arguments Fallout 4 is attempting to launch with optional parameters shown below: -len If you did not request this launch or do not understand these options, select Cancel. ...
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How to hide my favorite workshop items?

I just found that my favorite workshop items are public even if I set my profile private. They can be seen even without a steam login. Is there a way to hide them? I don't want other people to see ...
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How to remove all non-steam games from games library

Anyone have any ideas on how best to automatically and en-mass delete all my non-steam game links from my games menu?
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Is there an Apple Silicon compatibility filter on Steam for Mac OS?

If you install Steam on Mac OS you can filter by Mac OS compatibility, but sadly this doesn't mean Apple Silicon compatibility, so it's quite useless. I know there are ways to run certain games that ...
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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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Meaning of gold border around Steam achievement

I was browsing my Steam library, and I noticed that one of my games had a glowing gold border around the achievement picture. Originally, I thought that it was to tell me I had a new achievement, so I ...
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Family view and Skyrim

I own Skyrim, now suddenly it won't load and tells me the game is not able to be played in family view. I have disabled family view in Steam, restarted but still no joy.
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Can using Ethernet or LAN make two people with Steam family sharing able to play together?

Is it possible to use Ethernet or LAN to allow two players with Steam Family Sharing to play at the same time? I'm asking that because I saw a comment posted by @s1h4d0w to this answer by @S.Wessels: ...
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How do I send touch input from Android phone to a Windows computer via Steam Link?

I'm not sure if I'm just crazy but I distinctly remember being able to send touch input to a game that I'm playing over the Steam Link app a few years ago. It wasn't simulating a mouse but was ...
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Is it possible to check all installed Steam games for integrity?

My hard drive started to fail recently. I've managed to copy almost all data to another drive, but 280 sectors (140kB) were corrupted. Since that drive also contains my Steam library, I want to check ...
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Search Steam Store by full audio language

I am trying to filter all games in the Steam Store by full language audio. Steam makes it easy to search for games with interface translations but I cannot find a way on the Steam site nor any ...
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Can two people play the same game via Steam Family Sharing at the same time?

My brother owns Skyrim on Steam. We use Steam Family Sharing, but we were wondering how both of us could play it at the same time.
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Which visual novels are represented by the animated avatars in the 2023 Steam Visual Novel Fest?

Steam is currently running the 2023 Steam Visual Novel Fest, giving out animated avatars of what I assume to be characters from various visual novel games. Which visual novels are these characters ...
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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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Is it possible to entirely disable updates for a game on Steam?

I thought I'd found information about this before, but now it seems gone. Is it possible to disable updates on a Steam game? I'd like to play an old version of a single-player game, because the most ...

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