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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How to switch between 2 Steam accounts on one PC without having to enter mobile code every time?

My brother and I share the same PC, but we each have our own Steam accounts. Before Steam mobile authentication was introduced, we did the good old trick of adding the -login %u %p parameters to two ...
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How to delete Steam Cloud save files?

Beacuse this question has no answers anywhere, that actually works, I am asking it once again: How can one delete save files from the dreaded Steam Cloud? I have written a ticket to Steam Support, ...
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Can you activate a region locked Steam key without a VPN?

I bought a region free key from Kinguin, but after activating it, I see it ends with "(RU)", after the game name. Does it means it's region locked for Russia? May I get banned on Steam for ...
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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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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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Is it possible to send a gift anonymously or at least without them knowing beforehand?

I want to send someone a gift as I may or may not be involved in a secret santa on steam. Ideally I don't want them to know I sent it at all (the secret part) but I guess steam will tell them who ...
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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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My real first and last name is showing up when I get killed or get a kill on steam

Not that it matters too much because I don’t have social media but I’d rather my weird ass name not be public and idk why but every time I get killed in a game or I do the killing it says my full dang ...
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Can I download updates from another computer and then transfer it?

Call of Duty Modern Warfare is very big game and it is getting new updates. The last one was 25 GB and in my home internet is very bad. I must take my PC to work then install update. Can I install ...
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How do I remove a Steam game from my library?

I like how Steam presents my library to me. However, there is one thing that keeps irritating me every time I open Steam: the Team Fortress 2 Beta. I don't want it, yet it is always in my games list....
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Is Steam obligated to provide downloads of games for life (of the Steam account holder)? [duplicate]

Also, what happens to your Steam library if Steam goes out of business? I learned the hard way that the Apple iTunes app store is a `marketplace' and, after the first time you download a game, you ...
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Hitman: Codename 47 “No render is selected”

I recently bought Hitman: Codename 47 from Steam. When I try to run it, this message comes up: I tried different stuff like: And: After a while with a lot of changing random settings that don't ...
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Can I get my Steam categories back?

During the Holiday sales, I logged in to Steam on a different computer (one powerful enough to actually run my games :). When I logged back in on my notebook, all of my categories except one were ...
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Steam Family Mode won't allow Origin games

If I am on Family View in Steam, games like Madden and Fifa won't start, because they use Origin, and I get an error which says "Error, relaunch your game to continue linking your accounts". ...
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Can your computer/Steam account get hacked by redeeming a Steam wallet code sent to you by another user?

Another Steam user gave me a Steam wallet code. Can my PC/Steam account get hacked by redeeming that code?
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Can I Unlock The Fallout: New Vegas Steam Achievements If I Buy It Through Bethesda.Net?

Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition is currently 50% off on the Bethesda.net launcher. If I buy it there, can I just add it to my Steam account and earn the Steam achievements for Fallout: New Vegas, ...
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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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Can I get a refund due to bundle sales on Steam?

So, I bought one game on Steam, and a few days later looked at another game I wanted. I scrolled down, and saw that it had a bundle with both games in it for nearly the same price that I payed for the ...
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How do I find the appid for a non-steam game on Steam

Similar to How do I find the ID for a game on Steam? but this is about non-steam games (shortcuts). I'm trying to figure out what to name my custom artwork for non-steam games to get steam to ...
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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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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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Can I copy Battlefield 4 files to Steam Library?

I just bought BF4 on steam and I already have it installed on my computer on an origin account. Is it possible to make steam recognize my already installed game or to copy it into the steam library ...
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Safe to delete the workshop folder in Steamapps?

I don't know what this "workshop" folder does. Its size is 3.34 GB. I want to delete it because I must free up HD space.
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Does Steam have an account game update history log?

Does Steam have a local or online log for the updates downloaded to the games installed on your PC? Preferably one that lists technical stuff like manifest id/build id.
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Steam Games Not Launching (I’ve Tried Everything!)

I have had my Dell XPS 8900 for several years, during which I was able to play all of my Steam games just fine. Recently, I have found that nearly all of my Steam games crash/fail to launch, and the “...
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Is it possible to play two Steam games at once on the same computer/account?

I want to play Garry's Mod and Team Fortress 2 at the same time so when I get bored of one I can easily alt tab to the other and when I'm needed back on the RP sever I like to join I can go back then ...
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Nvidia Optimus Not letting me start games

I have a Packard Bell gaming laptop. It's an i5 quad core, has 12 gigs of RAM, and GTX 750m. The problem is that it has Nvidia Optimus, a feature that lets the Intel HD Graphics be the primary ...
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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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How do you find all the accounts you've logged in to on Steam?

Sometimes, when you log in to another account on Steam, it tells you "Game from the library of NICKNAME". Therefor, I assume that somewhere there are logs of your previously connected ...
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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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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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Failed to load Steamui.dll error

I tried to install Steam on my PC today, and it didn't work due to the "Failed to load Steamui.dll" error. Of course, I tried most of the solutions on the web, such as deleting and re-installing Steam,...
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Specific server not responding specifically for me

There are a few community servers, in specific three from the same host, that I want to connect to badly but the game always says "Server not responding". I'm not banned from them and everyone else ...
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How can I check the first date of a Steam game being played in my library?

Finding the most recent date played is simple enough, but is there a way of finding the date of the first instance it was played? Purchase date doesn't help me in this regard as I rarely play games ...
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Is it possible to sync all my games to steam from Epic Games Launcher, and Microsoft Store?

As the title states, is it possible that I could import my games from Microsoft Store, Epic Games Launcher, into Steam, so they can be launched from Steam? An example is I have Totally Accurate Battle ...
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Alternative to Steam's “add non-steam game” dialog?

Steam allows you to add non-steam games to the client. However to do this you have to click the "add non-steam game" button and find the game in the list of all installed programs. I find this kind of ...
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When game is focused somehow my music and browser audio is lowered, any ideas?

Somehow whenever I'm playing any game on Steam (any game, including WoWs, Satisfactory, and Cities Skylines) if i have the game focused (i'm in game), somehow my machine is lowering my audio for my ...
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AOE2 DE: How to disable debug information?

Some time ago I somehow enabled debug information in AOE2 DE, which is displayed in top left corner all the time (including main menu, etc.). This information sadly cannot be disabled by pressing F5 / ...
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Change Steam account email address, having lost access [duplicate]

How do you change an unverified Steam email address, with no access to the cell phone number and email address for the Steam account?
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What does “Please enter the same address in both email address fields” mean for steam

I cannot make a Steam account because Steam keeps saying this: Please enter the same address in both email address fields
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How can you sell Team Fortress 2 items instantly in the Steam Market and what's the best/easiest way?

I want to sell TF2 items and successfully sell them instantly in the Steam Market. How can I do it and what's the best/easiest way?
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How to make Steam download game updates immediately?

My Steam client always waits for an hour+ to start downloading a game update: "Scheduled for 19:35". There is a button to force update though. Auto-updates are turned on for all games. How can I make ...
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How to avoid the DirectX/Vulkan/32-bit selector when starting Hades?

Whenever I start Hades on Steam it asks whether I want to run the DirectX, Vulkan or 32-bit version. I always use the Vulkan version, and it would be great to not have to select this every time. Is ...
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Dota2 reborn download keeps restarting

I've been downloading Dota2 reborn and when it reached nearly 55% I exited Steam as I had to download another program. When I reopened Steam the download starts again from 0% and due to my slow ...
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How to get rid of short and useless reviews on Steam?

Steam reviews section is progressively plagued with more and more short and absolutely garbage "reviews". Sometimes they are funny, sometimes not but they give next to zero information about ...
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How do I deal with Steam's phantom comment notification?

There is a phantom "new comment" notification haunting my Steam account. You know, one of these things that's tracked by the wdiget with the envelope in the upper right corner of the window ...
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Why does steam forget my birthdate? [duplicate]

Whenever I visit a store page for an M-rated game, I am prompted with a warning asking my date-of-birth, to prove I'm old enough for the game. I understand this. What I don't understand is why it ...
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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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Install steam game does not give other library folders as option

I want to install a new game but only the default library location is being offered. I have two locations setup in the steam settings. D:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\SteamApps (0 installed) - DEFAULT U:...
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Steam Game Removal on Different Drives

If I am trying to uninstall Steam and it is in my C: drive while some of my other games are installed onto my F: drive, will it remove those games on the F: and C: drive or just on the C: drive?

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