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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I move an installed game from the Steam Deck or Ally to an SD card?

The storage on my Steam Deck/ROG Ally handheld gaming PC is full and I have added an SD card. How do I move Steam games to the new SD card. All the tutorials I see mention a screen called "Local ...
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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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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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Is there any way to have privacy on Steam?

I've long been a victim of trolling on that platform. I haven't posted in months and I don't intend to again. However, I still keep having a problem with stalkers sending me harassing messages and ...
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Is it possible to see what of my content received awards?

My Steam profile has a couple of awards, but I'm not sure where they came from. I remember receiving an email about this, but it's gone now. Is it possible to find which of my content (comments, ...
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How to update Baldur's Gate 3 to the latest patch

I have Baldur's Gate 3 installed on Steam on MacOs. A couple of days ago Patch #6 was released, but my version is not up-to-date. I tried changing all the possible combinations of options for ...
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Where does Steam store the gyro calibration settings?

A bit of background: I have an issue with my DS4 controller connected either wired or wireless. I use the controller's gyro mapped to act as a mouse to make it easier to aim in some games. When I use ...
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How do I increase Steam UI font size on Steam Deck in Desktop Mode?

When I open Steam on my Steam Deck in Desktop mode the font is tiny and most of the things are completely unreadable. This is how my Steam fonts looks like in comparison with my browser fonts: How do ...
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Ghost Recon Wildlands - stuck on "Money Truck" mission

I'm playing this game in single-player mode (not co-op or whatever), my 3 team mates are computer-controlled. This mission requires you to hijack a money truck and deliver it to a compound patrolled ...
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Run a Steam game without steam?

I might have a bit of a special situation. I have a productivity tool I bought via Steam (Displayfusion). This helps me organize Windows on a big screen way better than Win10 or Win11. It works fine ...
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Star Traders issues on Intel Mac?

I recently got the Steam discount bundle of deep games, that includes Wildermyth, Vagrus, and Star Traders: Frontiers. I'm loving Wildermyth (beautiful story-focused RPG) and Vagrus (incredible desert ...
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Does the Sword Master achievement actually need to do something less than 20 times?

For Sword Master, I got the Katana, then followed the Steam Guide that says to: But I think I only did it 10 or so times, instead of the 20 the achievement text says. Am I right that the text is ...
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How to view your Steam Year in Review from your profile?

I am unable to find a place where I can see the "My year in review" from my steam profile. I received a mail about it, and thought it was quite informative, and would like to compare this ...
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Adding Steam Library Folder fails with "Steam library folder is not writable" after reformatting drive

I recently reformatted a Solid State Drive (labeld D:) in my computer. Previously the SSD had Windows 10 installed, as I was dual booting Windows 10 & 11. I also had Steam games installed to it. ...
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Keep getting the steam errors [missing file privileges] and [disk write error]

Every time I try to update or install a game, it gives me either one of these errors: missing file privileges disk write error I have tried most of the fixes that I found which include: Repairing ...
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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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Have a unique name per game on Steam

I have multiple games on Steam and one game, Hell Let Loose, I am in a clan that requires a different name than the one I wish to use. I want to keep my original name and have it be changed only when ...
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Is it possible to update games on Steam remotely?

I know that you can install games remotely, but I can't find a way to update games remotely. I guess it's because Steam has auto-update system, but I have disabled that in the past. Problem is, now ...
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If I install Steam games on my second drive, do I need the folder that was created on the main drive?

If I install Steam games on my second drive, do I need the folder that was created on the main drive? For example, while I was searching for gigabyte-sized files to clean up my C drive, I found huge ...
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Where does Steam save information on Selected Collections for Non-Steam Games?

I'm aware Steam stores shortcuts in shortcuts.vdf, and I'm aware that this has a section for tags. The actual tags are formatted like this: \x010\x00GOG\x00\x011\x00Itch\x00\x08\x08\x08\x08 When you ...
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Which console commands disable Steam achievements in Starfield?

In the Steam edition of Starfield with achievements, the console can be activated with the ` key. However, upon opening, I am warned: Use of certain console commands will disable achievements. ...
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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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If I can only buy games as gifts on Steam and not as keys, where do 3rd party resellers get theirs?

3rd party game key resellers like Kinguin or G2A sell game keys right? Supposedly the key sellers are just other users. I as a user as well cannot seem to buy keys from Steam though? I can only buy ...
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What does "Mobile devices" mean on the Steam product install page?

When installing a game on my Steam library, I noticed a dropdown beside the INSTALL button. On this dropdown, it has two options: This computer Mobile devices However, this dropdown does not appear ...
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How to stop Steam trying to read from a non-existent drive?

I used to run Steam on an external drive mapped as the I: drive, and then I got a new computer and transferred my games to a secondary internal drive mapped as the D: drive. The external drive no ...
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What do Steam OS "minimum system requirements" guarantee in terms of playability? [duplicate]

I want to buy a game on Steam and my device meets the minimum system requirements. Am I guaranteed that the game will be playable?
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Where is the completed scenario data stored for RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe?

I'm hoping the Stack Exchange community can give a definitive answer on this. I recently purchased a new computer, and I'm attempting to migrate a bunch of game save files to it. I've managed to get ...
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How can I look for Notifications on Discussions that I have started?

Earlier, whenever I would ask a question on Steam Forum, I would get a Filter option to just show the discussions that I subscribed to, or to the discussions that I started. I don't find that option ...
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Any way to use Steam Deck / Steam Controller advanced input without fully launching Steam?

I'd like to develop some advanced boot menus for my Steam Deck, and I'd like to use features like the joysticks and touchpads. By default, the Steam Deck's inputs (and the Steam Controller that this ...
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Garry's mod library.so not found

I already asked this question on Stack Overflow, but someone told me to ask it here. So Garry's Mod is not working because some libraries were not found. OS: Linux Mint 21.1 Kernel: 6.2.0 I apparently ...
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