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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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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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Who is Clorthax?

"Clorthax" is the guy prominently featured in the Steam Summer Sale 2022, and is introduced as "a time-travelling trickster". You might have seen him: This guy! I get Clorthax is ...
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Move Tomb Raider save files from Steam to Epic

I am playing Tomb Raider on Steam. Yesterday I claimed a free copy of Tomb Raider GOTY on Epic. Is there a way to move save files from Steam to Epic (I would like to try the GOTY features)? I moved ...
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Setting up a CS: Source server to be accessible from the internet

I am trying to set up a Counter-Strike: Source server so that I can play online with my friends. The server is simply a Windows 10 Desktop PC. I followed the instructions using steam.cmd, as per here ...
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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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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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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 a way to tag already uploaded artwork on Steam with the game title?

I have uploaded some artworks to my Steam profile. During the uploading process, there are multiple options one can choose from, starting with having to choose a game, or opting for it being non-game-...
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How to expand (fully reveal) the Steam launch options?

With Titan Quest for instance, some launch option titles cut off essentially after the game name. The modal window can't be expanded (by dragging from the edges) and there's no tooltip text. There's ...
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How can I reset controller configuration for a specific game in Steam?

Background I own a PS5 controller, my operating system is Ubuntu 22.04. I installed a new game in steam, and it was listed as having partial controller support. I did not see any controller ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I get Steam to work on my MacBook Air via PlayOnMac?

I can't run Steam on PlayOnMac on my 2020 MacBook Air M1 8GB RAM. I want to be able to use my MacBook for playing Half-Life when I don't have access to my gaming PC. When I run Steam, it just gives me ...
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Grayed out options in the Oblivion launcher on Linux Lubuntu 20.04

Why is the play button disabled/grayed out in the TES IV: Oblivion launcher? I'm using Linux, Lubuntu (20.04), and the game was downloaded from Steam. Using Proton 7. I've tried running the main .EXE ...
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Why does Hades on Linux fail to launch both before and after hardware changes?

My wife has an eight year old computer we're building a replacement for. Recently, Hades started to a black screen with a cursor; and Cat Quest 2 claimed no graphics card was installed. I replaced the ...
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Is it possible to earn Steam Achievements while using Steam In-Home Streaming/Link?

Can you earn Achievements when playing using Steam In-Home Streaming/Link? While playing remotely achievements aren’t unlocking. If I play normally on the PC they do.
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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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Buttons on PS4 Controller not Detected by Steam Controller Settings

I am attempting to set up my PS4 controller on Steam PC and there are numerous button inputs not being detected. At the very least Steam does detect the controller, but when I try to set up the input ...
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Steam Dynamic Collection with and/or logic in tags

Is it possible to create a Dynamic Library in Steam, that uses "OR" logic? E.g. all games that have either tag "A" OR tag "B"? If you add multiple tags to a search, it uses "AND" logic. I've noticed ...
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How can I reach the Announcement/RSS Page from a Steam Game Page?

I created a Selenium Script that iterates though all the game URLS i have in a list (ie https://store.steampowered.com/app/400910 or https://store.steampowered.com/app/233450) and looks for the link ...
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How to install the voice component on F1 2018

When I first started playing F1 2018 (Steam - PC) I did not like the idea of having the voice command software installed (or see the need for it), so when the game was installing I skipped the ...
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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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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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Does Dungeon Siege 2 on Steam come with Broken World?

So ages ago I had the CDs of Dungeon Siege 2 and after beating the game it didn't seem to conclude the plot. After looking it and Dungeon Siege 3 up I learned that Dungeon Siege 2 has an expansion ...
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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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'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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Bastion sound is static on Linux

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Steam opening games in background when using controller

This is only happening when playing with a controller. It appears as though gamepad commands are going out of the game and triggering things in Windows. This happens with Steam Big Picture and the ...
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Batman Arkham Origins closes immediately after splashscreen | Address = 0xc4a3e7 (filename not found)

I've wasted the better part of my day trying to run Batman Arkham Origins single-player, but the game immediately closes as soon as I run it There is no visible error message, but via a log file ...
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How to use Steam's old Login UI in 2023?

Steam updated their login UI a little while back and made it worse with more annoyances, but there was still a way to use the old login UI. All one would have to do was add "-noreactlogin" ...
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Streaming web based controller games with Steam

I want to be able to stream web based games from my PC. I created a Chrome shortcut in Steam which loads the site I want in kiosk mode (fullscreen with no address bar or browser menus). I tried ...
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How do I bind a button combo to an action in Steam input?

I want to configure a control scheme in Steam Input where a combination of 2 buttons triggers an action. More specifically, I want to make it so holding the d-pad left or right then pressing R2 will ...
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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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Getting Hidden Achievement Description From Steam API

The endpoint for GetSchemaForGame allows for access to a games achievements. The description field is missing from any hidden achievements. Is there any way to obtain this value? Perhaps some ...
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How can I remove a non-steam game from family view?

For Steam games, there is the option to remove the game from family view via the context menu. After adding a non-Steam game, the game is visible in family view. And there seems to be no way to ...
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'Problem reading game content' Destiny 2 error

I've downloaded Destiny 2 on an external hard drive to play on my laptop, but I'm not able to play the game. Before, normally, I even see my Guardian, the game crashes with the error 'Problem reading ...
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Steam fails to download the missing ._.DS_Store file for Monaco

The other day I was trying to download Monaco, which I wanted to play with some friends. However it would result in an unusual error, the likes of which I could not find on the internet (Or I missed ...
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Steam Does Not Recognize Insurgence: Sandstorm as Closed

I just played Insurgency: Sandstorm earlier today, and then left to do some other things. When I came back to start it, Steam said it was already running, even though it was not. Restarting Steam ...
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SUPERHOT MCD saves seemingly wiped

I got a new computer, loaded Steam onto it, and tried launching SUPERHOT MCD on it to see if it handled it well. Unfortunately, it ended up starting a new game instead of loading my existing save. ...
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