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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is there a way to hide Steam tags?

I do NOT want to hide games marked by those tags. I want to hide the tags themselves. Some tags are too broad in my opinion and appear on many hardly related games. Some cover distinction I will ...
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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 there a way to see a list of every game I have ever owned on Steam?

Is there a way to see a list of every game I have ever owned on Steam? This includes games I have refunded, free games I've removed the license for, and free weekend games that I didn't end up buying. ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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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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Is it possible to use a.bat file to toggle Steam joystick preferences?

I have two Steam games that require different configurations in the Steam/settings/Controller/GENERAL CONTROLLER SETTINGS page that I would like to somehow be able to change with a script. Here is the ...
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Why am I not friends with someone on my friend list

I went to send a trade offer to someone on my friend's list on Steam and i had to go into my email to confirm the trade offer. In the email I see this However, I am; as when I go into their profile ...
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Why won't a friend show up under a game tab?

On Steam, every friend who plays a game that you have will appear under a "Friends" section on the games page. But, I have a friend who plays the same game as me (I can see them on my friends list, ...
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Steam mobile push notifications not working

Since 4 months ago, the steam mobile stop giving me notifications about Verification code, Friend message, etc. If I request Verification code on another pc, steam mobile crashes with no why. Is it ...
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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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Is there any way to retrieve a steam CD key anywhere else than in the library screen?

DCS is the last thing I play that I haven't tried running on linux, if I manage to make it work, I'll finally be able to ditch Windows. For those who don't know, DCS is a flight simulator, which uses ...
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Steam: Change Store Game Hover from Image to Description

A recent update made it so that when you hover over a game in the Steam Store (not ones like the "Popular new releases" or "Upcoming"), instead of giving a description of the game, it'll give you ...
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HTC Vive having trouble with non-steam games

I've been able to run steam VR games just fine with my Vive. I have a couple non-steam, standalone games though that support VR natively (don't need something like vorpX). I've had substantial trouble ...
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Why is Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 failing to install?

I purchased Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 from local retail shop, the game is brand new and never used. I started installing it on my PC, after i inserted the DISC 1 it launched the steam service ...
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Is it possible to host Magicka in a LAN without steam?

I want to play Magicka in a LAN without steam, is it possible? I am hosting the game in one pc, but the other simply cannot see the game, or connect directly with the ip address. According to the ...
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Buying a game from steam store and using dlc code

Basically I bought Civilization V pack long ago so that pack didn't contain brave new world dlc. Now I got dlc code and when I try to activate dlc code it tells me to activate main game first eventho ...
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