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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Two player, one platform, online Steam games [closed]

I am wondering if there are any Steam games that two players on one PC can play two players on another PC online? I know there are family sharing rules and such, just wondering if this is possible.
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How to make playable discs for steam games (not backup install disks)

My goal is to create a physical game library where I can showcase my favorite games but I also want it to be functional. I want to be able to pop a disk in and play a game without worrying about hard ...
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Raft and objects are white

I just installed Raft, and all the objects in the game appear white. Specs: Acer Nitro 5 Ubuntu 20.10 graphics card: NVIDIA GeFORCE 1650 driver: nvidia-driver-455 PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 %command% ...
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Not able to find any match in CS:GO

I bought CS:GO, but when I try to play online, it's just searching for matches all the time. It never finds any matches. I have been searching for 15 minutes, and still haven't found anything. Do you ...
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I lost access to my e-mail and I can't log into my Steam account. How can I regain access?

When I was trying to log into my Steam account, Steam wanted me to input the Steam Guard Code, so I checked my phone and there was no code so I tried to change my password and try again, I did it and ...
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Are Steam games sandboxed?

Now that Steam is officially available on Linux, I am very interested in it! However, I wonder what is the security system in Steam? When I download a game through Steam, will the game run as native ...
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Disable Steam notifications in-game only

Is it possible to disable Steam notifications (friend logs in, messages you, et cetera) in-game, and do so without disabling the community completely? That is to say I can still access Steam in-game - ...
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Is it possible to install linux on a steam machine?

I would really like to use the system for emulation and GZDoom (especially on the portable steam machine) but it's probably not possible on Steam-OS. EDIT: I know that Steam-OS is linux, but it is a ...
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Best way to connect multiple controllers to a PC

I was considering building a LAN PC (e.g. a Mini ITX portable build) to bring around to my friends houses. I remember last time I tried to play two player Castle Crashers on Steam, we had a problem ...
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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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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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What special markup options are there in Discussions and how to use them?

I noticed some users markup their forum posts to render an interactive object. For example this button will open a trade window with the user: Hovering over these images, will show a detailed tooltip ...
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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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Disable Uplay overlay on Steam

I am trying to play Assassin's creed Odyssey on Ubuntu 18 with Proton 5.13-4 on Steam. The game is running but a balloon asking to shift+f2 to open Uplay is constantly on the top right corner of the ...
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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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How can Steam be prevented from downloading a billion copies of DirectX?

As a follow-up to my question regarding the first-time installation, I noticed Steam stores the DirectX and vcredist etc files individually in each games directory. That means, those sometimes up to ...
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Can I make a dynamic collection in Steam based on playtime?

I know that you can create a dynamic collection filtered by 'Unplayed' but I would like to create a collection along the lines of 'Favourites' and filter games I've played for say greater than or ...
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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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Steam download issues

I have had an issue with steam where it just does not download at my full speed all the time. when steam is using full speed it is at around 35MB/s but that is only for like the first 10 seconds of ...
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Continuous input problem in Hollow Knight

I'm using an XBOne controller on OS X Catalina (i heard people on windows also have this problem sometimes). Every minute or two the keys suddenly stop responding until I pause-unpause the game. ...
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Garry's Mod 9 can't load single player

I have Garry's Mod 9 (the Half-Life 2 mod) installed. I can launch it from the Source SDK, but when I try to launch it from Steam and click the Single Player or Create Server buttons, no dialog ...
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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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Is there a way to hide that you own a game in the steam store?

I have game details on private in my profile, but when others look at a game I own in the steam storefront, they can still see if I own the game or have added it to my wish list. Is there a way to ...
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Proton 5.21-GE-1 doesn't work suddenly

Proton 5.21GE-1 doesn't work suddenly, so i launched steam on terminal to see what's happening. this is the log i got https://pastebin.com/gpebk8rW Launching proton manually on terminal works, at ...
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No Man's Sky and Steam Family Library…can we play at the same time? [duplicate]

My husband bought me No Man's Sky (NMS) for xmas. He saw how much I was enjoying it, and started playing it himself via the Steam Family Library (we share with each other). Every other game we have, ...
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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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Find steam account associated with username in Paladins(Hirez) [duplicate]

So I met someone ingame, Paladins, and he was referring to me by my steam username, and as we were exchanging not so pleasant pleasantries I couldn't ask him. So, I guess it is possible to find steam ...
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Can I download Steam games to an external HDD from a city library or other public PC?

I grew up in urban areas so I am used to having ready-access to a decent internet connection. However, due to my work/career, in the future I will likely be living in places with little to no internet ...
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Is there a legal way to obtain games not available in certain Steam regions?

I'm currently living in Japan. These are the games that I want to buy but for some reason (publisher's discretion?) is not available: Valkyria Chronicles Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series Is there ...
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Can I play Cyberpunk Steam Edition on two devices with the same savegame?

I wonder if Cyberpunk (resp. Steam) automatically saves my savegame in the cloud and if that is the case I can continue the game on another computer with very different Hardware (AMD GPU vs. NVIDIA ...
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Any way to mass sell all my steam trading cards?

I have a large number of steam trading cards and for me they are just filling up my inventory, I have no interest in doing anything with them except selling them. Is there any way to mass sell all my ...
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Steam remote play poor quality on linux as a client

I get very poor video quality (pixelated) when playing games from my laptop via steam remote play on ubuntu 20.10. When I use the same laptop, with the same settings on win10 - the quality is ...
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How can I map a button on a controller to launch Steam Big Picture

I'd like to be able to, like with a PS3, pick up my controller and hit a button and have Steam Big Picture load up. To complicate the situation, I already have steam running (to keep games up to date)...
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Errors when trying to install CS:GO via Steam

Recently i'm getting errors such as "Invalid Instalation Path" or "Disk Write Error" when i try to install CS:GO using steam. I've tried formatting my pc, re-installing steam, open ...
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How do I find my Geometry Dash song files on PC through Steam file browsing?

I can't find the song file location. I tried looking through Steam>GeometryDash>Propreties>Browselocalfiles. I want to replace my Songs with non-Newgrounds songs, but I can't find the song ...
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Steam download resetting to 0GB progress after restart

I started downloading a game. It reached 9GB out of 12GB total. I paused the download and shutdown my computer to go outside, but when I logged back in again in Steam, the game's download reset to 0GB ...
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DS4 - BlueTooth will not work natively on Win10, but will work with Steam/DS4Windows

I have 2 DS4 controllers I use regularly for PC gaming on Windows 10. #1 works flawlessly on both wired USB and wireless BlueTooth connections. #2 works flawless ONLY when wired by USB. BlueTooth has ...
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Files restored to Starbound's workshop folder won't appear ingame

I previously backed up all my Starbound mods needed for a save, and now some files are corrupted and I want to restore my copy of the contents of the workshop/content/211820 folder that I saved on my ...
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Who counts as a “player”, for Steam achievement percentages?

For each Steam achievement, the platform gives statistics along the lines of "23.6% of players have this achievement". Who counts as a "player" for this calculation? (To put it ...
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Keep a game downloaded on multiple drives

I have two drives in my pc. A 2tb HDD and a 1tb SSD. Naturally, I want to keep some games on my SSD for the quicker load times. I've already added my SSD as the default library folder in my Steam ...
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What does “Verify Integrity of Game Cache” do?

I realize that many times when there is an issue with a game on Steam, it can be solved with "Verify Integrity of Game Cache". But, what exactly does this do? I tried running Darksiders and it gave ...
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What does Dark Souls 3's Season Pass do?

I'm fairly new to Season passes and how they work. Looking at Steam today, I noticed that there's a great sale on Dark Souls 3 and it's DLCs. There are two alternatives: The base game and a Season ...
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Is there a way to tell before checkout if there is “regional price differences”?

I have a friend on Steam who i get gifts for but because they are in the UK and i'm in Australia alot of the time i get the following error when i try to gift them an item Due to regional price ...
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Steam: share games within family. Library locked? [duplicate]

I have bought a couple of games on steam for my kids. Everything worked great until I bought another computer for them. So now I have 2 computers for them to use. I thought that login om same account ...
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How can I use Steam Big Picture on my secondary monitor?

My primary monitor is a standard computer monitor, while my TV is connected via HDMI as a secondary monitor. I just installed the Steam beta and wanted to try out the new Big Picture mode, but to my ...
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Can I purchase a game bundle as a gift even though I have already purchased it?

I've purchased the Portal bundle (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/7932/) and I'm considering buying a second copy of it as a gift, since it's on a 75% sale right now. Will it be possible to ...
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Cannot Purchase Games As GIfts With Steam Wallet Funds After Getting A Refund

Recently I tried to purchase a steam gift for my friends using a $50 wallet fund my father gave me for Christmas. Unfortunately, every time I attempt to make such a purchase with wallet funds, I am ...
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Star conflict (PC Linux platform)

I just downloaded it through steam, and when I entered the game instead of all beautiful space objects and ships it just show black screen. I don't know what happened, may be I am making some silly ...
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Uplay Games not Launching

I have 2 Ubisoft games on Steam, Assassin's Creed III and Valiant Hearts. I've bought them a while ago, and they seemed to work, I've played them a lot. But now, when I try to run them, the mouse ...
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How can I determine which games I've earned achievements in?

I have put all of the games I have played that have achievements into a spreadsheet, and counted them to 49. I have also added all achievements together which got me to 957. However, my "Achievement ...

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