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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Sharing game files between Linux & Windows (Dual boot)

I've read the article from itsfoss about how to share a game between Linux & Windows and it got my excited, I've been undecisive about using Linux because I couldn't play video games but now I can!...
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Configure Steam on dual-boot system to share installed games

How would I set up two copies of Steam running in two different OSes on the same machine (Bootcamp on Mac, for example) to use one copy of each installed game asset? For example, I'd like to play ...
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Can you get punished for cheating on a single player game on steam?

I have some single player games that I want to skip the grind part and go straight to the end game content. Could I get VAC if the game has no online content? For example, I got heat-signature and ...
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Will deleting my Steam account also revoke gifts I've sent?

I have two Steam accounts one of which is a very old one that I don't use anymore and I'd like to delete. Over the years I've gifted some games using this account. If I delete it, do the gifts I've ...
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How do I add a thumbnail image to my Stellaris mod on the Steam Workshop?

I have used the Stellaris launcher to add a mod to the Steam workshop for the game of the same name, but after doing so, it appears with a blank thumbnail: Going from the steam side of things, you ...
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Transfering Skyrim save from Windows to Linux

I'm playing Skyrim on a Windows 10 PC via Steam and I'm considering buying a new Linux PC, so I was wondering if I can transfer my old saved game to that new Linux PC. I've seen that in Windows to ...
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Way to get Titanfall 2 on Steam if you already own it on Origin?

Recently Titanfall 2 became available on the Steam store. I already own the game on Origin but would like to get it on Steam so I don't have to deal with Origin as much. Is there any way to do this, ...
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Any way to tell in the Steam store if a Mac-compatible game will run on Catalina?

So for games I already own this is easy, Steam filters out the 32-bit ones when I go to my library. But if I'm looking at a game that I might want to buy in the Steam store, and it has a little Apple ...
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Is there a way to search for games on Steam that are both Mac OS and PS4 controller compatible?

I'm having a hard time finding games that meet these requirements. At the moment I spend a long time downloading a game only to find it won't work with a handheld controller. Can I search by this ...
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How to prevent Steam for closing my games without warning?

It does not happen often, but it happened just now and a few times before: some Steam self updater popup opens and whatever you click your games are closed with no warning. It only happens when the ...
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Can I make Steam interpret a keyboard key as a controller input?

I am trying to map a single key on my keyboard to be interpreted as the x-button of my dualshock, but I am not sure how to do it in the steam settings/if I need a program for that. It's not important ...
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How to view CD key for a Steam game?

I have purchased a game on Steam and can not find out the details of the file or purchase. How does one find their CD Key from a game purchased in Steam?
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Can I obtain a Steam copy of Construction Simulator 2015 if I own it on the Mac App Store?

I own Construction Simulator 2015, which I bought on the Mac App Store. I would like to get a Steam copy so I can play on my (new, more powerful) Windows 10 PC, but I don't want to purchase the game ...
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How can I bind my Steam game to my Ubisoft account?

I'd like to know if anyone knows how to bind my Steam purchased game to my Ubisoft account. We're talking about "South Park: The Stick of Truth" in this particular case. Problem discription: ...
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Where is the config file for Momodora Reverie Under the Moonlight

I have the slowdown issue with this game that require vsync to be disabled which is done by modifying the config file This is supposed to be where the config file is: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/...
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No Card Drops Remaining for CSGO

Does CSGO drop random trading cards? I'm asking this because I never got any card drops and I have 90 hours playtime
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Can I sort my Steam games by installed size?

Apparently my puny hard drive can't handle the awesomeness of Payday 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Fallout: New Vegas all being installed on my hard disk at the same time. I spent all my money buying ...
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Delayed updates

I will often look in my download queue in Steam and see updates scheduled for later that day or the next. This makes sense to balance the strain on Valve’s servers. However, today I had two or three ...
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Is there a way to turn off the ad popup that appears when you close a Steam game?

After you're done playing a game on Steam, there's an annoying popup that appears advertising other Steam games. I'm perfectly capable of finding my own games that I would like to play. Is there a ...
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Can I get just Gothic 1 on Steam?

Discovering the demo (so-called "Playable teaser") for a remake of Gothic, I got hit with nostalgia and wanted to play the original again. I went to Steam and found... That it's seemingly only ...
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How can I track non-Steam game hours?

Is it possible to track non-steam game hours? Almost any game was possible with Xfire when it was around, does Steam have a similar functionality? If so, how do I do it?
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Issue with launching Rust from Steam (on Ubuntu 18.04)

I recently bought and installed Rust along with Steam onto my computer (running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and now 18.04 LTS). After downloading, I tried to run Rust first from Steam and then from the desktop ...
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Hide specific game from status

I bought an app (Soundpad) through Steam that I open and close frequently/leave open, yet I don't want to annoy my friends with constant status updates or have that be my default always on status. ...
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Borderlands 3 Achievements on Steam stopped rewarding after level 1

I'm currently at level 22 on Borderlands 3 on Steam and just realized that I hadn't seen any achievements pop up like normal. One of the first achievements in the list is You Got Skills which you get ...
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Is there a way to view controller support from my Library?

Some Steam games offer full controller support, some offer only partial support, and some do not offer any support. What I want is a quick way to tell which of the games in my Library have some form ...
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Installing Skyrim on a new computer/OS [duplicate]

I'm trying to transfer all my files over from my laptop, which is slow and laggy, to my newer desktop, which is nice and fast. I want to be able to play Skyrim on it. I've been looking into how to ...
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Play Steam game on different Windows user (Without logging in)

I own a bunch of games on Steam, but my family only has one computer (capable of running them). My brother would like to play some of the games I own as well, and it would obviously be nonsensical to ...
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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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Are my game saves transferred on Steam?

I used to play on my brother's PC on my Steam account and through his shared games I got pretty far in several games. But now I have my own PC and I want to know if it'll keep all my progress if I buy ...
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Can you play games between physical and online platforms (eg. Xbox Live & Xbox can play with PC & Steam)?

I want to play Borderlands 3 with a friend using an Xbox One with Xbox Live. I have a PC. I see Borderlands 3 on sale via Steam's site for $59, but I also see Borderlands being sold as a hard copy for ...
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How do I add Minecraft to Steam?

I want to add Minecraft to Steam, but am not sure which files to add. How do I add Minecraft to Steam?
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How can I combine MangoHud and game variables in the launch options?

How do I use this option: -oldgameui with the options MANGOHUD=1 MANGOHUD_CONFIG=full %command%? I've already tried it different ways, but any option where they're together does not work.
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How to fix “Steam unable to sync” error?

I have a steam version of torchlight 2, and this started happening when I installed and then removed some mods. Each time I'm starting torchlight I'm greeted by the following message: After this ...
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How can I see the gem value of an item that I do not own?

I can see how many gems an item in my inventory converts to when I turn it into gems. But is there any way to know how many gems I would get for an item I do not own?
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How much Internet do I need to install CS:Go on Steam right now?

I am planning to download CS:GO on my PC and I have some limited internet. How much data will be consumed to install it?
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Can you see recent players on a Steam game you haven't played for a long time?

I cleared my friends list about a week ago and realised today that I deleted an old friend. I have their username from /config within my Steam folder but for some reason I can't find them again. I've ...
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Are Steam achievements also given in journey mode?

Since "Journey's End" release (patch 1.4+) there is a new journey mode with togglable god-mode and difficulty meter. Is it possible for a new player to play in journey mode and get all achievements?
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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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N++ System Requirements on Mac

I'm looking at N++ (https://store.steampowered.com/app/230270/N_NPLUSPLUS/) and it doesn't list the system requirements for a mac. This question is not about whether my specific computer can run N++, ...
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Block a steam game from myself for a period of time

Is there a way to block a certain game in my Steam lib from myself for a fixed amount of time? I'm basically looking into a "kitchen safe for Steam games" type of solution.
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PC Online Multiplayer Gaming - How to connect like couch co-op?

My kids and their friends have lots of games that they want to play together. If the game supports online multiplayer, through some game server, they're fine. Is there some easy way, ignoring steam,...
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How to play Civilization V online (with and without Steam)

So I've got a Mac and a copy of Civilization V, I got from Mac App store years ago for free. A friend of mine has got a Windows machine with Civilization V running from Steam. We want to play online. ...
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How to prevent my Steam from messing with my outside audio?

Imagine me, sitting there at my computer watching a YouTube video. While I am sitting there, a friend of me messages me. Steam, trying to be the considerate person, lowers the volume of my video. I ...
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Cannot launch the game via Wineskin

I am trying to play KOTOR 2 on my Mac and I have everything set up - my steam is wineskinned, I have wrappers and KOTOR 2 is installed. But, whenever I go to click play game nothing happens. I click ...
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Dualshock 4 does not connect to pc via wireless

At the beginning the bluetooth connection worked normally between my ds4 and the pc, as much in steam, as in ds4 Windows. Now, my ds4 only connect via USB. When I try to turn on the bluetooth control ...
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Have Steam accounts ever been silently created as part of some other registration process?

A couple of days ago, to my utter surprise, I found out that I own a phantom Steam account. I received one of those "Your Steam account: Access from new computer" messages and was horrified: despite ...
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Steam expansion for non-Steam game

In 2014 I bought Victoria II and in 2015 its 'A House Divided' expansion using a site called "Gamesrocket". I can't add the license keys to my Steam account, so I'm guessing they're either expired or ...
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Where can I download the demo of Total Tank Simulator?

I saw many people playing the demo and and making videos about it. I wanted to download this demo myself over at Steam, but when I go to the demo page, it just says that the game has not yet been ...
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Can I see who gifted me a game after I accepted the gift?

I would like to send a thank you gift to the several people who were kind enough to gift me Steam games throughout the last year. Is it possible to see who gifted you a particular game? If so, how?
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Disabling Steam Chat's automatic popup at Windows login startup

Recently as of this writing (27 July 2018), Steam has begun opening the chat Friends popup whenever I login to my Windows 10 account: I can't figure out how to stop this without disabling Steam ...

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