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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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How can I determine steam maximum download speed?

My ISP provider released a data plan of 1GB, which roughly translates as a download speed of 100mb/s. As an early adpoter of this ISP, I had too many good experiences with them to trust that they ...
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How can I buy an activation key for a game to activate on Steam?

I would like to buy a game to send it as gift to a friend. This is a Secret Santa though. It should be anonymous. I would like to buy legally a key on steam or any other official seller. Print this ...
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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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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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did the Garfield Kart 2013 online mode ever leave Beta?

I have seen posts about garfield kart 2013 (not furious racing) having a steam online beta mode. Did it ever leave beta. Also, does it support LAN multiplayer? thnx =)
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CSGO suddenly cant join any servers

I cannot join any CSGO official servers since monday. I can join any unofficial servers. I can go surfing and play on faceit but cant warm up in deathmatch or arms race. I get this error code No ping ...
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How can I restore my Baldur's Gate 2 EE save games from Steam cloud save?

According to this answer and given the information shown here, my Baldur's Gate 2 save games should be on Steam cloud. However, the game doesn't show them... how can I access my Steam cloud saves?
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If we do not have gamepad with autofire, can we have autofire anyway while playing games in steam?

I used to play games like street fighter iv. Using autofire make it easy for me to perform some moves, like Zangief piledrive or shoryuken. That's because the actual time to press doesn't have to be ...
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Transferring save files for Stardew Valley to a new computer

I have a Steam account I have used for many years on a desktop gaming computer. My wife started playing Stardew Valley on my account and she's hooked, so now I want to set her up with her own Steam ...
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How do Steam Trading cards and the trade system work?

I recently bought Terraria and have been receiving these "Steam Trading cards" while playing. I don't have any knowledge on them but I enjoy collecting items, so I'm intrigued; What are they,...
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What to do about Steam window/taskbar icon not showing up after a reboot?

Whenever I restart my computer, about 90% of the time, Steam "launches" but doesn't show up. In other words, Steam exists under "Task Manager --> Processes", but the window ...
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Can player on different platforms play Bloons TD 6 in a co-op?

Say, can a user who purchased Bloons TD 6 on Steam for macOS play in a co-op with another user who purchased Bloons TD 6 on iOS? Or do all users need to be on the same platform (say all on Steam, or ...
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Why was there a temporary 8% spike in the total price of the Steam store during April 13-16, 2019? [closed]

According to this website (which has been cited on Kotaku and elsewhere), there was an 8% spike in the total price of the Steam store during April 13-16, 2019: [ { "original": "...
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How can I get a list of the 21 Steam games that are not available on Windows?

(In this post I use the word "game" to mean anything in the Steam store, even it's not a game per se.) Earlier today I was curious what percentage of Steam games are not available on Windows,...
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Rocket League offline or single player

My 6yo son wants to play Rocket League, but my 16yo doesn't want him to mess with his online ranking or whatever it's called. It appears the current release of Rocket League doesn't have offline or ...
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How do I bring my jackbox games on a trip Without bringing my home PC?

In November, I'm taking a trip to my in-laws, and they recently got interested in Jackbox games. They are almost certainly going to be interested in playing more of it when we take a trip there. I ...
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My Cities: Skylines cities are all gone!

Every time Steam updates, when I click on the desktop shortcut to open the game, Steam opens a box asking if I would like to install Cities: Skylines. I have not found any way around this. This means ...
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Friend's games counts to steam achievements percentage?

I want to know if shared games with friends (or family like steam names it) counts to statistics on profile like average %
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Is Warframe slowing down my laptop?

Recently I downloaded Warframe. Since then I noticed my computer was doing poorly at multitasking. For example, downloading a WoT update and opening Armor Games in the Chrome Browser. I think Warframe ...
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Is there a way to download the Steam app's Update News art?

When you open up the Steam app, for the first time in a day, or go to View > Update News, Steam gives news about sales are on, like this one for La-Mulana 2. The images used seem to be variants of ...
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Can I sign into two Steam accounts on the same PC?

I have two Steam accounts with a variety of games. One was when I was younger that I lost access to and recently got back and the other is one I've used until now. Potentially, is there anyway to ...
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Trade still need 15 day hold even though steam guard is activated

I trade with my friend and get 15 day hold because my steam mobile authenticator is not activated, then after i activate its still 15 days hold i dont know why its not updated to 6/7 day
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Discover linked email from steam account

I have an account from a long time ago and i want to login again but the steam guard is blocking me from logging in, i cant bypass it because forgot my steam email account. Anyone know how to find it ?...
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Is it possible to run GOG Galaxy inside Steam via steam-store application?

I know that on Steam it is possible to run non-steam applications and games via "Add non-steam game", but I'm running Steam via Geforce Now service where this way doesn't work. You can add ...
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Can I have a game purchased elsewhere added to my Steam library?

I bought & downloaded Surviving Mars from the Epic Games store, but then I realized it existed on Steam as well. I would like to add it to my Steam library, but not as a 'Non-Steam game'. I want ...
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Steam crashing and won't download game

Trying to download CS. Re-installed steam and (and deleted steam folders in program files (x86) as well as /AppData/local. No luck. Steam won't download a single bit. Tried common online solutions but ...
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A single client to run games from different clients [closed]

I use windows 10 and for gaming I have to use a lot of clients like Steam, Origin, Epic, etc. Is there any way of centralizing these clients? For example one common client instead of all of these or ...
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What happens if my swtor subscription ends and I immediately renew it?

Following up on this question, I'm not sure if I'll be automatically charged to renew my SWTOR subscription since I bought 30 days using wallet balance via Steam and not credit card. So the solution ...
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Is it possible to view my steam data for any particular date in history?

I was recently talking to a friend, and I mentioned a few games I spent a large amount of time playing over a short time. Is it possible to view data like the playtime in the last two weeks for a date ...
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How do I turn the controller timeout to "never"?

How do I change the controller settings to never timeout or go to sleep? I cannot find the correct option in Steam. I am using a generic controller.
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How does the swtor subscription work in steam?

I bought a 30 day subscription for star wars the old republic via Steam, after which I received an email from them (not steam) telling me that they'd charge me every month to renew. Is that true? Will ...
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Civilization VI/6 crashes on startup on Linux

When I start Civilization VI from Steam on Linux (Fedora 32) the game instantly crashes. No error, no nothing. It briefly says that I'm playing it and then returns to saying that I'm not playing it. ...
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Installing Steam games on external HDD... bad idea?

So I installed Steam + a few games onto a USB hard drive easily enough, and so far everything seems to work fine. But I've read mixed opinions online, many say that it is a bad idea to do such a thing....
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SteamCMD dedicated CS:GO server can't connect

I'm trying to host a CS:GO server, but I can't get it to work. The ports are open from 27000-27030, as well as 4380. When I host it, I can see it under Lan in the server browser. But if I view the ...
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Why is Steam telling me to buy a game I've already purchased?

Awhile back I bought Skyrim for my PC, and the other day when I pressed "Play" in Steam, it sent me to the page to buy it, and when I tried going to the button to see what happens if I buy ...
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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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Can anyone recognize this game? [closed]

I don't know the name of this game. I saw a replication of it recently in a video and remembered that I used to play it as a kid in an old Nokia phone and that I also saw a 3D version of it on Steam ...
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Delete files from steam cloud

I want to delete certain files inside Steam cloud save for a certain game Steam\userdata\SteamID\AppID I have no problem to change any file. This is as easy as starting game, changing file and then ...
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Is it possible to sync all my games to steam from Epic Games Launcher, and Microsoft Store?

As the title states, is it possible that I could import my games from Microsoft Store, Epic Games Launcher, into Steam, so they can be launched from Steam? An example is I have Totally Accurate Battle ...
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Where are files downloaded when joining servers in Garry's Mod stored on Linux?

I joined a couple of Garry's Mod servers using the game's native Linux client and noticed that it downloaded multiple gigabytes of files while doing so. I believe it said it downloaded these from the ...
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Support for occasionally plugged hard drive for steam-like application?

My computer has only 512GB disk space. AAA games are taking more and more disk space (GTA V requires 100gb, SW Fallen Order 70, ...) which can quickly cuse disk space issue. Performant external SDD ...
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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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How do I make Portal (steam) work with X360CE?

I ran the 32-bit version of x360ce.exe in both C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal and C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal\bin. It created the xinput1_3.dll file in ...
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Why do some Steam game achievements not show on the Achievement Showcase?

I've bought a game on Steam and completed 100% of the achievements for it a few months ago. However, I recently noticed that the number of achievements and perfect games hasn't updated on the '...
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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 does Steam decide when to update my games?

I have a few game updates automatically scheduled on Steam. What I don't get is how Steam decides when to update a game. The scheduled updates range from tonight at 3AM, Wednesday at 2:35 to 8th of ...
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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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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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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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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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