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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Can I filter which news appear in the Steam library home?

In the newly released Steam Library, there's a section at the top of the library home labeled "What's new", which shows in a single place all recent news for the games in your library. However, most ...
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“This product is not compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina” message on older macOS

I have macOS Sierra 10.12.6, but I keep seeing "This product is not compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina." message instead of the "buy" button on Steam. Is there any know solution to this? Can't ...
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Is there a way to download the box art for Steam games?

When you open up the Steam app and look at all the things in your Library at once, the Library contents are presented with portrait oriented images called box art. Like these three images: Is there ...
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Is there a way to add free DLC so that it's queued and downloaded without starting the game?

To download my Steam games and their updates/DLC, I queue them up on my laptop which downloads them to portable HDDs. When I want them on my gaming PC, I copy the games from the portable HDDs (I am ...
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How to stop steam at startup in windows 10

I have steam installed in my laptop and it is annoying that steam is starting automatically when my system starts. I have unchecked the option "Run Steam when my computer runs" and disabled from ...
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How can these games be removed from this list I have on Steam?

When I click on "Show hidden icons", then the hidden Steam icon, I see a list of three items at the top of a drop down menu, from upper to down: Doctor Kvorak's Obliteration Game Demo, Team Fortress 2 ...
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Is there a way to set a custom Steam Download speed?

My internet is 5MB/s, which is exactly one of the steam's download speed option. The next lowest option is 3MB/s. I.e. I can't choose 5MB/s - it is too high since it spoils my browsing experience ...
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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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What is Noita downloading every time I quit the game?

Every time I quit the game, a small file downloads extremely slowly. I get less than 1kb/s on that download for some reason, even though I normally get 100mb/s or better. This is a problem because I ...
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Disable steam controller or other controller home button and other non-game inputs for steam games

I'm looking for any method (system edit, script, program, option) to disable the Guide button, and all button combinations that Steam intercepts in order to perform non-gaming related tasks, such as ...
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Transferring games [duplicate]

I have built a PC back a couple of years ago which requires a wired Ethernet cable (didn’t come with a wireless NIC). I have purchased a game through Steam when I was with my dad in Florida and I have ...
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Steam Sharing Library Help [duplicate]

It is possible to have Steam Family Sharing set up so me and my child can both play the same game at the same time? As of now it says: An error occurred while updating Red Faction Guerilla Steam ...
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How do I copy an installed steam game on my PC to an external hard drive?

I have installed a game using Steam and it is already on my PC. How do I copy the game into an external hard drive?
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Does Steam have an account game update history log?

Does Steam have a local or online log for the updates downloaded to the games installed on your PC? Preferably one that lists technical stuff like manifest id/build id.
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Car accelerating on its own in BeamNG Drive?

I have been playing BeamNG.Drive with my steering wheel and Pedals ( logitech driving force EX ) When I am in first gear the car slowly moves / accelerates on its own without pressing the gas pedal. ...
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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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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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How can I window stretch and remove the border graphics for Final Fantasy IX?

In the Steam version of Final Fantasy IX, it seems most resolutions have these strange grey stone like gradient borders and I find them a little off-putting. Is there a way to remove these and ...
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Can I play Animal Jam - Play Wild! on Steam without downloading?

I am wanting to play Animal Jam - Play Wild! on my PC. Is it possible to play without downloading?
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How do I get Steam Indie Games to run under Linux or even a Mac? [duplicate]

I am interested in getting Children of Morta or similar games to run on Mac or Linux. They are pretty decent machines with dedicated AMD GFX cards. How to emulate Windows for gaming or get such games ...
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Steam games won't launch due to something I deleted

A short explanation of what I did: my Movie Studio Platinum 16 that I installed through Steam got a settings issue that I tried to revert by removing the file that held the settings changes, or so I ...
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How do you use the '-login' parameter in Steam's launch options? It only shows me the username, not the password

I have one PC, one Windows user, two Steam accounts and want to change between them without having to enter the password each time. They don't have authenticator so that's a win-win. I saw in another ...
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'steamservice.exe' doesn't work and repairing just stalls

I was setting up my Steam install on my computer, and when I went to start Steam it kept bugging me that the Steam Service wasn't working, and it wanted me to set it up again. When I press 'cancel', ...
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Rocket League local multiplayer via steam link + DS4 controllers

I would like to play a Rocket League local co-op game on my TV via a Steam Link with 2 players DS4 controllers. When I launch the game, the keyboard and mouse work, and one of the controllers works, ...
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Is there a way to hide all curators from Steam?

I don't use nor care about the curator function and I constantly have to scroll past the section every time I load up Steam. Is there a way to permanently hide the all Curators from Steam and never ...
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Are Redist Install Packages from Steam offline installs?

In the past when i needed something like Visual C++ Redist for a game i would have to hunt down a offline install as generally the ones from Microsoft default would connected online to download. ...
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Steam offline not working but prompt looping

Basically it gives me this prompt when I hit the Offline Mode button, and it keeps repeating. Even after I restart there's still no luck. Can anyone help?
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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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Can I roll a Steam game back to a previous version? [duplicate]

The new No Man's Sky update (PC) has rendered my game practically unplayable with how often it crashes. Is there a way to roll it back to the previous version on Steam, at least until they fix the ...
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Synergy (Half-Life 2 co-op mod) can't connect through SteamID number like Sven (HL1 co-op mod)

In Sven Co-op you can connect to your friends' servers by typing: connect STEAM_0:1:12345678 I'm changing the numbers of these values in the post, except for the headings. To go through Steam's ...
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Can two people play each other's shared Steam games?

If both me and my friend are sharing each others libraries, can I play a game from his library while he is playing one from mine?
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Is there a way to download a Steam game from outside of steam then import it to Steam?

I bought GTA V from Steam 2 months ago and tomorrow I'm finally building a PC to run it. So I would like to start downloading GTA V from today and then transfer it to my new PC tomorrow. Is there a ...
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How do I start a game from Steam from a batch file and wait for it to exit?

I have an autohost app for Space Empires which I use to process turns in multiplayer games, but when I hook it up to the Steam instance of SE5, I find that it uploads the turn before it finishes ...
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Trying to downgrade the Steam version of Stardew Valley on Linux from 1.3 to 1.2

I'm trying to downgrade my Steam version of Stardew Valley from 1.3 to 1.2 on Linux (for the .xnb mods), and I stumbled upon this tutorial, which explains how to downgrade, but has the Windows version ...
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How do I restore my GTA files?

I added mods to GTA 5 and didn't backup the game files. Now I can't figure out which files are mods and which are not. Is there any way to restore the game files without a backup?
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How do you play Age of Wonders without it crashing?

When playing Age of Wonders (the first one) via Steam on Windows 8, the game constantly crashes with event viewer exceptions. What can be done to deal with this? Is there something I can do with the ...
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Friends network unreachable [closed]

On steam, I cannot reach friend servers. This has been an issue for a month and does not happen on my other computer. Can anyone tell me what the issue is? I have tried resetting my steam, I have ...
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Question about different versions of Wolfenstein Youngblood

I have two possible version available for purchase on Steam: I assume the ~$50 version gives me the english version + the buddy pass. On the other hand the ~$40 version gives me the english + ...
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If a non-friend comes across my Steam Wishlist, how easily can they gift me one of the games?

Hypothetical scenario that made me ask this question: Suppose I somehow get a viral tweet on Twitter. Some people who get a tweet like that use a reply to promote their own content like Twitch, ...
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Can the whole prologue be skipped with other method than using saves?

Every time I restarted the game, I had to go through the whole "walking cinematic" with Dr. Reed, where the game doesn't prompt any means to skip it. The reason why I'm asking about not using a save ...
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How to prevent steam from starting the game when adding a DLC?

I was adding free DLC's to some games (like HD Texture packs) and each time I clicked the 'Download' button the game would start, which is very annoying! Why does Valve think that Download == Start ...
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Can I edit my Wishlist email notification settings with the Steam Client, instead of the website?

Can I edit my Wishlist email notification settings with the Steam Client, instead of the website? If so, how? I can't seem to access any email settings with the Steam Client?
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How do you get more Boosts in the Steam Grand Prix?

The Steam Grand Prix has lots of weird and unintuitive rules. You can use Boosts to spend up to 1000 distance points to make your team go faster, but the number of Boosts available seems limited, and ...
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Why I can't see the image on Mobile Steam?

In the steam chat, I can clearly see there's image show out just like this. But in my Mobile Steam chat, the image is not show out and it only show the link. What is the problem at here?
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How to open the Steam overlay if my controller doesn't have the guide button?

My bluetooth controller emulates an xbox 360 controller, but, even if it reports 16 buttons, it actually has 15 buttons. It doesn't have the home button. There's a way to map a different key ...
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Can players on Steam OS play with people on PCs?

I want to play PlanetSide 2 with my brother, but he only plays Consoles, so I'm thinking of getting him a Steam Box. Will my plan work? ETA: PlanetSide 2 is a free game, so anybody out there with a ...
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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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Transfer playing time to other Steam account

I've been Family Sharing my Rust account from my old account to my new account for about a year now, and during this time I have gained achievements and over 1000 hours of playing time on my new ...
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Which Steam badges can be currently obtained without any game cards?

What are all of the badges that anyone can get right now, presuming they have the materials, that aren't game dependent? Like, "Gem Maker", for turning Cards into Gems. Is there one for making a ...
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Steam Categories under “My Games”

A family member has their Steam account under the same Windows account as me, which means their installed games show up in my library and vice versa (for reasons I cannot fathom). It appears there is ...

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