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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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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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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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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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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New Recruits achievement not awarded in Assassin's Creed Origins

I have completed the Main quests (including the two DLC) for Assassin's Creed: Origins, so am now working through all the different possible Steam/Uplay achievements. One of these is called "New ...
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CSGO: laggy gameplay on Dell E6510

Problem Laggy gameplay in CSGO in offline mode with bots (9 bots + 1 human) with video settings set to low. Hardware Dell Latitude E6510 Core i5 1st Gen 2.67GHz 8 GB RAM NVIDIA NVS 3100M 512MB ...
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What happens when you cancel preallocating on steam?

I understand why it allocates the space. I am just wondering what specifically happens when you cancel mid preallocation.
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How do I send a free-to-play game to a friend within Steam

I'm playing a free-to-play game. I want to recommend the game to a friend. I select the game from my game library. I navigate to the store page. I click on Share button. Steam provides me three ...
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how can i find out what email is linked to my steam account [duplicate]

the steam guard email isn't going to any of the emails that I have and I don't know what email address it is going to
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Super Robot Wars X - Any way to load a save file saved in another language?

I started Super Robot Wars X in a translated language, but since now I'm preparing for the Japanese N2 exam, I want to finish the game in Japanese (the conversations are not very complicated). Some ...
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Two offline steam accounts on one PC?

Is there any way to have two different Steam accounts on one PC, with BOTH being in offline mode? We have two people sharing one computer, and we'll be losing home internet in the near future. It ...
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Game asks for VC++ 2015 when I already have it

I downloaded the game Walking Simulator on Steam but when I tried to play it, it prompted to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Runtime: The first time I installed it, the game didn't even start. If I ...
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How to change Bethesda account in Doom Eternal?

I have Steam version of Doom Eternal. Game prompted me to create Bethesda account so I did it via Steam overlay browser. Game decided to eat underscore from my email and now it is stuck with invalid, ...
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Where does CS:GO host the game?

just want to ask, on CS:GO - if I create a lobby and invite a whole lot of friends, does it host the server on STEAM or does every friend connect into my instance? I'm assuming it hosts on STEAM ...
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How to make a dedicated server work on a remote server without a GPU?

The dedicated server which is bundled in the Civ5 SDK doesn't work, how do I make it work? There are so many thing wrong with it, it's a real adventure. If you run the SDK and select DEDICATED SERVER,...
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I try to play a game on Steam but it wont let me

I'm new to Steam and I'm not used to how Steam works. Basically when I try to play a game by pressing the Play button it sends me to a little screen which says if I have the Steam desktop application, ...
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Installing Origin and/or Steam games automatically in an unattended manner

Does anyone know of a way of installing Steam and/or Origin games automatically, without user intervention? I have a very unusual set up where I use an AWS instance for gaming. At the moment I have ...
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Why can't I buy any games in Uplay after linking Steam account?

After buying a Ubisoft game on Steam, the store in the Uplay launcher disappeared.
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Does Steam have a setting to hide all Uplay titles?

Today I bought an Uno card game from Steam since it was on sale and I thought it would be fun to try it out. However, clicking on the game icon took me to a Uplay web site instead of launching the ...
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Is possible to get the SecuROM/GFWL Activation Key after the March 19 update of GTA IV?

The versions 1.0.7.0 and 1.0.8.0 released on Steam were activated with a SecuROM and Games for Windows Live key that was shown the first time that you open the game. This key could then be used to ...
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Finding activation key [duplicate]

I know this question has been posed before but I can't find a current solution that seems to work. I'm trying to find my activation key for some games, and I've tried all the previous solutions to ...
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Borderlands 3 100% achievements requires DLCs?

Borderlands 3 just launched on Steam this week. I can buy normal edition, deluxe or super deluxe. My question is : are DLC required to 100% complete the game. I'm talking about Steam achievements.
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Is there an option to change the language of Borderlands 3 on Steam?

The game is, for whatever reason, German on my system. Now, I'd like it in English. I'm aware that there is a function in the Steam properties that allows me to set the language. However, the game ...
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Steam Refund Policy

I bought a game called War Game: Red Dragon, and I didn't really like it and I played for 30 minutes. I had to get a haircut and I was getting rushed out of my house so I didn't have time to exit the ...
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Do mods get applied over multiple computers when I link my Nexus account to my Steam account?

I am one of three people using a Steam account and I am not the original owner of that account. We all have Skyrim Special Edition and I want to use a mod in my game, but I do not want the mod to get ...
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Steam stops downloading when my PC is locked

When I lock my computer, steam stops downloading updates. For example today, I came in the evening and there was an update for a game that I play. I could see "Time initiated" to be 14:30, yet nothing ...
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When did Valve make CS:GO freely available?

I'm new to CS:GO and recently downloaded it from steam and I wondered that such a pro game was made freely available (Free to play).But I didn't have any clue about when did Valve do that.
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How can I get a list of the App IDs of all games in my library?

I have over 1100 games and am saving them all locally, and want associated data for the games so I can easily transfer games from PC to PC on my home network, but the game ID is needed, and I'm not ...
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Are tags you add yourself in Steam public or private?

So lately I've been going through games I either see on the front page that i am interested in or games on my wish list and been adding a DRM tag hoping that it'll be easier to avoid games with DRM (...
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How to review a game in Steam library?

I'm using Steam on Windows. How can I review a game? I remember previously I would right click the game in my library and choose 'write a review' but that option seems to be no longer there.
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Can Terraria iOS players play with PC players? [duplicate]

I don't play Terraria much, but my little brother saw me playing on my PC and said he wanted to try. I let him, and he loved it. Once I told him we could play together, he got extremely happy and now ...
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Can I search games by estimated play time?

In the Steam store, is there any way to search for "short games", e.g., games with an estimated completion time of less than 1 hour? I did not find such option in the advanced search link.
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Why does the Steam wishlist behavior of UFO 50 differ from other pre-release titles?

I have several "Coming soon" titles on my Steam wishlist. I often hide them by filtering out pre-release titles but for some reason the game UFO 50 is not hidden. It also has a "View Details" button ...
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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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After closing Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012, a strange document has appeared

When I closed the game, I found there was an open document on my desktop titled 'mother'. It has a bunch of text mentioning a card in the game (I was just playing Nissa's deck against Jace in ...
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If I buy a Ubisoft game on Steam, can I play the game through Uplay? [closed]

I just bought Assassin's Creed Unity on Steam, but the place I was playing can't install the game on Steam but the game is already installed in Uplay, can I play the game from Uplay instead of from ...
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Missing executable [closed]

I was bored so I decided to buy the The Game of Life. I installed it, but every time I tried to launch it an error came up about a missing executable. I was wondering if there is a way this can be ...
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Tradeoffer with items selected - Steam Web API [closed]

I can't find the documentation for how to send trade offers with the steam web api. Most people says the API doesn't officially support sending trade offers, but I've seen people saying they achieved ...
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How to stop Steam from automatically running in background

When I start my PC (Win10), Steam also runs in the background. You can clearly see it and end processes from the task manager, but it still has enough time to log in before you can do that, using your ...
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Continuing downloads on Steam

I purchased Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege a while ago and I was waiting for a good time to download it so I wouldn't go over my monthly quota. So earlier this month I started downloading it but had ...
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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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I need help with my steam account recovery [closed]

I forgot my password, and when I clicked I can't sign in. And when I entered my name, and everything, it says that it is going to send the verification code to this email that I is not mine, I even ...
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Is the Watch Dogs Complete Bundle paying twice for the same DLCs?

Is the Watch_Dogs Complete Bundle (Base, Season Pass, Bad Blood, Conspiracy & Access Granted) double charging for the same things? The Watch_Dogs Wiki says that the Season Pass, is already Bad ...
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Can one play multiplayer games on Steam locally, each logging in to their own account? [closed]

I've played Injustice 2 with my friend on my their Xbox. Each player can login from their account, in order to track their progress. Does Steam support this feature, especially when playing ...
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How do I stop community content in specific languages from appearing in the new Steam library?

The Steam Library has a display of the latest community content beneath the information for a game. The problem is loads of this is in Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other languages that I can'...
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Steam remote play together no streaming screen from mac host

I am trying to use Steam's remote play together to play Death Squared with a friend remotely. However, when they accept the invite, it shows the "live broadcast" screen and nothing else. It ...
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Accidentally tried to activate a key for a game I already had. Now what? [duplicate]

I was activating a bunch of keys from a Humble Bundle, when I accidentally tried to activate one for a game I already had. I had intended to give that key to someone else. As I was clicking on auto-...
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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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How do you view the percentage of people who get a Steam achievement?

In the Steam Library interface, for a given game, I have a "post-game summary" section that shows an achievement, and what percentage of players obtain that achievement. (ie. "7.2% of players have ...
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I have a problem with steam launching in archlinux

Every single time than I try to launch steam it throws a You are missing the following 32-bit libraries followed by a Failed to load steamui.so error. $steam-runtime Running Steam on arch rolling 64-...

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