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How to get stdout of steam game when launched programmatically

I'm successfully launching Factorio through steam on windows via steam -applaunch 427520 but unfortunately, I need the stdout for the project I'm working on and the steam process that this command ...
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Check if Steam game requires an update via command line

I have a dedicated server of a Steam game running on my Windows machine, and I want to keep it up-to-date. I would like to periodically check to see if an update is available and, if so, install it, ...
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OneDrive folders appear to be in my native language instead of English (USA) that I choose to use everywhere, and I have syncing problems

Some folders are just in my native language, desktop folder is named desktop, documents and pictures folders appear in English when I click OneDrive in OneDrive but when I enter them and click the ...
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How to stop syncing a Steam game folder with OneDrive and keep that folder working in Windows 10?

I play Rocket League (when it launches) on a Windows 10 PC from Steam. My Rocket League folder inside Documents\My Games keeps having syncing problems which probably prevent it from being launched ...
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Programmatically uninstall a Steam app

I can use the following SteamCMD to list the games installed in my local Steam library: PS C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam> .\steamcmd.exe +login XXXX XXXX +apps_installed +quit Redirecting stderr to '...
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How to disable internet connectivity for a particular app/software?

I want to disable the internet connectivity of 'Steam' as my younger brother keeps on downloading video games from the Steam client on my computer. I cannot downright uninstall it as well since his ...
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Windows 10 security mitigations blocking chrome.exe from generating dynamic code

Looking in Application and Service Logs -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Security Mitigations -> Kernel mode, I seem to have two programs that consistently appear in here: steamwebhelper.exe' (...
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Isolate Proton game from internet without breaking Steam API

Scenario: There are two widely suggested ways to force Steam games to run offline. These two ways are to either use unshare in the game's command line options: unshare -r -n %command% Or to use ...
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Issues with running tf2 on void

I am on a relatively fresh void install. Steam and tf2 both open and run fine, except for one detail. I've managed to stumble across a weird bug with mesa version 21.2.3_1. A currently open bug report ...
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Using RDP to access laptop in another room, I'm always logged in as "other user"

As the title says. I have a laptop that lives in another room of my home. I want to remote into it sometimes from the PC in my office. Windows 10 Pro on the laptop, 10 Home on my desktop. Any time ...
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Steam CMD on ARM based Linux(CentOS)

Is there way to install Steam CMD on my ARM based Linux? I have CentOS(aarch64) and I want to install Steam CMD, but I don't know how can I do it.
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Fatal Error: Steam needs to be online to update <?> Please confrm your network connection and try again

I am trying to install steam on my laptop and keep getting this error. I have installed steam by the Debian repo which ran fine but when I run it from the command line or the menu I get the following ...
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CentOS: Installing i686 package on aarch64

Can I isntall i686 packages (glibc.i686, libstdc++.i686, ncurses-libs.i686) on aarch64? I want to install Steam cmd, but this packages are required to work. When I try to install this packages nothing ...
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Why does Steam run on startup despite my preference to the contrary?

I have Steam installed on my Mac, and when I look in the preferences, I can clearly see that it is configured not to launch on startup (see screenshot): Despite this, Steam is still launching every ...
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Task Scheduler to start Vive Wireles on Steam Vr boot up event

Just got my wireless adaptor for Vive Pro 1 and need to launch a program "Vive Wireless" whenever Steam VR opens. Doing this manually has lead to several instances of me forgetting, so I ...
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How can I edit what program is targeted by Steam's "Browse Local Files"?

I'm running a custom file manager for windows and I've got it working great with everything. It will open instead of explorer for almost everything but leaves special folders "such as control ...
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Steam Blank Boxes on Ubuntu 20.04

I am using Steam on Ubuntu 20.04 and have missing fonts (blank white boxes instead of letters) I cannot find a fix anywhere, Can anyone help?
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Skip Steam Version Popup

Whenever I launch games that have VR support I have to choose which version I want to play. Even though I don't have any VR gear. I have to do this every time, for every VR-enabled game. Seems ...
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Without Sandboxie, is there a way to run multiple copies of Steam?

I'm currently using Sandboxie, but it has many downsides like game crashes and slow download network traffic to name a few. I need something like Sandboxie because I'm using a called Aster to allow ...
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Turn off display ps4 controller and full screen game gets minimized

I’m trying to make the display turn off feature work while gaming but it seems that whenever the ps4 Bluetooth controller is connected it refuses to turn off. Also I’ve realized that when I leave the ...
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Can't install Steam on my laptop (OS: Ubuntu 21.04)

I've been trying to install Steam on my laptop after a fresh Xubuntu install but when i try to do it, I get this error: sudo apt install steam Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree... ...
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"Unity" based games refuse to run on new hardware unless the computer is disconnected from the internet

I have bought a new laptop (i5 11th gen, Iris XE Graphics). I have noticed that the two Unity based games I've downloaded on Steam (Judgment Apocalypse Simulator, and Motorsport Manager) refuse to ...
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How To Deploy Steam and Battle.Net Clients

I've been chosen as part of a group to head our colleges new E-Sports program. Part of that venture is, of course, setting up all the gaming clients on each computer, getting things ready, etc. We ...
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Windows 8.1 no apps are installed to open this type of link (steam)

Trying to install the game PES 2020 in my laptop. After clicking PES2020.exe which is the installation file (or maybe the game run file itself), I get the message I tried everything on the internet. ...
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Crosshair like thing showing up in fps game (TF2)

I installed TF2 today on my PC, and I've been getting a crosshair like image on the top right which is unlickable and unremovable: I am not sure where it is coming from, and I don't know how to ...
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What is the effect of setting `number of processors` in msconfig (and its potential interactions with steam downloads)?

I have been having an ongoing issue where steam causes my entire computer to hang and stutter when downloading a game. The problem is so bad it makes the PC unusable due to the incredible amount of ...
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How do I find all files in subfolders that are missing a specific property?

On my main Windows 10 machine, I take a lot of video game screenshots with Steam. Within Steam's screenshot folder (Steam\userdata\<user_id>\760\remote), it creates a new folder for every game, ...
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Launched when a game is started by a shortcut, how can I find Steam again, after ending the game, in order to stop it too?

I start a Steam game by its shortcut. Then when I end the game, I would like to stop Steam after that game too. Under Windows 7 I used once, I had to do an Alt-Tab to find Steam and stop it by its ...
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Vulkan drivers are not working like they should causing Steam to not function as expected

I'm trying to play the games SimplePlanes, SimpleRockets, and Bloons TD 6, but I am on linux. I am using the Steam Play compatibility tool Proton, but Steam is stuck "launching" the game ...
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I'm trying to play games on my TV from my PC, but I am experiencing input lag

I connected my PC to my living room TV using a long HDMI cable and a USB extendor to connect an xbox one controller adaptor to it, so I could play wirelessly on the couch. TV is a 4k Samsung TV, but I ...
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2 gamers 1 PC steam issues

So I use a multiseat program called Aster v7. This program allows two (or more but two in my case) separate windows users (e.g admin and guest, or user1 and user2) to log into windows. No screen ...
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Problems running steam on CentOS

I've installed steam-1.0.0.66-1.el8.i686.rpm on CentOS 8.2 and I am using the latest nvidia driver with cuda 455.32.00 and I get this: [2020-11-12 02:59:20] Startup - updater built Oct 28 2020 23:34:...
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Trying to use Steam or SteamCMD to download Linux version of game on Windows

I'm aware that SteamCMD is probably geared towards people that run game servers but I thought I would try using it as a more practical way to back up the linux versions of my games without the hassle (...
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Trouble with installation of Steam on CentOS 8

After updating graphics card and during installation of Steam on CentOS 8 I get: [root@comp pawel]# yum install epel-release Error: Problem: conflicting requests - nothing provides ...
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How can I start Steam with the window maximized?

When I start Steam the window is in normal state (where if I hover the window's borders with the mouse it allows me to resize it and shows the resize cursor). The window does cover the whole screen (...
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Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\[...]'

I have the error shown on the image when I launch Steam, Acrobat Reader, Word, PowerPoint, Excel or Citrix receiver. This is probably correlated: 2 days ago I tested a hard drive and connected it to ...
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SSL issues in chromium browser clientside

So for the last couple of days I've been having a strange issue trying to navigate specifically to the Steam Community, in either Google Chrome or in the Steam Client itself. Right after booting up ...
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High ping latency when playing online games

I switched to a WISP (fixed wireless) internet provider to improve internet speeds. I now have up to 30 MBPS. When playing multiplayer online games ping latency shoots up to 500+ ms. Why does the ...
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Problems installing Steam on CentOS 8 Stream

I'm having a problem installing Steam on CentOS 8 using RPMFusion repositories. [imptovskii@imptovskii-pc ~]$ sudo dnf install steam CentOS-8 - AppStream 7.6 kB/s | 4.3 kB ...
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How does Steam recognize an authorized computer to access shared library?

My friend shared his library with me, and he had to log in to Steam on my machine and add the computer to the authorized list and then logged out. Now every time I log in to my account on Steam I can ...
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xdg-mime query default http://google.com hangs

running a normal query xdg-mime query default http://google.com hangs until I move/remove ~/.local/share/applications/Steam output from running fbrokendesktop to try to find errors: $ ...
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Launching Steam games via command line is very slow on Windows

Background I have written a small daemon which listens for hotkeys and launches any one of the (currently) six Jackbox Party Pack games. It does this by passing a game id to Steam like so: > ...
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Steam Application not displaying big window when I click on it [closed]

I'm having trouble with my Steam app every time I click on the app it doesn't display but when I hover over the icon it displays a sneak peek of the app.
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How to use steam controller as a game controller outside of steam

I am playing a game that is only available in the EpicGames store and i would very much like to play it using a gamepad. But the only gamepad i own is a steam controller and it always emulates ...
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Master Chief Collection keeps on crashing - Fatal Error

Trying to launch Master Chief Collection through Steam on my Ubuntu setup. I've tried it to force over the following Proton versions: Proton-5.0-GE-1 Proton-4.21-GE-1 Proton-4.11-11 I've also tried ...
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Significance of installsheildapplicationupdate.exe in C:/programfiles

I deleted a folder called installshieldappupdate (don't remember the name exactly) from C:/programfiles (I don't remember if it was x86 one or not) which only contained a small exe file which didn't ...
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There is no way to make Windows recognize my Pro Controller (NSwitch Controller) via USB

I have been trying to use my Nintendo Switch Pro Controller in my PC but it only is able to use it in Steam which it have no problems and works perfectly. But if I try to use in any other game or, ...
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Updates without UAC

I have a set of public gaming PCs to take care of. Current issue is when it comes down to play any game. The game usually needs to be updated so windows prompts for admin password (UAC) in order to ...
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Is there a way to stop DOTA2 from working without reinstalling windows?

I'm trying to find a way to block myself from being able to install dota on my PC, or to at least make it take a lot of effort to do so. I had been using cold turkey, but it was too easy to go around. ...
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Set custom appdata environment variable for a Steam app

I have user name with non-latin characters and this really messes up some of my Steam apps. I need a way to launch these apps with a custom APPDATA. I tried to use bat file to launch Steam: set ...
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