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How to block Steam from connecting with my internet - as if I pulled out my Ethernet cable?

Need this to see what games work completely offline. Looked at if I could block ports but they might be blocking other types of traffic as well?
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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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Steam tray menu missing font (squares)

I've installed steam on my linux machine. Everything seems to work ok except Steam tray menu. My current configuration is: Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia x86_64 Kernel: 5.0.0-32-generic Desktop ...
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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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Alternative to steamVR with Mac OS - HTC vive

steamVr on mac os is still in beta mode. Is there an alternative to steamVR? An alternative framework of openVR? Is there another way to make my htc vive pro working on mac os?
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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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Any way to script Steam uninstall, install or reinstall?

I had to do I clean install of Windows 10 Pro on my gaming rig. All the Steam games are on a separate drive. L:\bin\Steam. Although data is intact, most games will not run, because they have not been ...
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Valve Basestations 2.0 not properly working with SteamVR

I am trying to setup SteamVR to work on Ubuntu 16.04 with two Valve Basestations 2.0 and a HTC Vive tracker. Currently, the problem that I'm experiencing is that it looks like only one basestation at ...
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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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All downloads throttled at 125 kbps

I have been trying to download a game through steam, but i have observed that download speed i get is only upto 125kbps. Whenever i try to download something through at torrent client like µTorrent , ...
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Trying to fix Steam on Linux Mint 19.1 after X Error

I am trying to run Steam on Linux Mint 19.1, and I get the following error when I attempt to run through the command line: Running Steam on linuxmint 19.1 64-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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How to install NVidia drivers under Linux Mint so that Steam and Proton will work?

I'm trying to make Steam and Proton work for hours with no success. I'm using Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. Whatever way I used to install the drivers, either it did not install or the following situation ...
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Steam Proton set Windows compatibility mode

Is it possible to set the Windows compatibility mode in Steam Proton for games like you can do in the Properties window in Windows for an executable? This could be a fix for a game that I'm trying to ...
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Steam Friends/Chat panel pop-out off screen and cannot be retrieved

Windows 10. Can anybody advise of a registry fix to show my Steam "Friends" panel which is off screen and has been for 3 weeks now with no way of getting it back on screen. Have uninstalled and ...
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What is this error that pops up when trying to run Steam, and how do I fix it?

This error message keeps on appearing when I try to run steam.exe. I dont believe that I did anything to my computer before I started getting these errors. I am running windows 10.Below is a screen ...
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How could I add a launch option to a URL (Steam, Shortcuts)

I want to do this because my computer is horrible and would like to launch CS:GO in my .BAT script which improves framerate. How could I do this? (not all launch options included due to clutter I ...
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How do i make a folder like C:/“folder name” go to D:/“folder name” without changing the location. (Linking)

I had a folder at C:\Steam\steamapps\common\ that was located on to D:\Steam\steamapps\common. So steam would download files in the C drive but the games would get installed on D. I fixed this ...
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Disable gamepad device while using Steam remapping functionality

I have 2 Xbox One S Gamepads that I'm trying to get to work with a game via Bluetooth on my Manjaro system (kernel 4.19.8). I'm now using xpadneo (which automatically disable ertm at boot time and ...
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How do I make Windows Steam work properly using WineBottler on macOS v10.13.6 (17G3025)

I've just installed the latest WineBottler v2.0 from https://winebottler.kronenberg.org/downloads I clicked on the supplied Steam install button, and ended up with a new application in my application ...
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Give my friend my steam game? [closed]

I recently bought Metro 2033 from Steam, and my friend wants to play it. Is there any way to share my game with my friend without buying it again? Can I just copy my game folder in C:\Program Files (...
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Lock a game folder, without denying steam access

My friend owns GTA 5, And we both love to play online, but he loves to play with mods and is scared he might get himself-banned (again), So he asked me to lock the folder, but if I do, steam doesn't ...
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How to remove an application from OS X Launchpad when it has no X, does not appear in the applications folder, and refuses to go into the trash?

I wish to remove this application from Launchpad - and preferably Spotlight as well. Screenshots are linked at the bottom of the post. I have an application (a game) called The Bridge that I ...
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Steam DISK WRITE ERROR, nothing else reports errors

I am encountering an extremely odd error with Steam. When trying to install the game Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut it reports a DISK WRITE ERROR 1.1 GB in, which is odd because NOTHING else will ...
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Block a specific program from accessing a device

Because of a long not-fixed bug in Steam with Linux, I want to block a specific program (Steam) from having any access whatsoever to a specific device (Sony DualShock 4 controller). I tried setting ...
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Civ 5 crashes on startup

I have a fresh install of civilization 5 in steam but when I start it, I get a black screen then an instant crash. I'm seeing this error in terminal: ERROR: ld.so: object '/home/myuser/.local/share/...
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How safe are steam games running on Windows 10

My son has a child's account on my Windows 10 x64 machine. I've been letting him install pretty much anything he wants from the Windows store, since with him running under a child's account I think ...
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Internet drops whenever I play a steam game

I'm having this weird issue on my new Laptop. Whenever I play a Steam game that's connected to the internet (e.g. Rocket League or Slay The Spire with Twitch Integration enabled) my internet seems to ...
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Could this well known software be a spyware?

Steam is a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation, which offers digital rights management (DRM), multiplayer gaming, video streaming and social networking services. This ...
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Steam doesn't work over tethered wifi, how do i solve this?

So i tried to use my android phone that is connected to a wifi, and used a wifi sharing app called (Netshare), to tether the internet to my mac(wirelessly). The internet worked, the browser works and ...
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Cannot Block Steampowered with Firewall Settings

I am aware that there is already a similar question but that is more than 7 years old, am I am using Windows 10 now. My intention was to block any communication of Steam and Steam Web Helper via ...
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Steam Big Picture Mode Inverting the white spots with black

I really don't know how to fix the problem, that's why i'm asking the community here for help, I tried the Steam Community but no one responded, so i'm asking the question here: This is my problem: ...
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Uninstalling Steam when uninstall.exe is missing

When installing Steam I changed the installation directory to one on an external drive (bad idea, I know). Now that I want to uninstall it I thought I would simply use Programs and Features as usual, ...
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Autohotkey to search images

I'm learning how to use autohotkey and I wanted to create a script which open a game from steam and joins automatically to a specific server. My code so far is: F1:: Run, steam://rungameid/346110 ...
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Sound not playing out of headphones for specific steam games only

I have Razer Man O' War headphones that work fine for literally everything except a select few steam games (e.g. Hollow Knight, Cuphead, Getting Over It, Ori and the Blind Forest). I can listen to ...
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Error running steam in Virtualbox debian guest: “libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast”

I have a Debian Sid guest running in Virtualbox (on a Debian host), where I installed the steam package from the non-free repository. When I try to run steam, I get the following errors: libGL ...
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On two Windows 10 laptops and one Android 7.1.1 phone, with the same wifi, all with Firefox, getting different levels of access to sites

On two Windows 10 laptops (A and B) and one Android 7.1.1 phone, with the same wifi, getting different levels of access to sites. And this is sudden. I can only access this site with A now, but ...
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Trying to run 64-bit steam game through wine (mac)

I'm incredibly new to Wine so if the answer to this is incredibly obvious, well thanks anyway. So I installed Wine 3.0, and then I installed the Windows Steam client by double clicking the installer. ...
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Multiarch on Debian 9 breaks my system

I have a fresh, brand new installation of Debian 9. After installation was completed, I installed the NVIDIA proprietary driver and everything worked fine. The problem started when I tried to ...
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Did it install anything?

i was on steam today and somebody sent me a friend request so i accepted it 1 hour later the guy (bot) wanted to trade with me he sent me a link I didn’t read the link so I clicked on it I thought the ...