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Steam is a platform for games where users can buy and play multiplayer games.

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Remoting into PC from local network only

I'm using a really slow laptop running Windows 10 as a steam link client PC connected to the host via an ethernet cable. Using the regular Steam app on the laptop for Steam Link is just too slow and ...
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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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Reinstalling Windows 10 but keep steam games and files on F drive

I originally had a dell laptop with an SSD running windows 10 pro. I build a desktop gaming computer and transferred the SSD, so I wouldn't have to deal with transferring files and everything else. It ...
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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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Steam and Controller Issues (Controller being repeatedly detected)

I have a Switch Pro Controller that I use via USB, and when on the desktop, every 5 seconds, the controller's light will flash, say that the pro controller is using my configs, then turn off. It works ...
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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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Changing DualShock 4 v2 color windows

I’d like to change dualshock color, but... nothing happen. I tried to use ds4, inputmapper and Steam. But no results. After gamepad connected using usb, it flashed yellow. Also if I connect it using ...
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Steam games crashing on launch. Not starting up. Nvidia Graphics Issue

Most of my games are crashing on launch or freezing on start up. I am a noob. Manjaro Kernal 5.4 XFCE screen of kernel screen of hardware Issue: When I start a game, it says its launching (...
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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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Different Resolutions Between Host - Client with Steam In-Home Streaming

My desktop PC has a 1080p project attached and is not particularly accessible for constant replugging. My other laptop has a 27" 1440p monitor attached. I've been trying to use the 1440p monitor ...
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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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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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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

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. I am using Windows 10 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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