Tag: steam

How to get the Steam Workshop to work with “Civilization V” for a Mac?

I currently own Civilization V, (not the Gods & Kings expansion,) and have the latest version of it and have subscribed to several items on the Steam Workshop, but when I start-up the game, none of them appear to be in effect. I have enabled mods and can clearly see the MODS button on the […]

How can I run a dedicated server without Steam?

Steam won’t let me have two instances running with the same user logged in. Does that mean I cannot run a dedicated server on a PC (for example, for Left 4 Dead 2) and play from another machine? Is there a way to run the dedicated server without running Steam? Is there a configuration option […]

How can I use an Xbox 360 controller to play Steam games?

I bought BioShock 2 on Steam in the sale a couple of weeks ago, but I’m better at playing FPSs with an Xbox 360 controller than with mouse and keyboard. Is there any way for me to use an Xbox 360 controller to play Steam games?

What are the cryptic Steam Super Meat Boy achievements and what do the names mean?

It seems like the following cryptic achievements are only available on the Steam version, not XBLA. N#7*<1!23 &*>?1$ (=+66&1$ ^**5%_=+12 *|-0&& N&8^2^%$1“ The “description” on all of them is: 8*(@31^ Bonus (bounty) points: Are the names/characters truly random or is there some pattern? Can they be translated into something sane?

Can I throw away contents of my Steam Inventory?

I have a number of items in my Steam inventory that are never going to get used; for example, some AirMech 2 “gifts” that are marked as NO LONGER VALID. Is there some way to get rid of them so I don’t have them cluttering up my inventory? Obviously I could do a one-sided trade […]

Am I subject to any disadvantages when sharing Steam games?

Like most people on Steam I have stockpiled a large library of games over the years. I recently found out that there is a Steam Family Sharing feature, which seems a great way of letting others make use of my games. Specifically, I have a family member in the same household with their own PC […]

Can I trust Steam-powered games? Is there any unwanted behavior installed with Steam?

So – I just bought the new game Supreme Commander 2. This question is not about the game, but about the online software installation platform that it seems to require. I haven’t bought a game in a long time, and I’m puzzled: Apparently, SC2 is a “Steam”-powered game. When I went to install the game, […]

Where did my screenshots go?

I was playing a Steam game yesterday and remember taking a Steam screenshot with the F12 key. I distinctly remember the “shutter” sound and the Steam popup which appeared with the small version of the image. But checking the screenshots section of my Steam profile today, I can only see old screenshots for that game, […]

What's the difference between “Full controller support” and “Partial controller support?”

Within Steam’s “Big Picture Mode,” games are shown with a half- or full-controller to signify partial- or full-controller support, respectively. However, many of the games listed as “partial controller support” I’ve played for hours with a gamepad, without ever needing to use a mouse or keyboard. These include Vessel Prototype 1+2 Batman: Arkham Asylum and […]

How do I adjust Steam chat font sizes?

It seems that a recent Steam update increased font size in chat to ‘improve readability’. Unfortunately, this only changed the font size in the in the conversation area and nowhere else in the chat window, making the interface jarring to use. How can I change it back to the way it was before? As of […]

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