Tag: steam

Company of Heroes 2 on Mac

I just bought the Relic Humble Bundle and redeemed the Steam codes. According to the Company of Heroes 2 Steam store page, and the Humble Bundle website, CoH2 is not Mac compatible. However, after redeeming them on my Mac, CoH2 shows up under Mac games in my profile. This only happens for CoH2 and not […]

Multiple Strange Errors when Starting TF2 Dedicated Server

Before I ask this question, note that I am referring to a strange error in the console when starting my server, not a strange kill tracking weapon in Team Fortress 2! When I start my server, I get 2 strange sounding errors in the console. They both relate to, what I think is, missing textures. […]

Steam Won't Launch – CMultifieldBlob(pSerialized)

My Steam won’t launch. It gives me an error – “Steam.exe (main exception): CMultifieldBlob(pSerialized) – Bad field”. What does this mean and how do I fix it?

Is there any way to start Steam in offline mode without logging in first?

I recently find myself needing to start Steam in offline mode rather frequently (my wife is hogging my account to play Plants Vs. Zombies, and most of what I play doesn’t really need to be online). I was wondering if there is some way to launch Steam in offline mode without first logging in (and […]

“Failed to initialize the GameStartup Interface” when trying to run Crysis 2 demo

I’ve downloaded the Crysis 2 demo through Stream, but when I try to run it I immediately get the error message Failed to initialize the GameStartup Interface! and nothing happens after clicking the “OK” button. What causes this problem, and how can I fix it? System specifications: Windows 7 64bit. Nvidia Geforce 250 GTS, with […]

Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer is “Currently Unavailable?”

I started up Steam today to play some Modern Warfare 3, and finally play for more than 10 minute increments… Regardless the reason for me playing, the game would not start- and notified me: “This game is currently unavailable. Please try again at another time.” My internet connection is working perfectly, as I am posting […]

How can I sync achievements for Steam games bought through another vendor?

Unreal Tournament 2004 and Quake Live are installed through my PC, but not through Steam. How can I sync achievements with my Steam profile for these and other games which Steam sells but which I bought through another vendor (or in Quake Live, it is free and browser-based)?

File Validation stuck at 100%

I recently restored my computer back to factory settings (clean os) after screwing it up, but I kept source 2007 shared materials.gcf, source 2007 shared models.gcf, source 2007 shared sounds.gcf, source materials.gcf, source models.gcf, source sounds.gcf, team fortress 2 client content.gfcf, team fortress 2 content.gcf, and team fortress 2 materials.gcf on a 16 gb flash […]

How do I see screenshots taken through Steam of a non-Steam game?

Steam has an option to take a screenshot of your current game at any time (F12). For Steamworks games, all screenshots are displayed as thumbnails on the library page when I select the game in my library, but when I take screenshots of a non-Steam game, they don’t appear on my profile page. The profile […]

Steam launch commands: a way to launch a little script?

I know you can personalize the launch of a game by adding specific commands on Steam. Can you add a command that runs a little .bat script?

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