Tag: steam

Do removed games still count towards Achievements Status on Steam?

I already know that it doesn’t count any games with 0 achievements, but I’ve deleted some games with unlocked achievements from my Steam profile using help.steampowered.com. I want to know if these removed games still count to the Avg. Game Completion Rate for my profile. Some more information from this question.

Skip TF2 file validation in Steam

Steam want to validate the cache of Team fortress 2, everytime I launch it, pretty darn irritating. Frag at 0%, Running it in Win 8(VHD) Any way to skip it? P.S:-It is nowhere related to HDD failing in my case, though it might indicate data corruption in your’s, see SMART data.

Is it (currently) possible to share games between users on different computers?

In Steam -> Settings -> Account I now have button Manage family sharing & devices. However it seem that there only thing I can do is authorize sharing on same device. Description says pretty much same thing. However, from the original Family Sharing announcement I was under impression that it would allow me authorizing a […]

How do I change my Steam username?

My username on Steam is an old e-mail I no longer use. Is there a way to change username?

Can I trade a Steam game that I don't want?

The title pretty much says it all. If someone gave me a game, and I opened it for a few minutes to take a gander, can I still trade it to someone else? Or is it forever mine? For example, if someone were to gift me a copy of DotA 2 (not that I don’t […]

Workarounds for playing a game installed from a retail disk without an internet connection to download updates?

I just bought Borderlands 2 on the retail disk strictly so I wouldn’t need to download anything off the internet, because I don’t have a good internet plan. Turns out, after buying it, when I put the disk in, it installs just fine and everything. Then, it opens Steam and says I need to install […]

Will the drop counter reset if I craft a badge?

Steam now has trading-cards which can be crafted into badges and other marketable items. That link states that trading-cards can be crafted into badges, and that If you gather another complete set of trading cards you can upgrade that game badge. However, it also says Most games will drop a number of cards equal to […]

Is there a way to view controller support from my Library?

Some Steam games offer full controller support, some offer only partial support, and some do not offer any support. What I want is a quick way to tell which of the games in my Library have some form of controller support. I recently got a gamepad and I’m wondering which games I should install to […]

What advantages do I gain from playing a game through Steam?

As the title states, what are the advantages to having a game on your Steam account versus having the game outside of Steam (especially for MMORPG games)? Take Rift for example. Rift recently became available on Steam again and I’ve considered the possibility of re-installing the game just to have it on my Steam account, […]

Why can't I take screenshots in my Steam games?

I installed Steam through Winetricks on Ubuntu, and I can’t take any screenshots. I can’t get the Steam overlay to come up either. I’ve checked that the overlay is enabled in multiple places. What’s wrong?

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