Tag: steam

How can I get the Sims DLC from Steam to work with the Origin version of the base games?

Looking in the Steam store, the Sims DLC packs have a little banner similar to this: Requires the base game The Sims™ 3 on Steam in order to play. My girlfriend has Sims 3 and Sims Medieval through Origin, and was hoping to get the DLC through Steam to take advantage of their sales. Is […]

How to make Steam not count some games towards “Avg. Game Completion Rate”?

In Steam, some of the Showcases show the Avg. Game Completion Rate. This takes into account the percentage of achievements you have in average of all your games. Is there any way to make it not count some games? Sometimes you install games (specially free ones) and find them quite boring and stop playing them. […]

How to make Steam allow automatic login even when not connected to the internet?

Currently, I have Steam set to start automatically in Big Picture Mode when my Windows 8 machine boots. The idea is that this computer will mostly be used for gaming, so it is a good default. Part of my ideal experience is that I will be automatically logged and brought directly to my library of […]

PS4 Controller Bluetooth/Usb Connection Trouble

When I connect my PS4 controller to my Windows 10 PC with the USB cable nothing happens. There is no light or anything. Occasionally, my computer says “The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it. Try reconnecting the device. If Windows still does not recognize it, your […]

What happens if you install a Steam game to a removable drive?

What happens if you install a game to an external drive and then remove it? Does the game just not work if you try to start it? Does it get “uninstalled” according to Steam? Does Steam have serious problems? What if you plug it back in later? Does it work easily, or does it take […]

How can I change the location Steam saves games on?

I want to change the location steam saves my games too. How can I do that?

Black Ops: preferred way of dealing with cheaters

Unfortunately Black Ops doesn’t use PunkBuster, and VAC doesn’t seem to be enough. So what is the preferred way to deal with players that are beyond any reasonable doubt cheaters (eg. you can clearly see in the kill cam, that they are using aimbot). I’ve tried to find some information on the Steam, but it […]

How can I disable Steam from starting up with Windows without logging in to Steam?

Is there a way to disable Steam from starting up automatically with Windows (XP/Vista/7) after installing it? I fix systems for people and some of them request or have Steam, so I reinstall it for them. However, I want to prevent it from starting up with windows without having to log-in with an account. I […]

Is there any way to get a refund for a game bought from Steam?

Is it possible? If it is, do I have to have had some sort of technical problem or can I get a refund just because I didn’t like it?

On Steam, how can I see who a friend is on Facebook after they've been linked?

I found a number of my steam friends via the facebook integration. It’s an easy process, you go to a page in steam, it shows you who on facebook isn’t yet in your friends list, and then you check boxes to add them to your steam friends. This is all well and good, but because […]

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