r/Steam 6d ago Helpful Silver

Support Megathread /r/Steam Monthly Community Support Thread.

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Welcome to the Community Support Thread!

This Steam Guide goes over how to troubleshoot download and connection issues.

This Steam Guide goes over how to troubleshoot web-page and other connection issues.

How to re-install Steam. This method will NOT remove your games.

Is your account hijacked? Read this.

We have a dedicated support channel in our Discord server that you can also post in.

We invite everyone to help other users in our Community Support Threads and on our Discord server.

Please take more than 10 seconds to write your question. A well structured and good-looking comment goes a long way in getting someone to help you, and makes your question a lot easier to understand.

Do not delete your comments: People find questions in these threads through Googling the same issue, and please edit your comment with a solution if you find one.

There are no magicians here. Some questions wont be answered or replied to. Consider using other things like the Steam Community Forums, Google, or a different support forum if no one here can offer any help. Additionally, every game on Steam has it's own dedicated Community Forum, and you can also contact Steam Support regarding a specific product. Consider asking your game-specific questions there. Most games also have a dedicated subreddit.

Only Steam Support can solve personal account issues such as payment issues or your account getting hijacked. We can however give advice on what to do in a situation like that. No one, including Steam Support, can assist with item/trade scams.

/r/Steam is not affiliated with Valve in any way whatsoever.

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r/Steam 3d ago

Game Suggestions Megathread /r/Steam Bi-Weekly Game Suggestion Thread.

6 Upvotes

Welcome to the Bi-Weekly Game Suggestion Thread!

Do you not know what to play?

You found a niche game that everyone should try? Can't find the perfect zombie survival animal simulator game? Well this is the thread for you. This is going to be a weekly thread containing questions about what should I play and suggestions for new games to play. After the first week we will include charts with the most upvoted responses and such each week.

Now to make this work the best and not just be spammed with "What should I play?", please be as in depth in what type of game you want to play and what you are looking for. There are too many games to be able to properly suggest something with no background information.

If you want to discuss things relating to this thread but that aren't suggestion or suggestion questions then please check the stickied META comment and reply to it.


r/Steam 2h ago Wholesome

Fluff Around 3000 trading cards quick sold and 80€ made. Could probably have made a bit more with some patience but meh.. Now I have money to buy some new games and earn new trading cards!

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457 Upvotes

r/Steam 20h ago Silver Helpful

Fluff Gabe Newell in the style of Leonardo da Vinci (generated by DALL-E 2)

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5.5k Upvotes

r/Steam 4h ago

Error / Bug Steam Mobile App - Discussion board

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102 Upvotes

Samsung Galaxy S10+

It's been like this for years, never worked since the app released. I guess it's about time I report it somewhere.


r/Steam 1d ago Helpful Silver Wholesome

Discussion The Domina dev is back at it again.

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3.6k Upvotes

r/Steam 1d ago Silver Wholesome Helpful Masterpiece

Fluff I found this 'art' in the back of my closet. I forgot I made this, is it cursed?

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6.0k Upvotes

r/Steam 1d ago

Fluff In response to a recent post, I have also made “art”

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579 Upvotes

r/Steam 1h ago

Error / Bug Steam Service Requires Maintenance

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Hi everybody,

I'm getting this popup almost every day when I start the PC and Steam starts. I've tried reinstalling (completely) my steam installation, and it just pops back up regularly. Is there something I should do to fix this? Im getting the feeling its not completing properly and retries everytime i boot.


r/Steam 9h ago

Question About the game “When the Darkness comes”

6 Upvotes

i suddenly have a folder on my pc called Darkness and in it is _meaning with it saying “thank you for trying When the Darkness comes” i’ve never played this game tho so i wouldn’t know how it got on my pc. i looked it up and apparently it’s a game that’s on steam and at first i thought it was The Darkness (the one published by 2K) because i played that one but no


r/Steam 38m ago

Question Game apparently not purchased?

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I bought beamng drive a while ago and I logged into my new PC today, but I couldn't find the game nor other games I had on there. They're missing in the library and when searched on the store, they need to be purchased. Help

Edit: I actually got beamng as a gift (long story) from a friend but I doubt that changes anything


r/Steam 19h ago

Discussion I'm an idiot

27 Upvotes

I tried peeling off the code on the back of a steam gift card instead of scratching it off, and now I don't have most of the code. I should have SCRATCHED it off.

I am such a moron.


r/Steam 7h ago

Game Advice Who here would consider Transport Fever 2/Cities Skylines a good game? (For future reference)

3 Upvotes

r/Steam 2h ago

Question Spyro

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Is there any way of getting save data from my Xbox across to my newly built PC? I don’t want to lose my progress


r/Steam 3h ago

Question Paysafecard

1 Upvotes

Does steam accept paysafe cards anymore?


r/Steam 11h ago

Question How do you add minecraft to steam?

3 Upvotes

I've had trouble trying to add minecraft to steam, I just wanna play java with a controller that's it. I have followed this: https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/a1j5m7/add_microsoft_store_apps_to_steam_tutorial/ and have done this, but when I right click on "properties" on the shortcut and I look at the target type it trails off screen and I can't see the rest. I can't change the size of the "properties" window either, so I can't see the rest. If someone gave me an example for java edition like in the image (image is bedrock not java) I could probably fill the rest. My one does not follow that same format as this, I don't know anything about it, like can I share a screenshot of my "target type" or is it like IP address, that you don't want to share. Anyway please help, I will send screenshot of my properties if needed

the example of "target type" for bedrock edition


r/Steam 7h ago

Question If I enable GPU hardware acceleration in Steam, will that dedicated VRAM be freed up if needed by games?

0 Upvotes

I use a 3GB GTX 1060. It holds up pretty well for today's standards tbh but the big limitation is that 3GB of VRAM. Well, Steam can use anywhere from like 50MB-500MB of dedicated (not shared system) VRAM even when it's in the background it seems. I am curious if I am playing a modern game like Black Ops Cold War which ends up using like 2.8GB/3GB of dedicated VRAM during heavy gameplay, will Steam reduce the dedicated VRAM it uses so that I don't run out? I really prefer using my GPU for the smoother transitions on Steam with my 170Hz display but if the VRAM is limiting my game performance, then I guess I'll stick with using my CPU for rendering Steam (Ryzen 5 3600).


r/Steam 5h ago

Question Does SAM Still Work?

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I want to wipe a games achievement because I want to re get them all. I basically want to wipe and restart like I just bought the game. Is there a way for me to reset the hours of the game? Also if I do wipe the achievements does the activity log still show I got them and will say I got the achievement again? Or will it just wipe completely? Let me know if there's a better way to do this without using the family share feature.


r/Steam 4h ago

Question Trading card drops when activating the definitive version of a game one already owns?

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r/Steam 14h ago

Question How do I make steam recognize/read the folder rather than creating a new one?

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3 Upvotes

r/Steam 1d ago

Fluff Everyone talking about midjourney, so I had to...

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80 Upvotes

r/Steam 12h ago

Question Is steamID.uk safe?

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Hello, Anyone that can tell me if steamID.uk is safe to log into?
Cause I want to look at my data to see if my old avatar has been saved there so i can get it again.


r/Steam 12h ago

Error / Bug Theres no way for me to continue beyond this screen, what do I do?

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r/Steam 12h ago

Suggestion ability to trash/hide items in your inventory.

1 Upvotes

a feature like that should be added. I have some items from the steam 3000 event (the recent summer sale event), and they honestly just look kind of stupid, but theres no way to get rid of them or permanently hide them. I can understand making things untradable/unmarketable, but at least let me turn them into gems, or even just trash them.


r/Steam 4h ago

Question Does the Activision Collection ever go on sale?

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I don’t wanna buy it while it’s $850 so I wanna know if it ever goes on sale


r/Steam 13h ago

Question Steam regions

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So I’m out living in Denmark for the moment, and my debit card will not work because I’m from the US. Can I make a PayPal in Denmark, or circumvent this some other way? I really wanna get crypt of the necro dancer before the sale is over 😭


r/Steam 15h ago

Question How to re-enable mature content blur on inappropriate screenshots within Steam client (not viewing through web browser)? I tried Store Preferences settings, but that didn't work. Thank you.

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