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Steam is a platform for selling and talking about games. It also provides extensive API.

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Test Steam APIs without paying the fee

I'm an amateur hobby programmer, and I'd like to make a library for some Steam APIs like Steamworks or Steam Input. To do that, I'd need to be able to test Steam APIs, but the problem is I do not have ...
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Does Steam have an API for sales data?

I go to the Steamworks website to see data about my game, change its page, see sales numbers, etc. Is there a way I can download this data into my own visualization setup so it is easier for me to ...
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API Limit for Steamwork API?

Steamwork Web API is limited to 100000 request per day as stated in https://steamcommunity.com/dev/apiterms , but i have not found the limit for Steamwork API, which is different from Steamwork Web ...
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How to install a Steam demo you're developing?

When you own a game, Steam doesn't show you the demo to install it. But when you're developing the demo, you want to install it for testing. Is it possible to get Steam to install my unreleased demo?
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commend a player in Counter-Strike 2 programmatically

I'm trying to Automate a Task which involves commending a player in a specific server (unofficial custom server), I looked into several open source project but all of them are deprecated and archived ...
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Godotsteam initialization on Linux

I have a problem in getting godotsteam running on my linux OS (Zorin OS). Here is what I have done so far: I have downloaded godosteam addon for using it on godot 4.1.2 from the github official page ...
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"Button is not an attribute class" error when integrating Steam achievements

I am writing the code for my button, but it's giving me errors like this: Assets\Scripts\SteamIntegration.cs (60, 6): 'Button' is not an attribute class Where did I make a mistake in this code? <...
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Can I see my unpublished game store page in the steam client?

I am working on setting my steam store. I am having trouble visualizing how store and library graphics are used. It would help me if I could see the graphics as used in the steam client. I can see the ...
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Is there a way to retrieve the owned games list from people that wishlist a game?

Could anyone versed in Steam API direct me on how I could get insightful data from people that wishlist a game? The main goal is to know better to what type of players your game appeals to. It seems, ...
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Steamworks.Net invite to game not getting recieved

When sending an invite with SteamFriends.InviteUserToGame(steamID, "") the receiver doesn't get the invite, even though the InviteUserToGame function ...
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How to set up a cross-platform game project that can install standalone or via Steam?

I'm thinking about developing a game. I want to make it cross-platform for Windows, Debian-based Linux and MAC (arm / x86) from the start, which will of course take a bit more time but it also helps ...
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How to publish WebXR game on Quest or Steam stores?

I would like to develop a simple and small game for WebXR so that Quest, Index, etc. can play it. I would eventually like to be able to put it on the Quest store and Steam. Is there a way to publish a ...
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Garbled text and music - due to Steam Linux runtime change?

My team and I released our game on Steam last year for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The game is written in C++ and uses SDL2, including SDL2_image, SDL2_ttf, and OpenGL for graphics. Around the middle of ...
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Hardware requirements for a Unity game [duplicate]

I am listing a game on Steam and need to set system requirements. The game is a online 3D game using Universal Render Pipeline with low poly assets. My idea was to copy the requirements for a similar ...
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How do I identify bank deposits by Valve for Steam revenue?

I recently published a game on steam and I saw a deposit in my bank account with description of WPS-xxxxx (where the x's are a string of mostly numbers) Also, I do not live in the US I've been looking ...
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Unity Data files: Players getting around Steam by replacing the demo's data files with the full version's data and then refunding it

A player just reported that it's easy to play the full version of my (fully offline) Unity game for free by just: Buy the full game. Back up the data files. Refund the full game. Get the demo version....
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Multi-account using Steam

I want to test multiplayer features for my game on Steam. Each player in the game must have an authenticated Steam account. Is there a Steam feature to allow multiple developer accounts? Or if I were ...
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Are you allowed to have a standalone version of your Steam game?

My game is on Steam since a few years. Now I also want to make a standalone version of it, because a few players asked for it. I looked for the Steam Distribution Agreement, but I couldn't find it. ...
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Linux Game Development - Dependency Management

I'm working on a game that I'm trying to build for Linux and distribute via Steam. At present, there are some dependency issues and I'm wondering about the best approach: Bundling .so files with the ...
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Telling steam my game is 64 bit

I'm finally done making my game and am almost done putting it on steam (just need to wait for the build to approve). But I've noticed that on the store it says "Notice: This product is not ...
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Install and register game to local steam client programmatically

I'm doing some automated UI testing - I want to programmatically install a game and then launch it. From what I've seen, the Steam client isn't very accessible for UI automation (I can't view elements ...
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Trying to update an item on the Steam Workshop, getting error: k_EResultInvalidParam (no workshop depot found)

I'm working on Steam Workshop integration for my Unity game's user created levels and I use Steamworks.NET. Uploading a level for the first time works just fine, I use this snippet to upload my "...
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Unity + Steamworks.NET: GetLaunchCommandLine() does not include "+connect_lobby" when launching through an invite

The title describes the problem. I am trying to launch the game through an invite from a friend. When I accept the invite, it launches the game just fine. But when I try to then read the Command line ...
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How do I use the Steamworks API to check if a DLC is installed?

I've developed a game through Unity and now I'm stuck with making DLC work. I want to distribute additional scenarios for a game as a DLC and from the various comments I've seen the best way seems to ...
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When should I publish my Steam page?

I developing my game, which still in alpha, and plan to sell it via Steam. I already applied to Steam partnership program and want to publish my 'coming soon' Steam page to start gather wishlists, but ...
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Find format of data from Steam API using Python

I have some user data downloaded using the Steam API (I am following the approach described here) and I need to find the format for each entry of the CSV file I generated (available here). Using ...
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How to get last 20 banned Steam IDs

I am working on a cheat analysis system using data from Steam. From this page, we can get the last 20 checked Steam IDs. Is there a way to get the last 20 banned Steam IDs? VacList has a section with ...
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Can't connect to Steam using Blueprints in UE4.25

I'm following this tutorial by Unreal Engine itself, but I don't have a Steam overlay popup like I'm supposed to, (according to the tutorial.) And actually a lot of people have a similar issues like ...
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How can I change tags on a Steam Workshop item?

A few years ago, I posted a L4D2 modification to the game Workshop on Steam. I'd like to be able to change the tags associated with the mod (currently, 'Weapons, UI') but it's not obvious to me how I ...
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Authentication and keeping track of users for a cross platform game (Steam+mobile)

I've got a question about authentication/user accounts. I'm building a game using Unity that'll be sold on Desktop (through Steam) and Mobile (Play/App Store). The game has online multiplayer ...
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Do you need to pay just to put your game as a closed beta on steam?

I'm currently working on my game, and we are planning on releasing a closed beta pretty soon. I would like to use Steam to make it, as it has a key generator to give people access, but I can't figure ...
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How do I set what beta branch I want to upload my build to in Steamworks?

I have many beta branches, and when uploading the game I just run a command which executes the app-build-xxxx.vdf file. How do I set what specific branch I want ...
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Is there a way to create steam beta branches automatically

OK, here I have a situation. We are developing a game and our CI is building many branches for it -- "megafeature", "releaseittomorrow", "hotfix-to-test" et cetera. Of ...
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How to publish a mod on Steam for a game without Steam Workshop?

I'd like to publish a mod for a game that doesn't have Workshop or any community modding options. I could go to Steamworks and publish it as a standalone game... but I don't see any option to "...
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How can I get Steam username and avatar image from leaderboard?

After I downloaded leaderboard data (using the Steamworks.NET API), I couldn't find any related info about the user's name and the avatar picture. The only thing I can get is a ...
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how taxes work on steam?

I have been developing a game for some time thinking of distributing it on steam. I had a question about taxes. And is that since I am not a resident of the United States, I made my tax questionnaire ...
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How can I create a DLC for Steam using Unity?

I have uploaded a game on Steam. I know steam deals the DLC as separate depots; I have also watched and read the documentation on steam documentation page. The problem is how will I deal the DLC in ...
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Center image in Steam page

I am struggling to Center my image in my game's Steam page. [img][center] --> Error [center][img] --> Just prints a text "...
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How to create a new civilization mod for Age of Empires 1 Definitive Edition?

I want to make a mod for Age of Empires 1 Definitive Edition, in which I split an existing civilization (Phoenicians) into two civilizations: Eastern Phoenicians: Primarily representing Canaanites ...
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Have two steamworks accounts?

I am finishing my game project and I already have my steamworks registration, I am just fine-tuning details and preparing marketing for the start. But I look a little short of cash, I would like to ...
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How can i stop Steam's RPG Maker XP from rewriting my Game.ini file?

I've been using RPG Maker XP for a long time, i think before Steam. back then to get RPG Maker XP Working you had to connect it to the net to get an Ntitles serial before you could put in the ...
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How do I let people make Steam Workshop mods for my game?

I want to know how to make a game compatible with Steam Workshop. Basically, I want to be able to let players make mods for my game. Using Google, I keep finding tutorials for how to make mods for ...
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How do I set up a beta channel for my Steam game?

I have a released game on Steam. I'm working on a new version, but before releasing it to the public, I want to be able to test it with my friends on Steam, through a beta channel that can be accessed ...
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How do I wrap my web browser game as a standalone for Steam?

I've got a PHP/Java based game, which runs in the browser. However, I want to submit this game to Steam. Now Steam doesn't allow web-based games unless they come in some kind of wrapper. How can I ...
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Getting the same message while using Facepunch.Steamworks

I use Facepunch.Steamworks for P2P game made in Unity, so I send packets through it(UnreliableNoDelay sendtype), but I've got a problem, since I send message like this: Move:0 and get this: Move:00,...
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How can I get a list of player IDs on the server without starting the game?

Sorry for my English. When I launch the ARK Survival Evolved game and connect to the server, I can receive player IDs and track changes if someone comes in or out. Below is the code that gives me this ...
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How do I get the number of Steam friends online programmatically?

How can I get the current number of Steam friends online in order to insert it into a script or program? I'm looking to use this value to do something like changing an LED colour or for providing data ...
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Can steam features be used in a game bought on an alternate distribution platform?

We're in the process of game development where we need to integrate with the Steamworks API for multiplayer matchmaking, achievements, player stats, etc. We also have a rudimentary implementation ...
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How to get the SteamID of the currently active user from the filesystem or shell? (Windows)

Can anyone tell if it's possible to programmatically read the SteamID of the currently logged on user on Windows? Either from the filesystem or through cmd / powershell? Context: I'm looking to make ...
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Can I publish a game on Steam while obscuring my personal identity from the public?

I'm looking to publish a game on Steam that contains explicit adult content. I am seeking to make this a hobby that earns passive income as opposed to pursuing it as a full time job. I would prefer ...
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