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

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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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Issue with Steam Web API

So, I have been working on this for several hours, but so far it doesn't look like there's going to be a solution. ...
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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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How can I convert a tabletop simulator mod from cloud storage to local?

I created a steam workshop mod for tabletop simulator. When starting, the mod pulls down images and 3d objects from the cloud. (TTS then caches this data for next time.) Is there a way to bundle the ...
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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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Share user-generated content across multiple platforms?

I have a simple puzzle game that I want to release on Steam first. It includes a level editor, which I want to integrate with the Steam Workshop. That way, users can easily share their creations for ...
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Publishing a game on Steam. Who's name to put in dev info, do I need a company?

I'm currently paying a game dev to create me a game that I can publish on Steam. Should I put the devs name or mine for the dev info on Steam? Do I need a legitimate company in the UK to sell a game ...
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Automating the process of creating a steam lobby (for dota) and inviting users to it

I'm working on a Ruby on Rails web-application and I want to create lobbies and send invitations to users to join these lobbies. Simply, I want to achieve ...
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Steamworks Networking with LibGDX / Java

I have recently found out about Steamworks SDK and after reading through some of the documentation and information from other sources I was left with a few questions. I found Steamworks because I was ...
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If Windows 10 store games aren't crackable, why continue to publish on Steam?

I never heard that any of those games that are exclusively sold on the Windows 10 store have ever been cracked. But some games on Steam are cracked days after release, even with the protection of ...
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How to use Steamworks API before our game is on Steam?

I'm part of a small team working on a game that we plan on distributing through Steam and integrating features which will utilize Steamworks API. We're not sure what the process is at the moment for ...
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How do developers get their money with Steam Direct?

Here's what I know: Steam is a digital distribution platform developed and owned by the Valve corporation. Steam is mostly known for its video games, XR software, and game development programs. ...
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Can a developer change their product name on Steamworks?

I recently got access to Steamworks and paid the product submission fee. Now I am able to create an app on Steam. The app I'm working on is still untitled, but I want to start playing around with the ...
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Can not connect HTC Vive headset - Steam VR plugin error Failed to load IVRRenderModels

When I add SteamVR plugin I receive error Failed to load IVRRenderModels interface version IVRRenderModels_005. The plugin works for my other projects, camera and controllers are detected and work ...
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Problem connecting to Steamworks via Facepunch.Steamworks

I'm using Facepunch.Steamworks (https://github.com/Facepunch/Facepunch.Steamworks) to connect my Unity game to Steam. The login seems to work fine. The board object ...
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What are the consequences of adding a progress stat to a live Steam achievement?

Say I have an achievement in my game, "Collect your first thingamajig", and I publish this to the live version of the game without a progress stat. Later on I decide I want to add some new ...
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About making game development account for publishing Android-related games?

Registering as Google Play Developer requires a fee in order to publish games that have been invested in exchange for money. What about Steam? Is it required the same thing in registration or not? ...
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Testing a website in Steam overlay webbrowser

How do I test my website in Steam overlay webbrowser without running a game?
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Multiplayer Testing with Steam Accounts [closed]

I'm build a multiplayer first person shooter, that supports 32 players. What is the best way to test large quantities of players? I'll need 32 steam accounts, with 32 machines to run on. Less, if I ...
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