Discover the version of the game on Steam

Discover the version of the game on Steam

The need to find out the version of the game on Steam can occur when you try to play with your friends online with various errors. First of all, you need to make sure that you are using the same version of the game, as different versions may be incompatible with each other in campaign mode.

Ways to find out the version of the game on Steam

The most common problem with games occurs when one player has a licensed version of the game and the other has a pirated version. However, this situation is also possible when one of the users has disabled the updates himself. There are several ways to find out the software version at the same time.

Method 1: Game Properties on Steam

This method is more suitable in situations where it is necessary to compare the version of the game between two Steam users. This is due to the fact that the playground displays versions of the game not in the usual way for many people, but is relevant only to players of this service.

  1. Ir a "Library".Find the game you want from the list, right-click and select "Properties"..
  2. Switch to tab "Local files."and there will appear the version for developers. These figures can only be compared to those of other Stim players.
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Method 2: The game folder

To see the parameter you are looking for in a more clear and convenient way to compare it later with non-Steam players or to consult the game forums, follow the instructions below.

  1. Follow the two steps in the above method, but don't pay attention to the file version, instead click "View local files.".

    Without running the client, this same folder can be accessed through normal Windows Explorer. By default, this path is X:SteamsteamappscommonНАЗВАНИЕ_ИГРЫWhere X - the name of your disk partition, and NAME OF THE GAME. - games folder. By default it is C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappscommon.

  2. Locate the EXE file that runs the game and hover over it. In the information box that appears, you will see the version of the game.
  3. The same information can be obtained by right-clicking on the EXE file and selecting "Properties".. Switch to tab "Details". - the data of interest will be on the lines "File version". и "Product version"..

Method 3: Main menu of the game

Some games show their version at launch. The only drawback of the method is that it affects a limited number, not all developers add this data to the main screen.

Usually, it is enough to launch the game and look for the version on the screen carefully.

Depending on the format of the main menu, there may be an item "About the game", "Upon"., «Credits» and something that points to the information section. Usually there is information about the publisher, the team of creators of the project and other information, such as the version of the game. If you can't find that menu option, it's probably hidden and is a subsection of, say, settings.

Method 4: Console command

If the game has the ability to open the console, you can use one of its commands to get basic information about the game. For example, in Counter-Strike, enter the command versionand among all the lines the most useful will be «Exe Construction». You can copy all or part of the text to send it to another user. Other console games may have a different command, you have to check the list of supported commands.

That's everything you need to know about how to view the version of any game on Steam. We hope this information helps you solve your problems.

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