The easiest way to do this is by launching a game, alt-tabbing out, opening the task manager, right-clicking the game’s process on the Processes tab and using the Set Affinity option.
However, this may not always solve the problem – if the problem has already started occurring, the gameplay may be glitchy until you relaunch the game.
One trick you can use is setting Steam.exe’s CPU affinity instead – when you launch the game through Steam, it will inherit Steam’s CPU affinity and launch with the correct CPU affinity.
Right-click your taskbar and select Start Task Manager to open the task manager.
, and we are looking into them and gathering more information from users.
We want everyone to have the best experience possible, and will continue supporting the title with upcoming patches.
You’ll find this file in your Steam directory – C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam by default.
Be sure to close Steam completely (click the Steam menu at the top of the Steam window and select Exit) before deleting this file.
After deleting this file, you’ll have to log back into Steam and other local settings will also be lost – for example, you’ll have to re-categorize your games.
This guide gives solutions to common problems you’ll encounter in Steam, from games crashing or not working properly to Steam failing to launch.
If none of these solutions helps, try Googling the problem – you may have run into a game-specific problem with a game-specific solution or just a more obscure Steam bug.
If a game fails to load, crashes as soon as it loads, or crashes when you reach a specific level, your game’s files may be corrupted.
Corrupted files can also cause a multitude of other odd game bugs.Some old games may also have graphical issues with Steam’s in-game overlay – the screen that appears when you press Shift Tab while in a game.