Beginning from arcade games, desktop computer games, to mobile games, the gaming industry has undergone a major transformation since its inception. As technology got modernized, so did the gaming industry. Now, you have games distributed and played over the internet. Many gaming companies have shifted their focus to the internet to distribute and advertise games, and one such distribution platform is Steam.
Before learning how to change Steam font, let us first understand a bit about this digital gaming platform.
Steam is the first-ever digital gaming distribution platform and one of the most well-known gaming platforms available in the world of PC gaming. Although the platform was created to tailor PC games, now the platform is also catering to home-based video games from Xbox and Sony Playstation.
Created by Valve Corporation and launched in 2003, the distribution platform boasts millions of users. This platform was solely created for gamers and game developers. It is an online platform where gamers and developers can create, play, buy, sell, and discuss games.
The platform hosts a huge library of games designed not only by big and small gaming companies but also individual creators. It is a cloud-based gaming platform where users don’t need to download a copy of the game on their computers. It allows users to create a Steam account where they can store a huge collection of games, ultimately saving computer memory.
To use Steam, you can download the application on your computer. After downloading and installing the application, you should then create a Steam account to access the digital library of games.
For game developers, the Steam platform offers developers to self-publish their games. By creating a store page, a publisher can release the game and also inform the users about the game. That said, updates are a huge part of any product’s life cycle. There will be a time when the developers have to fix bugs in the game and such fixes will help in improving the performance of the game. The steam platform allows developers to do exactly that. It offers developers to patch their games anytime and thus offer their audience a better gaming experience. After fixing issues, the developers can use Steam’s Community page to announce the changes made to the game, to their audience. Doing so will help the audience to download the game patches that are necessary for updating the game.
That said, Steam also supports chat. It allows gamers to do text as well as voice chat. They can add their friends and chat with them. They can also join a group chat and chat with random people. However, all these group chats are not game-related. These chat rooms can also be places where other entertainment-related content can be discussed. When talking about Steam’s community page, gamers can discuss a trending game, write a review of any game, make suggestions to improve the game, or provide ratings to a game.
Speaking of the cost of the games, many of the games have a price tag to them. Some games can cost a dollar and games which are developed by well-known companies can cost around 60 to 70 dollars. That said, the platform also offers gamers to save money on the games. Steam has special sales where gamers get the opportunity to buy games at discounted prices.
The Steam application runs on different platforms including Windows, Linux, macOS, and more. All you need is a stable internet connection and a modern laptop or a desktop computer to play your favorite games. In fact, according to a few studies, the Steam application has been downloaded the most, on the Windows operating system than any other operating system. Having said that, let us now see how to download and install the Steam application on Windows.
How to Download And Install Steam Application On Windows
Below are the steps you can follow to download and install the Steam application on Windows.
Go to your web browser, open Google. In the Google search engine, type “Steam Gaming Platform” and press the “Enter” button on your keyboard.
After entering the search term, you will get a web page with the search results. Click on the first search result to open the website.
Once you are on the website, you will find the “Install Steam” button along with the “Windows” symbol. Click on that button.
Once you click on that button, a “.exe” setup file downloads on your hard disk.
Go to the folder where the setup file has been downloaded and double-click on it.
Once you double-click on it, the “Steam” setup dialog box opens. On the box, you will find the “Next” button. Click on the button to continue the setup.
After clicking the “Next” button, you get a dialog box where you will be asked to choose your preferred language, in which you want to use Steam.
After selecting your preferred language, now, you need to click the “Next” button to continue the setup.
Next, you will be asked to choose an installation path to install the software. Choose the appropriate folder where you want to install the application. After selecting the path, now, click the “Install” button.
Once you click the “Install” button, the application starts installing. Finally, you will get a dialog box saying that Steam has been successfully installed on your computer. Now, click the “Finish” button.
After clicking the button, some additional files get installed. Then finally, the application opens. If you don’t have a Steam account then create one. For doing that, click the “Create A New Account” button.
After clicking the button, a web page opens where you need to fill in the necessary details to open a Steam account. After filing in the details, you need to verify your email. A verification mail will be sent to your email.
After verifying the email, you will be asked to create an account id and password. Create them to open the account.
Once you create them, now sign in using those credentials. There you go. You can now access the Steam application.
This is how you can download and install the Steam application on Windows.
Now, while running the Steam application, if you want to change the font of the application, below is a comprehensive guide on how to change Steam font.
12 Steps On How To Change Steam Font
Download a font of your liking from the internet. For example, we have downloaded the font “Balivia” from the website “Dafont”.
After downloading the font, extract the zip file.
Next, go to the folder where the Steam application is installed on your hard drive. For example C:/Programs/Steam.
Now, open the “Steam” folder. In the folder, navigate to the “resource” folder and open it.
After opening it, in the “resource” folder, find the “styles” folder and open it.
In the “styles” folder, you will find the “steam” styles file. Copy that file. (Steam folder -> Resource folder -> Styles folder -> Copy Steam styles file).
Next, again go back to the “Steam” folder. In this folder, if you have a “skins” folder then no need to create one. If you don’t have then create one. Now, open the “skins” folder. In that folder create a new folder with the name of the font that you have recently downloaded. For example “Balivia” is the folder name.
After creating the font folder, open it. In that folder, create the “resource” folder and open it. In that folder, create the “styles” folder and open it. Finally, in this folder paste the “steam” styles file. (Balivia folder -> resource folder -> styles folder -> paste the steam styles file).
Now, open the “steam” styles file using a notepad. In the notepad, press Ctrl+F, type the term “font” and press “Enter”. You will see, a value called “basefont = “Some fonts name”. Now, replace the font name with your font. For example (basefont = ”Balivia”).
Save the file. Now, open the Steam application. Enter your credentials to sign in. You will see the Steam homepage where you need to go to the “Steam” option which is at the top of the screen and click on it.
After clicking on it, you will find the “Settings” option. Click on it. Now, the “Settings” dialog box will open. In the dialog box navigate to the “Interface” option and click on it. Here you will see an option called “Select the skin you wish Steam to use”. In that, click on the drop-down to find your font. Select the font and restart Steam. (Steam -> Settings -> Interface -> Skins)
After restarting Steam, you will find the font of the Steam application has been changed to your desired font.
To Sum Up
Steam is one of the best digital gaming distribution platforms available today. While working with the application, if you find the font to be bland, this article will help you in changing the font of the text to your favorite font. In this article, we have given a detailed explanation of how to change Steam font. Follow the steps to change the font of Steam.