Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – SteamGG

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is is a platform to download all your favorites games on steam without the cost.

How to Install & Play Games.

Important!: Before downloading a game, make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements to run the game.

Steps for Running a Game:

  1. Make sure you used Internet Download Manager to download, as browser downloading can lead to corrupted files sometimes. If you don’t have the Internet Download Manager, you can download it from HERE. (If you already downloaded the game, it’s fine. Just do this moving forward).
  2. Make sure you turned both your Antivirus (if you have one) and Windows Security (Defender) OFF before you extracted the game using Winrar, otherwise it will delete the crack files.
    Note: Follow and complete the instructions at the bottom of this note to setup a safe folder EXCLUSION that your AV will never touch or delete anything from. The Staff on Discord will ask for proof of this before providing additional support. This also allows you to keep your Defender on at all times.
  3. Install all _CommonRedist as admin if you haven’t already:
    – dxwebsetup.exe
    – oalinst.exe
    – vcredist_2015-2019_x64.exe
    – vcredist_2015-2019_x86.exe
    – vcredist_x64.exe
    – vcredist_x86.exe
    – xnafx40_redist.msi
  4. Make sure your graphics drivers are up-to-date. To do so, in Windows search and open “Device Manager“. In there, expand the “Display Adapters” section and right click each item there. Click “Update Driver” and choose the option to search automatically. It will install a new driver if there is one, or tell you that you are already up-to-date.
  5. Run the game.exe as admin. You might have to try all the .exe’s in the folder if there is more than one. Make sure to check all subfolders too if you can’t find the .exe or search the whole folder for “.exe


WINDOWS DEFENDER EXCLUSION SETUP (to prevent it from deleting files)

  1. Create a GAMES folder on your Hard drive.
  2. Go to Windows Security ( Shield Icon on taskbar ). You can also search it in Windows search.
  3. Go to virus & threat protection > manage settings > scroll down to exclusions, click “add or remove exclusions” & add the GAMES folder to the list.
  4. Once everything is done, then you can always extract your game into that GAMES folder. Your antivirus will not detect it as a threat anymore or remove the game files.

Is this site safe to download from?

Yes. All files are 100% checked before release. There are no hidden malware and each game is pre-installed for you.

I am getting hotlink protection error when trying to download a game?

This could be because you clicked the Pixeldrain link from a different source other than SteamGG You must download the game from the original SteamGG site. Copying & Pasting the download link directly will also lead to this error. ake sure you are also not using the Brave browser. For some reason, Brave doesn’t properly handle referrer settings, so Gofile doesn’t know where the users came from. This may be the case with some other browsers as well.

What does pre-install mean?

Pre-installed means that the game is already installed for you, so you don’t have to. This means all you need to do is download the .zip file, extract it, and run the game.

How do I download files?

The best way to download big files off the web is through download managers like Free Download Manager (FDM). –

It breaks the download into smaller parts which are faster to download and recompiles it at the end. FDM also allows you to pause and resume your downloads. It is also a torrent downloader. Make sure to download one game at a time and keep download priority to high for highest speeds.

How do I download files via torrent? Is it safe?

As an alternative to normal Pixeldrain downloads, We added torrent links for some of the larger and more popular games.

-Torrent links are added at the admin’s discretion and can’t be added for every game. Additionally, some games that now have a torrent link might lose it or be outdated when the game crack is updated and reuploaded to the site.

-It is illegal in some countries to use torrents. Make sure you check your countries rules regarding this before downloading any torrent file. If you can’t download files in your country, use a VPN and select a region where torrents are safe to use.

How do I update a game? where are the save files located?

You need to re-download the newly cracked game and extract the files. Before deleting your old game, check where the files are located. Every game uses different file locations and extensions, so you need to google it yourself.

The file I downloaded is not a zip, but an .iso/exe?

You didn’t download the game from Pixeldrain, but instead clicked on a redirecting ad link. Before starting any download make sure to close pop ups and redirecting links and that the name of the file is the game’s title and the extension is a “.ZIP”. Do not start programs you are unsure of.

403 forbidden error when trying to download a game?

If you get a 403 forbidden error that means you are trying to download more than 1 game at a time. Pixeldrain currently only allows 1 active download per IP. So cancel any other downloads and only download one game at a time.

Can I play these games online?

Unless otherwise stated (usually in the game title or in the comments) all games are offline. It may be possible in some games, but we don’t offer that support here.

My download is very slow?

The Download Speed is Influenced By:

-Your internet plan (for example a user’s 30 MB/s download speed can manage to download from non-premium UploadHaven servers at around 5 MB/s).

-The number off people using your modem.

-The servers the file is hosted on.

-The number of people trying to download the file at the same time.

If you can, use a lan cable for downloading (direct connection from the router to your device) especially for bigger games. Downloading files on wifi can lead to the corruption of the file itself, making it unusable. This means when your wifi drops from X amount of seconds/minutes and it’s unable to resume the download when the internet is back on.

The .zip file is corrupt after download?

Winrar can have issues extracting some of the games, so switching to 7-zip should solve the problem.

My Anti-virus picked up the game as a trojan?

Many anti-virus programs detect game files as a “virus” because the game files contained cracked files which make the game run. A lot of these anti-virus companies get paid to do this, that way you buy the game instead. To prevent this, disable your anti virus, then re-extract the .zip file and the game will run. Every game on this site was tested on our own computers, so you can be insured that it’s not a real virus. Anything your A.V may tell you, is a false positive.

I'm having errors when trying to run the game?

Make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements. Crashes in-game, freezes and black screens are usually caused by low-end computers, outdated drivers, and missing files. If there’s a missing Dll or file, disable your antivirus/windows defender and check for a Redist or _CommonRedist folder, and be sure to install all the required software in those folders: DirectX, vcredist, DotNet, etc.

I'm having problems with saving the game?

If you have issues saving a game, right click the exe and select “run as administrator”.

Where do I request games to be added to this site?

All game requests should be done on our request section here