Steam Game Idler (ASF)
In this guide we will focus on how to properly set up your personal ArchiSteamFarm (ASF) session.
Once the order is processed, you will receive the following information:
#️⃣ Link to the web interface
#️⃣ Login data
If you have received these, simply follow the steps below or jump to a specific point:
1️⃣ Step – Access the Webinterface
First of all you need to open the provided link. It looks similar to this one:
(The most important thing is that you call the link including the port number.)
2️⃣ Step – Webinterface Login
For this step you need the provided login data consisting of username and password
3️⃣ Step – Dashboard
All the magic happens right here
4️⃣ Step – Bot Creation
You can add new bots using the displayed button
5️⃣ Step – Bot Configuration
5️⃣.1️⃣ Please first enter only a Bot Name and your Steam Login Name
Then scroll all the way down and click “Create“
5️⃣.2️⃣ Encrypt Steam Password
To do this, you need to click on the menu item “Commands” on the left side of your Dashboard.
As soon as you see the console you have to enter the following command.
encrypt 1 your_steam_password
(Note that you do not need to enter special characters before and after your password, such as < > or ” “)
To prevent your Steam password from being saved in plain text, we need to encrypt it beforehand.
The number 1 in this case stands for the encryption algorithm AES
Once the command has been sent, you will receive a response that looks like this:
(I would recommend to copy it now, because you will need it in the next step.)
5️⃣.3️⃣ Finish the Bot Configuration
As you might have guessed, we now need the encrypted string to finish the Bot configuration
In my case the string was:
Now you need to go back to the Dashboard and open the Bot you created earlier.
For this just click on the name (in my case Bot1) and then on little wrench icon.
Back in the settings you have to do two things:
1️⃣ paste the encrypted Steam password you just created into the “SteamPassword” field
2️⃣ change the PasswordFormat to AES
Then you need to save your changes with the “Save“-Button on the bottom of the site.
6️⃣ Bot Startup
I think ASF is very intuitive on this point.
Just click the “power button” next to the Bot name on your Dashboard.
Now your Bot is up and running.
But at this point, it only collects Steam Trading Cards!
Of course you can configure further settings, which is described here.
If you have Steam Guard enabled, please proceed with 6️⃣.1️⃣ first.
6️⃣.1️⃣ Enter your 2fa Code (optional)
You only need to do this step if you have Steam Guard enabled (btw you should have it enabled)
As soon as you start the bot you will get the notification that an input is necessary
Just click on the “power button” again and a small pop up should appear where you can enter your Steam Guard Code.
7️⃣ Further Bot Configuration
In the current configuration, the bot automatically collects all remaining trading cards in each Steam Game.
However, you can do many more things with ASF.
I would refer to the detailed wiki at this point:
There you will find a good explanation of each setting and what exactly it does.
7️⃣.1️⃣ Steam Game Idler – the most popular function
Here you can find how you can tell the Bot to farm hours in a specific game
You only need to enter the Steam AppID in the Bot Config:
1️⃣ Open the Bot Config (as described here – I just say wrench)
2️⃣ Scroll down until you see ““
3️⃣ Enter the Steam AppID of the Game (maximum 32x per Bot)
The Bot will now farm hours in the desired game, if no more card drops are available.