Steam – program to limit access to Steam


I would like to help myself control how many video games I play. Is there a way I can block Steam at certain times of day or after using it for so long?

Best Answer

Short of parental software, you could try either of these:

  • Take your steamapps folder, and compress (or store it (ie no compression) it using 7zip/winrar. Have someone you trust make up a password, and when you've finished working then have them unlock the archive. The steamapps holds your games if you didn't know.

  • Uninstall Steam, but keep the steamapps folder (%Steam Directory%/steamapps/). When you're done with your work simply reinstall Steam, and you start playing.