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Making sense of the Steam API

Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:55 PM

I'll preface this saying that I have never before used an API so I am going into this almost completely blind.

I've been trying to understand how to use the Steam API but I am having a hard time understanding how to actually use it. I tried calling it directly via JS, but apparently clients cannot make direct requests to it. After some researched I have discovered that I would have to make the request via my server to actually obtain the data.

How is that done exactly? I mean I suppose I need to get the data (which is currently displayed as an array) into a database, right?

Anyone can provide me any help? There's a surprising lack of tutorials on how to start off using this.

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Re: Making sense of the Steam API

Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:00 PM

Did you get a web api key?

https://steamcommunity.com/dev
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Re: Making sense of the Steam API

Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:21 PM

I did, I can already see the data by going to the http://api.steampowered.com/ urls
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Re: Making sense of the Steam API

Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:51 PM

What language, what have you tried? APIs are accessible by some js, depends on tje api. What javascript are you attempting?
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