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Steam Connection Error

Postby BFenix » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:28 pm

Hey guys, I'm wondering if I'm the only one with this issue and since so many of us around here use Steam I'm hoping to find some help. So far, the Steam Forum has been pretty much useless.

Today when starting up Steam it gave me this error: Steam.exe (main exception): To run Steam, you must first connect to the Internet

Now, it's pretty obvious that I am indeed connected to the Internet. I tried some suggestions I saw on the Official Forum but none worked, including reinstalling Steam and removing all the apps (games). After doing that and launching Steam again, it keeps giving that error and refuses update to even complete the installation.

So, now what? This makes me realize how much dependent we are of freakin' Steam. I even signed up for a Wargame: European Escalation tournament, and if I don't have Steam up and running by the 25th I'll get disqualified, and the prizes are pretty good! Although this is the smallest of my concerns.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby SnakeMittens » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:35 pm

Try redoing Steam's firewall permissions. This happened to me once before, and I tried reinstalling everything, but it didn't work until I redid Steam's permissions. I probably could have skipped the reinstalling altogether...
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby BFenix » Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:40 pm

SnakeMittens wrote:Try redoing Steam's firewall permissions. This happened to me once before, and I tried reinstalling everything, but it didn't work until I redid Steam's permissions. I probably could have skipped the reinstalling altogether...


Nope. Gave it full permission, no dice... :(
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby mgb519 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:23 pm

Tried reinstalling steam?
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Nitewatchman » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:53 pm

Steam has a history of just breaking for no dang reason. I once had all source games refuse to work for no reason. It fixed its self after a couple of days.

You can try waiting it out, or changing a bunch of permissions, but ultimately you may need to perform a satanic ritual on your computer in order to engage Steam's gate to the underworld protocol.
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby BFenix » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:02 am

Actually Nitewatchman, that's actually what happened now.

Last night just a few hours after I made the post, I was about to shutdown my PC. "Heck, why not?". I gave it another go and there. It worked properly again.

Seriously Steam? :fist:
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Timedude » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:13 am

You think that is frustrating? Try the piece of shit port that is Steam for Mac. Never seen something eat so much CPU so quickly...
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Nitewatchman » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:22 am

Timedude wrote:You think that is frustrating? Try the piece of shit port that is Steam for Mac. Never seen something eat so much CPU so quickly...

That's probably The Unholy One Gabe Newell telling you to get a PC.

Ha! Figures. Glad you got it worked out, though BFenix. :tiger:

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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Silverdream » Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:13 am

Timedude wrote:You think that is frustrating? Try the piece of shit port that is Steam for Mac. Never seen something eat so much CPU so quickly...


Thank you. This is why I got rid of steam.
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby stubby » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:06 am

Timedude wrote:You think that is frustrating? Try the piece of shit port that is Steam for Mac. Never seen something eat so much CPU so quickly...

Steam is for games, why would it be on a Mac in the first place.
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Keldoclock » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:35 pm

Source mods and Dungeons of Dredmor, I would imagine.

Is linux steam that shitty too? Because that would really put a damper on me choosing it for my next OS.

EDIT: What the fuck? Linux steam has only existed for like two weeks?

"The Valve Linux team is proud to announce the launch of a limited access beta for its new Steam for Linux client.
The Steam for Linux Beta client supports the free-to-play game Team Fortress 2. Approximately two dozen additional Steam titles are now also available for play on Ubuntu."

God dammit valve why do you not support the best OS
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Tzan » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:02 pm

Keldoclock wrote:God dammit valve why do you not support the best OS


Steam is for games, why would it be on a Linux in the first place.
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Keldoclock » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:00 am

Indie devs broing it up with steam, steam's freedom from publisher influence leads to AAA games being released for non-microsoft platforms, IT guys are usually into videogames and gamers typically have better computer skills.

I do not like the windows, they are very unstable and it is far to easy for vandals and burglars to get in through them.
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Timedude » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:29 am

Humble Bundles and direct from indie distribution > Steam for both Mac and Linux. UNLESS you want to play Valve games. Then you're just fucked.
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Re: Steam Connection Error

Postby Keldoclock » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:46 pm

Bear in mind that humble bundles often also give you steam keys, and its just a massive ball of :dog:
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