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Need help with Steam

I don't know if this thread belongs on this part of the forums, but it is game related, so i think it does.

I fired up my computer today, and i wanted to play a demo of a new game.

So, i downloaded said game via steam and tried to play it, but when i clicked on the play button, nothing happened.

I tried to play another game, but it was the same thing.

I've got the latest updates for steam, and i still have enough memory on my computer to run whatever game i like, but i can't play games with steam.

Does anyone here know how to fix this problem?
12-16-2011 11:06 PM
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RE: Need help with Steam

Do you get the small "preparing to launch window" and it doesn't go past that? If so, log out and go to your steam folder then delete clientregistry.blog, then see if it works then.
12-16-2011 11:17 PM
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Disregard Steam

Aquire 21st century personal computer entertainment via thy inter-web unlawfully.

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12-17-2011 03:25 AM
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(12-16-2011 11:17 PM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  Do you get the small "preparing to launch window" and it doesn't go past that? If so, log out and go to your steam folder then delete clientregistry.blog, then see if it works then.

I don't even get a 'preparing to launch' window.
12-18-2011 12:18 AM
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RE: Need help with Steam

Steam is fucking shit.
Press Control+Alt+Delete or go to task manager
then look under processess
Find something like "steam.exe" and end process. Then wait 10 seconds and launch steam again.
If this doesn't work, find Steam in C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam and launch steam that way.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
12-18-2011 12:49 AM
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RE: Need help with a Bug

Fix'd title: Need help with a bug


But honestly, you didn't expect problems to occur?

War is stupid.
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12-23-2011 04:28 PM
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RE: Need help with Steam

Delete clientregistry.blob anyway, that fixes most problems

also ignore efs he is the macfaggot a while ago who could not into steam. I've had literally no problems with it that couldn't be resolved with deleting clientblob
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(12-23-2011 09:50 PM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  Delete clientregistry.blob anyway, that fixes most problems

also ignore efs he is the macfaggot a while ago who could not into steam. I've had literally no problems with it that couldn't be resolved with deleting clientblob

Wtf dude...I don't have a Mac, I hate Mac's. You must be confusing me with someone else

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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Guys a dumbass, but still I hate Steam.
Forced updates to play games + half the time stops responding + sometimes fails to load + sometimes I can't refresh server list if someone else in the house is on steam = Failure.
And I have a good gaming PC that can play Crysis and shit on max settings, yet Steam fucking sucks.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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Oh no they are patching my games ensuring I have the right version to play with others that's fucking terrible

also it has never failed to load for me and I don't quite know how that happened but the server list thing only happens if you have a shitty router
12-23-2011 10:56 PM
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(12-23-2011 10:56 PM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  Oh no they are patching my games ensuring I have the right version to play with others that's fucking terrible

also it has never failed to load for me and I don't quite know how that happened but the server list thing only happens if you have a shitty router

1) At my mums (where the problem occurs) I have an awesome router where I have port-fowarded everything that was necessary. At my other house I have a shit router but that's irrelevant since I don't use steam there.
2) Maybe you're lucky or I am unlucky (or both).
3) Yes, patches are great. But the user should have a choice, the only time the user must be forced to update is when playing online on official servers.

For me I've had to constantly reinstall Steam because it just seems to mess up it's own data. And sometimes it just stops responding for no reason. Even after reinstalling the client + ALL OF MY GAMES.
Plus, downloading off Steam is SO SLOW. I have a 20mbit dl connection and sometimes I dl from Steam at like only 200kbps.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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That's what you get for being a terrible austrailianfag
12-24-2011 12:24 AM
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(12-24-2011 12:24 AM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  That's what you get for being a terrible austrailianfag

Resorting to this? Your argument is invalid, therefore I win.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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wow you sure showed me

your only valid complaint happens to you and only you the rest is your internet being shit which is your own fault
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(12-24-2011 01:58 AM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  wow you sure showed me

your only valid complaint happens to you and only you the rest is your internet being shit which is your own fault

No. I'm not the only one having these problems. There are thousands of threads on the internet of people having similar or the same problems with Steam. It is kind of enraging when you buy a game that installs fine but sometimes you can't play it when Steam fails to launch properly or download an update using shitty Steam servers. My cousins have Steam too and they get slow speeds, but they're internet is way faster than that.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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and there are millions who have no problem

also shitty steam servers? they very rarely go down and I've never had problems connecting, and for me stuff downloads at the speed of sound.
It's just steam punishing you for being a faggot
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I like the way my thread has turned out, a full blown battle between the Baron of Strangling and a greek australian.
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(12-24-2011 07:24 AM)The Shadowman Wrote:  I like the way my thread has turned out, a full blown battle between the Baron of Strangling and a greek australian.

And like in the battle of Thermopylae the Greeks get slaughtered by a superior race.

Nemo me impune nocet.
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Baronite master race will crush all foes
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Even if we do get slaughtered.
Never surrender Wink

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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(12-24-2011 01:37 PM)Efs Wrote:  Even if we do get slaughtered.
Never surrender Wink

Yes that worked well for Leonidas, Hitler, Bonnie and Clyde, and many others.

Nemo me impune nocet.
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(12-26-2011 01:15 AM)Spiritus_Raptor Wrote:  
(12-24-2011 01:37 PM)Efs Wrote:  Even if we do get slaughtered.
Never surrender Wink

Yes that worked well for Leonidas, Hitler, Bonnie and Clyde, and many others.
If I die, I want to die being remembered for my glory or leading a proper and meaningful revolution.

...Or discovering/inventing some shit o.O

Or if none of those things happen, I want to die either A) Alone or B) With my Soulrisermate.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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Your SoulRiser? She's mine.

Er, I mean... what?

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(12-26-2011 03:41 AM)The Desert Fox Wrote:  Your SoulRiser? She's mine.

Er, I mean... what?

Yeah I just wanted to be cool and use it as an excuse to use the Strike text feature.

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(12-26-2011 03:41 AM)The Desert Fox Wrote:  Your SoulRiser? She's mine.

Er, I mean... what?

Soulriser is best drug.

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Let this thread die already
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