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Title: STEAM down for any of you?
Post by: Destraex on June 26, 2019, 04:46:07 PM
I have a feeling the summer sales are really hitting the servers hard.
Is anybody else having problems logging in? I am assuming it's just local to me here in this area?
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Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 26, 2019, 04:51:48 PM
no issue here
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Post by: planetbrain on June 26, 2019, 04:52:47 PM
I just tried a couple of times & can't connect.
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Post by: Destraex on June 26, 2019, 04:55:07 PM
Thankss. Just came up and able to login after 30 mins of trying.
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Post by: Gusington on June 26, 2019, 06:59:26 PM
It has been running, but running like crap, for me.
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Post by: Destraex on June 28, 2019, 11:01:39 PM
Yeah steam sales. Good and bad.
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Post by: Gusington on June 29, 2019, 02:20:43 PM
I think I have finalized my sale purchase plan. Going to get Assassin's Creed Revelations for 7.99, Nantucket for 8.99, and Total War: Three Kingdoms for 47.51.
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Post by: Rayfer on June 30, 2019, 05:32:26 AM
I think I have finalized my sale purchase plan. Going to get Assassin's Creed Revelations for 7.99, Nantucket for 8.99, and Total War: Three Kingdoms for 47.51.

Today's purchases?  But what about tomorrow?
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Post by: Gusington on June 30, 2019, 11:54:45 AM
It's now tomorrow, relative to when I posted. Now Total War for 47.51 feels steep. I should continue to wait on that.
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Post by: Destraex on July 08, 2019, 05:56:05 AM
I just got a couple of naval action modules on sale.
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Post by: Gusington on September 30, 2019, 07:05:27 PM
Steam down for anyone? I can't access it and I can't play any Steam games...

:/
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Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2019, 07:11:05 PM
Yep, out here too....  >:(
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Post by: Gusington on September 30, 2019, 07:46:35 PM
Looks to be a big DDoS issue.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 30, 2019, 07:54:45 PM
Seems to be up for me. I was able to log in to the web site and client and I was able to get Tabletop Simulator to run.
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Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2019, 08:08:06 PM
Yeah I got in about 9:20 EDT.
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Post by: CJReich46 on September 30, 2019, 08:52:11 PM
Ditto. Just got back in after trying out the new rig on Stellaris.
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Post by: ArizonaTank on September 30, 2019, 10:08:10 PM
I did not have problems today. But there was another outage a few days back.

The disturbing part was that I was not able to access anything in my account. The "not able to connect" message did not allow me to go into "off-line" mode. 

This lasted about 20 min. I saw on FB that many folks were having the exact same issue (ie. no option to  go off-line).

As long as I can get to my games off-line, I can abide a server outage.  But what happened the other day was not OK.

Hopefully this was just a one-off and not a preview of things to come.

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Post by: Huw the Poo on September 30, 2019, 11:38:42 PM
Yep, that's Steam for you.  You have to be online to go offline, in other words, Valve expect you to be able to see the future.

During last Saturday's outage my friends and I were unable to play GTA Online, despite the fact that you play on Rockstar's servers.   :uglystupid2:
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Post by: Gusington on October 01, 2019, 05:17:02 AM
Yeah that’s what happened to me - ‘no connection’ and none of my games would start.
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Post by: Ian C on October 01, 2019, 06:03:19 AM
Is there a contingency plan steam have that will 'unlock' all our steam games if they go bust?
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Post by: Pete Dero on October 01, 2019, 07:46:39 AM
Yeah that’s what happened to me - ‘no connection’ and none of my games would start.

If you have no internet (or you disable your internet connection) you can start Steam in offline mode.
You will get a prompt with a message that there is no contact with the server and then you can select try again or start in offline mode.

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Post by: Gusington on October 01, 2019, 08:02:38 AM
But my internet worked fine - if Steam is down with issues it would be good if the client could default to offline mode instead of us having to futz with it.
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Post by: Pete Dero on October 01, 2019, 08:38:42 AM
But my internet worked fine - if Steam is down with issues it would be good if the client could default to offline mode instead of us having to futz with it.

That is what I meant : you can get Steam to default to offline mode by temporarily switching off your internet connection.
It is not a perfect solution but could help people like ArizonaTank who can't access their library and can't start games offline.
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Post by: bbmike on October 01, 2019, 09:40:15 AM
Another thing you can try (doesn't work for all games) is going directly to the folder where Steam installed the game and double-clicking on the game executable '.exe' file.
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Post by: ArizonaTank on October 01, 2019, 10:56:53 AM
Is there a contingency plan steam have that will 'unlock' all our steam games if they go bust?

or, maybe worse, they decide to charge a "small" maintenance fee.
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Post by: Huw the Poo on October 01, 2019, 10:59:47 AM
Is there a contingency plan steam have that will 'unlock' all our steam games if they go bust?

No.  People have often said that Valve promised such a thing, but nobody has ever been able to provide evidence of that.  It's one of the reasons I resisted Steam for years.
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Post by: CJReich46 on October 01, 2019, 11:02:12 AM
I was able to run Stellaris without Steam. But of course no link to Steamworks so...no mods.


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Post by: Gusington on October 01, 2019, 12:23:12 PM
Ah ok Pete, I understand now. Most evenings by the time I can game, I am pretty fried to do anything beyond modding or gaming...
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Post by: DoctorQuest on October 02, 2019, 02:02:13 PM
Did you guys manage to get your Steam connections working yet?
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Post by: CJReich46 on October 02, 2019, 03:39:07 PM
Did you guys manage to get your Steam connections working yet?

I did, but much later that evening.
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Post by: Gusington on October 02, 2019, 04:26:18 PM
Got my Steam back yesterday.
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Post by: DoctorQuest on October 02, 2019, 05:41:51 PM
Good. Universal equilibrium had been restored.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 02, 2019, 06:43:30 PM
Got my Steam back yesterday.

Got your Mojo back too?
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Post by: Gusington on October 03, 2019, 06:57:25 AM
No 😢
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Post by: Dammit Carl! on October 03, 2019, 07:24:20 AM
Lil' blue pills will do it!   :bd:
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Post by: MC on October 03, 2019, 08:07:00 AM
Lil' blue pills will do it!   :bd:

Are we talking The Matrix or is this in reference to something else?  :-\
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Post by: Gusington on October 03, 2019, 08:21:39 AM
NO
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Post by: CJReich46 on October 03, 2019, 10:55:05 AM
NO

Ditto.
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Post by: Gusington on September 21, 2021, 06:43:12 PM
It's like the universe knows exactly when I have time to sit down and play a game.

Steam down for anyone else?

:(
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Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 21, 2021, 06:52:52 PM
Yes. No connection.
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Post by: Toonces on September 21, 2021, 06:54:44 PM
Appears down here as well.   :-\
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Post by: W8taminute on September 21, 2021, 06:55:27 PM
I'm logged in but can't see my friends list.
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Post by: Gusington on September 21, 2021, 07:04:45 PM
Looks like we'll all have to chat amongst ourselves, then. Like a knitting circle.
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 21, 2021, 07:08:05 PM
Working for me.
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Post by: Gusington on September 21, 2021, 07:13:39 PM
(https://www.memesmonkey.com/images/memesmonkey/11/1110867f66267b75cda689574bd6e054.jpeg)
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Post by: mbar on September 21, 2021, 07:31:20 PM
offline for me
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 21, 2021, 07:33:21 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/12pxmojmEOifde/giphy.gif)
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Post by: Gusington on September 21, 2021, 07:39:51 PM
^That looks like a face full of...approval :/

Anyway, for the rest of us knaves:

https://downdetector.com/status/steam/
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 21, 2021, 08:02:09 PM
Curse you Gus!  Down for me now, too.

I blame your monkey hitman.
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Post by: Gusington on September 21, 2021, 08:03:12 PM
 :DD

(https://media.giphy.com/media/12pxmojmEOifde/giphy.gif)
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Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 21, 2021, 08:22:51 PM
Working again. 

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PGTN99UJOvE/maxresdefault.jpg)
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Post by: Gusington on September 22, 2021, 06:43:28 AM
I saw that it came back online last night just as I went to bed. Word on the street is that it was a cyber hack of some kind but who knows.
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Post by: Sir Slash on September 22, 2021, 10:30:24 AM
Gus, on the street at all hours combing his snitches for our info. Good Man!  O0
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Post by: Gusington on September 25, 2021, 11:54:05 AM
 :notworthy: