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Don't really know the best place to put this but I'm sure it will get more coverage here!!!

It also may have been posted, but poeple are still asking. I've read loads of threads today with people asking if Steam is down or not.

There has been some recent maintenance and bopth scheduled and unscheduled outages, and now apparently some HW failures.

not sure of the official source but you can keep track here:

http://issteamdown.com

Please stop playing with your Steam configs, wait out until issues are resolved!

EDIT: I don't think this is effecting everyone, some people are complaining they have connectivity issues, others are saying it is okay. Just be aware that if you do have a problem, and haven't made any changes that warrant an issue, it may just be the outage!
Edited by Mattyd893 - 1/5/12 at 4:48am
     
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Just decided I wasn't going to work today and just play games all day. Fired up Steam and games just sit at "preparing to lauch"! ***!

Will watch some movies instead wink.gif
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Oh noes, tis the end of the world!! wink.gif
    
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OP, you have add a source if you want to keep this as news.

Here, try this:
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We are investigating an apparent hardware failure in the Steam rack

It's working fine here (Europe), so it might be one of the servers in the US.
 
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Just decided I wasn't going to work today and just play games all day. Fired up Steam and games just sit at "preparing to lauch"! ***!

Will watch some movies instead wink.gif

I will have to try that one day. Just not go in to work FTW! thumb.gif
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OP, you have add a source if you want to keep this as news.
Here, try this:
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We are investigating an apparent hardware failure in the Steam rack
It's working fine here (Europe), so it might be one of the servers in the US.

No Probs, updated OP! Thanks
     
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I'm experiencing this in Australia too, if you need a fix though, just set your account to offline and you'll be able to play games that don't require a net connection, been doing that with Skyrim.

I will now go to sleep and hope it's fixed by morning and my lunch break at work wink.gif
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I'm experiencing this in Australia too, if you need a fix though, just set your account to offline and you'll be able to play games that don't require a net connection, been doing that with Skyrim.
I will now go to sleep and hope it's fixed by morning and my lunch break at work wink.gif

The 'set to offline' fix doesnt work for everyone.

Steam has a habit of not allowing you to play anything whilst in offline mode. I, like many others, have suffered with this issue since Steam launched so the only way around it is to sit and wait for the fault to be fixed.
    
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Originally Posted by martinroshak View Post

I'm experiencing this in Australia too, if you need a fix though, just set your account to offline and you'll be able to play games that don't require a net connection, been doing that with Skyrim.
I will now go to sleep and hope it's fixed by morning and my lunch break at work wink.gif

The 'set to offline' fix doesnt work for everyone.

Steam has a habit of not allowing you to play anything whilst in offline mode. I, like many others, have suffered with this issue since Steam launched so the only way around it is to sit and wait for the fault to be fixed.
The last Steam update addressing this issue fixed that problem for me. If you haven't tried it lately give it a go. I was so used to it not working I hadn't even tried it in quite a while. Then I read something about the update fixing the issue for lots of people bad gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised.
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I will have to try that one day. Just not go in to work FTW! thumb.gif

I work from home so its not like I was sticking it to the man biggrin.gif Slacking for me is as easy as turning 45 degrees away from the iMac and turning on my Game Rig.
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