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Today was my first experience with Steam. I am totally disgusted with my experience, on two separate machines even.
I am down to Two problems, one on PC, One on Laptop.


PC...
ok, finally after several hours I have come to the conclusion that something on my PC is restricting me from being able to connect to steam. Both computers on the same network, W7 (different versions, laptop has pro, PC has ultimate) and I had no problems connecting to steam on laptop once I set up the ports in the external firewall (Endian). Both running Microsoft Security Essentials, with windows firewall. I tried disabling the firewall, still no go. Why does Steam not connect?

Laptop...
After uninstalling a reinstalling the whole steam process, because of this not working, I still have the same prob, the game crashes on opening.
Crash.jpeg 67k .jpeg file
Also it asked me to set up Outlook... ??? After fiddling with user and accounts > mail, I stopped receiving the mail error. Why did it need me to set up outlook just to enter mail info, and why does it need my password?? Yes I downloaded it from Steam.
I don't like the fact of it asking for my email and Password !!
I did receive an email form Steam giving me a code for me to run steam on another computer using my account. That part worked.

Any idea's on repairing this error? I do have a debugging report as well but I have yet learned how to open and read them.
Edited by brewermoe - 11/10/12 at 4:37pm
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Not sure y my attachment isn't showing up, so here is the window that opens on the crash

Crash!

Version : Final
ACCESS VIOLATION (Reading 0x00000000)

??0GImage@@QAE@ABV0@@Z (0)
??0GImage@@QAE@ABV0@@Z (0)
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??0GImage@@QAE@ABV0@@Z (0)
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?Swap@GMatrix2D@@QAEXPAV1@@Z(0)

Core dumped in C:\filelocation

The stack was copied to clipboard

Press OK to report the dump by mail, CANCEL to quit.



^^Hopes this helps^^
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I believe I have figured out the email request. It uses the default email profile from windows to send out an error report to Steam for evaluation.
I still cannot get the game to work, despite the efforts of suggestions and searching Steam and other internet sources.
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post #4 of 18
Very strange I have never had any issues logging into steam, it is a pretty straight forward program.

If you are having restrictions to the program the only thing I can think of is something is blocking it that you haven't turned off.
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HuH!! I just had the crap scared outta me!! ( the volume was rather loud, strangely) My PC just jingled at me!!! Steam just signed in!! Well, I'm off to try and install my game one the PC........
(Is this an unusual circumstance with Steam or it this the normal PITA?)
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I'm assuming you have router, not only do you have a router you have an external firewall (assuming you aren't' referring to the router) to add to the complication. I once found out my router was blocking websites against my will i had to reflash with DDWRT to by pass the factory firewall (for what ever it's worth, not sure you have the same issue.). it does indeed default to windows mail/out look. I think you may just happen to have more than one problem perhaps the PC has some issue/s seeing as there is crash with error log as well as network/connection issues.
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post #7 of 18
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Well, your pretty close to my set up, ...
Isp > Firewall (Endian) running the network services (inside Virtual Box, which is in neither of these two machines), > to a switch > to other puters // > to access point (dchp/dns off, just WiFi)

Strangely enough, Steam just suddenly connected on the PC, like it was waiting for a network response all this time.... ??
Anyway, I have the game now installed on the PC, but it came from Ubisoft and installed both Steam and the game (RUSE)from the PC, where as on the laptop it dl and installed from Steam.
Now I have the same error on BOTH machines....
Could I require another port open? or another setting in the firewall?
I'm going to take my laptop and plug it directly into the ISP's modem, then take it from there....
Any other suggestions/comments?
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Well its not the firewall!!
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steam always works here but i can say back when my isp tried to run some software to thottle torrents between 6pm and 12am steam wouldnt login but it would be fine if i was already logged in.
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Any way to by pass most of the network and get as close to the "isp" or the "Endian". I'm sorry I can't be of more help. Perhaps steam support can help, i know that sounds cheesy but, steam been a pretty honest service so far perhaps can seek help at the steam forums if all else fails here.
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