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Ok, whenever I try to start any game in Steam (HL2, HL2:Ep1, CSS) it begins to load and then stops and a Steam popup window appears and says "This game is currently unavailable. Please try again at another time."

Now, I've had this issue in the past but usually if I would simply restart Steam then the issue would be fixed. But not this time.

It just suddenly happened... no clue why. I didn't change anything.

Now, before you start telling me to try certain things, I'll tell you what I've already tried:
  • Restarting Steam
  • Rebooting PC
  • Using a different Steam account
  • Deleting ClientRegistry.blob and all those other files recommended to delete with it.
  • Deleting ALL files in Steam folder except for Steam.exe and SteamApps folder
  • Reinstalling Steam
  • Inserting HL2 CD and choosing to modify the game and then doing so, overwriting it
  • Waiting for about 2 1/2 days
  • Checking forwarded ports
  • Verified game files
  • Uninstalled Norton completely (I hated it anyways)
  • Turned off Windows Firewall and auto-protection and all of that type of stuff. (I never get malware anyways)
  • Closing XFire
  • Closing all unnecessary background processes and any open programs
  • Cursing loudly

SO... Any clues? I registered on Steam's forums just now but I apparently must wait through the moderation queue before I can post a new thread. And I already browsed through everything on Steam Support that I found that could possibly be remotely relevant to my issue.
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I think Steam might be borked ATM, I'm having issues with LP.
Oh 2 1/2 days for you
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Quote:
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I think Steam might be borked ATM, I'm having issues with LP.
Oh 2 1/2 days for you


I'm going through CSS withdrawals...

Heh, not really. I'm not nearly that bad...
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it happened to me for like 2 days before it might just change over time. did you try friends account or another account you have?
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it happened to me for like 2 days before it might just change over time. did you try friends account or another account you have?
Another account on mine. Both of them had issues on this comp, but I logged in to the same accounts on my other computer and they worked fine =/

So it's obviously something on this particular computer that's doing it. (I'm on my HP Vista laptop)
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post #6 of 17
it might have to do with your ip or MAc address
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post #7 of 17
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it might have to do with your ip or MAc address
Hmmm... I guess it COULD. Although both computers are at my college, and both have similar IPs. Also, it USED to work on both, but I went home for the weekend and it didn't work when I got home, so I came back here to try and it STILL doesn't work. That's when I got really worried...

[EDIT] Actually, I'm going to say that no that's not the issue because it didn't work at home and then it still doesn't work here in my dorm room.
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Still no luck today.

I'm guessing nobody knows?

Dang it. This is crazy weird... I want to play on my laptop because it plays better than my desktop rig
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post #9 of 17
well my only thought would be to back up steam content then uninstall and reinstall
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what AV are you using? when i had symantec it would give me that error and block it.
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