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We should make a thread dedicated to all the problems people have with steam. seriously its ridiculous. Look at this SS and give me any suggestions on how to fix the problem. i tried resetting my internet, repairing my connection, restarting steam. Is it just me or are steam servers down. Also, while i was playing CS:S about 10 minutes ago it was kicking me off every 5 minutes saying i couldn't make a connection to the vac servers...

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Sounds like a firewall problem. Make sure you don't have any software firewalls blocking the steam connection, also check Windows Firewall.

If all that is disabled, check your router. I've heard of people's routers not letting them connect to steam.
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If it is a problem that just started recently, but has never been a problem before, I would estimate it is simply a problem on Steam's end. I have had steam tell me "The game is currently unavailable" dozens of times and after an hour or so it's fine.


If you have just bought/installed a game, it might very well be a port forwarding issue. Sounds n00bular, but check this out: http://portforward.com/.


My bet is the former rather than later. As someone who runs a steam server, I know there has been half a dozen updates to the source dedicated servers in the past week and I bet there is a lot of updating going on.

Let us know how it goes =)
    
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Sounds like a firewall problem. Make sure you don't have any software firewalls blocking the steam connection, also check Windows Firewall.

If all that is disabled, check your router. I've heard of people's routers not letting them connect to steam.
it was working fine a few hours ago. come home from work and its not working lol.
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post #5 of 16
It may just be an update issue as well. Some of those steam updates are funky. Try again tommorow.

Good job covering your paypal page by the way.
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It may just be an update issue as well. Some of those steam updates are funky. Try again tommorow.

Good job covering your paypal page by the way.
ok. it better be that because i logged out and logged back in and ALL my games are gone. so is everything i wrote in my steamID. this is ****ing gay.
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post #7 of 16
I had a similar problem, turned out that I did not have enough HDD space on my STEAM partition.
Fought it for a week before I found out the reason.
STEAM kept shooting me the unable to connect to the server error.
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ok. it better be that because i logged out and logged back in and ALL my games are gone. so is everything i wrote in my steamID. this is ****ing gay.
That's happened to me before. If it doesn't show back tommorow re-install steam.
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i'm having the same problems. they said it was scheduled maintence
    
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post #10 of 16
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That's happened to me before. If it doesn't show back tommorow re-install steam.
ok thanks. +rep
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