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Hmm hoping somebody can provide some insight on this. Having some steam issues.

Not sure what happened, but I went to play BFBC2 and it said "Game not available". I thought that was weird so I tried to do a validate on local files. It said 3003 failed to validate so I let that run. Decided I'd play Borderlands in the meantime. That too said "game unavailable". Validate once again failed.

Thinking the whole thing looked wonky, I rebooted pc. It came back up, but now all menus in the steam client and on right click menu for steam show solid black with exception of my avatar picture in top left. Pic below. Mouseover of icon shows its downloading bBrderlands and BFBC2. Perhaps more disturbing is my steamapps / common folder no longer has all my games in it. I had probably 20-30 games installed with progress on each. Really hoping I didn't lose any save files! mad.gif

It was working prior to this (I was able to play JC2 last night). I did have some issues launching Fallout 3 (that I had added the .exe of to steam long time ago). It kept saying the disc wasn't detected even though it was in the drive. I eventually ended up just running the launcher from the DVD. (which worked fine). I also uninstalled soluto because I realized it wasn't really doing anything for me- don't think that would have caused it though.

Looks like my only options now are to reinstall steam. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

steamissue.png

edit: forgot to add pic
edit2:Was able to do a repair install to fix the client, but judging from the extra 120GB on my HDD, games are gone. Really Really hoping game saves are not in steamapps/common folder

Edited by TheChris2233 - 1/18/11 at 11:15pm
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They are usually under the games that are installed. Sadly there isn't anything you can do other than reinstall steam and download your games D:
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you'll have to reinstall your games unfortunately frown.gif

next time, try deleting the clientregisty.blob file, and restarting steam., that tends to fix a lot of issues.
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