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cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? #1176024
01/29/19 01:35 PM
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I have not been able to play any of my Steam games all day. I can log on via Steams website, but not play any of my games or download the Stardrop demo. A first for me ever, GOG works fine and so does my PC.

Re: cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? [Re: opcvop] #1176026
01/29/19 01:40 PM
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I just opened up the Steam game I'm currently playing and it seemed fine.

Re: cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? [Re: opcvop] #1176027
01/29/19 01:42 PM
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ok, so I guess something is wrong in my end.

Re: cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? [Re: opcvop] #1176165
01/30/19 04:39 PM
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Steam recently stopped support for XP and Vista.
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1558-AFCM-4577

If you're using one of those, or don't have an update Steam requires now, that might explain it.

Re: cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? [Re: opcvop] #1176176
01/30/19 06:08 PM
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I'd say it was long overdue for Steam to stop supporting XP and Vista!


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Re: cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? [Re: opcvop] #1176233
01/31/19 05:31 AM
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Thank you for your feedback.
There was a breakdown of some sort for Steam users for 7-8 hours, at least in my part of the world (Northern Europe). So I dont think it had anything to do with Steam not supporting XP and Vista (I use W10). I found out by calling friends, but would have liked a website, where you could check if there were major Steam connection problems in your area.

Re: cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? [Re: opcvop] #1176246
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It would have been nice for there to even be a popup or something that said, sorry, but Steam is down for a few hours.


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Re: cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? [Re: opcvop] #1176258
01/31/19 02:31 PM
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I agree with Draclvr. Something to let you know so you are not wondering, worrying, and wasting time trying to figure it out. Glad it is sorted out now though.

Re: cant play Steam games-am I the only one ? [Re: opcvop] #1176260
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Well at least it wasn't a problem on your end.

For those who do want to run Steam-restricted games on XP because the game works better on XP (or doesn't work at all on anything newer), there is some discussion of the issue over at VOGONS.
https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=60670

Some people still don't realize that by default Steam's "offline mode" lasts less than 2 weeks before it requires a connection to the Internet again. There is some discussion of workarounds in that topic.

IMO Steam should make these games DRM-free -- the games they sell that only really run reliably on XP should not have to connect to the Internet.

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