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Steam Sever currently K-axored (sluggish / bogged down)

Dublex

Quazatron R6 droid
#1
In case anyone is trying to log into the Steam server, it is having traffic problems - so I guess I probably won't get to activate / try Half-Life 2 tonight after all.. oh well.

On a more positive note, Are the CD keys registered by account or by installation on the computer? as its possible I could try and install the steam client and register Half Life 2 to unlock - but its important to know if the account is the primary gateway that allows you to play.
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political User
#2
they are tied to the account. Right now I'm on steam and have been playing hl2 all day so I would just keep trying
 

zeke_mo

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Staff member
Political User
#4
Ohzopants said:
Steam doesn't work...
I can't create an account and without an account I can't play...
I think I'm going to cry now...

you dont have an account already? I hope you got the box deal and you are not going to order off of steam...steam will be a mess for the next few days
 

xMessiahx

OSNN One Post Wonder
#5
Bah!

I have an account and a Half-Life 2 Silver package that I purchased through Steam. Even though I unlocked the Half-Life 2 install during a lunch break today, I can't play right now, because I a) can't connect to Steam and b) can't play in Offline mode, because apparently the failure to connect to Steam caused my local account cached info to clear. Not very happy at all with this system.
 

zeke_mo

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Staff member
Political User
#7
xMessiahx said:
I have an account and a Half-Life 2 Silver package that I purchased through Steam. Even though I unlocked the Half-Life 2 install during a lunch break today, I can't play right now, because I a) can't connect to Steam and b) can't play in Offline mode, because apparently the failure to connect to Steam caused my local account cached info to clear. Not very happy at all with this system.

try deleting "ClientRegistry.blob" from you steam folder and then login again...and if that doesnt work reinstall steam...and if that doesnt..well im am out of ideas
 

Dublex

Quazatron R6 droid
#8
Ohzopants said:
Steam doesn't work...
I can't create an account and without an account I can't play...
I think I'm going to cry now...
Do you get the connection refused error Ohzopants?

Well I am off to bed now - hopefully it should be better in the morning :(
 

xMessiahx

OSNN One Post Wonder
#11
zeke_mo said:
try deleting "ClientRegistry.blob" from you steam folder and then login again...and if that doesnt work reinstall steam...and if that doesnt..well im am out of ideas
I did try that, Zeke_Mo, but I appreciate the suggestions. In any case, I'm able to play now. Appears to have definitely been something happening on the Steam side of things.
 

Dublex

Quazatron R6 droid
#15
Well, I tried again this morning and success! it worked. I even managed to have a quick go of the beginning of the game before I managed to tear my self away to goto work - it looks good so far :) - runs well even on my lowly system (1.8Ghz 512MB RAM GF FX 5200 card)
 

vern

Dominus
Political User
#16
I activated mine at peak time. It just took a while though. 3rd time I was lucky. I've been playing CS Source since. heh.
 

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