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Steam Hit By 'No Connection' Error Worldwide 126

jones_supa writes "Steam users worldwide are getting more than they expected this Christmas, courtesy of Valve. Increasingly annoyed reports are piling up on a Steam Community thread about an ominous 'No Connection' error. Depending on your luck, this means you can either start the client in offline mode and play only single-player games with anything related to the Steamworks cloud features disabled, or you cannot start Steam at all and consequently access anything in your library. However, store related functionality seems unaffected, in case this blunder made you feel like purchasing some more games you may or may not be able to play these holidays." Update: 12/25 17:45 GMT by T : The connection problems were fixed; did you hit the loading errors before they were resolved?
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Steam Hit By 'No Connection' Error Worldwide

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  • Sensationalism? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Hsien-Ko ( 1090623 ) on Tuesday December 25, 2012 @01:23PM (#42388359)
    Seems working for me.
  • Re:Sensationalism? (Score:5, Informative)

    by Cederic ( 9623 ) on Tuesday December 25, 2012 @03:17PM (#42389373) Journal

    You may have a borked installation. Steam shuts down (approximately) instantly when I ask it to, and after running for several hours (including through the period of downtime) is using around 100MB of RAM.

    You could (and should) argue that 100MB is too much RAM for a simple fat client that offloads most of its work via a browser wrapper, but it's a long way short of 1.5GB.

    Google for 'repair steam install' or some such and give it a go.

  • by fox171171 ( 1425329 ) on Tuesday December 25, 2012 @05:24PM (#42390093)
    I have spent the last 4 weeks at work in a remote location with limited internet access. I set Steam to Offline Mode before I left. About a week in, when when I clicked on "Start in offline mode" as it asks at every startup, it said it couldn't connect, and that was the end of that. Three weeks with none of my games on Steam playable. Makes me wonder why I bother buying anything.

    Going to be back in town (hotel) for a night before heading out again, hopefully I can get it back into "offline mode" for January. *sigh* Would suck if it is still out, and I can't get into offline mode before I go away again.

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