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Odd issue with STEAM

Discussion in 'Games' started by sneekypeet, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I recently got the gift of GRID in my STEAM account. I haven't played anything on steam in about 2 weeks maybe 3, but UT3 ram and the STEAM window functioned properly.

    Here is my dilemma. I went to try to install the gift, and to my surprise I was greeted by STEAM with no words(see image)!

    Now I brought this to erocker last night and we worked through some troubleshooting ideas, such as clean wipe and reinstall w/update, also making sure my Vista fonts were set to STEAMS supported list.

    I have sent in a support ticket to STEAM to see what they have to say about it, but they seem to be a bit slow with providing a reply. So I come to you to see if anyone else has run into this issue previously, and how it was rectified.

    Thanks, peet

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  2. The Haunted

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    You could backup your games data and reinstall steam. Maybe that would work?
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Didnt back up a thing...did a super clean wipe and reinstall/update 3 times already to be sure. I wanted no traces of any issues prior to trying to reinstall!
     
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    hey dude.... i recently had my account on steam hacked...
    Anyways i wrote them a mail... (on the steam system) and diddnt get any response...
    Since then I wrote another mail and told them that i heard nothing and was hacked off... and guess what... they responded in like 8 hours... and solved my problem :)

    Id email them again...
     
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  6. kyle2020 Guest

    like twick said, just spam their inbox with complaints, they'll have to take notice after a while. Tried googling your problem?
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I have googled for issues similar, and the link erocker provided is a good start. I have it installed but I have a game on download so I cant restart yet.

    I do however have no issue spamming the support system...lol
    If I don't get a response by ending hours pacific time I will commence the spamming!
     
  8. kyle2020 Guest

    i cant blame you, its the only way to get attention some times.
     
  9. Fuse-Wire

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    Maybe the reason they are sooo busy is cos they have half thier complaints department working on half-life part 3!!
    i just re-installed steam when that problem happened, only did when i tried downloading TF2 back onto my computer, ended up using the disc instead.
     
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    it took me 2 days to get my account back after i got my steam account hacked (and it happens often from what i hear)
     
  11. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Well as an update I have tried different skins, adding more fonts, nothing.

    Im relly starting to wonder if the update killed my menus.
     

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