Saturday, July 21st 2007

Steam Community Launching This Month

Valve has confirmed that the Steam Community, the studio's social networking and online multiplayer extensions for its popular game download service, will launch in beta form "at the end of the month," meaning gamers will have to wait no more than a week and a half to get their hands on the new features. First announced last month, the Steam Community promises features such as voice chat support, user profiles and groups, organized matches, and opponent tracking. "This latest update is just the start," said Valve founder Gabe Newell when Community was announced. "We've got a long list of items that we're working on to make it easier for gamers to connect and play games on Steam."Source: Shacknews
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30 Comments on Steam Community Launching This Month

#1
Benpi
Steevo said:
Both huh?


I have-use

Comodo Firewall, Ad Aware, Hijack This, NAT-hacked DSL firewall, Spybot, AVG Free Anti-Virus, AVG Free Spyware protection, Three rootkit detectors, system rules for executables, and numerous other system cleanup and cloise downs using X-Setup Pro or doing it myself.


I also regularly dump all my temp files, and watch active processes. Even with all this in place I get on average 2-3 IP scans with possible intent, javascripting ads that like TRY to download trojans-adware-spyware or general crap.



If you haven't seen a virus or adware warning that involves more than a tracking cookie for a week, you are either not really surfing the net, or have issues.
Wow. You know, you really don't need to do this crap unless you either, click on pop ads that say "!!!WINNER You're the 1,000,000th Visitor!!!", or you use Kazaa. I do neither. Every once in a while I'll download a malware scanner, but always comes up clean, so I just uninstall it. I have 0 problems with steam. Maybe because I use Avant Browser (???).
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#2
Zero Cool
Mussels said:
the 49% bug is different.

as for mine it gets 'stuck' as you have said, all the time - in fact every time i start steam, and 2-3 minutes later its always fired up and working. Also as i said, it doesnt matter what speed your net is, if steam connects you to a server halfway around the world (which DOES happen sometimes, and is a valid problem with steam)

the 49% 'stuck download' is due to a corrupt download, which i guess can be caused by end-tasking steam all the time...

as inflammatory as my comment was, i didnt mean for this to turn into a flame war. I just got aggravated at the fact you say its broken/crap, and in the same post mention how you end task it because its 'stuck' - without coming to the conclusion that just maybe the program doesnt get along well with being terminated while its doing things.
I dont end Steam when the download is stuck, opposite, I let it continue for weeeks!

the only time I end steam is when I launch it, but it wont appear, even after an hour. I have to end the process and launch steam again until "connecting to (my account)" box appears...
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#3
Grings
ive never had any problems with steam downloads, now ea link on the other hand...
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#4
DRDNA
Zero Cool said:
I dont end Steam when the download is stuck, opposite, I let it continue for weeeks!

the only time I end steam is when I launch it, but it wont appear, even after an hour. I have to end the process and launch steam again until "connecting to (my account)" box appears...
I am guessing you have an activeX issue or a .net issue...I would start by re-installing both and their updates with all required reboots.
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#5
Sovereign
Grings said:
ive never had any problems with steam downloads, now ea link on the other hand...
Oh man, don't even get me started with EA Link... :wtf:
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