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Delusion83
04-20-2012, 09:14 AM
Offline mode is orthogonal to this issue.

Thank you very much I´m very pleased now with this information.
:)

Hehe :D that indeed is one remaining issue that isn't quite satisfactory yet.

Marc255
04-20-2012, 09:26 AM
it's finally up and running perfectly and now the forums work perfectly again. Now i can reply again

carl_seeman
04-20-2012, 10:08 AM
yesssssssss!!!!!!! forums work! but my steam still wint connect :(

InGeneral
04-20-2012, 10:11 AM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2661370

DennisG50
04-20-2012, 10:47 PM
http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/3581/image3032.pngDo want.

Compufreak
04-21-2012, 05:43 AM
The post of Mike Blasczak was very informative but I cannot understand why they do not change the design of the "offline" mode. IMHO ,the only purpose for an offline mode is to be able to play single player games without the need to connect to a server. It's not understandable that the offline mode isn't available because steam's servers aren't available. There should be an isolated part of the client that can be launched anytime so users are able to play his/hers single player game anytime.

As clearly stated in Mikes post, the servers were available and providing informating breaking the offline mode as well... So I'm afraid in context of this issue your statement makes no sense :0 However, offline mode needs some work as well as the procedure with bad config files. (Maybe some kind of fallback config from the last succesfull launch/exit of Steam or sth. like that? Might also be good for offline mode not working if Steam is not quit properly.. Probably is a bit more complicated, but sth. in this direction needs to be done.)

But I'm sure Valve will take a deep look into how to prevent this from happening in the future. It e.g. really hurt the reputation of Civilization V on amazon today :0 (7 ratings, 3*1 star because of Steam). Really bad that the downtime fell so near to the start of the Amazon download service in germany.

Sifestia
04-21-2012, 06:49 AM
Is Steam Login offline again? i cant login

Darklord
04-21-2012, 08:13 AM
As clearly stated in Mikes post, the servers were available and providing informating breaking the offline mode as well... So I'm afraid in context of this issue your statement makes no sense :0 However, offline mode needs some work as well as the procedure with bad config files. (Maybe some kind of fallback config from the last succesfull launch/exit of Steam or sth. like that? Might also be good for offline mode not working if Steam is not quit properly.. Probably is a bit more complicated, but sth. in this direction needs to be done.)


Yes , it's complicated. But players don't want complications they just want to play their paid, downloaded, installed games.
It's sometimes much hassle to get a game installed and running at first time due to such DRM-measures.:mad:
So, it has to be made possible to run a single player game after it's installation and verification at anytime.:rolleyes:
That's just a code of conduct and fairplay between company and customers. :cool:

GDL
04-21-2012, 08:21 AM
Yes , it's complicated. But players don't want complications they just want to play their paid, downloaded, installed games.

Indeed, but then players need to understand that complications happen that sometimes cannot be forseen or avoided.

It's all good and well saying we want the client to be able to do 'X' but sometimes 'X' isn't possible.

Darklord
04-21-2012, 08:25 AM
Indeed, but then players need to understand that complications happen that sometimes cannot be forseen or avoided.

It's all good and well saying we want the client to be able to do 'X' but sometimes 'X' isn't possible.

I agree if you refer to MP-games. For SP-games the client has to be modified to "just work". :rolleyes:

GDL
04-21-2012, 08:31 AM
I agree if you refer to MP-games. For SP-games the client has to be modified to "just work". :rolleyes:

I was talking about the client, not what type of games you are trying to run from it. Since that has overall control of your licenses.

Asking for something to 'just work' shows a lack of understanding of what it does already or an unwillingness to learn so you can play dumb, both of which are not a grouds for a resonalable request.

Darklord
04-21-2012, 08:41 AM
I was talking about the client, not what type of games you are trying to run from it. Since that has overall control of your licenses.
Asking for something to 'just work' shows a lack of understanding of what it does already or an unwillingness to learn so you can play dumb, both of which are not a grouds for a resonalable request.

You don't get my point. I understand that the client is necessary but I (amongst others) think that the offline-mode needs a complete overhaul. You cannot tell it's not possible. It is possible if enough customers demand it. It can't be right that your're banned from ALL your SP-games just because the client isn't capable to run offline at anytime. See origin. That client works completely offline. You can change from online to offline mode at anytime. It's ignorant to say that it's impossible to make the client work this way. :rolleyes:

GDL
04-21-2012, 09:02 AM
You don't get my point. I understand that the client is necessary but I (amongst others) think that the offline-mode needs a complete overhaul.

It needs to work for everyone yes, in a way defined by Valve, not the customers.


You cannot tell it's not possible. It is possible if enough customers demand it.

I've never said it wasn't possible :confused:, but customers should never dictate what a company does, somehow I think Valve agrees with this, since no news comes from them dispite lots more requests for game title information then a better offline mode.


It can't be right that your're banned from ALL your SP-games just because the client isn't capable to run offline at anytime. This issue isn't common, and even if offline mode 'worked' it would still not have helped for this issue since the client was connecting with the Steam CDN. However what you 'think' is right doesn't matter.



See origin. That client works completely offline. You can change from online to offline mode at anytime. It's ignorant to say that it's impossible to make the client work this way. :rolleyes:

Steam also works offline, when offline mode works as intended. I've never said it's impossible to make the client work in that way.

Warvis
04-21-2012, 09:50 AM
Asking for something to 'just work' shows a lack of understanding of what it does already or an unwillingness to learn so you can play dumb, both of which are not a grouds for a resonalable request.

Please stop pretending to "understand" while "everyone else is dumb".

Steam is probably the least intrusive DRM compared to Origin or UBI's (where at least UBI also left legitimate buyers unable to play their games while moving their auth servers).

But still, it's just that: DRM. A wrapper around the application/game, with the purpose to do what it just accidentally did: Deny you access to the products.

As it became apparent again, this is not a benefit for me as a legitimate user. I am on the customer's end of the table, I'm not supposed to "understand" the business behaviour of the company.


It is a disadvantage compared to non-drm tied software and I'm not happy to be told to just swallow that.

I may not always have the choice anymore, but events like this remind me of how it actually is.

GDL
04-21-2012, 10:05 AM
I'm not supposed to "understand" the business behaviour of the company.

I never said you should. I doubt anyone outside of Valve understands their business behaviour.


It is a disadvantage compared to non-drm tied software and I'm not happy to be told to just swallow that.

Then don't use it, most people don't use something if they disagree with the terms of use.

Steam offline mode does need fixing, it's been broken for years, but even if they fixed it so it works everytime for everyone under the current way, it would not have helped with the logon issue. That is all I'm saying.

crazyd89
04-24-2012, 01:59 AM
Everything related to Steam ( even the forums ) were down for like 20 minutes or so. Just another day in "paradise".

SourceSkyBoxer
04-24-2012, 02:00 AM
Omg Why does website steampowered.com before down? Eh? I am worried for you :)

Now it is ok...

pokedex2536
04-24-2012, 02:03 AM
I didn't get any issues.

SourceSkyBoxer
04-24-2012, 02:06 AM
I didn't get any issues.oh ... Please wait. I have been told becasue i have been tried becasue forum.steampowered.com couldn't load. from Google Chrome. But it happens before and it is after okay. I am waitting for forum.steampowered.com for site gets up and i can visit with site. But same website hangs off for downtime :/

Edit: Look my picture. It happen with store.steampowered.com :(
http://my.funpic.de/show-photo/625366-PIC.jpg

BigNutter
04-24-2012, 03:10 PM
I wonder how active this thread will be in a hour!?

They just announce some Planned work which starts in a hour according to my clock: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=30458682#post30458682

Mooostache
04-24-2012, 04:15 PM
I wonder how active this thread will be in a hour!?

They just announce some Planned work which starts in a hour according to my clock: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=30458682#post30458682

I was just about to complain about the downtime until I saw your post. *sigh*

I wish Valve would at least put up a notification via the client before maintenance so I don't freak out.

vempajor
04-24-2012, 04:16 PM
Yea, we could at least close our games before the downtimes. :S

I don't think implementing that feature would be that hard.

Tankinturtle
04-24-2012, 04:20 PM
Did anyone else lose connection to steam completely?

edit: Came back on, false alarm.

vempajor
04-24-2012, 04:21 PM
Did anyone else lose connection to steam completely?

No, no one, what are you talking about? ...

lavacano201014
04-24-2012, 04:22 PM
Yea, we could at least close our games before the downtimes. :S

I don't think implementing that feature would be that hard.

I've seen the friends list window say things like "The Steam servers are currently down for maintenance." (instead of the usual "no connection" error) The thing is they don't seem to actually use that very often.

Sierra Oscar
04-24-2012, 04:25 PM
FYI all:

We'll be updating some of the Steam servers today around 16:00 PDT. Chat, game lobbies, and the community web site will be affected for the duration of the maintenance. Some content downloads may be briefly interrupted. Game play should generally not be interrupted but may be briefly impacted for some multi-player titles. Downtime should be pretty short.

Onyx3173
04-25-2012, 02:25 PM
I've seen the friends list window say things like "The Steam servers are currently down for maintenance." (instead of the usual "no connection" error) The thing is they don't seem to actually use that very often.
Oddly I seem to most often get that when it's actually my internet going out and not Steam.

PsyErotica
04-26-2012, 03:57 PM
Hmmm steam just crapped out on me anyone else?

crazyd89
04-26-2012, 03:58 PM
Hmmm steam just crapped out on me anyone else?

Community down 4 me. Gr8 :/

Onyx3173
04-26-2012, 04:03 PM
Hmmm steam just crapped out on me anyone else?
It did for me just a minute ago but it was only down for a matter of seconds.

goodayve
04-26-2012, 04:58 PM
yea its down. I see it was announced. But this is the middle of primetime

Some games cant be played when its down liek this.

I wonder how long a few minutes is for them, its allready been 15. Hope a few isnt very long

ctb
04-26-2012, 05:22 PM
Trading still down?

firewing
04-26-2012, 05:48 PM
yea its down. I see it was announced. But this is the middle of primetime

Some games cant be played when its down liek this.

I wonder how long a few minutes is for them, its allready been 15. Hope a few isnt very long

Where was it announced? I don't see anything for today (26th) in the downtime announcement thread.

Trading still down?

Yes, for me at least.

ctb
04-26-2012, 05:59 PM
Trading works. :D

nfefx
04-26-2012, 06:18 PM
Uh... steam isn't down?

Because mine won't start. Comes up with 'logging in' and then just disappears and nothing happens.

Watching processes shows the 'steamerrorreporter' pop up for like 5 sec and then disappear as well.

RobynS
04-26-2012, 07:22 PM
They are usually good at fixing things over there :)

Gomez34
04-26-2012, 07:36 PM
I cant login. It seems to just freeze when loggin in

Cowratman
04-27-2012, 08:48 PM
My steam login is doing the same thing.
If I put the wrong password it says its wrong (which is good)...
when I put the right one it starts loading then just says its not responding.

Asat0r
05-01-2012, 01:27 AM
Community down? A friend confirmed same thing on his end and also Steam Cloud isn't syncing :rolleyes:

adz
05-01-2012, 02:49 AM
yep community is down, getting weird errors.

Mr SmokesAlot
05-01-2012, 02:52 AM
Works fine here.

Adik
05-01-2012, 03:34 AM
For me it works 50 % of the time right now. If I click the refresh button or home button I get this:

"Sorry

The Steam Community is currently unavailable. Please try again later.



Error 503 Service Unavailable"

But if I click again it works, and most of the time I get the "blank inventory" problem. This happened since 1-2 hours ago. Had no problems be4. :-/

Asat0r
05-01-2012, 05:36 AM
Well Community is working now but I still get the Cloud sync error everytime a launch a game.

Togedude
05-01-2012, 05:49 AM
Same with me; Community is down and Steam Cloud won't sync. I haven't changed any settings, so everything should be good on my end.

EDIT: Seems like Community properly loads about half of the time, but I've still had no luck with Steam Cloud.

jerald021
05-01-2012, 06:06 AM
Community is down and i cant trade!

justchil
05-01-2012, 06:09 AM
What a surprise. It's down more than it's up anymore. Is it just me or is this becoming a bit ridiculous?

MikeBlaszczak
05-01-2012, 06:35 AM
It's down more than it's up anymore. Is it just me or is this becoming a bit ridiculous?It's just you; nobody believes that Steam is down more than it is up.

vempajor
05-01-2012, 06:55 AM
Yea Mike is right, Steam is a littlebit more up than being down. Not too much difference though.

MikeBlaszczak
05-01-2012, 07:12 AM
A lot more than a little bit.

justchil
05-01-2012, 07:46 AM
I'm trying to remember the last time I didn't have problems.... hmmmmmmm I must be getting old or maybe it's just been a while lol

DrQ260
05-01-2012, 08:46 AM
No problems except that I cant even turn on the Steam.

.doug
05-01-2012, 11:13 AM
I'm getting a blank inventory, anyone with the same problem?

http://steamcommunity.com/id/dougsv/inventory/

fade784
05-01-2012, 11:22 AM
I'm getting a blank inventory, anyone with the same problem?

http://steamcommunity.com/id/dougsv/inventory/

My Inventory not loading either..

novastrike
05-01-2012, 11:22 AM
My inventory is also not loading at this time.

TheUnknown
05-01-2012, 11:30 AM
I'm getting a blank inventory, anyone with the same problem?

http://steamcommunity.com/id/dougsv/inventory/

We all have this problem. steam community is down right now.

Nik1895
05-01-2012, 11:49 AM
Where do you get all these problems? Community (including inventory) works fine to me.
I'm getting a blank inventory, anyone with the same problem?

http://steamcommunity.com/id/dougsv/inventory/

Your inventory doesn't show up as blank to me.

theTak
05-01-2012, 11:49 AM
Doh!

Glad I checked the forums instead of beating my head against the wall.

I just bought a DLC pack through the store. The game wouldn't load (maybe to do with the cloud servers?) then crashed and took Steam with it, and now I can't get back in. Sad panda :(

Can we just get a 'UP, DOWN, CONGESTION' server info panel or something on the steampowered.com home page? It'd be more than a bit helpful for times like this.

Cheers, happy gaming! :)

TheUnknown
05-01-2012, 11:54 AM
I hope steam will fix the inventory soon

.doug
05-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Where do you get all these problems? Community (including inventory) works fine to me.


Your inventory doesn't show up as blank to me.

It was fixed now

TheUnknown
05-01-2012, 12:28 PM
It was fixed now

my Inventory is still blank, http://steamcommunity.com/id/Dregon/inventory/ i hope they will fix this bug soon

novastrike
05-01-2012, 12:29 PM
It was fixed now

It is also still blank for me.

laserfj
05-01-2012, 12:44 PM
Still blank for me too.

Citizen Erased
05-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Just lost connection right now.

firewing
05-01-2012, 04:09 PM
Just lost connection right now.

It's planned downtime right now

DoubleD
05-01-2012, 04:11 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=30555839#post30555839

It's a sticky

Wiz10011
05-01-2012, 04:11 PM
It's planned downtime right now

Why don't they do a notification on steam when they are having downtime?

nomercyforme
05-01-2012, 04:11 PM
Yep, planned. Maaan, i was scared a moment.

vempajor
05-01-2012, 04:11 PM
Steam is a planned downtime.

venomblade89
05-01-2012, 04:11 PM
Uhoh, how long is it going to be down for? I'm afraid to exit my game of Bastion because my save won't sync.

DoubleD
05-01-2012, 04:12 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=30555839#post30555839

We'll be updating some of the Steam servers today around 16:00 PDT. Chat, game lobbies, and the community web site will be affected for the duration of the maintenance. Some content downloads may be briefly interrupted. Game play should generally not be interrupted but may be briefly impacted for some multi-player titles. Downtime is expected to be brief.

nomercyforme
05-01-2012, 04:12 PM
Back online.

minevittu
05-01-2012, 05:12 PM
Sorry

The Steam Community is currently unavailable. Please try again later.






Error 503 Service Unavailable

XID: 750803337

aarste
05-01-2012, 05:14 PM
COmmunity has been offline a lot lately, sigh.

Turkish-Killer
05-04-2012, 02:43 AM
WTF? I'm getting the same login error, when we german users were not able to login weeks ago.
Anyone else getting this error?

Edit: It works now...

Akumaru
05-05-2012, 05:35 AM
Yes I have the same error:
could not login to steam network

greetings from germany

A. James
05-07-2012, 04:56 PM
I assume it's down for others, I just want to verify. Nothing is stated in the official downtime thread.

Stardust260
05-07-2012, 04:57 PM
Down here as well.

Abaris365
05-07-2012, 04:57 PM
Same here. UK

IceCynder
05-07-2012, 04:57 PM
Yup, just went down for me and my friends.
Edit:: back now.

BlackinBack
05-07-2012, 04:57 PM
Maintenance is what I got when I checked my friends list because I was ever so kindly dropped mid-voice chat.

Qancel
05-07-2012, 04:57 PM
Second time today.

Silyus
05-07-2012, 04:57 PM
here too

ericL
05-07-2012, 04:57 PM
omfg its dead here

Blordy
05-07-2012, 04:58 PM
Holy ♥♥♥♥, I will not be able to buy Nation Red .__.

envirovore
05-07-2012, 04:58 PM
Central NY State
Down here as well, right in the middle of a convo.

bdr9
05-07-2012, 04:58 PM
Yes, Steam seems to be down here too. I don't think it is planned.

Jon-Claw
05-07-2012, 04:59 PM
"No Connection"

Yep. Down.

iamandrus
05-07-2012, 05:00 PM
Down here as well. "No connection"

Also can't log into steamcommunity.com.

tonka
05-07-2012, 05:01 PM
Steam down for me, too.


:(

iTzMojo
05-07-2012, 05:01 PM
down it ontario as well. although i can login and see the store. chat is unavailable :(

BigNutter
05-07-2012, 05:01 PM
Down for my Pc and my phone, both are in the UK.

I demand that Gayben updates Portal 2 within the next 48 hours, Valve time.

ElijahChondo43
05-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Down here in Southern California, was helping my gf with her math homework :|

*edit

back online. 15 minute downtime eh?

Iceydude168
05-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Seems to be down at this moment, Ohio here.

Onyx3173
05-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Maintenance is what I got when I checked my friends list because I was ever so kindly dropped mid-voice chat.
Oddly the only time it ever says maintenance for me is when it's either not maintenance or my internet actually dropping out.

real4xor
05-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Same here in the Netherlands.

:/ I was trying to buy something & it didn`t work.

Then restarted the system and Steam logged in with [no connection]. =p kinda ironic.

Abaris365
05-07-2012, 05:02 PM
Back online in UK

Caje
05-07-2012, 05:03 PM
^ really? you ask if anyone else is having this problem?? LOOK ABOVE YOUR POST!

PsyErotica
05-07-2012, 05:03 PM
Damn just when I was downloading Need for speed hot persuit arg lolo. Oh well hope it don't take too long to come back online.

JediMastr80
05-07-2012, 05:03 PM
It's Back Online for Me (USA, in Illinois.)

eker676
05-07-2012, 05:03 PM
It's back for the Midwest

aptanor
05-07-2012, 05:03 PM
Put my computer to sleep for 5 minutes, came back and it wouldn't reconnect. Seems to be back up here now.

Caje
05-07-2012, 05:04 PM
It's back for the Midwest

I'm in Iowa.....still down

Iceydude168
05-07-2012, 05:05 PM
Back for Ohio!

iBobaFett
05-07-2012, 05:05 PM
Argh, down in Oregon still..

EDIT: Yay! :3 It's back up

DassJennir
05-07-2012, 05:05 PM
Still down here in Brazil.

JimmyMcNulty
05-07-2012, 05:06 PM
Down for my Pc and my phone.

I demand that Gayben updates Portal 2 within the next 48 hours, Valve time.

You're wish is Gaben's command, the new Perpetual Testing Initiative is scheduled for release today.

A. James
05-07-2012, 05:07 PM
^ really? you ask if anyone else is having this problem?? LOOK ABOVE YOUR POST!

Well, if this was in reference to my post on page 739, look at the post above me. Take note of the date of the post.

Edit: Back up here too, midwest.

PaiSand
05-07-2012, 05:08 PM
Up here in the south is still down.

BigNutter
05-07-2012, 05:08 PM
You're wish is Gaben's command, the new Perpetual Testing Initiative is scheduled for release today.

I'm not the the guy who post stuff like that.. But I still up hoping for an early update.

EDIT: Reconnected!

iCycoWolfIV
05-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Still down here.

real4xor
05-07-2012, 05:27 PM
It was up júst long enough for me to buy Botanicula... But the connection`s gone again.
At least the game can download... that`s sómething.

^^ meh, I guess I`ll just worry about it tomorrows and do something else for a while.

philipla
05-07-2012, 05:35 PM
We had a brief power issue in our data center. Everything should be back to normal now.

PaiSand
05-07-2012, 06:20 PM
No, is still down.

Needed to restart Steam in order to connect.
Possible a bug?

DoubleD
05-07-2012, 06:41 PM
No problems here.

BigNutter
05-09-2012, 02:17 PM
Steam going down in 2 hours time. 4Pm PST: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=30679044#post30679044

Onyx3173
05-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Wow, good timing. I check my email for something unrelated and notice a Steam downtime notification sitting there a minute before the announced time...

thefang2
05-09-2012, 05:01 PM
thanks for info

Blordy
05-09-2012, 05:09 PM
Steam still down.

borsdy
05-09-2012, 05:11 PM
My spring/summer sale going to happen finaly?

CaptainTrips00
05-09-2012, 05:13 PM
My spring/summer sale going to happen finaly?

I miss the summer seal. He was the best.

sarcinelli
05-09-2012, 09:52 PM
omg the community went down here for some minutes... again! :o



edit: and it's down again!
edit2: now it's back.
edit3: Is it just me or the download rate is awful now?

Meowthemouse
05-10-2012, 08:00 AM
Steam is down ?

fabiostahl
05-10-2012, 08:12 AM
Half of my friends gone offline and now I gone too

Darth Postal
05-10-2012, 10:27 AM
My Recommendations and Screenshots are gone. The rest appears to be working fine.

EDIT1: Screenshots are back, recommendations still gone.

Stardust260
05-10-2012, 06:23 PM
Down now for me.

smash
05-10-2012, 06:24 PM
/EDIT:

Downtime announcement (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30696688&postcount=416)

geraltofrivia
05-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Its still down

Iceydude168
05-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Midwest, down

HoboAssassin
05-10-2012, 06:24 PM
down here on the east coast too. maybe the whole service is down? hope not, if so, there be a ♥♥♥♥storm a brewin.

TimmyCZ
05-10-2012, 06:25 PM
Downtime announcement (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30696688&postcount=416)

Demon Wraith
05-10-2012, 06:25 PM
And here I was preparing a scathing, but still constructive, criticism of a test chamber.

Okay, maybe not scathing. But I was totally going to thumbs down it with an explanation!

IceCynder
05-10-2012, 06:25 PM
Also down here in UK.

Perfect Cell
05-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Went down here in Canada.

robotman5
05-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Went down here in Canada.

Same here....!

FYI_I_AM_A_PIE
05-10-2012, 06:27 PM
Down here in the UK D:

smash
05-10-2012, 06:27 PM
Downtime announcement (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30696688&postcount=416)

Haha, ok thank you! I always forget about that thread. It sure comes in handy.

Mystic_Monkey
05-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Yup UK is down :(

TimmyCZ
05-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Haha, ok thank you!

So... much... karma... Well, no problem! :D

ericL
05-10-2012, 06:30 PM
steam is dead again.

Mystic_Monkey
05-10-2012, 06:31 PM
Back up in the UK nice one!

andydork5
05-10-2012, 06:32 PM
DOWN IN US T-T

Cwagmire
05-10-2012, 06:32 PM
So I'm kinda confused. I'm still able to download a game I bought, but my friends list is "offline." I figured they'd both be up or both be down, not one or the other.

Literally right after I posted, it came back up. Same for everyone else?

graphiczero
05-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Back up for California

IceCynder
05-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Aaaand it's back for me

SHFFLE
05-10-2012, 06:34 PM
It's starting to come back online now. Texas here.

vempajor
05-10-2012, 06:34 PM
So I'm kinda confused. I'm still able to download a game I bought, but my friends list is "offline." I figured they'd both be up or both be down, not one or the other.

Those are totally different things (servers)...

Mystic_Monkey
05-10-2012, 06:35 PM
So I'm kinda confused. I'm still able to download a game I bought, but my friends list is "offline." I figured they'd both be up or both be down, not one or the other.


use the games library, friends tab at the top select "online" worked for me

FelipeRRM
05-10-2012, 06:35 PM
That's why Dota 2 is extremely slow?

Vingador
05-10-2012, 06:39 PM
Geez, it is down just I few moments after I upgrade a TF2 account of a friend. Finally I brought him to Steam and TF2, and seconds after I bought something for him at the Mann Co. Store, the system gone down. I got scared (I didn't know if the transaction was done, or if Steam understood the transaction as a scam and blocked our accounts).

vempajor
05-10-2012, 06:40 PM
That's why Dota 2 is extremely slow?

It's always a good idea to restart your Steam after it was down.

Expelled
05-10-2012, 07:30 PM
It's always a good idea to restart your Steam after it was down.

yupyup:)

fabiostahl
05-10-2012, 07:58 PM
I think I figured out why there isn't a Dota 2 subsection on SPUF.

brother red
05-13-2012, 02:57 PM
sorry folks, my steam is down and I ve seen so many of this exact thread, felt obligated.

DoubleD
05-13-2012, 03:01 PM
Working for me.

Valrynator
05-13-2012, 03:02 PM
Steam works fine but community is going up and down for me.

jedijon2004
05-13-2012, 03:08 PM
Steam works fine but community is going up and down for me.

This too is happening for me.

Cattleclysm
05-13-2012, 03:08 PM
This too is happening for me.

+1

Community is down.

Breadman86
05-13-2012, 03:17 PM
It's either down, or slow, or down again, or barely working and giving errors. Either way, it's being bizarre and useless at the moment.

Catsy
05-13-2012, 03:17 PM
Yup. I get a 503 Service Unavailable error when I attempt to interact with the Steam community, such as browsing the Workshop or publishing content. Something on the back end is busted; gonna go map some more while I wait for it to clear up.

Cattleclysm
05-13-2012, 03:46 PM
Community is properly working now, at least for me.

Catsy
05-13-2012, 03:50 PM
Back up. Kudos to Steam ops.

Celestial_nl
05-13-2012, 04:02 PM
Still not working here. This '1 new comment' icon has been taunting me all night!

DoubleD
05-13-2012, 04:08 PM
Community is properly working now, at least for me.

Working for me as well.

l4d2hunter
05-13-2012, 05:30 PM
Down again?

FYI_I_AM_A_PIE
05-13-2012, 06:12 PM
Down again?

Seems to be fine for me.

wexer9
05-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Down again.

Edit: And up again.

DekuJuice
05-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Down again.

Yep. Bah.

Edit: Eh? still down for me. :(

Iceydude168
05-16-2012, 05:25 PM
Still down for me :(

Buckethead_Inc
05-16-2012, 05:27 PM
Down for me as well. Not sure how long as I was in a game and only tabbed out for a sec to look something up and noticed.

xCookieMonstAx
05-16-2012, 05:27 PM
went down 5 min ago for me

SweetNothing
05-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Down for me for the last few minutes.

random.dude
05-16-2012, 05:28 PM
anything to do against it or just wait?

TheInfamous
05-16-2012, 05:28 PM
+1 community is down right now

FOO|YA
05-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Still down for me :(
Me too... would have been nice to be notified.... whats the point of subscribing to this thread if they don't let us know.

Justin7
05-16-2012, 05:29 PM
It's really bouncing up and down for me. Like every 30 seconds

Acuzio
05-16-2012, 05:30 PM
*ragegarblegrowlanger* Steam friends list died right before I join some friends for L4D2. ::mad:

FOO|YA
05-16-2012, 05:30 PM
And up again...

T@F
05-16-2012, 05:31 PM
nope still down for me.
I think it's about time valves sorted this out,it getting worst nowadays.

Odyssey1319
05-16-2012, 05:36 PM
This rebounding is getting a little ridiculous. It's up, it's down, it's up, it's down...

JasonDelaney
05-16-2012, 05:36 PM
:( my chat bros.

espadaxin2
05-16-2012, 05:36 PM
any idea when it is coming back?
i was planning to play with some friends.

PsYcHo126
05-16-2012, 05:37 PM
Yep, down

ZBOTjordy
05-16-2012, 05:38 PM
Why does it keeps turning up and down everytime?

Xellossu
05-16-2012, 05:39 PM
Cant wait for it to come back up; about to buy torchlight 2

stinkytaco
05-16-2012, 05:39 PM
You guys should buy some Desura games. They are great when you are locked out of Steam. They even work Offline, so you do not even need the Desura front end!

I usually take this time to complain, but I am going to use this as an excuse to go and play some indie games :)

Aquarian Poet
05-16-2012, 05:40 PM
Still down. Sad face.

Xellossu
05-16-2012, 05:41 PM
Does Valve have a Steam Group to announce downtimes?

zeus091
05-16-2012, 05:42 PM
At 2PM Pacific Time, we will be shutting off one of our provider links. This will cause traffic to re-route via our other provider links. When this happens, you may experience hitching or timeouts for a minute or so while the traffic shifts to the other links.

its almost 5pm pacific time... wtf steam?

stonewales
05-16-2012, 05:42 PM
the steam client wont even start now :(

beast-usa
05-16-2012, 05:43 PM
On long enough to get the adds BUY THIS then off again :(

Random
05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
You can't even get into OFFline mode, no change there then Valve!!!! :mad:

Hobbax
05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
So long downtime before than expected..

What time is it?
Time for a new announcement of
VALVE TIME!

nic00las_
05-16-2012, 05:44 PM
I can't login in Steam. I click in "Login" button and nothing happens.

Fuse_tm2
05-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Don't companies get mad when people can't play their games for half a day?

Frugal
05-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Down in D.C.

stinkytaco
05-16-2012, 05:48 PM
Does Valve have a Steam Group to announce downtimes?

YEah, they hide it away in some obscure little thread. (look at teh stickies i think)

They can tell me about 500 million new DLC's for some stupid train simulator, that i will NEVER EVER buy, every time steam starts up.

But to notify me about my $5000+ worth of games being offline is just WAY too much effort for them.

Just a simple popup window "Hey, valued customer. We are going to fix some stuff tonight, so please dont make any plans to play your games with your buddies."

i mean, that would be TOTALLY cool. I would make different plans.

The way it is now though, we all get to sit in quite IRC channel and wish we all could do something together.

Pfft. Really , really inconsiderate of them.

man up, admit your downfalls, and please have some courtesy.

Hiding the information in a forum thread is completely unacceptable.

predcon
05-16-2012, 05:48 PM
No, they already have their money.

I'm getting Connection Error messages too, from Central US.

tecktonik
05-16-2012, 05:51 PM
what happened?

kabtq9s
05-16-2012, 05:51 PM
Its not down for me (TX) but very slow in loading the pages

Fangy
05-16-2012, 05:51 PM
what happened?

Gabe walked into the server room and all the machines unplugged themselves in fear.

SAJewers
05-16-2012, 05:52 PM
Does Valve have a Steam Group to announce downtimes?
They usually tweet out planned outages on the Steam_Support Twitter account

The1stCAV
05-16-2012, 05:53 PM
Steam has been going down a lot lately.

I wish my wife and Steam would get in sync..............at least inform me before it happens

I cannot sign in on Steam via web browser or via their app, it simply times out. I tried repairing Steam and it errors out as well on the MSI file. So glad I just put out the $1499 for the games I cannot play much less the $59.99 back when I pre-ordered MW3 that I cannot play now, lets not even talk about the PC I built to play it on (Not that I built Frank to just play MW3, but still).

WTF Steam? Are you taking marketing and CS directions from Asus or something?

Fuse_tm2
05-16-2012, 05:54 PM
My favorite part of this is getting to launch Steam, wait for it to freeze, and end the process. What a sloppy program. No way to cancel, no way to exit. Just sits there and locks up. Steam's been out since, what, 2005? They still can't keep it from getting lost in its own @ss?

jroddz
05-16-2012, 05:55 PM
Steam is down and I'm getting a pain in my chest. I sincerely hope I don't get a heart attack now.

xJoe88x
05-16-2012, 05:56 PM
item server is down

Beginner
05-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Still down for me.

icedragon770
05-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Don't companies get mad when people can't play their games for half a day?
who ynows porlly ey paiyt money paying

scubs
05-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Don't companies get mad when people can't play their games for half a day?

no, they give infraction to customers who 'complain' when you mention how crummy and unreliable their servers are.

bunder
05-16-2012, 05:57 PM
I really love doing a quick load of laundry, then coming back to find out that Steam has gone down... Only to come here and find out there's some 10 minute downtime that seems to taken longer than 10 minutes.

Why can't Valve notify us a day or two in advance, via Steam itself? :eek:

Koldkutz
05-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Clearly a company that cares about its customers...
Steam is a great program, but notification of downtime (or really just downtime in general) is the one thing about Steam that really just ruins it...

Random
05-16-2012, 05:57 PM
I'm in the UK and I'm not even getting the option to go into OFFline mode. Steam just sits there with the "Connecting Steam Account ******".

What's the point in Steam alledgedly having an OFFline mode if it doesn't work when the Steam Network is down - OR does Steam now require a Persistent Connection?

Skolia
05-16-2012, 05:58 PM
10 minutes seems to now be.. 3 hours. :O

The1stCAV
05-16-2012, 06:00 PM
I'm in the UK and I'm not even getting the option to go into OFFline mode. Steam just sits there with the "Connecting Steam Account ******".

What's the point in Steam alledgedly having an OFFline mode if it doesn't work when the Steam Network is down - OR does Steam now require a Persistent Connection?

Same here

Agreed - offline mode is worthless "If you play the game you may lose any progress you have made" - WTF? Who's brainchild was that? Offline mode should update and sync with online when it can then reconnect - oh I forgot, no one is connecting anyway so this is a mute point.

DekuJuice
05-16-2012, 06:01 PM
Gabe walked into the server room and he ate the servers again

fixed

c4ndle
05-16-2012, 06:02 PM
Same here

Agreed - offline mode is worthless "If you play the game you may lose any progress you have made" - WTF? Who's brainchild was that? Offline mode should update and sync with online when it can then reconnect - oh I forgot, no one is connecting anyway so this is a mute point.

That's what it does..

Hobbax
05-16-2012, 06:03 PM
Gabe hit with a crowbar the server room now its burning.

icedragon770
05-16-2012, 06:03 PM
no, they give infraction to customers who 'complain' when you mention how crummy and unreliable their servers are.

yes even when u compain cough ea censor ur ♥♥♥♥ sooner or later every dumbass company will cnesor our freedom of speech or warn us not to ♥♥♥♥ our company on our site

Fangy
05-16-2012, 06:03 PM
fixed

dont go putting words in my mouth

Hobbax
05-16-2012, 06:04 PM
dont go putting words in my eyes

Fixed

icedragon770
05-16-2012, 06:05 PM
Fixed. im ♥♥♥♥♥

Fixed for being ♥♥♥

TJX
05-16-2012, 06:05 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHR RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

The1stCAV
05-16-2012, 06:05 PM
That's what it does..

lmao- what not connect? haha, no I know that is what offline should do, I was just B**ching b/c I cannot connect. I have a limited window and time I get ME time, when the wife is busy and I can go play and this is seriously eating away at MY TIME - so I am cranky

Team3VIL
05-16-2012, 06:06 PM
...Well this is fun =|

Freyar
05-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Freedom of Speech doesn't have anything to do with a private forum. (Despite this being SPUF it's still a private space, in such a way that the US government isn't in control here.)

Trixie Lulamoon
05-16-2012, 06:06 PM
When the ♥♥♥♥ is it going to be back up? This is ridiculous.

ZBOTjordy
05-16-2012, 06:07 PM
I want Steam to turn up :<

Wulframn
05-16-2012, 06:07 PM
yes even when u compain cough ea censor ur ♥♥♥♥ sooner or later every dumbass company will cnesor our freedom of speech or warn us not to ♥♥♥♥ our company on our site

EA Games has their own issues.

Please do not compare them with Valve/Steam.

Epsilon
05-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Looks like the problem isn't that it can't connect; it's connecting, but for some reason the connection then stalls out.

If your Internet connection is disconnected, offline mode ought to work.

c4ndle
05-16-2012, 06:08 PM
lmao- what not connect? haha, no I know that is what offline should do, I was just B**ching b/c I cannot connect. I have a limited window and time I get ME time, when the wife is busy and I can go play and this is seriously eating away at MY TIME - so I am cranky

It syncs the cloud data with local data when there's a difference. So your offline stuff is saved.

Fangy
05-16-2012, 06:08 PM
next thing you know someone's going to post a link how we think we're being treated.

http://www.reactionface.info/sites/default/files/images/1310516148484.jpg

icedragon770
05-16-2012, 06:09 PM
Looks like the problem isn't that it can't connect; it's connecting, but for some reason the connection then stalls out.

If your Internet connection is disconnected, offline mode ought to work.

yea but it pointless because u want to play and know what ur steam friends are doing so u have to guess and check no thanks

MaggotCorpse
05-16-2012, 06:10 PM
UP for me.

Wulframn
05-16-2012, 06:11 PM
Freedom of Speech doesn't have anything to do with a private forum. (Despite this being SPUF it's still a private space, in such a way that the US government isn't in control here.)

Only partially correct! :p

Jurisdiction depends upon which shores the servers reside as well as a convoluted diarrhea of access laws that even their own lawmakers don't seem to understand clearly. (I cite, as evidence, every case against every BitTorrent/Other sharing site ever)

Basically, though, it can be summed up like this: If you're in America and you're accessing these boards which are hosted on American shores, then your freedom of expression is subject to the American Bill of Right's understanding of freedom from censorship.

In a nutshell - you can say or do anything that constitutes "freedom of expression" on any public land. On private property your words and actions are subject to the owner's restrictions. However, they are not permitted to bar you from leaving.

Tyraa Rane
05-16-2012, 06:12 PM
On the plus side, with Steam being down, I'm actually getting work done.

On the downside...Steam's been down for what, half an hour if not more now? Ouch. Right in peak gaming time for many folks in the US, too. :(

Edit: Update (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30783428&postcount=420) from the pinned downtime announcements thread:

We've found a configuration problem that affects a large batch of servers. The downtime recovery has been delayed by this issue. While some users can't log in, some can. We're working to resolve the issue and should have things back to normal soon.

ridz1a
05-16-2012, 06:13 PM
I'm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (GMT+8) and posting this at 9.09AM - still unable to connect.

Could someone tie up Gabe so he won't walk into the server room :) Just kidding! Am not kidding about the painful withdrawal symptoms - I need to get my L4D/L4D2 morning fix :mad:

robotman5
05-16-2012, 06:13 PM
Can anyone here actually get in? it just stays at connecting to steam account thats it...

Tumdace
05-16-2012, 06:13 PM
Why is steam down for me, but not for my 3 friends (2 live 10 minutes away, one lives 40 minutes away)?

I never understood that...

Wulframn
05-16-2012, 06:14 PM
On the plus side, with Steam being down, I'm actually getting work done.

On the downside...Steam's been down for what, half an hour if not more now? Ouch. Right in peak gaming time for many folks in the US, too. :(

I agree that this is a poor time for Valve to have chosen to take the servers down. Between the German timezones and Eastern Standard Times, there is literally no worse time.

Why didn't they do it at 3 or 4 am EST? It's not like the Japanese matter. :eek:

Fangy
05-16-2012, 06:14 PM
Can anyone here actually get in? it just stays at connecting to steam account thats it...

I got back in the steam client, but it still says Friends server is offline.

max2
05-16-2012, 06:14 PM
You could always sue Valve for server downtime. Doubt anyone will ever do it though.

Hobbax
05-16-2012, 06:15 PM
What? its been 1 hour and 20 minutes offline in my country this is not funny..

Wulframn
05-16-2012, 06:15 PM
You could always sue Valve for server downtime. Doubt anyone will ever do it though.

Upon what basis would one do this?

Varnor
05-16-2012, 06:15 PM
I'm in the UK and I'm not even getting the option to go into OFFline mode. Steam just sits there with the "Connecting Steam Account ******".

What's the point in Steam alledgedly having an OFFline mode if it doesn't work when the Steam Network is down - OR does Steam now require a Persistent Connection?

Same here in the UK too :( Having left it running and trying to connect it has eventually "loaded" so I hope it's fixed now

SNOWSTORM
05-16-2012, 06:15 PM
Why is steam down for me, but not for my 3 friends (2 live 10 minutes away, one lives 40 minutes away)?

I never understood that...

same exact thing for me. Its crazy I thought it must be my ISP

max2
05-16-2012, 06:15 PM
What? its been 1 hour and 20 minutes offline in my country this is not funny..

Really has it been that long for you?

robotman5
05-16-2012, 06:16 PM
On the plus side, with Steam being down, I'm actually getting work done.

On the downside...Steam's been down for what, half an hour if not more now? Ouch. Right in peak gaming time for many folks in the US, too. :(

Edit: Update (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=30783428&postcount=420) from the pinned downtime announcements thread:

that explains why i can't login!!!:eek:

Hobbax
05-16-2012, 06:16 PM
Really has it been that long for you?

In chile its 8:08 am when steam was down and right now its 9:19 still offline :(

Epsilon
05-16-2012, 06:17 PM
I agree that this is a poor time for Valve to have chosen to take the servers down. Between the German timezones and Eastern Standard Times, there is literally no worse time. Peak time has been over for a few hours. We're heading towards the trough now. http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

max2
05-16-2012, 06:17 PM
In chile its 8:08 am when steam was down and right now its 9:19 still offline :(

That sucks for you :( Hopefully it won't be much longer.

sully213
05-16-2012, 06:18 PM
Finally connected. I'll give it a few minutes before launching a game to see how stable it is.