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Old 12-22-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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Steam crashing after 5-10 minutes in any game.

Issue has happened ever since the tf2 update, now steam just randomly crashes when either idling for a long period of time, or randomly crashing in-game, 5-10 minutes in.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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I can't play anymore, it crashes every 15 minutes, it doesn't aloud me to play. I also need a solution please, if someone already know how to fix this let us know!
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:27 PM   #3
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I tried using the beta mode for steam, and somehow the crashes have become a lot less frequent, stability of steam itself seems to be higher, however its still happening constantly.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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I had the same problem playing TF2 around a year ago, I completely uninstalled steam and reinstalled and everything was working fine. Personally I have been finding all of steams recent updates to make the steam platform much more stable on osx but since steam was natively designed to run on windows it can hardly be expected to have steam run without bugs along the way.
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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Crashing all the time for me too when I'm playing Bastion on my rMBP. I've tried enrolling in the beta but it has made no difference in reliability for me.

The best part is that when steam crashes, Bastion can't save the game and crashes at the end of the level during autosave... So basically Bastion is unplayable unless you can finish a level in under 10-15 minutes.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #6
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It's happening to me too, would it kill Valve to actually test this stuff?
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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This seriously needs a fix. Its pretty much impossible to use Steam now.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:33 PM   #8
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Bah humbug. This problem prevented me from playing any Steam games during my holiday vacation. I tried completely reinstalling Steam and all Steam games, which did not work. Currently wishing I'd bought my games on physical media.

I have an example crash log, but it's apparently too long to post to the forum.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #9
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Same problem, but here's how to fix it!

Hey guys, I had the same problem with you with Steam crashing on my Mac. I've discovered that the issue is a memory leak on the Store page that causes crashes at around 3GB. The cause appears to be the banner/slider showing the 48 hour game deals.

To avoid the crashing you simply do not load the Store page in the same session as gaming. By default the Store page is the first thing that will load once Steam has opened, and that causes the problem. To prevent the Store page from loading go to Steam Preferences and click the "INTERFACE" tab. The second dropdown box should be your "Favorite window" option. Change it to "Library", then click "OK". Now relaunch Steam. Steam will open and your games Library will load up. Now you should be able to game without Steam crashing! Provided you don't load the Store page, if you want to view the Store in Steam make sure you relaunch it before gaming.

Spread this around as it's solved the problem for me and I no longer detect a memory leak. I know myself and another have both had no crashes since doing what I said above.
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:45 PM   #10
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Hey guys, I had the same problem with you with Steam crashing on my Mac. I've discovered that the issue is a memory leak on the Store page that causes crashes at around 3GB. The cause appears to be the banner/slider showing the 48 hour game deals.

To avoid the crashing you simply do not load the Store page in the same session as gaming. By default the Store page is the first thing that will load once Steam has opened, and that causes the problem. To prevent the Store page from loading go to Steam Preferences and click the "INTERFACE" tab. The second dropdown box should be your "Favorite window" option. Change it to "Library", then click "OK". Now relaunch Steam. Steam will open and your games Library will load up. Now you should be able to game without Steam crashing! Provided you don't load the Store page, if you want to view the Store in Steam make sure you relaunch it before gaming.

Spread this around as it's solved the problem for me and I no longer detect a memory leak. I know myself and another have both had no crashes since doing what I said above.
Thank you! Finally it works
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:06 PM   #11
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Thank you, it works marvelously!
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #12
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Hey guys, I had the same problem with you with Steam crashing on my Mac. I've discovered that the issue is a memory leak on the Store page that causes crashes at around 3GB. The cause appears to be the banner/slider showing the 48 hour game deals.

To avoid the crashing you simply do not load the Store page in the same session as gaming. By default the Store page is the first thing that will load once Steam has opened, and that causes the problem. To prevent the Store page from loading go to Steam Preferences and click the "INTERFACE" tab. The second dropdown box should be your "Favorite window" option. Change it to "Library", then click "OK". Now relaunch Steam. Steam will open and your games Library will load up. Now you should be able to game without Steam crashing! Provided you don't load the Store page, if you want to view the Store in Steam make sure you relaunch it before gaming.

Spread this around as it's solved the problem for me and I no longer detect a memory leak. I know myself and another have both had no crashes since doing what I said above.
THIS.

This fixed my problem entirely.

Thank you very much!
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #13
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No problem guys. It's good to know that it's solved the problem. I checked again and the Store page is still leaking memory, so the issue hasn't been fixed. Once the Christmas sale has ended the Store page should go back to the normal banner/slider that didn't cause crashes.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:07 PM   #14
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No problem guys. It's good to know that it's solved the problem.
YOU sir, are my hero. Thank you so much for the help!
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