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Old 09-08-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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Colleges/Universities Where Steam Does/Does Not Work: Revisited

BurtonJ and MATT, thanks for the help! Kudos to ZeJi!

Thanks to everyone who has contributed already and if you haven't, please do so!
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Colleges and Universities Where Steam Does/Does Not Work
-Please continue contributing to this list by providing the following information:
-1) Name of school
-2) State where school is located
-3) Whether Steam works or doesn't work
-4) Specific location(s) within the school such as dorm room, library, etc.
99% of the list below assumes that you are using your own computer. There is no guarantee when using a university-owned machine!

- Now you will find a list of colleges or universities where Steam either does or does not work. The list is divided into two parts which deal more or less specifically with Steam’s online gaming capabilities:
The green list is composed of institutions where at least one part of the university gives Steam and online gaming the green light. There can be instances where only a small part is available for gaming.
The red list is composed of institutions where Steam has been fully blacklisted or severely impaired by slow connections. Also included in this list are universities where Steam can connect but no server can be found or where Steam and games work minimally/insignificantly. This also means if only offline mode works!
Hyperlinks: Almost all university names, parenthetical notations and forumite names are linked.
- Prospective students can check out or revisit the schools' websites from here
- Current students can send a thank you message to their IT departments for providing the means to play online (or to shake them up in case it doesn't work)

Fellow gamers, Enjoy!

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  • University – State/Main region/Province, Country (Location within university: Details if available)
    Forumite – involvement

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Unable to browse servers with Steam’s built-in server browser?

There are a variety of server browsers (SB) that you can access using a regular internet browser (Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer):

To connect to a specific server, you will first have to enable the developer console (Courtesy Valve Support):
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How do I enable the console?
  • 1 Launch Steam and start the Valve game for which you wish to use the console
    2 From the main menu select Options
    3 Select the Keyboard tab
    4 Click the Advanced button
    5 Check the box next to Enable developer console (~)
    6 Click Apply
Once the developer's console option is enabled you will be able to use the ~ key to open the developer's console and type in commands to change game settings.
You can change the console toggle key in the keyboard options, on the last line.

Once the console is opened you will need to write
“connect [IP address]”
without quotes and press enter. This will connect you to the server directly.

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Change Log:

-February 14, 2013 v8: Oh my, how time flies…
A much needed update with new additions.
Fixed some formatting oddities.
-September 22, 2011 v5:
A big batch of new additions.
Added some popular acronyms to make it easier to search for desired institution.
Fixed broken/outdated links.
-October 7, 2010 v4.5:
New additions and tweaked post lengths for future expansion
-May 14th, 2010 v4.2:
New additions and tweaked post lengths for future expansion
-January 20th, 2010 v3.1415926:
Disregarding the Change Log’s crucial role for this thread, its link on the first post has been deleted.
Fixed post lengths, improved for future additions.
-August 17th, 2009 v2.0:
Fixed post lengths, broken links, improved for future additions.
-March 5th, 2009 Beta v1.9:
Change log moved to this post. A truly groundbreaking switch, I admit!
-Feb. 3rd, 2009 Beta v1.8:
Fixed some alphabetization issues.
More post-splitting has been undertaken. It might look a bit weird and I hope it's not too confusing but it has to happen as the list gets bigger.
- Jan. 19th, 2009 Beta v1.7:
Corrected some links that referred to posts that had moved.
- Jan. 14th, 2009 Beta v1.6:
Every university should have at least one forumite.
Improved links to SecuRom / NoDRM Steam group.
Tweaked post lengths for space increase.
- Dec. 30th, 2008 Beta v1.5: Overhaul.
Linking now available for a large portion of Universities and their respective IT contact page.
Most Universities are now personalized.
-Nov 27th, 2008 Beta Update:
Universities in process of being personalized with respective poster:
See where your fellow forumites are going to school!
-[Date Unknown]Beta v1.0:
Eventual hot-linking of the university names and the [whole] content of the parentheses to the respective university’s homepage and IT department contact page.

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Old 10-22-2008, 02:55 PM   #14
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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

It's up there as confirmed not working. Well up until this weekend, that was true. The IT staff appear to have opened more ports or something, so it's working now in the halls of residence, and probably elsewhere on campus.
Requires an http authenticating proxy to be set up through IE, and then every time Steam opens, you need to click OK on the password box, but apart from that everything is working well.
Downloads are excellent, consistently >2MB/s. I've seen 8.2MB/s.
Good to hear that i was the one who red lighted it last year. Guess ill be stealing some bandwidth from halls.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:59 PM   #15
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Works fine in all dorms. Have not tried playing through campus wireless.
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