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Old 05-20-2009, 06:02 AM   #1
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Cannot contact the Steam Network, please try later - Steam down?

I accidentally closed my Steam when I meant to close something else, and now whenever I try to launch it, it does the "downloading updates" thing, doesn't go past 0%, and gives me the error in the title. Is steam down?

Edit: Deleting ClientRegistry.blob seemed to fix it. Odd.

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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I accidentally closed my Steam when I meant to close something else, and now whenever I try to launch it, it does the "downloading updates" thing, doesn't go past 0%, and gives me the error in the title. Is steam down?

Edit: Deleting ClientRegistry.blob seemed to fix it. Odd.
I am having the same problem, anyone have an idea what is going on?
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:46 AM   #3
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I am STILL having this problem.. its been a good week.. going on two.

ALSO i deleted ClientRegistry.blob and tried again.. it connected downloaded some stuff, and then i got that same message.

"Cannot contact the Steam Network, please try later"
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:50 AM   #4
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same thing here. Awesome that I have the weekend off and can't play any of my games. GG Valve.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:51 AM   #5
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haha same exact situation here.. have sat, sun, and monday off

glad to know im not the only one tho :-p
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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Me too, just trying to launch TFC and I've noticed that Steam's been seeming to have general server problems for the last few days... pages timing out left right and center... not good for a digital distributor/DRMer...

removing/renaming client.blob in the Steam app directory seems to have fixed my steam client problems.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...d.php?t=872215

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Old 05-23-2009, 09:41 AM   #7
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This is extra troublesome for me because I just bought Killing Floor and it wont let me download it.

For an analogy image if you went down to the game store and paid for a game then instead of handing you your game they go "The storage room is busy. Try again in a few minutes"
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:48 AM   #8
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Probably because of the TF2 weekend that's going on, but who knows. I had to reinstall Steam onto my new format over the weekend and I can't get any games at the current moment apart from a few I've got on disk (HL2 etc.)

Hoping it comes back up soon but.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:32 AM   #9
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Same problem. Went down around 9am PST for me. Online distribution networks are fine until they go down and you can't play any of the stuff you bought.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:05 AM   #10
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Probably because of the TF2 weekend that's going on, but who knows. I had to reinstall Steam onto my new format over the weekend and I can't get any games at the current moment apart from a few I've got on disk (HL2 etc.)

Hoping it comes back up soon but.
Same here. The Steam beta completely failed so I have to reinstall all my games but download and "restore from backup" are failing me and I am just continually told my ticket has expired and asked to re-enter my Steam password.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:00 PM   #11
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I had no idea people had the same problem as me
It started for me last night, so sad I can't play my favorite games.

P.S. Deleting clientregistry.blob didnt work for me. Neither did deleting steamclient.dll. So
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:45 PM   #12
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Same here. The Steam beta completely failed so I have to reinstall all my games but download and "restore from backup" are failing me and I am just continually told my ticket has expired and asked to re-enter my Steam password.
Sounds just about on the mark mate. I woke up the morning however and things have been OK since, so I'm not sure. Hoping it clears up for you guys soon.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:00 AM   #13
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Am experiencing this problem as well, even tried reinstalling Steam altogether but no success.

It works perfectly on my laptop though - same account, same network settings and everything.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:49 AM   #14
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Same problem here and it's been like it for quite a while now.
This is why Im glad I stopped buying games on Steam because of EU prices. Just too bad I still enjoy playing TF2.

Way too weak an architecture when an overload at a single point can result in ALL of your customers not being able to play any of their games.

Please rectify this situation as soon as possible Valve!
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #15
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....still having the problem, any steam reps wanna give us some advise? going on 3 weeks now
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