Steam Problems

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MissedAgain

Hi Guys,
I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2 is
'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
My system is:-
2Gb Memory,
3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
Hardware's capable of running no problem.
Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no problems
running it?
I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to XP Pro
to play them.
Thanks all.
 

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Dale \Mad_Murdock\ White

I just ran steam and fired up Sin:Emergence and HL2 and both loaded and ran
fine. The system I'm tinkering with is low-end (2.6Ghz and a 6800 plain) so
it's hard to really judge the performance of it. But it seems to play well
enough. Note, when I ran the HL2: Lost cost, I got a note from Steam stating
my system was under par. It is recommended to have at least a 2.9 GHz
system.






"MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi Guys,
> I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
> running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2 is
> 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
> My system is:-
> 2Gb Memory,
> 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
> 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
> Hardware's capable of running no problem.
> Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no problems
> running it?
> I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to XP
> Pro
> to play them.
> Thanks all.
 

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G

Gyyett

Same problem here. It was fine for the pre-rc1 release, but not after
loading RC1. I've tried everything on the valve site but no luck.

At least we're not alone.

"MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi Guys,
> I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
> running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2 is
> 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
> My system is:-
> 2Gb Memory,
> 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
> 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
> Hardware's capable of running no problem.
> Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no problems
> running it?
> I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to XP
> Pro
> to play them.
> Thanks all.
 

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M

MissedAgain

Hi All,
Found out a solution.
I installed Half Life 2 and CS Source from the Original DVD I bought a
while back and everything works fine now.
Don't know why? as all the files and settings are the same as I installed
when downloading steam from the site!
There must be something missing in the downloaded steam as opposed to the
steam on the HL2 DVD install.
Hope this helps someone!
So I no longer get 'this game is currently unavailable', It runs fine now,
apart from screen flicker when you exit the game, but this is solved by
bringing up the taskmanager.

"Gyyett" wrote:

> Same problem here. It was fine for the pre-rc1 release, but not after
> loading RC1. I've tried everything on the valve site but no luck.
>
> At least we're not alone.
>
> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Hi Guys,
> > I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
> > running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2 is
> > 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
> > My system is:-
> > 2Gb Memory,
> > 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
> > 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
> > Hardware's capable of running no problem.
> > Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no problems
> > running it?
> > I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to XP
> > Pro
> > to play them.
> > Thanks all.

>
>
 

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M

MissedAgain

Hi All,
Found out a solution.
I installed Half Life 2 and CS Source from the Original DVD I bought a
while back and everything works fine now.
Don't know why? as all the files and settings are the same as I installed
when downloading steam from the site!
There must be something missing in the downloaded steam as opposed to the
steam on the HL2 DVD install.
Hope this helps someone!
So I no longer get 'this game is currently unavailable', It runs fine now,
apart from screen flicker when you exit the game, but this is solved by
bringing up the taskmanager.

"Gyyett" wrote:

> Same problem here. It was fine for the pre-rc1 release, but not after
> loading RC1. I've tried everything on the valve site but no luck.
>
> At least we're not alone.
>
> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Hi Guys,
> > I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
> > running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2 is
> > 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
> > My system is:-
> > 2Gb Memory,
> > 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
> > 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
> > Hardware's capable of running no problem.
> > Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no problems
> > running it?
> > I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to XP
> > Pro
> > to play them.
> > Thanks all.

>
>
 

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G

Gyyett

I bought via steam.

=(


"MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi All,
> Found out a solution.
> I installed Half Life 2 and CS Source from the Original DVD I bought a
> while back and everything works fine now.
> Don't know why? as all the files and settings are the same as I installed
> when downloading steam from the site!
> There must be something missing in the downloaded steam as opposed to the
> steam on the HL2 DVD install.
> Hope this helps someone!
> So I no longer get 'this game is currently unavailable', It runs fine now,
> apart from screen flicker when you exit the game, but this is solved by
> bringing up the taskmanager.
>
> "Gyyett" wrote:
>
>> Same problem here. It was fine for the pre-rc1 release, but not after
>> loading RC1. I've tried everything on the valve site but no luck.
>>
>> At least we're not alone.
>>
>> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > Hi Guys,
>> > I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
>> > running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2
>> > is
>> > 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
>> > My system is:-
>> > 2Gb Memory,
>> > 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
>> > 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
>> > Hardware's capable of running no problem.
>> > Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no
>> > problems
>> > running it?
>> > I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to XP
>> > Pro
>> > to play them.
>> > Thanks all.

>>
>>
 

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Dale \Mad_Murdock\ White

I bought mine via steam too. So are you saying you can't do a fresh install
of the steam and applications ?

funny enough, I didn't run any install. I had steam (and the sub games)
installed on a seperate hard drive. After installing Vista, I just ran the
Steam.exe from the other drive and it just worked.

Maybe for the time being, you should try a few radical things (assuming you
haven't already) and try turning off UAC and Windows Defender and maybe
windows firewall to ensure that nothing is blobking you out.

Outside of that, don't know what to tell ya.




"Gyyett" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I bought via steam.
>
> =(
>
>
> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Hi All,
>> Found out a solution.
>> I installed Half Life 2 and CS Source from the Original DVD I bought a
>> while back and everything works fine now.
>> Don't know why? as all the files and settings are the same as I installed
>> when downloading steam from the site!
>> There must be something missing in the downloaded steam as opposed to the
>> steam on the HL2 DVD install.
>> Hope this helps someone!
>> So I no longer get 'this game is currently unavailable', It runs fine
>> now,
>> apart from screen flicker when you exit the game, but this is solved by
>> bringing up the taskmanager.
>>
>> "Gyyett" wrote:
>>
>>> Same problem here. It was fine for the pre-rc1 release, but not after
>>> loading RC1. I've tried everything on the valve site but no luck.
>>>
>>> At least we're not alone.
>>>
>>> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>> > Hi Guys,
>>> > I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
>>> > running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2
>>> > is
>>> > 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
>>> > My system is:-
>>> > 2Gb Memory,
>>> > 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
>>> > 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
>>> > Hardware's capable of running no problem.
>>> > Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no
>>> > problems
>>> > running it?
>>> > I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to
>>> > XP
>>> > Pro
>>> > to play them.
>>> > Thanks all.
>>>
>>>

>
 

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G

Gyyett

Yep. I tried reinstalling with every permutation of permissions, turning off
firewalls, etc.

I must be missing something...

"Dale "Mad_Murdock" White" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:p[email protected]
>I bought mine via steam too. So are you saying you can't do a fresh install
>of the steam and applications ?
>
> funny enough, I didn't run any install. I had steam (and the sub games)
> installed on a seperate hard drive. After installing Vista, I just ran the
> Steam.exe from the other drive and it just worked.
>
> Maybe for the time being, you should try a few radical things (assuming
> you haven't already) and try turning off UAC and Windows Defender and
> maybe windows firewall to ensure that nothing is blobking you out.
>
> Outside of that, don't know what to tell ya.
>
>
>
>
> "Gyyett" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I bought via steam.
>>
>> =(
>>
>>
>> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Hi All,
>>> Found out a solution.
>>> I installed Half Life 2 and CS Source from the Original DVD I bought a
>>> while back and everything works fine now.
>>> Don't know why? as all the files and settings are the same as I
>>> installed
>>> when downloading steam from the site!
>>> There must be something missing in the downloaded steam as opposed to
>>> the
>>> steam on the HL2 DVD install.
>>> Hope this helps someone!
>>> So I no longer get 'this game is currently unavailable', It runs fine
>>> now,
>>> apart from screen flicker when you exit the game, but this is solved by
>>> bringing up the taskmanager.
>>>
>>> "Gyyett" wrote:
>>>
>>>> Same problem here. It was fine for the pre-rc1 release, but not after
>>>> loading RC1. I've tried everything on the valve site but no luck.
>>>>
>>>> At least we're not alone.
>>>>
>>>> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> > Hi Guys,
>>>> > I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
>>>> > running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2
>>>> > is
>>>> > 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
>>>> > My system is:-
>>>> > 2Gb Memory,
>>>> > 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
>>>> > 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
>>>> > Hardware's capable of running no problem.
>>>> > Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no
>>>> > problems
>>>> > running it?
>>>> > I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to
>>>> > XP
>>>> > Pro
>>>> > to play them.
>>>> > Thanks all.
>>>>
>>>>

>>

>
>
 

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Gyyett

Re: Steam Problems - workaround?

I just got Half life to load and run.

I have to start Steam with administrator rights and XP sp2 compatibility.
Once Steam is up, when I run Halflife 2 and get the "game currenly
unavailable" message, I open task manager, find the steam process, right
click and turn off virtualization. You get a warning message, but I went
ahead anyway, and then re-running HL2 works.

It's pretty repeatable, so I'm guessing on some systems (like ours?) it
needs XP virtualization to start up/update steam, but not to run the games.






"MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Hi All,
> Found out a solution.
> I installed Half Life 2 and CS Source from the Original DVD I bought a
> while back and everything works fine now.
> Don't know why? as all the files and settings are the same as I installed
> when downloading steam from the site!
> There must be something missing in the downloaded steam as opposed to the
> steam on the HL2 DVD install.
> Hope this helps someone!
> So I no longer get 'this game is currently unavailable', It runs fine now,
> apart from screen flicker when you exit the game, but this is solved by
> bringing up the taskmanager.
>
> "Gyyett" wrote:
>
>> Same problem here. It was fine for the pre-rc1 release, but not after
>> loading RC1. I've tried everything on the valve site but no luck.
>>
>> At least we're not alone.
>>
>> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > Hi Guys,
>> > I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
>> > running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2
>> > is
>> > 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
>> > My system is:-
>> > 2Gb Memory,
>> > 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
>> > 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
>> > Hardware's capable of running no problem.
>> > Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no
>> > problems
>> > running it?
>> > I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to XP
>> > Pro
>> > to play them.
>> > Thanks all.

>>
>>
 

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MissedAgain

Re: Steam Problems - workaround?

Hi,
This may help, as it solves a Battlefield 2 problem I had.
It involved ticking the 'run as administrator' option in the properties of
the executable. e.g the steam.exe properties.
I only put this, as i don't have to use the compatabiliy wizard to run it.
Thought it might help, but might not, as it solved the battlefield 2
punkbuster kicking me off multiplayer games.


"Gyyett" wrote:

> I just got Half life to load and run.
>
> I have to start Steam with administrator rights and XP sp2 compatibility.
> Once Steam is up, when I run Halflife 2 and get the "game currenly
> unavailable" message, I open task manager, find the steam process, right
> click and turn off virtualization. You get a warning message, but I went
> ahead anyway, and then re-running HL2 works.
>
> It's pretty repeatable, so I'm guessing on some systems (like ours?) it
> needs XP virtualization to start up/update steam, but not to run the games.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > Hi All,
> > Found out a solution.
> > I installed Half Life 2 and CS Source from the Original DVD I bought a
> > while back and everything works fine now.
> > Don't know why? as all the files and settings are the same as I installed
> > when downloading steam from the site!
> > There must be something missing in the downloaded steam as opposed to the
> > steam on the HL2 DVD install.
> > Hope this helps someone!
> > So I no longer get 'this game is currently unavailable', It runs fine now,
> > apart from screen flicker when you exit the game, but this is solved by
> > bringing up the taskmanager.
> >
> > "Gyyett" wrote:
> >
> >> Same problem here. It was fine for the pre-rc1 release, but not after
> >> loading RC1. I've tried everything on the valve site but no luck.
> >>
> >> At least we're not alone.
> >>
> >> "MissedAgain" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> >> news:[email protected]
> >> > Hi Guys,
> >> > I may be being a bit thick asking this, but i've installed steam, I'm
> >> > running Vista RC1, and all I get come up when I try to play cs or hl2
> >> > is
> >> > 'game currently unavailabe, please try again later'???
> >> > My system is:-
> >> > 2Gb Memory,
> >> > 3Ghz Intel p4 ht,
> >> > 512MB Nvidia 6800Ultra,
> >> > Hardware's capable of running no problem.
> >> > Am I missing something obvious? I've seen loads of posts with no
> >> > problems
> >> > running it?
> >> > I'd really like some help here, as I'm thinking of reverting back to XP
> >> > Pro
> >> > to play them.
> >> > Thanks all.
> >>
> >>

>
>
 

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