Steam Hit by "No Connection" Error Worldwide, Some Users Locked Out Completely - 12/25/2012
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- Steam "No Connection" Error
Steam users worldwide are getting more than they expected this Christmas, courtesy of Valve.
Increasingly annoyed reports
are piling up on a Steam Community thread about an ominous "No Connection" error, pictured above.
Depending on your luck, this means you can either start the client in offline mode and play only single-player games with anything related to the Steamworks cloud features disabled, or you cannot start Steam at all and consequently access anything in your library.
However, store related functionality seems unaffected, in case this blunder made you feel like purchasing some more games you may or may not be able to play this holiday season.
We'll keep you posted as the situation develops.UPDATE: It looks like the issue has been resolved. Kudos to Valve for acting rather quick on this one.
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|Comment #3 by: BB on 25 Dec 2012, 17:03 UTC|| reply to this comment|
CS:GO - Annoyingly I can load up games and even see active servers to join, but lobby fails to let me in as 'no connection' - wtf steam, sort it out :/
|Comment #3.1 by: Derp on 26 Dec 2012, 07:30 GMT|
Netflix down at the same time? I'd say it's more than a steam issue.
|Comment #4 by: Seb on 25 Dec 2012, 17:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I knew I should've turned Steam Cloud off last night while playing the Witcher 2 since I started to have connection issues with the cloud saves. Now I know why...and now I can't even continue where I left off (25 hours in).
I'm also half-way done with some Steam games I was planning on playing later (which I actually bought from Amazon and Gamefly since Steam's holiday sale is less-than-spectacular this year), but....yeah...great...so much for my day off >:0
|Comment #5 by: GrayFox on 25 Dec 2012, 17:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
guess I'm one of the "lucky" ones because I can open steam. However, all my games are online multiplayer...
|Comment #6 by: No Nickname! on 25 Dec 2012, 17:12 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I'm trying to connect more than an hour! and still cant connect! I have 2 or maybe 3 hours to decharge! after work! and steam does NOT let me!
|Comment #7 by: Pootis on 25 Dec 2012, 17:17 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yeah, this happened to me; thankfully it just came back about five minutes ago.
|Comment #8 by: disgruntable on 25 Dec 2012, 17:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Steam can take your money just fine, what do they care if you can't play your games properly, suckas? Typical Valve.
|Comment #9 by: Nidge on 25 Dec 2012, 17:23 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Steam has and always will suck. Just causes problems, at the beginning although you purchased a game in-store you had to re-download from their servers taking hours and now having installed the game a few days ago I am not able to play because Steam´s servers can´t take the load. Great thing to invest in a full priced game so others can decide when you can play it. Who needs this middle-man. No more Steampowered games for me thankyou!!!!
|Comment #11 by: Anonymous on 25 Dec 2012, 17:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
OH GOD, STEAM WAS PARTIALLY DOWN FOR 20 MINUTES!
THE END IS NIGH! THE NEWELL CANNOT SAVE YOU!
|Comment #12 by: Geo on 25 Dec 2012, 18:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Flamebait article. Small 10-30 minute Steam downtimes have happened before, and I didn't even notice this one. Really not a big deal. Steam consistently has such absurdly good prices and a great service (imo), that I really don't mind if there are a few hiccups.
|Comment #13 by: R6ex on 26 Dec 2012, 00:44 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This is nothing compared to Origin. It took me a whole month of work to get back my hacked Origin account. 20 min of Steam downtime is nothing, really! Anyway, where else can you get all those cheap, cheap games? Steam.
|Comment #14 by: Me on 26 Dec 2012, 15:15 UTC|| reply to this comment|
This was not an isolated issue. Netflix was also affected by the internet outage yesterday. Amazon AWS is to blame. Not Valve.
|Comment #15 by: spiderpig230 on 30 Dec 2012, 14:33 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I can't buy any games only play games and talk with friends
|Comment #16 by: jjonesz on 31 Dec 2012, 20:05 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have been clobbered by this and have not been able to play any of my STEAM games for the whole Christmas break.....totally stinks!!
|Comment #17 by: Tank on 02 Jan 2013, 19:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I got this error today... Frikkin Valve
|Comment #18 by: Kunové on 02 Jan 2013, 19:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I've just been hit by the error, and it's the second of January! So much for getting it fixed I guess. -.- Don't know what I'm going to do about this problem...
|Comment #19 by: derpaherp on 02 Jan 2013, 20:41 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Steam is bipolar, its fantastic most of the time but when it fails it fails hard.
|Comment #20 by: IHATESTEAMER on 05 Jan 2013, 16:22 UTC|| reply to this comment|
well I don't know about some of you, but I am having major probs with steam, I had to re-install my os and now I have to download everything again and steam update keeps taking hours to download, when it finally does it does not connect, keeps saying server problem check internet connection, which is bollox as MOH is working perfectly fine, so my new BO2 is sitting on the side collecting dust what crap, I thought I would treat myself this Christmas to BO2 and I haven't even been able to play it, and what's with the "have to download from steam" crap about, you buy a game you install it then you play it yes? no, you buy a game you put the first CD in and then, ooow look it starts to down load from steam...WTF, as I have a slow connection anyway as I live In the middle of no where, BO, BO2, CODMW2 and all the other games I have CD'S! for I have to down load, this is bollox it should not be this way, it should be install game on PC then download updates as normal, then register your game into steam how fkn hard is that? steam sucks and is making other peoples lives hell they are MAKING you go through steam its like another form of communism only steam holds the reigns on what you buy and how to play it fkn bull steam, I hate you with a vengeance that can only be described as hateful, the only decent games are CONTROLLED by steam now, and if you cant connect or it takes so long to download they have brought another version of the game out before it completes.....yes they do suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Comment #21 by: poop on 09 Jan 2013, 01:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
just then at 11:57 am 9/01/13 i was playing black ops 2 and then i got diconected and told i needed to be sighned in to dteam online and steam wont let me
|Comment #22 by: Borgy on 12 Jan 2013, 21:18 UTC|| reply to this comment|
12th Jan 2013- Error keeps flying up. I have some spare time between work and assignments and I finally get a free hour and I spend it trying to resolve this issue. FFS!
|Comment #23.1 by: Capn Bells on 05 Feb 2013, 06:38 GMT|
Issue still Around about every two hours approx
|Comment #25 by: Bob on 08 Apr 2013, 00:13 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Well, one of my accounts has the "No Connection" at the bottom. The other account works fine. Wtf Steam. Its April, and its still not fixed?
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