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    STEAM update today

    Theres a bloody big STEAM update today (Wednesday) folks - here we go again ....

    Steam Client, HLDS Update Released

    August 3, 2004, 6:57 pm · cliffe

    An update to the Steam client and HLDS update tool has just been released. Steam will update itself automatically when you restart. Here is a list of the changes:

    STEAM CLIENT CHANGES / ADDITIONS:

    * Improved error messages when Steam system is busy
    * Improved error messages when login fails
    * Improved ability to monitor system performance
    * Improved startup times
    * Improved cache loading behavior for single-player games
    * Added features for CyberCafes
    * Improved use of large cache files
    * Keep local account information more up-to-date
    * Improved response to ContentServer connection loss
    * Improved server communication
    * Improved command-line handling
    * Added opt-out options for marketing messages via the Settings dialog
    * Changed monitor to show games instead of caches
    * Smoothed out monitor bandwidth usage display
    * Added "browse games" button -- opens storefront

    HLDS UPDATE TOOL:
    * Improved handling of encrypted files
    * Added "-command list" option to list the valid "-game" flags you can specify

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    Seems i missed one !!!!
    Can no longer use a 3rd party server browser cos we're a bunch of ****s and would rather you used our own pile of turd exclusively

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    Update:
    There are 2 small workarounds available now:
    1.
    Check your hlsw settings for Half-Life (Important: not Half-Life Steam!) and enter "-applaunch 10" at "Additional parameters"
    (Only works for Counter-strike)
    2.
    Download the following file und copy it into your steam-directory.
    Now set this exe as your steam-start-executable instead of steam.exe in your hlsw-settings.

    Steamloader

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    Help with fixes :!:
    I changed it to -20 and it loaded TFC
    -applaunch 30 is to load Day of Defeat in HLSW

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    \o/ yay more fun waiting for the downloads tonight before a clanmatch.... oh joy of joys.

    hmmm wonder if this will let my "friends" login now.

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    I wonder if it will actually let me join a server now instead of giving me a server validation error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun
    I wonder if it will actually let me join a server now instead of giving me a server validation error.
    or the best one yet .... your CD key is in use

    I've had this at least 10 times now and its always near clanmatch times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    or the best one yet .... your CD key is in use

    I've had this at least 10 times now and its always near clanmatch times.
    Ive got 4 copies of half life for that reason alot. Last time i asked steam for help on this problem i only got a reply after 2 months of waiting and that still didn't help.

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    I have 3 copies myself. No wonder HL was one of the best selling games of all time, valve the crafty sods disabled keys to make us buy another copy when 1 went a bit wonky

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    There was another little one today:
    Steam Client Update Released
    August 5, 2004, 5:49 pm · cliffe
    An update to the Steam client has just been released. Steam will update itself automatically when you restart. Here is a list of the changes:

    * STEAM CLIENT CHANGES / ADDITIONS: Improved how Steam handles corrupted cache files
    * Listed '3rd Party Games' under 'My Games

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