Major Steam update and now all my games show as Install rather than Play!

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Darren Hodgson, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    wow u guys are unlucky. just tried this on 2 pc's. (where on one steam is on D (win7 X64), on the other is on F (win8 X64)), and all is working fine.
    didnt have to fill in my login details aswell.
     
  2. k1net1cs

    k1net1cs Ancient Guru

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    Same.

    But I might've gotten lucky since I haven't logged in for the last 2 or 3 days before just now, so who knows.
     
  3. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    It's all fine for me.

    Perhaps after 4 years your Windows needs a clean install.
     
  4. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    If I had a penny for every time someone suggested reinstalling Windows as a solution to software problems I'd be a millionaire and could retire! :p

    The Windows install is just three months old as I'm using Windows 8 and it has been working 100% fine for months now. I doubt this issue has anything to do with Windows and I'm not about to waste several weeks reinstalling it then all my software just to find out either.

    Sorry. I'm not being rude but the issue is purely with Steam, all my non-Steam games and Origin are working exactly as before. It can't be a coinicide that the error occurred after the last Steam client update and Mufflore has the same problem as me too. Should he also reinstall Windows as well...? ;)
     

  5. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Maybe this is a UK region bug ? dont know really, but since you both ere from the uk ?
     
  6. JonasBeckman

    JonasBeckman Ancient Guru

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    What if you rename the depotchace (Important, it holds the downloaded cache files with this new format.) and steamapps folders, start Steam and it would list nothing as installed and then you exit Steam (To get it to update.) and rename the folders back, it should show everything as up to date though it might do a automatic update of a few titles.
     
  7. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    I've already deleted all the files inside the Steam folder except for Steam.exe, SteamApps (games library) and UserData (Cloud and saves). Steam reinstalled but the library still shows 98% of my Steam games as uninstalled. I'm having to go to each one to install them and that triggers a file rediscovery rather than download which takes anywhere between a few seconds to 15+ minutes depending on the size of the game.
     
  9. blesner

    blesner Ancient Guru

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    Had a similar issue a while ago(But it was my fault)

    Simply click install the game, Steam with automatically find a previous installation in the same directory.

    No need for download.
     
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  10. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    That's fine but when you have 150 of these 'uninstalled' games? Am I really expected to have to do each one manually? As I've said earlier some of these take 15 minutes to 'rediscover'. It is the very definition of 'tedious' and a real downer for Steam. I've never had to do this for any non-Steam game I've installed for a disc for example. :3eyes:
     

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    snowdweller Master Guru

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    Mine had 2 updates that were installing like windows exe and thought thats weird.

    Whenever I have issues with Steam I delete clientregistry.blob file and all is well.

    How do you have your steam installed? on your OS or 2nd drive?
     
  12. BeLGaRaTh_67

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    It's because they had to change the API to make it work under Linux, apparantly it's screwed up Mac OS too, but I can't be arsed with that platform :)

    Having major issues myself, the updater keeps failing and locking up my machine, there have been three updates in the last few days, and I have to reboot my machine each time before the update will actually erm ... update.

    Valve/steam dropped the ball on this one I think :(
     
  13. scoutingwraith

    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    i got the update and so far 70+ games installed are not affected. See under options if you can check the integrity of the files. (cant remember if they still have the option)
     
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    I had the large steam update too... once steam logged me in ARMA 2 started auto-updating 7.2gb of $h!t... and because it's updating i can't check file integrity even when i pause the update.

    Other games seem ok..
     
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    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    The option is greyed out until the games are installed, which would make sense except for the fact the games ARE installed! :3eyes:
     

  16. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    It is installed on my 3rd E: drive which is a 2 TB one with a single partition solely for Steam and non-Steam games.
     
  17. CronoGraal

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    all fine here :(
     
  18. slick3

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    Hmm that is weird indeed... I've had no problems after the update!
     
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    No problems here, just played 2 hours of Sega all stars. Fun game
     
  20. Darren Hodgson

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    294 favourites... 247 games installed... just 47 more installs to go... ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
     

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