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. cerebus23

    cerebus23 Ancient Guru

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    now i am paranoid to fire up steam almost wanted to practice some dota2 since i suck at it.
     
  2. nOv1c3

    nOv1c3 Maha Guru

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    Lol i,m with cerebus23 , I,m a bit afraid to load steam up at the moment after reading this thread

    May wait a few days and see if they come out with a fix
     
  3. The Goose

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    Im from the UK and have no problems here, i run steam from my second drive.
     
  4. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Steam is fine on my end.
     

  5. nOv1c3

    nOv1c3 Maha Guru

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    Updated this morning and everything was fine , Then just a few minutes ago , Loaded up steam and it had another small update lol


    I did find a 13 GB update for team fortress 2 . 13 freaking GB??? for a update lol Give me a brake
     
  6. BeLGaRaTh_67

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    Maybe they added a new hat
     
  7. Uncle Dude

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    That's a big hat.
     
  8. machete

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    just install it will auto find those games then wont dpwnload
     
  9. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    He described what happens and why it matters.
    I guess you missed the other 45 posts :)
     
  10. x-speed69

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    Just started Steam and got that big update. Game installations are OK but i noticed it's downloading something, nothing shows in download section but when i put my mouse
    over steam icon in taskbar it says downloading audiosurf demo o_O
    I already own the full version...
     

  11. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Got all my Steam games showing as installed now although I live in morbid fear of the next Steam update messing everything up again. And it is no surprise that four laters I've yet to hear a peep from Steam support. From past experience, it takes them over a week to reply to tickets, which, IMO, is simply unacceptable. Good job the issue wasn't urgent and I managed to resolve it myself.
     
  12. ibitato

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    not a single problem with the update
    wow, you got bad luck right there
     
  13. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Well, I've been using Steam across three different PCs since 2004 and have never had this issue so, yes, I guess I and the few others who had this problem have been a bit unlucky. At least I didn't actually have to reinstall or redownload all the affected games again, that's a blessing, I suppose.
     
  14. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    I noticed last night that nine of my Steam games (Death Rally, Deponia, GTA IV, etc.) had suddenly decided to become 'uninstalled' once more and I had to do the install/file rediscovery thing again even though I did those games and all the others that mysteriously lost their 'Play' option just over a week ago.

    Steam support finally got back to me after TEN days (sheesh, it's a really good job it wasn't anything really urgent, right?) with a disappointing cut and paste of something that I'd already tried from their technical support pages. In other words, utterly useless. I've been using Steam for years and Windows 8 since last October so I'm puzzled as to why this has just started happening in the past few weeks.

    Very annoying and it definitely puts me off buying games on Steam or Steamworks. I will be upgrading my CPU and motherboard in a few months once Haswell is released so it might be time for a fresh Windows install even though I don't think that is the cause here.
     
  15. Uncle Dude

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    You've got some crap luck, Darren. I've got the Steam client and 170 games installed on my H drive and all is normal. The dozen or so titles on my laptop are also fine.

    Lorin Baumgarten from the Axe Factor podcast had a similar customer service experience with Steam a few months back when his account was hacked. He was locked out of all his games for about 10 days.

    Best of luck.
     

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    I got the same bug yesterday on Windows 7 for most of the smaller games installed on my second HDD. I had to reinstall and rediscover them too. Hopefully it doesn't happen again.
     

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