View Full Version : At college, Steam never updates, can't play!!!

11-21-04, 04:41 PM
I am at college, and the install went fine. Then when I clicked on the HL2 icon to play, Steam started and said it was updating, but it never left 0%.

Is there something wrong here? I am dying to play this game!

11-21-04, 05:05 PM
talk to your college computer help dept. hope to god they haven't blocked ports that you need for steam to function properly.

11-21-04, 07:17 PM
What ports exactly must be opened for Steam to function properly?

Also, is there any way for it to work without Steam authentication?

Holy Smoke
11-21-04, 09:47 PM
It's already been confirmed that some colleges block the ports Steam requires to connect.

11-22-04, 12:51 AM
wow that sucks :(

Valve is going to get an ear full for this crap, im sure.

11-22-04, 12:57 AM
and those college network admin will say
"this isn't high priority" - reads: ignore you

11-22-04, 01:21 AM
I wonder why people complain if they cannot play at work or at college :P

IT administrators usually do block ports to prevent people from playing or downloading warez and pr0n stuff while at work !

11-22-04, 02:25 AM
hmm...only thing I can think of is try dial-up to connect.