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Old 05-31-08, 11:54 AM   #13
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i get it sometimes, but i dont really care cause i only get it when closing the game. i mean, i was closing the game anyway, so all i have to do is hit one more button lol
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Old 05-31-08, 01:16 PM   #14
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i get it sometimes, but i dont really care cause i only get it when closing the game. i mean, i was closing the game anyway, so all i have to do is hit one more button lol
Well my obtuse friend, besides the fact I already addressed this argument in the first post, a quick look around the web will show that after a period of time these crashes have strange implications. Like my friend Jason who shared your attitude but now about every 4th time this happens he has the re-validate his game files or TF2 stays stuck at Downloading 98% Complete.

So it the time you wasted trying to be witty you could have opened a ticket and helped, lol indeed
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Old 05-31-08, 01:35 PM   #15
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It doesn't work that way, the actual Steam client is a service and as soon as you see that "Please wait while the Steam platform is updated" you are using the same version as the rest of us, look next time you start it.
I understand that it auto updates, but my point is that it's not installed as a system service when running it the way I do. I leave it running all the time for game and platform updates, but it doesn't have to be running.
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Old 05-31-08, 05:34 PM   #16
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I understand that it auto updates, but my point is that it's not installed as a system service when running it the way I do. I leave it running all the time for game and platform updates, but it doesn't have to be running.
You are not understanding what I am saying, start Steam and go look in your services (not running processes), Steam is now a service.
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Old 05-31-08, 06:21 PM   #17
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I have found a potential fix but I need a couple people to test for me, PM me for details. I've loaded and played TF2, Portal and EP2 serveral times and rebooted serveral times without a crash, but I don't want to get other peoples hopes up until someone else tries. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-08, 10:45 PM   #18
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I have found a potential fix but I need a couple people to test for me, PM me for details. I've loaded and played TF2, Portal and EP2 serveral times and rebooted serveral times without a crash, but I don't want to get other peoples hopes up until someone else tries. Thanks.
I'm interested. I think Valve might be interested as well!
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Old 06-01-08, 03:19 AM   #19
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steam support sucks ass.
I made a support ticket about a problem that thousends people are having and STILL are having. I showed them threads all over the internet and their own forum about the problem.
I even helped them by narrowing down the problem and know exactly what it is.

They said it was my pc that there was something wrong with. And then after some replayes they closed the ticket. God damn retards
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Old 06-01-08, 02:39 PM   #20
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You are not understanding what I am saying, start Steam and go look in your services (not running processes), Steam is now a service.
Wrong.



I could see if newer versions of the Steam installer might install it as a service, but as I've said I have not "reinstalled" Steam in years. It clearly does not mind not being a service.
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Old 06-01-08, 03:55 PM   #21
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I could see if newer versions of the Steam installer might install it as a service, but as I've said I have not "reinstalled" Steam in years. It clearly does not mind not being a service.
Hmm, are you running XP? Either way, I don't see Steam as a service being the issue, and it does default to manual and unloads cleanly.
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How about running TF2 at 1920x1440, but your Windows desktop at 1280x1024 while running Dreamscene backgrounds on Vista... PUKE Your desktop will be all stretched out once you exit the game and you have to set your desktop to 1920x1440, then BACK to 1280x1024 and it's fine again. Talk about a PITA. I've opened a ticket with Steam but I don't have much hope
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Steam is listed as a service on my machine running Vista x64. Its set to manual mode and it only starts when Steam is running and it shuts down when I close steam.
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