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Is Steam down?

Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:05 pm

Well the title is pretty self explanatory....
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:38 pm

Well I was just playing a steam game, and steam crashed my computer. Now nothing on steam can connect to any servers, so ya, I think it just went down.
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:54 pm

Nope it's not down for me. I've been playing flawlessly for last 3 hrs.
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:58 pm

Steam often has momentary issues when doing the main store page update of the day.
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:59 pm

Ari Atari wrote:steam crashed my computer

I find this statement highly suspect.
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:44 pm

Savyg wrote:
Ari Atari wrote:steam crashed my computer

I find this statement highly suspect.

Likely he meant "steam crashed on my computer"
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:54 pm

Well, I guess I meant to say: "My computer crashed while playing a steam game. It would seem to be a very nice coincidence that steam happens to go down at the exact moment my computer crashed (crashing being abnormal), so I am lead to believe that steam caused the crash."
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:26 pm

Well, Steam appears to be fully functional again, also Magicka weekend freebie.

Case closed.
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:16 pm

Ari Atari wrote:Well, I guess I meant to say: "My computer crashed while playing a steam game. It would seem to be a very nice coincidence that steam happens to go down at the exact moment my computer crashed (crashing being abnormal), so I am lead to believe that steam caused the crash."

That's like saying you crashed into a bridge while listening to Pandora, so Pandora caused the crash.

Software crashing your computer is very unlikely these days. Your hardware and drivers might, but Steam? I'm sure someone believes it.
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:41 pm

Savyg wrote:That's like saying you crashed into a bridge while listening to Pandora, so Pandora caused the crash.

My wife is absolutely convinced that Metallica causes car accidents. All of the accidents she and our oldest daughter have had occurred while Metallica was playing on the car stereo. Who am I to argue? :lol:

Savyg wrote:Software crashing your computer is very unlikely these days. Your hardware and drivers might, but Steam? I'm sure someone believes it.

In a perfect world you are correct. But given the organically complex nature of current APIs, the sorry state of software QA in general, and how intimately 3rd party software tends to be entwined with the OS (don't get me started), I'm not willing to rule it out. Yeah, Steam should not have the ability to crash the OS... but "should not" is not the same as "can not".
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:55 pm

just brew it! wrote:In a perfect world you are correct. But given the organically complex nature of current APIs, the sorry state of software QA in general, and how intimately 3rd party software tends to be entwined with the OS (don't get me started), I'm not willing to rule it out. Yeah, Steam should not have the ability to crash the OS... but "should not" is not the same as "can not".

How about 'does not' then.

It does not.

We're past the days of Windows XP where anything and everything could muck up your kernel, at least. That certainly didn't help matters.

Also you forgot about every processor generation and several revisions per gen having different errata.

But that would be hardware.

Anyway, I'm off to stack wood.
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:59 pm

Savyg wrote:It does not.


But what if it did!
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:38 pm

absurdity wrote:But what if it did!

What if the sky was green?

What if water was black?

What if my hair was naturally orange?

What if Cheetos were actually made by aliens?
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:51 pm

Savyg wrote: What if Cheetos were actually made by aliens?
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:54 pm

Can a mod please close this thread?
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Re: Is Steam down?

Postposted on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:30 am

Heh sorry. I have to hit myself upside the head occasionally, if it makes you feel any better.
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