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Steam Official Release



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NameSteam
VersionOfficial Release
License Free to use
URLhttp://www.steampowered.com
Votes 148
RatingGold
Wine Version1.7.12
Free Download Download
Maintainers of this version:
Description

Steam automatically updates itself to the latest version whenever it is run.

This is the platform for all recent Valve games. You can find out information about whether or not individual games (such as Half Life) run by checking out their respective sections in the database. This page is about Steam only.

When adding test results please specify video card and driver version you are using.

Available natively for Mac OS X and Linux.

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Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Almost everything including:
  • Installation of Steam-install.msi
  • Authorization dialog before logging into Client.
  • Beta participation of Steam API: v010 & Steam package version 1541.
  • All Steam menus i.e. (Steam, Settings, View, Friends, Games & Help etc.)
  • All Steam tabbed dialog i.e. (Store, Library, News & Community etc.)
  • Backup and validation of local files.
  • Purchasing, Installing, Updating & Playing Games.


What does not

  • In-game Overlay
  • Steam Community In-Game
  • Steam Cloud Synchronization


What was not tested

  • Adding NON-Steam Games
  • Voice chat


Additional Comments

Overall experience is Phenomenal on Source Engine based games i.e. Counter-Strike: Source, Half-life 2, Left 4 Dead, Portal & Team Fortress ect.

Wine version used:
wine-1.3.19-1.fc14 (i686) as (x86_x64) has no ALSA Sound.
 
Installed Windows Components:
Corefonts, Tahoma, Visual C++ 2005 libraries, Flash Player 10.3.181.14, Trans-gaming ActiveX Control "Mozcontrol" via regsvr32 Command-line, Font smoothing fix.

Other fixes:
Installed packages via "yum install" mod_auth_ntlm_winbind, samba-winbind to fix this error
(err:ntlm:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path)

Added "binkw32.dll" into "/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/****/counter-strike source" to fix this error
(err:module:import_dll Library binkw32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\****\\counter-strike source\\bin\\video_bink.dll")

Added +cl_cloud_settings 0 to command-line to disable SteamCloud.
WINEDEBUG=fixme-all wine C:/Program\ Files/Steam/Steam.exe -applaunch 240 +cl_cloud_settings 0 -console -dev -dxlevel 80 -fullscreen -width 1440 height 900 -heapsize 512000

View Wine Registry, AppDefaults, Direct3D etc. @ Pastebin
http://pastebin.com/cqt8QaVQ
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
ShowOpensuse 13.1 x86_64Feb 09 20141.7.12 Yes Yes Gold ergo 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Dec 22 20131.7.9 Yes Yes Gold Cùran 
ShowFedora 20 x64Jan 12 20141.7.8 Yes Yes Silver Chad 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Dec 15 20131.7.8 Yes Yes Gold Fletch Hasues 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 09 20131.7.8 Yes Yes Silver Artur hoOmE 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 08 20131.7.8 Yes Yes Gold Le Gluon du Net 
ShowLinux Mint 15 "Olivia" x86_64Dec 07 20131.7.8 Yes Yes Gold frisil 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 06 20131.7.7 Yes No Garbage Artur hoOmE 
ShowFedora 19 x86_64Dec 03 20131.7.7 Yes No Garbage Gethyn ThomasQuail 
ShowUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 01 20131.7.7 Yes Yes Gold Le Gluon du Net 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Nov 24 20131.7.7 Yes Yes Gold Patrick Maloney 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 19 20131.7.0 Yes Yes Gold JT 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 09 20131.7.0 Yes Yes Gold Mario Oelze 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 05 20131.6 Yes Yes Gold Chris Jung 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 24 20131.6 Yes Yes Silver Artur hoOmE 
ShowPCLinuxOS 2013.07Jul 19 20131.6 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 08 20131.5.27 Yes Yes Gold Hugo Osvaldo Barrera 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 28 20131.5.22 Yes Yes Gold William J May 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 26 20131.5.20 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Dec 14 20121.5.19 Yes Yes Gold Artur hoOmE 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Oct 02 20121.5.14 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" x86_64Aug 31 20121.5.11 Yes Yes Gold M. S. 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Aug 24 20121.5.11 Yes Yes Gold Mike Masterson 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Aug 19 20121.5.11 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Aug 10 20121.5.10 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowFedora 17 x86_64Jul 28 20121.5.8 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Aug 25 20121.5.7 Yes Yes Platinum Dre 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 06 20121.4.1 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 12.1Mar 04 20121.5.6 Yes Yes Platinum Denis 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 28 20121.5.5 Yes Yes Gold CB 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 22 20121.5.4 Yes Yes Platinum William Temple 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 25 20121.5.2 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 21 20121.4 Yes Yes Platinum makiftasova 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Mar 09 20121.4 Yes Yes Silver Artur hoOmE 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 18 20121.3.37 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 24 20111.3.31 Yes Yes Bronze Otso Helenius 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 15 20111.3.30 Yes Yes Gold JT 
ShowFedora 16 x86Nov 17 20111.3.29 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Sep 08 20111.3.27 Yes Yes Gold Jimmy Berry 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Aug 06 20111.3.25 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 23 20111.3.24 Yes Yes Gold Rob 
ShowPardus 2011 32bitAug 16 20111.3.23 Yes Yes Gold makiftasova 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 19 20111.3.22 Yes Yes Gold Artur hoOmE 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 17 20111.3.22 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowFedora 15 x86_64Jun 19 20111.3.21 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 10 20111.3.21 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64May 18 20111.3.20 Yes Yes Gold Jimmy Berry 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 24 20111.3.19 Yes Yes Silver JT 
CurrentFedora 14 x86_64May 17 20111.3.19 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 09 20111.3.19 Yes Yes Silver Alex Monk 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64May 08 20111.3.19 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 29 20111.3.18 Yes Yes Silver Jakob 
ShowSlackware 13.1Apr 29 20111.3.18 Yes Yes Bronze Bartosz Debski 
ShowFedora 15 x86_64Apr 26 20111.3.18 Yes Yes Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 24 20111.3.18 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 24 20111.3.18 Yes Yes Platinum Jakob 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 03 20111.2.3 Yes Yes Platinum Mariano 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4Apr 28 20111.3.17 Yes No Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 9 "Isadora"Apr 17 20111.3.17 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowFedora 14Apr 14 20111.3.17 Yes Yes Bronze Adam Chance 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 01 20111.3.16 Yes Yes Gold Zuba 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 13 20111.3.15 Yes No Garbage an anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 10 "Julia" x86_64Mar 05 20111.3.15 Yes Yes Silver James 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 12 20111.3.13 Yes Yes Platinum William Temple 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze"Jan 23 20111.3.12 Yes Yes Gold Artur hoOmE 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 08 20111.3.11 Yes Yes Platinum Robert K. Pauls 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" x86_64Jan 11 20111.3.10 Yes Yes Platinum Collin 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 08 20111.3.10 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 04 20111.3.10 Yes Yes Gold Mikko Saarinen 
ShowopenSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)Jan 01 20111.3.10 Yes Yes Platinum Jimmy Berry 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 26 20101.3.10 Yes Yes Gold Clayton Hobbs 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"Jan 01 20111.3.9 Yes Yes Silver Joe 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20101.3.9 Yes Yes Platinum Robert K. Pauls 
ShowArch LinuxDec 17 20101.3.9 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20111.2.2 Yes Yes Gold Rob 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Dec 03 20101.3.8 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 26 20101.3.7 Yes Yes Platinum Anthony Veilleux 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20101.3.7 Yes Yes Gold Justin Soulia 
ShowMandriva 2010.1Nov 03 20101.3.5 Yes Yes Platinum Maik Wagner 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Oct 30 20101.3.5 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" x86_64Oct 22 20101.3.5 Yes Yes Platinum Angus Hedger 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 21 20101.3.5 Yes Yes Platinum Robert K. Pauls 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 02 20101.3.4 Yes Yes Gold Bob Wya 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 29 20101.3.3 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64Sep 24 20101.3.2 Yes Yes Gold Jonathan Rosen 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 14 20101.3.2 Yes Yes Gold Robert K. Pauls 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Aug 31 20101.3.1 Yes Yes Gold quaker 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze"Aug 25 20101.3.1 Yes Yes Silver Colin Wetherbee 
ShowopenSUSE 11.3 (x86_64)Aug 11 20101.3.0 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 08 20101.3.0 Yes Yes Gold Christer Landstedt 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Aug 01 20101.3.0 Yes Yes Gold Sjir Bagmeijer 
ShowLinux Mint 9 "Isadora"Aug 03 20101.2 Yes Yes Bronze an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20101.2 Yes Yes Gold Mark Yantek 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Jul 22 20101.2 Yes Yes Gold Sjir Bagmeijer 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 21 20101.2 Yes Yes Gold Kris Blackhall 
ShowMandriva 2010.0Jul 17 20101.2-rc7 Yes Yes Gold William J May 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64Jul 07 20101.2-rc6 Yes Yes Gold Jimmy Berry 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 05 20101.2-rc5 Yes Yes Gold Kris Blackhall 
ShowFedora 13Aug 10 20101.2-rc4 Yes Yes Gold Mahmoud 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze"Jun 18 20101.2-rc3 Yes Yes Gold Colin Wetherbee 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 14 20101.2-rc3 Yes Yes Gold Lorenzo 
ShowGentoo LinuxJun 09 20101.2-rc2 Yes Yes Gold Vincent CANDEAU 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 06 20101.2-rc2 Yes Yes Gold Artem Vorotnikov 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 01 20101.2-rc2 Yes Yes Platinum Matt Cavanagh 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.0 "Squeeze" x86_64May 30 20101.2-rc2 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"May 29 20101.2-rc2 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 23 20101.2-rc1 Yes Yes Platinum Luis Alvarado 
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 28 20101.1.44 Yes Yes Bronze Rothen 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64May 21 20101.1.44 Yes Yes Platinum Jimmy Berry 
ShowGentoo Linux AMD64May 16 20101.1.44 Yes Yes Gold Jazz 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20101.1.44 Yes Yes Gold Brandon Tomlinson 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 06 20101.1.43 Yes Yes Gold Felipe Moraes 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64Apr 30 20101.1.43 Yes Yes Gold an anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxApr 29 20101.1.43 Yes Yes Gold Manne Dyrver 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 28 20101.1.43 Yes Yes Gold Edward 
ShowSlackware 12.2Apr 23 20101.1.43 Yes Yes Bronze Andrew C 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 01 20101.1.42 Yes Yes Platinum Pat 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 22 20101.1.42 Yes Yes Silver Bruno Finger 
ShowLinux Mint 8 "Helena"Apr 16 20101.1.42 Yes No Garbage Brian V 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 13 20101.1.42 Yes Yes Bronze Jan Kaláb 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64Apr 02 20101.1.42 Yes Yes Gold Jimmy Berry 
ShowSlackware 12.1Apr 09 20101.1.41 N/A Yes Bronze rlazur 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64Mar 08 20101.1.40 Yes Yes Platinum Jimmy Berry 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 25 20101.1.39 Yes Yes Silver an anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 25 20101.1.39 Yes Yes Silver John Faulkner 
ShowLinux From ScratchFeb 24 20101.1.39 Yes Yes Silver Sjir Bagmeijer 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 24 20101.1.39 Yes Yes Bronze John Faulkner 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 24 20101.1.39 Yes No Garbage Mike Swanson 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 05 20101.1.38 N/A Yes Silver MadnessRed 
ShowLinux Mint 8 "Helena"Jun 26 20101.0.1 Yes Yes Silver Xavier Sythe 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
19889 Steam client major lag NEW View
22041 External screen resolution changes are not detected NEW View
22053 Steam games crash on startup if in-game community is not disabled (gcc bug) NEW View
23299 screen under Steam windows is not refreshing NEW View
23301 Steam 2010 version: tooltips popup even when the steam windows isn't top-active one NEW View
23856 Steam mouse-over popups create new instance windows in X11 UNCONFIRMED View
23977 Steam overlay can't use shift or caps lock NEW View
26658 Steam startup is slow NEW View
26738 Steam crashes using ALSA UNCONFIRMED View
27868 Steam in xfce: xfwm4 friends list menu closes UNCONFIRMED View
29240 Anti-aliasing not working for all fonts NEW View
31374 Steam text invisible with dwrite.dll enabled NEW View
33842 Steam failed to log-in/connect in a restricted environment UNCONFIRMED View
33931 Steam is broken when installed on a "Local hard disk" type drive UNCONFIRMED View
34701 Sound choppy and slow game responses in most Steam games UNCONFIRMED View
35102 Qvodplayer 3.5 Crashes on start NEW View
35361 Multiple Steam games crash on keypress with in-game community overlay enabled (cross-process/thread IME must be prohibited) NEW View

 
Suggestions

These notes were last updated: 25 March 2014

First of all a big thank you for spending some of your time to help make Wine even better!

Here are some suggestions to make the tests results more relevant to other users of Wine...

  • Ensure the version of Wine you have installed currently supports the Steam Client (see below).
  • Put your PC specs in the Extra Comments section e.g. like your CPU and system memory.
  • When adding test results please specify video card and driver version you are using.
  • It's also useful to mention what desktop environment you are using (e.g. KDE, Gnome, Xfce, Unity...)
  • Specify if you installed the Steam client into a fresh Wineprefix (or not), and what programs and games you have installed.
  • Specify what version of the Windows emulation you use in your Wineprefix (e.g. Windows XP, Windows 7).
  • Add a comment about what is not working for you.
  • Specify if you use an official (or unofficial patch) on Steam like a modified version of any executable files or go "under the hood" to modify a configuration file directly.
  • Please, don't submit test results like "Everything is working" or "Everything isn't working".

These suggestions will help make any test results, you submit, more relevant to other users of Wine and WineHQ.


 
How-to install

You need:

  • You are recommended to use the latest release of Wine (most versions >=1.7.8 will typically work)
    You can get instructions on how to install the latest release here.
  • It is not necessary to use a clean Wineprefix, but this is recommended.

How to install:

First of all, you need to open your winecfg and be sure that Windows Version is at least Windows XP, because the Steam client no longer supports older releases of windows.

Now, download here the steam installer package. After the download is complete, open a terminal on download folder, and type the follow command to install:

env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" wine msiexec /i SteamInstall.msi

It's also recomended to install the fonts: arial.ttf, tahoma.ttf, verdana.ttf and times.ttf. Steam will work without these fonts, but will look ugly. You can also install those fonts through winetricks by typing:

env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" winetricks corefonts

Note: Wine should automagically import all system fonts (e.g. TT fonts you may have imported from a Windows partition).

You can also automatically install steam with winetricks and apply the necessary patches with winetricks using the follow command.

env WINEPREFIX="(your-prefix)" winetricks --no-isolate steam

To learn how to use winetricks and know more about, click here

Before launching steam you need to run the following command to disable dwrite.dll:

wine reg add 'HKCU\Software\Valve\Steam' /v DWriteEnable /t REG_DWORD /d 00000000

Or you can start steam with the -no-dwrite option.

Without this registry fix the Steam client won't show text correctly/at all.

Note: Installing the Steam client with winetricks (>WINETRICKS_VERSION=20120819) will automagically override dwrite.dll for affected Wine versions (see below for further details).


 
Steam Tips

How to disable/enable forced Steam Client updates.

This workaround disables write access to your Steam package folder where Steam downloads updates to. Caveat Emptor - disable updates for too long and your Steam installation will break... You have been warned!!

First, navigate to (a 32-bit Wineprefix):

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Steam"

... or for a 64-bit Wineprefix:

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam"

In a terminal type:

chmod -w package

... this disable all subsequent Steam Client updates...

chmod -w package

... this re-enable all subsequent Steam Client updates...

In the file manager of your choice right click on the package folder...

Navigate to the Properties option and select the Permissions tab then

(KDE/Dolphin)
Toggle between Owner "Can View Content" (to disable Steam Client updates) and "Can View & Modify Content" (to re-enable Steam Client updates)

(Xfce/Thunar)
Toggle between Owner/Access "Read only" (to disable Steam Client updates) and "Read & Write" (to re-enable Steam Client updates)

(Unity/Nautilus & Gnome Shell/Files)
Toggle between Owner "Acess Files" (to disable Steam Client updates) and "Create and delete files" (to re-enable Steam Client updates)


Make fonts look less ugly.

To make fonts look better in Steam and in all other applications, running via Wine, we need to change a few values in the Wine registry...

First make a new text document called fontfix.reg in your favorite text editor with the follow content:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
"FontSmoothing"="2"
"FontSmoothingType"=dword:00000002
"FontSmoothingGamma"=dword:00000578
"FontSmoothingOrientation"=dword:00000001

Then we need to import this file to the wine registry, to do that:

env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" WINEPREFIX="(Wineprefix)" wine regedit fontfix.reg

Once complete, fonts will be smoothed and will look a lot better in Steam and all other Wine applications. If however fonts still look bad the follow the extra step below:

First, navigate to:

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/windows/Fonts"

and press Ctrl + F  and type arial to find, then delete, all variants of Arial except the original Arial.ttf.

These steps should solve the font issues.


Playing videos/trailers through Steam Store - directly in Steam client window.

You need Adobe Flash web browser plugins installed to playback video trailers in the Steam store.

Download the two installers:
Flash Player plugin for Gecko and Flash Player for IE
and install into your Wineprefix.

The Steam Client application needs both of these Flash plugins to play videos correctly - so download and install both of them.

Note: Accessing the Steam website from your native browser, by going to www.steampowered.com, will typically give the best user experience for the Flash video trailers.


How to completely re-install the Steam Client application.

To reinstall Steam without loosing your installed games, you need to move/copy the folder (and all sub-folders):

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/steamapps"

... or (64-bit Wineprefix) ...

"(Wineprefix)/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps"

to a safe place.

In a clean Winprefix, after reinstalling steam, you can just move back the steamapps folder (and all sub-folders). Hey Presto! All your backed up games should show up, as installed, when you launch the newly installed Steam Client...

NB This will not backup or restore your saved games!! These will need to be safely backed up seperately.


 
Troubleshooting

Game exits after pressing any key

This is a regression from Wine 1.7.10, the workarounds for this problem is to disable the gameoverlayrenderer library by going into winecfg libraries tab, adding the library and setting to disabled.

Or disabling the Steam In-Game Overlay by going into Steam Settings > In-Game and uncheck Enable Steam Community In-Game.


Steam freezes after opening the library

This is a bug that affects some users. At this time, there isn't a solution to fix this problem.It is recommended to reinstall steam and/or rebuild the Wineprefix.


When opening a new window in Steam, that window starts transparent.

This is a compositing-related problem. Try disabling compositing in the settings for your Window Manager.


Steam In-Game overlay does not close on ESC or Overlay key

This is a rare bug and only occur with specific games and only at specific times. There is no permanent solution to solve this problem. You can try to close the overlay by clicking on the "Close the steam overlay" link at the top of the screen. This is currently the most effective solution, but, sometimes the only way is to close the game.


Big Picture Mode fail to open, asking for DirectX.

Until now Steam Big Picture mode doesn't work with Wine. Big Picture mode requires DirectX 10.x libraries that Wine currently does not support. 


Steam window is unresponsive or slow.

This bug is not yet resolved. If you're using Desktop compositing, you can disable-it and it will improve steam performance. The Steam client requires and uses OpenGL acceleration.

For more information, please, refer to bugzilla thread #19889.


Steam window stealing window focus or not taking focus. 

 These are common glitches and there's no fix yet, the best solution in this case is minimize the steam window or close it to the taskbar.

Users of the KDE Desktop can set fine grained Focus Stealing control over applications. It is recommended to set the Wine Steam class to "None" if you have problems with game draw windows not running in fullscreen.

In general Wine draws windows using XServer protocols. These cannot guarantee or mimic the same ordering or focus that DirectX/Draw libraries provide under Microsoft Windows.


Steam Client crashes after user login.

This is an issue related to the 3rd December 2013 Steam Client update. You will need to use a fairly recent version of Wine that has a patch to fix this API implementation mismatch. Wine versions prior to 1.7.8 will not work and are unlikely to ever support the Steam Client (backports to the 1.6. stable release have been discussed)...

The actual Windows implementation of the Win32 function NtAdjustPrivilegesToken does not match the MSDN specification for the API of the function... Wine versions <1.7.8 assume the MSDN specification is the correct one. It should be emphasised that this is not a bug in the Steam Client - it simply calls this Win32 function and assumes the standard MS Windows behaviour. So future updates of the Steam Client will remain unsupported by versions <1.7.8.

You can find more detail at the bugzilla thread #35030.


How to fix "Could not Connect to Network" Issue.

For those experiencing the "Could Not Connect to Network" problem often the Windows solution is to delete the ClientRegistry file. To do that, delete the: "(your-prefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/ClientRegistry.blob"

Note: For most people simply restarting the client avoids the issue.


Chat window doesn't work.

The chat appears to be working but messages are not displayed correctly. Try resizing and/or minimizing/maximizing chat window.

Try to call any friend to chat from the friends list, and the window will show up again.

This bug typically becomes apparent when someone tries to contact you in the Steam chat. Often when you initiate contact with (an)other Steam user(s) there will not be so many issues...


Steam Takes too long to start:

When starting the  Steam client - Wine crashes and writes a small memory dump (*.mdmp files). ­

Note: Solution is only for Linux Based Systems.

To fix, edit the /etc/sysctl.conf (Arch Linux: create a new file /etc/sysctl.d/98-steam-network-buffers.conf) and add this to the end of the file:

# Send and receive buffer sizes to make steam happy
net.core.rmem_max = 131072
net.core.wmem_max = 131072

and then, run as root:

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sysctl -p
(Arch Linux:
sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.d/98-steam-network-buffers.conf
)

Unable to launch games with error: "The registry was in use by another process":

This is a Steam client bug resulting from the Linux kernel caching file operations. You can fix this problem by shutting down Steam cleanly (keep running and exiting steam itself until you get a clean shutdown without any errors after "Shutting down" - watch the console you ran steam from) and then restarting it. Once steam has been shut down cleanly and restarted the error should not occur.

If all fails, start Steam, right-click on the game and select Properties. Go to Local files tab and click on Verify integrity of game cache...

Some file systems support extra sync flag. This should solve the problem. However it will reduce performance, so use with care!

chattr -R +S ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam

Most/All games crash after open or after a short time.

To Fix: Open Your winecfg, go to Libraries, add a new library replace named gameoverlayrenderer and set to disabled, the In-Game Overlay and the Screenshot option on steam won't work.


Steam client crashes when authenticating user.

This problem can be caused by WINE requiring the native ntlm_auth library to be installed (in order to authentic your login). On most Linux-based distributions this library is included in the Samba (server) package - typically this package includes winbind.

If you have this issue then you will see an console/debug error similar to the following:

err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution. 

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Steam client window(s) do(es)n't render any text.

Ensure Steam client is launched as follows...

wine Steam.exe -no-dwrite

The -no-dwrite switch can be added to a Desktop Launcher (manually with a text editor).

Refer to Bugzilla thread: Steam text invisible with dwrite.dll enabled .


General Workarounds.

If you have an problem that you can't solve one 'hack' is to force the Steam client to reinstall itself.

Shutdown your Steam client - if necessary force shutdown, with:

wineserver -k       

Delete all files in your Steam folder (default is typically: ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/) except the file steam.exe and the folder steamapps.

Re-launch your Steam client - in order to re-download all application files.

Your Steam games will be intact - since all these games are stored in subfolders of the steamapps folder.


 
Legacy Problems...

Note:This bug's wasn't reported on newest versions of wine or newest system. Before try this solutions, please, update your wine version and your operating system, click here to know more.


Update crash at 26%.

Try to just cancel and open Steam again. If this don't work, try to increase the priority of steam process with the command:

nice -n -10 wine Steam.exe

(note: this will require you to alter your /etc/security/limits.conf file)...

If that doesn't work, you can also try this:

wine steamTmp.exe SelfUpdate "Steam.exe" 14

If all fails, remove the "(your-prefix)/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/ClientRegistry.blob" file and try to open steam again.


nVidia 185 Drivers Series Crash.

If you are using nVidia 185.x series drivers your X Session may crash when attempting to launch the Steam client. The solution is to upgrade your outdated Nvidia driver.

Note: This is NOT a wine bug.


The Steam Client will not work when installed on an ntfs partition mounted using ntfs-3g driver.

This is a known limitation of the driver and/or older kernels. Steam requires functionality (mmap with shared write access) which Wine cannot emulate if it's not supported on the underlying file system.

Note: Linux kernel >=2.6.26 do not have this bug.


 

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by louis on Wednesday March 26th 2014, 21:54
any fixes for this yet?

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  • RE: by Bob Wya on Thursday March 27th 2014, 2:38
    • RE: by louis on Thursday March 27th 2014, 3:57
      • RE: by Bob Wya on Thursday March 27th 2014, 4:45
        • RE: by louis on Thursday March 27th 2014, 5:08
libpng
by Joël on Wednesday March 19th 2014, 16:50
Today i purchased One Way Heroics.
When i run it from steam (clicking the Play button), it sometimes screws Xorg, and the steam terminal always spits indefinitely :
"libpng error: Read Error"
So it's unplayable this way.
If i run the game from another terminal (wine Game.exe) it runs fine but the steam terminal still spits the libpng error.

Also i couldn't find an AppDB entry for this game.

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  • RE: libpng by Joël on Wednesday March 19th 2014, 16:51
Steam No Longer Launches
by Drake on Thursday March 13th 2014, 16:20
Steam has just gone caput one me. It gets through the "updating" phase and then just closes out. I'm using Wineskin with a slightly older engine on OS X 10.8.5 (but just in case, I tried a completely clean install with the newest engine- same issues). Here's my log output for the crash, I can't make heads or tails of it:

fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation 0x0 1 0x0 0
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation 0x0 1 0x0 0
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation 0x0 1 0x0 0
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03ab30, 0x3f03ab28
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03ab68, 0x3f03ab60
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03aaf8, 0x3f03aaf0
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03aba0, 0x3f03ab98
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03abd8, 0x3f03abd0
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation 0x0 1 0x0 0
fixme:winhttp:WinHttpDetectAutoProxyConfigUrl discovery via DHCP not supported
fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl ignoring keepalive interval and timeout
fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl ignoring keepalive interval and timeout
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03ab30, 0x3f03ab28
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03ab68, 0x3f03ab60
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03aaf8, 0x3f03aaf0
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03aba0, 0x3f03ab98
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03abd8, 0x3f03abd0
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
fixme:imm:ImmGetOpenStatus (0x154810): semi-stub
fixme:ole:RemUnknown_QueryInterface No interface for iid {00000019-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}
fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10088, 2, 0x32e43c, 4) stub
fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10088, 3, 0x32e448, 4) stub
fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x10088, 4, 0x32e438, 4) stub
[0313/161926:ERROR:resource_bundle.cc(417)] Failed to load C:\Program Files\Steam\bin\chrome.pak
Some features may not be available.
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x4a4e188, overlapped 0x47b6f08): stub
fixme:winsock:WSALookupServiceBeginW (0x4a4e288 0x00000ff0 0x4a4e2d0) Stub!
[0313/161926:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(126)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 8
fixme:hnetcfg:fw_apps_get__NewEnum 0x1e7388, 0x5deed68
fixme:hnetcfg:fw_app_put_ProcessImageFileName 0x1e73d0, L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe"
fixme:hnetcfg:fw_app_put_Name 0x1e73d0, L"Steam"
fixme:hnetcfg:fw_app_put_Enabled 0x1e73d0, -1
fixme:hnetcfg:fw_apps_Add 0x1e7388, 0x1e73d0
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {e2b3c97f-6ae1-41ac-817a-f6f92166d7dd} not registered
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {e2b3c97f-6ae1-41ac-817a-f6f92166d7dd} could be created for context 0x1
fixme:winsock:WSAIoctl ignoring keepalive interval and timeout
fixme:advapi:StopTraceA (0, "Steam Event Tracing", 0x5dee6e0) stub
fixme:advapi:StartTraceA (0x5dee76c, "Steam Event Tracing", 0x5dee6e0) stub
fixme:advapi:OpenTraceA 0x5dee540: stub
fixme:advapi:EnableTrace (1, 0x10, 4, {22fb2cd6-0e7b-422b-a0c7-2fad1fd0e716}, cafe4242): stub
fixme:advapi:CloseTrace cafe4242: stub
fixme:advapi:ProcessTrace 0x5fc89c8 1 0x0 0x0: stub
err = 1 /Applications/buildAgent/work/68ad82c58164b5d3/source/RzAudioSettings/TwinkleMac/NahimicAPO_Mac/NahimicAPO_Mac/Source/mach_override.c:243
err = 1 /Applications/buildAgent/work/68ad82c58164b5d3/source/RzAudioSettings/TwinkleMac/NahimicAPO_Mac/NahimicAPO_Mac/Source/mach_override.c:257
err = 1 /Applications/buildAgent/work/68ad82c58164b5d3/source/RzAudioSettings/TwinkleMac/NahimicAPO_Mac/NahimicAPO_Mac/Source/mach_override.c:262
Assertion failed: (!err), function New_PlugIn, file /Applications/buildAgent/work/68ad82c58164b5d3/source/RzAudioSettings/TwinkleMac/NahimicAPO_Mac/NahimicAPO_Mac/Source/APO_PlugIn.mm, line 1356.
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03ab30, 0x3f03ab28
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03ab68, 0x3f03ab60
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03aaf8, 0x3f03aaf0
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03aba0, 0x3f03ab98
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f005a30, 0x3f03abd8, 0x3f03abd0
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation 0x0 1 0x0 0
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub

Any help would be awesome.

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Can't join multiplayer games
by Jasiek on Saturday February 22nd 2014, 8:58
Hi!

I've been having this problem for a while now!
When Running Civilization V with steam I keep getting a message saying "can't join multiplayer session" whenever I try joining a game.

Any other online functionality in steam works just fine - updating and downloading games and single player.

I know the router is set up fine because when I run it on my gf's laptop, under windows it connects just fine!

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Using Steam Community without app crash
by Sebastian Loncar on Thursday February 13th 2014, 0:11
I found out a way to use the steam community without app crash. There are to ways to solve it: using the native imm32.dll from an existing windows machine, or make a small patch in the wine buildin imm32.dll source and recompile it.

I described the ways detailed on my blog:
blog.en.edaro.net/2014/02/Wine-and-the-Steam-Community.html

After that, you will be able to use the steam community without crash - so multiplayer should be possible. I've tested it with the steam game Borderlands 2.

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Games crash when pressing esc key
by Vitor Antunes on Wednesday January 15th 2014, 3:36
In wine 1.7.10, at least, games crash whenever I press the esc key. Disabling steam community seems to solve the issue.

Anyone experiencing the same issue?

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Fatal Error?
by Martin on Tuesday January 7th 2014, 3:11
every time i click on a game, program, or such... it wine tells me that an unhandled expectation in the user inter face, (thread 99)
that an unhandled expectation in the user inter face, (thread 120)

Whats whit the errors? i open up Company Of Heroes 2, runs nicely up to startup, then BOOM! these show up.

why is this happening can anyone help me?

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my games are screwed under the new steam and wine1.7.10
by tweakmy on Saturday January 4th 2014, 23:06
Started a new fresh install no addons and only winetricks --no-isolate steam

My wine game pops with momentary black screen with no errors indicated except for the public/steambootstrapper_english.txt


Tom@Tom-TECRA-M11 ~/wine32/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Orcs Must Die 2/build/release $ WINEPREFIX=~/wine32 wine OrcsMustDie2.exe
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f005c90, 0x3f03ab30, 0x3f03ab28
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f005c90, 0x3f03ab68, 0x3f03ab60
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f005c90, 0x3f03aaf8, 0x3f03aaf0
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f005c90, 0x3f03aba0, 0x3f03ab98
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f005c90, 0x3f03abd8, 0x3f03abd0
fixme:ntdll:NtQuerySystemInformation info_class SYSTEM_HANDLE_INFORMATION
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:msvcrt:__clean_type_info_names_internal (0x653cad10) stub
fixme:msvcrt:__clean_type_info_names_internal (0x10296ec0) stub
fixme:msvcrt:__clean_type_info_names_internal (0x673fe7b0) stub
fixme:msvcrt:__clean_type_info_names_internal (0x3ebd60) stub
Tom@Tom-TECRA-M11 ~/wine32/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Orcs Must Die 2/build/release $ fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".

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Error when doing the first terminal command
by Zane on Tuesday December 31st 2013, 14:56
while installing steam using this installation guide after the fist command this popped up:

err:module:import_dll Library dbghelp.dll
(which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\mscoree.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR100_CLR0400.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\mscorsvw.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library dbghelp.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\system32\\mscoree.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library mscoree.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\mscorsvw.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\windows\\Microsoft.NET\\Framework64\\v4.0.30319\\mscorsvw.exe" failed, status c0000135
err:service:service_send_start_message service L"clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64" failed to start

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wine 1.7.8 Still not working
by Matt on Sunday December 15th 2013, 0:22
It simply doesn't work for me. More specifically I can log into steam once, but it doesn't allow me to download any games. After exiting steam, I get the same bug. Steam hangs on authentication.

I have mint 16 cinnamon 64 bit. I have tried installing into new prefixes both 32 and 64 bits. The 32 bit case doesn't work at all on my box.

The new steam update really trashed all steam functionality for me. The pure linux one works, but I don't have many games under that.

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All games crash now (Wine 1.7.8)
by HoppelHase on Friday December 13th 2013, 17:39
After upgrading to 1.7.8 it worked flawlessly 2 days ago. Today (after Ubunut and Steam updates ...) each game crashes when trying to start. E.g.:

Install script executed.err:module:import_dll Loading library MSVCP100.dll (which is needed by L"Z:\\Steam_Wine\\SteamApps\\common\\Zeno Clash 2\\Binaries\\Win32\\Playtomic.dll") failed (error c000007b).

fixme:setupapi:extract_cabinet_file awful hack: extracting cabinet "C:\\users\\user1\\Temp\\DX1c8.tmp\\APR2007_xinput_x86.cab"
Install script executed.err:seh:raise_exception Exception frame is not in stack limits => unable to dispatch exception.

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Outdated Flash Player links
by Silvia N on Wednesday December 11th 2013, 21:54
The links for flash under the tips section are outdated. If you need to install Flash for the videos use these links:
get.adobe.com/flashplayer/download/?installer=Flash_Player_11_for_Internet_Explorer&standalone=1
get.adobe.com/flashplayer/download/?installer=Flash_Player_11_for_Other_Browsers&standalone=1
or use winetricks.

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Steam freezes after opening the library
by Karol S. on Friday December 6th 2013, 21:28
Wine 1.7.8, Ubuntu 12.04 x64, Steam launches, Store and Community sections work, but when I click on the Library section, Steam freezes, giving this output to the terminal:

Assert( Assertion Failed: m_bStreamingError || cTotalBytesReceived == (uint32)m_buffer.TellPut() ):ugcmanager.cpp:182

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Steam crashing on game update
by Mark Strout on Friday December 6th 2013, 18:31
I'm running Wine 1.7.8 now, and the crash on log-in has been fixed. Thanks to those involved.

Unfortunately, I'm now seeing a crash when a game updates (specifically, Rome II Total War). At a random point during the d/l, Steam exits and terminal shows minor variants of this:

pastebin.com/cRD0A4Xd

Reproduced using wine-1.7.7-199-g698b1e1 and, for completeness, 1.7.8 under PoL and 13.0.1 Crossover.

Any ideas?

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Wine1.7 fix for Ubuntu
by Doug Barbieri on Friday December 6th 2013, 11:25
I've created a PPA and uploaded a patched version of wine1.7 here:

code.launchpad.net/~doug/+archive/steam-wine-fix

I'm waiting for the automated build to happen first. You can add the ppa, then "apt-get source wine1.7" to build it yourself using dpkg-buildpackage.

To add the ppa, do the following:

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:doug/steam-wine-fix
$ sudo apt-get update

For now, you have to build the source manually:

$ mkdir wine;cd wine
$ sudo apt-get build-dep wine1.7
$ apt-get source wine1.7
$ cd wine1.7-1.7.7
$ dpkg-buildpackage

Wait for a long time, then install the .deb packages in the folder above.

After the build on launchpad.net happens (refresh the page from time to time to check the status), you can follow these instructions:

Installing for the first time:

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7

or if you already have wine1.7 installed, just do:

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

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Steam update (3rd December) breaks Wine 1.7.7
by Bob Wya on Wednesday December 4th 2013, 5:26
Hi folks...

This Wine bug due to the Steam update on 3rd December is fixed in the Git tree...
commit fd65b0a1c3f5f981cc110ca9e6a0edb6323e1296
Should land in Wine 1.7.8 (and possibly "stable" 1.6.x branch).

See bug:
bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35030

Thanks
Bob

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Steam dies after login
by mzneverdies on Wednesday November 6th 2013, 2:21
Starting today -06 Nov 2013-, after a steam update, my Steam dies right after trying to log in. I'm using latest wine (1.7.5) which ran ok yesterday.
My prefix is not clean -steam, d3dx9, dotnet20, dotnet30, dotnet35 installed through winetricks-, and I'm using Steam Beta update.
When I get some time I'll try a new clean prefix and Steam stable, but my hopes are down, since it seems I'm not the only one complaining (ej: ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2186118)

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For those hanging on log-in
by David Ward on Wednesday September 11th 2013, 10:55
For those who have a hanging Steam when logging in, I found copying a version of mscoree.dll from a Windows install to solve the problem.

The version I've tested is from .NET 4.0; make sure it's native and not from winetrick's dotnet40 package.

The be precise, the version I've taken is from v4.0.30319.

Also, as a poster earlier mentioned, try running Steam.exe with taskset.

E.g. taskset -c 0 wine Steam.exe

Good luck!

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Stuck on Connect/login
by Joni Larsen-Haikarainen on Saturday July 20th 2013, 4:39
If I select to save password the client gets stuck at Connecting Steam Account: [my account name]
If I select not to save password it gets stuck on login screen with only abort button working.
Tried every surgestion I can find. Reinstalled multiple times in a clean prefix.

Thought it might be the login servers that are having problems but no. My Linux Steam Client can connect and works fine.

But I bought Skyrim Legendary Edition so need to play it in Wine.

Any ideas?

Running Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64bit
Intel Core i7-3820
32GB DDR3 RAM 1600MHz
Geforce 770 2GB with nvidia 319.32 driver
Corsair Force Series 3 60GB SSD as system disk
WD Green 2TB home drive
Wine latest 1.6rc from PPA

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Can't run steam after installation
by Arthur Matei on Monday May 20th 2013, 16:59
Hey I installed Steam in a clean prefix, after the installation it prompted me to login, but with no text rendered, so closed the window, and wanted to start it again wie -no-dwrite, but it throws some errors and stops.

I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit

Output:

arthur@Nostromo:~$ WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wineprefixes/dota2 wine .local/share/wineprefixes/dota2/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/Steam/Steam.exe
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
ILocalize::AddFile() failed to load file "public/steambootstrapper_english.txt".
[2013-05-20 23:51:38] Startup - updater built May 3 2013 15:10:13
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f0055a0, 0x3f036b40, 0x3f036b38
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f0055a0, 0x3f036b78, 0x3f036b70
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f0055a0, 0x3f036b08, 0x3f036b00
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f0055a0, 0x3f036bb0, 0x3f036ba8
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f0055a0, 0x3f036be8, 0x3f036be0
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
[2013-05-20 23:51:38] Verifying installation...
[2013-05-20 23:51:38] Verification complete
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
[2013-05-20 23:51:39] Shutdown
arthur@Nostromo:~$ fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub
fixme:advapi:EventUnregister deadbeef: stub

Does anybody know whats going on here?

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new Steam update broke bootstrapping
by Yuri Volkov on Tuesday May 7th 2013, 4:40
With the new update Steam suddenly have stopped bootstrapping correctly under Wine-1.5.24 and later.

Now, when starting, Steam client tries to verify the files (just like after a fresh updating), finds all of them to be correct, then shuts itself down completely without messages and/or other signals. Neither bootstrapping log nor console output indicate any errors, it just looks like an ordinary shutdown process.

I've found this behavior under Wine versions from 1.5.24 to 1.5.29. With a downgrade to 1.5.23 everything works perfectly though.

Re-installation of a fresh Steam distribution within a fresh wineprefix have no effect, the problem is still present.

I'm using FreeBSD-9.1-x64 and i386-wine-devel port.

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New Steam Versions
by Christopher Cope on Sunday March 3rd 2013, 11:35
Since the recent updates I have to launch steam with -tcp or it won't connect to Steam. I tried a new wine prefix with the same behavior. I have the Linux version of Steam and do not have to do that with it.

Also, on the dwrite issue. You can download --link removed-- and apply it to your wine registry to prevent having to launch Steam via -no-dwrite each time. It will also hold between Steam issued restarts, unlike using the -no-dwrite option.
After you have it downloaded open a terminal in the same directory and run

wine regedit disable-dwrite.reg

EDIT: I was unaware that mediafire links were not allowed. The file contained the following

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam]
"DWriteEnable"=dword:00000000

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Bug: Steam window will auto-maximise
by pfftzo on Friday February 22nd 2013, 0:13
I haven't maximised my steam window, because I have the friends list next to it.
But when I launch a game and exit it, the Steam window will maximise itself magically, so it covers the whole screen and the friends list with it.

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Latest steam update (2013-2-14) broken
by Zootal on Thursday February 14th 2013, 20:23
Looks like the latest steam client update won't run with wine. I get the updating steam dialog, extracting package, a real quick "fail..." message, and it terminates. Dead. Anyone else seeing this? It seems to not work with wine 1.4.1, and 1.5.23

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Steam stopped working after killing wineserver
by Josh Raymond on Friday February 8th 2013, 23:14
Ok, so I was using steam (the windows version, through wine*1.5.19*) and was downloading Fable 3. I did a wineserver -k command without realizing steam was still up, and ever since steam refuses to work.

Command used to start steam: env WINEDEBUG="fixme-all" wine "/home/josh/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/Steam.exe" -no-dwrite

Terminal backtrace: pastebin.com/mmbuSSZa

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Steam with wine 1.5.22
by juppiter89 on Wednesday January 23rd 2013, 10:28
I installed steam in a fresh Ubuntu installation with wine 1.5.22. It seems there are troubles with syncing: when I start a game it hangs on "Preparing to launch...", and when a quit Steam it hangs on "Finishing Steam cloud sync..." Any help? Thank you.

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Steam crash and log
by Bob VL on Wednesday January 9th 2013, 15:24
Recently, Steam has begun failing with an error window saying "the program steam.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close." I upgraded to the latest wrapper and engine, and still get the error. Below is the error log:
pastebin.com/m4XtAE4Y

It seems to have started happening when Dota 2 needed to update. It does not update, but just sits there and says it needs to update. Then after a few minutes, steam crashes. Any insight? Thanks!

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Steam Client : purchasing new games broken?
by Bob Wya on Saturday January 5th 2013, 9:16
Anyone else tried purchasing games with the client over the holiday season :-) ??

I am seeing a problem similar to a network timeout - when running the Steam Client natively under Windows XP/7. When clicking on the "Purchase for myself" button the Steam Client gets stuck trying to load the secure purchase page? It doesn't crash - but one is unable to complete the purchase... Anyone else seeing this?

I've tried under both 1.4.1 and 1.5.20 - with the same results. I've also tried running Wine under a few different distros to double check the problem is specific to one...

A recent Steam update appears to have broken this feature!! I've previously been able to purchase games directly within the Steam Client when running under Wine...

Anyone else seen this problem??>

Thanks
Bob

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Better interoperability
by Daniel Santos on Tuesday December 25th 2012, 15:14
So I was trying to use a desktop shortcut Steam made with this command:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/daniel/.wine-steam" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe steam:/ /rungameid/400

(I added a space between slashes to prevent appdb from deforming it) Problem is that I'm post 1.5.9 (or whatever version they started using dwrite.dll) and it starts it w/o the -no-dwrite command. I fixed it with this registry entry:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\steam\Shell\Open\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe\" -no-dwrite \"%1\""

The second problem is that, after running it once, steam changes it back to it's default. This is actually smart behavior to deter malware, but is getting in the way in this case. Still, I thought I would post it anyway (maybe I'll get an even better fix later).

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Stuck in Tools listing view
by Zeb on Thursday December 20th 2012, 3:21
Hi,

I have listed the Tools (using the View->Tools menu) but am unable to go back to the installed game list view. I can click on Games view in the View menu, I am stuck in the Tools list.
The native Steam (which has just been released) does not behave the same, so it seems to be a bug with the Windows Steam run under wine.

Has anyone experienced this? Is there a fix?

Thanks in advance.

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Steam and bash (and wine).
by Yuri Shishenko on Sunday December 9th 2012, 1:55
Noticed that steam can lauunch bash scrips that renamed into *.exe files.
I can launch Anno 2070 from other wineprefix in steam from its own wineprefix.
Need to rename bash script to exe and add it to steam as other game.
When launching steam will say that it fails to start but then game launches.
Wine cannot launch that exe file itself.

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1.5.18
by sloan on Saturday December 1st 2012, 22:34
Just wanted to let someone know that the overlay is working with 1.5.18. It seems to lock up the entire system randomly when used in Team Fortress 2 (for trading) but I haven't tested it out fully.

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Steam GUI pauses/crashes after game any load
by sinatosk on Sunday October 14th 2012, 1:11
After I start a game ( so far I've tried DOTA 2 and Team Fortress 2 )... the steam client just doesn't respond to anything other than me terminating the process...

I can't drag the window, click buttons... nothing this happens right after I loaded the game ( whether I'm still in the game or exit the game )...

Pressing CTRL+C on the terminal didn't terminate it either

I also find "Steam.exe" still running when I do exit Steam ( before I load any games )

In the end I send a sigterm to terminate it in any of these scenario

I use Archlinux 64bit

Kernel: Linux hostname 3.5.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Oct 7 19:30:49 CEST 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Wine: wine-1.5.15 ( configured to be 32bit with windows xp and tried windows 7 )
GPU: GeForce GTX 260 304.51-3 ( Rrchlinux repository )

pastebin.com/17YyugpF

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Step by Step tutorial (Mint 13)
by Booman on Friday October 12th 2012, 10:58
I created a Step-by-Step tutorial on installing & running Steam in Mint 13 with PlayOnLinux.
I included the steps for installing Alien Swarm:
www.aoaforums.com/frontpage/software-news-reviews-60/linux/12404-steam-and-source-games-in-mint-13.html

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Fatal Error: VGUI_Setup failed
by BigVig209 on Thursday October 11th 2012, 13:39
I'm running Debian Unstable amd64 and attempting to install steam. My specs are: 3.2.0-4-amd64 Debian 3.2.30-1, Nvidia Driver Version 304.48, GeForce 7600 GT - 256 MB, AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+. I'm using wine 1.5.5 from the unstable repository.

I have installed libnss-winbind,libpam-winbind, libwbclient0 and winbind

I have installed the i386 nvidia drivers, and I tried to install steam using 'winetricks --no-isolate steam'. The normal installation windows open up, I click to accept the license, and the steam client begins to update itself.

After the installation finishes and attempts to run steam, it fails with "Fatal Error: VGUI_Setup failed.'

When I double-click on steam to start it, a window pops up with the message 'Fatal Error: VGUI_Setup failed'.

I am currently reading through the FAQ, but any help would be appreciated.

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Steam windows will not unmaximise:
by Benjamin on Friday October 5th 2012, 14:34
Steam works fine for teh most part, until you maximise a window. Once maximised the windows (including the friends list window) won't allow you to unmaximise them, clicking steam's unmaximise button causes the button to animate, but that is all.. Other buttons, such as minimise, and close, are working as intended.

Ubuntu 12.04 64bit, wine 1.5.14, XFCE.

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internal error
by Patrick Jagersten on Thursday October 4th 2012, 16:36
hey! i'm having a problem with running games in steam..
every time I lunch the game i'm getting a " internal error"

any idès ?

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Unable to login to Steam...
by Kyle Devir on Saturday September 29th 2012, 0:39
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {47a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc6f}, 0x3f005160, 0x3f036b20, 0x3f036b18
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {58a9201e-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361bc70}, 0x3f005160, 0x3f036b58, 0x3f036b50
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {3fa9201e-73b0-43fe-9821-7e145359bc6f}, 0x3f005160, 0x3f036ae8, 0x3f036ae0
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {1432afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b433}, 0x3f005160, 0x3f036b90, 0x3f036b88
fixme:advapi:EventRegister {4372afee-73b0-42ce-9821-7e134361b519}, 0x3f005160, 0x3f036bc8, 0x3f036bc0
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x455d70c, overlapped 0x4374bc8): stub
fixme:winsock:WSALookupServiceBeginW (0x455d80c 0x00000ff0 0x455d854) Stub!
[0929/153607:ERROR:network_change_notifier_win.cc(111)] WSALookupServiceBegin failed with: 8
fixme:toolhelp:CreateToolhelp32Snapshot Unimplemented: heap list snapshot
fixme:toolhelp:Heap32ListFirst : stub
fixme:iphlpapi:CancelIPChangeNotify (overlapped 0x4374bc8): stub

I think it has something to do with WSALookupServiceBegin.
Any solution to this?

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I can't exit out of steam windows mostly
by Collin on Thursday September 27th 2012, 20:59
I could've sworn I saw a bug about it, could somebody point me into the right direction?

I'm using Debian Sid x64, Gnome 3, Wine 1.5.13.

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all games/installed dropdown issue
by Tim Middleton on Tuesday September 25th 2012, 10:00
In the last week or so I suddenly noticed that the dropdown on the game library where you select "all games" or "installed" to filter your list of games no longer drops down. Not sure how long this has been a problem, as I had it set to list "installed" games and hadn't got any new games for quite a while. Now, having a new game, I find i can't change the list filter anymore, so can't see anything but my current "installed" games in the steam client... anyone else experiencing this?

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Steam overlay works when running steam from windows partition
by Adam on Sunday September 23rd 2012, 12:03
I am running slackware64-current with multilib and had steam working ok by running it from my real windows 7 installation where steam was already installed. Even the in game overlay works.

I wanted to get rid of windows from this PC, so I installed steam using winetricks and nothing would start. I found out now that this is because I need to disable the overlay, but find it strange I need to do this when the overlay works fine if I run my already installed Steam from my windows partition.

I am using the latest stable version of steam on both installations, and I have checked that I can definitely use the steam overlay by pressing shift-tab while in a game. Anyone have any ideas why this would be happening? From what I have read I shouldn't be able to use the overlay at all.

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Steam constantly crashing
by Dre on Saturday September 22nd 2012, 0:15
there was a problem with a later update with steam usually crashing, unable to get in games or etc.

i found it was a problem with steam accessing my games from the ntfs partition, copying the games onto a local drive seemed to have fixed it. no more crashes :)

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Big Picture mode failed.
by Yuri Shishenko on Tuesday September 11th 2012, 2:38
'CreatePanoramaUIEngine failed for Big Picture' error message appears.

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by tatsu on Wednesday September 5th 2012, 16:19
Oh and bizarrely the settings window won't close no matter what.

running wine 1.5 ubuntu 12.4 wine set to winXP

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  • RE: by Andrew Comminos on Saturday September 8th 2012, 20:13
  • RE: by Yuri Shishenko on Tuesday September 11th 2012, 2:36
  • RE: by GyB on Tuesday September 11th 2012, 9:34
    • RE: by Bob Wya on Wednesday September 12th 2012, 6:33
  • RE: Unable to close Steam settings window by Bob Wya on Tuesday September 18th 2012, 5:17

by tatsu on Wednesday September 5th 2012, 16:13
I have a simple request steam work out of the box for me with these instructions, I'd just like to drop my steam games from windows into the steamapps\common folder like I did so many other times, steam just has to check files and update registry and shortcuts rather than download the whole again.

However my Wine C drive shows empty program files and program files (x86). Steam isn't there, so where is it?

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  • RE: by Dre on Friday September 21st 2012, 22:59
New problem
by Yuri Shishenko on Saturday September 1st 2012, 2:21
In 1.5.12 Steam can not launch games.
After pressing 'Play' button it crashes.

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STEAM OVERLAY RENDERER WORKING AS INTENDED.
by Dre on Friday August 24th 2012, 22:58
------
STEAM OVERLAY IS NOW WORKING
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enabling it in options and opening it in cs:s works as intended ( see screenshot )

wine version 1.5.7 Win32
latest steam.
no other options required.

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keyboard issues in Precise 64...
by Mariano on Tuesday August 21st 2012, 13:51
I don't know if anyone has the same problems, but either in 1.4 or 1.5.11 (which, BTW, selecting dwrite in the overrides list on wine-cfg, and flagging it as DISABLED solves the problem in this and .10 versions), there is something that conflicts between wine and UBUNTU (12.04 64bits). Recently I upgraded from Lucid where everything related to wine worked mostly fine, but now, most games ignore the L-Ctrl and tilde (~) keys. The Control key is needed in most action games for things like crouching, and the tilde is used to bring up the debug editor (games like FO:NV are mostly unplayable if you don't know how to "get off a rock" from time to time). The thing is, most of my games work under STEAM, and that's why I came here to ask for ideas/solutions.

I'm running wine (currently 1.5.11, for sound issues under 1.4) on a Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits fully updated machine (8 GB RAM, GTX 550 Ti with 1 GB RAM).

Thanks and sorry for any mistakes (english isn't my primary language).

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Microphone Issue
by Dean Thomson on Monday July 30th 2012, 0:12
I've been trying to setup my usb microphone which is a logitech usb desk microphone. The chip itself is a Asahi Kasei Microsystems AK5370 I/F A/D Converter. I can use this microphone okay in Linux apps but Steam struggles.

I select the microphone in the Wine settings under the Audio tab. But Steam still tells me there is no microphone detected. Any thoughts?

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Can't get it to work on Fedora 17
by Marius on Thursday July 26th 2012, 8:06
It crashes during login, no matter what I do (I tried to configure to use Windows 7). After I wait for a few minutes, I get a crash window from wine, and I also get a segfault in the terminal.

When I try the winetricks tip, with the 32-bit arch, I get a different error. Any ideas?

[ fa2k@blackhole ~]$ export WINEARCH=win32
[ fa2k@blackhole ~]$ export WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wineprefixes/steam­
[ fa2k@blackhole ~]$ Software/winetricks --no-isolate steam
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wine cmd.exe /c echo '%ProgramFiles%' returned unexpanded string '%ProgramFiles%' ... can be caused a corrupt wineprefix, an old wine, or by not owning /home/fa2k/.local/share/wineprefixes/steam­
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[ fa2k@blackhole ~]$ wine --version
wine-1.5.8

The error is here, but I get different ones: www.fa2k.net/misc/steamfail.txt

Using ATI open source driver.

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Broken in git
by Yuri Shishenko on Thursday July 26th 2012, 4:15
It seems that Steam is broken on latest wine from git.
Tested it on wine-1.5.9-145-g7b89de9 and wine-1.5.9-222-g47b9dd1.
On wine-1.5.9 Steam works normal.

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Official release STEAM linux
by Thomas on Thursday July 5th 2012, 12:21
Great news, if it isn't mentioned before:

Valve officially claims that a Linux version of Steam will be there!

See the following statement on OMGUBUNTU:
www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/valves-gabe-newell-reiterates-steam-linux-support

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Enormous lag and resources usage
by Michal Markushnikak on Sunday April 29th 2012, 13:45
Hi, I'm using wine 1.3.28 on Ubuntu, and I've freshly installed Steam.

I've installed d3dx9 as recommended, but Steam is running incredibly slow when running it in wine, in comparison to the same machine running it in windows. Steam is using 10-40% of system resources even when completely idle and the interface is hugely choppy, even when just flipping through windows. The images load slowly.

Is there any way to improve the performance? I've merely used the automatic Winetricks install, coupled with installation of Gecko and as was mentioned the d3dx9. Still, I feel like there's something enormously wrong, because my computer gets all worked up just running the basic interface. As I said, this didn't use to be the case with Windows.

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ERROR: Failed to set file attributes, Win32 Error 5
by Alex Pavel on Sunday April 29th 2012, 13:11
I've had wine running with steam perfectly for some time now, but recently, after both updating steam and my OS from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 (which in turn upgraded my wine to version 1.4), I get the error "ERROR: Failed to set file attributes, Win32 Error 5". I have the wine folder on my windows partition (separate from my programs installed on windows, though) and I'm not sure how to fix this or what to do. I've tried re installing but it didn't work. My other games(Crysis 2 v1.0, Assassin's Creed 2 latest version), however, still work. Anyone got an idea on what I should do?

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Simple script to fix steam launch
by Maarten Lankhorst on Tuesday April 24th 2012, 2:39
I seem to have the problem that steam refuses to launch any game on a fast computer almost most all the time. It's not related to steam overlay and no information is shown except that the game starts but no window pops up and it can only be killed with kill -9.

Yesterday I finally figured out it might be due to my computer being too fast which triggers a race condition, and I created a simple burner script that seems to workaround launching:

#!/bin/bash

stopfile=$(mktemp --tmpdir burner.XXXXX)

for i in `seq 1 $(grep MHz /proc/cpuinfo | wc -l)`; do
while [ -f "$stopfile" ]; do true; done &
done

read -sn 1 -p "Press any kill to kill $stopfile" foo
echo
rm -f "${stopfile}"

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No sound withe Pulseaudio installed
by Collin on Sunday March 25th 2012, 16:56
I keep hearing the solution to this just being "uninstall pulse and the sounds will work". Well, for one thing it doesn't, for another, it seriously messes up the way I handle my VoIP clients and browsers, (Skype, Firefox, and Mumble).

So far, what I'm getting from Steam and when I launch a game, there's something that appears in the Sound Preferences's Applications tab, it says "Alsa Plugin (python 2.6)" it's on there for about a split second before it disappears or crashes. Does anybody know of a simple fix to get Alsa working properly?

Wine Version: 1.4
Distro: Linux Mint Debian Ed.

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How to SOLVE bug 21770 "Keyboard not recognized"
by Mariano on Sunday March 18th 2012, 9:33
When playing on a VD, after wine 1.3.38, sometimes, some games won't recognize the keyboard, and no matter what you do, you only have the mouse to use. The problem resides in the fact that wine is using a VD and Steam opens a VD for itself when you start the game. The only thing you need to do in order to have the main window (the game) in control, is Alt-Tab into "wine" again. :)

Sadly, there are games outside Steam that present the same issue, but this solution won't work. :/

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OpenGL problem
by Artem Vorotnikov on Saturday March 17th 2012, 20:54
On startup terminal gets spammed with this:

err:wgl:is_extension_supported No OpenGL extensions found, check if your OpenGL setup is correct!

Performance is not obviously not so great. Ubuntu 11.10 x86-64, Wine 1.4 from PPA, latest nvidia-current-updates, clean wineprefix.

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When I load Steam I get this
by David Diaz on Sunday March 11th 2012, 3:34
I compiled Wine 1.4 from source (no patches, nothing) using 32 libs. I ran steam (not installed) and it gave me this when it loaded: i.imgur.com/PhWZv.jpg

Does anyone know what causes this? And how can I fix it?

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Problems running Steam
by Austin S. Hemmelgarn on Tuesday March 6th 2012, 15:10
Whenever I try to run Steam, I get the Message 'Fatal Error: Could not load module 'bin/FileSystem_Steam.dll'.

Here is the output from 'wine Steam.exe':
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\bin\\vgui2_s.dll") failed (error c000007a).
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\bin\\vgui2_s.dll") failed (error c000007a).
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\bin\\vgui2_s.dll") failed (error c000007a).
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"OPENGL32.dll": libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:module:import_dll Loading library OPENGL32.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\bin\\vgui2_s.dll") failed (error c000007a).
Shutting down. . .

I am currently using the version of wine from the Ubuntu wine-beta personal package archive on launchpad.net

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Yesturday I have got a problem
by Zhenya on Saturday February 25th 2012, 14:29
Yesturday I have got a problem. Steam installed an update, and I can't play Portal 2. I installed Portal 2 two weeks ago in Wine 1.2-rc2, and when it crash in menu, I have been update Wine to 1.4-rc3 version.

DirectX, corefonts and Visual Basic C++ libraries are not installed. I edit regedit to disable GLSL on my NVIDIA, and disable gameoverlayrenderer in winecfg to run game. And game works fine before Steam update yesturday.

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Games Launching Is Quirky
by Christopher Cope on Thursday February 16th 2012, 15:24
This problem has been with me for as long as I've used Steam. From wine version 1.2.3 to 1.3.37. Steam with say it is preparing to launch the game, but no extra processes are started. I've tried using applaunch and disabling Steam In-Game Community, with no effect. If I go launch the games directly some of them work. However, most disable online play or just refuse to work when launched directly. The thing that confuses me the most is that this doesn't happen all of the time. If I close steam and open it up later it may or may not launch the games. No terminal errors are thrown or anything that would let me know when or why this is happening.

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Steam not updating
by Joel Webb on Wednesday February 15th 2012, 9:15
I just installed steam following the instructions. When I click on the icon the update steam window pops up but then does nothing...what can I do?

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How I do steam for steam games testing
by Maquis196 on Thursday February 9th 2012, 10:32
Just in case this suits anyone the way I do it is to have a /home/maquis196/wine_games directory and create a wine_global_steam directory in there.

Then wineprefix a dir in wine_games (like WINEPREFIX=/home/maquis196/wine_games/wine-steam-gold) and do a mount bind -o /home/maquis196/wine_games/wine_global_steam to the usual Program\ files/Steam in the wineprefix.

This way, you can share one steam install but different prefixes can use different dll's, settings, etc. A symlink won't work because steam is very fussy when it comes to installing/updating games but wont be an issue with using mount bind.

Very very good for testing a game in a fresh prefix without having to backup/restore games which can take a while.

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voice chat
by Kevin F on Saturday February 4th 2012, 10:43
I'm having trouble getting steam to find my voice input device. Are there any standard suggestions of what to try when Steam won't detect a usb audio input device? I see it's a known problem:

"Steam in-game voice-chat typically (always??) won't detect a connected microphone correctly"

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Steam msi
by Ezequiel on Tuesday January 31st 2012, 3:02
Wine tries to render the steam installer's window but it dissappears instantanly, but the installer doesn't stop. That is, installer is running in background but window crashed. How could I install it?

I use: ubunu 11.10 with wine 1.37 and two monitors (if it is important).

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Steam "Incomplete Installation" and "Completing Installation" errors
by Jeff Cook on Wednesday December 21st 2011, 0:03
If you get messages like "Completing Installation ... 1%" followed by errors like "Steam servers were too busy to fulfill your request. Error Code (2)" or "Error Code (55)", Steam is yelling at you for these reasons:

1. You are not running Steam from its normal installation path on C:\Program Files\Steam. Go into winecfg, make sure your C:\ drive is configured, and make this path exist.

2. You may think it'd be clever to symlink or something. Do NOT do this. Newer Valve games like LFD2 and Portal 2 choke to death if the folder used to access the game doesn't have certain likeable attributes (unsure what these are). A symbolic link will not fix anything, you will continue to get the same errors. You must move the Steam and steamapps folders into that path for real in order to launch.

I do not believe this is a WINE bug as many Windows configurations experience similar issues if Steam is not placed in the expected path or drive.

Spent a couple of hours struggling with this tonight. Portal 2 seems to run great after this workaround. Hope it helps someone out there.

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  • RE: Steam by Jeff Cook on Wednesday December 21st 2011, 0:05
    • RE: Steam by Brandon Dulaney on Thursday December 22nd 2011, 19:00
      • RE: Steam by Brandon Dulaney on Friday December 23rd 2011, 15:02
        • RE: Steam by Brandon Dulaney on Friday December 23rd 2011, 17:21
  • RE: Steam by P Orlov on Wednesday January 4th 2012, 11:59
Steam games not starting.
by Benjamin on Friday November 25th 2011, 6:29
When I launch any game (Tested with 4 until now, including Defcon, World of Goo and Skyrim, that should be supported) and I get the "launching game..." popup but then it just disappears and gets me back to the main steam window. The downloads are paused for a moment and then resumes, which tells me that the game isn't running anywhere, and that it just crashed.
It's been compiled with GCC 4.6. Corefonts / Allfonts have been installed, steam in-game overlay and steam community have been disable. Steam has been installed as instructed on the Steam WineHQ page.

I'm using the latest NVidia drivers with XFCE4 and Arch x86_64.

Any pointers?

Here's the log:

fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x702be, 2, 0x33d554, 4) stub
fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x702be, 3, 0x33d560, 4) stub
fixme:dwmapi:DwmSetWindowAttribute (0x702be, 4, 0x33d550, 4) stub
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"winemp3.acm": libmpg123.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
err:secur32:SECUR32_initSchannelSP TLS library not found, SSL connections will fail
err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.
err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"winealsa.drv": libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
fixme:system:SetProcessDPIAware stub!
err:wgl:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo couldn't initialize OpenGL, expect problems
err:d3d_caps:WineD3D_CreateFakeGLContext Can't find a suitable iPixelFormat.
err:d3d:InitAdapters Failed to get a gl context for default adapter
Direct3D9 is not available without OpenGL.
err:ole:RevokeDragDrop invalid hwnd (nil)
err:ole:RevokeDragDrop invalid hwnd 0x700c6
wine: Call from 0x7b83a332 to unimplemented function msvcp80.dll.??0?$ basic_fstream@DU?$char_traits@D@std@@@std@@QAE@PBDHH@Z, aborting
err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code 80000100 flags 1 addr 0x7b83a332

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Using it on x86_64 Oneiric with Intel Drivers
by Treviño on Tuesday November 1st 2011, 8:52
Using the Intel open drivers (and I also guess the ATI ones) it wasn't possible to run Steam out of the box, getting an error like:

Direct rendering is disabled, most likely your OpenGL drivers haven't been installed correctly

To avoid this you need to download the libgl1-mesa-dri i386 package from packages.ubuntu.com/oneiric/libgl1-mesa-dri extract it somewhere and then run steam with something like:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib32/mesa:/usr/lib32/dri:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH LIBGL_DRIVERS_PATH=$PATH_TO_THE_FOLDER_WHERE_YOU_EXTRACTED_THE_ABOVE_PACKAGE/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/dri wine Steam.exe

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Installation
by Jake ward on Sunday October 16th 2011, 15:37
Installing it in Linux,showing TF2 starting up as well!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OuZcdgIhT8

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Crash on startup
by Stefan on Thursday September 1st 2011, 11:06
Hi!

Suddenly Steam doesn't start anymore. This has something to do with the nvidia driver (280.13). without the nvidia driver it starts fine but i can't play anything ;)

Here the output:
$ wine Steam.exe
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
fixme:toolhelp:CreateToolhelp32Snapshot Unimplemented: heap list snapshot
fixme:toolhelp:Heap32ListFirst : stub
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {77f10cf0-3db5-4966-b520-b7c54fd35ed6} not registered
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {77f10cf0-3db5-4966-b520-b7c54fd35ed6} could be created for context 0x1
err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x7e1f62c0 "x11drv_main.c: X11DRV_CritSection" wait timed out in thread 002e, blocked by 0009, retrying (60 sec)
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module
wine: Critical section 7e1f62c0 wait failed at address 0x7bc33d0a (thread 002e), starting debugger...

Please help me out here. Tanks a lot in advance!

Best, Stefan

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problemos, officer!
by tommi saira on Monday August 29th 2011, 14:04
I am trying to get steam working on arch x86_64 and win 1.3.27 (from multilib). But when trying to login, the login validation window seems to run for a few minutes while it prints to the terminal 'fixme:winhttp:WinHttpGetIEProxyConfigForCurrentUser returning no proxy used' and eventually crashing.

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Continuing (evolving) window problems
by Anna on Tuesday July 26th 2011, 23:15
So, the problem where Wine/steam doesn't detect the mouse release (so the Window keeps following the mouse cursor) still exists in wine 1.3.25. In addition, I now have a problem that occurred some time ago recurring: All of Steam's windows flicker constantly. They disappear (i.e. become completely transparent, as opposed to turning solid black or white) and reappear several times per second.

It is possible to use Steam like this, but difficult - when the Windows happen to be 'invisible', buttons are also not clickable, so it is often necessary to click the same button several times.

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Account tab glitched fix
by Frozen Fox on Friday July 22nd 2011, 0:48
In the off chance anyone else runs into the same quirk I did, where the 'account' tab was glitched and didn't show up right, the problem is one of the files in your steamapps folder. Either sourceinit.gcf or winui.gcf, both of which appear to be created when you make an empty wineprefix and run steam for the first time. To fix this issue, basically you need to start from scratch, run steam in wine the first time, then copy everything over to the new wineprefix EXCEPT those two files. If you run steam the first time in a fresh wineprefix before copying over any files, you should see the account tab shows up properly. My guess is something in winui.gcf comes from an old version of steam, so it doesn't show up properly if you copy it over to a newer steam version. I doubt this is related to wine, but I expect someone else out there will run into this at some point given how often some of us mess with different wine folders/prefixes.

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System Profiler?
by Josh on Sunday June 19th 2011, 21:54
According to xpander69 on the Steam (Powered) User Forums, the system profiler now works with 1.3.22.

If so, this represents a fairly significant step, and will hopefully make Wine users visible in the hardware survey.

dl.dropbox.com/u/28788188/Screenshot-27.jpg

Confirmation, thoughts, comments?

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Multiple windows
by florent on Sunday June 5th 2011, 16:21
I have exaclty the same problem than mAd mURDOCK

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Steam closes itself at startup
by Will on Saturday May 21st 2011, 18:30
I start up steam and it loads. As soon as steam opens up, it closes.

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Bug assignment
by quaker on Friday May 20th 2011, 9:25
Can some maintainer here assign this bug to the application? It's not only TF2 specific. This bug happens not in Steam client itself, it happens in Steam ingame overlay, for every game, in the same way as it happens in most of Source engine games except the ones based on old Source releases like Lost Coast or HL: Source.
bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19522

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Steam crashes after it connects to the account
by Theon144 on Friday May 20th 2011, 6:47
Relevant log here: pastebin.com/6481GE7K
I'm using Debian Testing (Wheezy), and wine from the ubuntu maverick ppa.

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steam with gnome3 and gnome-shell
by mAd mURDOCK on Tuesday May 17th 2011, 10:02
when using steam with wine on gnome3 (archlinux testing repo), all steam windows get mirrored / tiled endlessly to the right and bottom.

more easy to explain with a screenshot: i52.tinypic.com/15horqf.jpg

this is just cosmetic, but it sure does handling steam much more annoying. anyone got an idea how to fix this?

wine 1.3.20 running here with gnome-shell 3.0.1

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Different Window Problem
by Yankee on Wednesday May 11th 2011, 16:29
I'm having a strange problem with Steam. When I grab the top of the window to try to move it around the screen, or to my secondary monitor, as soon as I let go of the mouse, Steam will jump to a random point on the screen. It sometimes even goes offscreen, and I have to kill the process and restart Steam to get the window back. I don't use the command to run Steam in it's own window (I think the command is something like "wine desktop=1024x768" or something similar), but maybe I have to? Here's the command the launcher is using:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/yankee/.wine" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/yankee/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/Desktop/Steam.lnk

Running Ubuntu "Natty Narwhal" 11.04 x64 Desktop

Specs:

Mainboard - Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHz
Video - NVidia 8800 GTS (with "version current" drivers)
Memory - 4GB Total, 2x 2GB 800MHz

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Installing allfonts with winetricks
by Bobby on Sunday April 24th 2011, 21:43
When trying to install allfonts using winetricks, I got the same 404 and "opensymbol failed" response as a few other people. My problem was that my winetricks script was out of date. I checked the version number on the couple of winetricks files in my home folder; there was "winetricks," but there was also "winetricks.1" and "winetricks.2". I checked the version numbers, and the original one was an older file, while my "winetricks.1" file was the up-to-date. Fix: make sure your latest version of winetricks is named "winetricks" and not "winetricks.". Then downloading allfonts works perfectly.

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Buying Games
by Josh on Wednesday April 20th 2011, 1:23
Can the howto be updated? I've had no problems with buying games on Steam (have bought maybe half a dozen)?

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Steam Guard
by Maquis196 on Wednesday April 13th 2011, 17:12
Hi all, I'm just wondering, has anyone figured out a fix for steam guard? I don't see any mention of it and having to put in a code everytime I load up steam got old really quick :)

Having had my steam account hacked once before I would prefer to use it but alas I disabled it, if anyone figures out a way to keep it on and to keep whatever token enables it then please let me know!

Cheers,
Maq

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by tyler on Sunday April 3rd 2011, 23:33
what were to happen if i bought a game not in browser?
is there anyway to play that game?

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by tyler on Sunday April 3rd 2011, 23:33
what were to happen if i bought a game not in browser?
is there anyway to play that game?

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  • RE: by Evan Goers on Monday April 4th 2011, 1:04
    • RE: by tyler on Monday April 4th 2011, 19:29
      • RE: by Collin on Monday April 4th 2011, 20:03
        • RE: by tyler on Wednesday April 6th 2011, 22:54
          • RE: by Jouni Järvinen on Thursday May 19th 2011, 7:59
Recently updating Debian causes Steam to spawn steamerrorrepor with Steam crashing
by Collin on Monday March 14th 2011, 16:02
I just recently updated Debian and now I can't get steam to run anymore. Steamerrorrepor shows up in the System Monitor, but does nothing but crashes my Steam.

This might be because of that New Steam Guard protection. And every time I attempt to login, it always states that I'm on a new computer.

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Symlinking Steam onto other storage media
by Jouni Järvinen on Tuesday March 8th 2011, 11:55
Since my EeePC900 has slow 16GB SSD, I want to place some programs to an SD card but symlinking prevents Steam from starting by simply giving me msgbox with text "Failed to start".

Is this possible at all ?

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Steam failing to display certain dialogs
by WindPower on Wednesday March 2nd 2011, 8:56
Any HTML-based dialog (news pop-up, patch notes, bottom section on download dialogs, and installation license agreements) all crash Steam as soon as they appear. This prevents Steam from starting if you have news pop-ups on (which is on by default, so a default install will crash), completely prevents installing games with a license agreement, and prevent Steam client updates because the update notice instantly crash Steam.

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GameOverlayRenderer Bug Fix
by Artur hoOmE on Tuesday March 1st 2011, 23:26
Some people, like me, have the problem with the gameoverlayrenderer.dll on steam, and have to turn off Steam Community InGame to play the games. I solved this problem.

You need to acess winecfg and add a new application on aplications tab, select steam.exe on steam folder.

with the steam.exe selected in aplications, go to libraries and add a new Library Substituction named: gameoverlayrender and set to disabled.

Head back to aplications, select default configuration and make sure that gameoverlayrenderer isn't present there.

Now open your steam, the steam program gona to igore the gameoverlay renderer but the game itself not, so, the game gonna open with the Steam Community InGame.

I don't know where post this tutorial, so, i post here in comments.

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All steam games refuse to launch
by Collin on Monday February 14th 2011, 19:37
fixme:ole:CoResumeClassObjects stub
fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.
fixme:urlmon:URLMoniker_BindToObject use running object table

As of Wine 1.3.13, all of my steam games contain the error "This game is currently unavailable. Please try again at another time." The above is a post of the terminal output.

Running Debian Squeeze, 9800GT, C2Q6600, Drivers 195xx

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Problem with Winetricks package download
by Rashkavar on Sunday February 13th 2011, 6:27
Running Debian unstable, Wine 1.3.13, and attempting to download the fonts packages using the "sh winetricks corefonts allfonts tahoma gecko gecko-dbg vcrun2005" command as given in the procedure. If "allfonts" is excluded, the remaining packages install normally, but with "allfonts," after successfully downloading a couple of hundred fonts, it encounters the following error:

Executing wget -O ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb
--2011-02-13 04:16:40-- ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb
Resolving ftp.us.debian.org... 128.30.2.36, 64.50.233.100, 35.9.37.225, ...
Connecting to ftp.us.debian.org|128.30.2.36|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2011-02-13 04:16:40 ERROR 404: Not Found.

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Note: command 'wget -O ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb' returned status 8. Aborting.
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opensymbol failed
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This error causes the command to stop. By looking at the error message, I checked the ftp server being accessed, and while the ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ folder exists, it does not contain the file being accessed; instead of "ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb," it has "ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11+squeeze2_all.deb". This is likely an updated version of the file, but it causes problems with the download.

As some fonts were installed and I am quite certain Steam does not call for everything contained in something with such a broad name as "allfonts," I ignored the error and continued with the installation. Installation proceeded normally, and the login screen works fine, but after the dialog attempting to log on to Steam, the program simply cuts off.

Presumably the two errors are linked. Is there some way to either have the sh winetricks command ignore errors or redirect it to this alternate opensymbol file?

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wine trick packages error
by nikolaj on Thursday February 10th 2011, 3:24
when i try to install the wine trick packages it gives me this error message.
Note: command 'wget -O ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/o/openoffice.org/ttf-opensymbol_3.2.1-11_all.deb' returned status 8. Aborting.
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opensymbol failed


plz help me, what should i do to not get this message

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Winetricks
by Collin on Wednesday February 2nd 2011, 15:58
I open Steam in the command prompt, attempt to create a new account, (As well as just logging into an account, Steam appears for a split second.) I get this message.

fixme:dbghelp:elf_search_auxv can't find symbol in module

My guess is that the opensymbol text format hasn't been found in the repository, causing a fresh install of Steam to not work properly anymore. Anybody know of a fix for this? Installing it from synaptic doesn't work either.

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Completing installation failes
by Nickolas Fox on Sunday January 16th 2011, 22:26
I resolve some strange attitude during restoring some of my steam games with wine-1.3.11. The problem appears when the game is downloaded of installed but when i'm trying to play the game steam runs "Completing Installation" dialogue. It hangs for a while then steam says that "Incomplete installation of DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (or Left 4 Dead 2)"

first game I tried to install Super Meat Boy on the same with help of restoring a copy being backup and it worked well and it still works.

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running game from kde menu
by xamil on Friday January 7th 2011, 19:16
I'm trying to figure how to run games from wine submenu in kde menu. When I try to run game this way nothing happens. So I looked into menu entry and it looks for example like that:
env WINEPREFIX="/home/users/Arvenil/.wine" wine winebrowser rungameid/20820

I tried to run this from console (wine winebrowser rungameid/20820) and nothing happens. Then I tried to run a webpage in same way (wine winebrowser www.google.com) and it worked - a google webpage opened in my firefox. So I tried to run rungameid/20820 directly from firefox and it worked - game launched. But still runing wine winebrowser rungameid/20820 doesn't work and doesn't emit any error. Any idea how to debug this?

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torrent client + steam = unable to connect
by tom v on Sunday January 2nd 2011, 8:03
if you're having trouble connecting to steam or downloading games try quitting/pausing your torrent client. I have always had trouble connecting, where I have to click retry many times to connect and I just realized that it only happens when transmission is running. when installing games it will say the steam content servers are too busy. starting the torrent client after the game is downloading or after logging in to steam causes no problems.

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Notes outdated?
by Kelytha on Tuesday November 30th 2010, 8:15
Shouldn't the notes be updated at some point? It says that the in-game overlays should be disabled because they crash games, which have never happened to me actually on any computers where I installed Steam on Wine in the last six months or so. Or am I just lucky?

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Problems launching Source games since Nov 16th Steam Update Solution
by Mike on Tuesday November 23rd 2010, 11:54
Pull up winecfg then go to the Libraries tab. Add new with name 'gameoverlayrenderer' set to disabled.

Solution was scraped from ' www.codeweavers.com/support/wiki/CXGamesApp_SteamSourceGames'

Enjoy

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STEAM - Fedora 14 x64
by Ryan on Monday November 22nd 2010, 18:14
Tried to install with much google searching and stuffing around I can get the app to launch and I was able to start it once without it crashing, but every other time it opens the screen and crashes. What I tried:

Winetricks...doesn't work in x64, so not able to install most things

Tahoma font: solved the crash after initial load where the CellID: nothing beat our initial best time of 7 MS point message was displayed

Regkey for Video Memory Size: solved issue where STEAM would logon and crash straight away without displaying anything

Where I'm at now is I can logon, steam loads, gets to the point of trying to load the store, and then crashes to desktop, last error output from wine is about being unable to determine the processor information. So I've given up on using steam except within a VM

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steam games wont start up
by elliot on Thursday November 18th 2010, 11:49
im useing linux ubuntu 10.10 on my alienware m11x i had to remove my windows 7 cause it would not start up so when i go to steam steam loads up but when i go play america's army it dose'nt load it wont say preparing to start up america's army like when you start up a game normal i have wine 1.2 and PlayOnLinux that is were i downloaded steam on PlayOnLinux but i got wolfenstien to work the online version but no games wont work at all i followed you steps please help me i want to play america's army so much.

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Steasm and manually compiled wine
by Marcus Hambraeus on Wednesday November 3rd 2010, 18:39
I'm having some trouble with steam and a manually compiled wine. Each time that I'm using a manually compiled wine version, steam will crash when it should get to displaying the login-window (it patches just fine, asks me to install the service if I've chosen w7 as windows version, otherwise skips this step.). It also spawns steamerrorreporter.exe, and the Steam.exe process is still there, but nothing happens.

If I resort to install wine from the ppa, steam works as it should. I've installed all the stuff through winetricks, checked bug reports and everything, but still can't solve the problem. Ideas? Need more info?

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fonts problems...
by ariel on Monday November 1st 2010, 11:15
ariel@ariel-System-Product-Name:~$ sh winetricks corefonts allfonts tahoma gecko gecko-dbg vcrun2005
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sha1sum mismatch! Rename /home/ariel/.cache/winetricks/./arial32.exe and try again.

any solution?

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slow scrolling
by Liam Dawe on Sunday October 31st 2010, 6:57
Does anyone else have extremely slow scrolling when looking at the news in steam? Shouldn't this be smooth as it's just a browser page?

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Steam Store
by Lilltiger on Thursday October 28th 2010, 17:52
I am confirming that the steam store works in "wine-1.3.4"
I bought Civ5 and downloaded it throught the steam client.

The game wont start throught steam thought, I hae to go to the game folder and start it there, but when doing that it log's in to steam, updates the game and runs it just fine.

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Crash after login with Wine 1.3.5 on Kubuntu 10.04 AMD64
by Richard Gionfriddo on Sunday October 24th 2010, 7:55
Steam installs fine, updates fine, as I followed the instructions for winetricks...and I get as far as the log in screen...

I press the log in button, it says connecting to my account...

and then steam crashes. It does this invariably every time.

A little help?

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Bizarre
by Benjamin Lawrence on Saturday October 9th 2010, 3:06
Running nVidia drivers 195 - I'll have the technicals for it in time, but just found that Steam.exe kept locking up while trying to log in.

It was solved, instantly, on the loading of my nVidia X Server Settings manager. Have been playing with it, and it's happened over and over again. Anything that people want me to look at or record?

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by Aniruddha on Saturday September 25th 2010, 4:04
After installing steam it stays minimized. Terminal output shows:

CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 9 MS

It worked before on the same machine (Debian Squeeze amd64). Is there a fix for this?

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Crash at startup
by Marcus Hambraeus on Friday September 3rd 2010, 13:05
I've got some trouble getting this running. When I launch steam, it tries for some time (10 seconds? 20?), and then just exists. When I start it with the terminal I get this output:

CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
fixme:urlmon:CoInternetSetFeatureEnabled 5, 0x00000002, 1, stub
fixme:urlmon:CoInternetSetFeatureEnabled 10, 0x00000002, 1, stub
Assert( Assertion Failed: m_hIOCP ):.\completionportmanager.cpp:31

fixme:threadpool:RtlQueueWorkItem Flags 0x4 not supported
CellID: CSDS returned 162 servers.
CellID: Connecting to 119.167.242.108:27031. . .
CellID: Connect to 119.167.242.108:27031 took 428 MS
CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 19 MS
err:ntdll:RtlpWaitForCriticalSection section 0x7bca5884 "loader.c: loader_section" wait timed out in thread 005e, blocked by 0050, retrying (60 sec)
err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000194 flags 0 addr 0x7bc3592b

What am I doing wrong? :/

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Steam installer crashes
by Rasmus on Thursday August 26th 2010, 3:05
when running winetricks steam i get the following error. I am running wine 1.3


fixme:advapi:LookupAccountNameW (null) L"flexo" (nil) 0x32f160 (nil) 0x32f164 0x32f158 - stub
fixme:advapi:LookupAccountNameW (null) L"flexo" 0x160cc0 0x32f160 0x160db8 0x32f164 0x32f158 - stub
err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"MsiPublishAssemblies" returned 1627
err:msi:ITERATE_Actions Execution halted, action L"ExecuteAction" returned 1627

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08/19/2010 Steam Client Update breaking many games?
by SPAMMER on Friday August 20th 2010, 18:14
On August 19 2010 (yesterday as of this posting) there was a steam client update:
store.steampowered.com/news/4228/

For me, it seems to break many games, including Red Orchestra, Killing Floor, Unreal Tournament 3, Counter Strike Source, Day of Defeat Source, Team Fortress 2, Zombie Panic: Source, Portal, Half Life 2 (and both episodes).

The first three are Unreal Engine based games and they hang seconds after starting them (the splash screen might show up at most), whereas the rest are based on the Source Engine (Source Engine 15 Build 4274/4295 aka "orangebox") and fail on starting a single player level, or clicking past Ok to close the motd after joining a server in the multiplayer games.

I've tried using wine-1.3.0, and wine-1.3.1 and I've tried a new wineprefix, and fresh steam installation. I've tried veriying and defragging the game caches in Steam. In either prefix, Steam Community is disabled, and hl2.exe is set to windows version 98. I'm using Nvidia driver 256.35 -- although I suspect this isn't a graphics/d3d problem. My distro is slackware 13.1, and wine was compiled from git with gcc-4.4.4 with CFLAGS="-O2 -march=native".

The games that continue to work are FarCry, Insurgency and Half Life 2 Deathmatch. The latter two running on an older version of the Source engine (Source Engine 7 Build 4044). These games don't use webkit for rendering the in game motds (unlike css/tf2/dods/zps), so the recent changes to webkit in the update _may_ be a point of contention -- although that doesn't seem to explain the UnrealEngine games failing directly on startup, nor the single-player Half-Life 2/Episodes/Portal hanging a second or two after loading a level.

I'll proceed to do my best to debug, and hopefully I can pastebin commonalities in error output. I'd like to do this and hopefully get others here to confirm this before I open a bug report. Thank you.

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Incredible ram hog!!!
by Emils on Monday August 16th 2010, 3:39
Hello, I am using the stable version of wine (1.2), compiled from source, running on a custom 64 bit kernel with BFS, ubuntu 10.04 on an athlon 64 x2 5000+, 1024 mb of ram and a 8600gt. I installed Steam just yesterday, and I immediately noticed the ram usage, it uses 130-250 mb of ram, which frankly is too much for a system with only one gig of memory. And it is quite slow. Is there a patch or a tweak that could lower the memory usage ? Or is it just the webkit based browser of Steam that's using so much memory ?

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Another fix for "Cannot connect to Steam network"
by Ivan Vučica on Wednesday August 11th 2010, 12:28
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, without any updates (installed yesterday, will update immediately after this)

The fix that involves writing to /etc/sysctl.cfg mentioned in the Howto helped me not the "Steam takes too long to start" problem. It has in fact helped me with Steam's inability to connect to its servers.

Since I did not want to change system settings, I used a temporary fix. (I presume it will affect the system only until restart.) As the root, I ran

echo 131072 > /proc/sys/net/core/rmem_max
echo 131072 > /proc/sys/net/core/wmem_max

Afterwards, Steam managed to connect to its servers.

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USB microphone not working
by James on Monday August 9th 2010, 2:37
I can't get steam to use my USB microphone. I tried running the windows version of audacity, just to make sure the mic worked with wine in general, and it worked fine.

This is in Gentoo amd64, with wine 1.2.

I have the following registry key entries:
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[Software\\Wine\\Alsa Driver]
"AutoScanCards"="N"
"DeviceCount"="1"
"DevicePCM1"="default"
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My .asoundrc:
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pcm.!default {
type asym
playback.pcm {
type plug
slave.pcm "hw:0,0"
}
capture.pcm {
type plug
slave.pcm "hw:1,0"
}
=====
hw:0,0 is a USB Headphone DAC/Amp and hw:1,0 is my Logitech AK5370 microphone. Any ideas?

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Message windows don't appear properly (FIX)
by Damian Pound on Saturday August 7th 2010, 17:02
When someone sends a message to you and you don't already have a message window up for that person, the message window will show up as a steam icon in the upper left corner. Resizing it does nothing, to fix it you have to minimize it them restore it or close it and reopen it via the friends menu.

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Won't start in 1.2, no error
by Drew on Thursday July 29th 2010, 2:00
So I just installed Wine 1.2 on a multilib Slackware64 box. After this, I installed Steam via Winetricks(following the instructions on this page to a t). Install goes ok, but after it updates it never opens and just uses 50% of my processor(never more or less, but exactly that). I tried the reinstall tip which is suggested above, but after countless reinstalls there is no change whatsoever.

There are other comments about this same issue, but they haven't been touched since May and do not have a solution attached to them, so I figured I'd start a new one.

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Crash
by Wrinkled Cheese on Wednesday July 28th 2010, 19:39
Hey everyone,
I followed the instructions to install the latest steam using winetricks and I was happy when I saw the Steam Store window, along with the main steam window, pop up. But before anything rendered it crashed.

This is when it launches for the first time after install.

I got these two error lines when it crashed:
err:ole:RevokeDragDrop invalid hwnd (nil)
err:ole:RevokeDragDrop invalid hwnd 0x10134

Along with several of these:
fixme:threadpool:RtlQueueWorkItem Flags 0x4 not supported

I am using an nVidia card(GeForce 6 series) with the 195 series drivers.

When I try to run the application from the menu, it lets me log in but before the "Connecting Steam Account: USRENAME..." window, it crashes.

When I run wine Steam.exe I get:
CellID: CSDS returned 165 servers.
CellID: Connecting to 79.141.160.2:27031. . .
CellID: Connect to 79.141.160.2:27031 took 152 MS
CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 31 MS
fixme:wbemprox:wbem_locator_ConnectServer 0x19b7a0, L"ROOT\\CIMV2", (null), (null), (null), 0x00000080, (null), (nil), 0x32ed9e0)
err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {77f10cf0-3db5-4966-b520-b7c54fd35ed6} not registered
err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {77f10cf0-3db5-4966-b520-b7c54fd35ed6} could be created for context 0x1

I have tried deleting the ClientRegistry.blob file and that didn't do anything other than force it to update itself again.

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  • RE: Crash by Wrinkled Cheese on Wednesday July 28th 2010, 19:40
  • RE: Crash by Wrinkled Cheese on Wednesday July 28th 2010, 20:12
    • RE: Crash by Wrinkled Cheese on Wednesday July 28th 2010, 20:14
  • RE: Crash by Wrinkled Cheese on Wednesday July 28th 2010, 20:38
Problem With 1.2 Release
by Berillions on Monday July 19th 2010, 2:19
Hello,

I have a problem with the new release of Wine. The update succeeded but after to login at Steam (User + password), i see the general Steam's windows but after 5s, Steam crash and close alone.

I don't understand because with Wine

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RC7 slowdown
by Jan Kaláb on Saturday July 10th 2010, 3:00
Steam is much slower in RC7 then in RC6.

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Steam game backups
by Anthony Serna on Monday July 5th 2010, 18:34
I just wanted to say that installing / restoring a game from a Steam game file backup works on Wine 1.2 RC6.

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Steam just won't work...
by Kenny on Thursday June 24th 2010, 10:54
I have tried everything that has been posted up here and Steam still won't work. I install and everything goes fine, then when it updates it starts as a green window and crashes at 26%, two seconds later it reopens as a grey window and crashes after the update completes, then nothing happens, when I go to open steam it shows a box in the bar at the bottom of the screen and that crashes too. Also when it crashes I see this message in the terminal:


fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 157 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 11540
Current serial number in output stream: 11540

Can anyone help me with this, I am pretty new to Linux.

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"not enough space" & can't install after "uninstall"
by Indelible Bonobo on Wednesday June 16th 2010, 19:45
I first installed Steam with defaults and it worked just great. I wanted to try first Civ III, but the installer reported "not enough space" - it found less than 1.5 GB, and I had more than 10 GB free on my /home partition. Nonetheless, I deleted some crap, but it still did not work. I then decided to uninstall Steam and try to reinstall on a different "drive". The uninstall went uneventfully but the Steam icon was left on the desktop. I then tried to reinstall, and could not.

On subsequent attempts I am asked "Are you ready to have the Installation Wizard continue the installation?", I say yes, then an "install" happens very quickly, then I get a message titled "Steam has been successfully installed." with "Steam will now continue installation." inside. Clicking "Finish" closes the window, but nothing else happens. Wineserver, services.exe and winedevice.exe die soon thereafter.

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  • RE: by Drew on Saturday July 31st 2010, 13:34
    • RE: by Kris Blackhall on Saturday July 31st 2010, 13:48
need help :(
by Steve Marmen on Wednesday June 16th 2010, 16:09
I am running newest version of wine, but i am sure somewhere i am messing up. When I click steam it updates 100% then it just sits there on what should be the login screen and does nothing. I dont see anything on my desktop but steam shows up as running on my task bar. I dont have direct X installed yet. I am a linux n00b but would really like if someone could give me step by step instructions on how to do every detail.thanks

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Steam Updates and Crashes
by Cardin on Tuesday June 15th 2010, 21:21
I installed the latest Steam.msi. However when I try to launch it, Steam stucks at the 0% update, and subsequently silently crashes. I've tried running on XP and 7 compatibility to no success.

No winetricks. Latest Wine.

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Windows don't closes
by Lorenzo on Monday June 14th 2010, 8:59
When i do some work on steam interface i can't close the main windows or the friends window using the 'x' button.
When i click on the 'x' button the window disappear but after 1 second it reappears. On windows it don't happen...

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steam keeps downloading games on its own...?
by william on Tuesday June 1st 2010, 13:21
Steam seems to want me to download and install TF2 and Portal, every time i delete the local content then restart, it shows up as download paused... gets kinda annoying, bug maybe?

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Slow
by Duane on Monday May 31st 2010, 2:46
The Steam interface seems to run slow. Everything works, but it just takes a second to do it. The only problem I found with Steam was that the taskbar icon is missing.

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work flawlessly
by antonio on Thursday May 27th 2010, 7:43
I wanted to confirm that with wine-1.2.rc1 steam is working superb. without needing any dll override. I just run winetricks steam.

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Crashes
by Ralesk N on Wednesday May 26th 2010, 18:49
The new Steam client crashes every single time after I login and the browser or the update news window appears. Even with a fresh .wine dir :(

And no sign of trouble on the terminal...

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  • RE: Crashes by Brandon Tomlinson on Thursday May 27th 2010, 8:12
    • RE: Crashes by CeePhour on Saturday June 12th 2010, 16:11

by Mike Swanson on Sunday May 23rd 2010, 23:02
Yes, you'll have to remove your ~/.wine and start from scratch. Remember to go into ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam and move the steamapps folder out (which contains all your games) before you delete it all! After you install Steam again, move the folder back before logging into Steam.

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  • RE: by Mike Swanson on Sunday May 23rd 2010, 23:03
games not working without fresh directx install
by N/A on Thursday May 20th 2010, 5:02
i use PoL to run steam and evrything is cool, except i cant play games without a fresh reinstall of the directx dll's every time i relaunch, it there a possible winetricks thing i could do, or a patch?

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by Hit in the Head on Tuesday May 18th 2010, 16:19
Wow, that's strange!

I've only experienced it not present (a transparent box) when not syncing or updating. This was on multiple installs clean and upgrading from the old beta - ubuntu 9 and 10.

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Steam windows do not move to where you drag them.
by Benjamin Xiao on Monday May 17th 2010, 12:18
Whenever I move Steam windows around by dragging them, they always teleport to somewhere else other than where I dragged them to. Is anyone else experiencing this problem?

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Steam fonts are messed up.
by Benjamin Xiao on Monday May 17th 2010, 12:16
All of the fonts in steam are very aliased and italicized. Which fonts do I need to install in order to get the fonts in the new Steam UI to display correctly? I don't want to use winetricks as I don't like how it messes up the wineprefix.

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Steam installs and seems to run until first update
by Wrinkled Cheese on Friday May 14th 2010, 17:00
Hey everyone,

I'm a bit confused as to why steam seems to be running but I get no GUI.

I'm running Slackware 64 with multi-lib for wine 32-bit compatibility. I installed wine and everything seemed to go okay. The first time Steam ran it said updating steam and went to 24% then closed and then came back at 33% and the window colour changed from green to dark grey. It gets to 100% updating but Steam.exe keeps running. Now when I run the command provided in this appdb entry or if I just click on the Steam icon in the KDE wine menu entry. Steam runs, and uses nearly 100% processor, but nothing comes up, IE a GUI. So I tried running the command used by the KDE menu entry item at command line and I get the same thing as if I use the command:

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam && WINEDEBUG=-all wine steam -applaunch 240

The KDE menu entry command is:
env WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.wine" wine "start" /Unix "/home/username/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/username/Start Menu/Programs/Steam/Steam.lnk"

These both produce this outputs as well as a process called steam(appdb recommended command) or Steam.exe(menu item):
appdb recommended command
CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
CellID: CSDS returned 165 servers.
CellID: Connecting to 119.167.242.114:27031. . .
CellID: Connect to 119.167.242.114:27031 took 336 MS
CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 33 MS

KDE menu entry:
fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00000100
fixme:exec:SHELL_execute flags ignored: 0x00004100
username@machinename:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam$ CellID: Fetching server list from CSDS. . .
fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000100, 00000000): partial stub.
CellID: CSDS returned 164 servers.
CellID: Connecting to 208.111.158.51:27031. . .
CellID: Connect to 208.111.158.51:27031 took 73 MS
CellID: Nothing beat our old best time of 33 MS
fixme:dbghelp:MiniDumpWriteDump NIY MiniDumpWithDataSegs

I'm tempted to wait for a day or so just to make sure it's not doing something that takes a long time in the background.

I am running Wine 1.1.44
I have a GeForce 6200 using the latest nVidia driver, as of a week ago or so: 195.36.24

I had wine running steam and counterstrike source 5 years ago under the same distro, Slackware, although my version back then was 9.0 or 10.0. I am curious as to what I should do to get this to work properly. As you can tell there aren't any errors that I can Google or search for so I'm asking questions and hope someone knows the answer. I can provide you with any information you need.

I tried installing it manually by running the wine msiexec /a SteamInstall.msi. I tried using winetricks but everything ends in the exact same behaviour except the slight difference mentioned above.

I posted this in an obsolete thread by accident.

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Steam 2010 and webkit crashing, Game Icons
by SPAMMER on Monday May 10th 2010, 22:10
Finally fiqured out how to make my steam installation to stop crashing when I tried to access any functionality that used webkit!

You need the Arial.TTF font (or 'corefonts' from winetricks). I don't like to use clutter my wineprefix with redistributables, and extra font files etc. For those like me, know that you need to install this font apparently. Other than vcrun2005, and the Arial.TTF font my wineprefix is quite clean.

Also, someone mentioned that steam is not properly creating desktop icons. After fixing the new steam, I installed portal, and the Portal.desktop file is created, incomplete:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Portal
Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/byteframe/.wine" wine "winebrowser" rungameid/400
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true

Also, the icon file is not created in $HOME/.local/share/icons. (Anybody got the portal icon?)

Here is the desktop file for Counter Strike source installed from before steam upgraded to the new version:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Counter-Strike Source
Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/byteframe/.wine" wine "C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steam.exe" -applaunch 240
Type=Application
StartupNotify=true
Path=/home/byteframe/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Steam
Icon=/home/byteframe/.local/share/icons/2bc3_d5313c390eebdbc4480787826ccc24ef39c97ed7.png

It looks like the new steam is creating icons that start the game using the "" url-thingy.

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Can't connect anymore
by Mrcl Pfffr on Saturday May 8th 2010, 15:10
Since yesterday I can't connect to Steam anymore.
Tried it with 1.1.41 & .44. Different Windows versions didn't change it.

Every time I start Steam it asks me to install the service component - I accept it. I don't think this works properly but there is no error message. And it didn't stop Steam from connecting before.

Afterwards Steam tells me it can't connect. Offline mode works great.
Log: pastebin.com/3EdN9FVJ

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X server crashing/restarting?
by william on Wednesday May 5th 2010, 2:52
Update to the newest NVIDIA drivers (currently 195.x)

for instructions on how to install them go here:
ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1330639

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Fix the missing steam icon
by Frozen Fox on Tuesday May 4th 2010, 3:31
Thanks to an awesome poster at the steam forums, "Hit in the Head", there's a workaround for the steam icon being completely missing.

[Shortened and paraphrased]

Open $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Steam/Public, right-click steam_tray.ico and open it with Gimp. Simply File->Save As, and overwrite the original, with default settings. You can remove the layers you don't like to change the icon to one of the others available. Note the background of the icon is still non-transparent when I tried, but I believe that's a wine bug, and it's better than no icon for sure.

So now minus the background quirk, after the workarounds mentioned in my previous posts here, the only issue I've noticed is the windows sometimes don't close. This can be worked around by minimizing them first, then right clicking their systrem tray entry and clicking close there. Obnoxious, but not a showstopper.

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STEAM beta missing icons
by André Fettouhi on Thursday April 22nd 2010, 14:24
Has anyone noticed that when installing games with the new STEAM beta that the desktop links do not work and that the icons are missing?

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Xserver crash
by Jan Kaláb on Thursday April 22nd 2010, 3:17
This morning I updated wine and Steam, and when I start it, it crashes mys Xserver and I have to login again. Is it just me, or is there anyone else with this issue?

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"Fix" for load-time crash
by Frozen Fox on Saturday April 3rd 2010, 12:11
After following others' advice to set winecfg to run in windows 7 mode, steam started to load but crashed a few seconds after getting to the intro screen. It seems installing 'allfonts' and 'allcodecs' with default settings with winetricks fixed this, and steam is working perfectly minus being a bit slow.

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  • RE: by Frozen Fox on Saturday April 3rd 2010, 12:14
  • RE: by Frozen Fox on Saturday April 3rd 2010, 12:17
Steam Community
by RussianNeuroMancer on Monday March 8th 2010, 16:45
Steam Community work in beta?

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Workaround
by John Faulkner on Thursday February 25th 2010, 6:34
Found a workaround. Mark steam.exe to run in Windows 7 mode and it'll render fine. You'll get an annoying message about installing the steam service every time you start but it works fine.

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how to revert?
by Craig on Thursday February 25th 2010, 5:32
so, once you've made the dumb mistake of running the new beta without *first* checking the appdb, how do you revert back to the old UI?

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