Issues with Steam Server Lists
#1 Posted 15 February 2006 - 03:46 AM
I'm not really sure how long this has been going on, but every time I open up the server list in cs:s, I only get about 400-450 servers. I don't have any filters on that might be tuning down the number of servers that I see, but maybe I did something to cause this...anyway, even when I try to join one of the servers I see, I get an error saying that many of these servers have no one in them, even when the server list clearly says that they're populated.
I looked all over the Steam help section, couldn't find anything. I also searched all over these forums, couldn't find anything that was like what I'm seeing. Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance for taking the time to read what took me about twenty seconds to write.
G-Man Personal Aid
#2 Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:17 AM
#3 Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:29 AM
X= the drive letter to where you have Steam installed.
Do you have any other software (firewall or other) that you have installed for security purposes? If yes, what are they?
Have you validated your GCF files just i case something is corrupted?
There is always the unpopular un-install/re-install.
Good luck. If all else fails, submit a ticket to Valve or post on the Steam forums where you are more likely to get help.
#4 Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:31 AM
- strangely, deleting clientregistry.blob raised my server count to 905...I expected it to either work or not haha, but any improvement is fantastic. Thanks.
- i don't have any other software.
- how do i validate these gcf files?
- Now it's showing 2200 servers, so I'm going to assume that that was the problem. Thanks a ton, trooper.
#5 Posted 15 February 2006 - 04:34 AM
I should note. When you delete that file and then log into Steam, do not panic. Steam will have to re-update things and re-create that file. Just a heads up.