Trying to open Steam I get the message Steam cannot connect
Out of absolutely nowhere, my FM12 stops working. Trying to open Steam I get the message "Steam cannot connect, it needs to be online", or some-such. After trying everything I could find, I decided to delete everything linked to FM12 and buy the game again (a couple of months later) with the summer sale, seeing as it only cost £12. After going through the whole process, I get the same message! BTW, I have a 13 inch MP, which apparently Steam have a poor grasp of. I'm disgusted, TBH, out of nowhere, through no fault of my own, I've wasted about £45, a complete joke.
Mac - 'Steam needs to be online to update' but I am already online
Follow these instructions if you are on a Mac and you get a popup stating "Steam needs to be online to update", even though you are already connected to the internet.
*Please note that on Mac OS X Lion the Macintosh HD is hidden: Open a Finder window then at the top click on 'Go' then 'Go to folder' which should be second from bottom. Finally, type in '~/Library'. That will bring up your Library and you can now follow the steps below.
1. Remove the registry.vdf file:
- Go to Finder
- Go to Macintosh HD
- Go to Users
- Go to your home (Shape of a house) folder
- Go to Library
- Go to Application Support
- Go to Steam
- Delete the file registry.vdf
Thanks Manden I'll try that after what I'm trying ATM, I re-downloaded Steam with a different account and I'm not sure I used that account the first time I tried to load Steam. Long-shot but... really fancy some FM too, haven't played since christmas!
Date/Time: 2012-07-14 20:43:01.583 -0400
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7 (11A511s)
Report Version: 9
Interval Since Last Report: 258974 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 4
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 105908 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 2
Anonymous UUID: EC23131D-6763-44CB-82B7-193B5ADF69AC
Crashed Thread: 6 IOPollingHelperThread
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000028
VM Regions Near 0x28:
--> __PAGEZERO 0000000000000000-0000000000001000 [ 4K] ---/--- SM=NUL /Users/USER/Library/Application Support/Skype/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/osx32/steam
__TEXT 0000000000001000-0000000000353000 [ 3400K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /Users/USER/Library/Application Support/Skype/Steam.app/Contents/MacOS/osx32/steam
Application Specific Information:
objc: garbage collection is OFF